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  • Throwback Thursday

    Today is Jan. 12, the 12th day of the year. So, there are 353 days left in 2017. Below are news items from the Creston News Advertiser for t ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 10:55 am
  • Throwback Thursday

    Today is Jan. 5, the fifth day of the year. So, there are 360 days left in 2017. Below are news items from the Creston News Advertiser for t ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 11:00 am
  • Former Hawkeye teammates reunited in nonprofit venture

    WEST DES MOINES — Former University of Iowa football teammates Dallas Clark and Kyle McCann have hooked up again 15 years later in a nonprof ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 11:48 am
  • Throwback Thursday

    Today is Dec. 29, the 364th day of the year. It's a leap year. So, there are two days left in 2016. Below are news items from the Creston Ne ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 11:36 am
  • Throwback Thursday

    Today is Dec. 22, the 357th day of the year. It's a leap year. So, there are nine days left in 2016. Below are news items from the Creston N ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 11:13 am
  • Character rally photo package

    Creston Community Middle School held its character rally Wednesday at the school with guest speaker Collin Bevins, formerly of Creston, who ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 11:11 am
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  • Council to consider road upgrade options

    Creston City Council is considering borrowing up to $5 million to address one of the most significant issues facing the city – its network of roads.
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:55 am
  • Red Cross helps hundreds of thousands as 180 large disasters hit the U.S. this past year

    DES MOINES – In a year that set new records for severe and devastating weather, the American Red Cross provided more assistance to the hundreds of tho ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:29 am
  • Grand opening planned for food pantry

    The public is invited to the grand opening of Creston Area Food Pantry, Inc. and O’Riley Center. It will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the O’Ri ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:29 am
  • Money workshop series for women offered

    A local committee is planning Money Talk, a series of five workshops designed for women. The committee includes Haley Jones, Greg Driskell, Mindy Stal ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:29 am
  • Northey announces grants to promote specialty crops

    DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announced Jan. 12 the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is accepting applica ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:29 am
  • New ENT and allergy provider coming to Adair County

    GREENFIELD – Beginning in January, Elisha Hardy, MSN, ARNP, FNP-C of Wellendorf ENT will be coming to Adair County Memorial Hospital. Hardy will be of ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:55 am
  • Creston Police K-9 Minko retired

    Creston Police Department is now an employee short. Minko, the Creston Police K-9, was retired from his position Dec. 29 because of age and health iss ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 11:15 am
  • Father figure farewell

    This week, Creston pays respect to the longtime father figure of its high school.For nearly a quarte ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 12:40 pm
  • CHS calendar

    Jan. 16-21 Monday Professional development - no school. SWIMBA High School Honor Band. 4 p.m. seventh girls basketball game at Clarinda MS.
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 11:21 am
  • School lunches

    Creston Monday: no school. Tuesday: chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, mandarin oranges, homemade roll.
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 11:20 am
  • Roger Burg - Fontanelle

    Roger Burg, 63, of Fontanelle died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:56 am
  • Roger Burg - Fontanelle

    Roger Burg, 63, of Fontanelle died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 11:08 am
  • Linda Clark - Phoenix, Ariz.

    Linda Elaine Clark, 80, of Phoenix, Arizona, died Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, in a hospice home in Phoenix.
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 11:08 am
  • Michael "Shorty" McCarthy - Lorimor

    Michael McCarthy, 67, of Lorimor died Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston.
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 11:09 am
  • Evelyn Haight - Urbandale

    Evelyn Jean (Vicker) Haight, 71, of Urbandale died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines.
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 10:32 am
  • Ronald Levine - Creston

    Levine, 89, of Creston, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. Open visitation will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Mo ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 11:26 am
  • Isabelle Heinbuch - Greenfield

    Isabelle Heinbuch, 91, of Greenfield died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at Greenfield Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. Celebration of life services wi ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 11:26 am
  • Roger Burg - Fontanelle

    Roger Burg, 63, of Fontanelle died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Celebration of life services will be 11 a.m. Satur ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 11:26 am
  • Ronald Levine - Creston

    Ronald A. Levine, 89, of Creston died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. Services are pending at Powers Funeral ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 10:57 am
  • Al Clough - Ellston

    Al Clough, 85, of Ellston died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr. Graveside services will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at Ros ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 10:57 am
  • Police

