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  • One act plays scheduled Friday

    Half as long, but just as good. Creston High School students have put together one-act plays for Friday. The plays, which last between 30 ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • Throwback Thursday

    Today is April 17, the 107th day of the year. There are 258 days left in 2014. Below are news items from the Creston News Advertiser for thi ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:46 am
  • Panthers, Raiders make strides in Drake Relays qualifying

    CHARITON — The Creston and Mount Ayr boys track teams both took big strides toward qualifying events to next weekend's Drake Relays here on ...
    April 16, 2014 - 2:28 am
  • 'To Comfort A King' brings life to Biblical character

    By COURTNEY DAKECNA newsroom assistant cdake@crestonnews.com“They searched throughout Israel for a beautiful girl and found Ab ...
    April 14, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • Rumors tonight at SWCC

    If you’re looking to hear a juicy rumor, head to Southwestern Community College (SWCC) tonight.Southwestern Community College drama club per ...
    April 11, 2014 - 11:18 am
  • Throwback Thursday

    Today is April 10, the 100th day of the year. There are 265 days left in 2014. Below are news items from the Creston News Advertiser for thi ...
    April 10, 2014 - 12:32 pm
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  • Coach touts Briley for All-American status

    DMACC softball coach Bob Ligouri doesn't mince his words when describing his pint-sized shortstop who packs a big wallop.
    NEW: April 24, 2014 - 12:32 am
  • Emergency relief role for Frain at ISU

    AMES — Madison Frain is finding that the hitting zone of a Division I softball player can be an unforgiving place for even the slightest mistake.
    NEW: April 24, 2014 - 12:32 am
  • Area boys track

    RED OAK — Mount Ayr claimed the team title here Tuesday at the Red Oak Invite, winning eight total events on its way to 141 team points.
    NEW: April 24, 2014 - 12:32 am
  • Area golf

    NV tops LenoxGREENFIELD — The Nodaway Valley boys scored a 32-stroke victory over Lenox here on Mond ...
    NEW: April 24, 2014 - 12:31 am
  • Sports briefs

    RENO, Nev. — The Grand View University women's bowling team finished third at the Intercollegiate Team Championships here this past weekend.
    NEW: April 24, 2014 - 12:31 am
  • Middle school track

    7th girlsThe Creston seventh grade girls won the Red Oak meet on April 17 with 80 points. Harlan was ...
    NEW: April 24, 2014 - 12:31 am
  • Area soccer

    OAKLAND — The Nodaway Valley/West Central Valley/Adair-Casey girls outshot Riverside 41-6 in a 5-1 victory Monday night.
    NEW: April 24, 2014 - 12:30 am
  • 7th boysCLARINDA — The Creston seventh grade boys p;laced fifth at Clarinda with 39 points.Team scor ...
    NEW: April 24, 2014 - 12:30 am
  • 'Scaled back' Panthers win two events at Ballard

    HUXLEY — Despite not having key team members with a full load of events with the Drake Relays looming later this week, the Creston boys track team was ...
    April 23, 2014 - 2:01 am
  • Gilbert tops Panther boys by 2 strokes

    HUXLEY — Gilbert edged out defending Class 3A state team champion Creston/Orient-Macksburg and Ballard in a tight race for the team championship here ...
    April 23, 2014 - 1:55 am
  • Elmer Vanderpluym – Creston

    Elmer Vanderpluym, 95, of Creston died April 22, 2014, at Creston Nursing and Rehab Center. Services are pending at Powers Funeral Home, junction of ...
    April 23, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • Charles 'Chuck' Brightwell – Creston

    Charles “Chuck” Brightwell, 76, of Creston died April 20, 2014, at his home. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 25, at Pearson Family ...
    April 23, 2014 - 10:43 am
  • Jo Levine – Creston

    Jo Levine, 84, of Creston died April 21, 2014, at HCI Care Services Hospice Home. Services are pending at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 3 ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:29 am
  • Edmund Smith – Creston

    Edmund Smith, 91, of Creston, formerly of Afton, died April 21, 2014, at Greater Regional Medical Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:27 am
  • Darlene Foster

    Darlene Foster, 86, of Cromwell died April 15, 2014, at Calvin Community in Des Moines. Services were Friday, April 18, at Faith Chapel in Ankeny. Vi ...
    April 21, 2014 - 3:39 pm
  • Edmund Smith – Creston

    Edmund Smith, 92, of Creston died April 21, 2014, at Greater Regional Medical Center. Services are pending at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highwa ...
    April 21, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Charles Brightwell – Creston

    Charles Brightwell, 76, of Creston died April 20, 2014, at his home. Services are pending at Pearson Family Funeral Service, 809 W. Montgomery St.
    April 21, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • Jo Ann Turner – Corning

