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  • CHS calendar

    March 30-April 3MondayAll-State individual speech6 p.m. girls basketball banquet, high school.Tuesda ...
    March 27, 2015 - 10:22 am
  • Another tool to use

    Unlike more populated areas, body cameras for local law enforcement may not be high on the priority list. However, Creston Police Department and Union ...
    March 27, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • Methodist Church to host spaghetti dinner fundraiser

    A community fundraiser in appreciation for the service of Creston Police/Sheriff's Departments will be held 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday at First United Metho ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:51 am
  • Community Lenten services end next week

    Mary O'Riley delivered an exemplary message on "Eyes to See Our Needs" last Sunday for the community Lenten service at the First Presbyterian Church t ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:51 am
  • Congressman Young named to subcommittee

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Iowa Congressman David Young has been named to the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Deve ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:51 am
  • College news

    Central CollegePELLA — Thirty-eight Central College psychology students were accepted to present the ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:51 am
  • Library news

    The following are titles at Gibson Memorial Library, 200 W. Howard St. Regular library hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 10 a.m. to ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:44 am
  • What's new at Orient Library

    Interested in audiobooks and eBooks? With WILBOR, you can borrow and enjoy free eBooks and audiobooks from the library's digital collection.
    March 26, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Preregister to vote in special election by Friday

    Friday will be the last day to preregister to vote in the special election for the consolidation of Creston and Prescott schools.
    March 26, 2015 - 11:40 am
  • Calving season in high gear for area cattle farmers

    Area cattle farmers are in the thick of calving season, giving the first preview to the future of Iowa's cattle herd.
    March 26, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Sports briefs

    For the third consecutive spring, the Iowa football team will hold an open practice at Valley Stadium in West Des Moines. The open practice will take ...
    March 27, 2015 - 1:31 am
  • Spartans swept by 7th-ranked DMACC

    Errors plagued the Southwestern Community College softball team here Thursday in a doubleheader sweep at the hands of 7th-ranked DMACC.
    March 27, 2015 - 1:31 am
  • Outdoor news

    Campers anxious to reserve spots for the Fourth of July weekend should mark April 3 on their calendars, when reservations for a Friday arrival open.
    March 27, 2015 - 1:31 am
  • Panther bowlers celebrate successful season

    It was an up and down season for the Creston/O-M bowling teams this year, but the teams bowled their best on the biggest stages of the season when it ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Four area players honored on all-substate teams

    The 2015 boys basketball all-substate teams selected by the Iowa Basketball Coaches Association have ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • All-district bowlers named

    All-district bowlers have been announced by the coaches association, including Creston/O-M bowlers Blake Eddy, Jonathon Seals, Madison Hance and Charl ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • Bowling league scores

    PANTHER LANESAstro Mixed LeagueMarch 15Team ScoreEllis Poore 76Corner Clippers 68.5Rhine Body Repair ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Panthers celebrate 'Incredible year'

    Tuesday was a celebration night on many fronts for the Creston/Orient-Macksburg wrestling team.Anoth ...
    March 25, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Sports briefs

    The Creston girls basketball banquet will be held 6 p.m. Monday, March 30, in the high school commons.
    March 25, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Spartan softball hopes to go next level this year

    The Southwestern Community College softball team is off to a good start this year, having gone 5-3 on its Florida road trip and then following with an ...
    March 25, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Olin Lovig – Red Oak

    Olin D. Lovig, 89, of Red Oak died March 26, 2015, at Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, M ...
    March 27, 2015 - 10:16 am
  • Norm Ridinger – Creston

    Norm Ridinger, 97, of Creston died March 25, 2015, at Creston Nursing and Rehab. Celebration of life services will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 30, at Po ...
    March 27, 2015 - 10:15 am
  • Norm Ridinger – Creston

    Norm Ridinger, 97, of Creston died March 25, 2015, at Creston Nursing and Rehab. Services are pending at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 ...
    March 26, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • Olin Lovig – Red Oak

    Olin Lovig, 89, of Red Oak died March 26, 2015, at Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak. Services are pending at Pearson Family Funeral Serv ...
    March 26, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • Dean E. Hoffman – Manhattan, Kan.

    Dean E. Hoffman, 89, of Meadlowlark Hills, Manhattan, Kan., formerly of rural Chapman, Kan., died March 19, 2015.
    March 25, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • ISU Extension and Outreach Week celebrated March 22-28

    Union County Extension is honoring ISU Extension and Outreach Week this week.During March 22-28, Iow ...
    March 24, 2015 - 12:36 pm
  • Jim Vicker – Osceola

    Jimmy D. Vicker, 57, of Osceola, formerly of Creston, died March 21, 2015, at Clarke County Hospital in Osceola. Celebration of life services will be ...
    March 23, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Bonnie Durham – Mount Ayr

    She passed away March 18, 2015 at the Clearview Nursing Home in Mt. Ayr, Iowa at the age of 83. Funeral Services will be 2:00 P.M. Sunday, March 22, ...
    March 23, 2015 - 10:31 am
  • Judy Kuehl – Grinnell

