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  • Throwback Thursday

    Today is Feb. 23, the 54th day of the year. So, there are 311 days left in 2017. Below are news items from the Creston News Advertiser for t ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 12:22 pm
  • SWCC golfer charts new path

    After hundreds of trips from Creston to West Des Moines and Waukee since she was a 10-year-old swimmer with collegiate dreams, Camryn Somers ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 10:47 am
  • Throwback Thursday

    Today is Feb. 16, the 47th day of the year. So, there are 318 days left in 2017. Below are news items from the Creston News Advertiser for t ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 10:26 am
  • Ice rescue

    Two men got on the ice at West Lake Friday morning. Only one safely made it back to his truck. If help hadn't been close at hand, it's doubt ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 10:19 am
  • Checkmate

    Gibson Memorial Library has a new addition to its programming in the form of a chess club.The club’s inaugural meeting is 4 p.m. Thursday at ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 10:19 am
  • 5 minutes with Ranae Klinkefus, recently engaged to Jordan Stewart

    AGE: I am 31; Jordan is 26 HOMETOWN: Panora, and he is a Maloy boy. JOBS: Fifth-grade teacher at Mount Ayr Community Schools, and he works ...
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 10:58 am
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  • Farewell to a cheerleader of life

    Jean Sheridan died the way that she lived — with strength and compassion for others. Jean, 68, of A ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:14 pm
  • Spare pleads guilty to vehicular homicide

    Donna Jo Spare, 62, of Afton pleaded guilty to homicide by vehicle, a class B felony, during a plea hearing 10 a.m. Friday at Union County Courthouse. ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 10:33 am
  • 5 minutes with David Young, U.S. Representative for Iowa's 3rd District

    AGE: 48HOMETOWN: Born and raised in Van Meter, where I live today.WHAT GOT YOU STARTED IN POLITICS? ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 10:56 am
  • County budget hearing scheduled next month

    Union County Board of Supervisors have a scheduled public hearing for 10 a.m. March 6 in the Union County Courthouse before voting on the recommended ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 10:59 am
  • School lunches

    Creston Monday: cheeseburger, bun, sweet potato fries, pears. Tuesday: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, apple wedges, homemade roll.
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 10:49 am
  • CHS calendar

    Feb. 27 - March 4 Monday - TBD varsity boys basketball district at IHSAA. Thursday - 6 p.m. wrestling banquet.
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 10:47 am
  • City budget: Levy rate drops, but tax asking rises again

    The city’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2017-18 (FY2018) was released this week. The budget sets a levy at $13.45 per $1,000 of valuation – down 24 ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 11:17 am
  • Throwback Thursday

    Today is Feb. 23, the 54th day of the year. So, there are 311 days left in 2017. Below are news items from the Creston News Advertiser for this week ( ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 12:22 pm
  • Cromwell Women's Fellowship to host dinner

    Cromwell Women's Fellowship is hosting a dinner at noon March 2 at Cromwell Congregational Church in Cromwell. Menu will include ham balls, cheesy pot ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 11:04 am
  • Library news

    The following are titles and events at Gibson Memorial Library, 200 W. Howard St. Regular library hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 11:03 am
  • Successful sophomore day

    Southwestern Community College’s men’s basketball team entered Saturday’s Sophomore Day game facing a team that had given them one of their stiffest t ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 2:10 am
  • Southwest Valley finds pride in substate loss

    AFTON — Southwest Valley walked off the court smiling, on the less-desirable end of an 86-45 defeat at the hands of Grand View Christian.
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 1:57 am
  • Spartan women win another close one

    Yaasmyn Spivey had far from the best offensive performance of Saturday’s game.But the Southwestern f ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 1:50 am
  • CD girls ready for state closeup

    LEON — Central Decatur’s girls basketball team chalked one of their main goals off this season with a perfect run through the Pride of Iowa Conference ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 2:13 am
  • Central men fall short of NCAA Tourney bid

