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  • Wet conditions slowing harvest to a halt

    Frustrating.That’s how Gavilon Grain Manager Dean Michaelson described this year’s harvest.“It’s jus ...
    Oct. 19, 2017 - 12:08 pm
  • SWCC Week 2017 highlights alcohol awareness

    Next week is SWCC Week 2017 at the college’s Creston campus, and students can look forward to a variety of fun activities throughout.
    Oct. 19, 2017 - 12:03 pm
  • SCOUT KINDNESS

    A local Girl Scout recently raised 125 cases of water to be donated to the Salvation Army for hurricane and disaster relief.
    Oct. 19, 2017 - 12:09 pm
  • The Haunted Trail returns to Afton

    Ghosts and ghouls will help raise funds and inventory for the East Union ASPIRE “More” Food Pantry during the Haunted Trail.
    Oct. 19, 2017 - 12:02 pm
  • Throwback Thursday

    Union County Courthouse's formal hours changed to 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. to make it easier for employees to work a full 40 hours each week.
    Oct. 19, 2017 - 12:11 pm
  • Town meeting planned for Freedom for Youth Center

    An informational town meeting will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the mealsite in the restored Creston Depot, 116 W. Adams St., to t ...
    Oct. 19, 2017 - 10:46 am
  • YMCA news

    The Great Floating Pumpkin Patch is coming Friday, Oct. 27, to Southern Prairie YMCA. The evening starts with open swim in the pool from 6 to 7:30 p.m ...
    Oct. 19, 2017 - 10:47 am
  • St. John's to hold soup supper

    St. John's United Church of Christ, 601 S. Maple St., is holding an all-you-can-eat soup supper from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23.
    Oct. 19, 2017 - 10:45 am
  • Nate Boulton launches “Hometown Values Tour”

    In a time when Iowa’s small and midsize communities continue to face challenges from a changing econ ...
    Oct. 19, 2017 - 10:45 am
  • Hy-Vee celebrates fall with annual Halloween party Saturday

    This Saturday, Hy-Vee’s 245 stores will host an in-store Halloween Party from 1 to 3 p.m. featuring trick-or-treating and Halloween events.
    Oct. 19, 2017 - 10:44 am
  • Fillies hold off Panthers, 3-2

    SHENANDOAH — Coaches for both teams voiced similar sentiments after Shenandoah outlasted the underdog Creston Panthers in a five-set battle to open Cl ...
    Oct. 19, 2017 - 12:14 pm
  • All area 1A teams to try qualifying for state Mount Ayr

    MOUNT AYR — Nodaway Valley's boys and girls teams feel they have several surefire state qualifiers if they run to their potential.
    Oct. 19, 2017 - 8:25 am
  • Lenox playing for the postseason

    "It's a playoff game. We lose and were pretty much done." Lenox head coach Matt Malausky knows the importance of the Tigers final regular season bout ...
    Oct. 19, 2017 - 8:06 am
  • One more for pride

    The goal for the Creston/Orient-Macksburg Panthers is the same every week. Improvement. That’s all ...
    Oct. 19, 2017 - 8:12 am
  • State dreams hang on the line Thursday

    ATLANTIC — The Creston cross country team received encouraging words from the current Drake relays director and one of only four Iowans to ever run a ...
    Oct. 19, 2017 - 8:23 am
  • Area football preview: Week 9

    AFTON — A year ago, the Wayne Falcons stood in the way of the East Union Eagles and a playoff berth. Win and the Eagles were in.
    Oct. 19, 2017 - 8:17 am
  • Eagles hold off Murray in regional opener

    AFTON — On paper, it says East Union advanced to the second round of Class 1A Region 8 play with a 3-0 sweep of nonconference rival Murray Tuesday nig ...
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 1:06 pm
  • Timberwolves slash Wolverines in postseason opener

    CORNING — Southwest Valley used its experience and skill to jump ahead in a big way on its way to a four-set victory to open up Class 2A Region 4 post ...
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 10:41 am
  • Lenox advances

    BEDFORD — Lenox advanced to the second round of Class 1A Region 2 competition Tuesday with a 25-17, 26-24, 25-27, 26-24 victory over Bedford.
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 2:36 am
  • SWCC sweeps Marshalltown after Neosho downs Spartans

    In a marathon third set, Jada Perkins sent an attack across the net that ricocheted off two Marshalltown Community College players to give Southwester ...
    Oct. 17, 2017 - 12:24 pm
  • Anna Green - Broken Arrow, Okla.

