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Creston ‘Clean Sweep Days’ is coming back

Many realize that a clean community is important to those who live here in Creston and to those who visit and pass through our area. The Creston Chamber of Commerce, the city of Creston and Prairie Solid Waste are again sponsoring Clean Sweep Days May 1 through May 14. Clean Sweep Days is easy and simple. You do not have to struggle to load and tie down your items and take them to the landfill. Instead, let the city crews handle it for you. By stopping by the chamber office or Creston City Hall and filling out the paper work, your items will be taken away for free in some cases or for a small fee. This is a great inexpensive way to get rid of unwanted appliances and other household items. 

For more information please call the chamber at 641-782-7021 or city hall at 641-782-2000 ext. 203. You can also visit the chamber website at for an application and a price list. Please do not miss this opportunity.

2019 Paint Creston Program

The Image Enhancement Committee of the Creston Chamber of Commerce is pleased to again offer the Paint Creston Program to a minimum of seven Creston owner-occupied homes in 2019. We are fortunate this year to have received financial help from the Southern Iowa Council of Governments housing trust fund, First National Bank and an anonymous donor to increase the number of homes that can receive paint. Thank you to all.  

This is an opportunity to possibly receive free paint to paint the outside of your home. Applications for the program are available at the chamber office, 208 W.Taylor St./Hwy 34 West or online at now through May 2. Forty-five homes have been painted in the nine years that the program has been in place. Paint can make a difference.

Legislative Coffee

The last Legislative Coffee of this session will be held Saturday, April 13. The coffee provides you with an excellent opportunity to ask your Legislators written questions or just listen to what your elected officials have to say. They begin at 8 a.m. in the mealsite at the restored Creston Depot in Uptown and last for an hour. The coffees are free and the public is invited to attend. Both Representative Tom Moore and Senator Tom Shipley are planning to attend.

Chamber annual report 

The Creston Chamber of Commerce annual report is coming. Please look for it in the April 17 Creston News Advertiser. This report gives the chamber the opportunity to highlight our activities, accomplishments and most importantly our membership. The chamber truly appreciates the commitment to Creston of our members and looks forward to this yearly opportunity to acknowledge each and everyone. The chamber understands their importance to our great community. Our chamber membership helps us to promote and showcase Creston. We are very fortunate.

Sesquicentennial updates

The Creston Sesquicentennial Celebration will take place from June 29 through July 6. Please visit the chamber website or city of Creston website for a current listing of events.

Display cases

The display cases located in the Memorial Room of the restored Creston Depot – west end on the first floor – are in need of some TLC. The Sesquicentennial Committee is looking for individuals, families or groups who would like to take care of a case or cases for a month during Creston’s Sesquicentennial. If you have memorabilia or items about and from Creston that you would like to share with the public and your fellow Crestonians this year, please contact Ellen at the chamber.

Did You Know???

Please see below: positive, interesting facts about a business, organization or individual in Creston. If you have information that you would like to share in Did You Know?, please contact Ellen.

Did You Know? that Verleta Chubick is the new assistant branch manager/loan officer for Nishna Valley Credit Union in Creston?

Did You Know? the Blue Lantern, Red Mill, Roxy, Horseshoe and Palms were all former cafes in Creston?

Did You Know? that Division Street got its name because it was the first street in the west addition to Creston and “divided” it from the original town? Oak Street was the farthest west street in the original town of Creston.

April Hi-Five Honorees

The following individual and business were honored with the Hi-Five Honor in April. Congratulations to Teresa Williamson of Fareway and J & A Flooring.

The Hi-Five for Service allows us to recognize those people who make shopping and doing business in Creston a rewarding and positive experience. Please contact the chamber to give us the name and reason you would like to honor someone.

April Gold Star Business honored

The chamber honored Hazel Maries, 215 W. Adams St., this month as the April Gold Star Business in Creston. They were nominated by their fellow Crestonians because of the appearance both inside and out of their building and property. Congratulations. 

Please call the chamber to acknowledge a business property.     

Have a great month and remember, Creston – A great place to visit, work and call home. 

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