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  • Panthers fall on road

    GLENWOOD — The start of Friday’s Hawkeye 10 Conference boys basketball game went very well for one team and not so well for the other.
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 4:48 am
  • Anderson lights up the Well, Tigers top Panthers

    DES MOINES — Lenox’s boys basketball team needed a breakout effort from an individual player heading into Saturday’s nonconference tussle with Creston ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 5:44 am
  • Buzzer Beater Finish

    Nodaway Valley boys basketball senior Dallas Kreager has waited for his chance. With the game on the line in multiple situations, Kreager came through ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 4:55 am
  • Swank, Panther wrestling impressive Saturday

    GRIMES — Creston/Orient-Macksburg junior Mitchel Swank came into the championship match of Saturday’s Dallas Center-Grimes Tournament plenty motivated ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 4:37 am
  • Fourth quarter surge powers Panther girls to home win

    Creston’s Cammy Rutherford has been a regular in the gym working on her basketball gameThe senior’s ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 6:00 am
  • Mac Attack paves the way

    AFTON — Nodaway Valley's girls basketball team picked up a convincing 71-28 win at East Union Friday with Paige McElfish leading the way.
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 4:45 am
  • Bearcats breeze forward to semis

    MARYVILLE, MO — A week's worth of diligent and exhausting preparation led to the Northwest Missouri State Bearcats running rampant over the Harding Un ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 5:35 am
  • Hartman, Panther girls bowling team takes season opener

    Creston’s girls bowling team began its season looking to replace a pair of four-year starters in Charlie Parcher and Madison Hance.
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 5:56 am
  • Sharpshooting weekend

    Fallyn Beemer led the Southwestern women's basketball team to two victories this past weekend.The Sp ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 4:35 am
  • Photo Package: Jr. High Girls basketball

    The seventh and eighth grade girls basketball teams played host to Clarinda on Thursday. The eighth grade "A" and "B" teams won by scores of 65-4 and ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 3:44 am
  • Anita Thomas - Corning

    Anita Walter Thomas, 97, of Corning died Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, at Corning Specialty Care in Corning.
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 11:33 am
  • Carla Sobotka - Lenox

    Carla Sobotka, 54, of Lenox, formerly of Corning, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, at Lenox Care Center.
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 11:03 am
  • Anita Thomas - Corning

    Anita Thomas, 97, of Corning died Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, at Corning Specialty Care in Corning. Serv ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 11:04 am
  • Opal Doll - Mesa, Ariz.

    Opal N. Doll, 99, of Mesa, Arizona, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016. Opal Doll, daughter of Gertrude Gos ...
    Nov. 28, 2016 - 11:45 am
  • Evelyn Lewis - West Des Moines

    Evelyn Lewis, 94, of Fountain West Care Center in West Des Moines, formerly of the Orient and Creston areas, died Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, at Mercy West ...
    Nov. 28, 2016 - 11:47 am
  • Lottie Riley - Creston

    Lottie Riley, 92, of Creston, formerly of Afton, died Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, at Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston.
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 1:10 pm
  • Mary Richards - West Des Moines

    Mary A. Richards, 84, passed away peacefully at Heritage Court in West Des Moines on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016.
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 1:23 pm
  • Ed Inman - Massena

    Ed Inman, 60, of Massena died Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, at his home in rural Massena. Memorial service ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 1:29 pm
  • Lottie Riley - Creston

    Lottie Riley, 92, of Creston died Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, at Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. Services are pending at Powers Funeral Home, j ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Gloria Romer - Corning

    Gloria (Sanchez) Romer, 68, of Corning died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 11:17 am
  • Police

    Sandra Sue Bolinger, 609 Levy St., reported her garage door was damaged between noon and 6:15 p.m. T ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 11:12 am
  • MiscellaneousMedical, 7:54 p.m., Wednesday, South Sumner Avenue. ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 11:06 am
  • Police

    Terry Sprague, 310 N. Cedar St., reported a window was broken in his vehicle between 6 p.m. Wednesda ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 11:05 am
  • Police

    MiscellaneousAssault, 12:14 a.m., Saturday, North Walnut Street.Vandalism, 5:09 a.m., Saturday, Nort ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 10:31 am
  • Sheriff

