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  • Photo package: Meals from the Heartland

    Southwestern Community College hosted Meals from the Heartland Thursday for Pay it Forward Week. The event was the largest on record for SWCC, packagi ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:56 am
  • Technology initiative launched at Creston Schools

    Technology is advancing. Creston Community School District Superintendent Steve McDermott gave a presentation of a new district-wide technology initia ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:56 am
  • EU superintendent Pam Vogel to resign in June

    East Union Superintendent Pam Vogel has announced she will resign this June to take an assistant superintendent position at Regional School District N ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • GIS Workshop available in Adair County

    Adair County residents have new tools available to them. Pam Jensen, Adair County assessor, and the Adair County Board of Supervisors have announced c ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • CHS calendar

    April 27-May 3 Monday 4:30 p.m. JV boys soccer against Atlantic, here. 6 p.m. varsity boys soccer against Atlantic, here.
    April 24, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • GRMC Auxiliary awards $5,000 in scholarships

    Greater Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recently awarded five, $1,000 scholarships to area applicants pursuing careers in health care.
    April 24, 2015 - 11:56 am
  • Horning awarded best student reporter

    MUNCIE, Ind. — Ball State University senior Payne Horning, a Creston High School graduate, was named best student reporter by Indiana Associated Press ...
    April 23, 2015 - 1:27 pm
  • Crest Baptist to host jewelry sale to benefit women at risk

    Crest Baptist Church, 1211 N. Poplar, will be hosting a Women at Risk, International (WAR) jewelry/accessories party noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday.
    April 23, 2015 - 1:20 pm
  • Secret Church simulcast to be held at Crest Baptist

    Join Crest Baptist Church 6 p.m. to midnight Friday at the church, 1211 N. Poplar, Creston, for the Secret Church simulcast. This intense, six hours o ...
    April 23, 2015 - 1:23 pm
  • 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 this week (Ap ...
    April 23, 2015 - 1:27 pm
  • Riverside avenges 2014 defeat

    Creston was unable to duplicate its home victory over Oakland Riverside from 2014, falling 3-1 to the Bulldogs Thursday at Panther Field.
    April 24, 2015 - 12:24 am
  • Panther girls win Tiger-Knight Relays

    CARROLL — The Creston girls track team accomplished its goal Thursday night.That goal was to win the ...
    April 24, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • Panther tennis teams sweep Audubon

    Creston/O-M picked up a pair of victories over Audubon Thursday, sweeping the boys meet 9-0 at the Southwestern Community College courts and winning 7 ...
    April 24, 2015 - 12:24 am
  • Panther golfers sweep at Happy Hollow

    CORNING — The Creston/O-M golf teams put together impressive victories here Thursday at Happy Hollow Country Club.
    April 24, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • Falcons rally past Southwestern

    CENTERVILLE — Indian Hills took advantage of five errors committed by the visiting Southwestern Spartans in taking a 9-6 win Wednesday at Pat Daughert ...
    April 24, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • Bowling league scores

    PANTHER LANESAstro MixedApril 12Team PointsEllis Poore 86Rhine Body Repair 78Corner Clippers 76.5Pan ...
    April 24, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • Sports briefs

    Southwestern will host the Iowa Collegiate Shooting Sports Conference Championships Saturday at the High Lakes Outdoor Alliance range northeast of Thr ...
    April 24, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • Area girls track

    Lady Jays InviteBONDURANT — Mount Ayr’s throwers had a successful night here Tuesday at the Lady Jay ...
    April 24, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • DNR offers guidance for turkey hunters in areas near avian flu

    The highly-pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus has been confirmed in a domestic turkey facility in Buena Vista County and a domestic chicken facil ...
    April 24, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Slow start sinks Panther boys at The Harvester

    RHODES — The Creston/O-M boys golf team got out to a slow start on the front nine here Tuesday at the Harvester Golf Club, and couldn't recover, as th ...
    April 22, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • Earla Clark – Afton

    Earla Clark, 78, of Afton died April 23, 2015, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Celebration of life services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Earla Clark – Afton

    Earla Clark, 78, of Afton died April 23, 2015, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Services are pending at Powers Funeral Home, 612 N. Dod ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Naomi Dunphy – Creston

    Naomi Dunphy, 96, of Creston, died Wed. April 22, 2015 at the Crest Haven Care Centre in Creston. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:33 am
  • Orlo and Mary Jane Tyler – Creston

    Tyler Family Remembrance On the afternoon of Sunday, May 24, 2015, the children of Orlo and Mary Jan ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:33 am
  • Naomi Dunphy – Creston

    Naomi Dunphy, 96, of Creston died April 22, 2015, at Crest Haven Care Centre. Services are pending at Powers Funeral Home at the junction of highways ...
    April 22, 2015 - 12:55 pm
  • Willetta Marie Weeks – Creston

