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  • Creston Color Run photo package

    The Creston Color Run, sponsored by St. Malachy School Parent-Teacher Organization, was held Sunday afternoon beginning at McKinley Park in ...
    UPDATED: Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:40 am
  • Throwback Thursday

    Today is Sept. 22, the 266th day of the year. It's a leap year. So, there are 100 days left in 2016. Below are news items from the Creston N ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 12:07 pm
  • Balloon Days photo package

    The 39th-annual Southwest Iowa Hot Air Balloon Days took place Friday through Sunday in Creston. View a collection of Creston News Advertise ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 11:38 am
  • Throwback Thursday

    Today is Sept. 15, the 259th day of the year. It's a leap year. So, there are 107 days left in 2016. Below are news items from the Creston N ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 11:36 am
  • Pumpkin Days photo package

    Orient's annual Pumpkin Days celebration was held Friday and Saturday. Here are photos from the festivities on Friday. ...
    Sept. 12, 2016 - 11:37 am
  • 5 minutes with Trevor Bacon, kitchen manager at Casey's north

    WHERE DO YOU MOST WANT TO TRAVEL BUT NEVER HAVE? West – anywhere west. I'm really getting into California. That's where I want to go with my ...
    Sept. 9, 2016 - 11:48 am
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  • Creston Color Run photo package

    The Creston Color Run, sponsored by St. Malachy School Parent-Teacher Organization, was held Sunday afternoon beginning at McKinley Park in Creston. S ...
    UPDATED: Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:40 am
  • CHS homecoming parade photo package

    The Creston High School homecoming parade was held 2 p.m. Friday prior to the Panthers' win over the Atlantic Trojans. See photos here from the parade ...
    UPDATED: Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:33 am
  • Absentee voting opens today

    For anyone interested in voting absentee, the voting opens today.Requests can be made for an absente ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 10:57 am
  • READS program seeks volunteers

    The Creston Read, Enjoy And Develop Success (READS) program is in search of volunteers for the 2016- ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:12 am
  • 'Our Tonight Show' celebrates Johnny Carson

    CORNING – Johnny Carson Birthplace Society and Corning Opera House Cultural Center are partnering together to celebrate Johnny’s 91st birthday with "O ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 12:02 pm
  • 4-H records due Sept. 30 in Adair County

    GREENFIELD – Record-keeping is one of the experiences unique to the 4-H program.Throughout the year, ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 12:02 pm
  • Service line protection available for homeowners

    The city of Creston has partnered with Service Line Warranties of America (SLWA) to offer protection for homeowners for external sewer lines. The cove ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 12:02 pm
  • Area youth compete in state pedal pull championship

    The Iowa State Pedal Pull Association held its 27th-Annual State Pedal Pull Championship Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Coliseum in Marshalltown hosted by ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 1:55 pm
  • Library news

    The library will feature a week of special book displays Monday through Friday, Oct. 3-7. The display theme is “Books are Delicious” and will showcase ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 12:02 pm
  • 5 minutes with Dave Abildtrup, Creston geocacher

    WHERE IS THE FARTHEST YOU'VE GONE TO GEOCACHE? We went to the Arctic Circle just to get a cache. We were in Alaska at the time.
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 12:06 pm
  • Strongest showing yet

    Seven Creston/Orient-Macksburg Panther players scored touchdowns on a night where the the team looked possibly its strongest all season.
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 3:28 am
  • Eagles take flight, top Tigers

    LENOX — East Union players raised their hands up in celebration as time wound down in Friday’s Eight-player District 6 game at Lenox. A few moments l ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 3:23 am
  • Griswold's big plays sink Nodaway Valley

    GREENFIELD – Griswold's big plays spoiled Nodaway Valley's homecoming here Friday, as the Tigers picked up a 44-28 win over the Wolverines.
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 3:19 am
  • Panthers maul Trojans, Southwest Valley falls to Griswold

    Between the six Creston/Orient-Macksburg first half touchdowns against Atlantic tonight, there was only one blip for the Panthers in the form of a Dil ...
    UPDATED: Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:46 am
  • Creston Cross Country Invitational photo package

    Creston hosted its Cross Country Invitational Tuesday. Area schools competed in the meet, including hometown Creston, Mount Ayr, Southwest Valley, Nod ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 4:18 pm
  • Creston XC Invitational junior high results

    The Creston middle schoolers performed strongly at Tuesday's Creston Cross Country Invitational on Crestmoor Golf Club and the campus of Southwestern ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:40 pm
  • Spartan runners improve at Grand View meet

