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Quick news: Boil advisory lifted

Published: Monday, March 24, 2014 11:30 a.m. CST

Boil advisory lifted

A precautionary boil advisory — in effect for the northeast corner of Adams County and southern third of Union County over the weekend — was lifted Sunday morning by Southern Iowa Rural Water officials. The water is now safe to drink again.

The boil advisory was put in place late Thursday evening after a contractor dug through a water line, draining a SIRWA water tower.

Progress in today's paper

You will find the first of five Progress sections inserted in today's newspaper. This year our staff highlighted the lives of volunteers from all across southwest Iowa. We want to introduce you to these men, women and children because their extra efforts enrich our communities, and that effort should not go unnoticed.

There will be about 60 volunteers featured over the next five days. We at the Creston News Advertiser know there are many, many more volunteers in southwest Iowa, but we either couldn't get to everyone or they declined our invitation.

Please enjoy these stories as we recognize our local volunteers.

Reminder: Annual tornado drill Wednesday

Severe Weather Week begins today. Each day will focus on a specific weather-related topic. Jo Duckworth, county emergency management director, encourages all businesses, schools, daycare centers, medical facilities and residents to participate this week.

Wednesday will be the annual statewide tornado drill. Duckworth said a test tornado warning will be issued around 10:15 a.m. that day, and at that time all sirens in Union County will sound. Other weather-related topics being publicized by Duckworth next week include flash floods (Monday), warning receptions (Tuesday), severe thunderstorms (Thursday) and family preparedness (Friday). For a full story, see Friday's CNA.

Northey speaks tonight at SWCC

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey will be speaking at 7 p.m. tonight at First National Bank’s farmer meeting at Southwestern Community College in Creston. Northey will discuss opportunities in Iowa agriculture.

The meeting will be in room 220 of the instructional center at SWCC.

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