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  • Next legislative coffee Saturday

    Creston Chamber of Commerce would like to invite the public to attend the upcoming legislative coffee Saturday at the congregate meal site at the rest ...
    March 4, 2015 - 1:21 pm
  • Annual spring burns to benefit wildlife

    The Iowa Department of Natural Resources plans to conduct prescribed burns on select wildlife areas in Ringgold, Union, Decatur, Adair and Adams count ...
    March 4, 2015 - 1:20 pm
  • 4-H Spotlight

    Tyler PearsonWiggles and Wags 4-H ClubHomeschool, seventh gradeWhat has been your best memory in 4-H ...
    March 4, 2015 - 1:19 pm
  • Adair County Fair trophy donors sought

    GREENFIELD — A large group of individuals and businesses have stepped forward as 4-H and FFA trophy donors and showmanship banner sponsors for the Ada ...
    March 4, 2015 - 1:18 pm
  • Auctioneer Davidson advances to state fair competition

    DES MOINES – This year’s Iowa Auctioneers Association annual convention held Feb. 6-8 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Ankeny was jam-packed with clas ...
    March 4, 2015 - 1:19 pm
  • ScrapFest, vendor fair to be held Saturday

    GREENFIELD — The annual ScrapFest Event is will also include a vendor fair this year. Both events will happen 9 a.m. to midnight Saturday in the lower ...
    March 4, 2015 - 1:18 pm
  • Country Life Center featured in new Iowa tourism TV spots

    ORIENT — The Henry A. Wallace Country Life Center, 2773 290th St., Orient, is featured in this year’s Iowa Tourism marketing campaign. With a unique n ...
    March 4, 2015 - 1:18 pm
  • St. Malachy singers earn honors at contest

    The sixth grade singers from St. Malachy School recently earned high honors at the Southwest Iowa Choral Directors Middle School Solo/Ensemble/Large G ...
    March 4, 2015 - 1:16 pm
  • Where will you see the fuel tax dollars at work?

    Union County Engineer Steve Akes said the county should start seeing a return on the fuel tax as early as April. He estimated the county could receive ...
    March 4, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • Ralls resigns as director of Gibson Memorial Library

    Creston Library Board voted 3-0 Monday evening to accept the resignation of Marilyn Ralls, director at Gibson Memorial Library, effective March 31.
    March 3, 2015 - 12:10 pm
  • Creston's Miller to join Officials Hall of Fame

    He's donned the striped officials shirt everywhere from Australia to Madison Square Garden to tiny gymnasiums in southwest Iowa.
    March 5, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Setting his sights

    Anthony Simmons looks like a typical collegiate track and field athlete.On the track, the freshman s ...
    March 5, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Spartan volleyball gains two area players

    Two area student-athletes made it official last week, they will be playing volleyball for the Southwestern Community College Spartans next fall.
    March 5, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Sports briefs

    Iowa Department of Natural Resources is sponsoring a field day hunter education class on Saturday, March 21, at Three Mile Lake Shooting Range.
    March 4, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Clarinda's McElroy signs with SWCC softball

    Clarinda senior Klarissa McElroy has committed to play softball for Southwestern Community College for the 2015-16 school year.
    March 5, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Bower's bombs help Spartans advance

    A 3-point barrage by freshman TJ Bower finally kept Iowa Central at bay as the Southwestern men advanced in Region XI play here Tuesday night, 86-74.
    March 4, 2015 - 12:40 am
  • Spartan baseball splits with rated team

    The Pedro Hernandez era of Southwestern baseball officially got underway in splitting four games with 10th-ranked Northern Oklahoma Collerge Feb. 21-2 ...
    March 4, 2015 - 12:35 am
  • Spartan baseball dinner kicks off Krejci endowment drive

    An endowment is being established with the Southwestern Community College Education Foundation in Bi ...
    March 4, 2015 - 12:35 am
  • Bowling league scores

    PANTHER LANESAstro Mixed LeagueFeb. 22Team ScoreEllis Poore 75Corner Clippers 61.5Rhine Body Repair ...
    March 4, 2015 - 12:35 am
  • SWCC women fall to hot-shooting NIACC

    MASON CITY — Southwestern women's basketball head coach Addae Houston entered Tuesday's regional opener here against sixth-ranked NIACC hoping to hold ...
    March 4, 2015 - 12:35 am
  • Danna Marie Rains – Grimes

