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  • Congressman Young's Creston office formally opened

    Rep. David Young visited Creston Wednesday to formally open the southwest Iowa's Creston Constituent Service Office, located at 208 W. Taylo ...
    May 28, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • Throwback Thursday

    Today is May 28, the 148th day of the year. There are 217 days left in 2015. Below are news items from the Creston News Advertiser for this ...
    May 28, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • Little Free Libraries coming to Lorimor, Afton

    LORIMOR — Desiree Thornton’s “summer project” involves chalkboard paint, empty newspaper dispensers and lots of books. Using two old Creston ...
    May 27, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • Raiders tie for third in close 1A team race

    DES MOINES — Defending Class 1A state champion Mount Ayr entered the final event here Saturday at the 2015 Co-ed State Track meet still harb ...
    May 25, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Panther girls bring home 6 medals

    DES MOINES — The Creston girls track team put together its most successful state track weekend of the five-year Arnold era here at the 2015 ...
    May 25, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • A bunch of hams

    With about 20 members from Union and the surrounding counties, SWIARA helps during disaster situations, parades and, for the first time this ...
    May 21, 2015 - 11:48 am
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  • Congressman Young's Creston office formally opened

    Rep. David Young visited Creston Wednesday to formally open the southwest Iowa's Creston Constituent Service Office, located at 208 W. Taylor St. The ...
    May 28, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • Disaster proclamation issued for Clarke County after storm

    DES MOINES (AP) — A disaster proclamation has been issued for Clarke County in southern Iowa following severe weather.
    May 28, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Methodist Church to host family nights in June

    First United Methodist Church, 400 N. Elm St., will again host Wednesday Family Night. This is open to all ages whether you bring your family or not. ...
    May 28, 2015 - 11:08 am
  • St. John's Church to host baked potato bar

    A baked potato bar will be held 11:30 a.m. Sunday at St. John's United Church of Christ, 601 S. Maple St., in the parish hall. Entrance is on Fremont ...
    May 28, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • College news

    More than 1,700 degrees were conferred during Creighton University's commencement ceremonies May 16 at CenturyLink Omaha.
    May 28, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Long inducted into East Union's Wall of Fame

    East Union Community School has announced the late Ronald D. Long is its 2015 inductee into the school’s Wall of Fame.
    May 28, 2015 - 10:59 am
  • National Skillet Throw Championship to be held

    It is time for the 40th National Skillet Throw Championship competition. Round up a five-member team to practice your skill of hitting the target "dum ...
    May 28, 2015 - 10:54 am
  • Long earns third in Iowa Junior Duck Stamp

    Area students earned awards at the 2015 Iowa Junior Duck Stamp award ceremony held April 26 at the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge. All 100 Iowa w ...
    May 28, 2015 - 10:57 am
  • Two upcoming events at Orient Library

    The annual plant sale and BBQ picnic lunch sponsored by Friends of the Orient Public Library will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 118 Jackson St., Or ...
    May 28, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • Diagonal School to serve summer meals

    Diagonals Schools will be serving free breakfasts and lunches at the school June 1 through Aug. 6. Breakfast will be served 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. and lunc ...
    May 28, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • Cardinals rally, complete sweep of Diamondbacks

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jason Heyward shook off a critical error with a game-tying homer. Peter Bourjos’ legs did the rest to ensure a St. Louis Cardinals sw ...
    May 28, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Big 12 schools could face big penalties for court storming

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Big 12 Conference schools could now face fines, and even the loss of future home games, for failing to keep fans from storming co ...
    May 28, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Creston Little League

    Minor Boys(Grades 4-5)Cubs 9, Royals 3. Multiple hits — Cubs: Briley Hays. 2B — Cubs: Briley Hays, C ...
    May 28, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Outdoor news

    Iowa residents may fish without a license on June 5, 6 and 7 as part of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ free fishing weekend.
    May 28, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Sports briefs

    The schedule for Creston summer weights for high school and middle school students has been announced.
    May 28, 2015 - 12:53 pm
  • Creston Elks Track and Field Meet

