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  • Scared straight

    SWCC students were in for a real scare Thursday as law enforcement and emergency personnel responded to a mock episode of alcohol poisoning, unknown t ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Musical Cyclones

    Three Barkers — Todd, Drew and Sydney — of Lenox took the field as part of the Iowa State University marching band Oct. 11 during homecoming.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • County assessor: 35% haven't applied for this tax credit

    Last June, Gov. Terry Branstad enacted the largest tax cut in Iowa history by signing Senate File 295.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 10:35 am
  • Throwback Thursday

    Today is Oct. 23, 2014, the 296th day of the year. There are 69 days left in 2014. Below are news items from the Creston News Advertiser for this week ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 1:56 pm
  • Creston PTO carnival scheduled Nov. 7

    It’s time for fun and fundraising at Creston Parent Teacher Organization Carnival in November.The ca ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 1:56 pm
  • Family-friendly concert coming to SWCC

    A free family concert will be held 4:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at Southwestern Community College Instructional Building room 180. The concert will feature Miss C ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 11:18 am
  • Library news

    The following are activities 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. ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 11:18 am
  • Trunk or treat party to be held at Methodist Church

    First United Methodist Church, 400 N. Elm St., is sponsoring a Halloween costume party 4:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday with a trunk or treat tailgate party in ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • College news

    Central CollegePELLA — Creston News Advertiser area students earned presidential scholarships from C ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:58 pm
  • IFGC Conference focuses on forages

    DES MOINES — The 2014 Iowa Forage and Grassland Council (IFGC) Conference will be held Nov. 25 at the Des Moines Airport Holiday Inn. The event begins ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:57 pm
  • Panthers bounce back at Atlantic; Southwest Valley comeback picked off (Updated with playoff pairings)

    ATLANTIC — Creston/O-M bounced back from its first district loss last week to Dallas Center-Grimes with a 63-28 win over Atlantic here on Friday.
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 2:34 am
  • NV's 'Black Plague' cruises to state

    PANORA — Nodaway Valley’s boys cross country team is back in familiar territory. The Wolverine “Blac ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 1:40 am
  • Panthers send three to state

    PERRY — There’s a new queen of Creston cross country, and her name is Maria Mostek.Mostek, Cooper Mc ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 1:40 am
  • Harper returns to state; injury trips up Scar

    PANORA — One was just relieved to have “survived” the treacherous conditions. The other was heartbro ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 1:40 am
  • Panthers look to regain momentum at Atlantic

    The stakes are different this week, but Creston/O-M coach Brian Morrison said the mindset isn't changing as the Panthers travel to Atlantic Friday for ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 12:51 am
  • High school football standings

    CLASS 3ADistrict 8Team Dist. Ovr. Point diff.Dallas Center-Grimes 5-0 7-1 8.60Creston/O-M 4-1 6-2 6. ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 12:38 am
  • Plenty at stake in final week

    Several area schools enter the final week of the regular season still battling for playoff spots or for a chance to improve on their seeding.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 12:51 am
  • Outdoor news

    Iowa’s pheasant season begins Saturday and runs through Jan. 10. A harvest delayed by fall rain will give the birds plenty of hiding places on opening ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 12:38 am
  • Area volleyball

    MURRAY — Diagonal took the first set from host Murray here Tuesday in a Class 1A regional opener before falling to the Lady Mustangs 3-1.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 12:38 am
  • Middle school cross country

    COUNCIL BLUFFS — Both the Creston girls and boys middle school cross country teams placed fifth here on Oct. 16 at the Hawkeye 10 Conference Meet.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 7:19 am
  • Betty Lane – Greenfield

    Betty Lane, 86, of Greenfield died Oct. 21, 2014, at Adair County Memorial Hospital in Greenfield. F ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 10:43 am
  • Judy Cunning - Mount Ayr

    Judy Cunning, 72, of Mount Ayr died Oct. 23, 2014, at Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr. Funeral ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 10:43 am
  • Henry Vogel Jr. – Kansas City, Mo.

    Henry Louis Vogel, Jr was born December 29, 1942 in Kansas City, MO to Henry Louis Vogel, Sr. and Lucille Jungst Vogel. He passed away at his home fro ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • Betty Lane – Greenfield

    Betty Lane, 86, of Greenfield died Oct. 21, 2014, at Adair County Memorial Hospital in Greenfield. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • Richard L. Bassett – Forsyth, Mo.

    Richard Lee Bassett, 82, of Forsyth, Mo., died Aug. 15, 2014, of a heart attack while giving a eulogy for his mother-in-law’s memorial service in Gree ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:28 pm
  • Arlie (Ed) Evans – Vacaville, Calif.