    Jo Ann Turner, 62, of Corning, died April 19, 2014, at Alegent Creighton Health Mercy Hospital in Corning. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April ...
    April 21, 2014 - 4:14 pm
  • James “Jim” Junior Walter – Corning

    James "Jim" Junior Walter, 87, of Corning, died April 18, 2014, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. T ...
    April 21, 2014 - 3:39 pm
  • Larry Delaney – Creston

    Larry Delaney, 79, of Creston died April 19, 2014, at HCI Care Services in Creston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 23 ...
    April 21, 2014 - 3:39 pm
  • Police

    Mitchell Gaiser, 53, and Trisha Gaiser, 37, 304 North St., Apt. 1, were both charged with fifth-degree theft 1:52 p.m. at Walmart, 806 Laurel St.
    April 23, 2014 - 10:04 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousAccident, 8:13 a.m. Tuesday, Prairie and Oak streets. Medical, 3:38 p.m. Tuesday, North ...
    April 23, 2014 - 10:22 am
  • Adams County Sheriff

    Nathan Vicker, 23, of Creston was charged with interference with official acts and refusal to submit ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • Afton Police

    MiscellaneousAnimal call, 4:49 p.m., April 14.Gas drive off, 12:39 p.m., Tuesday.Talk to officer, 5: ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 11:14 a.m., Friday, North Division Street.Medical, 8:26 p.m., Friday, Wyoming ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • Police

    Michael Lee Schwieters, 24, of Des Moines was charged with public intoxication 4:30 a.m. Saturday in ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:55 am
  • Lenox Police

    Russell Simmons, 53, of Stuart was charged with fifth-degree theft and on a Clarke County warrant fo ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:55 am
  • Accidents

    Danny Alan Fry Jr., 26, 304 N. Cherry St., was cited for failure to maintain control after an accide ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:51 am
  • Police

    Tyler Wayne Kimball, 20, 504 N. Elm St., was charged on two Brookings, S.D. warrants and possession ...
    April 21, 2014 - 10:45 am
  • Accident

    Shaeina Laitaija Raeche Allison, 25, of Ames was cited for violation of financial liability and oper ...
    April 18, 2014 - 10:58 am
  • Mayflower Christian School musical

    Mayflower Heritage Christian School held their spring musical entitled "The Agape League" Tuesday evening at their auditorium.This is a one-minute c ...
    April 23, 2014 - 5:38 pm
  • CNA editors take "Plunge for Landon"

    CNA editors Kyle Wilson and Jake Waddingham took the "Plunge for Landon" Monday evening at Green Valley Lake in Creston. Landon is a 5-month-old boy f ...
    April 8, 2014 - 4:39 pm
  • Jam the Gym

    This video is of the SWCC Dazzlers dance team and faculty dancing to various songs from the 1970s during the annual Jam the Gym event held in the SWCC ...
    April 7, 2014 - 2:51 pm
  • Video: Sonntag condominiums

    About 20 interested Crestonians viewed condominiums built by Don Sonntag during two and a-half hour bus tour all across Atlantic Saturday (March 8, 20 ...
    March 12, 2014 - 12:26 pm
  • Video from the CHS play 'The Boys Next Door'

    This clip from the Creston High School play "The Boys Next Door" features three mentally challenged men including Lucien (Evan Nielsen), Arnold (Maxx ...
    March 6, 2014 - 11:13 am
  • Video: After 70 years, Creston veteran finally receives purple heart

    A pinning ceremony for 93-year-old veteran Alvin "Red" Benson of Creston was held Thursday afternoon at Prairie View Assisted Living. Benson — who was ...
    Feb. 13, 2014 - 4:12 pm
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsApril 14-18Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-78 ...
    April 11, 2014 - 10:18 am
  • Club news

    Chapter LG P.E.O.Chapter LG P.E.O. met April 1 at the cafe at Prairie View Assisted Living with Lind ...
    April 11, 2014 - 10:17 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsApril 7-11Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782 ...
    April 4, 2014 - 10:51 am
  • Club news

    VFW Post 1797VFW Post 1797 met March 11 at the Elks Lodge in Creston. Seventeen members and guests w ...
    April 4, 2014 - 10:50 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsMarch 31-April 4Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 6 ...
    March 28, 2014 - 11:47 am
  • Club news

    DWF Executive CommitteeThe DWF Executive Committee met 10 a.m. March 13, 2014, at the First Christia ...
    March 28, 2014 - 11:46 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsMarch 24-28Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-78 ...
    March 21, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Club news

    Alpha Delta KappaIowa Alpha Gamma Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa met March 10 at the home of Pam Dunha ...
    March 21, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • Reunions

    Class of 1964The Creston class of 1964 is looking for addresses for the following classmates for its ...
    March 21, 2014 - 10:55 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsMarch 17-21Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-78 ...
    March 14, 2014 - 10:46 am

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