Fair
50°FFairFull Forecast

More News

  • A bunch of hams

    With about 20 members from Union and the surrounding counties, SWIARA helps during disaster situations, parades and, for the first time this ...
    May 21, 2015 - 11:48 am
  • Throwback Thursday

    Today is May 21, the 141st day of the year. There are 224 days left in 2015. Below are news items from the Creston News Advertiser for this ...
    May 21, 2015 - 11:11 am
  • THE BEAST INCARNATE

    There’s only one way to describe Creston senior Jay Wolfe.“He’s a beast,” said Creston head boys basketball coach Brett Watson.Wolfe has exc ...
    May 19, 2015 - 1:05 am
  • Panthers sail to district

    ATLANTIC — Creston/O-M dominated the Class 3A sectional golf tournament Friday at Atlantic Golf and Country Club, scoring a 21-stroke victor ...
    May 18, 2015 - 12:14 pm
  • Four-sport standout leads Panthers to new heights

    Natalie Mostek’s high school sports career got off to an inconspicuous start.Coming out of her eighth-grade year, she dressed varsity for oc ...
    May 19, 2015 - 12:58 am
  • Associate degree in nursing just the beginning for Denise Coleman

    As patient care manager at Ringgold County Hospital, Denise Coleman oversees a large department of nurses and a variety of hospital function ...
    May 14, 2015 - 11:50 am
  • Local News

  • Local Sports

  • Obituaries

  • Police Beat

  • Opinion

  • Community

  • State

  • Nation & World

  • 'All for one, one for all'

    The building blocks are there for Creston to win its sixth Hawkeye 10 Conference championship in seven years in softball.
    May 21, 2015 - 9:45 am
  • Sports briefs

    Pairings have been set for the boys tennis team substate round involving the Creston/Orient-Macksburg Panthers, now that all preliminary substate matc ...
    May 21, 2015 - 9:45 am
  • Outdoor news

    Spring fishing is often some of the best for the entire year. Water temperature allows for fish to be active during the entire day and many fish are i ...
    May 21, 2015 - 1:32 am
  • High school soccer rankings

    CEDAR RAPIDS — There is little area change in the latest boys soccer rankings, released on Tuesday, by the Iowa High School Soccer Coaches Association ...
    May 21, 2015 - 1:33 am
  • Golf league scores

    PINE VALLEYIndustrial LeagueMay 4TeamPointsDefending Champs20Graham-Willets20Cheers-Cheers19Croo ...
    May 21, 2015 - 1:31 am
  • SWCC harriers set three school records at national championship meet

    HUTCHINSON, Kan. —The Southwestern Community College men’s track team came away with three school re ...
    May 20, 2015 - 1:50 am
  • Young players inherit positions in Panther baseball

    It's a changing of the guard in Creston baseball this summer, as coach Steve Birchard hopes the lessons passed on by last year's seven seniors pay div ...
    May 20, 2015 - 1:50 am
  • Area events in medal contention at state track

    DES MOINES — When the 2015 Co-ed State Track Meet kicks off here Thursday morning, a number of area individuals and relays will be in the hunt for med ...
    May 20, 2015 - 1:41 am
  • Watson resigns as Creston boys basketball coach

    For the second time in as many years, Creston athletic director Jeff Bevins will have to conduct a search for a new head boys basketball coach.
    May 20, 2015 - 1:41 am
  • Spartan basketball signs two recruits

    Jordan Johnson, Des Moines Roosevelt High School senior, has signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his academic and basketball career at Sout ...
    May 20, 2015 - 1:50 am
  • Dennis Case – Creston

    Dennis Case, 58, of Creston died May 19, 2015, at Greater Regional Hospice Home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, May 22, at Pearson Family Fun ...
    May 21, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Brandon Hanson – Pinellas Park, Fla.

    Brandon Hanson, 34, of Pinellas Park, Fla., formerly of Creston, died May 21, 2015, in Florida. Services are pending at Powers Funeral Home, junction ...
    May 21, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • LaVerne Bovaird – Prescott

    LaVerne Bovaird, 93, of Prescott died May 15, 2015, at Corning Nursing and Rehab. Celebration of life services will be 10 a.m. Friday, May 22, at Merc ...
    May 21, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Edward Larson – Corning

    Edward Larson, 73, of Corning died May 18, 2015, at Corning Nursing and Rehab Center. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 21, at Saint P ...
    May 20, 2015 - 10:16 am
  • Dennis Case – Creston

    Dennis Case, 58, of Creston died May 19, 2015, at Greater Regional Hospice Home. Services are pending at Pearson Family Funeral Service, 809 W. Montgo ...
    May 20, 2015 - 10:59 am
  • Donald Bear – Mount Ayr

    Donald Bear, 82, of Mount Ayr died May 16, 2015, at Mount Ayr Health Care Center. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, May 21, at Watson-Ar ...
    May 19, 2015 - 10:56 am
  • Loyd Lilly – Garland, Texas

    Loyd Lilly, 74, of Garland, Texas, formerly of Orient, died March 31, 2015, at his home. Celebration of life services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, May 23 ...
    May 19, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • Edward Larson – Corning

    Edward Larson, 73, of Corning died May 18, 2015, at Corning Nursing and Rehab Center. Services are pending at Pearson Family Funeral Service, 701 Seve ...
    May 19, 2015 - 10:59 am
  • Karen Mathes – Murray