    Placewinners from the Creston Elks Track and Field Meet held May 18:Boys 4th grade50 meters — 1. Pat ...
    May 28, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Connections, consistency keys for Bill Krejci

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Bill Krejci’s record during his 22 years at Southwestern (Iowa) Community College in Iowa isn’t eye-popping.
    May 28, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Opening gem: Hulett tosses two-hit shutout in Panther victory

    INDIANOLA — A high school baseball fan would be hard-pressed to find a more crisp performance in the season opener than Creston's 1-0 triumph over Ind ...
    May 28, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • A fresh perspective: Creston soccer blanks Carroll, 11-0

    STUART — Rainy conditions and a relocation to West Central Valley's all-weather turf didn't dampen Creston's offensive outburst in the Class 2A substa ...
    May 27, 2015 - 2:43 pm
  • Hance returns to state for Panthers

    NEWTON — The Creston/O-M girls fell 10 strokes short of a state tournament berth here Tuesday, but Madison Hance earned her second trip to state by fi ...
    May 27, 2015 - 2:06 am
  • Marjorie Foy – Afton

    Marjorie Foy, 92, of Afton died May 28, 2015, at Afton Care Center. Services are pending at Powers Funeral Home, at the junction of Highways 25 and 34 ...
    May 28, 2015 - 10:48 am
  • Ora 'Rex' James – Logansport, Ind.

    Ora “Rex” James, 83, of Logansport, Ind., died Jan. 18, 2015, at Chase Center in Logansport. A memorial visitation will be held 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, ...
    May 28, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • Brandon Lowell Hanson – Creston

    Brandon L. Hanson, 34, of St. Petersburg, Fla., passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015 in Pinellas Park Florida. Memorial services will be held 7:00 p.m. ...
    May 27, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • Clarence Lamb – Creston

    Clarence Lamb, 85, of Iowa City, formerly of Creston, passed away peacefully at home in Iowa City, Iowa with his family by his side on May 24, 2015. F ...
    May 27, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • Donald Hansen – Afton

    Donald Hansen, 63, of Afton died May 25, 2015, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday, May 29, at Powers Fune ...
    May 27, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • Norma Wolf – Creston

    Norma Wolf, 86, of Creston died May 23, 2015, at Greater Regional Medical Center. Celebration of life services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 27, at O ...
    May 26, 2015 - 10:57 am
  • Clarence Lamb – Creston

    Clarence Lamb, 85, of Creston died May 24, 2015, at his daughter’s home in Iowa City. Services are pending at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highway ...
    May 26, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • Donald Hansen – Afton

    Donald Hansen, 63, of Afton died May 25, 2015, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Services are pending at Powers Funeral Home, 612 N. Dod ...
    May 26, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • Patricia Callies – Clearfield

    Patricia Callies, 79, of Clearfield died May 22, 2015, at the Hospice House in Creston. Services were held 2 p.m. today, May 26, at Clearfield United ...
    May 26, 2015 - 10:59 am
  • Dennis Case – Creston

    Dennis Case, 58, of Creston died May 19, 2015, at Greater Regional Hospice Home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, May 22, at Pearson Family Fun ...
    May 21, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 6:33 p.m., Saturday, South Bureau Street.Medical, 3:27 p.m., Sunday, North Elm ...
    May 28, 2015 - 10:20 am
  • Police

    Patrick Riley Iiams, 21, 701 N. Cedar St., was charged with disorderly conduct and three counts of s ...
    May 28, 2015 - 10:19 am
  • Adair County Sheriff

    MiscellaneousTraffic hazard, 12:15 a.m., May 18.Transport, 9 a.m., May 18.Theft, 9:05 a.m., May 18.A ...
    May 28, 2015 - 10:17 am
  • Afton Police

    Brandon Barrett, 18, of Creston was charged on a Taylor County warrant for simple assault, two Union ...
    May 27, 2015 - 10:31 am
  • Sheriff

    Peyten Elizabeth Spencer, 18, of Lorimor was charged with simple assault 6:17 p.m. Monday at her res ...
    May 27, 2015 - 10:29 am
  • Fire

