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  • CodeRED

    The more you know could save your life.That is the thought behind CodeRED, a high-speed mass-communication notification system.Union County ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 2:15 pm
  • Station demolished, construction underway at Corning Volunteer Fire Department

    Construction is underway on Corning Fire Department’s new fire station.The new station will be located where the old one was demolished, but ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:45 am
  • Throwback

    Today is Aug. 21, 2014, the 233th day of the year. There are 132 days left in 2014. Below are news items from the Creston News Advertiser fo ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 1:03 pm
  • Beam me up, Sherman!

    For graphic artist Carol Sherman of Kansas City, Mo., Creston is where she grew her passion for art. Sherman, a Creston native who graduated ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:50 pm
  • Results: DeBoer Family Disc Golf Tournament

    Twenty-two people participated in the fifth annual DeBoer Family Disc Golf Tournament held Saturday at McKinley Park. It was an 22-hole, bes ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 4:16 pm
  • United Church of Christ partners with Food Bank of Iowa

    United Church of Christ (UCC) Congregational Church is getting a helping hand through a new partnership. In June, UCC became an agency partn ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 3:15 pm
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  • Democrat office grand opening tonight

    The grand opening of the Union County Democrats office on Elm Street will be 4:30 to 6 p.m. today at 119 N. Elm St. Special guest is Staci Appel. Othe ...
    NEW: Aug. 28, 2014 - 10:42 am
  • Bloodmobile exceeds collection goal

    Creston Area Bloodmobile was held Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church. Collection goal was 97 pints, and 101 pints were donated. Ninety four people pres ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 12:50 pm
  • Smith launches Stop the Money Madness campaign

    Ruth Smith, an Independent candidate, has officially filed with the State of Iowa as one of the six U.S. Senate candidates for the 2014 election.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 12:50 pm
  • Pettit receives national honor

    ATLANTA, Ga. — Creston High School student Tayler Lonnie Pettit has been selected to become a member of National Society of High School Scholars (NSHS ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 12:48 pm
  • Landi McFarland elected Agnus delegate

    Landi K. McFarland of Ellston has been elected as a delegate to the 131th annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates Nov. 6 at the KCI ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 12:48 pm
  • Savings incentive program receives gift from Ag Connect

    AMES — Practical Farmers of Iowa has received a sizeable gift to its savings incentive program. This summer, the board of directors of the Iowa non-pr ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 12:48 pm
  • Greenfield Rehabilitation and Health Care Center announces new name

    GREENFIELD — Greenfield Rehabilitation and Health Care Center announces its name change for the skilled nursing and assisted living community formally ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 12:48 pm
  • Master Gardener training to be held in September

    Union and Clarke County Extensions are joining together to offer Master Gardener training in September. Applications are now being accepted.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 12:44 pm
  • College news

    Louisiana State UniversityBATON ROUGE, La. — Summer commencement exercises were held Aug. 8 at Louis ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 12:45 pm
  • 'Grounds' for discussion

    Several men sit around a long table in a room dedicated to genealogy at Gibson Memorial Library Tuesday morning. The men sip coffee from mugs and crac ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 12:10 pm
  • Panthers resume series with Norwalk

    There's a chance of more rain showers Friday night, but that won't put a damper on the eager anticipation of the football season for the 2014 Creston/ ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 3:17 am
  • DMACC's net power sinks Spartans in home opener

    Ninth-ranked Des Moines Area Community College opened the 2014 conference season in dominating fashion Wednesday night, sweeping Southwestern 25-10, 2 ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 3:06 am
  • Sports briefs

    Iowa State University's football season opener on Saturday against North Dakota State will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1. That game is scheduled to kic ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 2:58 am
  • Golf league scores

    PINE VALLEYMen’s Thursday LeagueAug. 21Team ScorePine Valley 150Calvin-Willets 144Knuth-Lett 142Madi ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 2:58 am
  • Tigers, Eagles square off in area matchup

    Football season is here, and the Creston News Advertiser coverage area teams are ready for the season to begin.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • SWCC opens at home tonight after 3-0 loss at Indian HIlls

    OTTUMWA — It was more rugged competition for the Southwestern volleyball team Tuesday night, with a 3-0 loss at Division I unbeaten Indian Hills.
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • NASCAR and Iowa Speedway announce 2015 National Series schedule

    NEWTON — NASCAR and Iowa Speedway announced the return of the NASCAR Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series to Newton in 2015.
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • NV's Grantham signs to play golf at SWCC

    Delson Grantham, May 2014 graduate of Nodaway Valley High School in Greenfield, is headed to Southwestern Community College to play golf for SWCC head ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Sports briefs

    Kenny Namanny has been named assistant baseball coach and residence hall coordinator (West Hall) at Southwestern Community College.
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • Preseason volleyball rankings

    The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union released preseason volleyball rankings on Monday.Five Hawk ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • Deborah Springer – Creston

    Deborah Diane Springer, 64, of Creston died Aug. 27, 2014, at Greater Regional Hospice Home. Services are pending at Pearson Family Funeral Service, ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • Georgia Kinne – Tingley

    Georgia Etta “Grandma GG” Kinne, 93, of Tingley, passed away August 22, 2014 at the Mount Ayr Health Care Center. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Norma Beggs – Clearfield

    Norma Beggs, 83, of Clearfield died Aug. 25, 2014, at Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, a ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • Georgia Kinne – Tingley

    Georgia Etta “Grandma GG” Kinne, 93, of Tingley died Aug. 22, 2014, at Mount Ayr Health Care Center. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Au ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 2:12 pm
  • Bonnie Pulliam – Creston

