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  • CCSD pursuing cost estimates for potential 'major projects'

    Creston Community School District will soon be looking for the public's input on which major projects it would like to see done.
    July 24, 2017 - 11:33 am
  • Green Valley Lake Microcystins level still high

    The Iowa Department of Natural Resources testing results for this week show Microcystin/blue-green algae levels are still high at Green Valley Lake ne ...
    July 24, 2017 - 10:50 am
  • Environmental health office moving

    The Union County Environmental Health office will be moving to 705 E. Taylor St. The office will be closed the afternoons of July 28-31, and will reop ...
    July 24, 2017 - 10:50 am
  • Orient man wins Hy-Vee guitar giveaway

    Tim Osborne of Orient is a regular customer at Creston Hy-Vee, and has a special place in his heart for the K-9 cause.
    July 21, 2017 - 10:57 am
  • 5 minutes with Andy Platner, Adair County Fair swine judge

    HOMETOWN: Lisbon, IowaWHAT TYPES OF SHOWS DO YOU JUDGE? Just swine. Only swine.HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEE ...
    July 21, 2017 - 10:58 am
  • School lunches

    Southwest Valley summer menu Monday: taco or taco salad, refried beans, Spanish rice, corn, lettuce, tomatoes.
    July 21, 2017 - 10:30 am
  • Bill Riley Talent Search coming to Creston

    The Bill Riley Talent Search and statewide presenting sponsor, Hy-Vee, are excited to announce a local show in Creston. It will be held 4 p.m. July 29 ...
    July 21, 2017 - 10:27 am
  • CCHS calendar

    July 24-30MondayGym closed for refinishing.6:15 a.m. softball summer weights at CCHS.7:15 a.m. baseb ...
    July 21, 2017 - 10:27 am
  • College news

    The following students recently graduated from Buena Vista University: Paige Fast of Nodaway graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in exercise science - h ...
    July 20, 2017 - 10:53 am
  • Summer lunch service program ongoing

    Free meals are being served to all youth up to age 18 in the Creston area. Meals are offered Mondays through Fridays at two locations.
    July 20, 2017 - 10:52 am
  • IGCA all-star game photos

    Four area coaches were honored as district coaches of the year in a ceremony at Monday's Iowa Girls Coaches Association senior all-star game.
    July 25, 2017 - 12:28 am
  • I-35 pitcher, catcher unanimously named All-POI

    The senior battery combination from Interstate 35's Class 2A fourth-place team earned unanimous selection to the Pride of Iowa Conference all-conferen ...
    July 25, 2017 - 12:25 am
  • Winterset wins second state title

    CNA photo by KALEB CARTERWIN-it-all: The Winterset Huskies celebrate their second state championship ...
    July 24, 2017 - 1:27 pm
  • Roadrunners fourth in 2A

    FORT DODGE — Interstate 35’s bats were silent for the second consecutive day as the Roadrunners fell 2-1 to Durant in Friday evening’s Class 2A third- ...
    July 24, 2017 - 1:55 am
  • Namanny takes over SWCC baseball

    Continuing the trend of coaching turnover this summer, the Southwestern Community College baseball team has a new man in charge.
    July 24, 2017 - 1:52 am
  • Shiltz eager to team up with former foes

    Chase Shiltz, Creston’s all-time leading rusher, has one more high school football experience ahead of him this week.
    July 24, 2017 - 12:51 pm
  • Blue Devils advance to 1A semifinals

    DES MOINES — A big four-run sixth inning pushed the Martensdale-St. Marys Blue Devils over Hudson, 7-4, in the Class 1A state quarterfinals Saturday a ...
    July 24, 2017 - 1:49 am
  • Roadrunner bats silent in semifinal loss

    FORT DODGE — One pitch. That was all it took for Randie Richmond to deposit a Carlyn Stanley offering over the left field fence in the fifth inning fo ...
    July 21, 2017 - 10:50 am
  • Roadrunner bats silent in semifinal loss

    FORT DODGE — One pitch. That was all it took for Randie Richmond to desposit a Carlyn Stanley offering over the left field fence in the fifth inning f ...
    July 21, 2017 - 1:15 am
  • Belger's final curtain call

    PLEASANT HILL — Southeast Polk baseball coach Scott Belger acknowledges a standing ovation from the Rams fans after his career as head coach concluded ...
    July 21, 2017 - 12:42 am
  • James Roeder - Creston

    James E. Roeder, 93, of Creston died Thursday, July 20, 2017, at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Mo ...
    July 24, 2017 - 10:52 am
  • Allie Faust - Lafayette, Ind.

