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  • Orient man wins Hy-Vee guitar giveaway

    Tim Osborne of Orient is a regular customer at Creston Hy-Vee, and has a special place in his heart for the K-9 cause.
    July 21, 2017 - 10:57 am
  • 5 minutes with Andy Platner, Adair County Fair swine judge

    HOMETOWN: Lisbon, IowaWHAT TYPES OF SHOWS DO YOU JUDGE? Just swine. Only swine.HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEE ...
    July 21, 2017 - 10:58 am
  • School lunches

    Southwest Valley summer menu Monday: taco or taco salad, refried beans, Spanish rice, corn, lettuce, tomatoes.
    July 21, 2017 - 10:30 am
  • Bill Riley Talent Search coming to Creston

    The Bill Riley Talent Search and statewide presenting sponsor, Hy-Vee, are excited to announce a local show in Creston. It will be held 4 p.m. July 29 ...
    July 21, 2017 - 10:27 am
  • CCHS calendar

    July 24-30MondayGym closed for refinishing.6:15 a.m. softball summer weights at CCHS.7:15 a.m. baseb ...
    July 21, 2017 - 10:27 am
  • College news

    The following students recently graduated from Buena Vista University: Paige Fast of Nodaway graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in exercise science - h ...
    July 20, 2017 - 10:53 am
  • Summer lunch service program ongoing

    Free meals are being served to all youth up to age 18 in the Creston area. Meals are offered Mondays through Fridays at two locations.
    July 20, 2017 - 10:52 am
  • Livestock entries in for county fair

    Adair County 4-H and FFA members are busily preparing livestock for the Adair County Fair scheduled to open Wednesday, July 19. Each day is filled wit ...
    July 20, 2017 - 10:52 am
  • CRP informational landowner meetings planned

    Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) informational landowner meetings are planned from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, at the REC building, 1502 W. S ...
    July 20, 2017 - 10:50 am
  • Former teacher to hold services, baptisms

    Gina Nordyke Moore, a former Creston elementary teacher, will be in the Creston area July 26-31 ministering to many groups. Wednesday, July 26, she wi ...
    July 20, 2017 - 10:51 am
  • Roadrunner bats silent in semifinal loss

    FORT DODGE — One pitch. That was all it took for Randie Richmond to deposit a Carlyn Stanley offering over the left field fence in the fifth inning fo ...
    July 21, 2017 - 10:50 am
  • Roadrunner bats silent in semifinal loss

    FORT DODGE — One pitch. That was all it took for Randie Richmond to desposit a Carlyn Stanley offering over the left field fence in the fifth inning f ...
    July 21, 2017 - 1:15 am
  • Belger's final curtain call

    PLEASANT HILL — Southeast Polk baseball coach Scott Belger acknowledges a standing ovation from the Rams fans after his career as head coach concluded ...
    July 21, 2017 - 12:42 am
  • Sports briefs

    The Creston High School baseball team's postseason banquet will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 25 at the Creston Community High School commons.
    July 21, 2017 - 12:13 am
  • Ohiowa Musings: Huskies are focused in

    FORT DODGE — After a comeback 3-1 victory in the state semifinals against defending state champs Oskaloosa on Thursday, the Winterset Huskies have dem ...
    July 21, 2017 - 10:53 am
  • Panther softball celebrates season

    Creston softball held its annual team banquet Monday in the Creston High School Commons. The team c ...
    July 20, 2017 - 8:56 am
  • NV basketball camp sees big turnout

    Pictured are the Nodaway Valley boys basketball camp attendees and instructors. This photo was taken Friday, July 14. Front, from left to right: Brock ...
    July 20, 2017 - 11:57 am
  • SWCC welcomes new coaches

    Southwestern Community College Athletic Director Todd Lorensen has been busy with more than a few responsibilities excluding his role as head men's ba ...
    July 19, 2017 - 2:01 am
  • Emotions flow in postgame huddle

