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Quick news: No classes Wednesday at Creston Schools

Published: Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 11:02 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 1:16 p.m. CDT

There will be no classes held Wednesday in the Creston School District. School is cancelled so students can watch the Creston wrestling team compete in the state dual competition at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Creston/Orient-Macksburg (16-0) will wrestle fifth-seeded Clear Lake (23-4) at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Class 2A state duals. The winner meets either top-ranked Mediapolis (23-5) or No. 8 Sergeant Bluff-Luton (20-0).

Results from the meet Wednesday will be posted at www.crestonnews.com and in Thursday’s Creston News Advertiser.

Best burger contest begins

It’s that time again. The fifth annual Iowa’s Best Burger Contest is now under way with nominations forms available at www.iabeef.org.

Last year, more than 300 Iowa restaurants were nominated in the contest. Elm’s Club in Creston was named a top 10 finalist in the contest that’s hosted by Iowa Beef Industry Council and Iowa Cattlemen’s Association.

But, Elm’s Club did not win. The crown went to 61 Chop House in Mediapolis. If you would like to nominate the Elm’s Club again this year or another area restaurant, nomination forms must be turned in by 5 p.m. March 17.

For more information about this contest, visit the Iowa Beef Council Facebook page or www.iabeef.org.

Powerball jackpot swells

With no weekend winner, the Powerball lottery jackpot will increase to an estimated $400 million for Wednesday’s drawing. That would be the sixth-largest lottery jackpot ever.

However, your chances of winning the jackpot aren’t good. Powerball’s official website gives the odds of winning the grand prize at roughly 1 in 175 million.

Relay for Life team meeting

A team meeting for Southwest Iowa Relay for Life will be held 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at The Lobby. This is the first team kickoff meeting of the year. New and existing teams are encouraged to come and get signed up online, pick up luminaria bags and get information.

Also, those interested in donating or volunteering for Relay for Life are encouraged to come. This year’s Relay for Life event is scheduled June 20-21. New this year, the event will run from 6 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday.

For more information, contact Chantel Klejch at 641-344-8499.

SWCC blood drive rescheduled for today

Southwestern Community College will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday. The event was previously scheduled for Feb. 5, but inclement weather forced the American Red Cross Midwest Blood Services Region to postpone the event. The winter weather has forced multiple blood drive cancellations across the country, putting a strain on the total blood supply.

Because the Red Cross is attempting to reschedule several events, the reduced staff will only be able to collect a total of 38 units. SWCC Admissions Coordinator Caitlyn Lesan said the goal of the blood drive is to fill the maximum quota of 38 units.

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