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  • SWCC golfer charts new path

    After hundreds of trips from Creston to West Des Moines and Waukee since she was a 10-year-old swimmer with collegiate dreams, Camryn Somers ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 10:47 am
  • Throwback Thursday

    Today is Feb. 16, the 47th day of the year. So, there are 318 days left in 2017. Below are news items from the Creston News Advertiser for t ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 10:26 am
  • Ice rescue

    Two men got on the ice at West Lake Friday morning. Only one safely made it back to his truck. If help hadn't been close at hand, it's doubt ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 10:19 am
  • Checkmate

    Gibson Memorial Library has a new addition to its programming in the form of a chess club.The club’s inaugural meeting is 4 p.m. Thursday at ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 10:19 am
  • 5 minutes with Ranae Klinkefus, recently engaged to Jordan Stewart

    AGE: I am 31; Jordan is 26 HOMETOWN: Panora, and he is a Maloy boy. JOBS: Fifth-grade teacher at Mount Ayr Community Schools, and he works ...
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 10:58 am
  • Popular club develops from archery in schools program

    Several Creston students are discovering they enjoy knocking a hole in a target with a bow and arrow, thanks to a national archery program t ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 10:57 am
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  • Lawmakers address collective bargaining bill at legislative coffee

    The hot topic at Saturday's legislative coffee hosted by the Creston Chamber of Commerce was the new collective bargaining bill signed into law by Gov ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 11:48 am
  • Union County Development Association offers SMARTStart

    The Union County Development Association (UCDA), in collaboration with the Small Business Development Center, is offering a SMARTStart class. The fee ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:47 am
  • Creston speech team recognized at state contest

    The readers theatre group "Murder in the Knife Room" of the CCHS speech team were nominated at all-state as an outstanding performer (non-performing). ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 10:48 am
  • School lunches

    Creston Monday: hot dog with bun, Doritos, glazed carrots, mixed fruit. Tuesday: pork tenderloin sandwich, baked beans, peaches.
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 10:47 am
  • CHS calendar

    Feb. 20-25MondayDick Bauman Jazz Festival.10 a.m. varsity girls/boys bowling state at IHSAA.6:30 p.m ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 10:45 am
  • CCHS jazz band ends season with win

    This year's jazz band season turned out to be one of the more successful in recent memory for Creston Community High School Band Director Mike Peters.
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 10:45 am
  • 5 minutes with Luanne Merrill, retiring director of I Think I Can Daycare

    AGE: 62 HOMETOWN: Creston FAMILY: 3 kids, April Loudon, TJ Parsons and Marissa Merrill HOW LONG H ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 10:46 am
  • SWCC golfer charts new path

    After hundreds of trips from Creston to West Des Moines and Waukee since she was a 10-year-old swimmer with collegiate dreams, Camryn Somers had final ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 10:47 am
  • Fundraiser planned to honor veterans

    Creston First United Methodist Church, 400 N. Elm St., will be hosting a soup supper fundraiser from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Potato soup or chili, cr ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 10:24 am
  • Throwback Thursday

    Today is Feb. 16, the 47th day of the year. So, there are 318 days left in 2017. Below are news items from the Creston News Advertiser for this week ( ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 10:26 am
  • Three's company

    DES MOINES —  Saturday night was the swan song for Chase Shiltz on the wrestling mat.Shiltz made sur ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 4:33 am
  • Life lessons

    DES MOINES — Disappointment showed on Kadon Hulett’s face as he stood on the medal stand Saturday night.
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 4:29 am
  • Mikkelsen caps special year with third-place finish

    DES MOINES — At times during the season, Jackson Mikkelsen could not wait for wrestling to be over.O ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 4:26 am
  • Taylor, Central men open IIAC tournament play Tuesday at Simpson

    CNA photo by LARRY PETERSON Central College senior Colby Taylor (34) shoots a 3-pointer against vis ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 1:21 pm
  • Wild night emotionally for Panthers coach

    DES MOINES — Creston/Orient-Macksburg coach Darrell Frain went through a gauntlet of emotions in a short span Saturday night.
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 1:03 pm
  • Hungry for more

    DES MOINES — Creston/Orient-Macksburg junior Mitchel Swank was left a bit battered by this year’s state tournament.
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 3:20 pm
  • Milestone moment

    DES MOINES — Creston/Orient-Macksburg senior Kadon Hulett turned and faced Panther Nation after the clock reached triple zeroes in the second 30-secon ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 3:58 am
  • Spartan men glide past Panthers

    A total of 12 Southwestern players scored and no Spartan tallied more than 15 points as the Spartans coasted to an 81-61 home win over Ellsworth Satur ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 1:44 am
  • Another close win for Southwestern women

    Trailing by nine, 43-34, heading into the fourth quarter of Saturday's conference matchup with Ellsworth, Southwestern didn't have much reason to be e ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 1:37 am
  • Raiderettes one win from state

    MOUNT AYR — In a battle pitting years of experience between Nodaway Valley and host Mount Ayr, it was the Raiderette seniors who stepped up in the big ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 1:32 am
  • Dale Wagner - Creston

    Dale Wagner, 73, of Creston, formerly of Rolfe, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at his home in Creston. Mass of Christian burial will be 2 p.m. Monday, ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:55 am
  • Mike Stielow - Corning

    Mike Stielow, 53, of Corning died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at Immanuel Lutheran Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a. ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:55 am
  • Jean Sheridan - Afton

    Jean Sheridan, 68, of Afton died Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Celebration of life services will be held at a la ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:55 am
  • Rob Marxen - Creston

    Rob Marxen, 61, of Creston died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at his home. A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Pearson Family Funeral Se ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:55 am
  • Lois Paxton - Creston

