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  • Tips to protect your family from influenza this year

    It's the time of year again to watch out for the flu bug. This season, Robin Sevier, Union County public health nurse, gives tips to protect ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:25 pm
  • Results: Band of Brotherhood 5K and mile hike

    The following are the results from the Band of Brotherhood firefighter hike and 5K Saturday. Firefighter Hike 1. Brian Schafer, 9:45 2. Jaco ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:26 am
  • A holiday extravaganza

    Creston News Advertiser and local businesses are joining forces to host an inspiring holiday extravaganza 7 p.m. Oct. 27 at Southwestern Com ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 12:02 pm
  • Playback Movies opens on Elm Street

    The former Video Escape, a video store with an eclectic mix of movies, reopened Oct. 2 under the moniker Playback Movie Rentals.The store, 2 ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 5:07 pm
  • An unassessable value

    Thirty one years, seven months and eight days. That is how long Union County Assessor Gene Haner has served the county before he retires Dec ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 5:07 pm
  • Fire prevention focus on smoke alarms

    While the temperature outside drops slowly now that autumn is here, Creston Fire Department is promoting Fire Prevention Week. The theme for ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 2:30 pm
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  • Family-friendly concert coming to SWCC

    A free family concert will be held 4:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at Southwestern Community College Instructional Building room 180. The concert will feature Miss C ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 11:18 am
  • Library news

    The following are activities at Gibson Memorial Library, 200 W. Howard St. Regular library hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 10 a.m. ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • Trunk or treat party to be held at Methodist Church

    First United Methodist Church, 400 N. Elm St., is sponsoring a Halloween costume party 4:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday with a trunk or treat tailgate party in ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • College news

    Central CollegePELLA — Creston News Advertiser area students earned presidential scholarships from C ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:58 pm
  • IFGC Conference focuses on forages

    DES MOINES — The 2014 Iowa Forage and Grassland Council (IFGC) Conference will be held Nov. 25 at the Des Moines Airport Holiday Inn. The event begins ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:57 pm
  • Women Managing Cattle course to be held in Clarinda

    CLARINDA — Iowa State University Extension (ISU) and Outreach is offering Women Managing Cattle in Clarinda. The course will be held 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:46 pm
  • Cover crop planting deadline extended

    DES MOINES — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey said farmers participating in the state cost share programs who are intending to plant cover c ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:45 pm
  • Employer basic training workshop scheduled

    An employer basic training workshop will be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 4 at The Pizza Ranch, 520 Livingston Ave., Creston. This workshop is for human ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:44 pm
  • NRCS to grant variances for 2015 crop season

    DES MOINES — USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced that variances may be granted for crop season 2015 to Iowa farmers who ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:45 pm
  • Sleep apnea educational seminar offered

    Sleep apnea is a common concern for many individuals. Sleep disorders often are not recognized and those experiencing sleep difficulties are frequentl ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:44 pm
  • Panthers look to regain momentum at Atlantic

    The stakes are different this week, but Creston/O-M coach Brian Morrison said the mindset isn't changing as the Panthers travel to Atlantic Friday for ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 12:51 am
  • High school football standings

    CLASS 3ADistrict 8Team Dist. Ovr. Point diff.Dallas Center-Grimes 5-0 7-1 8.60Creston/O-M 4-1 6-2 6. ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 12:38 am
  • Plenty at stake in final week

    Several area schools enter the final week of the regular season still battling for playoff spots or for a chance to improve on their seeding.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 12:51 am
  • Outdoor news

    Iowa’s pheasant season begins Saturday and runs through Jan. 10. A harvest delayed by fall rain will give the birds plenty of hiding places on opening ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 12:38 am
  • Area volleyball

    MURRAY — Diagonal took the first set from host Murray here Tuesday in a Class 1A regional opener before falling to the Lady Mustangs 3-1.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 12:38 am
  • Middle school cross country

    COUNCIL BLUFFS — Both the Creston girls and boys middle school cross country teams placed fifth here on Oct. 16 at the Hawkeye 10 Conference Meet.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 7:18 am
  • Bowling league scores

    PINE VALLEYTGIF LeagueOct. 17Team ScorePine Valley 10TADA 8WTF-O 6.5Three Fingers Deep 6Clausen Unde ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 12:38 am
  • Tigers sweep O-M in regional opener

    ORIENT — Lenox rolled to a 25-13, 25-14, 25-7 sweep of Orient-Macksburg here on Tuesday in a Class 1A Region 3 opening round match.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 1:43 am
  • Area volleyball

    CORNING — Southwest Valley opened Class 2A regional play here Tuesday with a 25-14, 25-6, 25-13 win over Clarinda Academy.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 1:38 am
  • Missed opportunity costs Wolverines in road defeat

    URBANDALE — Nodaway Valley was on the cusp of drawing even in the match at 1-1, making it the kind of competitive battle one might expect from a 19-10 ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 1:43 am
  • Henry Vogel Jr. – Kansas City, Mo.

    Henry Louis Vogel, Jr was born December 29, 1942 in Kansas City, MO to Henry Louis Vogel, Sr. and Lucille Jungst Vogel. He passed away at his home fro ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • Betty Lane – Greenfield

    Betty Lane, 86, of Greenfield died Oct. 21, 2014, at Adair County Memorial Hospital in Greenfield. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • Richard L. Bassett – Forsyth, Mo.

    Richard Lee Bassett, 82, of Forsyth, Mo., died Aug. 15, 2014, of a heart attack while giving a eulogy for his mother-in-law’s memorial service in Gree ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:28 pm
  • Arlie (Ed) Evans – Vacaville, Calif.