    Anna Marie Green, 71, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, died Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. Services were 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, at Floral Haven Funeral Home Cha ...
    Oct. 17, 2017 - 11:25 am
  • Alberta Calvin - Lenox

    Alberta Maxine Calvin (Miller) was born June 14, 1921, on a farm just north of the east Lenox lake, and passed away Oct. 10, 2017.
    Oct. 13, 2017 - 11:04 am
  • Jeanine Richards - Creston

    Jeanine “Jeanie” Lynn Richards, 49, of Creston passed away with her sister by her side on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at Creston Specialty Care in Creston ...
    Oct. 12, 2017 - 11:12 am
  • John McIntire - Afton

    John McIntire, 82, of Afton died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Celebration of life services will be 11 a.m. F ...
    Oct. 12, 2017 - 11:12 am
  • James Hirons - Marion

    James Lee Hirons, 67, of Marion, went to be with the Lord Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. A celebration of life service ...
    Oct. 12, 2017 - 11:12 am
  • Roger McCay - Diagonal

    Roger McCay, 74, of Diagonal died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, at his home. Celebration of life services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Powers Funeral ...
    Oct. 11, 2017 - 11:04 am
  • Jeanine Richards - Creston

    Jeanine “Jeanie” Lynn Richards, 49, of Creston died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at Creston Specialty Care in Creston. Memorial services will be held at a ...
    Oct. 10, 2017 - 11:33 am
  • Roger McCay - Diagonal

    Roger McCay, 74, of Diagonal died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, at his home. Services are pending at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 and 25, in C ...
    Oct. 10, 2017 - 11:33 am
  • Darlyne Tussey - Creston

    Darlyne V. Tussey, 100, of Creston passed away Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, at Creston Specialty Care in Creston.
    Oct. 10, 2017 - 11:33 am
  • Jeanine Richards - Creston

    Jeanine Richards, 49, of Creston died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at Creston Specialty Care in Creston. ...
    Oct. 10, 2017 - 11:33 am
  • Police

    MiscellaneousTheft, 8:03 a.m., Wednesday, West Adams Street.Civil dispute, 8:22 a.m., Wednesday, Nor ...
    Oct. 19, 2017 - 12:02 pm
  • Sheriff

    Kristin Jan Gross, 34, of Des Moines was charged on four Union County warrants for failure to appear on drug violation charges 6:45 p.m. Monday at the ...
    Oct. 19, 2017 - 12:02 pm
  • Adair County Sheriff

    Kevin Eugene Stark, 49, of Adair was charged on an Adair County warrant for third-offense possession of a controlled substance 10:57 a.m., Thursday at ...
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 10:50 am
  • Adams County Sheriff

    Daniel Elmer Bright, 41, of Corning was charged with driving while revoked 8 a.m. Tuesday in Adams County.
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 10:51 am
  • Police

    MiscellaneousTalk to officer, 8:44 a.m., Tuesday, North Spruce Street.Talk to officer, 10:39 a.m., T ...
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 10:51 am
  • Accidents

    Lawrence Charles Shimono, 72, of Creston was cited for failure to obey a stop or yield sign 12:13 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of East Howard and ...
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 10:50 am
  • Fire

    Firefighters were dispatched to a vehicle fire 9:08 a.m. Oct. 7 on West Montgomery Street.According ...
    Oct. 17, 2017 - 11:20 am
  • Police

    Christopher L. Woollums, 29, 604 W. Montgomery St., was charged on a Sarpy County, Nebraska, warrant for violation of probation on the original charge ...
    Oct. 17, 2017 - 11:20 am
  • Accidents

    No citations were issued after an accident 7:50 a.m. Friday at Creston Community High School.Accordi ...
    Oct. 16, 2017 - 11:16 am
  • Police

    Lansey Cheramie, 29, 307 N. Birch St., was charged with driving while suspended 6:20 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Cherry and Seneca streets.
    Oct. 16, 2017 - 11:16 am
  • Couple walks into hysteria of shooting aftermath in Vegas