    Lois Paxton, 91, of Creston, formerly of Lorimor, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at Creston Specialty Care in Creston. Funeral services are pending at Pe ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:55 am
  • Dale Wagner - Creston

    Dale Wagner, 73, of Creston, formerly of Rolfe, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at his home in Creston. Services are pending at Powers Funeral Home, jun ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 10:52 am
  • Lorene Means - Creston

    Lorene Means, 90, of Creston died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Private family burial will be in Graceland cem ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 10:52 am
  • Mary Jean Gates - Creston

    Mary Jean Gates, 91, of Creston went to heaven Feb. 13, 2017. Her memorial service is 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at First Baptist Church in Creston.
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 10:52 am
  • Rosena Fife - Corning

    Rosena Fife, 90, of Corning died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at Corning Specialty Care in Corning. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 10:28 am
  • Lorene Means - Creston

    Lorene Means, 90, of Creston died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Services are pending at Powers Funeral Home, j ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 10:28 am
  • Ringgold County Sheriff

    Shaun James Walkup of Diagonal was charged with third-offense operating while intoxicated 12:05 a.m. ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:01 am
  • Sheriff

    Brian Foland of Murray reported his 1988 Plymouth Aries K-car he had been using for parts was taken ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • Police

    Isaiah Matthew Foster, 18, 511 S. Maple St., was charged with possession of a controlled substance 1 ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 10:40 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousAccident, 5:48 p.m., Thursday, North Sumner Avenue.Medical, 7:34 p.m., Thursday, North ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 10:36 am
  • Ringgold County Sheriff

    MiscellaneousInformation, 9:21 a.m., Jan. 31.Escort, 10:58 a.m., Jan. 31.Accident, 2:41 p.m., Jan. 3 ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 10:21 am
  • Adair County Sheriff

    Raymond Wylie Smith, 22, of Washington, Missouri, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia 8:03 a.m. ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 10:20 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMutual aid, 12:57 p.m., Tuesday, 210th Street.Fire alarm, 1:31 a.m., today, Industrial ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 10:49 am
  • Police

    Victoria Nichole Brammer, 37, 512 N. Oak St., was charged with operating while intoxicated 9:32 p.m. ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 10:49 am
  • Accidents

    Janelle Charity Blaisure, 24, of Corning was cited for following too closely after an accident 11:32 ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 10:48 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousAlarm, 2:06 p.m., Friday, West Townline Street.Medical, 6:26 a.m., Saturday, West Mills ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 7:46 am
  • Are you an essential church member?

    In every healthy congregation, you will find certain people who comprise the essential “heart and soul” of the church. Note ... they are always presen ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 10:24 am
  • Thank you for the generous donations

    From Ruby StephensShannon CityI am reporting for the Food for Life mission program you generous dono ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 10:20 am
  • Certificate of Need important to Iowa's health care systems

    Iowa has one of the highest quality, lowest cost health care systems in the United States. And at the heart of that system are 118 community hospitals ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:34 am
  • It’s an honor to honor our nations veterans

    This past month, the youth in Creston were able to experience something that many of today’s youth will never know. They had the pleasure and honor to ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:34 am
  • Don’t mark your mistakes

    On New Year’s Day 1929, Georgia Tech played UCLA in the Rose Bowl. In that game, a young man named Roy Riegels recovered a fumble for UCLA. Picking up ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 10:47 am
  • Valentine's Day is upon us

    Next Tuesday is Valentine’s Day. The annual day of appreciation, love and respect will most likely be celebrated this weekend by many around the count ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 10:40 am
  • Time for a bad idea to go up in smoke

    Terril is a town of 364 residents and it seemed like most of them were looking on from across the street as four fire departments tried to get a blaze ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 10:39 am
  • Working for solution to championship broadcasts

    From The IHSAA - Iowa High School Athletic AssociationThe IHSSN - Iowa High School Sports NetworkTha ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 10:39 am
  • Next step a big one for SWCC team eyeing national championship

    When you log on to the National Junior College Athletic Association website and the first thing you see is a picture of people you know from Creston w ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 1:17 pm
  • Tread lightly on economy issues

    From Jim StalkerCrestonMost of us in this area of Iowa are living in a far different world than thos ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 11:00 am
  • Club news

    The weekly Kiwanis meeting was held 12:05 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Windrow meeting room with 17 members and one guest. President-elect Korina Lou ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 10:45 am
  • Congregate meals

    Feb. 20-24 Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. Monday: closed for Presidents' Day.
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 10:45 am
  • Habitat for Humanity benefit dance scores big hit

    On Saturday evening, Feb. 11, 110 friends of Habitat for Humanity gathered at the Chicken Inn to celebrate Valentine's Day and raise money for house N ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 10:46 am
  • Congregate meals

    Feb. 13-17 Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. Monday: tomato basil chicken, parslied noodles, green peas, wheat bread, straw ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 10:44 am
  • Club news

    The weekly Kiwanis meeting was held 12:05 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the Windrow meeting room with 21 members and two guests. President Chris Eaton pres ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 10:43 am
  • Congregate meals

    Feb. 6-10 Monday: roast beef with gravy, mashed red potatoes, California vegetable blend, dinner roll, birthday cake.
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 10:49 am
  • Club news

    Union County Genealogical Society The January meeting of Union County Genealogical Society met Jan. 23 at Gibson Memorial Library. Nine members and o ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 10:49 am
  • Club news

    Ladies Lakeshore AuxiliaryLadies Lakeshore Auxiliary met Jan. 18.Canasta winners were Barb Bills, fi ...
    Jan. 27, 2017 - 10:50 am
  • Congregate meals

    Jan. 30 - Feb. 3Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447.M ...
    Jan. 27, 2017 - 10:50 am
  • Congregate meals

    Jan. 23-27Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447.Monday: ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 11:20 am

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