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  • The county fairs are over and now onto the Iowa State Fair

    We have have had some awfully hot weather for the county fairs, so let’s just hope the weather for the state fair gets a little nicer.
    July 27, 2017 - 10:46 am
  • Peterson: Grateful for chance to cover another big local sports moment

    I recently got a second chance to cover "one big final event," and I thank the Creston baseball team for that.
    July 26, 2017 - 1:42 pm
  • Wilson: Is all this reading impressing her?

    Editor’s note: This is the sixth guest column by Kyle Wilson. His columns publish in the Creston News Advertiser on the fourth Tuesday of every month. ...
    July 25, 2017 - 11:18 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
  • 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
  • Vicker: A tough break

    Sometimes, things don’t go as planned.My 13-year-old nephew Corbyn learned that the hard way two wee ...
    July 5, 2017 - 11:14 am
  • Leg day is the best day

    Recently, as I’ve mentioned in the past, it’s been difficult getting back in the swing of things when you stop, especially when it comes to hitting th ...
    June 29, 2017 - 10:56 am
  • Peterson: School honors Belger as he 'reshuffles the deck'

    Since I covered him as a player in his father's baseball program at Creston High School in the late 1980s, it was kind of surreal to be at the "retire ...
    June 29, 2017 - 10:27 pm
  • Reader Poll

    What is your favorite thing to do with your dad on Father's Day?
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    Attend a sporting event
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