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  • Habitat partners complete another project

    A recent Habitat for Humanity project began when Denise Fisk asked Charlie Westman if there was anything Habitat for Humanity of Union County could do ...
    NEW: April 28, 2015 - 10:59 am
  • P.E.O. chapters to host trunk sale

    P.E.O. Chapters AZ and LG will hold their second annual trunk sale 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the parking lot west of the restored Creston Depot.
    NEW: April 28, 2015 - 10:38 am
  • Civil forfeiture rare in Creston

    Down a long, dark room is a line of shelves, each holding different items that are now evidence attached to investigations or closed cases under Crest ...
    April 27, 2015 - 10:53 am
  • Prairie Chicken Warrior Run to be hosted Memorial Day weekend

    Ringgold County Conservation Board and Ringgold Conservation Foundation are hosting a Prairie Chicken Warrior Run 4 p.m. May 24 at Fogle Lake in Diago ...
    April 27, 2015 - 10:32 am
  • Iowa farmers markets vie to retain customers, vendors

    With farmers markets set to begin in dozens of cities across Iowa in the coming weeks, vendors and market managers alike are pulling out all the stops ...
    April 27, 2015 - 10:29 am
  • Photo package: Meals from the Heartland

    Southwestern Community College hosted Meals from the Heartland Thursday for Pay it Forward Week. The event was the largest on record for SWCC, packagi ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • Technology initiative launched at Creston Schools

    Technology is advancing. Creston Community School District Superintendent Steve McDermott gave a presentation of a new district-wide technology initia ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • EU superintendent Pam Vogel to resign in June

    East Union Superintendent Pam Vogel has announced she will resign this June to take an assistant superintendent position at Regional School District N ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • GIS Workshop available in Adair County

    Adair County residents have new tools available to them. Pam Jensen, Adair County assessor, and the Adair County Board of Supervisors have announced c ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • CHS calendar

    April 27-May 3 Monday 4:30 p.m. JV boys soccer against Atlantic, here. 6 p.m. varsity boys soccer against Atlantic, here.
    April 24, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Panther boys stay unbeaten in conference

    Creston's soccer team found the scoring punch it was lacking in its last competition at the Winterset tournament, outscoring Atlantic 5-3 in a Hawkeye ...
    April 28, 2015 - 1:46 am
  • Sports briefs

    Youth footballRegistration ends May 1 for Creston teams in the Pride of Iowa Youth Football League.T ...
    April 28, 2015 - 1:46 am
  • Westphal hurls Spartan victory at NIACC

    MASON CITY — Southwestern ended NIACC's 11-game winning streak Sunday behind a strong pitching performance by Ethan Westphal, but it turned out to be ...
    April 28, 2015 - 1:46 am
  • ACS beats the seater, kicks off 2015 season

    CORNING — Mother Nature was denied her second win of the season on Saturday night as drivers, fans and ACS officials braved the cold April weather to ...
    April 28, 2015 - 1:46 am
  • Area girls track

    CORYDON — Mount Ayr finished second here Thursday at the Pyner Relays behind Pride of Iowa Conference opponent and host Wayne.
    April 28, 2015 - 1:30 am
  • Area boys track

    MARTENSDALE — Mount Ayr finished second behind Class 3A Gilbert here Thursday at the Martensdale-St. Marys Invite.
    April 28, 2015 - 1:46 am
  • Area golf

    WINTERSET — Nodaway Valley won the boys competition in triangular action with Van Meter and West Central Valley at Winterset Thursday, shooting 171 fo ...
    April 28, 2015 - 1:29 am
  • Area soccer

    GREENFIELD — Nodaway Valley built a 2-0 lead within the first nine minutes of the game on a pair of goals by Marshall Singer, but Atlantic rallied wit ...
    April 28, 2015 - 1:29 am
  • Panther girls beat Clarke

    Creston/O-M girls defeated Clarke Friday at Crestmoor Golf Club, 192-244, with Ashton Carter claiming medalist honors with a 44. Teammate Madison Hanc ...
    April 27, 2015 - 1:14 am
  • Broken record, but third place for Wolfe

    DES MOINES — Creston senior Jay Wolfe is 2-for-2 in breaking the Drake Relays meet record in the high school boys 800 meters.
    April 27, 2015 - 1:17 am
  • Charl Grinstead – Creston

    Charl “Catfish” Grinstead, 72, of Creston died April 21, 2015, at Greater Regional Medical Center. Private services will be held at a later date. Powe ...
    NEW: April 28, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • Juanita Matthews – Diagonal

    Juanita Matthews, 92, of Diagonal died April 27, 2015, at Clearview Home in Clearfield. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, May 1, at the Uni ...
    NEW: April 28, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • Evelyn Sandquist – Afton

    Evelyn Sandquist, 80, of Afton, formerly of the Elloitt and Red Oak areas, died April 26, 2015, at Afton Care Center. Evelyn is the mother of Betty Sp ...
    NEW: April 28, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • Richard Franklin – Mount Ayr

    Master Chief Petty Officer Richard Dwain Franklin, U.S. Navy (retired), 84, of Mount Ayr, formerly of Creston, died April 27, 2015. Memorial and milit ...
    NEW: April 28, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • Dwayne McClelland – Greenfield

    Dwayne McClelland, 74, of Greenfield died April 25, 2015. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at the United Methodist Church in Greenf ...
    NEW: April 28, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • Howard Stoll – Orient

    Howard Stoll, 83, of Orient died April 25, 2015, at his home. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 30, at Steen Funeral Home, 101 S.E. ...
    NEW: April 28, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • Howard Stoll – Orient

