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  • Photo package: Jam the Gym

    More than 500 people attended the annual Jam the Gym event held Friday evening in Creston at Southwestern Community College. Stone Hammons named TWI ...
    March 30, 2015 - 12:29 pm
  • Union County receives low ranking for health outcomes, obesity in new report

    Union County finds itself in the bottom half of Iowa counties in the latest County Health Rankings report, which was released Wednesday.
    March 30, 2015 - 12:29 pm
  • CHS calendar

    March 30-April 3MondayAll-State individual speech6 p.m. girls basketball banquet, high school.Tuesda ...
    March 27, 2015 - 10:22 am
  • Another tool to use

    Unlike more populated areas, body cameras for local law enforcement may not be high on the priority list. However, Creston Police Department and Union ...
    March 27, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • Methodist Church to host spaghetti dinner fundraiser

    A community fundraiser in appreciation for the service of Creston Police/Sheriff's Departments will be held 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday at First United Metho ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:51 am
  • Community Lenten services end next week

    Mary O'Riley delivered an exemplary message on "Eyes to See Our Needs" last Sunday for the community Lenten service at the First Presbyterian Church t ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:51 am
  • Congressman Young named to subcommittee

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Iowa Congressman David Young has been named to the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Deve ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:51 am
  • College news

    Central CollegePELLA — Thirty-eight Central College psychology students were accepted to present the ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:51 am
  • Library news

    The following are titles at Gibson Memorial Library, 200 W. Howard St. Regular library hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 10 a.m. to ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:44 am
  • What's new at Orient Library

    Interested in audiobooks and eBooks? With WILBOR, you can borrow and enjoy free eBooks and audiobooks from the library's digital collection.
    March 26, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Depth gives Panther girls track added dimension

    The past several years, head coach Clay Arnold's Creston girls track and field team has gotten the most out of its athletes, despite having fewer numb ...
    March 30, 2015 - 12:34 am
  • Wolfe repeats first team All-Western Iowa

    OMAHA — The Omaha World-Herald announced its All-Western Iowa basketball selections Saturday, and several Creston and area players were included.
    March 30, 2015 - 12:34 am
  • Panther boys define success

    The Creston boys basketball team came up short of its ultimate goal of making it to the state tournament, but that doesn't mean the season wasn't a su ...
    March 30, 2015 - 12:40 am
  • Sports briefs

    Waldorf trioFOREST CITY — Former Southwestern players are part of the Waldorf College softball team. ...
    March 30, 2015 - 12:34 am
  • Sports briefs

    For the third consecutive spring, the Iowa football team will hold an open practice at Valley Stadium in West Des Moines. The open practice will take ...
    March 27, 2015 - 1:31 am
  • Spartans swept by 7th-ranked DMACC

    Errors plagued the Southwestern Community College softball team here Thursday in a doubleheader sweep at the hands of 7th-ranked DMACC.
    March 27, 2015 - 1:31 am
  • Outdoor news

    Campers anxious to reserve spots for the Fourth of July weekend should mark April 3 on their calendars, when reservations for a Friday arrival open.
    March 27, 2015 - 1:31 am
  • Panther bowlers celebrate successful season

    It was an up and down season for the Creston/O-M bowling teams this year, but the teams bowled their best on the biggest stages of the season when it ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Four area players honored on all-substate teams

    The 2015 boys basketball all-substate teams selected by the Iowa Basketball Coaches Association have ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • All-district bowlers named

    All-district bowlers have been announced by the coaches association, including Creston/O-M bowlers Blake Eddy, Jonathon Seals, Madison Hance and Charl ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • Dr. Charles A. Honnold III – Coralville

    Dr. Charles A. Honnold III, 71, of Coralville, formerly of Muscatine, died Feb. 28, 2015, at Windmill Manor Care Center. Dr. Honnold was cremated, an ...
    March 30, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • Helen Mullen – Corning

    Helen Mae Mullen, 92, of Corning died March 28, 2015, at Good Samaritan Society in Villisca. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, a ...
    March 30, 2015 - 1:33 pm
  • Olin Lovig – Red Oak

    Olin D. Lovig, 89, of Red Oak died March 26, 2015, at Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, M ...
    March 27, 2015 - 10:16 am
  • Norm Ridinger – Creston

    Norm Ridinger, 97, of Creston died March 25, 2015, at Creston Nursing and Rehab. Celebration of life services will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 30, at Po ...
    March 27, 2015 - 10:15 am
  • Norm Ridinger – Creston

    Norm Ridinger, 97, of Creston died March 25, 2015, at Creston Nursing and Rehab. Services are pending at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 ...
    March 26, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • Olin Lovig – Red Oak

    Olin Lovig, 89, of Red Oak died March 26, 2015, at Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak. Services are pending at Pearson Family Funeral Serv ...
    March 26, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • Dean E. Hoffman – Manhattan, Kan.