    Bonnie Pulliam, 74, of Creston died Aug. 20, 2014, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Services are planned for a later date. Powers Fune ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 2:12 pm
  • Virginia Fenn – Murray

    Virginia Fenn, 90, of Murray died Aug. 22, 2014, at her daughter’s home in Louisburg, Kan. Celebration of life services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 2:12 pm
  • Evelyn Chapman – Creston

    Evelyn Chapman, 91, of Creston died Friday, Aug. 22, at Creston Nursing and Rehab Center. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at Cr ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 2:12 pm
  • Lowell Aupperle – Greenfield

    Lowell Aupperle, 90, of Greenfield died Aug. 19, 2014, at Greenfield Manor in Greenfield. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at Steen ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 2:12 pm
  • LaVonne Pulliam – Creston

    LaVonne Pulliam, 74, of Creston died Aug. 20, 2014, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Arrangements are pending at Powers Funeral Home, ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Virginia Fenn – Murray

    Virginia Fenn, 90, of Louisburg, Kan., formerly of Murray, died Aug. 22, 2014, in Louisburg, Kan. Services are pending at Powers Funeral Home, 612 N. ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Police

    MiscellaneousIncomplete 911 call, 8:25 a.m., Tuesday, New York Avenue.Escort, 8:49 a.m., Tuesday, Ea ...
    NEW: Aug. 28, 2014 - 10:30 am
  • Accidents

    Richard Leroy Reeve, 65, 844 Quiet Harbor, was cited for failure to yield upon a left turn after an ...
    NEW: Aug. 28, 2014 - 10:28 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 4:51 a.m., today, South Vine Street.Alarm, 5:07 a.m., today, Academic Avenue. ...
    NEW: Aug. 28, 2014 - 10:27 am
  • Police

    Matthew Jon Buchanan, 24, 402 N. Oak St. Apt. 19, was charged with driving while suspended and eludi ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 9:58 am
  • Lenox Police

    Austin Reed, 19, of Lenox was cited for underage possession of alcohol 5 p.m. Thursday in Lenox.Acco ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 9:58 am
  • Accident

    No citations were issued after an accident 5:24 p.m. Friday at Hy-Vee, 600 Sheldon St.According to a ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 9:57 am
  • Adams County Sheriff

    Joseph Smith, 35, of Red Oak was charged with driving while revoked, failure to refile SR-22, failur ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 9:57 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 5:25 p.m., Monday, New York Avenue.Medical, 6:45 a.m., today, North Jarvis Str ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 9:57 am
  • Police

    David Lynn McMullen, 51, 300 N. Maple St., was charged with fifth-degree theft 3:22 p.m. Friday at W ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 10:20 am
  • Accident

    No citations were issued after an accident 11:48 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of North Maple an ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 10:13 am
  • Disappointing vote

    From Linda TopliffCrestonWith a population over 7,000 people, Creston had a disappointedly small fra ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 11:29 am
  • Lost friend's legacy making a difference

    I still remember the gut-wrenching feeling, the way my heart sank, the utter disbelief and then the way I felt absolutely nothing after hearing the ne ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Response to city council vote

    From Creston Library Board • Creston | The library board members were disappointed by the city council decision to sell the Lincoln School property de ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 1:04 pm
  • Stumbled onto the truth

    From Don Narigon • Ellston | I want to thank Monica McCarthy in urging people to vote Republican. Yes, it is a compliment to have Chuck Grassley as he ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 1:03 pm
  • Poolman: The cost of children

    Recently, I have been seeing news stories pop up about raising children and how much it costs to do that. Having children is one of the furthest thin ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 2:26 pm
  • Wilson: Have you noticed the change?

    I need to start this column out with an announcement.Perhaps you noticed.Last week, the letters AP r ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • Work toward the library, cultural center should continue

    From Joshua BorgmannCrestonIn recent weeks, there has been much discussion over whether the Lincoln ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Library perspectives from a ‘newcomer’

    From Janna Tull SteedCrestonShortly after I moved here in 1995, the Creston Library was a major issu ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Dear citizens

    From Brian ZacharyCrestonPlease do not allow the city to sell the Lincoln School out from under the ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • I can smell a battle coming

    From Jim StalkerCrestonI can smell a battle coming. The city has chosen to let Lincoln School go to ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Club news

    GRMC AuxiliaryThe Greater Regional Medical Center Auxiliary board held its regular meeting 10 a.m. A ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 10:40 am
  • Reunion

    Schlapia reunionThe family of Owen and Madge Schlapia met at the Diagonal Community Building Aug. 3, ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 10:39 am
  • Club news

    Ladies Lakeshore AuxiliaryLadies Lakeshore Auxiliary met Aug. 6.Canasta winners were Maxine May, fir ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsAug. 18-22Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782 ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Creston mealsAug. 11-15Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782 ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 11:01 am
  • Reunion

    McFee ReunionDescendants of Alexander McFee gathered in Creston the weekend of Aug. 2-3. Donna McFee ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Club news

    TOPS 1338TOPS 1338 Creston meets Mondays at 5 p.m. for weigh-in and meeting at 5:30 p.m.July 14 the ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 10:10 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsAug. 4-8Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2 ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • Club news

    Ladies Lakeshore AuxiliaryLadies Lakeshore Auxiliary met July 23.Canasta winners were Loretta Kelly, ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsJuly 28-Aug. 1Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641 ...
    July 25, 2014 - 12:10 pm

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