    Allie (Winkler) Faust, 103, of Lafeyette, Indiana, formerly of Creston, died Friday, July 21, 2017, in Lafeyette, Indiana. Services are pending at Pow ...
    July 24, 2017 - 10:52 am
  • Lois Criss - Afton

    Lois Criss, 93, of Afton died Sunday, July 23, 2017, at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Services are pending at Powers Funeral Home, junctio ...
    July 24, 2017 - 10:52 am
  • Earl Vandewater - Orient

    Earl Vandewater, 88, of Orient died Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at his home in Orient. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 26, at Orient Un ...
    July 21, 2017 - 10:33 am
  • James Roeder - Creston

    James E. Roeder, 93, of Creston died Thursday, July 20, 2017, at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Funeral services are pending at Pearson Fam ...
    July 21, 2017 - 10:33 am
  • Russell Davenport - Diagonal

    Funeral services for Russell Davenport, 91, of Diagonal will be 9 a.m. Saturday, July 22, at Lenox United Methodist Church.
    July 21, 2017 - 10:33 am
  • Earl Vandewater - Orient

    Earl Vandewater, 88, of Orient died Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at his home in Orient. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 26, at Orie ...
    July 20, 2017 - 10:54 am
  • Richard Preston, MD - Urbandale

    Richard Earl Preston passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of July 12, 2017, at Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines at the age of 92. Vis ...
    July 19, 2017 - 11:08 am
  • Gweneth Larimer - Lenox

    Graveside memorial celebration of life services for Gweneth Larimer, age 90, of Lenox, who passed away Friday, July 14, 2017, at Iowa Methodist Medica ...
    July 19, 2017 - 11:08 am
  • Darlene Gilbert - Clearfield

    Darlene Rae Gilbert, 80, of Clearfield died Friday, July 7, 2017, at Clearview Home in Clearfield. No local services are planned.
    July 19, 2017 - 11:08 am
  • Adams County Sheriff

    Davin Matthew Perrin, 50, of Corning was charged with second-offense operating while intoxicated 2:0 ...
    July 24, 2017 - 2:10 pm
  • Police

    Karen Brodsack, 46, 402 N. Division St., was charged with third-degree theft 7:10 p.m. Friday at Wal ...
    July 24, 2017 - 2:11 pm
  • Police

    Jared James Wilmeth, 32, 210 N. Oak St. Apt. 2, was charged on a Union County warrant for violation of probation.
    July 21, 2017 - 10:48 am
  • Adair County Sheriff

    Kenny Joe Cunningham, 27, 307 S. Vine St., was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possessio ...
    July 7, 2017 - 9:43 am
  • Afton Police

    MiscellaneousInformation, 8:32 a.m., June 19.Theft, 2:39 p.m., June 19.Talk to officer, 3:15 p.m., J ...
    July 7, 2017 - 9:44 am
  • Police

    MiscellaneousVandalism, 9:23 a.m., Wednesday, South Maple Street.Found property, 9:49 a.m., Wednesda ...
    July 7, 2017 - 9:43 am
  • Police

    Lela Churchwell, 38, 1501 N. Lincoln St., was charged with simple assault 9 p.m. Monday at her residence.
    July 5, 2017 - 10:52 am
  • Sheriff

    Nicki Renee Jones, 34, 617 N. Birch St., was charged on a Union County warrant for second-degree theft 1 a.m. Saturday at Union County Law Enforcement ...
    July 5, 2017 - 10:52 am
  • Accidents