    INDIANOLA — Southwestern Community College’s men and women cross country teams delivered solid outings at the Viking Invitational, held at Pickard Par ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:57 pm
  • 9-22 Volleyball rankings

    The new volleyball poll was released Thursday by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union Thursday. Here are the rankings and records as of the time ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:31 pm
  • NV boys cross country team remains top-ranked in Class 1A

    STAFF REPORT The latest set of team and individual rankings was released by the Iowa Association of ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:31 pm
  • Outdoor news by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources

    Iowa’s regular duck hunting seasons to start soonIowa has had a wet start to summer and now a wet en ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:31 pm
  • Anne Bear - Creston

    Anne Bear, 76, of Creston died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at Crest Haven Care Centre in Creston. Cele ...
    UPDATED: Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:43 am
  • Ronald Sprague - Creston

    Ronald Sprague, 87, of Creston died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston.
    UPDATED: Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:45 am
  • Jerry Russell - Prescott

    Jerry A. Russell, 78, of Prescott died suddenly in a farming accident at his home in Prescott on Sept. 21, 2016. Jerry, son of Clarence and Marjorie H ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 12:12 pm
  • Betty Strauss - Guthrie Center

    Betty Imogene Strauss was born Sept. 30, 1925, in Creston. She was the only child of Stanley Bud and Florence Violet (Johnson) Guthrie. Betty passed a ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 12:14 pm
  • Merl Jackson - Corning

    Merl Jackson, 92, of Corning died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at Corning Specialty Care in Corning. Mem ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 12:18 pm
  • Jerry Russell - Prescott

    Jerry A. Russell, 78, of Prescott died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, at his home in Prescott. Funeral ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 12:19 pm
  • Hazel Maharry - Lenox

    Hazel Maharry, 95, of Lenox died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. Memorial celebration of life services will ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 2:48 pm
  • Mary Carson - Creston

    Mary Carson, 75, of Creston died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at Southern Hills Specialty Care in Osceola.
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 2:50 pm
  • Nick Sprague - Creston

    Nick “Peaches” Sprague, 37, of Creston died Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, at his home in Creston. Service ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 11:17 am
  • Donald Pfander - Corning

    Donald L. Pfander, 84, of Corning died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at Corning Specialty Care in Corning.
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 11:20 am
  • Police

    Thomasena Durst, 34, of Winterset was charged with driving under revocation 2 a.m. Saturday at the i ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • Fire

    Creston firefighters responded to a brush fire 7:53 p.m. Thursday on South Chestnut Street.According ...
    Sept. 25, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • Police

    Dakota Dean Rosch, 21, 100 W. Ringgold St., was charged with driving while revoked 5:15 p.m. Thursda ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 10:35 am
  • Police

    MiscellaneousWelfare check, 8:45 a.m., Tuesday, South Lincoln Street.Talk to officer, 8:59 a.m., Tue ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:35 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 1:31 p.m., Tuesday, Jaguar Avenue.Medical, 6:19 p.m., Tuesday, West Townline S ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:34 am
  • Adair County Sheriff

    MiscellaneousMedical, 3:48 a.m., Sept. 10.Medical, 9:19 a.m., Sept. 10.Assistance, 10:19 a.m., Sept. ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:34 am
  • Police

    Makinze Louise Reed, 26, of Lenox was charged with simple assault 6:40 p.m. Tuesday on South Pine St ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 11:23 am
  • Adams County Sheriff

    Katharine Coleman, 27, of Corning was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle 7:42 p.m. Thursday ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 11:06 am
  • Fire

    Firefighters were dispatched to a garage fire 9:10 p.m. Sunday on West Jefferson Street.According to ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 11:04 am
  • Afton Police

    MiscellaneousHarassing communication, 11:13 a.m., Sept. 12.Parking complaint, 11:55 a.m., Sept. 12.I ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Paulsen: Homecoming week is on tap here in Creston

    Friday is the Creston High School homecoming game. The Panther football team is off to a good start. The parade is on Friday afternoon and it is alway ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:36 am
  • Thank you SWCC and Creston community

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank Southwestern Community College (SWCC) and the Creston community for making my induction into the SWCC H ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:35 am
  • Carter: Kinnick greets a first-timer

    IOWA CITY — I’m sure a good portion of you reading at this very moment have had the pleasure of attending an Iowa Hawkeyes football game at Kinnick St ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 12:33 pm
  • Amtrak provides golden opportunity

    In reference to my letter a few days ago, "Let's build uptown Creston back up," the headline Sept. 8, "Council discusses potential Amtrak agreement," ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 11:23 am
  • What to expect, should you be so naïve as to run as an Independent for public office

