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  • Green Valley Lake microcystins levels high

    Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) has identified a hepatotoxin, called microcystin toxin, in Green Valley Lake near Creston in Union County. ...
    July 2, 2015 - 3:37 pm
  • Prime Time Connection to host luncheon

    Creston Prime Time Connection, affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries, invites all women to a luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at First United M ...
    July 2, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • New pregnancy resource center opens today

    Lc Clinic, Creston’s new nonprofit pregnancy resource center, will open its doors 2 p.m. today at 1109 S. Sumner Ave.
    July 2, 2015 - 12:50 pm
  • Habitat for Humanity names new officers, board member

    The local Habitat for Humanity organization has recently named new officers and welcomed a new board member.
    July 2, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Free blood pressure clinic to be held in Prescott

    Alegent Creighton Health at Home-Corning will hold a free blood pressure Clinic 9 to 10 a.m. July 10 at Prescott City Hall. The clinic is open to the ...
    July 2, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • Senior Day to be held at Adair County Fair

    Adair County Health System and Greenfield Rehabilitation and Health Care Center are teaming together to host this year’s Senior Day at the Adair Count ...
    July 2, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • Throwback Thursday

    Today is July 2, the 183rd day of the year. There are 182 days left in 2015. Below are news items from the Creston News Advertiser for this week (June ...
    July 2, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Mental health institutes effectively closed, future unclear

    Two state mental health institutes have been effectively closed, even though an aide says Gov. Terry Branstad is still reviewing whether to approve a ...
    July 2, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • Sanders to walk in Creston's Fourth parade

    He's one of the only real threats to upset Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination. And, he's coming to Creston.
    July 1, 2015 - 1:51 pm
  • A targeted approach to learning

    Amid statewide budget concerns and small class sizes, the Orient-Macksburg Bulldogs are taking a new approach to providing a quality education for the ...
    July 1, 2015 - 1:50 pm
  • Sports briefs

    GREENFIELD — Walk-in registrations will be accepted Monday morning at the Nodaway Valley boys basketball camp at Nodaway Valley High School.
    July 3, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Panthers hang on for split

    Between games, Creston coach Mike McCabe looked across the diamond and used the opponent as the example of what he wanted from his team.
    July 3, 2015 - 1:12 am
  • Benn shuts down Panther bats

    One night after a key doubleheader sweep against Kuemper Catholic, the Creston baseball team's bats sputtered in a 6-0 loss to Atlantic on senior nigh ...
    July 3, 2015 - 12:45 am
  • Area softball

    MELCHER — Murray scored three runs on only one hit in the fifth inning to secure a come-from-behind 6-5 win over Melcher-Dallas here on Tuesday.
    July 3, 2015 - 1:12 am
  • Area baseball

    MOUNT AYR — Lenox scored 10 runs in the top of the seventh inning to erase a 3-1 deficit in an 11-3 win over Mount Ayr here Tuesday.
    July 3, 2015 - 1:12 am
  • Fishing report

    The Iowa Department of Natural Resources issues a weekly fishing report on Thursdays in an effort to provide the latest information heading into the w ...
    July 3, 2015 - 12:41 am
  • Outdoor news

    Busy holidayIowa State Parks are gearing up for the Fourth of July weekend and are ready to welcome ...
    July 3, 2015 - 12:41 am
  • Walkoff sweep

    Conner Pals, the lone senior on the Creston baseball team, came through in the clutch, delivering a walkoff single in the bottom of the ninth inning h ...
    July 2, 2015 - 1:28 am
  • Golf league scores

    PINE VALLEYLadies Golf LeagueJune 23Team ScoreCrowettes 35Here We Are Again 32High Plains Taxidermy ...
    July 2, 2015 - 1:21 am
  • Creston Little League

    Senior girls(Grades 6-9)SWAT 18, Adrenaline/Storm 4. Hit leaders — S: Chloe Marlin 2, Sara Keeler 1, ...
    July 2, 2015 - 1:21 am
  • Harold Timperley – Villisca

    Harold Timperley, 90, of Villisca, formerly of Corning, died July 1, 2015, at Villisca Good Samaritan Society. Services are pending at Pearson Family ...
    July 2, 2015 - 11:28 am
  • Dale Hanson – Clarinda

    Dale Hanson, 88, of Clarinda died June 27, 2015, at Westridge Care and Rehab Center in Clarinda. Celebration of life services were held 10:30 a.m. Thu ...
    July 2, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • Dan Holker – Winterset

    Dan Holker, 57, of Winterset, formerly of Creston, died June 29, 2015, in Madison County, as the result of a vehicle accident. Celebration of life mem ...
    July 1, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Dan Holker – Winterset

    Dan Holker, 57, of Winterset, formerly of Creston, died June 29, 2015, in Madison County, as the result of a vehicle accident. Services are pending at ...
    June 30, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • Lovell Griffin – Afton

    Lovell Griffin, 42, of Afton, formerly of Bedford, died June 29, 2015, at Afton Care Center. Graveside memorial services will be private. No visitatio ...
    June 30, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Beverly Stream – Clearfield

    Beverly Stream, 80, of Clearfield, formerly of Lenox, died June 26, 2015, in Clearfield. Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 30, at R ...
    June 29, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • Gary Greene Sr. – Sherman, Texas

    Gary Lee Greene, Sr., age 76, of Sherman, Texas, passed away on June 23, 2015. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 3, 2015 at ...
    June 30, 2015 - 12:40 am
  • Lovell Griffin – Afton

    Lovell Griffin, 42, of Afton, formerly of Bedford, died June 29, 2015, at Afton Care Center. Services are pending at Powers Funeral Home, 612 N. Dodge ...
    June 29, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Dina Gilbert – Creston

    Dina Gilbert, 69, of Creston died June 27, 2015, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 30, a ...
    June 29, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Larry Dale Turbot – Omaha, Neb.

