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  • Creston Middle School to present musical 'Character Street'

    Creston Middle School students will perform a puppet musical by composer Andy Beck 5:30 p.m. Monday at the CMS gym.
    April 17, 2015 - 10:49 am
  • ServSafe class to be held in May

    ServSafe, the national certification program for food service managers, will be held May 11 at ISU Extension and Outreach Taylor County Office in Bedf ...
    April 17, 2015 - 10:40 am
  • 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 23-26 duri ...
    April 17, 2015 - 10:46 am
  • Creston prom scheduled Saturday

    Creston High School's prom "A Black Tie Affair" is Saturday. The public is welcome to attend pictures from 4 to 5 p.m. at Maple Street Memories as wel ...
    April 17, 2015 - 10:38 am
  • Harris awarded DAR Good Citizen

    Nancy McKay Harsh Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution named Ashley Lynn Harris of Creston as the winner of the DAR Good Citizen award.
    April 17, 2015 - 10:39 am
  • DAR names essay winners

    Nancy McKay Harsh Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution awarded winners of American history and Christopher Columbus essays at their meeting Ap ...
    April 17, 2015 - 10:34 am
  • CHS calendar

    April 20-26MondayFFA State Leadership Conference, Ames.4:30 p.m. JV/varsity boys tennis against Clar ...
    April 17, 2015 - 10:34 am
  • What's new at Orient Library

    Learning ExpressDid you know the Orient Public Library offers 24/7 remote access to Learning Express ...
    April 17, 2015 - 10:33 am
  • UCC Church to host pulled pork, brisket dinner

    A pulled pork or brisket dinner prepared by Up in Smoke in Afton will be served 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the United Church of Christ Congrega ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • Alliant Energy Trees Forever Program awards 34th grant for Creston

    The Creston FFA Chapter and Southwestern Community College Agriculture Department partnered together to plant 52 deciduous trees valued at $9,995 in C ...
    April 16, 2015 - 1:49 pm
  • Panthers first, Wolverines fourth at Fox Run

    COUNCIL BLUFFS — The Creston/O-M boys golf team took advantage of stellar conditions here Thursday at Fox Run Golf Club to post a dominant victory at ...
    April 17, 2015 - 2:11 am
  • Panther girls win first tournament of year

    SHENANDOAH — The Creston/O-M girls golf team made a statement here Thursday by posting a big win at the Fillie Invitational at American Legion Country ...
    April 17, 2015 - 2:11 am
  • Creston boys rally for 2-1 road victory

    DENISON — Creston snared the momentum away from Denison-Schleswig in taking a 2-1 victory Thursday night.
    April 17, 2015 - 2:11 am
  • Panther girls fall, 1-0

    DENISON — Both teams were seeking their first win of the season, and a first-half goal held up for a Denison-Schleswig 1-0 victory over visiting Crest ...
    April 17, 2015 - 2:11 am
  • Panthers finish with a flourish

    GLENWOOD — In his fifth year at the helm of Creston girls track, coach Clay Arnold isn't sure he's seen anything like Thursday night's performance her ...
    April 17, 2015 - 2:11 am
  • Friendly rivalry produces unforgettable 800 race

    “Tonight, Creston was Tracktown, Iowa for the 800.”That’s how Mount Ayr head boys track coach Brad E ...
    April 17, 2015 - 2:16 am
  • Panthers show improvement at home meet

    For the second straight year, the Panther Relays featured a perfect night for track and field on the last night for Drake Relays qualifying.
    April 17, 2015 - 2:16 am
  • Spartan relay team qualifies for nationals at Jim Duncan Invite

    DES MOINES —The Southwestern Community College track and field team went up against some tough competition here last weekend and held its own at the J ...
    April 16, 2015 - 12:57 am
  • Panther girls second at Bearcat High School Invitational

    MARYVILLE, Mo. — The Creston girls track team got a new experience here Tuesday when it traveled to the Bearcat High School Invitational.
    April 16, 2015 - 12:52 am
  • Area boys track

    NV recordsEARLHAM — Nodaway Valley set a pair of meet and stadium records here Tuesday at the Earlha ...
    April 16, 2015 - 12:52 am
  • David Sidie – Creston

    David Sidie, 65, of Creston died April 15, 2015, at his home in Creston.No local services will be he ...
    April 17, 2015 - 10:32 am
  • James C. Aldridge – Des Moines