    Judith (Judy) Joan Kuehl, 78-years-old, died suddenly on Friday, March 20, 2015, at her home on Mayflower Lane in Grinnell, Iowa. Celebration of Life ...
    March 23, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Laura Bentley – Diagonal

    Laura Bentley, 53, of Diagonal died March 19, 2015, at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Memorial services will be held 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Ma ...
    March 23, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Police

    Nick Wilkinson, 30, 611 W. Adams St. Apt. 6, was charged on a Union County warrant for probation vio ...
    March 27, 2015 - 10:17 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 8:04 a.m., Thursday, Laurel Street. ...
    March 27, 2015 - 10:14 am
  • Afton Police

    MiscellaneousInformation, 3:01 p.m., March 17.Domestic abuse, 4:05 p.m., March 17.Talk to officer, 5 ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:26 am
  • Adair County Sheriff

    MiscellaneousSuspicious activity, 12:19 a.m., March 15.Traffic complaint, 10:31 a.m., March 15.Traff ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:26 am
  • Police

    Kane Farlow, 16, 1106 W. Montgomery St., was referred to juvenile authorities on charges of public i ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:26 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 9:56 p.m., Tuesday, Lenox. ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:24 am
  • Police

    Michael Thomas Walsh, 318 N. Sycamore St., reported a license plate was taken from his moped between ...
    March 24, 2015 - 10:04 am
  • Adair County Sheriff

    Jennifer Marie Woollums, 34, of Greenfield was charged on two Adair County warrants for probation vi ...
    March 24, 2015 - 10:03 am
  • Accidents

    Matthew Jon Buchanan, 24, of Essex was cited for failure to provide proof of accident-related insura ...
    March 24, 2015 - 10:04 am
  • Afton Police

    Michael Anthony Tucker, 23, of Afton was charged with domestic abuse assault 2:20 p.m. Thursday at U ...
    March 24, 2015 - 10:03 am
  • PETERSON: An elite athletic program runs under the state radar

    The Creston/O-M wrestling team went 17-0 in regular season duals —winning the Hawkeye 10 for the sixth time since 2006 — and claimed tournament champi ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:33 pm
  • Paulsen: The Easter bunny is on his way

    We are a little over a week away from Easter. The Easter egg hunts in the area begin this weekend in some towns. A majority of the hunts will be Easte ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Prescott and Creston School consolidation update

    Tuesday, April 7, members of the Prescott and Creston communities will have the opportunity to vote on the future of their school districts.
    March 26, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • What happened to the Secret Service?

    I believe one of my most important jobs in Congress is to bring the accountability and common sense to Washington that Iowans expect and deserve out o ...
    March 25, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • From Rep. Jack Drake's desk

    The Revenue Estimating Conference met on Thursday, March 19, and made their revenue prediction. They lowered their December 2014 prediction of $200 mi ...
    March 25, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • Thank you

    From Cromwell Women’s Fellowship; Frances Hudson, president; Judy Hopkins, vice president; Vickie Stephens, secretary; and Candi Tanner, treasurer
    March 24, 2015 - 10:11 am
  • Poolman: Just a few updates

    Recently, the other reporters and I have been working on Progress, a special section in the Creston News Advertiser that will last five days next week ...
    March 23, 2015 - 10:39 am
  • Waiting until I am "older" isn't an option anymore

    I know it has been too long between columns when my mom sends me a text asking what I have been doing since she hasn't been able to read about my adve ...
    March 23, 2015 - 10:39 am
  • On behalf of all the justices of the Iowa Supreme Court

    From Chief Justice Mark Cady On behalf of all the justices of the Iowa Supreme Court, I would like to thank the citizens of Creston for your warm w ...
    March 19, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • What you may not know

    From Bill Barker • Creston What can we do to support the Creston meal site at the old Depot? I've eaten there at times since 2006 and enjoyed the m ...
    March 19, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • Club news

    Ladies Lakeshore AuxiliaryLadies Lakeshore Auxiliary met March 18.Canasta winners were Mary Kline, f ...
    March 27, 2015 - 10:18 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsMarch 30-April 3Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 6 ...
    March 27, 2015 - 10:18 am
  • Club news

    Ladies Lakeshore AuxiliaryLadies Lakeshore Auxiliary met Feb. 25.Canasta winners were Joan Chubick, ...
    March 6, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Club news

    AuxiliaryA GRMC Auxiliary meeting was held Feb. 9 in the MAP Conference beginning at 10:07 a.m. A t ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 10:54 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsMarch 3-6Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782- ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 10:53 am
  • Club news

    Kent Dinner ClubKent Dinner Club met Feb. 12 with 11 attending at The Windrow.The next meeting will ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 11:32 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsDateMenu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Club news

    Chautauqua CircleThe GFWC Progressive Chautauqua Circle met Dec. 9 at Summit House for a tea party. ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 12:06 pm
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsFeb. 16-20Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782 ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 12:06 pm
  • Club news

    Union County Genealogical SocietyUnion County Genealogical Society met Jan. 26 at Gibson Memorial Li ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 10:05 am

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