    Howard Stoll, 83, of Orient died April 25, 2015, at his home. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 30, at Steen Funeral Home, 101 S.E. ...
    April 27, 2015 - 10:37 am
  • Evelyn Sandquist – Afton

    Evelyn Sandquist, 80, of Afton, formerly of the Elloitt and Red Oak areas, died April 26, 2015, at Afton Care Center. Evelyn is the mother of Betty Sp ...
    April 27, 2015 - 10:37 am
  • Bill Goodale – Diagonal

    Bill Goodale, 85, of Diagonal died April 23, 2015, at his home east of Diagonal. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 30, at the Unite ...
    April 27, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • Jim Young – Atlantic

    Jim Young, 79, of Atlantic died April 18, 2015, in Sun City West, Ariz., after a long battle with cancer and other health problems. Funeral services ...
    April 27, 2015 - 10:38 am
  • Adair County Sheriff

    Verna Li Ilene Rippeto, 57, of Adair was charged with domestic assault 10:25 p.m. April 20 in Adair ...
    NEW: April 28, 2015 - 10:19 am
  • Afton Police

    MiscellaneousTalk to officer, 7:31 a.m., April 20.Animal call, 11:45 a.m., April 20.Talk to officer, ...
    NEW: April 28, 2015 - 10:18 am
  • Police

    Carrie Nawacy Pendegraft, 36, 1203 Monroe Ave., was charged on a Union County warrant for controlled ...
    NEW: April 28, 2015 - 10:17 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 1:12 a.m., today, North Walnut Street.Medical, 3:08 a.m., today, North Maple S ...
    NEW: April 28, 2015 - 10:17 am
  • Sheriff

    Robert Means of Lorimor reported a three-point log splitter was taken from his machine shed between ...
    NEW: April 28, 2015 - 10:16 am
  • Police

    Timothy Charles Fechter, 51, 619 N. Birch St., was charged on a Department of Corrections warrant fo ...
    April 27, 2015 - 10:17 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 1:08 a.m., Sunday, South Division Street.Good intent call, 1:38 a.m., Sunday, ...
    April 27, 2015 - 10:17 am
  • Accident

    Patti Elaine Page-Jones, 52, 910 W. Adair St., was cited for failure to yield upon entering a throug ...
    April 27, 2015 - 10:23 am
  • Police

    Timothy Charles Fechter, 51, 619 N. Birch St., was charged with disorderly conduct, second-degree at ...
    April 24, 2015 - 10:31 am
  • Adams County Sheriff

    Ronald Chester Kingery Jr., 43, of Corning was charged with operating while intoxicated 3:50 p.m. Th ...
    April 24, 2015 - 10:31 am
  • Waddingham: Gearing up for PIF Week

    One of my favorite signs of spring is when the magnolia trees erupt into full blossom and the grass springs back to its lively green color.
    April 24, 2015 - 10:00 am
  • Richardson: A reunion with my childhood

    First of all, I want to personally thank everyone who has taken the time to boost my self-esteem these past two weeks. I’ve had several comments on ho ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • Please respect the ISSB gardens

    I'm passionate about designing and planting the gardens for ISSB, and I hear people appreciate the beauty when they drive or walk by. The Adams Street ...
    April 17, 2015 - 10:30 am
  • Poolman: Comics, firefighting blurring gender lines

    A few months ago, I sat on the couch of my friend Nicole Shope watching something on Netflix.We were ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Salute to our veterans

    From Marion E. Chubick, U.S. Army veteranCrestonOur area veterans deserve recognition for their sacr ...
    April 9, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • Paulsen: Tax time is upon us

    Next Wednesday is April 15, otherwise known as tax day. If you don’t have your taxes done yet, you best get going on all the fun or else get your exte ...
    April 9, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • Richardson: The misadventures of a baby-faced journalist

    Looking “old” is never something I've been good at. Maybe it's because I'm quiet. Maybe it's the glasses. Maybe it's my inability to grow anything on ...
    April 27, 2015 - 1:10 pm
  • Celebrate Week Of the Young Child

    From Brandi Snyder, president of Green Valley Chapter of the Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children
    April 7, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • Poolman: Life is short

    As I get older, I keep learning new life lessons. Recently, the lesson that has been playing over and over in front of me is that life is short, and w ...
    April 2, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • Thank you

    Members of Creston First United Methodist Church would like to thank the community for supporting Creston Police and Union County Sheriff's department ...
    April 1, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • Club news

    Ladies Lakeshore AuxiliaryLadies Lakeshore Auxiliary met April 15.Canasta winners were Wanda Nash, f ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsDateMenu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsApril 20-24Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-78 ...
    April 17, 2015 - 10:46 am
  • Club news

    Afton Federated Garden ClubThe regular meeting of the Afton Federated Garden Club was held March 13 ...
    April 17, 2015 - 10:46 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsApril 13-17Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-78 ...
    April 10, 2015 - 10:57 am
  • Club news

    Creston Ladies Literary CircleCreston Ladies Literary Circle met April 4 at the home of Connie Rhine ...
    April 10, 2015 - 10:57 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsApril 6-10Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782 ...
    April 3, 2015 - 9:58 am
  • Club news

    Ladies Lakeshore AuxiliaryLadies Lakeshore Auxiliary met March 25.Canasta winners were Wanda Nash, f ...
    April 3, 2015 - 9:57 am
  • Club news

    Ladies Lakeshore AuxiliaryLadies Lakeshore Auxiliary met March 18.Canasta winners were Mary Kline, f ...
    March 27, 2015 - 10:18 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsMarch 30-April 3Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 6 ...
    March 27, 2015 - 10:18 am

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