    PELLA — A wild, crazy week for Central College’s men’s basketball team had the Dutch on the verge of a second straight trip to the NCAA Division III t ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 2:04 am
  • Briar Cliff men advance to GPAC championship game

    SIOUX CITY — Creston native Jay Wolfe, Nodaway Valley product Jackson Lamb and the Briar Cliff men's basketball team are heading to the Great Plains A ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 1:33 am
  • Half for the ages: Southwest Valley is a district champ

    SHENANDOAH — Southwest Valley doesn’t win pretty. It doesn’t fit the Timberwolves’ style. So when t ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 4:40 am
  • SWCC men still focused on tasks ahead

    Southwestern Community College’s men’s basketball coach Todd Lorensen had an idea of what a win Wednesday would mean for the program.
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 4:31 am
  • The best of the best

    DES MOINES — Creston/Orient-Macksburg senior Chase Shiltz wrestled his way into elite company in the storied history of Panther wrestling.
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 11:00 am
  • Banner season comes to close for Murray boys

    TRURO — Murray boys basketball coach Darin Wookey knew many years ago this group of eight seniors had the opportunity to be special.
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 4:56 am
  • Eldon Still - Mount Ayr

    Eldon Elbert Still, 80, of Mount Ayr died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at Mount Ayr Health Care Center in Mount Ayr. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. T ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 10:56 am
  • William Ray - Creston

    William G. Ray, 89, of Creston died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at Creston Specialty Care in Creston. Services are pending at Powers Funeral Home, juncti ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 10:56 am
  • Dean Kester - Lenox

    Dean H. Kester, 95, of Lenox, formerly of Corning, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at Vintage Park in Lenox. Funeral services are pending at Pearson Famil ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 10:56 am
  • Kelly Harper - Creston

    Kelly Ann Harper, 54, of Creston died Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 10:56 am
  • Shirley Whited - Winterset

    Shirley Whited, 69, of Winterset died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. A private graveside service was held at Winterset Cemetery.
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 10:51 am
  • Ronald Cain - Creston

    Ronald L. Cain, 78, of Creston died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Private services will be held at a later ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 10:51 am
  • Ronald Cain - Creston

    Ronald Cain, 78, of Creston died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Services are pending at Powers Funeral Home, ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 11:06 am
  • Lois Paxton - Creston

    Lois Paxton, 91, of Creston died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at Creston Specialty Care in Creston. Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at Sal ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 10:53 am
  • Fern Holliday - Creston

    Fern Holliday, 97, of Creston died Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, F ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 10:53 am
  • Sherman Stream - Glasgow, Ky.

    Sherman (Sherm) Allen Stream, 70, passed away Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, in Glasgow, Kentucky. A celebration of life is being planned to be held in Cresto ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:57 am
  • Adams County Sheriff

    Trintke Marie Welder, 30, of Corning was charged with harassment 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Adams County ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 10:45 am
  • Police

    MiscellaneousTraffic hazard, 7:29 a.m., Friday, South Chestnut Street.Traffic stop, 8:01 a.m., Frida ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 10:45 am
  • Police

    MiscellaneousViolation of court order, 9:08 a.m., Wednesday, North Sycamore Street.Assistance, 10:07 ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 10:15 am
  • Adair County Sheriff

    Kaydean May Darling, 47, of Greenfield was charged on an Adair County warrant on an original charge of forgery 2 p.m. Feb. 15 in Adair County.
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 11:16 am
  • Police

    Jessica Renee Pettit, 30, 314 N. Division St., was charged on a Union County warrant for violation o ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 2:37 pm
  • Fire

    Creston firefighters were dispatched to a grass fire 8 p.m. Thursday on Iris Avenue.According to a C ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 2:37 pm
  • Accident

    No citations were issued after an accident 5:50 p.m. Thursday on North Sumner Avenue.According to a ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 2:37 pm
  • Police