    Creston Fire Department responded to a structure fire 4:35 a.m. today on East Howard Street.Accordin ...
    May 27, 2015 - 10:29 am
  • Police

    Rickie Foster, 600 S. Pine St., reported copper pipe and wiring were taken between April 15 and Wedn ...
    May 27, 2015 - 10:25 am
  • Adair County Sheriff

    Ryan Lee Woosley, 31, of Orient was charged with probation violation of an original charge of first- ...
    May 27, 2015 - 10:24 am
  • Police

    Jacob William Andersen, 24, 619 N. Cherry St., was charged with disorderly conduct 5:50 p.m. Friday ...
    May 26, 2015 - 10:22 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 5:56 p.m. Friday, North Division Street.Medical, 11:40 p.m., Friday, New York ...
    May 26, 2015 - 10:21 am
  • Thank you for attending Memorial Day service

    Thank you to all who came to the early DAR Memorial Day service Monday morning. It was rainy, chilly and very windy, but just about the time the servi ...
    May 28, 2015 - 10:54 am
  • Paulsen: Rain, Rain go away... come again another day!

    It seems to be the cycle we are in right now. It rains for a few days, we get a good day or two and then back to the rain machine.
    May 28, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Support our school board

    It was disappointing to attend the thank you coffee for our school board members on Monday (May 18) and see Creston's business community represented b ...
    May 27, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • Accident waiting to happen

    A young male in dark clothing rode a skateboard north on Elm Street from Howard Street for over a block on Tuesday evening after dark.
    May 19, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • It is that time again

    Spring is the usual time to celebrate the achievements of young (or older) students by honoring their school work in the exercise called graduation.
    May 19, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • Richardson: Parting is such savory sorrow

    Pizza Hut is leaving us, and I think I’m still in the denial stage.Years ago, when I was a kid, we l ...
    May 19, 2015 - 10:11 am
  • Paulsen: Graduations are upon us

    We had the SWCC graduation last weekend and now the local high schools start this weekend. The school year is just about over.
    May 19, 2015 - 10:11 am
  • Salute to our veterans

    From Marion E. Chubick, U.S. Army veteranCrestonOur area veterans deserve recognition for their sacr ...
    May 12, 2015 - 1:48 pm
  • Food for Life update

    From Ruby StephensCrestonStarting May 5, there is a new treasurer for Food for Life. Bob Mohr was el ...
    May 12, 2015 - 1:49 pm
  • Poolman: Musical, races make for great weekend

    Last weekend I had the opportunity to see a modern production of "The Lion King" Saturday at the Des Moines Civic Center. That was probably one of the ...
    May 19, 2015 - 10:11 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsMay 25-29Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782- ...
    May 22, 2015 - 12:09 pm
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsMay 18-22Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782- ...
    May 15, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Reunion

    Macksburg Alumni BanquetThe Macksburg alumni banquet will be held June 6 at Macksburg United Methodi ...
    May 15, 2015 - 11:40 am
  • Club news

    Ladies Lakeshore AuxiliaryLadies Lakeshore Auxiliary met May 6.Canasta winners were Joan Chubick, fi ...
    May 15, 2015 - 11:40 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsMay 11-15Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782- ...
    May 8, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • Reunion

    Cromwell AlumniThe 84th Cromwell School alumni banquet will be May 23 at Supertel Inn and Conference ...
    May 8, 2015 - 10:59 am
  • Club news

    Union County Genealogical SocietyUnion County Genealogical Society met April 27 at Gibson Memorial L ...
    May 8, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsMay 4-8Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-24 ...
    May 1, 2015 - 10:59 am
  • Reunion

    Conway Iowa ReunionAnyone interested is invited to the Conway (Taylor County) Iowa 2015 reunion 12:3 ...
    May 1, 2015 - 10:56 am
  • Club news

    Rebecca CircleRebecca Circle met 7 p.m. April 16 at the First Christian Church on with six members i ...
    May 1, 2015 - 10:56 am

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