    GLENWOOD — A one-run district championship game decided in extra innings leaves everyone involved physically and emotionally drained.
    July 19, 2017 - 1:57 am
  • Sports briefs: Upcoming camps

    Creston/O-M Junior Padded Football Camp for grades 4-6 will be held 9 to 10:30 a.m. July 31-Aug. 2 at the Creston Community High School football prac ...
    July 19, 2017 - 1:55 am
  • Earl Vandewater - Orient

    Earl Vandewater, 88, of Orient died Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at his home in Orient. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 26, at Orient Un ...
    July 21, 2017 - 10:33 am
  • James Roeder - Creston

    James E. Roeder, 93, of Creston died Thursday, July 20, 2017, at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Funeral services are pending at Pearson Fam ...
    July 21, 2017 - 10:33 am
  • Russell Davenport - Diagonal

    Funeral services for Russell Davenport, 91, of Diagonal will be 9 a.m. Saturday, July 22, at Lenox United Methodist Church.
    July 21, 2017 - 10:33 am
  • Earl Vandewater - Orient

    Earl Vandewater, 88, of Orient died Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at his home in Orient. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 26, at Orie ...
    July 20, 2017 - 10:54 am
  • Richard Preston, MD - Urbandale

    Richard Earl Preston passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of July 12, 2017, at Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines at the age of 92. Vis ...
    July 19, 2017 - 11:08 am
  • Gweneth Larimer - Lenox

    Graveside memorial celebration of life services for Gweneth Larimer, age 90, of Lenox, who passed away Friday, July 14, 2017, at Iowa Methodist Medica ...
    July 19, 2017 - 11:08 am
  • Darlene Gilbert - Clearfield

    Darlene Rae Gilbert, 80, of Clearfield died Friday, July 7, 2017, at Clearview Home in Clearfield. No local services are planned.
    July 19, 2017 - 11:08 am
  • Ronald McClemons - Maryville, Mo.

    Ronald James McClemons, 73, of Maryville, Missouri, formerly of Des Moines, passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017, at Nodaway Nursing Home in Maryville, ...
    July 18, 2017 - 10:58 am
  • Russ Reasland - Creston

    Russ Reasland, 78, of Creston died Sunday, July 16, 2017, at Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. Celebration of life services will be 10:30 a. ...
    July 18, 2017 - 10:58 am
  • Leon Lamb - Creston

    Leon Lamb, 84, of Creston died Sunday, July 16, 2017, at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, July ...
    July 18, 2017 - 10:58 am
  • Police

    Jared James Wilmeth, 32, 210 N. Oak St. Apt. 2, was charged on a Union County warrant for violation of probation.
    July 21, 2017 - 10:48 am
  • Adair County Sheriff

    Kenny Joe Cunningham, 27, 307 S. Vine St., was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possessio ...
    July 7, 2017 - 9:43 am
  • Afton Police

    MiscellaneousInformation, 8:32 a.m., June 19.Theft, 2:39 p.m., June 19.Talk to officer, 3:15 p.m., J ...
    July 7, 2017 - 9:44 am
  • Police

    MiscellaneousVandalism, 9:23 a.m., Wednesday, South Maple Street.Found property, 9:49 a.m., Wednesda ...
    July 7, 2017 - 9:43 am
  • Police

    Lela Churchwell, 38, 1501 N. Lincoln St., was charged with simple assault 9 p.m. Monday at her residence.
    July 5, 2017 - 10:52 am
  • Sheriff

    Nicki Renee Jones, 34, 617 N. Birch St., was charged on a Union County warrant for second-degree theft 1 a.m. Saturday at Union County Law Enforcement ...
    July 5, 2017 - 10:52 am
  • Accidents

    No citations were issued after an accident 11:40 a.m. May 19 at Hy-Vee.According to a Creston Police ...
    July 5, 2017 - 9:57 am
  • Police

    Jordan Spencer Leitzel, 27, 107 S. Jarvis St., was charged with driving while suspended 8:10 p.m. Th ...
    June 30, 2017 - 11:00 am
  • Sheriff

