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  • REDEMPTION

    FORT DODGE — All week long, Clarke senior pitcher Libby Bemis said “second place isn’t an option.”Af ...
    July 28, 2014 - 2:11 am
  • Five area athletes shine at Shrine Bowl

    CEDAR FALLS — The 42nd annual Iowa Shrine Bowl here Saturday at the UNI Dome featured five area athletes, all of whom made his mark on the game.
    July 28, 2014 - 2:11 am
  • REDEMPTION

    FORT DODGE — After seeing a 6-1 lead dwindle to 6-4, and completely vanish in the top of the seventh inning, the Clarke Lady Indians won the Class 3A ...
    July 25, 2014 - 8:30 pm
  • Akron-Westfield survives scare from Martensdale-St. Marys

    FORT DODGE — Martensdale-St. Marys had an opportunity to derail Akron-Westfield's perfect season here Thursday in a Class 1A semifinal game at Harlan ...
    July 25, 2014 - 12:06 pm
  • Midnight madness

    FORT DODGE — The Clarke softball team advanced to the Class 3A state championship game for the second straight year with a 4-1 win over Greene County ...
    July 25, 2014 - 11:49 am
  • Lady Indians prepare for Greene County

    FORT DODGE — After Monday's impressive 13-0 win over Spirit Lake propelled the Clarke Lady Indians into tonight's semifinal game against Greene County ...
    July 25, 2014 - 11:49 am
  • Outdoor news

    DES MOINES—State and national scientists are working to identify a fish found in the Mississippi River recently that, if proven to be what it is thoug ...
    July 23, 2014 - 10:32 pm
  • Two new inductees in Bowling Hall

    The Creston Bowling Leagues gained two new inductees into their Hall of Fame July 18.Ron Pendegraft ...
    July 23, 2014 - 10:43 pm
  • Golf league scores

    PINE VALLEYMen’s Thursday LeagueJuly 17Team ScorePine Valley 108Madison-Steele 101Knuth-Lett 98Schne ...
    July 23, 2014 - 10:32 pm
  • Postseason score list

    SOFTBALLState Softball TournamentWednesday’s consolation gamesClass 1ALynnville-Sully 3, Marquette C ...
    July 23, 2014 - 10:32 pm
  • Evelyn Sanders – Council Bluffs

    Evelyn M. Sanders, 75, of Council Bluffs died July 18, 2014, at her home. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, July 27, at Epworth United Methodis ...
    July 24, 2014 - 10:41 am
  • James Wilson – Creston

    James Wilson, 63, of Creston died July 19, 2014, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday ...
    July 23, 2014 - 1:41 pm
  • Cleta Kirkman – Creston

    Cleta Colene Kirkman, 70, of Creston died July 18, 2014, at Dallas County Hospital in Perry. No services are planned at this time per her wishes. Mem ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • John Miller – Osceola

    John Miller, 74, of Osceola died July 19, 2014. Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, July 24, at Kale Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St., Osceola. The Rev. ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • Alice Beebe – Lenox

    Alice Beebe, 56, of rural Lenox died July 19, 2014, at Bright Kavanagh House in Des Moines. A celebration of life service will be held 11 a.m. Friday ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • Larry Denton – Creston

    Larry Denton, 73, of Creston died July 17, 2014, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, at Fir ...
    July 21, 2014 - 10:48 am
  • Alice Beebe – Lenox

    Alice Beebe, 56, of rural Lenox died July 19, 2014, at Bright Kavanagh House in Des Moines. Services are pending at Powers Funeral Home, junction of ...
    July 21, 2014 - 10:45 am
  • James Wilson – Creston

    James Wilson, 63, of Creston died July 19, 2014, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Services are pending at Pearson Family Funeral Servi ...
    July 21, 2014 - 10:45 am
  • Larry Denton – Creston

    Larry Denton, 73, of Creston died July 17, 2014, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Services are pending at Powers Funeral Home, junctio ...
    July 18, 2014 - 10:50 am
  • Philip Winans – Independence, Mo.

