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  • Farmers' market to open in June

    In a little more than a month, the summer sun will be accompanied by the smell of food, music wafting through the air and the bustle of loca ...
    May 1, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • Throwback Thursday

    Today is April 30, the 120th day of the year. There are 245 days left in 2015. Below are news items from the Creston News Advertiser for thi ...
    April 30, 2015 - 10:38 am
  • Photo package: Afternoon at the Farm

    The Southwestern Community agriculture students hosted the inaugural “Afternoon at the Farm” for preschool and elementary students Tuesday a ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:56 am
  • Throwback Thursday

    Today is April 23, the 113th day of the year. There are 252 days left in 2015. Below are news items from the Creston News Advertiser for thi ...
    April 23, 2015 - 1:27 pm
  • Retired steel manufacturer builds new factory in Arispe

    You could say retirement didn't last long for Bob Martin. Two and a half years ago, Martin was making plans to sell his 30-year-old steel co ...
    April 23, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • SWCC hits the "Gas" during Pay It Forward Week

    There are only 40 tickets available per night. So, don't wait to get your seat for SWCC Drama Club's production of "Gas Light" slated April ...
    April 22, 2015 - 2:55 pm
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  • College news

    Cornell CollegeMOUNT VERNON — More than 200 students received academic awards from Cornell College o ...
    May 1, 2015 - 12:18 pm
  • Adair County 4-H'ers to weigh in sheep, goats

    GREENFIELD — All Adair County 4-H and FFA market lamb and market goat exhibitors must weigh and tag their animals at a countywide weigh-in May 9 at Ad ...
    May 1, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • Prosecutor charges 6 Baltimore officers in Gray’s death

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore’s top prosecutor announced criminal charges Friday against all six officers suspended after a man suffered a fatal spinal i ...
    May 1, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • Local poultry farms continue safe practices to prevent bird flu

    State agriculture officials suspect two more Iowa chicken farms and two turkey operations in Buena Vista and Kossuth counties have been infected with ...
    May 1, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • CHS calendar

    May 4-9MondayNinth/JV/varsity baseball practice starts.4 p.m. middle school girls track and field at ...
    May 1, 2015 - 10:53 am
  • Meeting

    Prairie Solid Waste Agency, 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, 1774 Lark Ave.Agenda includes: public forum; Bob Ma ...
    April 30, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Faith Sound to perform Sunday

    Faith Sound, an interdenominational contemporary musical group from Harlan, will perform during the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday at First Presbyt ...
    April 30, 2015 - 10:49 am
  • EU Board of Directors chooses Leadership Associates to aid superintendent search

    AFTON — With a search team now in place, East Union’s hunt for a new superintendent is about to begi ...
    April 30, 2015 - 10:34 am
  • Trumpeter swans to be released May 6 at Summit Lake

    Four trumpeter swans will be released on Summit Lake at the boat ramp on the south side of Highway 25, one mile west of Creston, at 1 p.m. May 6.
    April 30, 2015 - 10:40 am
  • Library news

    The following are titles at Gibson Memorial Library, 200 W. Howard St. Regular library hours are 10 ...
    April 30, 2015 - 10:32 am
  • Rams jump back into H-10 race

    It was one of those nights where you push your foot on the accelerator, and there just isn't any extra horsepower left.
    May 1, 2015 - 12:42 am
  • Hood breaks shot put record again

    CARLISLE — The Creston girls came up just seven points short of winning their third straight track meet here Thursday.
    May 1, 2015 - 12:42 am
  • Panther girls cruise past Chariton

    CHARITON — A pair of freshmen led the Creston/O-M girls golf team to a runaway 184-227 victory over Chariton here Tuesday.
    May 1, 2015 - 12:42 am
  • Shenandoah sweeps tennis duals

    Shenandoah swept Creston/O-M teams in Hawkeye 10 tennis duals Thursday.Creston/O-M No. 1 and No. 2 s ...
    May 1, 2015 - 12:42 am
  • Spartans fall at Marshalltown

    MARSHALLTOWN — Marshalltown Community College never trailed in defeating Southwestern’s baseball team Wednesday, 7-3.
    May 1, 2015 - 12:35 am
  • Golf qualifying assignments set

    Creston/O-M boys travel to the northwest and the girls head northeast for golf qualifying competition later this month.
    May 1, 2015 - 12:35 am
  • Spartans fall in Game 4 of Region XI-A Tourney

    CEDAR RAPIDS — The Southwestern Community College softball season ended here Monday, as the Spartans fell to No. 8 Kirkwood 17-3 in Game 4 of the Regi ...
    May 1, 2015 - 12:36 am
  • Spartans finish as ICSSC champions

    AFTON — The Southwestern Community College sports shooting team dominated the Iowa Collegiate Shooting Sports Conference (ICSSC) championships it host ...
    April 30, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • Area boys track