    No citations were issued after an accident 11:40 a.m. May 19 at Hy-Vee.According to a Creston Police ...
    July 5, 2017 - 9:57 am
  • Police

    Jordan Spencer Leitzel, 27, 107 S. Jarvis St., was charged with driving while suspended 8:10 p.m. Th ...
    June 30, 2017 - 11:00 am
  • Ohiowa Musings: Huskies are focused in

    FORT DODGE — After a comeback 3-1 victory in the state semifinals against defending state champs Oskaloosa on Thursday, the Winterset Huskies have dem ...
    July 21, 2017 - 10:53 am
  • Small business matters

    For those of you who know me well, you know about my obsession with Lush bath and beauty products. Lush is an England-based company that makes various ...
    July 20, 2017 - 10:43 am
  • Reliving an experience

    Do you ever wish you could go back in time and experience something for the first time all over again?
    July 19, 2017 - 11:13 am
  • Thank you for all the support

    As a member of the Creston Park and Rec Board, I would like to take this opportunity to say "thank you" and explain how friends, neighbors, businesses ...
    July 18, 2017 - 1:56 pm
  • Keep your sunglasses, cooler and sun block handy

    Meteorologists are calling for a bout of long, hot summer for the next couple of weeks. I went to the swimming pool the other day and when I came outs ...
    July 13, 2017 - 11:00 am
  • Beauty from tragedy

    Sometimes the tragedies that break our hearts can become the basis for a more beautiful design in our lives.
    July 13, 2017 - 10:47 am
  • Still selling books

    From Jim StalkerCrestonA big “Thank You” to Bailey Poolman for featuring my circumstance in the Adve ...
    July 12, 2017 - 10:46 am
  • Sarah’s Law – Progress Towards Justice

    Council Bluffs resident Sarah Root had just graduated from Bellevue University with a perfect 4.0 grade point average.
    July 12, 2017 - 10:46 am
  • How I ended up here

    Creston is the smallest town I’ve ever lived in, but it hasn’t felt small in the two months I’ve been here.
    July 12, 2017 - 1:48 pm
  • Lessons in life

    From Ron DunphyCrestonEver do something without planning? My wife and I seem to more often these day ...
    July 11, 2017 - 11:05 am
  • Reunions

    Creston High School class of 1957 held its 60th class reunion from June 30 through July 2. Activities started with an informal get together and supper ...
    July 21, 2017 - 10:30 am
  • Club news

    Elzevir Reading Circle met Monday, June 26, at the home of Terry Ammon. Ammon opened the meeting at 1:40 p.m.
    July 21, 2017 - 10:28 am
  • Congregate meals

    July 24-28 Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. Monday: sausage with onions and peppers, baked potato, sour cream, broccoli, h ...
    July 21, 2017 - 10:28 am
  • Congregate meals

    July 17-21 Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. Monday: Salisbury steak, whipped potatoes, country vegetable blend, dinner rol ...
    July 14, 2017 - 10:57 am
  • Club news

    Crest Area for Life met 7 p.m. June 27 at the Holy Spirit Parish hall. President Terry Madison opened the meeting with the Right to Life prayer.
    July 14, 2017 - 10:56 am
  • Congregate meals

    July 10-14 Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. Monday: roast beef, brown gravy, mashed red potatoes, California vegetable ble ...
    July 7, 2017 - 10:26 am
  • Club news

    Court No. 428 of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas met June 13 at the Windrow for "Our Night Out."
    July 7, 2017 - 10:26 am
  • Reunion

    The Creston High School class of 1954 will hold its annual reunion from 8 to 9 a.m. Monday, July 3, at the Windrow Restaurant in Creston.
    June 30, 2017 - 11:01 am
  • Club news

    The Union County Genealogical Society met 6 p.m. June 26 at Gibson Memorial Library. The meeting was called to order by President Jane Briley.
    June 30, 2017 - 11:00 am
  • Congregate meals

    July 3-7 Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. Monday: closed. Tuesday: closed for Fourth of July.
    June 30, 2017 - 11:00 am

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