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  • 5 minutes with David Young, U.S. Representative for Iowa's 3rd District

    AGE: 48HOMETOWN: Born and raised in Van Meter, where I live today.WHAT GOT YOU STARTED IN POLITICS? I graduated from college, got involved o ...
    UPDATED: Feb. 28, 2017 - 10:47 am
  • Throwback Thursday

    Today is Feb. 23, the 54th day of the year. So, there are 311 days left in 2017. Below are news items from the Creston News Advertiser for t ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 12:22 pm
  • SWCC golfer charts new path

    After hundreds of trips from Creston to West Des Moines and Waukee since she was a 10-year-old swimmer with collegiate dreams, Camryn Somers ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 10:47 am
  • Throwback Thursday

    Today is Feb. 16, the 47th day of the year. So, there are 318 days left in 2017. Below are news items from the Creston News Advertiser for t ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 10:26 am
  • Ice rescue

    Two men got on the ice at West Lake Friday morning. Only one safely made it back to his truck. If help hadn't been close at hand, it's doubt ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 10:19 am
  • Checkmate

    Gibson Memorial Library has a new addition to its programming in the form of a chess club.The club’s inaugural meeting is 4 p.m. Thursday at ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 10:19 am
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  • Local youth to perform in national honor choir

    Marie Mullin, eighth grader at Creston Community Schools, will sing in the National Junior High/Middle School Honor Choir, rehearsing and performing a ...
    NEW: Feb. 28, 2017 - 10:46 am
  • SWCC proposes chiller improvement project

    Southwestern Community College will install a new air-conditioning system in the 100,000-plus-square-foot instructional center, according to a propose ...
    NEW: Feb. 28, 2017 - 10:44 am
  • 'What to do When Your Child Gets Sick'

    MATURA Head Start is hosting a program to train families what to do when their child gets sick.The p ...
    NEW: Feb. 28, 2017 - 10:43 am
  • Farewell to a cheerleader of life

    Jean Sheridan died the way that she lived — with strength and compassion for others. Jean, 68, of A ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:14 pm
  • Spare pleads guilty to vehicular homicide

    Donna Jo Spare, 62, of Afton pleaded guilty to homicide by vehicle, a class B felony, during a plea hearing 10 a.m. Friday at Union County Courthouse. ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 10:33 am
  • 5 minutes with David Young, U.S. Representative for Iowa's 3rd District

    AGE: 48HOMETOWN: Born and raised in Van Meter, where I live today.WHAT GOT YOU STARTED IN POLITICS? ...
    UPDATED: Feb. 28, 2017 - 10:47 am
  • County budget hearing scheduled next month

    Union County Board of Supervisors have a scheduled public hearing for 10 a.m. March 6 in the Union County Courthouse before voting on the recommended ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 10:59 am
  • School lunches

    Creston Monday: cheeseburger, bun, sweet potato fries, pears. Tuesday: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, apple wedges, homemade roll.
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 10:49 am
  • CHS calendar

    Feb. 27 - March 4 Monday - TBD varsity boys basketball district at IHSAA. Thursday - 6 p.m. wrestling banquet.
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 10:47 am
  • City budget: Levy rate drops, but tax asking rises again

    The city’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2017-18 (FY2018) was released this week. The budget sets a levy at $13.45 per $1,000 of valuation – down 24 ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 11:17 am
  • Eldon Still - Mount Ayr

    Eldon Elbert Still, 80, of Mount Ayr died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at Mount Ayr Health Care Center in Mount Ayr. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. T ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 10:56 am
  • William Ray - Creston

    William G. Ray, 89, of Creston died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at Creston Specialty Care in Creston. Services are pending at Powers Funeral Home, juncti ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 10:56 am
  • Dean Kester - Lenox

    Dean H. Kester, 95, of Lenox, formerly of Corning, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at Vintage Park in Lenox. Funeral services are pending at Pearson Famil ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 10:56 am
  • Kelly Harper - Creston

    Kelly Ann Harper, 54, of Creston died Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 10:56 am
  • Shirley Whited - Winterset

    Shirley Whited, 69, of Winterset died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. A private graveside service was held at Winterset Cemetery.
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 10:51 am
  • Ronald Cain - Creston

    Ronald L. Cain, 78, of Creston died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Private services will be held at a later ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 10:51 am
  • Ronald Cain - Creston

    Ronald Cain, 78, of Creston died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Services are pending at Powers Funeral Home, ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 11:06 am
  • Lois Paxton - Creston

    Lois Paxton, 91, of Creston died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at Creston Specialty Care in Creston. Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at Sal ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 10:53 am
  • Fern Holliday - Creston

    Fern Holliday, 97, of Creston died Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, F ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 10:53 am
  • Sherman Stream - Glasgow, Ky.

