April 17, 2024

Laid to rest

Jayson Spurr

A Norwalk Police Department patrol car leads the funeral procession Wednesday for Jayson Spurr from Creston to Norwalk.

A 1996 Creston graduate, Spurr was a Norwalk Police officer until his death March 23 because of cancer. He was interred in Norwalk. For eight years, Spurr was a member of the Air Force stationed in Colorado Springs, Colorado, during his service. Air Force representatives and Cumming American Legion provided miliary rites.

John Van Nostrand


An Iowa native, John's newspaper career has mostly been in small-town weeklies from the Rocky Mountains to the Mississippi River. He first stint in Creston was from 2002 to 2005.