    Daniel Charles Clausen, 34, of Osceola was charged on a Union County warrant for fourth-degree theft ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 10:31 am
  • Accidents

    No citations were issued after an accident 12:26 p.m. Friday at the intersection of South Elm and We ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 10:31 am
  • Police

    Jacob Davis, 21, 2229 High and Dry Road, was charged on a Union County warrant for failure to appear ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 10:04 a.m., Monday, West Adams Street.Medical, 6:57 p.m., Monday, South Oak St ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 10:55 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousAssistance, 11:55 p.m., Wednesday, West Adams Street.Smoke, 10:51 a.m., Thursday, South ...
    Nov. 28, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • Police

    Jeremy Gordon King, 39, 409 N. Cherry St., was charged on a Union County warrant for dominion or con ...
    Nov. 28, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • Gerharz: Creston Chamber of Commerce happenings

    It seems hard to believe that November has passed and that Christmas will soon be here, and then we welcome in 2017. As we approach the end of 2016, I ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 11:05 am
  • Presents for people we care about

    Jane ShantzCreston“Presents For People We Care About” is back for its 14th year at Creston Community ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 11:02 am
  • Thank you for the donations

    Creston Education AssociationKim Riley, Joan Lienemann, Lesa Downing and Wendy HartsockCrestonNov. 1 ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 11:02 am
  • A little history on old downtown Creston

    From Jim StalkerCrestonI’ve decided to take my own advice and add another unique business in the old ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 10:54 am
  • Afton Extravaganza to be held Dec. 3

    Loretta Kelly andToni LandersAftonThe Afton Extravaganza Arts and Crafts Show is planned from 9 a.m. ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 10:54 am
  • 'No, Ma’am, I won’t ever!'

    The following borrowed story is designed to make us think about how we as Christians should accept people different than ourselves into our assemblies ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 11:18 am
  • Thoughts on parking and restored Creston Depot

    I really liked council person Marsha Wilson's idea on making the snow ordinance a year round item. Some streets are a mess, parking on both sides of t ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 11:32 am
  • Carter: Electoral College fact check

    In the week after the presidential election (and in every preceding day over the course of the last few years), I have seen rampant misinformation spr ...
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 12:06 pm
  • Why did they do it?

    A story is told of two wealthy church members, a lawyer and a merchant, who joined a party going around the world. Before they started, a preacher ask ...
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 11:32 am
  • The mayonnaise jar and the two cups of coffee

    When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and two cups of coffee.
    Nov. 10, 2016 - 11:03 am
  • Congregate meals

    Dec. 5-9Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447.Monday: c ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 11:12 am
  • Club news

    Afton Federated Garden Club Members of the Afton Federated Garden Club met at the Afton Community Center at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 11. President Shirley Walla ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 11:13 am
  • Lighted Christmas parade to feature Mickey Mouse

    "Mickey Mouse" will once again be making an appearance in the lighted Christmas parade this evening.
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 1:45 pm
  • Club news

    Creston United Methodist Women The executive committee of Creston United Methodist Women met Thursda ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 9:38 am
  • Congregate meals

    Nov. 28-Dec. 2Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447.Mon ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 9:38 am
  • Congregate meals

    Nov. 21-25Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447.Monday: ...
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 11:21 am
  • Club news

    GFWC/Bancroft History Assembly met Nov. 7 in the D.V. Richardson room at Greater Regional Medical Center. All 14 members were present, which included ...
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 11:21 am
  • Congregate meals

    Nov. 14-18 Monday: breaded fish, O'Brien hashbrowns, cabbage, wheat hamburger bun, tropical fruit, tartar sauce.
    Nov. 11, 2016 - 11:29 am
  • Club news

    Nancy McKay Harsh Chapter, DAR Fourteen members attended the Oct. 8 meeting of Nancy McKay Harsh Chapter, DAR at Summit House in Creston with Regent ...
    Nov. 11, 2016 - 11:29 am
  • Congregate meals

    Nov. 7-11 Monday: homemade meatloaf, brown gravy, whipped potatoes, mixed vegetables, multigrain bread, fruit cocktail.
    Nov. 4, 2016 - 12:50 pm

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