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  • No relief in sight for worsening drought conditions

    Drought conditions along the Highway 34 corridor in southern Iowa began in late May and haven’t improved yet.According to State Climatologis ...
    Aug. 15, 2017 - 11:12 am
  • Can Eagle XC fly just as high?

    AFTON — East Union’s girls cross country squad heads into 2017 without the benefit of several leaders who have hung around since the beginni ...
    Aug. 15, 2017 - 3:19 am
  • 5 Minutes with Darwin West, West and Frey Auctioneers

    HOMETOWN: Creston. I've been here since 1965CURRENT EMPLOYMENT: An auctioneer and driving the school bus.FAVORITE PART OF CRESTON: I don't h ...
    Aug. 14, 2017 - 11:06 am
  • Lavender business in bloom

    The light aroma of lavender oil wafts throughout the small laundry room in the basement, bunches of purple flowered stems hanging upside dow ...
    Aug. 14, 2017 - 11:05 am
  • Collection 'nuts' coming to Creston

    Mr. Peanut, Planters Peanut and collection enthusiasts alike will have plenty to talk about come Friday.The Peanut Pals Midwest Chapter 30-y ...
    Aug. 11, 2017 - 11:10 am
  • Updates made to CCHS facilities

    The athletic wing of Creston Community High School features a new look for visitors when school and athletic competitions begin this fall.Up ...
    Aug. 11, 2017 - 11:09 am
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  • Green Valley Lake testing high for microcystins

    Nearly every summer, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources sends out a series of press releases saying Green Valley Lake in Creston has tested posi ...
    Aug. 15, 2017 - 11:13 am
  • Creston man dies in Idaho highway accident

    BOISE, IDAHO — A 70-year-old Creston man died Friday when he was thrown from a vehicle onto Interstate 84 near Mountain Home.
    Aug. 15, 2017 - 11:05 am
  • Twilight tour of county lakes planned

    The Union Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is sponsoring a twilight tour 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, of Union County’s Three Mile and 12 Mi ...
    Aug. 15, 2017 - 10:56 am
  • Red Cross blood shortage continues

    Thousands of people have responded to the emergency call for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, but there co ...
    Aug. 15, 2017 - 10:56 am
  • Dudley exhibits champion beef performance

    Jennifer Dudley of Stuart won the individual beef performance division at the 2017 Adair County Fair.
    Aug. 15, 2017 - 10:54 am
  • Shaw Media purchases ACFP and FO

    Shaw Media, owner of the Creston News Advertiser, has purchased the Adair County Free Press and Fontanelle Observer from Carroll-based Herald Publishi ...
    Aug. 14, 2017 - 11:03 am
  • UNDERWATER IN THE MIDWEST

    Scuba diving allows participants to explore the depths of the earth in an unparelleled way.And, the ...
    Aug. 14, 2017 - 11:08 am
  • CCHS calendar

    Aug. 14-19Monday4 to 8 p.m. HS football practice.TuesdayNew teacher workshops.4 to 8 p.m. HS footbal ...
    Aug. 14, 2017 - 9:42 am
  • No relief in sight for worsening drought conditions

    Drought conditions along the Highway 34 corridor in southern Iowa began in late May and haven’t improved yet.
    Aug. 15, 2017 - 11:12 am
  • SWCC board approves five-year facilities construction plan

    The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Board of Directors approved a five-year facilities building and construction plan during Tuesday’s regular m ...
    Aug. 11, 2017 - 10:54 am
  • Delmar Wilson - Corning

    Delmar Wilson, 76, of Corning died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at CHI Health Mercy Hospital in Corning. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Au ...
    Aug. 15, 2017 - 10:59 am
  • Cleone Hosfield - Mount Ayr

    Cleone (Johnson) Hosfield, 89, of Mount Ayr died Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, ...
    Aug. 15, 2017 - 10:59 am
  • Joan Asbury - Creston