    About 12:30 a.m. on Oct. 2, I was working in the CNA newsroom with Kaleb Carter, finishing Monday's sports section, when I got a text from my old Fort ...
    Oct. 19, 2017 - 1:55 pm
  • Free bike ESSA

    Ed ThompsonCrestonEd’s Bike Shop plans to give a $60 bike away with winner’s choice and four styles ...
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 10:50 am
  • Fix the school bus problems

    From Paul Tony TullCrestonMy children have rode the bully bus for more than 10 years. Now I have gra ...
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 10:50 am
  • Top 10 19th Century adventure novels

    I love old literature, and none more than the old kind of swashbuckling, romantic adventure novels that came out of the late 19th and early 20th centu ...
    Oct. 17, 2017 - 11:18 am
  • CROP Walk was a success

    From John and Lynne SchlahtUnion County CROP Hunger Walk co-chairCrestonSunday, Oct. 8, was a beauti ...
    Oct. 17, 2017 - 11:18 am
  • Send the fire truck

    In a small town, the local police chief also served as part of the volunteer fire department. His job was to answer the phone and in the event of a fi ...
    Oct. 12, 2017 - 11:04 am
  • Ex-Panther carries inspiration from revered coach on Huskies' sideline

    My first fall of covering sports in Creston was in 1985, when the Panthers made their first playoff appearance under coach Dick Bergstrom.
    Oct. 5, 2017 - 12:05 pm
  • We all face challenges

    Several weeks ago, I was diagnosed with renal cancer. I had been suffering from back pain and I had assumed it was a sciatic nerve issue, but Dr. Lonn ...
    Oct. 3, 2017 - 1:19 pm
  • Homeowners pay taxes also

    I find it unreal that the city council passed a law to charge food wagons $1,000 a year to sell sandwiches. They ran Maid-Rite out of town.
    Oct. 3, 2017 - 1:19 pm
  • Presentation to be presented by Abortion Dialogue Academy

    This summer, several local women and I attended the Catholic Daughters of the Americas state convention at Ames. One of the workshops was the Abortion ...
    Oct. 3, 2017 - 1:20 pm
  • Club news

    St. John's Evening Fellowship met Oct. 9 with 13 members present. Devotions were given by Carol Wallace.
    Oct. 13, 2017 - 11:01 am
  • Congregate meals

    Oct. 16-20 Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. Monday: homemade meatloaf, tomato gravy, red potatoes, diced beets, multigrain ...
    Oct. 13, 2017 - 11:01 am
  • Congregate meals

    Oct. 9-13 Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. Monday: roast beef, brown gravy, mashed red potatoes, green peas, wheat roll, b ...
    Oct. 6, 2017 - 11:16 am
  • Club news

    Creston Area Retired School Personnel Association (CARSPA) held its meeting Sept. 12 in the cafeteria near the Del Richardson Conference Room at Great ...
    Oct. 6, 2017 - 11:16 am
  • Club news

    GRMC Auxiliary Board Joan called the GRMC Auxiliary Board meeting to order with Marcia, Bev, Sandy, Lois, Martha, Nancy, Jordan, Rhonda, Carolyn, Ann, ...
    Sept. 29, 2017 - 10:26 am
  • Congregate meals

    Oct. 2-6 Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. Monday: BBQ pork rib patty, baked beans, mixed vegetables, hamburger bun, pears, ...
    Sept. 29, 2017 - 10:27 am
  • Congregate meals

    Sept. 25-29 Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. Monday: Salisbury steak, whipped potatoes, country vegetable blend, dinner ro ...
    Sept. 22, 2017 - 11:00 am
  • Club news

    The DWF Executive Committee met Thursday, Sept. 7, at First Christian Church Disciples of Christ with eight members in attendance.
    Sept. 22, 2017 - 11:00 am
  • Congregate meals

    Sept. 18-22 Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. Monday: sloppy joe, roasted diced potatoes, mixed vegetables, hamburger bun, ...
    Sept. 15, 2017 - 10:57 am
  • Club news

    Elzevir Reading Circle met 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at the home of Alice Bowers. Members answered roll call by telling the highlights of their summe ...
    Sept. 15, 2017 - 10:57 am

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