May 29, 2024

Creston activities go cashless

Last year, the Creston Community School District made a push for cashless admission to activities. This year it will go live at the first home football game Friday against Winterset.

The conversation of moving in this direction started in the Hawkeye 10 Conference. “If we were going to move in this direction, we wanted to be unified and consistent with prices and the ticket provider so it wasn’t confusing for our families and fans to try to identify where they would go to purchase those tickets online,” Creston Activities Director Scott Driskell told the board last year.

Tickets will be able to be purchased in one of three ways - online at, at the gate using a debit or credit card or buying an activities pass online or at the high school office.

Driskell said they knew the move wouldn’t be popular. “But when we looked at the pros versus the cons, we just felt, and I just felt, this move was going to be a tremendous benefit for our activities department,” he said. “We appreciate everyone’s understanding and patience as we make this transition.”

High school event admission prices are $6. Activity passes are $75 for adults and $35 for students and seniors.

Cheyenne Roche


Originally from Wisconsin, Cheyenne has a journalism and political science degree from UW-Eau Claire and a passion for reading and learning. She lives in Creston with her husband and their two little dogs.