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  • Throwback Thursday

    Today is Aug. 27, the 239th day of the year. There are 126 days left in 2015. Below are news items from the Creston News Advertiser for this ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 10:49 am
  • Harrison from "Pawn Stars" visits Winterset Saturday

    This Saturday, Winterset will get a little taste of Las Vegas when Rick Harrison, the star of the History Channel’s hit TV Show “Pawn Stars, ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 12:27 pm
  • SWCC housing filled up quicker than ever before

    With Southwestern Community College (SWCC) enrollment on the rise again and a larger number of students wanting or needing to live on campus ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Spectator roles outlined in message to CHS parents

    Don’t sweat the small stuff.Nobody is probably in a better position than Todd Tharp to pass along that message to parents of Creston High Sc ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 1:29 am
  • Murray shuts out Melcher-Dallas, 48-0

    MURRAY — Murray used a combination of stout defensive play, along with big plays on offense from Dustin Teas and Jack Jones to cruise to a 4 ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Throwback Thursday

    Today is Aug. 20, the 232nd day of the year. There are 133 days left in 2015. Below are news items from the Creston News Advertiser for this ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 11:22 am
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  • ServSafe class to be held in October

    ServSafe, the national certification program for food service managers, will be held in Greenfield on Oct. 12. The cost of the course is $150, which i ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • Salem Church of the Brethren reopens

    The Salem Church of the Brethren, a little country church located at rural 2448 Redwood Ave. in Lenox, has been getting a facelift this summer to get ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Guest pastor to speak at St. John's and Cromwell Congregational

    St. John's United Church of Christ in Creston and the Cromwell Congregational United Church of Christ in Cromwell will be blessed this Sunday, Aug. 30 ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • Premiere of 'The Plan' brings inspiration, tears

    There were backslaps, handshakes and tears to go around Wednesday evening as a crowd of nearly 150 gathered in the Creston High School auditorium to w ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • Henry's Martial Arts honors the late Chuck Henry

    After Master Chuck Henry passed away nearly a year ago, his son, Mister Josh Henry, became the new owner of Henry's Martial Arts in Creston.
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 11:33 am
  • Throwback Thursday

    Today is Aug. 27, the 239th day of the year. There are 126 days left in 2015. Below are news items from the Creston News Advertiser for this week (Aug ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 10:49 am
  • Spotlight tumblers place fifth at Iowa State Fair

    Eighteen tumblers from the Spotlight State Fair tumbling team competed at the Iowa State Fair tumbling meet on Saturday, Aug. 22 at the Youth Inn on t ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 10:53 am
  • Chat Mobility continues to invest in local schools

    This year Chat Mobility’s “school rebate program” will donate 2.5 percent of any participating customer’s service access fee directly to local schools ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 10:56 am
  • Volunteers needed for hospice

    Care Initiatives Hospice, 1001 Cottonwood St., is looking for caring, compassionate people in the Creston and Afton area to become hospice volunteers.
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 10:30 am
  • Bloodmobile held Aug. 24

    The Creston area bloodmobile was held Aug. 24 at Trinity Lutheran Church. There were 115 people present to donate blood with 15 being deferred. A tota ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 10:30 am
  • Wolverines can't dig out of early hole against Winterset

    GREENFIELD — Volleyball is a game of momentum, and Thursday night, Nodaway Valley looked to be on its way to snatching some momentum back from Winters ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 12:46 am
  • Area volleyball

    LEON — Mount Ayr picked up a pair of huge Pride of Iowa Conference wins here Thursday at the Central Decatur triangular, knocking off host Central Dec ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 12:41 am
  • Outdoor news

    The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is participating in a national surveillance effort to test waterfowl for the presence of avian influenza. Tes ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 12:41 am
  • Fishing report

    The Iowa Department of Natural Resources issues a weekly fishing report on Thursdays in an effort to provide the latest information heading into the w ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 12:41 am
  • Friday night fights

    Friday night marks the true beginning of the 2015 high school football season, as all seven Creston News Advertiser area teams are in action.
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 12:43 am
  • Young Panthers take on No. 3 Norwalk in opener

    Creston/Orient-Macksurg will have four senior starters on defense and only two on offense in opening the season Friday at state-ranked Norwalk, but co ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 12:43 am
  • Sports briefs

    CORNING — Due to scheduled construction projects, both of the Lake Icaria and the cabins will be closed after Labor Day, Sept. 8.
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 12:29 am
  • Pine Valley Golf league scores

    Industrial LeagueAug. 17Team PointsGraham-Willets 140Holliday-Loudon 132Defending Champs 126Frey Con ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 12:29 am
  • Bowfishing tournament in Mississippi River draws complaints

    IOWA CITY (AP) — The teams of fishermen arrived with a seemingly unusual array of equipment — loud a ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 12:29 am
  • Reloaded for another postseason run

    Sixteen seniors graduated from a historic Creston/Orient-Macksburg football season last year, but coaches Brian Morrison and Ryan McKim have one messa ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 2:34 am
  • John Van Vleet - Orient

    John Van Vleet, 67, of Orient died Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. A tribute to John will be 4 p.m Friday, Aug. 28, at ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Grace Spindler - Creston

    Grace Spindler, 95, of Creston, formerly of Benton, Ark., died at Greater Regional Hospice Home on August 24, 2015. Memorial service will at 10:30 a.m ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 12:27 pm
  • Maxine Norris - Mount Ayr

    Maxine (Barnett) Norris, 97, of Mount Ayr died Aug. 22, 2015, at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr. At Max ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 12:27 pm
  • Shirley Sevier - Macksburg

