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  • Panthers spoil Harris homecoming

    When G.G. Harris was a player at Creston High School, he was known for his 3-point shooting prowess.In fact, he and Scott Belger shared the ...
    UPDATED: Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:42 am
  • CHS graduate gets an up-close view of Super Bowl 50

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — As players and press stormed the field following the Denver Broncos' 24-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers in Super ...
    UPDATED: Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:42 am
  • Creston woman opens antique and jewelry shop

    Perhaps the most noticeable thing about walking into Alta May’s Treasure Shoppe is its sheer ornateness. The store’s white walls, black tab ...
    UPDATED: Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:42 am
  • Throwback Thursday

    Today is Feb. 11, the 42nd day of the year. It's a leap year. So, there are 324 days left in 2016. Below are news items from the Creston New ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • Area teams qualify for all-state large group speech festival

    Creston, Lenox, Mount Ayr and Nodaway Valley have advanced one team each to the the Iowa High School Speech Association's all-state large gr ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 11:32 am
  • Tigers snare first POI title

    LENOX — Lenox basketball coach Jesse Cox gathered his team at center court Tuesday night after the Tigers beat Mount Ayr, 60-48, to clinch t ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 2:00 am
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  • Panthers spoil Harris homecoming

    When G.G. Harris was a player at Creston High School, he was known for his 3-point shooting prowess.
    UPDATED: Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:42 am
  • Spartans roll at NIACC, 81-55

    MASON CITY — After two successive conference wins that went down to the final possessions, the league-leading Southwestern men had some breathing room ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 2:17 am
  • Defense lifts Panther girls to victory

    CLARINDA — The Creston girls basketball team finished in a fourth-place tie in the Hawkeye 10 Conference thanks to its 47-27 win over Clarinda here Th ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 2:18 am
  • First-quarter drought sinks Spartans

    MASON CITY — The Southwestern Community College women's basketball team had one stretch at the end of the first quarter here Wednesday that cost the S ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 2:17 am
  • Area girls basketball

    MURRAY — Murray overcame a slow start here Thursday to post a 44-33 win over Mormon Trail in a Class 1A Region 6 opener.
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 2:17 am
  • Girls basketball rankings

    The Iowa Girls High Athletic Union released the final rankings of the season for Classes 1A, 2A and 3A on Thursday afternoon.
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 2:17 am
  • High school basketball scores

    GIRLS BASKETBALLBedford 49, South Page 24Colo-Nesco 59, Ankeny Christian Academy 21Creston 47, Clari ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 2:17 am
  • Sports briefs

    LENOX — The Lenox girls bowling team has won the Pride of Iowa Conference championship the past three years and four of the last five years. The Lenox ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 2:39 am
  • Panther bowlers split with Clarke

    The Creston/O-M bowling teams split their matches with Clarke here Tuesday, with the girls posting a 288-pin victory and the boys falling by 165 pins.
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 1:36 am
  • Sports briefs

    WINNEBAGO, Neb. — Elijah Starzl has been named head men's basketball coach at Little Priest Tribal College.
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 1:36 am
  • Rita Brzozowski - Creston

    Rita Brzozowski, 86, of Creston died Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Celebration of life services will be 10: ...
    UPDATED: Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:42 am
  • Bob Haynes - Creston

    Bob Haynes, 46, of Creston died Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at his home. Arrangements are pending at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 and 25, in ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 11:28 am
  • Carl Siddens - Creston

    Carl Siddens, 86, of Des Moines, formerly of Creston, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. Celebration of life memorial ser ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 11:29 am
  • Robert Fulton - Creston

    Robert "Bob" Fulton, 78, of Creston died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at his home in Creston. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. May 28. Military honors will b ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 11:30 am
  • Don Pottinger - Creston

    Don Pottinger, 86, of Creston died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. A private family funeral will be held Friday, Fe ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Douglas Bowen - Longmont, Colo.

    Douglas Robert Bowen, 38, of Longmont, Colorado, formerly of Cedar Rapids, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. A memorial gathering will be held ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 11:14 am
  • Frances Saltzman - Mount Ayr

    Frances Jeanette Sheumaker Saltzman, 98, of Mount Ayr died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. T ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:03 am
  • Don Pottinger - Creston

    Don “Tiger” Pottinger, 86, of Creston died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Funeral services are pending at Pearson ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:04 am
  • Patrick Hollinrake - Creston

    Patrick Hollinrake, 66, of Creston died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:06 am
  • George Dailey - Maloy

    George Dailey, 92, of Maloy died Feb. 6, 2016, at Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Watson-Armstr ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Police

    Gregory Lee Fogle, 50, 706 S. Poplar St., was charged with operating while intoxicated 11:35 p.m. We ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • Fire

