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  • Raiders tie for third in close 1A team race

    DES MOINES — Defending Class 1A state champion Mount Ayr entered the final event here Saturday at the 2015 Co-ed State Track meet still harb ...
    May 25, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Panther girls bring home 6 medals

    DES MOINES — The Creston girls track team put together its most successful state track weekend of the five-year Arnold era here at the 2015 ...
    May 25, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • A bunch of hams

    With about 20 members from Union and the surrounding counties, SWIARA helps during disaster situations, parades and, for the first time this ...
    May 21, 2015 - 11:48 am
  • Throwback Thursday

    Today is May 21, the 141st day of the year. There are 224 days left in 2015. Below are news items from the Creston News Advertiser for this ...
    May 21, 2015 - 11:11 am
  • THE BEAST INCARNATE

    There’s only one way to describe Creston senior Jay Wolfe.“He’s a beast,” said Creston head boys basketball coach Brett Watson.Wolfe has exc ...
    May 19, 2015 - 1:05 am
  • Panthers sail to district

    ATLANTIC — Creston/O-M dominated the Class 3A sectional golf tournament Friday at Atlantic Golf and Country Club, scoring a 21-stroke victor ...
    May 18, 2015 - 12:14 pm
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  • A fresh perspective

    STUART — Rainy conditions and a relocation to West Central Valley's all-weather turf didn't dampen Creston's offensive outburst in the Class 2A substa ...
    May 27, 2015 - 2:06 am
  • Hance returns to state for Panthers

    NEWTON — The Creston/O-M girls fell 10 strokes short of a state tournament berth here Tuesday, but Madison Hance earned her second trip to state by fi ...
    May 27, 2015 - 2:06 am
  • Lenox's Dukes shines at state track

    DES MOINES — Lenox senior Katie Dukes capped off her stellar track and field career here last weekend by winning medals in all three of her events.
    May 27, 2015 - 2:06 am
  • Panther tennis teams bow out Saturday

    Creston/Orient-Macksburg girls tennis is getting closer to clearing a familiar hurdle.The Panther bo ...
    May 27, 2015 - 2:06 am
  • NV's Corder, SWV's Klocke medal at state

    DES MOINES — A pair of area athletes competing in relatively new events left last weekend's Co-ed State Track Meet with medal-winning performances.
    May 27, 2015 - 2:06 am
  • Shields secures return trip to state golf

    ANITA — Sophomore Tessa Shields' score of 94 helped her advance to her second state golf tournament Friday at the Class 1A girls district meet at Cres ...
    May 27, 2015 - 2:06 am
  • NV's Lamb advances to state golf

    ANITA — Nodaway Valley's best score of the season wasn't enough to get to state as the Wolverines shot 325 for fourth place at the Class 1A boys distr ...
    May 27, 2015 - 2:06 am
  • Week No. 4 cut short at Adams County Speedway

    CORNING — It looked all week, as if Mother Nature would cooperate just enough for week number four of weekly racing at the Adams County Speedway to be ...
    May 27, 2015 - 2:06 am
  • Wolfe repeats as 3A 800 champion

    DES MOINES — Jay Wolfe had one mission on his mind here Saturday. The Creston senior completed that ...
    May 25, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Raiders tie for third in close 1A team race

    DES MOINES — Defending Class 1A state champion Mount Ayr entered the final event here Saturday at the 2015 Co-ed State Track meet still harboring hope ...
    May 25, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Brandon Lowell Hanson – Creston

    Brandon L. Hanson, 34, of St. Petersburg, Fla., passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015 in Pinellas Park Florida. Memorial services will be held 7:00 p.m. ...
    NEW: May 27, 2015 - 10:37 am
  • Clarence Lamb – Creston

    Clarence Lamb, 85, of Iowa City, formerly of Creston, passed away peacefully at home in Iowa City, Iowa with his family by his side on May 24, 2015. F ...
    NEW: May 27, 2015 - 10:36 am
  • Donald Hansen – Afton

    Donald Hansen, 63, of Afton died May 25, 2015, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday, May 29, at Powers Fune ...
    NEW: May 27, 2015 - 10:36 am
  • Norma Wolf – Creston

    Norma Wolf, 86, of Creston died May 23, 2015, at Greater Regional Medical Center. Celebration of life services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 27, at O ...
    May 26, 2015 - 10:57 am
  • Clarence Lamb – Creston

    Clarence Lamb, 85, of Creston died May 24, 2015, at his daughter’s home in Iowa City. Services are pending at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highway ...
    May 26, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • Donald Hansen – Afton

    Donald Hansen, 63, of Afton died May 25, 2015, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Services are pending at Powers Funeral Home, 612 N. Dod ...
    May 26, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • Patricia Callies – Clearfield

    Patricia Callies, 79, of Clearfield died May 22, 2015, at the Hospice House in Creston. Services were held 2 p.m. today, May 26, at Clearfield United ...
    May 26, 2015 - 10:59 am
  • Dennis Case – Creston

    Dennis Case, 58, of Creston died May 19, 2015, at Greater Regional Hospice Home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, May 22, at Pearson Family Fun ...
    May 21, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Brandon Hanson – Pinellas Park, Fla.

