• GRMC Auxiliary awards $5,000 in scholarships

    Greater Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recently awarded five $1,000 scholarships to area applicants pursuing careers in health care.
    April 22, 2014 - 11:56 am
  • Iowa CCI discusses concerns with expanding swine facilities

    GREENFIELD — More than 30 concerned individuals and members of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (CCI) met with Iowa Department of Natural Resou ...
    April 22, 2014 - 3:03 pm
  • Habitat for Humanity raises money at tip night

    On April 10, Habitat for Humanity of Union County and The Pizza Ranch partnered to help provide safe, affordable housing in Union County by having a t ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:54 am
  • Afton City Council requests speed reduction on Old Hwy 34

    AFTON — An increase in pedestrian traffic along Old Highway 34 on their way to Afton Lake has forced the Afton City Council and Union County Board of ...
    April 22, 2014 - 3:03 pm
  • Volunteers still needed at Creston/Union County Visitor Center

    Creston/Union County Tourism is currently seeking volunteers to help staff the Creston/Union County Visitor Center, 626 New York Ave.
    April 22, 2014 - 10:30 am
  • YMCA to host Healthy Kids Day Saturday

    To kick-start physical activity and learning now and throughout the summer – a critical out-of-school time for kids – on Saturday the Southern Prairie ...
    April 21, 2014 - 12:32 pm
  • Take a high tech treasure hunt

    Union County Boy Scout Troop No. 129 learned an unusual lesson in technology — outside. This March, the scouts participated in a high-tech treasure hu ...
    April 21, 2014 - 12:32 pm
  • 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 this week (Ap ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:46 am
  • Iowa Public Radio requests funding boost

    (MCT) — A change in the leadership of Iowa Public Radio last year hampered fundraising efforts and h ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • Iowa by trail

    A new smartphone application will provide trail users across the state of Iowa the ability to find and document their experiences on the state's more ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:26 am
  • New business manager to be hired for Creston Schools

    Creston Superintendent Steve McDermott announced during Creston School District's regularly scheduled meeting that the district was in search of a new ...
    April 18, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • Pay It Forward week to start Monday

    Southwestern Community College is hosting Pay It Forward week starting Monday. There will be events throughout the week related to "paying it forward, ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • Miss Iowa tells students to look past differences

    (MCT) — Nicole Kelly may have been born without a left forearm, but that didn’t stop her from partic ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:01 am
  • New study shows wine industry surging in Iowa

    (MCT) — The Iowa wine industry has seen jumps in production and consumption in recent years, and the ...
    April 16, 2014 - 11:13 am
  • Chronic wasting disease found in wild deer

    OTTUMWA (MCT) — Since 2002, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources has collected more than 50,000 ...
    April 16, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • Reader Poll

    Should the Veishea celebrations in Ames be cancelled indefinitely?