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  • Fogle Lake Glow Run coming Aug. 30

    DIAGONAL — Diagonal Community School Foundation is hosting the second annual Fogle Lake Glow Run Aug. 30. Event registration begins at 7 p.m. at the n ...
    July 29, 2014 - 2:59 pm
  • Friends of the Library to host bake sale at Creston Farmers' Market

    Creston Friends of the Library will have a bake sale at Creston Farmers' market 4 to 6:30 p.m. Monday at McKinley Park. Proceeds will help fund books ...
    July 29, 2014 - 12:35 pm
  • Update: Name released in Twelve Mile Lake drowning

    4:30 p.m. AFTON — The name of the Creston man who drowned Monday evening in Twelve Mile Lake has be ...
    July 29, 2014 - 5:23 pm
  • Lenox Rodeo results

    BarebackE.J. Karp 74Billy Griffin 72Luke Davie 71Ty Blessing 69Saddle broncAndrew Leeper 75E. Van He ...
    July 28, 2014 - 12:27 pm
  • McKinley Festival: Skateboard competition results

    The skateboard competition had 28 participants showcasing their best tricks during the McKinley Park Festival Saturday. The event was scored by judges ...
    July 28, 2014 - 12:27 pm
  • McKinley Festival: Fishing tourney hosts more than 100

    The fishing tournament during the 10th annual McKinley Park Festival Saturday afternoon had good attendance again this year with about 108 children pa ...
    July 29, 2014 - 2:59 pm
  • Union County Genealogical Society meets today

    Union County Genealogical Society will meet 6 p.m. today at Gibson Memorial Library. The program will be Scandinavian genealogical research. Roll call ...
    July 28, 2014 - 11:36 am
  • Hatch makes stop in Creston Saturday

    Jack Hatch, Democratic candidate for Iowa governor, made a stop in Creston Saturday afternoon speaking to about 30 voters at the Union County Democrat ...
    July 29, 2014 - 3:01 pm
  • Wallace named Shining Star

    Greater Regional Medical Center’s "Shining Star" Betty Wallace has served as a volunteer in many capacities throughout the community of Creston for de ...
    July 28, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • Movie in the Park to be shown in Mount Ayr

    MOUNT AYR — Join the Ringgold Conservation Foundation and Ringgold County Conservation Board (RCCB) for a Movie in the Park 9 p.m. Saturday at Poe Hol ...
    July 28, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • Spieker, O'Brien tied for point lead

    CORNING — Chris Spieker came into the July 26 races trailing defending champion Jason O'Brien by just five points, as they battle it out for the 2014 ...
    July 29, 2014 - 1:48 am
  • McCabe, area players take part in All-Star Game

    WAUKEE — Creston head softball coach Mike McCabe proudly represented Creston High School here Monday evening as one of the coaches for the White All-S ...
    July 29, 2014 - 1:54 am
  • Daughton, Arevalo on POI first team

    Mount Ayr's Daughton and Lenox's Aurora Arevalo were the only two representatives from the western division of the Pride of Iowa Conference on the all ...
    July 29, 2014 - 1:48 am
  • Lenox puts three on POI first team

    After a 22-6 season that ended in a 2-1 loss in the substate finals, Lenox was rewarded with three players being selected to the Pride of Iowa all-con ...
    July 29, 2014 - 1:48 am
  • Redemption

    FORT DODGE — All week long, Clarke senior pitcher Libby Bemis said “second place isn’t an option.”Af ...
    July 28, 2014 - 12:27 pm
  • 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 28, 2014 - 12:27 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 - 12:07 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 - 11:48 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 - 11:48 am
  • Maxine E. Werner – Shannon City

    Maxine Werner, 93, of Shannon City died July 27, 2014, at Mount Ayr Healthcare Center. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Watso ...
    July 29, 2014 - 12:01 pm
  • Curtis Woodard – Creston

    Curtis Woodard, 70, of Creston died July 27, 2014, at Greater Regional Medical Center. A private family graveside service will be held at a later dat ...
    July 29, 2014 - 12:01 pm
  • Darlene L. White – Shannon City

    Darlene White, 86, of Shannon City died July 27, 2014, at her daughter’s home in Creston. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, at Sha ...
    July 29, 2014 - 12:01 pm
  • Adrian Scott Reed – Kansas City, Mo.

    Adrian Scott Reed, 43, of Kansas City, Missouri passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014. A visitation will be held Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 1 PM to ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • Jackie Johnston-Norris – Davenport

    Jackie Johnston-Norris, 93, of Davenport, formerly of Creston and Iowa City, died July 26, 2014. Arrangements were entrusted to Halligan-McCabe-DeVri ...
    July 28, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • Mary Thompson – Creston

    Mary “Spence” Thompson, 72, of Creston died July 26, 2014, at Greater Regional Hospice Home. A celebration of life graveside service will be 11:30 a. ...
    July 29, 2014 - 12:01 pm
  • Curtis Woodard – Creston

    Curtis Woodard, 70, of Creston died July 27, 2014, at Greater Regional Medical Center. Services are pending at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highw ...
    July 28, 2014 - 11:07 am
  • 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 - 10:42 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 - 1:40 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 - 10:59 am
  • Police

    Timothy Daniel Mullen, 27, of Orient was charged with possession of a controlled substance, methamph ...
    July 29, 2014 - 10:25 am
  • Accidents

    No citations were issued after an accident 2:21 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Walnut Avenue a ...
    July 29, 2014 - 10:25 am
  • Lenox Police

    Larry D. Ratliff Jr., 23, of Afton was charged on a Taylor County warrant for driving while barred J ...
    July 29, 2014 - 10:24 am
  • Afton Police

    Larry Deandre Ratliff, 23, of Afton, was charged on a Taylor County warrant for driving while barred ...
    July 29, 2014 - 10:24 am
  • Police

    Jeremy Glenn Rounds, 505 W. Prairie St., reported a children’s bicycle had been taken while it was p ...
    July 28, 2014 - 10:48 am
  • Accident

    No citations were issued after an accident 5:12 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of West Howard and ...
    July 28, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 7:56 p.m., Friday, Minnow Avenue.Controlled burn, 10:46 p.m., Saturday, 241st ...
    July 28, 2014 - 10:47 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
  • Looking for yearbooks

    From Dennis HowardGardner, Kan., formerly of CrestonI have a collection called the “Faces and Yearbo ...
    July 29, 2014 - 2:18 pm
  • Attacking the library board is wrong

    From Marcia FultonCrestonYou can want the current library to move to the Lincoln school site or desi ...
    July 29, 2014 - 2:19 pm
  • Research changed my mind

    From Connie MaxsonCrestonLast September I was invited to join the library board. At that time, I was ...
    July 29, 2014 - 2:18 pm
  • 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 - 8:52 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 - 12:44 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 - 1:27 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 - 1:40 pm
  • 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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