    MiscellanousMedical, 4:45 p.m. ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 10:38 am
  • Taylor County Sheriff

    Rafael Rodriguez, 52, of Creston was charged with criminal trespass Friday in the 400 block of West ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 11:18 am
  • Accident

    No citations were issued after an accident Feb. 4 in Taylor County.According to a Taylor County Sher ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 11:15 am
  • Police

    Troy C. Dames, 33, 712 W. Mills St., was charged on a Union County warrant for probation violation 4 ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 10:45 am
  • Fire

    Creston firefighters responded to a car fire 5:32 p.m. Wednesday on New York Avenue.According to a C ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 10:45 am
  • Accidents

    No citations were issued after an accident 6:13 p.m. Monday on Livingston Avenue.According to a Cres ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 11:45 am
  • Adams County Sheriff

    Fred Almaguer, 19, and Jonnie Weeks, 19, both of Prescott, were both charged with distribution to a ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 11:44 am
  • Police

    Ryan Feldhacker, 36, 408 S. Vine St., was charged on a Union County warrant for failure to appear on ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 11:45 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 7:49 a.m., Tuesday, New York Avenue.Medical, 10:33 a.m., Tuesday, South Sumner ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 11:45 am
  • Moore: Legislative Update

    This week at the Iowa House of Representatives, funding education continued to be a top priority. The House Education Committee approved House Study B ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 10:13 am
  • Paulsen: It should be a sweetheart of a weekend

    This Sunday is Valentine's Day. It's a great time to show that special someone how much you love them. Depending upon your Valentine, you may find din ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 10:13 am
  • Dolecheck’s Details

    Several subcommittees occurred this week on bills dealing with the Secure and Advanced Vision for Education (SAVE) Fund, the statewide 1 percent (or $ ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:59 am
  • Bower: Don’t call me sweetie

    Everyone wants to live longer, but no one wants to be old. No one likes the idea of physical and mental decline as we age, and, if someone brings it t ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Poolman: Caucusing for a better country

    The first and only time I've ever caucused was the year I turned 19, when Barack Obama was not in office yet and John McCain had Sarah Palin as a runn ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:38 am
  • Richardson: Monday's real caucus winner? Iowans

    You could feel it in the air Monday night. It was hanging somewhere in the chilly February breeze that, just a few hours later, would bring the Iowa b ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 12:11 pm
  • Paulsen: I'll be glad when Monday is over with!

    I've seen enough political ads in the past month to last me the next five years. Plus, I'm tired of my phone ringing seven or eight times a night with ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 2:35 pm
  • It's time to make a decision

    Where did it go? Did we throw it away? America, is it gone forever? Take a look around at what our society has become. Basic moral values of right and ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 11:18 am
  • Dolecheck’s details

    The second week of session has started, and another heated debate over school funding has begun. It is important to understand the facts upon which th ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Make America great again by caucusing

    From Jonathan L. Ehrlich Creston Less than 20 percent of eligible voters in Iowa usually caucus. Establishment candidates want as few voters as possib ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston meals Feb. 15 to 19 Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. Monday: closed for Presidents' Day.
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 10:54 am
  • Club news

    Chautauqua Circle The GFWC Progressive Chautauqua Circle met Jan. 26 at the home of Linda Hughes, with Polly McCoy as the co-hostess.
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 10:54 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston meals Feb. 8 to 12 Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. Monday: herb crusted pork, bread dressing, country vegetable b ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Club news

    The Book Club The Book Club met 12:30 p.m. Feb. 1 in Creston at the home of Pat Pokorny. Barbara Thomsen gave the book report on the autobiography “A ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston meals Feb. 1 to 5 Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. Monday: chicken supreme, cheesy whipped potatoes, broccoli and ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 10:59 am
  • Club news

    Chapter LG P.E.O. met Jan. 19 at Homestead with Carol Harrison as hostess. Thirteen members responded to roll call. Julie Christensen provided the pro ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 10:59 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston meals Jan. 25 to 29 Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. Monday: salisbury beef, cheesy potatoes, cabbage, wheat roll, ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 11:10 am
  • Club news

    TOPS 1338 TOPS 1338, Creston met Jan. 4 for their its meeting of 2016 at First United Methodist Church. Weigh-in was from 5 to 5:30 p.m.
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston meals Jan. 18 to 22 Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. Monday: potato crusted fish, oven roasted potatoes, creamed s ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 10:45 am
  • Club news

    Crest Area for Life Crest Area for Life met 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, at Holy Spirit Hall. President Meg Crawford opened the meeting with the right to l ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 10:45 am

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