    Danna Marie Rains, 19, of Grimes, died March 2, 2015, at home with family due to complications from several medical conditions, including mitochondria ...
    March 4, 2015 - 10:38 am
  • Bert Lockard – Afton

    Bert Lockard, 65, of Afton died March 1, 2015, at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, March 5, at Afton United Methodist ...
    March 3, 2015 - 11:32 am
  • Herbert Lockard – Afton

    Herbert Lockard, 65, of Afton died March 1, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Services are pending at Powers Funeral Home, 612 N. Dodge St. ...
    March 2, 2015 - 10:13 am
  • Byrlee Ramsbottom – Creston

    Byrlee Ramsbottom, 92, of Creston, died Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Crest Haven Care Centre in Creston. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Power ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • Eve Dougherty – Prescott, Ariz.

    Eve Ardell Dougherty of Prescott, Ariz., died Friday, February 20, 2015 after a long struggle with Parkinson's Disease. Eve was a resident at Las Fuen ...
    March 2, 2015 - 10:12 am
  • Dean Meyer – Creston

    He passed away on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital, Red Oak, Iowa at the age of 53 years, 6 months and 8 days. ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • Norbert Richard Thelen – Anita

    Norbert R. Thelen, 79, of Anita, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. A Mass of Christian Buria ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • Sidney Fenton – Garden Grove

    Sidney Fenton, 70, of Garden Grove died Feb. 23, 2015, at Westview Acres in Leon. Memorial services ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 10:41 am
  • Byrlee Ramsbottom – Creston

    Byrlee Ramsbottom, 92, of Creston died Feb. 26, 2015, at Crest Haven Care Centre in Creston.Services ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 10:37 am
  • Merle Beggs – Creston

    Merle entered eternally into peace on February 24, 2015 at the Clearview Nursing Home in Clearfield, Iowa, at the age of 93 years and 11 months. A ce ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • Police

    MiscellaneousReckless driving, 7:31 a.m., Monday, West Adams Street.Traffic stop, 8:11 a.m., Monday, ...
    March 4, 2015 - 10:22 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, East Adams Street.Medical, 9:19 a.m., Tuesday, Industrial ...
    March 4, 2015 - 10:19 am
  • Sheriff

    Carolyn R. Cook, 48, of Prescott was charged on a Union County warrant for fourth-degree theft 10:53 ...
    March 3, 2015 - 10:35 am
  • Accident

    No citations were issued after an accident 12:40 p.m. Saturday in Afton.According to a Union County ...
    March 3, 2015 - 10:34 am
  • Afton Police

    Jeorgia McKown, 14, of Lorimor was referred to juvenile court for disorderly conduct after a disturb ...
    March 3, 2015 - 10:34 am
  • Adair County Sheriff

    Kayla Dawn Herring, 22, of Greenfield was charged with driving while suspended and on a Department o ...
    March 3, 2015 - 10:32 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 9:46 a.m., Monday, North Spruce Street.Medical, 10:39 p.m., Monday, Cromwell R ...
    March 3, 2015 - 10:31 am
  • Police

    Gerald Lynn Lawrence Jr., 37, of Des Moines was charged on two Union County warrants for failure to ...
    March 3, 2015 - 10:31 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 10:42 a.m., Friday, Luther Circle.Medical, 3:25 p.m., Friday, South Sumner Ave ...
    March 2, 2015 - 10:31 am
  • Police

    Mario Pantoja, 20, of Lenox was charged with possession of marijuana 9:30 p.m. Thursday at Union Cou ...
    March 2, 2015 - 10:30 am
  • Club news

    AuxiliaryA GRMC Auxiliary meeting was held Feb. 9 in the MAP Conference beginning at 10:07 a.m. A t ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 10:54 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsMarch 3-6Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782- ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 10:53 am
  • Club news

    Kent Dinner ClubKent Dinner Club met Feb. 12 with 11 attending at The Windrow.The next meeting will ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 11:32 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsDateMenu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Club news

    Chautauqua CircleThe GFWC Progressive Chautauqua Circle met Dec. 9 at Summit House for a tea party. ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 12:06 pm
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsFeb. 16-20Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782 ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 12:06 pm
  • Club news

    Union County Genealogical SocietyUnion County Genealogical Society met Jan. 26 at Gibson Memorial Li ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 10:05 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsFeb. 9-13Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782- ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 10:06 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsFeb. 2-6Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2 ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 1:07 pm
  • Club news

    LG P.E.O.Chapter LG P.E.O. met Jan. 20 at the home of Amy Stults with Lynn Baker serving as co-hoste ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 1:06 pm

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