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  • Poolman: Baby steps to further education

    Thanks to the wonder that is Facebook, I've been able to keep up with what my high school and college friends have been doing since graduation. Many h ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 10:27 am
  • PETERSON: Panther squad playing for district crown has some all-time talent

    History has a way of telling us who we are. And this year’s Creston/O-M football players are pretty ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 3:16 pm
  • Paulsen: Lots of Royals fans around the area

    The Kansas City Royals making the playoffs has brought out a lot of the local fans in support of the team. Several local folks I know have been making ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • PETERSON: Hall induction interview meanders down memory lane

    I don't intend to keep this record going forever, but so far I have written every News Advertiser article on the Creston Schools Hall of Fame inductee ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 4:26 pm
  • Waddingham: Planning for the future while trying to live in the present

    Many afternoons at the office managing editor Kyle Wilson and I spend a few moments analyzing how the day went, what is coming up the rest of the week ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 11:19 am
  • Poolman: Why celebrations are good for local communities

    During the last weekend in September, Centerville hosts a local festival called Pancake Day. It’s similar to Creston’s Balloon Days in that there’s a ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 11:17 am
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