    Shirley Joan Sevier, 74, died at her home in Macksburg on Aug. 21, 2015. Funeral services were 1 p.m. Aug. 25, at Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield wit ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 12:26 pm
  • John Van Vleet - Orient

    John Van Vleet, 67, of Orient died Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Services are pending at Steen Funeral Home, 101 S.E. ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Shirley Sevier - Macksburg

    Shirley Sevier, 74, of Macksburg died Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, at her residence. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, at Steen Funeral Home ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Ruth Lyons - Creston

    Ruth Lyons, 70, of Creston died Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24 ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Larry Woods - Lenox

    Larry E. Woods, 74, of Lenox, formerly of Creston, passed away Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015 at Greater Regional Medical Center, Creston. Funeral Services w ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Ronald Simpson - Shannon City

    Ronald A. Simpson, 75, of Shannon City died Aug. 17, 2015, at Mount Ayr Health Care Center in Mount Ayr. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, A ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Ruth Lyons - Creston

    Ruth Ann Lyons, 70, of Creston died Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Services are pending at Powers Funeral Home ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Sheriff

    Melissa Rutherford, 1278 Green Valley Rd., reported her debit card was taken from her vehicle betwee ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 10:38 am
  • Police

    Michael Cox, 21, 516 W. Mills St., was charged with public intoxication 11:24 p.m. Wednesday at the ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 10:37 am
  • Fire

    Medical, 8:07 a.m., Wednesday, East Taylor Street.Medical, 9:02 a.m., Wednesday, Hawk Avenue.Medical ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 10:37 am
  • Accidents

    One accident reported by Creston Police Department and one accident reported by Union County Sheriff
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 10:42 am
  • Police

    Manuel Allen Silva Jr., 44, 1951 Beechwood Ave., was charged on a Union County warrant for two count ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 10:22 am
  • Accidents

    Chaylizabeth Blondowski, 18, of Osceola was cited for illegal parking after an accident 4:10 p.m. Au ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 11:28 am
  • Adair County Sheriff

    Clinton Troy Hostetler, 39, of Stuart was charged on an Adair County warrant for fifth-degree theft, ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • Afton Police

    MiscellaneousTalk to officer, 7:52 a.m., Aug. 17.Ongoing criminal investigation, 12:35 p.m., Aug. 17 ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Police

    MiscellaneousTalk to officer, 9:36 a.m., Monday, North Pine Street.Theft, 10:19 a.m., Monday, West T ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 9:06 a.m., Monday, West Adams Street.Accident, 6:52 p.m., Monday, West Howard ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • Creston native's website geared toward sports gambling, fantasy leagues

    CLINTON — As an 8-year-old, Scott Levine used to join in with his dad, Kirk, in picking games for the Professional Football Prognosticators (PFP) circ ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 12:46 am
  • Support planning the future library

    From Debra Loudon Creston I wanted to express a huge thanks to both the new director of the library, David Hargrove and to FEH Associates of Des Moine ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • Thank you for help after tornado

    From Joyce Green Jason and Tonya Green and family Lola Blazek Prescott Thank you so much to all our friends and neighbors that came to help us after t ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • Paulsen: Summer is over and school is back in session

    Summer may not be officially over yet, but with school starting up this week it will sure feel like summer is done. The weather being a little cooler ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • Support Friends of the Library

    From Martha PineCrestonAugust is the month for the membership drive for the Friends of the Library. ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 11:44 am
  • Vote for a sensible medium

    From Richard BrammerLenoxObama wants to apologize to all the countries that hate us. Trump says he w ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 12:26 pm
  • More on veteran's tax credit

    From Darlene Loudon Creston I would like to clarify something in Lois Monday's letter to the editor in Tuesday's paper, Aug.18. When she brought up th ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Poolman: Happy anniversary

    Today is Aug. 20. Historical events for today include: • the American Civil War ended in 1866, • NASA launched Voyager 2 into space in 1977, • in 1988 ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Amazing rebound for the library

    From Jeromy Brown Creston Wow, what an amazing rebound for the library. After last year's city council vote contrasted with the two to one public tu ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 9:57 am
  • The reason I voted no

    From Lois Monday Creston Mr. Ritnour, all it takes is one rotten apple in the barrel to ruin a good thing for everyone else. Mr. Ritnour applied for t ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • Creston mealsAug. 24—28Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782 ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • Club news

    Kent Dinner ClubKent Dinner Club met Aug. 13 with 11 in attendance.Next meeting will be 5:30 p.m. Se ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • Reunions

    Huddleson-Maas Family ReunionThe Huddleson-Maas family reunion will be held Sunday, Aug. 16, at the ...
    Aug. 7, 2015 - 10:59 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsAug. 10 to 14Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641- ...
    Aug. 7, 2015 - 10:57 am
  • Club news

    Ladies Lakeshore AuxiliaryLadies Lakeshore Auxiliary met July 26.Canasta winners were Maxine May, fi ...
    Aug. 7, 2015 - 10:56 am
  • Reunion

    The annual Ehm Reunion will be held at noon on Aug. 9 at the Pizza Ranch in Creston.Hope to see you ...
    July 31, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsAug. 3-7Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2 ...
    July 31, 2015 - 11:19 am
  • Club news

    Alpha Sigma Master ChapterAlpha Sigma Master met July 9 for supper at “Up In Smoke” in Afton. Member ...
    July 31, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Reunion

    Kent PicnicThe 18th annual Kent picnic was held July 18 at the Salem Lutheran Church, Creston.Those ...
    July 24, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • Club news

    TOPS 1338TOPS 1338, Creston met July 13 with 10 members weighing in. Carol Sheldahl was best loser a ...
    July 24, 2015 - 11:21 am

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