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  • 5 Minutes with Keith Worland, new YMCA director

    FAMILY: Wife Katie and 6-month-old daughter Izzy AGE: 33 HOMETOWN: St. Louis, Missouri GOALS AS D ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:31 am
  • Creston High School sends 11 teams to state speech

    Clothed in white shirts and black trousers with red scarves tied around their heads, 15 Creston High School students formed a circle on the auditorium ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:31 am
  • Free blood pressure clinic in Prescott

    PRESCOTT — CHI Health at Home-Corning will hold a free blood pressure clinic from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at the City Hall in Prescott. The clin ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • School lunches

    Creston Monday: rib sandwich, baked beans, Sun Chips, fresh orange smiles. Tuesday: chicken nuggets, bread and butter sandwich, glazed carrots, pineap ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • CHS calendar

    Feb. 8 — 13 Monday 4 p.m. 7th girls basketball at Red Oak MS. 4 p.m. 8th girls basketball at Red Oak MS.
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • Sorensen announces 50-state Freedom Rock tour

    Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II, artist of the Freedom Rock in Adair County, has announced the 50-state Freedom Rock Tour. Sorensen is known for his annual pa ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 10:41 am
  • Free help available for college financial aid

    Iowa students and their families are invited to get free assistance with forms required to file federal financial aid at Southwestern Community Colleg ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 11:21 am
  • UCDA offering business classes

    The Union County Development Association (UCDA), in collaboration with the Small Business Development Center and Southern Iowa Resource Conservation a ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 11:19 am
  • Prescott school goes to auction Feb. 17

    The empty Prescott Community School property will go for auction in just under two weeks, bringing another chapter in the district's consolidation wit ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:31 am
  • Creston Prime Time Connection

    Creston Prime Time Connection, affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries, invites all ladies to its February luncheon, which will be 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 11:10 am
  • Iowa high school basketball scores

    BOYS BASKETBALLADM, Adel 64, Boone 58Ankeny Christian Academy 84, Moulton-Udell 41Aplington-Parkersb ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 12:29 am
  • Lenox's Brown inks with UNI

    LENOX — Lenox senior Spencer Brown is headed to the “big time.”The 6-9, 235-pound Brown signed his N ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:34 am
  • Spartans tune up with 85-51 victory

    It wasn't a work of art, but the Southwestern men's team got a tuneup in for Saturday's conference matchup with Des Moines Area Community College Thur ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:26 am
  • Dutch back on track with a healthy Taylor

    PELLA — The Central College men's basketball team and forward Colby Taylor are both getting healthy at the same time.
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:34 am
  • McIlravy stars in Panther rout of Clarinda

    Creston senior Caitlin McIlravy entered Thursday's game with just six points for the season and no made 3-pointers.
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:34 am
  • Area girls basketball

    MOUNT AYR — Jessica Nelson led four Nodaway Valley players scoring in double figures with 18 points Thursday in a 66-53 victory over Mount Ayr.
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:26 am
  • High school basketball scores

    BOYS BAKSETBALLBedford 69, Southwest Valley 50 Central Decatur, Leon 56, Martensdale-St. Marys 48 (O ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:26 am
  • Sports briefs

    Creston senior Taylor Briley currently ranks fifth among Creston five-player girls basketball career scorers with 636 points.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 1:54 am
  • Middle school sports

    WrestlingRED OAK — Creston/O-M middle school wrestlers went 21-16 with 13 points in action Thursday ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 1:49 am
  • ACS voted most fan friendly track of 2015

    ATLANTIC — Adams County Speedway won an award of its own here on Jan. 16 at the track's annual postseason awards banquet, held at hte Cass County Comm ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 1:53 am
  • Frances Saltzman - Mount Ayr

    Frances (Sheumaker) Saltzman, 98, of Mount Ayr died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • Betty Weller - Bedford

    Celebration of life funeral services for Betty Weller, 91, of Bedford, who passed away Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, at the Clearview Home in Clearfield, will ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 11:20 am
  • John Northup - Iowa City

    John A. Northup, 60, of Iowa City died Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, at Iowa City Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. F ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 11:18 am
  • Dorothy John - Lenox

    Celebration of life funeral services for Dorothy John, 96, of Lenox who passed away Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at the Lenox Care Center will be held 10 ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:50 am
  • Roxanne Southwick - Creston

    Roxanne Edwards Southwick, 40, of Creston died Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Celebration of life services will b ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 11:02 am
  • Ronald Cooper - Creston

    Ronald Cooper, 90, of Creston died Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Celebration of life services will be 2:30 p.m. ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 11:04 am
  • Carl Siddens - Creston

    Carl Siddens, 86, of Creston died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. Memorial services are pending at Powers Funeral Home, jun ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Bill Preston Sr. - Corning

    William “Bill” Preston Sr., 76, of Corning died Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, at Immanuel Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Prayer services with Masonic ser ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 11:09 am
  • Roxanne Southwick - Creston

