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  • Interview with St. Nick

    With less than two weeks until Christmas, Santa Claus is making a final appearance in Creston 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Creston's Restored ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 3:53 pm
  • Photo package: "The Regifters"

    More than 250 tickets were sold to Crest Area Theatre's play "The Regifters" over the weekend. The play was about three families who conti ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 11:59 am
  • Throwback Thursday

    Today is Dec. 11, the 345th day of the year. There are 20 days left in 2014. Below are news items from the Creston News Advertiser for this ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 11:59 am
  • Knapp campaigning for Senate seat vacated by Ernst

    Iowa Republicans will select their candidate to fill a vacancy in the Iowa State Senate during a special nominating convention 7 p.m. Thursd ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 11:16 am
  • Burmeister wins 500th game

    GREENFIELD — Nodaway Valley head boys basketball coach Darrell Burmeister made history here Tuesday night, becoming the 37th coach in the 10 ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 1:59 am
  • There's no place like Creston for the holidays

    What has become a family tradition for Crestonians over the past six years will continue to bring holiday cheer to town Thursday through Dec ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 3:13 pm
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  • BLACKOUT BEAUTY — Harlan edges out No. 7 Panthers, 59-57

    The Panthers found themselves on the wrong end of the dramatic finish, falling 59-57 to the Cyclones here Tuesday night.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 2:59 am
  • Panther girls compete after rough start

    It was one of those games where the losing coach comes away feeling more upbeat than the victorious coach.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 2:57 am
  • Area girls basketball

    MOUNT AYR — Nodaway Valley used a big second half to maintain their perfect record this season, defeating Mount Ayr 60-54 Tuesday night in Pride of Io ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 2:52 am
  • Panthers finish strong in mat sweep

    GLENWOOD — The undefeated Creston/Orient-Macksburg wrestling team passed another big hurdle Tuesday night on the way toward seeking its third Hawkeye ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 2:52 am
  • Area boys basketball

    LIBERTY CENTER — Dylan Nichols had a breakout performance, finishing with 21 points to lead the Orient-Macksburg Bulldogs past Southeast Warren Monday ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 2:52 am
  • Iowa Boys Basketball Prep Poll

    The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school basketball poll with first-place votes in ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 2:52 am
  • East Union girls hang on to defeat Lenox, 38-37

    AFTON — East Union saw a 13-point second half lead dwindle, but held on in the end for a 38-37 win over Lenox here Friday.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 12:37 pm
  • Panther bowlers swept in home opener

    The Creston/O-M bowling teams lost a varsity sweep at the hands of Denison-Schleswig here Saturday in the home opener.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Area boys basketball

    AFTON — After getting out to a 22-6 lead through the first quarter, Lenox held on for a 65-51 win over East Union here on Friday.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Area wrestling

    LENOX — Southeast Warren crowned five champions in scoring 241 points to win the Lenox Invitational Saturday.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Beverly Metzger – Galesburg, Ill.

    Beverly Ann Metzger, 77, of Galesburg, Ill., died Dec. 14, 2014, at the Rosewood Care Center in Galesburg, Ill. Cremation rites will be accorded, and ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:47 pm
  • Beverly Braymen – Creston

    Beverly Braymen, 74, of Creston died Dec. 16, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Services are pending at Pearson Family Funeral Service, 80 ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • Mary Jane Tyler – Creston

    Mary Jane Tyler, 89, of Des Moines, formerly of Creston, died December 12, 2014 after many years of illness. Her family thanks the nurses and staff at ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:14 am
  • Bob Basler – Lenox

    Bob Basler, 85, of Lenox died Dec. 15, 2014, at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Celebration of life memorial services will be 11:30 a.m. Sa ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 5:09 pm
  • Jerry J. Madden – Holland, Mich.

    Jerry J. Madden, 75, of Holland, Mich., died Dec. 8, 2014, at home.Jerry J. Madden, son of Eleanor ( ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Mary Jane Tyler – Creston

    Mary Jane Tyler, 89, of Des Moines, formerly of Creston, died Dec. 12, 2014, at Trinity Center Luther Park in Des Moines. Services are pending at Pow ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:19 am
  • Larry Lee Hull – Mount Ayr

    Larry Lee Hull, 77, of Mount Ayr died Dec. 9, 2014, at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15, at Watson-Armstro ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 3:46 pm
  • Paul L. Bryant – Merced, Calif.

    Graveside services were performed by his son-in-law Doug Bakewell and nephew Bill Ahnen with all of his family attending. Paul was laid to rest near h ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 11:52 am
  • David Stevens – Creston

    David E. Stevens, 69, of Creston died Dec. 9, 2014, at Greater Regional Hospice Home. Celebration of life memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 11:52 am
  • Jerry Madden – Holland, Mich.