    Born in the state of Iowa to Arlie and Verna Evans on April 5, 1937 he passed away in Vacaville, CA on October 19, 2014 at the age of 77. A celebrati ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • Brad Sheren – Creston

    Brad Sheren, 50, of Creston died Oct. 18, 2014, at his home. Sharing time by the Rev. Jim McCutchan will be approximately 7 p.m. today, Oct. 21, at P ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:07 am
  • Esther Butcher – Greenfield

    Esther Butcher, 91, of Greenfield, formerly of rural Orient, died Oct. 17, 2014, at Greenfield Rehab and Healthcare Center. Celebration of life servi ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:36 am
  • Brad Sheren – Creston

    Brad Sheren, 50, of Creston died Oct. 18, 2014, at his home. Services are pending at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 25 and 34.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • Carol Ann Veatch Reeve – Creston

    Funeral Services for Carol Ann Veatch Reeve will be 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Pearson Family Funeral Service, 809 W. Montgomery St., Cr ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:36 am
  • Carol Ann Reeve – Creston

    Carol Ann Reeve, 69, of Creston died Oct. 16, 2014, at Greater Regional Hospice Home. Services are pending at Pearson Family Funeral Service, 809 W. ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • John Martin – Omaha, Neb.

    John Martin, 52, of Omaha, Neb., died Oct. 13, 2014. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the West Center Chapel of Heafey Hoffmann Dworak ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 10:58 am
  • Police

    Travis Wilson Dunham, 22, 403 N. Vine St., was charged with driving while suspended 4:30 p.m. Wednes ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:35 am
  • Adams County Sheriff

    Wannita Olson of Corning reported a Toshiba laptop and pack and play were taken from her residence a ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:33 am
  • Accident

    No citations were issued after an accident 6:15 p.m. Tuesday on Thayer Lake Road.According to a Unio ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:33 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 5:47 p.m., Tuesday, South Sumner Avenue.False alarm, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, West ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:34 am
  • Police

    Alicia Ellen Lovell, 31, 408 S. Vine St., was charged on a Union County warrant for violation of a n ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:32 am
  • Afton Police

    MiscellaneousInformation, 10:21 a.m., Oct. 13.Assistance, 10:45 a.m., Oct. 13.Talk to officer, 11:15 ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:32 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 6:22 a.m., today, Cherry Street Road. ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:32 am
  • Adams County Sheriff

    Joshua Cooney, 29, of Brooks, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, second-offense possess ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 10:20 am
  • Police

    Daman Matthew Wells, 28, 107 E. Irving St., was charged with operating while intoxicated 2:39 a.m. S ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 10:20 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousAccident, 11:45 a.m., Friday, South Division Street.Medical, 2:31 a.m., Saturday, West ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 10:19 am
  • Chautauqua CircleThe first meeting of the new year for the GFWC Progressive Chautauqua Circle was he ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 8:28 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsOct. 6-10Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782- ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • Club news

    Crest Area for LifeCrest Area for Life met 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 Holy Spirit hall. President Betty Bake ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • Reunion

    Gits ReunionThe Gits potluck reunion will be 5 p.m. Oct. 17 at the congregate meal site, restored Cr ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 7:51 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsSept. 29-Oct. 3Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 64 ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 7:50 am
  • Club news

    Mary CircleMary Circle of First Christian Church met Sept. 18 at the home of Marilyn Larimore. Twelv ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 7:49 am
  • Reunion

    Keller familyThe Keller dinner will be Sunday at the Methodist Church in Afton. Dinner begins at noo ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • Club news

    Ladies Lakeshore AuxiliaryLadies Lakeshore Auxiliary met Wednesday.Canasta winners were Barb Bills, ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsSept. 15-19Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-78 ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 7:15 am
  • Reunion

    East Union Class of 1994The East Union class of 1994 will have a family potluck noon Sept. 27 at Aft ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 7:15 am
  • Graceland University placed on brief lockdown

    LAMONI (AP) — Officials at a small private university in southern Iowa say a student is being questioned after the school was briefly on lockdown beca ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • Winterset woman faces vehicular homicide charges

    WINTERSET (AP) — A Winterset woman has been charged with vehicular homicide following a car crash in May that killed two people.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:25 pm
  • State races

    The Creston News Advertiser coverage area has several competitive races at the state level. With the election less than three weeks away and absentee ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 11:14 am
  • DNR investigates manure spill in Guthrie County

    “When we receive the absentee vote, we check it in with the state, then it is locked in our safe until the absentee board starts their count Nov. 4,” ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • Iowa governor: I wasn't aware commissioner is gay

    DES MOINES (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad and top aides say they weren’t aware that a former state official was gay when the governor asked him to resign ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • Officials monitor results of diseased deer in Iowa

    DES MOINES (AP) — It's too early to tell whether hundreds of quarantined deer in north-central Iowa testing positive for a degenerative neurological d ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • Body found in car identified as ISU student

    DES MOINES (AP) — A body found in the trunk of a car in Iowa City was identified Monday as that of an Iowa State University student missing for more t ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 3:33 pm
  • 2 kidnapping attempts reported in Iowa

    GOWRIE (AP) — Authorities are investigating two attempted kidnappings reported in the same Iowa county.
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • Braley and Ernst clash in first Iowa Senate debate

    INDIANOLA (AP) — The candidates in one of the closest Senate races in the nation faced off in a testy first debate in Iowa Sunday night, with Democrat ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Sheriff: Iowa man locked 5 kids in bedroom all day

    IOWA CITY (AP) — An Iowa man is charged with locking his girlfriend's five children in a bedroom for more than 24 hours at a time without food or a ba ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 2:19 pm

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