    Philip Ray Winans, 64, of Independence, Mo., died July 15, 2014, at Truman Hospital in Independence. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 19, ...
    July 18, 2014 - 10:49 am
  • Police

    Norman Dallas Olson, 36, 1119 S. Lincoln St., was charged on two Union County warrants for obstructi ...
    July 24, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, East Adams Street.Accident, 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, South ...
    July 24, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • Police

    Matthew Freese, 601 N. Pine St., reported a brick was thrown through a window of his vehicle while i ...
    July 23, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • Accident

    No citations were issued after an accident 9:16 a.m. Sunday in Afton.According to a Union County She ...
    July 23, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousAlarm, 4:45 p.m., Tuesday, Industrial Parkway.Alarm, 5:14 p.m., Tuesday, West Prairie S ...
    July 23, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • Police

    Michael Lee Schwieters, 24, of Lorimor was charged on a Union County warrant for second-offense crim ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:22 am
  • Lenox Police

    Steven Nutt, 55, of Creston was cited for operation without registration, false use of registration, ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:20 am
  • Accident

    No citations were issued after an accident 5:09 p.m. Friday at the intersection of West Townline Str ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:20 am
  • Sheriff

    Shelby Rhae Bishop, 22, 1409 N. Mulberry St., was charged on a Union County warrant for violation of ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:19 am
  • Afton Police

    MiscellaneousInformation, 9 a.m., Tuesday.Information, 12:55 p.m., Tuesday.Traffic stop, 3:44 p.m., ...
    July 21, 2014 - 11:41 am
  • PETERSON: Lenox Tigers are back on Iowa's baseball map

    Twenty-five years ago I stood in the media box at Marshalltown High School shooting photographs of Lenox pitcher Kurt Stoaks on the mound for coach St ...
    July 25, 2014 - 8:53 pm
  • Thank you class of 1974

    From Deb Loudon, treasurer, class of 1974 • Creston | I would like to publicly thank several people who were instrumental in making the class of 1974' ...
    July 24, 2014 - 12:08 pm
  • Tax dollars not necessary for a new library

    Jeromy Brown • Creston | As a new library board member last year, I approached the Lincoln-to-Library effort with an open mind. As a native of Humbol ...
    July 24, 2014 - 12:07 pm
  • Times have changed

    From Jean Ide • Creston | My name is Jean Ide, and I am on the library board. I was appointed by the Union County Board of Supervisors to represent re ...
    July 24, 2014 - 12:08 pm
  • Paulsen: Sweet corn time is upon us

    I know I've been getting my sweet corn fix taken care of as of late. You only have a couple of months to take advantage of the fresh, off the cob stuf ...
    July 24, 2014 - 12:45 pm
  • Feed the cities

    From Evonne Jennett • Bedford | You anti-CAFO people wanted some rules so livestock raisers could not put a building where ever they wanted — and you ...
    July 23, 2014 - 1:28 pm
  • Let it go and move on

    From Lynne Schlaht • Creston | The shell of any building, whether it be a store, bank, church, school or library is not what is important.
    July 23, 2014 - 1:41 pm
  • Starter gift?

    From Larry Mark • Creston | In the CNA dated 7-17-14, Mandy Kolesik, the so-called marketing consultant for the Creston Library Board, states that the ...
    July 23, 2014 - 1:26 pm
  • A different opinion

    From Judy Woods • Creston | Several months ago I was with a group of my women friends, when one of them said that she thought the community should jus ...
    July 23, 2014 - 1:26 pm
  • Thank you for the support

    From Officer Jayrd MerrittK9 handler, Creston Police DepartmentI would like to take some time and th ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • Storm 7-7-14

    Creston, Iowa ...
    July 7, 2014 - 8:01 pm
  • Mount Ayr wins state track title

    The Mount Ayr boys track team celebrates its first state championship at the 2014 State Co-Ed Meet in Des Moines.
    May 27, 2014 - 3:51 pm
  • Congregate meals

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

    CHS Class of 1974The class of 1974 held their 40th class reunion on the Fourth of July weekend in Cr ...
    July 25, 2014 - 12:09 pm
  • Club news

    Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary met July 16.Canasta winners were Mary Kline, f ...
    July 25, 2014 - 12:08 pm
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsJuly 21-25Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782 ...
    July 18, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Club news

    Ladies Lakeshore AuxiliaryLadies Lakeshore Auxiliary met July 9.Canasta winners were Wanda Nash, fir ...
    July 18, 2014 - 10:42 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsJuly 14-18Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782 ...
    July 11, 2014 - 10:28 am
  • Club news

    Afton Garden ClubThe Afton Garden Club annual tour was June 6. Nine women had a tour of downtown Win ...
    July 11, 2014 - 10:27 am
  • Reunion

    Class of 1954Thirteen members of the Creston High School class of 1954 held their 60th class reunion ...
    July 11, 2014 - 10:28 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsJuly 7-11Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782- ...
    July 3, 2014 - 12:41 pm
  • Reunions

    Kent Potluck PicnicThe Kent Potluck Picnic will be noon July 19 at Salem Lutheran Church, 602 W. Tow ...
    July 3, 2014 - 12:41 pm

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