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Quick news: Veterans Day events planned in Creston

Published: Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 11:00 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 11:13 a.m. CDT

Veterans Day events

Several Veterans Day events are planned over the next week.

Thursday, the public is invited to a Freedom Rock placement and flag raising ceremony at Creston Visitor’s Center located at 626 New York Ave. That event begins at 9 a.m.

Friday, a Veterans Appreciation Breakfast is slated 7 to 8:30 a.m. at the mealsite inside the restored Creston Depot. This event — sponsored by Creston Chamber of Commerce, Walmart and IowaWORKS — is for all veterans and their spouses.

Monday, Creston Middle School students will host a veterans program 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. in the middle school commons. Creston senior Maxx Walters has created a veterans video for the program. Also, free “Freedom is not free” magnets will be given out at the program.

Drive 4UR School announcement

Creston Automotive officially announced Monday the Drive 4UR School program at Panther Field in Creston in September successfully raised $6,000 for Creston High School Booster Club.

“It was a cold, rainy day,” said Terry Freeman with Creston Automotive, “but over 300 people still came out and supported Creston High School and helped raise funds for the Activities Booster Club.”

An official check presentation is slated Dec. 6 at the Creston boys basketball game against Glenwood.

It's Election Day

Polls open noon today for the Creston City Council election.

There are four open Creston City Council seats in this year’s election, including one contested race for councilperson at-large. Candidates in that contested race are Kevin Downey, Gary Lybarger, incumbent Paul Vandevender and Courtney Wilson. Meanwhile, running unopposed are incumbents Randy White (Ward 1) and Ann Levine (Ward 3) and Dave Koets (Ward 5). Also, John Kawa (Park and Recreation Board) is running unopposed.

Polls close at 8 p.m. today.

Once polls close, Creston News Advertiser Assistant Managing Editor Kyle Wilson will be posting voting totals from each precinct on Twitter. He will also report the winner in each race on Twitter when they are determined. Follow him on Twitter, @k_wilson85.

Also, results will be posted at www.crestonnews.com later this evening.

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