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  • Grass fire probability high in early spring

    Now that winter is over according to the calendar, grass fires are a hot topic across the county.Since March 12, Creston firefighters respon ...
    March 24, 2017 - 11:39 am
  • Throwback Thursday

    Today is March 23, the 82nd day of the year. So, there are 283 days left in 2017. Below are news items from the Creston News Advertiser for ...
    March 23, 2017 - 10:53 am
  • Spare sentenced to 25 years

    Donna Jo Spare, 62, of Afton was sentenced to 25 years during a sentencing hearing 9:30 a.m. Friday at Union County Courthouse.Spare pleaded ...
    March 23, 2017 - 10:50 am
  • Hartley pleads guilty to 7 counts during pretrial conference

    Jennifer Jean Hartley, 43, of Thayer took a plea agreement during a pretrial conference Friday morning at Union County Courthouse.The agreem ...
    March 23, 2017 - 10:48 am
  • A rural voice

    AFTON — Sen. Joni Ernst told an East Union Community School audience Thursday morning she might be standing in the company of future politic ...
    March 20, 2017 - 11:05 am
  • 5 minutes with KeShawn Wilson, SWCC men's basketball player

    AGE: 20HOMETOWN: Lincoln, NebraskaHOW WOULD YOU COMPARE CRESTON NOW TO YOUR FIRST IMPRESSIONS? It’s kind of the same. It’s really small. I’m ...
    March 20, 2017 - 11:03 am
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  • Council gathers more information on streets

    The Creston City Council gathered more information on its potential $5 million street improvement project during Tuesday's regular meeting.
    March 24, 2017 - 11:36 am
  • 5 minutes with Jessie Smith, Creston Hy-Vee cake designer

    AGE: 22HOMETOWN: CrestonFAVORITE PART OF YOUR JOB: Decorating the unique cakesHOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN ...
    March 24, 2017 - 11:37 am
  • College news

    Briar Cliff University announced 293 students have been named to the dean’s list for the first semester of the 2016-17 academic year and included Jay ...
    March 24, 2017 - 10:52 am
  • Severe Weather Awareness week has planned tornado drill

    Severe Weather Awareness week is scheduled for the last week in March this year. The dates are March 27-31. March 29 will be the annual tornado drill ...
    March 24, 2017 - 10:51 am
  • School lunches

    Creston Monday: pizza, steamed corn, pears, bread and butter sandwich. Tuesday: hamburger, baked beans, peaches, baked chips.
    March 24, 2017 - 10:51 am
  • CCHS calendar

    March 27 – April 2MondayStart fourth quarter.All-state individual festival at UNI.5:15 p.m. JV boys ...
    March 24, 2017 - 10:47 am
  • Crest Baptist hosting global Bible simulcast featuring Priscilla Shirer

    LifeWay Christian Resources and Going Beyond ministries are partnering to simulcast Bible teacher and best-selling author Priscilla Shirer, live from ...
    March 23, 2017 - 10:45 am
  • Ecumenical Lenten services continue

    Union County worship services begin at 5 p.m. each Sunday. The service this Sunday will be "Patience and Self-Control," at Cromwell Congregational Chu ...
    March 23, 2017 - 10:45 am
  • Throwback Thursday

    Today is March 23, the 82nd day of the year. So, there are 283 days left in 2017. Below are news items from the Creston News Advertiser for this week ...
    March 23, 2017 - 10:53 am
  • Grass fire probability high in early spring

    Now that winter is over according to the calendar, grass fires are a hot topic across the county.Sin ...
    March 24, 2017 - 11:39 am
  • CHAMPIONS!

    DANVILLE, Ill. — Players, coaches, family, friends, Spartan Nation and the city of Creston will forever remember March 25, 2017.
    March 27, 2017 - 4:53 am
  • The dream is complete

    DANVILLE, Ill. — They came from as close as Emerson, Leon, Des Moines and Lincoln, Nebraska; as far away as Milwaukee, Memphis, Tennessee, Charlotte, ...
    March 27, 2017 - 4:44 am
  • CHAMPIONS!