    July 15, 1936 - June 21, 2015 Memorials may be directed to the Gibson Memorial Library, 200 W. Howard St. Creston, IA 50801.
    June 29, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 1:22 p.m., Tuesday, North Walnut Street.Medical, 5:47 p.m., Tuesday, North Spr ...
    July 2, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • Police

    Gustavo Parra-Bello, 42, of Hugo, Okla., was charged with simple assault 4:19 p.m. Wednesday at Unio ...
    July 2, 2015 - 10:37 am
  • Sheriff

    Joel Alan Weeks, 48, 608 S. Maple St., was charged on a Department of Corrections warrant for parole ...
    July 2, 2015 - 10:37 am
  • Adair County Sheriff

    MiscellaneousAssault, 3:01 p.m., June 22.Traffic complaint, 3:16 p.m., June 22.Accident, 3:27 p.m., ...
    July 1, 2015 - 10:32 am
  • Police

    Joel Alan Weeks, 48, 608 S. Maple St., was charged with driving while barred and third-offense opera ...
    July 1, 2015 - 10:32 am
  • Accidents

    No citations were issued after an accident 3:15 p.m. Friday on West Adams Street.According to a Cres ...
    July 1, 2015 - 10:31 am
  • Accident

    No citations were issued after an accident 7:12 a.m. Friday on East Howard Street.According to a Cre ...
    June 30, 2015 - 10:30 am
  • Adair County Sheriff

    Kelly Marie McCormick, 32, of Greenfield was charged with operating while intoxicated, having no acc ...
    June 30, 2015 - 10:30 am
  • Police

    Mary Giza, 1015 Manor Dr., reported the windshield of her vehicle was shot twice with a BB gun betwe ...
    June 30, 2015 - 10:29 am
  • Sheriff

    Jason Lee Johnson, 32, of Lenox was charged on a Department of Corrections warrant for parole violat ...
    June 30, 2015 - 10:29 am
  • Creston Chamber of Commerce July happenings

    I want to begin this month’s article by wishing you all a very HAPPY and SAFE 4th of JULY. Hopefully you will be able to attend many of the events and ...
    July 2, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • Poolman: Control the uncontrolled intersections

    First, before I start in on my column's main focus, I'd like to wish my coworker Jake Waddingham all the best as he continues his education at Iowa St ...
    July 2, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • Dear Union County residents

    Since 2001, Deb Goerndt and I have been co-chairing the Union County Fair Antique Road Show. We are amazed that it has continued all these years.
    July 1, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • Response to Randall Romesburg

    Mr. Randall Romesburg recently chastised the Creston school administration and board members for not responding and attending the Special Olympics Ban ...
    June 30, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • Marriage as defined by scripture

    Pertaining to the recent ruling of the Supreme Court defining marriage as legal between couples of the same sex, I would like to offer Jesus' definiti ...
    June 30, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • Richardson: Reporting from behind the 'visitor' badge

    In visiting East Union School on various assignments these past few months, one thing I've had to get used to is putting on a "visitor" sticker.
    June 30, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • Best wishes, Jake Waddingham

    Best wishes to Jake Waddingham as he begins a new adventure in a new locale. In his June 17 farewell column, Jake wrote: “I often felt like an outside ...
    June 25, 2015 - 10:37 am
  • Paulsen: A chance to look at some new homes this Saturday in Creston

    The annual Southwest Iowa Builders Home Show is this Saturday in and around Creston. There will be nine properties to check out. One that should be of ...
    June 25, 2015 - 10:37 am
  • Salute to our veterans

    Our area veterans deserve recognition for their sacrifice and great service to our country. I will be submitting names periodically to be published in ...
    June 24, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Support Special Olympics

    On Sunday, June 14, 2015, the Creston Elementary/Middle School/High School Special Olympics athletes were honored with an awards banquet held at the c ...
    June 24, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Reunion

    Thayer AlumniThe annual Thayer alumni banquet was held June 13 at Lorimor Community Center with 69 m ...
    June 26, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Club news

    Ladies Lakeshore AuxiliaryLadies Lakeshore Auxiliary met June 17.Canasta winners were Janet Kessler, ...
    June 26, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsJune 22-26Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782 ...
    June 19, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • Reunion

    Roudybush ReunionThe 63rd annual Roudybush reunion will be held noon June 28 at the Jim Brown farm, ...
    June 19, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • Club news

    Kent Dinner ClubKent Dinner Club met June 11 with 13 attending at The Pizza Ranch.The next meeting w ...
    June 19, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsJune 15-19Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782 ...
    June 12, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • Reunion

    Abell Family ReunionThe Abell family reunion hosted by Christine Abell and Phil and Gena Ward will b ...
    June 12, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • Catholic DaughtersCourt Joan of Arc No. 428 met May 12. Following mass, a meal was served by the com ...
    June 12, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsJune 8-12Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782- ...
    June 5, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Reunions

    Thayer AlumniThe annual Thayer alumni banquet will be June 13 at Lorimor Community Center.Registrati ...
    June 5, 2015 - 11:21 am

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