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  • Throwback Thursday

    Today is Dec. 18, the 352nd day of the year. There are 13 days left in 2014. Below are news items from the Creston News Advertiser for this ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • Interview with St. Nick

    With less than two weeks until Christmas, Santa Claus is making a final appearance in Creston 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Creston's Restored ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 3:53 pm
  • Photo package: "The Regifters"

    More than 250 tickets were sold to Crest Area Theatre's play "The Regifters" over the weekend. The play was about three families who conti ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 11:59 am
  • Throwback Thursday

    Today is Dec. 11, the 345th day of the year. There are 20 days left in 2014. Below are news items from the Creston News Advertiser for this ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 11:59 am
  • Knapp campaigning for Senate seat vacated by Ernst

    Iowa Republicans will select their candidate to fill a vacancy in the Iowa State Senate during a special nominating convention 7 p.m. Thursd ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 11:16 am
  • Burmeister wins 500th game

    GREENFIELD — Nodaway Valley head boys basketball coach Darrell Burmeister made history here Tuesday night, becoming the 37th coach in the 10 ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 1:59 am
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  • CHS calendar

    Dec. 22-28MondayNo activities scheduled.TuesdayTwo hour early dismissal.High school gym closed for r ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:36 am
  • Orient Library receives 68 new books

    ORIENT — Children from the Orient-Macksburg School are reading new books recently received from the Libri Foundation. Sixty-eight new picture, chapter ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:34 am
  • It's about time

    Creston School Board approved a motion to purchase a new time management system for Creston Community School District. The system, called TimeClock Pl ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:01 am
  • Compensation board to present recommendation Monday

    The Union County Board of Supervisors will receive a unanimous raise recommendation by the 2015 compensation board for elected courthouse officials in ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:01 am
  • Late start

    Iowa schools will no longer be able to start classes before Aug. 31, starting the 2015-16 school year, according to a letter written by Iowa Departmen ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Church times to change in January

    United Church of Christ, Congregational and the First Presbyterian Church would like the community to be aware of time changes for services here in Cr ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:13 am
  • Traditional Christmas Eve candlelighting coming

    For many years, the Jerusalem United Methodist Church on REA Road has held a Christmas Eve service of candles, scriptures and music. The service is at ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • Christmas dinner to be served at St. Malachy School

    The public is invited to Christmas dinner 3 to 5 p.m. Christmas day, Dec. 25, at St. Malachy School, 403 W. Clark.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • First Things First to perform at First Christian Church

    Musical group First Things First will present Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Dec. 21 at First Christian Church, 301 E. Townline Roa ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • Adair County 4-H Youth Council to host holiday meal

    GREENFIELD — Adair County 4-H Youth Council is made up of 27 high school youths from communities throughout Adair County. Youth Council is about the d ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • Kuemper ice cold in 25-point loss to Panthers

    Class 3A sixth-ranked Carroll Kuemper Catholic scored a grand total of 13 points over the final periods — including a scoreless second quarter — in lo ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 1:32 am
  • Maitlen's 6th-place finish leads Panthers at KC Stampede

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Seth Maitlen's sixth-place finish at 195 pounds led Creston/O-M in the rugged 40-team field at the ninth annual Kansas City Stamped ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 1:25 am
  • Diagonal falls in OT after furious comeback

    DIAGONAL — Diagonal overcame a 14-point third-quarter deficit to force overtime, but came up short in a battle of two of the top teams in the Bluegras ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 1:32 am
  • Panther boys bounce back with win over Kuemper

    CARROLL — Yet another hot shooting night from behind the 3-point arc propelled Creston a 74-62 win over Carroll Kuemper Catholic here Friday.
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 1:25 am
  • Raiders sweep POI triangular

    CORNING — Southwest Valley lost both duals of a Pride of Iowa Conference double dual here on Thursday, falling to Interstate 35 by a 65-13 score and l ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:44 am
  • Panther wrestlers 12th in dual rankings

    Creston/O-M is ranked No. 12 in Class 2A on the first dual wrestling rankings of the season by the Iowa Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association..
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:25 am
  • Area boys basketball

    SEYMOUR — Diagonal was never challenged in a 64-31 win over Seymour here on Tuesday, as the Maroons led 30-1 at the end of the first quarter.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:24 am
  • Area girls basketball

    SEYMOUR — Diagonal outscored Seymour 16-10 in the fourth quarter to come from behind for a 43-38 win here on Tuesday.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:24 am
  • Bowling league scores

    PANTHER LANESAstro Mixed LeagueNov. 30Team ScoreEllis Poore 423 Ms & H 34Odd Ducks 33.5Rhine Body Re ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:24 am
  • Nerness shines for state championship team

    Transferring to a private school in North Carolina turned out to be a good experience for former Murray player Seth Nerness.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 2:36 am
  • Larry Grace – Diagonal

    Larry Grace, 53, of Diagonal died Dec. 18, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, at Watson-Armstron ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:45 am
  • Glea Klein – Urbandale

    Glea, 76, passed away December 17, 2014 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, December 20, at Merle Hay Funeral Home ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Beverly 'Bev' Braymen – Creston

    Beverly “Bev” Braymen, 74, of Creston died Dec. 16, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Fun ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • Beverly Metzger – Galesburg, Ill.

    Beverly Ann Metzger, 77, of Galesburg, Ill., died Dec. 14, 2014, at the Rosewood Care Center in Galesburg, Ill. Cremation rites will be accorded, and ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:47 pm
  • Beverly Braymen – Creston

    Beverly Braymen, 74, of Creston died Dec. 16, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Services are pending at Pearson Family Funeral Service, 80 ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • Mary Jane Tyler – Creston

    Mary Jane Tyler, 89, of Des Moines, formerly of Creston, died December 12, 2014 after many years of illness. Her family thanks the nurses and staff at ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:14 am
  • Bob Basler – Lenox

    Bob Basler, 85, of Lenox died Dec. 15, 2014, at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Celebration of life memorial services will be 11:30 a.m. Sa ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 5:09 pm
  • Jerry J. Madden – Holland, Mich.