    DANVILLE, Ill. — Players, coaches, family, friends, Spartan Nation and the city of Creston will forever remember March 25, 2017.
    March 26, 2017 - 6:05 am
  • SWCC men's basketball championship game preview: How to watch, follow and listen

    This evening, the Southwestern Community College Spartans (35-1) play the Louisburg College Hurricanes (30-4) for the NJCAA Division II national champ ...
    March 25, 2017 - 4:25 pm
  • Kronberg’s Korner: savor this amazing ride Spartan Nation, Creston

    DANVILLE, Ill. — FOX broadcaster Joe Buck said it after game six of the 2011 World Series. David Fr ...
    March 25, 2017 - 12:57 pm
  • The dream stays alive

    DANVILLE, Ill. — The dream is alive for one more night. To the final night of the season. Southwes ...
    March 26, 2017 - 4:33 pm
  • The dream stays alive

    DANVILLE, Ill. — The dream is alive for one more night.Southwestern Community College men’s basketba ...
    March 24, 2017 - 10:27 pm
  • Sports briefs: Creston native takes on administrative role to spread youth golf

    LUBBOCK, Texas — Walters State fell victim to a hot-shooting 3-point performance from Chipola Wednesday evening in the NJCAA Women’s Basketball Nation ...
    March 24, 2017 - 10:35 am
  • Surviving, advancing

    DANVILLE, Ill. — Southwestern Community College’s men’s basketball team stared the end of its dreams of the school’s first-ever national championship ...
    March 24, 2017 - 10:17 am
  • Another walk-off win for Spartans baseball

    Twice in Thursday's Southwestern Community College baseball game with visiting Ellsworth, Victor Perez put the ball to the bat effectively in timely s ...
    March 24, 2017 - 2:15 am
  • Carolyn Gillet - Corning

    Carolyn Gillet, 78, of Corning died Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at CHI Health Bergan Mercy in Omaha, Nebraska. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday ...
    March 24, 2017 - 10:55 am
  • Carolyn Gillet - Corning

    Carolyn Gillet, 78, of Corning died Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at CHI Health Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. Funeral services are pending at ...
    March 23, 2017 - 10:46 am
  • Thomas Rotert - Creston

    Thomas Jude Rotert, 55, of Creston died Thursday, March 16, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Sharing services will be 6:30 p.m. Thursday, ...
    March 22, 2017 - 11:04 am
  • Lois Scott - Clearfield

    Lois Scott, 94, of Clearfield died Monday, March 20, 2017, at her home in Clearfield. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 24, at United M ...
    March 22, 2017 - 11:04 am
  • Mike Sluyter Sr. - Creston

    Mike Sluyter, Sr., 49, of Creston died Sunday, March 19, 2017, at his home in Creston. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at McKinley ...
    March 22, 2017 - 11:04 am
  • Theresa Lovell - Urbandale

    Theresa Lovell, 81, of Urbandale, formerly of Creston, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017, at Karen Acres Health Care Center in Urbandale. Mass of Chr ...
    March 22, 2017 - 11:04 am
  • Theresa Lovell - Urbandale

    Theresa Lovell, 81, of Urbandale, formerly of Creston, died Sunday, March 19, 2017, at Karen Acres Care Center in Urbandale. Services are pending at P ...
    March 21, 2017 - 11:19 am
  • Dennis Nelson - Ellston

    Dennis G. Nelson, 80, of Ellston died Saturday, March 18, 2017, at his home near Ellston. Services will be held at a later date in Mankato, Minnesota.
    March 21, 2017 - 11:19 am
  • Donna Tillman - Creston

    Donna (Starlin) Tillman, 69, of Creston died Friday, March 17, 2017, at her home in Creston. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Monday, March 20, at Pea ...
    March 20, 2017 - 11:01 am
  • Thomas Rotert - Creston

    Thomas “Tom” Rotert, 55, of Creston died Thursday, March 16, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Services are pending at Powers Funeral Home, ...
    March 20, 2017 - 11:01 am
  • Police

    MiscellaneousAnimal call, 4:36 p.m., Tuesday, West Taylor Street.Domestic dispute, 5:48 p.m., Tuesda ...
    March 24, 2017 - 10:36 am
  • Fire

    Creston firefighters responded to a grass fire 9:05 p.m. Friday at the intersection of 130th Street and Lure Avenue.
    March 23, 2017 - 10:41 am
  • Adair County Sheriff

    Tyler Alexander Estrada, 27, of Stuart was charged with operating while intoxicated 4:15 p.m. March 13 in Adair County.
    March 23, 2017 - 10:41 am
  • Adams County Sheriff

    Stephanie Wilkinson, 30, of Corning was charged with fifth-degree criminal mischief 1:38 p.m. Saturday in Adams County.
    March 23, 2017 - 10:41 am
  • Accidents

    No citations were issued after an accident 5:44 a.m. March 1 at the intersection of New York Avenue and Laurel Street.
    March 23, 2017 - 10:42 am
  • Adams County Sheriff