    Roxanne Edwards Southwick, 40, of Creston died Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, at Greater Regional Hospice Home-HCI in Creston. Services are pending at Powers ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 11:10 am
  • Gary Mitchell - Corning

    Gary Mitchell, 73, of Corning died Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, at his home. Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at Pearson Family Funera ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 11:35 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 4:35 a.m., Thursday, West Adams Street.Medical, 8:25 p.m., Thursday, East Town ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 10:07 am
  • Police

    Kent Kristian Collins, 43, of Winterset was charged with driving while suspended 1:23 a.m. today at ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 10:07 am
  • Sheriff

    Mitchell Kenneth Venteicher, 31, of Jefferson was charged on a Union County warrant for probation vi ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:02 am
  • Police

    Kevin Anthony Harden, 21, 702 S. Poplar St. Apt. 4, was charged with driving while suspended 3:30 a. ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:01 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 10:41 a.m., Wednesday, West Townline Street.Medical, 1:38 p.m., Wednesday, Wes ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:01 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 9:50 a.m., Tuesday, Elm Drive. ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 10:36 am
  • Police

    MiscellaneousAlarm, 10:04 a.m., Tuesday, North Pine Street.Incomplete 911 call, 11:59 a.m., Tuesday, ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 10:36 am
  • Accidents

    No citations were issued after an accident 9:16 p.m. Tuesday on Pole Road.According to a Union Count ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 10:36 am
  • Police

    Jennifer Gatewood, 611 W. Adams St., reported two bicycles were taken about 7 p.m. Friday from her r ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • Adair County Sheriff

    Mark Elmer Steil, 51, of Bridgewater was charged with driving while barred, interference with offici ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • Poolman: Caucusing for a better country

    The first and only time I've ever caucused was the year I turned 19, when Barack Obama was not in office yet and John McCain had Sarah Palin as a runn ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:38 am
  • Richardson: Monday's real caucus winner? Iowans

    You could feel it in the air Monday night. It was hanging somewhere in the chilly February breeze that, just a few hours later, would bring the Iowa b ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 12:11 pm
  • Paulsen: I'll be glad when Monday is over with!

    I've seen enough political ads in the past month to last me the next five years. Plus, I'm tired of my phone ringing seven or eight times a night with ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 2:35 pm
  • It's time to make a decision

    Where did it go? Did we throw it away? America, is it gone forever? Take a look around at what our society has become. Basic moral values of right and ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 11:18 am
  • Dolecheck’s details

    The second week of session has started, and another heated debate over school funding has begun. It is important to understand the facts upon which th ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Make America great again by caucusing

    From Jonathan L. Ehrlich Creston Less than 20 percent of eligible voters in Iowa usually caucus. Establishment candidates want as few voters as possib ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • Bower: Not crazy about caucuses

    I am so looking forward to next Tuesday. The caucuses will be over and, for me, it will be a relief. I will attend and support a candidate, but I woul ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • Bed bugs and politicians

    From Birdie Sandeman Creston Bed bugs and politicians are both hard to get rid of. Rumor has it, extreme heat can get rid of both.
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • See you on caucus night

    The Iowa caucuses matter, and it is important that Iowa continues to lead the nation in the process of electing the next president. A large number par ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 10:55 am
  • Poolman: Valentine's Day is approaching

    Everyone who hasn't been living in a hole the last month may have noticed the shiny red and pink packaging glaring from that first Hy-Vee aisle. The d ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 10:54 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston meals Feb. 8 to 12 Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. Monday: herb crusted pork, bread dressing, country vegetable b ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Club news

    The Book Club The Book Club met 12:30 p.m. Feb. 1 in Creston at the home of Pat Pokorny. Barbara Thomsen gave the book report on the autobiography “A ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston meals Feb. 1 to 5 Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. Monday: chicken supreme, cheesy whipped potatoes, broccoli and ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 10:59 am
  • Club news

    Chapter LG P.E.O. met Jan. 19 at Homestead with Carol Harrison as hostess. Thirteen members responded to roll call. Julie Christensen provided the pro ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 10:59 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston meals Jan. 25 to 29 Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. Monday: salisbury beef, cheesy potatoes, cabbage, wheat roll, ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 11:10 am
  • Club news

    TOPS 1338 TOPS 1338, Creston met Jan. 4 for their its meeting of 2016 at First United Methodist Church. Weigh-in was from 5 to 5:30 p.m.
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston meals Jan. 18 to 22 Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. Monday: potato crusted fish, oven roasted potatoes, creamed s ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 10:45 am
  • Club news

    Crest Area for Life Crest Area for Life met 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, at Holy Spirit Hall. President Meg Crawford opened the meeting with the right to l ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 10:45 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston meals Jan. 11 to 15 Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. Monday: herb crusted pork, bread dressing, country vegetable ...
    Jan. 8, 2016 - 11:14 am
  • Club news

    Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary met Wednesday, Dec. 30. Canasta winners were Gwen Sandeman, first; Barb Bills, second; and Buelah McDonald, third. Maxine M ...
    Jan. 8, 2016 - 11:11 am

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