    Jerry J. Madden, 75, of Holland, Mich., died Dec. 8, 2014, at home.Jerry J. Madden, son of Eleanor ( ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Mary Jane Tyler – Creston

    Mary Jane Tyler, 89, of Des Moines, formerly of Creston, died Dec. 12, 2014, at Trinity Center Luther Park in Des Moines. Services are pending at Pow ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:19 am
  • Larry Lee Hull – Mount Ayr

    Larry Lee Hull, 77, of Mount Ayr died Dec. 9, 2014, at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15, at Watson-Armstro ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 3:46 pm
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 3:15 p.m., Thursday, West Devoe Street.Alarm, 6:04 a.m., today, Cottonwood Str ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:50 am
  • Police

    MiscellaneousAccident, 8 a.m., Thursday, North Sumner Avenue.Accident, 8:18 a.m., Thursday, West Tay ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Accident

    No citations were issued after an accident 6:43 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of West Townline ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:45 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 5:52 p.m., Wednesday, West Devoe Street. ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:15 am
  • Police

    An employee of Southern Iowa Trolley, 215 E. Montgomery St., reported the glass on the front door ha ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:15 am
  • Accidents

    No citations were issued after an accident 4:46 p.m. Monday on Highway 34.According to a Creston Pol ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:18 am
  • Afton Police

    MiscellaneousInformation, 7:55 a.m., Dec. 8.Harassing communication, 3:05 p.m., Dec. 8.Traffic stop, ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:14 am
  • Police

    Nicholas Ryan Ward, 34, 513 Livingston Ave., was charged on a Madison County warrant for fifth-degre ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:10 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 10:19 a.m., Tuesday, North Elm Street.Alarm, 5:40 p.m., Tuesday, West Townline ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:10 am
  • Adams County Sheriff

    Steven Marion Bochniak, 29, 402 N. Oak St. Apt. 17, was charged with possession of marijuana 8:40 p. ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:28 am
  • PETERSON: Unexpected drama unfolds during intense rivalry game

    I rushed out of my team's practice late Tuesday afternoon, because I knew it shaped up as a busy night of News Advertiser sports work.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:11 pm
  • Poolman: Rage, rage against the dying of the light

    A week or so ago, I was sitting in a movie theater, the lights low and the sounds of people munching popcorn reverberating through the room. Then, whe ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:17 am
  • Cromwell Road is much improved

    From John Judd • Cromwell | A hearty THANK YOU! THANK YOU to the Union County engineer and supervisors for the facilitation of the Cromwell Road impro ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 5:08 pm
  • Waddingham: And miles to go before I sleep

    The second hand is falling fast past 3 a.m. and sleep still seems like a distant goal as I finally returned to my apartment this morning.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 5:07 pm
  • Support Cromwell Church dinners

    From Dr. Larry W. Hicks • Creston | For those who have not already eaten lunch at the Cromwell Congregational Church, folks in the Creston area and s ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 12:41 pm
  • Help keep bus barn hill clean

    From Jacqueline Hartman • Creston | To those who sled on bus barn hill: Welcome to our neighborhood. Hope you have a fun time, but please, please pick ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 11:55 am
  • Paulsen: Two weeks away from Christmas Day

    You only have two weeks from today before Christmas Day arrives. That's plenty of time for you experienced shoppers out there to get your shopping don ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 11:54 am
  • Thank you

    From Cathy Seddon, SIRHA • Creston | SIRHA would like to thank the following businesses for their donations to our annual Public Housing Winterfest; B ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 12:03 pm
  • The problem with automated phone systems

    From Jim Stalker • Creston | I've about had it with automated phone systems. Without going into the push this push that frustrations, I'd just like to ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 12:02 pm
  • McDermott: Prescott and Creston School consolidation update

    The process moves forward for the April special election giving the voting public the choice on whether to combine the Creston and Prescott School Dis ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 3:11 pm
  • Snowglobe

    Dancers at Leslie's Dance Emporium ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:26 am
  • Creston Peppers hip-hop performance Dec. 2

    The Creston Peppers performed their hip-hop routine during halftime of the Creston vs. Mount Ayr basketball game Dec. 2.
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 11:30 am
  • CHS musical: Legally Blonde

    This funny scene from Creston High School's musical "Legally Blonde" features Elle Woods (Brenna Baker) helping her friend Paulette (Sydney Fry) get b ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 5:45 pm
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsDec. 22-26Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782 ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:36 am
  • Club news

    Chautauqua CircleThe GFWC Progressive Chautauqua Circle met Nov. 25 at the home of Judy Weese with L ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:34 am
  • Creston mealsDec. 15-19Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782 ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 7:07 am
  • Club news

    Chapter LG P.E.O.Chapter LG P.E.O. met Dec. 2 at the home of Kay Ritter with Karla Powers serving as ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 7:07 am
  • Creston mealsDec. 8-12Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782- ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 12:31 pm
  • Club news

    Crest Area for LifeCrest Area for Life met 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25 at Holy Spirit hall. President Meg Craw ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 12:30 pm
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsDec. 1-5Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2 ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 7:18 am
  • Club news

    Elzevir Reading CircleElzevir Reading Circle met 2 p.m. Nov. 14 at the home of Carol Brentnall. Gues ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 7:18 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsNov. 24-28Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782 ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • Club news

    Iowa Alpha SigmaIowa Alpha Sigma Master Chapter No. 1632 met 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at A & G Pizza, Steak ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:38 am

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