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  • Deployed to employed: Union County receives "Home Base Iowa" designation

    Iowa legislators have agreed the best way to thank veterans for their service is to help provide a smooth transition back into civilian life.
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 3:43 pm
  • Day 4: Trial winding down, Green back on stand today

    CORYDON — There were a few tense moments from cross examination during the fourth day of the civil case Steve Green vs. City of Creston, Water Works B ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 3:43 pm
  • Interview with St. Nick

    With less than two weeks until Christmas, Santa Claus is making a final appearance in Creston 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Creston's Restored Depot on b ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 3:53 pm
  • Update: Lockdown lifted at Southwestern Community College

    Officials have lifted a lockdown imposed on the dorms at Southwestern Community College in Creston. ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 11:37 am
  • Paulsen: Two weeks away from Christmas Day

    You only have two weeks from today before Christmas Day arrives. That's plenty of time for you experienced shoppers out there to get your shopping don ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 11:54 am
  • Throwback Thursday

    Today is Dec. 11, the 345th day of the year. There are 20 days left in 2014. Below are news items from the Creston News Advertiser for this week (Dec. ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 11:59 am
  • City considering 5 percent franchise fee

    Your Alliant Energy bill will likely go up in 2015. Last week, Creston City Council visited with Keith Sherman of Alliant Energy about implementing a ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 2:20 pm
  • Audit reports takes center stage in Green trial

    Two hours and 30 minutes. That is approximately how long former Draper, Snodgrass and Mikkelsen employee Randy Cook spent on the witness stand, takin ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • Exchange programs looking for area representatives

    ASSE International Student Exchange Program is seeking representatives to work with volunteer host families and international exchange students in you ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • Surviving the Holidays for those in grief

    GriefShare will host a seminar to help those dealing with grief during the holidays 6:30 p.m. today at Crest Baptist Church, 1211 N. Poplar St.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • The Miracle of Jesus family event planned

    The Miracle of Jesus, a family event for children and parents or grandparents, will be held 6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 29 and 30 in the fellowship hall at Fi ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • Gaylen Sudik and Friends to perform

    Gaylen Sudik and Friends band, directed by Gaylen Sudik of Creston, will have multiple performances this month. The play band plays all over Iowa and ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • 'Mommies of Angels' donates new playground equipment to park

    Rainbow Park just received a major upgrade thanks to Mommies of Angels, Endow Union County and McKinley Park Restoration Fund.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 11:36 am
  • Year-long salute to soil underscores need to focus on its health

    DES MOINES — It’s responsible for nearly all life on the planet, but rarely gets the respect it deserves. On Dec. 5, this living and life-giving resou ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 12:50 pm
  • Adkins joins DNR AmeriCorps staff

    Kaly Adkins has started a DNR AmeriCorps position serving Madison and Union counties as a private lands habitat specialist.
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 12:49 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Creston City Council is considering implementing a franchise fee on all Alliant gas and electric customers within city limits? What percentage should they set the franchise fee at?
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