    Sherman (Sherm) Allen Stream, 70, passed away Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, in Glasgow, Kentucky. A celebration of life is being planned to be held in Cresto ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:57 am
  • Sheriff

    John David Foster, 31, 703 W. Jefferson St., was charged on a Union County warrant for probation vio ...
    NEW: Feb. 28, 2017 - 10:49 am
  • Fire

    Creston firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire 12:39 p.m. Sunday at 600 N. Division St.Acc ...
    NEW: Feb. 28, 2017 - 10:48 am
  • Adams County Sheriff

    Trintke Marie Welder, 30, of Corning was charged with harassment 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Adams County ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 10:45 am
  • Police

    MiscellaneousTraffic hazard, 7:29 a.m., Friday, South Chestnut Street.Traffic stop, 8:01 a.m., Frida ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 10:45 am
  • Police

    MiscellaneousViolation of court order, 9:08 a.m., Wednesday, North Sycamore Street.Assistance, 10:07 ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 10:15 am
  • Adair County Sheriff

    Kaydean May Darling, 47, of Greenfield was charged on an Adair County warrant on an original charge of forgery 2 p.m. Feb. 15 in Adair County.
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 11:16 am
  • Police

    Jessica Renee Pettit, 30, 314 N. Division St., was charged on a Union County warrant for violation o ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 2:37 pm
  • Fire

    Creston firefighters were dispatched to a grass fire 8 p.m. Thursday on Iris Avenue.According to a C ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 2:37 pm
  • Accident

    No citations were issued after an accident 5:50 p.m. Thursday on North Sumner Avenue.According to a ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 2:37 pm
  • Police

    MiscellaneousWelfare check, 7:22 a.m., Monday, South Sumner Avenue.Talk to officer, 8:33 a.m., Monda ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 11:15 am
  • A Sunday afternoon trip to Carlisle

    Editor’s note: This is the second guest column by Kyle Wilson. His columns publish in the Creston News Advertiser on the fourth Tuesday of every month ...
    NEW: Feb. 28, 2017 - 10:42 am
  • POET benefits farmers and drivers

    From Greg OlsenGeneral Manager, POET Biorefining – Corning There is an impending agriculture crisis ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 11:15 am
  • Take that, Punxsutawney Phil

    Sometimes, you just have to get outside and enjoy some fresh air and sunshine.That’s especially the ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 11:16 am
  • Am I my brother’s keeper?

    In 1928, a very interesting case came before the courts in Massachusetts. It concerned a man who had been walking on a boat dock when suddenly he trip ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 11:04 am
  • Asking for return of stolen items

    From Rev. Delores DoenchCromwellThe session members of Platte Center United Presbyterian Church (USA ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 10:59 am
  • Management needs to step up to the plate

    At 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, I tried to check out at Wal-Mart. They had four lines open with people standing six and seven deep. Next, I went to se ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 11:17 am
  • Are you an essential church member?

    In every healthy congregation, you will find certain people who comprise the essential “heart and soul” of the church. Note ... they are always presen ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 10:24 am
  • Thank you for the generous donations

    From Ruby StephensShannon CityI am reporting for the Food for Life mission program you generous dono ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 10:20 am
  • Certificate of Need important to Iowa's health care systems

    Iowa has one of the highest quality, lowest cost health care systems in the United States. And at the heart of that system are 118 community hospitals ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:34 am
  • It’s an honor to honor our nations veterans

    This past month, the youth in Creston were able to experience something that many of today’s youth will never know. They had the pleasure and honor to ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:34 am
  • Congregate meals

    Feb. 27 – March 3 Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. Monday: beef italiano, garlic rotini, Lima beans, wheat roll, apricots.
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 10:48 am
  • Club news

    Creston Ladies Literary Circle met Feb. 17 at the home of Sherry McKie with 18 members present. President Vanita Moberg conducted business including r ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 10:47 am
  • Club news

    The weekly Kiwanis meeting was held 12:05 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Windrow meeting room with 17 members and one guest. President-elect Korina Lou ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 10:45 am
  • Congregate meals

    Feb. 20-24 Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. Monday: closed for Presidents' Day.
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 10:45 am
  • Habitat for Humanity benefit dance scores big hit

    On Saturday evening, Feb. 11, 110 friends of Habitat for Humanity gathered at the Chicken Inn to celebrate Valentine's Day and raise money for house N ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 10:46 am
  • Congregate meals

    Feb. 13-17 Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. Monday: tomato basil chicken, parslied noodles, green peas, wheat bread, straw ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 10:44 am
  • Club news

    The weekly Kiwanis meeting was held 12:05 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the Windrow meeting room with 21 members and two guests. President Chris Eaton pres ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 10:43 am
  • Congregate meals

    Feb. 6-10 Monday: roast beef with gravy, mashed red potatoes, California vegetable blend, dinner roll, birthday cake.
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 10:49 am
  • Club news

    Union County Genealogical Society The January meeting of Union County Genealogical Society met Jan. 23 at Gibson Memorial Library. Nine members and o ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 10:49 am
  • Club news

    Ladies Lakeshore AuxiliaryLadies Lakeshore Auxiliary met Jan. 18.Canasta winners were Barb Bills, fi ...
    Jan. 27, 2017 - 10:50 am

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