    Want a modern civics lesson?First, forget everything you learned in high school government class abo ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 11:01 am
  • Celebrate Constitution Week

    Sept. 17-23 was proclaimed as Constitution Week when it was signed into public law No. 915 Aug. 2,1956, by President Dwight Eisenhower.
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 11:33 am
  • Poolman: How exercise has changed

    Recently, I've been running regularly in order to work my stamina up so I can complete the half marathon in Des Moines next month. This will be my fir ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 11:33 am
  • Southwest Iowa Provider Awareness

    by Jenny MoonChild Care Resource and Referral of Southwest Iowa in CrestonSouthwest Iowa Provider Aw ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 11:03 am
  • Bower: Change is inevitable

    Candidates for office talk a lot about bringing manufacturing jobs back to America. I, too, wish we could bring them back, and it really makes me angr ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 12:09 pm
  • Kronberg: Friendly rivalry

    MOUNT AYR — Across the state of Iowa this week, there's divided loyalties. Friends and neighbors cheer for one or the other when it comes to rooting f ...
    Sept. 9, 2016 - 12:28 pm
  • Congregate meals

    Sept. 26-30Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447.Monday ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 11:44 am
  • Club news

    VFW Post 1797 met Sept. 13 at the Elks Lodge in Creston. Twenty members and guests were present for dinner.
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 11:43 am
  • Club news

    Afton Federated Garden ClubMembers of Afton Federated Garden Club met 1:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at Afton Com ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 11:54 am
  • Congregate meals

    Sept. 19-23Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447.Monday ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • Reunion

    The Keller dinner will be noon Sunday, Sept. 18, at Pizza Ranch. Notice change of place. Pay at the desk. For more information, call 641-344-4489.
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • Hospital

    Theresa Lovell had a mild heart attack Aug. 31, and has been hospitalized and in rehab.Cards can be ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 12:07 pm
  • Congregate meals

    Sept. 12-16Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447.Monday ...
    Sept. 9, 2016 - 11:31 am
  • Club news

    Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary met Sept 7. Canasta winners were Wanda Nash, first; Janet Kessler, second; and Sharon Gile, third.
    Sept. 9, 2016 - 11:31 am
  • Congregate meals

    Sept. 5-9Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447.Monday: ...
    Sept. 2, 2016 - 10:44 am
  • Club news

    Crest Area for LifeCrest Area for Life met 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, at the Holy Spirit Hall. Seven m ...
    Sept. 2, 2016 - 10:44 am
  • Residents evacuate Cedar Rapids homes ahead of flooding

    CEDAR RAPIDS (AP) — Several thousand residents of Cedar Rapids left their homes Sunday as floodwaters began to spill out of the rising Cedar River, an ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • ISU Theatre's season has something for everyone

    AMES – Iowa State University (ISU) Theatre's 2016-17 season will have something for everyone and includes a contemporary work, two musicals, a comedy, ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 10:53 am
  • Iowa State Fair news

    DES MOINES – Six talented sprout division acts (ages 2-12) advanced to the semi-final round in Bill Riley's 57th-annual Iowa State Fair Talent Search. ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 10:54 am
  • Former Iowa city clerk convicted in Nebraska child sex case

    LAWTON (AP) — A former city clerk in northwest Iowa has been convicted after making a plea deal in a Nebraska child sex case.
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:37 am
  • Buggy driver died after car collision, Iowa authorities say

    LIME SPRINGS (AP) — Authorities say a Lime Springs man was fatally injured when his horse-drawn buggy was struck by a car near the northeast Iowa comm ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 11:22 am
  • Drake University to lock in tuition for incoming students

    DES MOINES (AP) — Drake University in Des Moines is guaranteeing that next fall's incoming students will pay the same tuition each year until they gra ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 11:22 am
  • Iowa State Fair news

    DES MOINES – The strongest of the strong gathered for the Monster Arm Wrestling contest Aug. 14 at the Iowa State Fair. Sixty-three men and women part ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 11:04 am
  • Audit: Iowa State tax expert used school for personal gain

    AMES (AP) — Auditors say an agricultural law expert at Iowa State University collected $278,000 in speaking and consulting fees that should have been ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • Iowa's unemployment rate up slightly to 4.2 percent

    DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa's unemployment rate rose slightly again in August to 4.2 percent but remains lower than the national rate.
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 10:57 am
  • Iowa State Fair

    DES MOINES – The "Haves and Have Knots" were awarded top honors in the wood-projects competition judged prior to the start of the 2016 Iowa State Fair ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 11:15 am

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