    Karen Mathes, 72, of Murray died May 16, 2015, at her home. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, at Kale Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St., Osc ...
    May 18, 2015 - 11:32 am
  • Loyd Lilly – Garland, Texas

    Loyd Eugene Lilly, 74, of Garland, Texas, formerly of Orient, died March 31, 2015, at his home. Celebration of life services will be 10 a.m. Saturday ...
    May 18, 2015 - 11:33 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 9:11 a.m., Monday, North Sumner Avenue.Medical, 5:01 p.m., Monday, North Walnu ...
    May 21, 2015 - 10:13 am
  • Police

    MiscellaneousAccident, 7:54 a.m., Wednesday, North Sumner Avenue.Accident, 8:38 a.m., Wednesday, Eas ...
    May 21, 2015 - 10:13 am
  • Accident

    One accident reported by Creston Police Department and one accident reported by Union County Sheriff.
    May 21, 2015 - 10:12 am
  • Afton Police

    MiscellaneousInformation, 12:20 p.m., Thursday.Assistance, 4:03 p.m., Thursday.Talk to officer, 6:15 ...
    May 20, 2015 - 9:59 am
  • Police

    James Kermit Cook, 52, of Prescott, was charged on a Union County Warrant for first-degree harassmen ...
    May 20, 2015 - 9:59 am
  • Adair County Sheriff

    Cassandra Nichole Peterson, 21, of Stuart, was charged with possession of a controlled substance (ma ...
    May 20, 2015 - 9:59 am
  • Sherrece Patricia Kilgore, 30, of Greenfield, was charged with fifth-degree theft 3:49 p.m. Friday a ...
    May 19, 2015 - 10:21 am
  • Accidents

    Brett Mikel Cheers, 20, of Orient, was cited with failure to yield after an accident 9:43 a.m. Monda ...
    May 19, 2015 - 10:11 am
  • Police

    Lori Lee Graham, 49, 609 S. Maple St., was charged on a Union County warrant for possession of a con ...
    May 18, 2015 - 10:29 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 10:48 a.m., Friday, West Adams Street.Medical, 1:41 p.m., Saturday, Grand Aven ...
    May 18, 2015 - 10:29 am
  • Accident waiting to happen

    A young male in dark clothing rode a skateboard north on Elm Street from Howard Street for over a block on Tuesday evening after dark.
    May 19, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • It is that time again

    Spring is the usual time to celebrate the achievements of young (or older) students by honoring their school work in the exercise called graduation.
    May 19, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • Richardson: Parting is such savory sorrow

    Pizza Hut is leaving us, and I think I’m still in the denial stage.Years ago, when I was a kid, we l ...
    May 19, 2015 - 10:11 am
  • Paulsen: Graduations are upon us

    We had the SWCC graduation last weekend and now the local high schools start this weekend. The school year is just about over.
    May 19, 2015 - 10:11 am
  • Salute to our veterans

    From Marion E. Chubick, U.S. Army veteranCrestonOur area veterans deserve recognition for their sacr ...
    May 12, 2015 - 1:48 pm
  • Food for Life update

    From Ruby StephensCrestonStarting May 5, there is a new treasurer for Food for Life. Bob Mohr was el ...
    May 12, 2015 - 1:49 pm
  • Poolman: Musical, races make for great weekend

    Last weekend I had the opportunity to see a modern production of "The Lion King" Saturday at the Des Moines Civic Center. That was probably one of the ...
    May 19, 2015 - 10:11 am
  • Waddingham: A strong foundation for the next chapter

    This Friday night, the SWCC students will graduate and disperse across the country, pursuing their academic, athletic and life goals just like I did h ...
    May 6, 2015 - 2:55 pm
  • How time flies

    My, how time flies! It has only been 40 plus years ago in 1973 when we decided that Creston needed a bookstore.
    May 5, 2015 - 9:38 am
  • Protect air, water, soil

    The following is a quote from an article by Jill Richardson titled "Approval of New Chemical-Resistant GMOs Likely to Prompt Pesticide Escalation."
    May 5, 2015 - 9:38 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsMay 18-22Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782- ...
    May 15, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Reunion

    Macksburg Alumni BanquetThe Macksburg alumni banquet will be held June 6 at Macksburg United Methodi ...
    May 15, 2015 - 11:40 am
  • Club news

    Ladies Lakeshore AuxiliaryLadies Lakeshore Auxiliary met May 6.Canasta winners were Joan Chubick, fi ...
    May 15, 2015 - 11:40 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsMay 11-15Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782- ...
    May 8, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • Reunion

    Cromwell AlumniThe 84th Cromwell School alumni banquet will be May 23 at Supertel Inn and Conference ...
    May 8, 2015 - 10:59 am
  • Club news

    Union County Genealogical SocietyUnion County Genealogical Society met April 27 at Gibson Memorial L ...
    May 8, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsMay 4-8Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-24 ...
    May 1, 2015 - 10:59 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 - 10:56 am
  • Club news

    Ladies Lakeshore AuxiliaryLadies Lakeshore Auxiliary met April 15.Canasta winners were Wanda Nash, f ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:02 am

Follow Us!

View photos and stories
and interact with us!

Reader Poll

What is your favorite John Wayne movie?
True Grit
Stagecoach
Red River
The Alamo
Other