    Michelle Renee Schell, 49, 408 N. Oak St., was charged with fifth-degree theft and public intoxicati ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 10:59 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousAccident, 2:32 p.m., Thursday, 190th Street.Medical, 1:20 a.m., today, North Mulberry S ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 10:59 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 7:56 p.m., Friday, Laurel Street.Alarm, 5 a.m., Saturday, South Bureau Street. ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 10:55 am
  • Sheriff

    Caleb Benjamin Fredrickson, 27, of Lorimor was charged on a Union County warrant for violation of pr ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 10:54 am
  • Police

    Erik Wesley Witt, 38, 906 E. Howard St., was charged on a Union County warrant for second-offense po ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 10:55 am
  • Police

    MiscellaneousIncomplete 911 call, 8:10 a.m., Friday, North Walnut Street.Suspicious activity, 8:19 a ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 10:56 am
  • Fire

    Creston firefighters responded to a structure fire 4:39 p.m. Saturday on 250th Street.According to a ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 10:56 am
  • Adair County Sheriff

    MiscellaneousAssistance, 12:27 a.m., Dec. 25.Attempt to locate, 8:27 a.m., Dec. 25.Assistance, 12:04 ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 9:33 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 9:19 p.m., Friday, Commerce Road.Accident, 3:04 p.m., Saturday, North Sumner A ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 9:33 am
  • Police

    MiscellaneousSuspicious person, 1:37 a.m., Saturday, North Sycamore Street.Traffic stop, 9:38 a.m., ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 9:33 am
  • Peterson: RL — a mentor and friend on and off the job

    Procrastination never works. Earlier this month, Korina Loudon of Creston created an “event” on Fac ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 11:12 am
  • Don’t stop growth

    No parent in his or her right mind wants to thwart the growth of a child God has given to them. The physical, mental, social and especially spiritual ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 10:54 am
  • Where did all the snow go to this year?

    We haven't even got enough snow to make a small snowman yet this year and here we are with winter almost half over.
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 10:45 am
  • Hargrove: Creston and Union County deserve a great public library

    I’m weary and wary of the buzz about 2016 being such a bad year. I became a dad, which is an endless source of wonders (and worry), and our library ac ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 10:59 am
  • Back in business after retirement

    From Jim and Sandy StalkerCrestonOnce in awhile, one of my ideas gets to be tested. I’d like to exte ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 10:41 am
  • Cemetery donations would be appreciated

    From Jacquie EblenCrestonSummit Cemetery, located four miles southwest of Cromwell would like to ins ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 10:40 am
  • Support local business when possible

    From Leona WestphalCorningAs I reflect on my end of life, thinking about what this business has beco ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 11:03 am
  • Peterson: Early defeat spurred dominant championship run

    I’ve been fortunate in my time at the News Advertiser to be a part of the coverage team of three Creston/O-M wrestling state championships (traditiona ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 11:11 am
  • The forward look

    “Forgetting those things which are behind ... I press toward the goal,” – Philippians 3: 13-14. The month of January is named after Janus, the Roman g ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 11:17 am
  • Poolman: Shoutout to my coworkers

    I want to give credit where credit is due this week, because for what has seemed like forever, we at the newspaper have been working nonstop to keep o ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 10:41 am
  • Congregate meals

    Jan. 16-20 Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. Monday: homemade meatloaf, tomato gravy, scalloped potatoes, green beans, mult ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 11:21 am
  • Club news

    Catholic Daughters Court Joan of Arc No. 428 met Dec. 13 in the parish hall. Following Mass, a dinner was served by the committee of Kay Kinsella, Pat ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 11:20 am
  • Club news

    DARTwelve members of the Nancy McKay Harsh Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, met Saturd ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 10:42 am
  • Congregate meals

    Jan. 9-13Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447.Monday: ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 10:42 am
  • College news

    Luther CollegeDECORAH – Scot Schaeffer, Luther College vice president for enrollment management, has ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 10:29 am
  • Club news

    Friends of the Library Friends of the Library (FOL) met Dec. 19 at the library with the following me ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 10:29 am
  • Congregate meals

    Jan. 2-6Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447.Monday: c ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 10:28 am
  • Club news

    Mary Circle of First Christian Church met Dec. 15 at A&G Steakhouse for their Christmas celebration with 11 members present. Several members read shor ...
    Dec. 23, 2016 - 10:29 am
  • Congregate meals

    Dec. 26-30Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447.Monday: ...
    Dec. 23, 2016 - 10:30 am
  • Club news

    Creston Lions Club met 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at Pizza Ranch. President Mike Duckworth opened the meeting by leading in the Pledge of Allegiance. ...
    Dec. 16, 2016 - 11:29 am

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