    Joan Asbury, 91, of Creston died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, at Creston Specialty Care in Creston. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at ...
    Aug. 15, 2017 - 10:59 am
  • Delmar Wilson - Corning

    Delmar Wilson, 76, of Corning died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at CHI Health Mercy Hospital in Corning. Funeral services are pending at Pearson Family Fu ...
    Aug. 14, 2017 - 11:04 am
  • William Jones - Afton

    William G. Jones, 86, of Afton died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, at Afton Care Center in Afton. Celebration of life services will be noon Wednesday, Aug. ...
    Aug. 14, 2017 - 11:04 am
  • Arlene Grimm - Winterset

    Celebration of life funeral services for Arlene Gwendolyn (Robinson) Grimm, 96, of Winterset, who died Aug. 10, 2017, at West Bridge Care Center, will ...
    Aug. 14, 2017 - 11:04 am
  • Joan Asbury - Creston

    Joan Asbury, 91, of Creston died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, at Creston Specialty Care in Creston. Funeral services are pending at Pearson Family Funeral S ...
    Aug. 14, 2017 - 11:04 am
  • Jack Cruise — Corning

    Jack Cruise, 90, of Corning died Aug. 10, 2017, at Accura Healthcare in Stanton. Mass of Christian ...
    Aug. 11, 2017 - 11:28 am
  • William G. Jones — Afton

    William G. Jones, 86, of Afton died Aug. 9, 2017, at the Afton Care Center in Afton. Celebration of ...
    Aug. 11, 2017 - 11:26 am
  • Herbert "Hub" Brantner — Lenox

    Herbert “Hub” Brantner was born Aug. 14, 1928, in Dixon, Illinois, and passed away peacefully at the Lenox Care Center in Lenox on July 27, 2017. He w ...
    Aug. 10, 2017 - 10:53 am
  • Police

    Jack Howard Davis, 49, of Orient was charged with unlawful possession of prescription drugs and driv ...
    Aug. 7, 2017 - 1:34 pm
  • Police

    Dale Edward Young of Cromwell reported several power tools were taken between Monday and Thursday fr ...
    Aug. 4, 2017 - 9:54 am
  • Fire

    Creston firefighters responded to a grass fire 5:26 p.m. Monday on Kingfisher Avenue.According to a ...
    Aug. 4, 2017 - 9:54 am
  • Sheriff

    Allen Glen Milligan, 53, of Creston was charged on a Clay County, Missouri, warrant for driving whil ...
    Aug. 4, 2017 - 9:54 am
  • Adair County Sheriff

    Michael Lynn Huddleson, 37, of Fontanelle was charged with driving while license is denied or revoked 8:15 p.m. July 24 in Adair County.
    Aug. 3, 2017 - 12:54 pm
  • Ringgold County Sheriff

    Joshua Kenichi Burgess, 26, of Bellevue, Nebraska, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia ...
    Aug. 4, 2017 - 9:00 am
  • Accidents

    No citations were issued after an accident 1:15 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Highway 34 and Kingfisher Avenue east of Creston.
    July 25, 2017 - 2:50 pm
  • Sheriff

    Gary Eugene Edwards, 52, of Lorimor was charged on a Union County warrant for domestic abuse assault 12:30 a.m. Sunday at the Law Enforcement Center.
    July 25, 2017 - 2:49 pm
  • Adair County Sheriff

    MiscellaneousAccident, 5:58 a.m., July 16.Assist, 11:31 a.m., July 16.Trespassing, 4:36 p.m., July 1 ...
    July 25, 2017 - 2:49 pm
  • Police

    John Vanscoy, 31, 300 N. Maple St., was charged for driving while barred 4:10 p.m., Monday at the intersection of New York Avenue and South Sumner Str ...
    July 25, 2017 - 2:49 pm
  • We've got a lot going for us in Creston