    Dean E. Hoffman, 89, of Meadlowlark Hills, Manhattan, Kan., formerly of rural Chapman, Kan., died March 19, 2015.
    March 25, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • ISU Extension and Outreach Week celebrated March 22-28

    Union County Extension is honoring ISU Extension and Outreach Week this week.During March 22-28, Iow ...
    March 24, 2015 - 12:36 pm
  • Jim Vicker – Osceola

    Jimmy D. Vicker, 57, of Osceola, formerly of Creston, died March 21, 2015, at Clarke County Hospital in Osceola. Celebration of life services will be ...
    March 23, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Bonnie Durham – Mount Ayr

    She passed away March 18, 2015 at the Clearview Nursing Home in Mt. Ayr, Iowa at the age of 83. Funeral Services will be 2:00 P.M. Sunday, March 22, ...
    March 23, 2015 - 10:31 am
  • Accident

    No citations were issued after an accident 7 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of West Irving and Nor ...
    March 30, 2015 - 12:45 pm
  • Fire

    Creston Fire Department responded to a hazardous material situation 4:20 p.m. Friday at the intersec ...
    March 30, 2015 - 12:39 pm
  • Police

    Dennis Jay Wilkinson, 65, of Des Moines was charged with driving while revoked 10:06 p.m. Friday at ...
    March 30, 2015 - 12:38 pm
  • Police

    Nick Wilkinson, 30, 611 W. Adams St. Apt. 6, was charged on a Union County warrant for probation vio ...
    March 27, 2015 - 10:17 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 8:04 a.m., Thursday, Laurel Street. ...
    March 27, 2015 - 10:14 am
  • Afton Police

    MiscellaneousInformation, 3:01 p.m., March 17.Domestic abuse, 4:05 p.m., March 17.Talk to officer, 5 ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:26 am
  • Adair County Sheriff

    MiscellaneousSuspicious activity, 12:19 a.m., March 15.Traffic complaint, 10:31 a.m., March 15.Traff ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:26 am
  • Police

    Kane Farlow, 16, 1106 W. Montgomery St., was referred to juvenile authorities on charges of public i ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:26 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 9:56 p.m., Tuesday, Lenox. ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:24 am
  • Police

    Michael Thomas Walsh, 318 N. Sycamore St., reported a license plate was taken from his moped between ...
    March 24, 2015 - 10:04 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
  • Paulsen: The Easter bunny is on his way

    We are a little over a week away from Easter. The Easter egg hunts in the area begin this weekend in some towns. A majority of the hunts will be Easte ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Prescott and Creston School consolidation update

    Tuesday, April 7, members of the Prescott and Creston communities will have the opportunity to vote on the future of their school districts.
    March 26, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • What happened to the Secret Service?

    I believe one of my most important jobs in Congress is to bring the accountability and common sense to Washington that Iowans expect and deserve out o ...
    March 25, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • From Rep. Jack Drake's desk

    The Revenue Estimating Conference met on Thursday, March 19, and made their revenue prediction. They lowered their December 2014 prediction of $200 mi ...
    March 25, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • Thank you

    From Cromwell Women’s Fellowship; Frances Hudson, president; Judy Hopkins, vice president; Vickie Stephens, secretary; and Candi Tanner, treasurer
    March 24, 2015 - 10:11 am
  • Poolman: Just a few updates

    Recently, the other reporters and I have been working on Progress, a special section in the Creston News Advertiser that will last five days next week ...
    March 23, 2015 - 10:39 am
  • Waiting until I am "older" isn't an option anymore

    I know it has been too long between columns when my mom sends me a text asking what I have been doing since she hasn't been able to read about my adve ...
    March 23, 2015 - 10:39 am
  • On behalf of all the justices of the Iowa Supreme Court

    From Chief Justice Mark Cady On behalf of all the justices of the Iowa Supreme Court, I would like to thank the citizens of Creston for your warm w ...
    March 19, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • What you may not know

    From Bill Barker • Creston What can we do to support the Creston meal site at the old Depot? I've eaten there at times since 2006 and enjoyed the m ...
    March 19, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • 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
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsMarch 3-6Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782- ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 10:53 am
  • Club news

    Kent Dinner ClubKent Dinner Club met Feb. 12 with 11 attending at The Windrow.The next meeting will ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 11:32 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsDateMenu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Club news

    Chautauqua CircleThe GFWC Progressive Chautauqua Circle met Dec. 9 at Summit House for a tea party. ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 12:06 pm
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsFeb. 16-20Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782 ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 12:06 pm
  • Club news

    Union County Genealogical SocietyUnion County Genealogical Society met Jan. 26 at Gibson Memorial Li ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 10:05 am

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