    James C. Aldridge passed away April 12 at Wesley Acres in Des Moines. A Memorial Service in celebration of his life will be held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:32 am
  • David Sidie – Creston

    David Sidie, 65, of Creston died April 15, 2015, at his home in Creston. Services are pending at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 25 and 34.
    April 16, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • Mamie Ramsbottom – Frisco, Texas

    Mamie L. Ramsbottom, 92, of Frisco, Texas, formerly of Creston, died April 11, 2015, at Prairie Estates Nursing Home in Frisco, Texas. Funeral service ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:34 am
  • Elsie Lamb – Creston

    Elsie Lamb, 81, of Iowa City, formerly of Creston, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on April 10, 2015 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City ...
    April 14, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Roger Timm Fay – Corning

    Roger Timm Fay, 67, of Corning died April 7, 2015, at his home. Celebration of life services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, April 17, at Pearson Family ...
    April 14, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Mamie Ramsbottom – Frisco, Texas

    Mamie Ramsbottom, 92, of Frisco, Texas, formerly of Creston, died April 11, 2015, at Prairie Estates Nursing Home, Frisco, Texas. Services are pending ...
    April 13, 2015 - 10:24 am
  • Marilyn Richards – Mount Ayr

    Marilyn Richards, 83, of Mount Ayr died April 10, 2015, at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 14, at the ...
    April 14, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Basil and Juanita Willett – Murray

    A celebration of life for Basil and Juanita Willett, formerly of Murray, will be held 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at Murray Community Center. Drin ...
    April 9, 2015 - 10:59 am
  • Timm Fay – Corning

    Timm Fay, 67, of Corning died April 7, 2015, at his home in Corning. Services are pending at Pearson Family Funeral Service, 701 Seventh St., Corning.
    April 8, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousAlarm, 3:01 p.m., Thursday, 170th Street.Burn complaint, 6:20 p.m., Thursday, South Bir ...
    April 17, 2015 - 10:42 am
  • Police

    MiscellaneousTrespassing, 7:21 a.m., Thursday, Laurel Street.Harassing communication, 8:21 a.m., Thu ...
    April 17, 2015 - 10:41 am
  • Sheriff

    Joshua James Koder, 31, of Winterset was charged on a Department of Corrections warrant for probatio ...
    April 17, 2015 - 10:40 am
  • Police

    Lance Lynam, 44, of Lorimor was charged on a Union County warrant for failure to appear on an origin ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 11:37 a.m., Wednesday, North Lincoln Street.Alarm, 7:59 p.m., Wednesday, West ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • Police

    Jeff E. Mendenhall, 60, of Corning was charged with driving while revoked and driving while barred 6 ...
    April 15, 2015 - 10:13 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 8:25 a.m., Tuesday, New York Avenue.Medical, 9:04 a.m., Tuesday, 190th Street. ...
    April 15, 2015 - 10:12 am
  • Police

    Shane Lee Sanden, 38, 313 N. Birch St., was charged with second-offense operating while intoxicated ...
    April 14, 2015 - 9:46 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 2:02 p.m., Wednesday, South Mulberry Street.Medical, 9:36 a.m., Thursday, Pole ...
    April 14, 2015 - 9:45 am
  • Adair County Sheriff

    MiscellaneousAccident, 6:36 a.m., April 6.Domestic dispute, 1:48 p.m., April 6.Traffic complaint, 7: ...
    April 14, 2015 - 9:45 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
  • A behind the scenes look at a jazz competition

    I took a rare day off Tuesday and made the journey up to Des Moines to help support my girlfriend Pam and her high school band at the Iowa Jazz Champi ...
    April 1, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • PETERSON: An elite athletic program runs under the state radar

    The Creston/O-M wrestling team went 17-0 in regular season duals —winning the Hawkeye 10 for the sixth time since 2006 — and claimed tournament champi ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:33 pm
  • 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
  • Club news

    Ladies Lakeshore AuxiliaryLadies Lakeshore Auxiliary met Feb. 25.Canasta winners were Joan Chubick, ...
    March 6, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Club news

    AuxiliaryA GRMC Auxiliary meeting was held Feb. 9 in the MAP Conference beginning at 10:07 a.m. A t ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 10:54 am

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