    Brandon Hanson, 34, of Pinellas Park, Fla., formerly of Creston, died May 21, 2015, in Florida. Services are pending at Powers Funeral Home, junction ...
    May 21, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • LaVerne Bovaird – Prescott

    LaVerne Bovaird, 93, of Prescott died May 15, 2015, at Corning Nursing and Rehab. Celebration of life services will be 10 a.m. Friday, May 22, at Merc ...
    May 21, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Afton Police

    Brandon Barrett, 18, of Creston was charged on a Taylor County warrant for simple assault, two Union ...
    NEW: May 27, 2015 - 10:31 am
  • Sheriff

    Peyten Elizabeth Spencer, 18, of Lorimor was charged with simple assault 6:17 p.m. Monday at her res ...
    NEW: May 27, 2015 - 10:29 am
  • Fire

    Creston Fire Department responded to a structure fire 4:35 a.m. today on East Howard Street.Accordin ...
    NEW: May 27, 2015 - 10:29 am
  • Police

    Rickie Foster, 600 S. Pine St., reported copper pipe and wiring were taken between April 15 and Wedn ...
    NEW: May 27, 2015 - 10:25 am
  • Adair County Sheriff

    Ryan Lee Woosley, 31, of Orient was charged with probation violation of an original charge of first- ...
    NEW: May 27, 2015 - 10:24 am
  • Police

    Jacob William Andersen, 24, 619 N. Cherry St., was charged with disorderly conduct 5:50 p.m. Friday ...
    May 26, 2015 - 10:22 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 5:56 p.m. Friday, North Division Street.Medical, 11:40 p.m., Friday, New York ...
    May 26, 2015 - 10:21 am
  • Sheriff

    Trevor Jack Dillon Loudon, 25, of Bevington, was charged on a Union County warrant for probation vio ...
    May 22, 2015 - 10:54 am
  • Police

    Kirby Konkler, 52, 209 E. Mills St. Apt. 4, was charged on a Union County warrant for false imprison ...
    May 22, 2015 - 10:54 am
  • Fire

    Life Line activation, 2:21 p.m., Thursday, West Montgomery Street.Medical, 9:21 p.m., Thursday, Nort ...
    May 22, 2015 - 10:53 am
  • Accident waiting to happen

    A young male in dark clothing rode a skateboard north on Elm Street from Howard Street for over a block on Tuesday evening after dark.
    May 19, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • It is that time again

    Spring is the usual time to celebrate the achievements of young (or older) students by honoring their school work in the exercise called graduation.
    May 19, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • Richardson: Parting is such savory sorrow

    Pizza Hut is leaving us, and I think I’m still in the denial stage.Years ago, when I was a kid, we l ...
    May 19, 2015 - 10:11 am
  • Paulsen: Graduations are upon us

    We had the SWCC graduation last weekend and now the local high schools start this weekend. The school year is just about over.
    May 19, 2015 - 10:11 am
  • Salute to our veterans

    From Marion E. Chubick, U.S. Army veteranCrestonOur area veterans deserve recognition for their sacr ...
    May 12, 2015 - 1:48 pm
  • Food for Life update

    From Ruby StephensCrestonStarting May 5, there is a new treasurer for Food for Life. Bob Mohr was el ...
    May 12, 2015 - 1:49 pm
  • Poolman: Musical, races make for great weekend

    Last weekend I had the opportunity to see a modern production of "The Lion King" Saturday at the Des Moines Civic Center. That was probably one of the ...
    May 19, 2015 - 10:11 am
  • Waddingham: A strong foundation for the next chapter

    This Friday night, the SWCC students will graduate and disperse across the country, pursuing their academic, athletic and life goals just like I did h ...
    May 6, 2015 - 2:55 pm
  • How time flies

    My, how time flies! It has only been 40 plus years ago in 1973 when we decided that Creston needed a bookstore.
    May 5, 2015 - 9:38 am
  • Protect air, water, soil

    The following is a quote from an article by Jill Richardson titled "Approval of New Chemical-Resistant GMOs Likely to Prompt Pesticide Escalation."
    May 5, 2015 - 9:38 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsMay 25-29Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782- ...
    May 22, 2015 - 12:09 pm
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsMay 18-22Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782- ...
    May 15, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Reunion

    Macksburg Alumni BanquetThe Macksburg alumni banquet will be held June 6 at Macksburg United Methodi ...
    May 15, 2015 - 11:40 am
  • Club news

    Ladies Lakeshore AuxiliaryLadies Lakeshore Auxiliary met May 6.Canasta winners were Joan Chubick, fi ...
    May 15, 2015 - 11:40 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsMay 11-15Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782- ...
    May 8, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • Reunion

    Cromwell AlumniThe 84th Cromwell School alumni banquet will be May 23 at Supertel Inn and Conference ...
    May 8, 2015 - 10:59 am
  • Club news

    Union County Genealogical SocietyUnion County Genealogical Society met April 27 at Gibson Memorial L ...
    May 8, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsMay 4-8Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-24 ...
    May 1, 2015 - 10:59 am
  • Reunion

    Conway Iowa ReunionAnyone interested is invited to the Conway (Taylor County) Iowa 2015 reunion 12:3 ...
    May 1, 2015 - 10:56 am
  • Club news

    Rebecca CircleRebecca Circle met 7 p.m. April 16 at the First Christian Church on with six members i ...
    May 1, 2015 - 10:56 am

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