    Willetta Marie was born December 8, 1970 in Omaha, NE to George Bernard Orr and Bernice Cordelia (Bersheid) Orr. Services were held 10 a.m. Tuesday, ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:33 am
  • Velma C. Campbell – Prescott

    Velma C. Campbell, 91, of Prescott died April 19, 2015, at Crest Haven Care Center in Creston. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 23 ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:33 am
  • Charles Grinstead – Creston

    Charles Grinstead, 72, of Creston died April 21, 2015, at Greater Regional Medical Center. Services are pending at Powers Funeral Home, junction of Hi ...
    April 21, 2015 - 10:24 am
  • Maxine Huntington – Creston

    Maxine Huntington, 78, of Creston went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines, Iowa. Funeral S ...
    April 21, 2015 - 10:23 am
  • Betty Snyder – Murray

    Betty Snyder, 57, of Murray died April 18, 2015, at her home near Thayer. Services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, April 23, at Kale Funeral Home, 301 ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Police

    Timothy Charles Fechter, 51, 619 N. Birch St., was charged with disorderly conduct, second-degree at ...
    April 24, 2015 - 10:32 am
  • Adams County Sheriff

    Ronald Chester Kingery Jr., 43, of Corning was charged with operating while intoxicated 3:50 p.m. Th ...
    April 24, 2015 - 10:30 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 9:02 p.m., Thursday, South Sumner Street. ...
    April 24, 2015 - 10:26 am
  • Police

    Thomas Dollen, 31, address unknown, was charged on a Union County warrant for failure to appear on o ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousOdor investigation, 9:53 p.m., Wednesday, Sherman Avenue. ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Sheriff

    Terry Lynn Phelps Jr., 39, of Boone was charged on a Department of Corrections warrant for probation ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Police

    MiscellaneousInformation, 11 a.m., Monday, Myrtle Street.Fraud, 11:30 a.m., Monday, North Pine Stree ...
    April 22, 2015 - 10:24 am
  • Accident

    No citations were issued after an accident 11:21 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Wyoming Avenue a ...
    April 22, 2015 - 10:23 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousAlarm, 8:20 a.m., Tuesday, East Howard Street. ...
    April 22, 2015 - 10:22 am
  • Adair County Sheriff

    Adam William Byrnes, 21, of Redfield was charged on an Adair County warrant for assault with no inte ...
    April 21, 2015 - 9:59 am
  • Waddingham: Gearing up for PIF Week

    One of my favorite signs of spring is when the magnolia trees erupt into full blossom and the grass springs back to its lively green color.
    April 24, 2015 - 10:01 am
  • Richardson: A reunion with my childhood

    First of all, I want to personally thank everyone who has taken the time to boost my self-esteem these past two weeks. I’ve had several comments on ho ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:56 am
  • Please respect the ISSB gardens

    I'm passionate about designing and planting the gardens for ISSB, and I hear people appreciate the beauty when they drive or walk by. The Adams Street ...
    April 17, 2015 - 10:29 am
  • Poolman: Comics, firefighting blurring gender lines

    A few months ago, I sat on the couch of my friend Nicole Shope watching something on Netflix.We were ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Salute to our veterans

    From Marion E. Chubick, U.S. Army veteranCrestonOur area veterans deserve recognition for their sacr ...
    April 9, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • Paulsen: Tax time is upon us

    Next Wednesday is April 15, otherwise known as tax day. If you don’t have your taxes done yet, you best get going on all the fun or else get your exte ...
    April 9, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • Richardson: The misadventures of a baby-faced journalist

    Looking “old” is never something I've been good at. Maybe it's because I'm quiet. Maybe it's the glasses. Maybe it's my inability to grow anything on ...
    April 7, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • Celebrate Week Of the Young Child

    From Brandi Snyder, president of Green Valley Chapter of the Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children
    April 7, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • Poolman: Life is short

    As I get older, I keep learning new life lessons. Recently, the lesson that has been playing over and over in front of me is that life is short, and w ...
    April 2, 2015 - 10:48 am
  • Thank you

    Members of Creston First United Methodist Church would like to thank the community for supporting Creston Police and Union County Sheriff's department ...
    April 1, 2015 - 11:05 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
  • Club news

    Ladies Lakeshore AuxiliaryLadies Lakeshore Auxiliary met March 25.Canasta winners were Wanda Nash, f ...
    April 3, 2015 - 9:57 am
  • Club news

    Ladies Lakeshore AuxiliaryLadies Lakeshore Auxiliary met March 18.Canasta winners were Mary Kline, f ...
    March 27, 2015 - 10:18 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsMarch 30-April 3Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 6 ...
    March 27, 2015 - 10:18 am

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