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  • 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
  • Throwback Thursday

    Today is May 21, the 141st day of the year. There are 224 days left in 2015. Below are news items from the Creston News Advertiser for this ...
    May 21, 2015 - 11:11 am
  • THE BEAST INCARNATE

    There’s only one way to describe Creston senior Jay Wolfe.“He’s a beast,” said Creston head boys basketball coach Brett Watson.Wolfe has exc ...
    May 19, 2015 - 1:05 am
  • Panthers sail to district

    ATLANTIC — Creston/O-M dominated the Class 3A sectional golf tournament Friday at Atlantic Golf and Country Club, scoring a 21-stroke victor ...
    May 18, 2015 - 12:14 pm
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  • Wolfe repeats as 3A 800 champion

    DES MOINES — Jay Wolfe had one mission on his mind here Saturday. The Creston senior completed that ...
    May 25, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • 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 harboring hope ...
    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 Co-ed Stat ...
    May 25, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • Humboldt, ADM rebound to bounce Panther golfers

    DENISON — There will be no third straight trip to the state tournament for the Creston/Orient-Macksburg boys golf team.
    May 25, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Panther tennis teams bow out

    Creston/Orient-Macksburg's team tennis season came to an end Saturday in a pair of losses in boys and girls action.
    May 25, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • Season openers rained out

    CORNING — Season openers for Creston and Southwest Valley softball and baseball teams were rained out here Monday night.
    May 25, 2015 - 10:35 pm
  • Sports briefs

    SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — Kirkwood stands sixth in the nation at 11-over par 875 after three rounds of the NJCAA Division II National Championship at Goose P ...
    May 22, 2015 - 9:08 am
  • Area soccer

    HUXLEY — The Nodaway Valley/West Central Valley/Adair-Casey girls made all four penalty kick attempts in a tiebreaker shootout while Ballard made two, ...
    May 22, 2015 - 9:08 am
  • Two Panther doubles teams advance to state

    NORWALK — The Creston/O-M girls tennis team made history last year by sending a doubles team to state that won a match at the state tournament.
    May 22, 2015 - 9:19 am
  • Scar earns first career state track medal

    DES MOINES — Nodaway Valley junior Destiny Scar, a veteran of the Co-ed State Track Meet, earned her first career state track medal here Thursday.
    May 22, 2015 - 9:19 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
  • Brandon Hanson – Pinellas Park, Fla.

    Brandon Hanson, 34, of Pinellas Park, Fla., formerly of Creston, died May 21, 2015, in Florida. Services are pending at Powers Funeral Home, junction ...
    May 21, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • LaVerne Bovaird – Prescott

    LaVerne Bovaird, 93, of Prescott died May 15, 2015, at Corning Nursing and Rehab. Celebration of life services will be 10 a.m. Friday, May 22, at Merc ...
    May 21, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Edward Larson – Corning

    Edward Larson, 73, of Corning died May 18, 2015, at Corning Nursing and Rehab Center. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 21, at Saint P ...
    May 24, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • Dennis Case – Creston

    Dennis Case, 58, of Creston died May 19, 2015, at Greater Regional Hospice Home. Services are pending at Pearson Family Funeral Service, 809 W. Montgo ...
    May 20, 2015 - 10:59 am
  • Donald Bear – Mount Ayr

    Donald Bear, 82, of Mount Ayr died May 16, 2015, at Mount Ayr Health Care Center. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, May 21, at Watson-Ar ...
    May 19, 2015 - 10:56 am
  • Loyd Lilly – Garland, Texas

    Loyd Lilly, 74, of Garland, Texas, formerly of Orient, died March 31, 2015, at his home. Celebration of life services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, May 23 ...
    May 19, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • Edward Larson – Corning

    Edward Larson, 73, of Corning died May 18, 2015, at Corning Nursing and Rehab Center. Services are pending at Pearson Family Funeral Service, 701 Seve ...
    May 19, 2015 - 10:59 am
  • Karen Mathes – Murray

    Karen Mathes, 72, of Murray died May 16, 2015, at her home. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, at Kale Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St., Osc ...
    May 18, 2015 - 11:32 am
  • Loyd Lilly – Garland, Texas

    Loyd Eugene Lilly, 74, of Garland, Texas, formerly of Orient, died March 31, 2015, at his home. Celebration of life services will be 10 a.m. Saturday ...
    May 18, 2015 - 11:33 am
  • Sheriff

    Trevor Jack Dillon Loudon, 25, of Bevington, was charged on a Union County warrant for probation vio ...
    May 22, 2015 - 10:54 am
  • Police

    Kirby Konkler, 52, 209 E. Mills St. Apt. 4, was charged on a Union County warrant for false imprison ...
    May 22, 2015 - 10:54 am
  • Fire

    Life Line activation, 2:21 p.m., Thursday, West Montgomery Street.Medical, 9:21 p.m., Thursday, Nort ...
    May 22, 2015 - 10:53 am
  • Adair County Sheriff

    Jaden Deanna Lynn Baker, 18, of Villisca, was charged with third-degree criminal mischief 10:22 p.m. ...
    May 22, 2015 - 10:53 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 9:11 a.m., Monday, North Sumner Avenue.Medical, 5:01 p.m., Monday, North Walnu ...
    May 21, 2015 - 10:13 am
  • Police

    MiscellaneousAccident, 7:54 a.m., Wednesday, North Sumner Avenue.Accident, 8:38 a.m., Wednesday, Eas ...
    May 21, 2015 - 10:13 am
  • Accident

    One accident reported by Creston Police Department and one accident reported by Union County Sheriff.
    May 21, 2015 - 10:12 am
  • Afton Police

    MiscellaneousInformation, 12:20 p.m., Thursday.Assistance, 4:03 p.m., Thursday.Talk to officer, 6:15 ...
    May 20, 2015 - 9:59 am
  • Police

    James Kermit Cook, 52, of Prescott, was charged on a Union County Warrant for first-degree harassmen ...
    May 20, 2015 - 9:59 am
  • Adair County Sheriff

    Cassandra Nichole Peterson, 21, of Stuart, was charged with possession of a controlled substance (ma ...
    May 20, 2015 - 9:59 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
  • Waddingham: A strong foundation for the next chapter

    This Friday night, the SWCC students will graduate and disperse across the country, pursuing their academic, athletic and life goals just like I did h ...
    May 6, 2015 - 2:55 pm
  • How time flies

    My, how time flies! It has only been 40 plus years ago in 1973 when we decided that Creston needed a bookstore.
    May 5, 2015 - 9:38 am
  • Protect air, water, soil

    The following is a quote from an article by Jill Richardson titled "Approval of New Chemical-Resistant GMOs Likely to Prompt Pesticide Escalation."
    May 5, 2015 - 9:38 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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