    Jerry Madden, 75, died Dec. 8, 2014, at home in Holland, Mich. ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • Accidents

    No citations were issued after an accident 4:46 p.m. Monday on Highway 34.According to a Creston Pol ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:18 am
  • Afton Police

    MiscellaneousInformation, 7:55 a.m., Dec. 8.Harassing communication, 3:05 p.m., Dec. 8.Traffic stop, ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:14 am
  • Police

    Nicholas Ryan Ward, 34, 513 Livingston Ave., was charged on a Madison County warrant for fifth-degre ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:10 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 10:19 a.m., Tuesday, North Elm Street.Alarm, 5:40 p.m., Tuesday, West Townline ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:10 am
  • Adams County Sheriff

    Steven Marion Bochniak, 29, 402 N. Oak St. Apt. 17, was charged with possession of marijuana 8:40 p. ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:28 am
  • Police

    Bryant Lee McCloud, 23, 202 S. Jarvis St., was charged with driving while suspended 11:50 p.m. Sunda ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:24 am
  • Sheriff

    Lorrie Stewart of Thayer reported her mailbox was taken approximately two weeks ago, and again Thurs ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:22 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousAccident, 5 p.m., Monday, New York Avenue. ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:21 am
  • Police

    Allen Hall, 20, 508 W. Montgomery St., was charged on a Union County warrant for second-degree theft ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 10:42 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 10:33 a.m., Friday, North Poplar Street.Medical, 11:45 a.m., Saturday, West Mo ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 10:41 am
  • Cromwell Road is much improved

    From John Judd • Cromwell | A hearty THANK YOU! THANK YOU to the Union County engineer and supervisors for the facilitation of the Cromwell Road impro ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 5:08 pm
  • Waddingham: And miles to go before I sleep

    The second hand is falling fast past 3 a.m. and sleep still seems like a distant goal as I finally returned to my apartment this morning.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 5:07 pm
  • Support Cromwell Church dinners

    From Dr. Larry W. Hicks • Creston | For those who have not already eaten lunch at the Cromwell Congregational Church, folks in the Creston area and s ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 12:41 pm
  • Help keep bus barn hill clean

    From Jacqueline Hartman • Creston | To those who sled on bus barn hill: Welcome to our neighborhood. Hope you have a fun time, but please, please pick ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 11:55 am
  • Paulsen: Two weeks away from Christmas Day

    You only have two weeks from today before Christmas Day arrives. That's plenty of time for you experienced shoppers out there to get your shopping don ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 11:54 am
  • Thank you

    From Cathy Seddon, SIRHA • Creston | SIRHA would like to thank the following businesses for their donations to our annual Public Housing Winterfest; B ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 12:03 pm
  • The problem with automated phone systems

    From Jim Stalker • Creston | I've about had it with automated phone systems. Without going into the push this push that frustrations, I'd just like to ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 12:02 pm
  • McDermott: Prescott and Creston School consolidation update

    The process moves forward for the April special election giving the voting public the choice on whether to combine the Creston and Prescott School Dis ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 3:11 pm
  • Salute to our veterans

    From Marion E. Chubick • U.S. Army Veteran | Our area veterans deserve recognition for their sacrifice and great service to our country. I will be sub ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 3:10 pm
  • Thoughts on Iowa School Board Association Convention

    From Ron Dunphy • Creston | A report on my attendance (publicly funded) at the recent Iowa School Board Association Convention and Delegate Assembly ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 3:08 pm
  • Snowglobe

    Dancers at Leslie's Dance Emporium ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:26 am
  • Creston Peppers hip-hop performance Dec. 2

    The Creston Peppers performed their hip-hop routine during halftime of the Creston vs. Mount Ayr basketball game Dec. 2.
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 11:30 am
  • CHS musical: Legally Blonde

    This funny scene from Creston High School's musical "Legally Blonde" features Elle Woods (Brenna Baker) helping her friend Paulette (Sydney Fry) get b ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 5:45 pm
  • Creston mealsDec. 15-19Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782 ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 7:07 am
  • Club news

    Chapter LG P.E.O.Chapter LG P.E.O. met Dec. 2 at the home of Kay Ritter with Karla Powers serving as ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 7:07 am
  • Creston mealsDec. 8-12Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782- ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 12:31 pm
  • Club news

    Crest Area for LifeCrest Area for Life met 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25 at Holy Spirit hall. President Meg Craw ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 12:30 pm
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsDec. 1-5Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2 ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 7:18 am
  • Club news

    Elzevir Reading CircleElzevir Reading Circle met 2 p.m. Nov. 14 at the home of Carol Brentnall. Gues ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 7:18 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsNov. 24-28Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782 ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • Club news

    Iowa Alpha SigmaIowa Alpha Sigma Master Chapter No. 1632 met 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at A & G Pizza, Steak ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsNov. 17-21Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782 ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • Club news

    The Book ClubThe Book Club met Nov. 3 at the home of Dorothy McNaught with President Shonda Deranlea ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 11:42 am

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