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  • See You at the Pole photo package

    See You at the Pole, a nationally recognized, student-initiated prayer gathering held Sept. 28 each year, was held in Creston this morning a ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 11:27 am
  • National Cattle Dog Finals results

    The 2016 United States Border Collie Handler's Association (USBCHA) National Cattledog Finals were hosted by Curtis Travis of Travis Feeders ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 11:40 am
  • 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 ...
    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
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  • Panthers look for 6th straight win over Huskies

    Creston/Orient-Macksburg's Friday opponent has a tendency to hang around a bit longer than what's comfortable.
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 12:38 am
  • Area football: Eagles staying focused on tasks at hand

    AFTON — It could be easy for East Union’s football team to believe the hype surrounding itself. The Eagles are off to one of their better starts ever ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 12:27 am
  • Freshmen defeat Trojans handily

    Junior VarsityCreston/Orient-Macksburg 20, Atlantic 6The Panthers junior varsity team improved to 2- ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 12:34 am
  • Volleyball roundup

    O-M volleyball earns first two wins of seasonOver the last week, Orient-Macksburg’s volleyball team ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • SWCC volleyball swept by NECC

    Down two of its better hitters, Southwestern Community College battled even in losing in three straight sets to Northeast Community College.
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 12:40 am
  • Junior high Panthers conquer Trojans

    The Creston junior high football teams made easy work of both Atlantic squads last Thursday, Sept. 22.
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 12:38 am
  • AP Prep football poll

    The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school football polls of the 2016 season with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Raiderettes knock off Wolverines in three

    When Kelcie Shields and her Raiderette teammates are on the same page like they were Tuesday, it becomes hard for any small-school team in southwest I ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 1:29 am
  • Lohmann runs past tired legs to top finish

    OSCEOLA — Diagonal’s Maddie Lohmann put herself to the test at Tuesday’s Clarke Cross Country Invitational.
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 1:26 am
  • Panthers split Tuesday triangular

    ATLANTIC — Creston’s volleyball team has shown it can compete physically with teams. Doing it mentally is challenge coach Polly Luther is working on ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 1:14 am
  • Mary Carson - Creston

    Mary Carson, 75, of Creston died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at Southern Hills Specialty Care in Osceola.
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 11:50 am
  • Ronald Sprague - Creston

    Ronald W. Sprague, 87, of Creston died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston.
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 12:03 pm
  • Anne Bear - Creston

    Anne Bear, 76, of Creston died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at Crest Haven Care Centre in Creston. Cele ...
    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.
    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
  • Afton Police

    MiscellaneousAssistance, 2:41 p.m., Sept. 19.Information, 3:25 p.m., Sept. 19.Assistance, 2:55 p.m., ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 9:31 am
  • Police

    MiscellaneousReckless driving, 8:16 a.m., Tuesday, West Prairie Street.Theft, 8:25 a.m., Tuesday, La ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 9:31 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 10:02 p.m., Friday, West Mills Street.Medical, 11:42 a.m., Saturday, Wyoming A ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 10:44 am
  • Police

    MiscellaneousTraffic stop, 7:24 a.m., Monday, College Drive.Traffic stop, 8:32 a.m., Monday, East Mi ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 10:44 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
  • DAR sponsors annual essay contest

    The Nancy McKay Harsh Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolutions (DAR) is again sponsoring the DAR annual American History essay contests.
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 11:45 am
  • Peterson: Hall inductees offer reminders about impacting lives

    I learned a few nuggets from each of the new inductees into the Creston High School Hall of Fame Thursday night during their presentations.
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 11:45 am
  • Insurance scam

    It appears that our city council does not agree with the statement, “Shop at home and support your local business owner."
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 10:32 am
  • Prank or worse?

    When I retired as managing editor of this newspaper, I never thought I would be writing a letter to the editor. An event that happened last week has p ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 10:32 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
  • 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

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