    Yaasmyn Spivey, 19, of Omaha, Nebraska, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia 10:37 a.m. ...
    March 22, 2017 - 2:10 pm
  • Police

    Cameron Murphy, 38, of Lakewood, Colorado, was charged with operating while intoxicated, felon in po ...
    March 22, 2017 - 2:10 pm
  • Police

    MiscellaneousSuspicious person, 12:20 a.m., Friday, West Union Street.Traffic stop, 12:50 a.m., Frid ...
    March 21, 2017 - 11:52 am
  • Police

    MiscellaneousTraffic stop, 10:14 a.m., Wednesday, South Sumner Avenue.Traffic stop, 10:29 a.m., Wedn ...
    March 20, 2017 - 8:14 am
  • Adair County Sheriff

    Kharlice D. Anderson, 24, of Cedar Rapids was charged with possession of marijuana 2:34 a.m. March 7 ...
    March 17, 2017 - 7:45 am
  • U.S. running out of places to borrow

    As the federal debt has gone from astounding to unbelievable to incomprehensible, a new problem has emerged: the U.S. government is actually running o ...
    March 22, 2017 - 11:00 am
  • 'Thank you from the veterans'

    The Union County honor flight program is so thankful for the support we have received from the community. We’ve had two more successful events this wi ...
    March 21, 2017 - 10:59 am
  • Trump and Ryan health care bill causes concern

    The Trump/Ryan Care Bill appears to be coming to a vote this Thursday evening in the House of Representatives. I am personally concerned as one of my ...
    March 21, 2017 - 11:00 am
  • Seeking nominations for 4-H Hall of Fame

    From Barb WilmethPresident, Union County Friends of 4-H Inc.Union County has a rich 4-H history whic ...
    March 16, 2017 - 10:54 am
  • Dogs love cars

    From Bernard G. Stamper Sr.CrestonA recent segment on Channel 13 News showing a dog sounding the car ...
    March 16, 2017 - 10:54 am
  • Busting brackets

    Thursday marks the day many sports fans, such as myself, wait for all winter.Sure, NCAA Tournament g ...
    March 15, 2017 - 10:50 am
  • 'Computers, crochet and chess'

    Q: What do computers, crochet, chess and Creston have in common? A: The Gibson Memorial Library.My f ...
    March 14, 2017 - 11:15 am
  • Reading the Bible

    A story is told of an old man who lived on a farm in the mountains of eastern Kentucky with his young grandson. Each morning, Grandpa was up early sit ...
    March 9, 2017 - 10:42 am
  • What the wind will do to a country

    I had a chance to visit the island of Grand Bahama a couple of weeks ago.The folks there went throug ...
    March 9, 2017 - 10:26 am
  • Kronberg: Torn at the heart

    SIOUX CITY — There’s times in our lives when we’re in a bit of a pickle.  We want something to work ...
    March 9, 2017 - 11:59 am
  • Club news

    Members present at the March 20 Friends of the Library meeting were Emily Cook, Jessica Duncan, Judy Hoakison, Cari Jack, Marisue Lewis, Bunny Norton, ...
    March 24, 2017 - 10:48 am
  • Congregate meals

    March 27-31 Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. Monday: balsamic onion chicken, oven roasted potatoes, mixed greens salad, as ...
    March 24, 2017 - 10:49 am
  • Club news

    Creston Area Retired School Personnel Association (CARSPA) held its meeting March 14 at Crest Ridge Estates in Creston.
    March 17, 2017 - 10:43 am
  • Congregate meals

    March 20-24 Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. Monday: beef spaghetti casserole, green beans, cabbage with carrots, dinner r ...
    March 17, 2017 - 10:43 am
  • Congregate meals

    March 13-17 Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. Monday: baked chicken with gravy, whipped potatoes, Harvard beets, multigrain ...
    March 10, 2017 - 10:46 am
  • Club news

    Court Joan of Arc No. 428 met in the church hall following Mass. Dinner was served by the committee of Janet Brown, chairman, and Pat Wagner, Barb Tho ...
    March 10, 2017 - 10:46 am
  • Club news

    Chapter LG P.E.O. met Feb. 21 at the home of Kay Ritter with Dianne Huffman assisting as co-hostess. Twelve members responded to roll call.
    March 3, 2017 - 10:29 am
  • Congregate meals

    March 6-10 Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. Monday: creamy garlic chicken, cheesy parslied potatoes, Harvard beets, multig ...
    March 3, 2017 - 10:29 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

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