    Born in the state of Iowa to Arlie and Verna Evans on April 5, 1937 he passed away in Vacaville, CA on October 19, 2014 at the age of 77. A celebrati ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • Brad Sheren – Creston

    Brad Sheren, 50, of Creston died Oct. 18, 2014, at his home. Sharing time by the Rev. Jim McCutchan will be approximately 7 p.m. today, Oct. 21, at P ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • Esther Butcher – Greenfield

    Esther Butcher, 91, of Greenfield, formerly of rural Orient, died Oct. 17, 2014, at Greenfield Rehab and Healthcare Center. Celebration of life servi ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:36 am
  • Brad Sheren – Creston

    Brad Sheren, 50, of Creston died Oct. 18, 2014, at his home. Services are pending at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 25 and 34.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • Carol Ann Veatch Reeve – Creston

    Funeral Services for Carol Ann Veatch Reeve will be 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Pearson Family Funeral Service, 809 W. Montgomery St., Cr ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:36 am
  • Police

    Troy E. McKinney, 50, of Orient was charged with second-offense operating while intoxicated, possess ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 10:37 am
  • Accident

    Travis Wilson Dunham, 22, of Clarinda was cited for driving while suspended after an accident 3:51 p ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 10:35 am
  • Police

    Travis Wilson Dunham, 22, 403 N. Vine St., was charged with driving while suspended 4:30 p.m. Wednes ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:34 am
  • Adams County Sheriff

    Wannita Olson of Corning reported a Toshiba laptop and pack and play were taken from her residence a ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:33 am
  • Accident

    No citations were issued after an accident 6:15 p.m. Tuesday on Thayer Lake Road.According to a Unio ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:33 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 5:47 p.m., Tuesday, South Sumner Avenue.False alarm, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, West ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:34 am
  • Police

    Alicia Ellen Lovell, 31, 408 S. Vine St., was charged on a Union County warrant for violation of a n ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:32 am
  • Afton Police

    MiscellaneousInformation, 10:21 a.m., Oct. 13.Assistance, 10:45 a.m., Oct. 13.Talk to officer, 11:15 ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:32 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 6:22 a.m., today, Cherry Street Road. ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:32 am
  • Adams County Sheriff

    Joshua Cooney, 29, of Brooks, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, second-offense possess ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 10:20 am
  • Chautauqua CircleThe first meeting of the new year for the GFWC Progressive Chautauqua Circle was he ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 8:28 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsOct. 6-10Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782- ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • Club news

    Crest Area for LifeCrest Area for Life met 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 Holy Spirit hall. President Betty Bake ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • Reunion

    Gits ReunionThe Gits potluck reunion will be 5 p.m. Oct. 17 at the congregate meal site, restored Cr ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 7:51 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsSept. 29-Oct. 3Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 64 ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 7:50 am
  • Club news

    Mary CircleMary Circle of First Christian Church met Sept. 18 at the home of Marilyn Larimore. Twelv ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 7:49 am
  • Reunion

    Keller familyThe Keller dinner will be Sunday at the Methodist Church in Afton. Dinner begins at noo ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • Club news

    Ladies Lakeshore AuxiliaryLadies Lakeshore Auxiliary met Wednesday.Canasta winners were Barb Bills, ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsSept. 15-19Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-78 ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 7:15 am
  • Reunion

    East Union Class of 1994The East Union class of 1994 will have a family potluck noon Sept. 27 at Aft ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 7:15 am
  • Iowa Senate candidate cancels on newspaper editors

    DES MOINES (AP) — Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst has canceled a meeting with The Des Moines Register’s editorial board, saying her time was be ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • Key Iowa regents want 3rd straight tuition freeze

    IOWA CITY (AP) — The governing board of Iowa’s three public universities will vote on a plan that would freeze tuition rates for in-state undergraduat ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 10:39 am
  • Graceland University placed on brief lockdown

    LAMONI (AP) — Officials at a small private university in southern Iowa say a student is being questioned after the school was briefly on lockdown beca ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:14 am
  • Winterset woman faces vehicular homicide charges

    WINTERSET (AP) — A Winterset woman has been charged with vehicular homicide following a car crash in May that killed two people.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:25 pm
  • State races

    The Creston News Advertiser coverage area has several competitive races at the state level. With the election less than three weeks away and absentee ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 11:13 am
  • DNR investigates manure spill in Guthrie County

    “When we receive the absentee vote, we check it in with the state, then it is locked in our safe until the absentee board starts their count Nov. 4,” ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • Iowa governor: I wasn't aware commissioner is gay

    DES MOINES (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad and top aides say they weren’t aware that a former state official was gay when the governor asked him to resign ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • Officials monitor results of diseased deer in Iowa

    DES MOINES (AP) — It's too early to tell whether hundreds of quarantined deer in north-central Iowa testing positive for a degenerative neurological d ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • Body found in car identified as ISU student

    DES MOINES (AP) — A body found in the trunk of a car in Iowa City was identified Monday as that of an Iowa State University student missing for more t ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 3:33 pm
  • 2 kidnapping attempts reported in Iowa

    GOWRIE (AP) — Authorities are investigating two attempted kidnappings reported in the same Iowa county.
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 10:57 am

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