    MOUNT AYR — Mount Ayr won six events here Tuesday in racking up 117 team points to hold off Earlham for the Class A team title at its home Raider Rela ...
    April 30, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Area girls track

    MORAVIA — After trailing Seymour 60-12 following the conclusion of the field events, Murray rallied for a two-point win over Seymour here Monday at th ...
    April 30, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Norma Sammons – Creston

    Norma Sammons, 82, of Creston died April 28, 2015, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, May 2 ...
    May 1, 2015 - 12:42 am
  • Jenine Vice – Mount Ayr

    Jenine Vice, 55, of Mount Ayr died April 27, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, after a sudden illness. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sat ...
    April 30, 2015 - 10:43 am
  • Norma Sammons – Creston

    Norma Sammons, 82, of Creston died April 28, 2015, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Services are pending at Powers Funeral Home, at the ...
    April 29, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • Dwayne McClelland – Greenfield

    Dwayne McClelland, 74, of Greenfield died April 25, 2015, at Greenfield Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Satu ...
    April 29, 2015 - 10:49 am
  • Juanita Matthews – Diagonal

    Juanita Matthews, 92, of Diagonal died April 27, 2015, at Clearview Home in Clearfield. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, May 1, at the United C ...
    April 29, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • Charl Grinstead – Creston

    Charl “Catfish” Grinstead, 72, of Creston died April 21, 2015, at Greater Regional Medical Center. Private services will be held at a later date. Powe ...
    April 28, 2015 - 1:32 pm
  • Juanita Matthews – Diagonal

    Juanita Matthews, 92, of Diagonal died April 27, 2015, at Clearview Home in Clearfield. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, May 1, at the Uni ...
    April 28, 2015 - 1:33 pm
  • Evelyn Sandquist – Afton

    Evelyn Sandquist, 80, of Afton, formerly of the Elloitt and Red Oak areas, died April 26, 2015, at Afton Care Center. Evelyn is the mother of Betty Sp ...
    April 28, 2015 - 1:36 pm
  • Richard Franklin – Mount Ayr

    Master Chief Petty Officer Richard Dwain Franklin, U.S. Navy (retired), 84, of Mount Ayr, formerly of Creston, died April 27, 2015. Memorial and milit ...
    April 28, 2015 - 1:37 pm
  • Dwayne McClelland – Greenfield

    Dwayne McClelland, 74, of Greenfield died April 25, 2015. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at the United Methodist Church in Greenf ...
    April 28, 2015 - 1:38 pm
  • Police

    Jalen Hallman, 19, of Roseville, Minn., was charged with discharging a weapon within city limits 3:2 ...
    May 1, 2015 - 10:27 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 11:03 p.m., Thursday, South Vine Street.Medical, 1:38 a.m., today, Grand Avenu ...
    May 1, 2015 - 10:24 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousAssistance, 12:10 p.m., Tuesday, North Elm Street.Medical, 2:26 p.m., Tuesday, Commerce ...
    April 30, 2015 - 10:26 am
  • Police

    Alexandria Catherine Herbert, 18, of King City, Mo., was charged with third-degree criminal mischief ...
    April 30, 2015 - 10:24 am
  • Accident

    Megan Nichole Sutton, 29, of Lorimor was cited for failure to obey a stop sign and yield the right o ...
    April 29, 2015 - 10:25 am
  • Police

    Trevor James Perrigo, 22, of Clive was charged on a Union County warrant for failure to appear on a ...
    April 29, 2015 - 10:25 am
  • Adair County Sheriff

    Verna Li Ilene Rippeto, 57, of Adair was charged with domestic assault 10:25 p.m. April 20 in Adair ...
    April 28, 2015 - 10:20 am
  • Afton Police

    MiscellaneousTalk to officer, 7:31 a.m., April 20.Animal call, 11:45 a.m., April 20.Talk to officer, ...
    April 28, 2015 - 10:19 am
  • Police

    Carrie Nawacy Pendegraft, 36, 1203 Monroe Ave., was charged on a Union County warrant for controlled ...
    April 28, 2015 - 10:18 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 1:12 a.m., today, North Walnut Street.Medical, 3:08 a.m., today, North Maple S ...
    April 28, 2015 - 10:18 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsMay 4-8Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-24 ...
    May 1, 2015 - 10:58 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 - 10:54 am
  • Club news

    Ladies Lakeshore AuxiliaryLadies Lakeshore Auxiliary met April 15.Canasta winners were Wanda Nash, f ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsDateMenu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsApril 20-24Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-78 ...
    April 17, 2015 - 10:46 am
  • Club news

    Afton Federated Garden ClubThe regular meeting of the Afton Federated Garden Club was held March 13 ...
    April 17, 2015 - 10:45 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsApril 13-17Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-78 ...
    April 10, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • Club news

    Creston Ladies Literary CircleCreston Ladies Literary Circle met April 4 at the home of Connie Rhine ...
    April 10, 2015 - 10:57 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsApril 6-10Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782 ...
    April 3, 2015 - 9:58 am

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