    MiscellaneousWelfare check, 7:22 a.m., Monday, South Sumner Avenue.Talk to officer, 8:33 a.m., Monda ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 11:15 am
  • Sheriff

    Dale Lynn Bisbee, 1239 Highway 34, reported between 9 p.m. Feb. 12 and 9:10 a.m. Feb. 13 his mailbox ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 11:15 am
  • Ringgold County Sheriff

    Shaun James Walkup of Diagonal was charged with third-offense operating while intoxicated 12:05 a.m. ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:01 am
  • POET benefits farmers and drivers

    From Greg OlsenGeneral Manager, POET Biorefining – Corning There is an impending agriculture crisis ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 11:15 am
  • Take that, Punxsutawney Phil

    Sometimes, you just have to get outside and enjoy some fresh air and sunshine.That’s especially the ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 11:16 am
  • Am I my brother’s keeper?

    In 1928, a very interesting case came before the courts in Massachusetts. It concerned a man who had been walking on a boat dock when suddenly he trip ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 11:04 am
  • Asking for return of stolen items

    From Rev. Delores DoenchCromwellThe session members of Platte Center United Presbyterian Church (USA ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 10:59 am
  • Management needs to step up to the plate

    At 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, I tried to check out at Wal-Mart. They had four lines open with people standing six and seven deep. Next, I went to se ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 11:17 am
  • Are you an essential church member?

    In every healthy congregation, you will find certain people who comprise the essential “heart and soul” of the church. Note ... they are always presen ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 10:24 am
  • Thank you for the generous donations

    From Ruby StephensShannon CityI am reporting for the Food for Life mission program you generous dono ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 10:20 am
  • Certificate of Need important to Iowa's health care systems

    Iowa has one of the highest quality, lowest cost health care systems in the United States. And at the heart of that system are 118 community hospitals ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:34 am
  • It’s an honor to honor our nations veterans

    This past month, the youth in Creston were able to experience something that many of today’s youth will never know. They had the pleasure and honor to ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:34 am
  • Don’t mark your mistakes

    On New Year’s Day 1929, Georgia Tech played UCLA in the Rose Bowl. In that game, a young man named Roy Riegels recovered a fumble for UCLA. Picking up ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 10:47 am
  • Congregate meals

    Feb. 27 – March 3 Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. Monday: beef italiano, garlic rotini, Lima beans, wheat roll, apricots.
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 10:48 am
  • Club news

    Creston Ladies Literary Circle met Feb. 17 at the home of Sherry McKie with 18 members present. President Vanita Moberg conducted business including r ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 10:47 am
  • Club news

    The weekly Kiwanis meeting was held 12:05 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Windrow meeting room with 17 members and one guest. President-elect Korina Lou ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 10:45 am
  • Congregate meals

    Feb. 20-24 Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. Monday: closed for Presidents' Day.
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 10:45 am
  • Habitat for Humanity benefit dance scores big hit

    On Saturday evening, Feb. 11, 110 friends of Habitat for Humanity gathered at the Chicken Inn to celebrate Valentine's Day and raise money for house N ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 10:46 am
  • Congregate meals

    Feb. 13-17 Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. Monday: tomato basil chicken, parslied noodles, green peas, wheat bread, straw ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 10:44 am
  • Club news

    The weekly Kiwanis meeting was held 12:05 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the Windrow meeting room with 21 members and two guests. President Chris Eaton pres ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 10:43 am
  • Congregate meals

    Feb. 6-10 Monday: roast beef with gravy, mashed red potatoes, California vegetable blend, dinner roll, birthday cake.
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 10:49 am
  • Club news

    Union County Genealogical Society The January meeting of Union County Genealogical Society met Jan. 23 at Gibson Memorial Library. Nine members and o ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 10:49 am
  • Club news

    Ladies Lakeshore AuxiliaryLadies Lakeshore Auxiliary met Jan. 18.Canasta winners were Barb Bills, fi ...
    Jan. 27, 2017 - 10:50 am

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