    From Sandy StalkerCrestonAn extraordinary thing happened one day last week. While sitting in my favo ...
    Aug. 15, 2017 - 11:04 am
  • Stepping outside your comfort zone

    Author and poet T. S. Elliot once famously said, “If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?”
    Aug. 15, 2017 - 11:04 am
  • Things that will help you grow spiritually

    Here are suggestions to grow spiritually: • Live and work to reach others each day as if you knew the world were going to come to an end next Sunday n ...
    Aug. 14, 2017 - 9:43 am
  • UCDA explained

    We get questions all of the time asking about what we do, what projects we are working on, what role we played, etc. And, although some projects are c ...
    Aug. 10, 2017 - 10:42 am
  • It's Iowa State Fair time and the eclipse

    Today the Iowa State Fair starts its 10-day run in Des Moines. It looks like there are a number of new things going at the fair this year, including t ...
    Aug. 10, 2017 - 10:42 am
  • Save the date, friends

    The Beatles famously wrote that we “get by with a little help from” our friends. This is true for all walks of life, in some way or another, but it ri ...
    Aug. 9, 2017 - 10:34 am
  • GRMC wants to provide greater access to quality care

    From Monte Neitzel CEO Greater Regional Medical CenterDear GRMC providers and staff, Over the past f ...
    Aug. 8, 2017 - 11:07 am
  • It's my favorite month of the year

    Two days ago marked the beginning of my favorite month of the year: August. This month marks the continuation of my favorite season, my parents annive ...
    Aug. 3, 2017 - 12:58 pm
  • The peculiar political moment

    We've arrived at a peculiar political moment. It might be fair to say we've been in one for quite some time.
    Aug. 3, 2017 - 12:57 pm
  • August happenings

    Creston’s Crazy Summer Sales Days and the Iowa Sales Tax Holiday are back. Both events will take place this Friday and Saturday, Aug. 4-5, citywide. C ...
    Aug. 3, 2017 - 10:42 am
  • Club news

    The weekly Kiwanis meeting was held 12:05 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, at the Windrow meeting room with 18 members and one guest. President-elect Korina Loud ...
    Aug. 14, 2017 - 9:42 am
  • Reunions

    Ehm reunionThe annual Ehm reunion will be held at noon Aug. 13 at Pizza Ranch in Creston.— — — — — — ...
    Aug. 14, 2017 - 9:42 am
  • Congregate meals

    Aug. 14-18 Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. Monday: sloppy joe, roasted diced potatoes, mixed vegetables, hamburger bun, p ...
    Aug. 14, 2017 - 9:42 am
  • Congregate meals

    Aug. 7-11 Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. Monday: chicken and dumplings, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, multigrain bread, cho ...
    Aug. 4, 2017 - 11:03 am
  • Club news

    Iowa Alpha Sigma Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi enjoyed a social evening Thursday, July 27, at El Ranchito in Afton with all members in attendance.
    Aug. 4, 2017 - 11:02 am
  • Club news

    Friends of the Library (FOL) met July 17 with the following members present, Starr Cure, Jessica Duncan, Judy Hoakison, Cari Jack, Bunny Norton, Kay R ...
    July 28, 2017 - 10:42 am
  • Congregate meals

    July 31 - Aug. 4 Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. Monday: beef and rice casserole, whole kernel corn, Brussels sprouts, wh ...
    July 28, 2017 - 10:43 am
  • Reunions

    Creston High School class of 1957 held its 60th class reunion from June 30 through July 2. Activities started with an informal get together and supper ...
    July 21, 2017 - 10:30 am
  • Club news

    Elzevir Reading Circle met Monday, June 26, at the home of Terry Ammon. Ammon opened the meeting at 1:40 p.m.
    July 21, 2017 - 10:28 am
  • Congregate meals

    July 24-28 Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. Monday: sausage with onions and peppers, baked potato, sour cream, broccoli, h ...
    July 21, 2017 - 10:28 am

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