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  • Peterson: When are you 'off the clock?' In this digital era, perhaps never

    Where are the boundaries? That’s the question at the crux of so many issues in the news recently. ...
    Sept. 21, 2017 - 1:43 pm
  • 'Cross country family' on display

    There I was Tuesday evening, patrolling the course at Creston’s home cross country meet, just like I usually do on the third Tuesday of each September ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 11:11 am
  • It is time to get your flu shot

    The federal health folks are recommending that you get your flu shot right now. There has been a big outbreak of the flu over in Australia. Due to tra ...
    Sept. 15, 2017 - 11:51 am
  • Peterson: Education and a helpful community can heal wounds of hatred

    In the summer of 1979 I was living in a dormitory in Gainesville, Florida, while taking classes and serving a news service internship at the Universit ...
    Sept. 7, 2017 - 4:01 pm
  • Fall is coming

    Tuesday night gave us a sneak peek at what’s to come this fall, as temperatures dropped into the 40s overnight.
    Sept. 6, 2017 - 11:50 am
  • Wilson: Is this the year you will attend?

    Editor’s note: This is the seventh guest column by Kyle Wilson. His columns normally publish in the Creston News Advertiser on the fourth Tuesday of e ...
    Aug. 29, 2017 - 10:47 am
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