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Creston News Advertiser/Adair Co Free Press/
Fontanelle Observer

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 3:30 p.m.


Staff Contacts

General Manager/Advertising Director - Craig Mittag

Managing Editor - John Van Nostrand

Adair Co Free Press Editor - Caleb Nelson

Circulation Manager - Kevin Drake

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About Us

About the CNA

The Creston News Advertiser is a daily newspaper (Monday through Friday) that 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. Since 1946, the Creston News Advertiser has been a part of the Shaw Media family based in Dixon, Illinois.

Founded: 1879

Circulation: Creston News Advertiser: 2,800

The Weekly: 12,800

Philosophy: 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

Subscription Rates: The Creston News Advertiser is mailed on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with eNewspapers available Monday through Friday. Click here for more information.

Printing Services: The Creston News Advertiser has an experienced marketing and design staff with the necessary 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 press within our site.

Contact the printing department at 641-782-2141 ext. 6460. THE COMMUNITY Location: 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.

Market: 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 campgrounds 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-round 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

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