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Creston News Advertiser
503 West Adams Street
Creston, Iowa 50801
Phone: (641) 782-2141
Fax: (641) 782-6628

Office hours:
Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For your convenience the Creston News Advertiser has established the following e-mail addresses. Not all users check e-mail daily, so please call for urgent needs.
all general correspondence and to submit news
to submit sports related information
submit your opinion here
for your question about delivery
inquire about or place your classified line ads here
inquire about or send your ad copy here
all your commercial printing needs and questions

Staff Contacts
Publisher - Rich Paulsen ....................
Managing Editor - Sarah Scull ....................

Sports Editor - Tyler Hetu .................... thetu@crestonnews,com
Advertising Manager - Craig Mittag ....................
Circulation Manager - ....................
Pressroom Manager - Kevin Lindley ....................
IT Manager - Dorine Peterson ....................

About Us

About the CNA
The Creston News Advertiser is a daily newspaper (Monday through Friday, afternoons) which serves a seven-county region of south central and southwest Iowa. The newspaper was founded as a weekly in 1879 and began daily circulation in 1881.

The Creston News Advertiser is published by Creston Publishing Company which also publishes the weekly Southwest Iowa Advertiser and operates a web printing division.

Since 1946, the Creston News Advertiser has been a part of the Shaw Media family based in Dixon, Illinois.


Creston News Advertiser: 2,800
Southwest Iowa Advertiser: 6,600

The underlying purpose of the Creston News Advertiser is to provide timely, relevant information to the residents of Creston Iowa and surrounding communities.

Special Features:
Tuesday – People
Wednesday – Farm & Business
Friday – Community, The Entertainer Channel Guide

Subscription Rates:
Home delivery of the Creston News Advertiser is available throughout Union County with carrier delivery newspapers delivered by 5 p.m. Click here for more information.

Printing Services:
The Creston News Advertiser has an experienced marketing and design staff with the necessay resources to help you in the assessment of your printing needs. From design to innovative ideas, the designers will build on your concepts that will be printed on a web presse within our site. Contact the printing department at 641-782-2141 ext. 6460.


Creston is located in southwest Iowa on Highway 34 in Union County and is 70 miles southwest of Des Moines, IA, 95 miles east of Omaha, NE. and 180 miles north of Kansas City, MO. Creston is the county seat of Union County.

Creston, Iowa and surrounding communities

Things To Do:
The Creston Park to Park Trail is approximately a five-mile walking/biking trail located between McKinley Park (Adams Street) and the south edge of Green Valley State Park along Green Valley Road in west Creston.Future plans are to extend the trail around Green Valley Lake State Park.

Northwest of Creston is Summit Lake. Summit Lake is an excellent spot for bass, channel cat and crappie fishing. Call 641-782-1755 for more information.

Green Valley Lake and State Park is three miles north of Creston. The park and lake attracts campers with 145 campsites - 85 with electrical hookups - swimmers, boaters and
water skiers as well. The lake provides a beach for swimming, plus a beach house. Two four season cabins are available for rent as well. Green Valley also offers great bass and crappie fishing. For more information call the Green Valley State Park Ranger at 641-782-5131.

Five miles east of Creston is 12-Mile Lake. The 1,500 acre park includes a 650 surface acre reservoir. Recreation enthusiasts can enjoy hunting, fishing, hiking, and bird watching. Fishermen from all over the state come to fish here. During the summer, approximately 30 fishing tournaments take place at 12-Mile Lake. Call 641-782-1755 for more information.

The newest and largest lake of the area is 3-Mile Lake which was recently named one of the Top Ten Lakes in Iowa by the Department of Natural Resources and in March of 2004 was named one of the top 96 Bass Lakes in the United States by Field & Stream Magazine. It has approximately 2,100 acres with 900 surface acres of water. This is Union County’s largest recreational facility and offers fishing, swimming, skiing, hiking and camping with two campground overlooking the lake which have 80 sites to accommodate recreational vehicles, trailers and tent campers. Each site has electrical hookups. Water is available along with picnic sites, a fish cleaning station and dump station. Showers, sinks and flush toilets are available nearby at the year-around comfort station. Eight four-season cabins are available for rent as well. Public hunting ground is available. Overlooking the lake as well is the newest addition to the Three-Mile Lake Park, Three-Mile Lake Lodge which is available for rent by the public year-round. Call 641-347-5100 for more information or to make reservations.

Population: 7,492

Median Home Price: $81,030