    Dianna Gibson of Lorimor reported a pull wagon had been taken sometime between Monday and Tuesday fr ...
    June 30, 2017 - 10:59 am
  • Police

    MiscellaneousHarassing communication, 9:32 a.m., Wednesday, Sheldon Street.Traffic stop, 11:28 a.m., ...
    June 29, 2017 - 10:53 am
  • Ohiowa Musings: Huskies are focused in

    FORT DODGE — After a comeback 3-1 victory in the state semifinals against defending state champs Oskaloosa on Thursday, the Winterset Huskies have dem ...
    July 21, 2017 - 10:53 am
  • Small business matters

    For those of you who know me well, you know about my obsession with Lush bath and beauty products. Lush is an England-based company that makes various ...
    July 20, 2017 - 10:43 am
  • Reliving an experience

    Do you ever wish you could go back in time and experience something for the first time all over again?
    July 19, 2017 - 11:13 am
  • Thank you for all the support

    As a member of the Creston Park and Rec Board, I would like to take this opportunity to say "thank you" and explain how friends, neighbors, businesses ...
    July 18, 2017 - 1:56 pm
  • Keep your sunglasses, cooler and sun block handy

    Meteorologists are calling for a bout of long, hot summer for the next couple of weeks. I went to the swimming pool the other day and when I came outs ...
    July 13, 2017 - 11:00 am
  • Beauty from tragedy

    Sometimes the tragedies that break our hearts can become the basis for a more beautiful design in our lives.
    July 13, 2017 - 10:47 am
  • Still selling books

    From Jim StalkerCrestonA big “Thank You” to Bailey Poolman for featuring my circumstance in the Adve ...
    July 12, 2017 - 10:46 am
  • Sarah’s Law – Progress Towards Justice

    Council Bluffs resident Sarah Root had just graduated from Bellevue University with a perfect 4.0 grade point average.
    July 12, 2017 - 10:46 am
  • How I ended up here

    Creston is the smallest town I’ve ever lived in, but it hasn’t felt small in the two months I’ve been here.
    July 12, 2017 - 1:48 pm
  • Lessons in life

    From Ron DunphyCrestonEver do something without planning? My wife and I seem to more often these day ...
    July 11, 2017 - 11:05 am
  • Reunions

    Creston High School class of 1957 held its 60th class reunion from June 30 through July 2. Activities started with an informal get together and supper ...
    July 21, 2017 - 10:30 am
  • Club news

    Elzevir Reading Circle met Monday, June 26, at the home of Terry Ammon. Ammon opened the meeting at 1:40 p.m.
    July 21, 2017 - 10:28 am
  • Congregate meals

    July 24-28 Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. Monday: sausage with onions and peppers, baked potato, sour cream, broccoli, h ...
    July 21, 2017 - 10:28 am
  • Congregate meals

    July 17-21 Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. Monday: Salisbury steak, whipped potatoes, country vegetable blend, dinner rol ...
    July 14, 2017 - 10:57 am
  • Club news

    Crest Area for Life met 7 p.m. June 27 at the Holy Spirit Parish hall. President Terry Madison opened the meeting with the Right to Life prayer.
    July 14, 2017 - 10:56 am
  • Congregate meals

    July 10-14 Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. Monday: roast beef, brown gravy, mashed red potatoes, California vegetable ble ...
    July 7, 2017 - 10:26 am
  • Club news

    Court No. 428 of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas met June 13 at the Windrow for "Our Night Out."
    July 7, 2017 - 10:26 am
  • Reunion

    The Creston High School class of 1954 will hold its annual reunion from 8 to 9 a.m. Monday, July 3, at the Windrow Restaurant in Creston.
    June 30, 2017 - 11:01 am
  • Club news

    The Union County Genealogical Society met 6 p.m. June 26 at Gibson Memorial Library. The meeting was called to order by President Jane Briley.
    June 30, 2017 - 11:00 am
  • Congregate meals

    July 3-7 Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. Monday: closed. Tuesday: closed for Fourth of July.
    June 30, 2017 - 11:00 am

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