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  • Throwback Thursday

    Today is Jan. 22, the 22nd day of the year. There are 343 days left in 2015. Below are news items from the Creston News Advertiser for this week (Jan. ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 3:35 pm
  • SWCC sets public hearing for new health sim lab

    Southwestern Community College Board of Directors approved a March 10 public hearing to continue with construction of a health care simulation lab dur ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:59 am
  • Bleacher construction in safe room approved

    Creston School Board members approved the continuation of construction in the form of bleachers in the Creston elementary and middle school safe room ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 1:25 pm
  • Branstad wants private care companies to help run Medicaid

    DES MOINES (AP) — A privately managed care company or set of companies will help run Iowa’s Medicaid program under a plan introduced by Gov. Terry Bra ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • Shy of votes, House GOP drops planned vote on abortion bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With thousands of anti-abortion protesters in town, Republicans are ready to push legislation through the House designed to please t ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • Valentine cookie bouquets available

    Friends of the Library will again be selling Valentine cookie bouquets.Bouquets available include: s ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 10:43 am
  • John Wayne Birthplace Museum to hold grand opening

    WINTERSET — Over the past 30 years, more than one million visitors have journeyed to historic Madison County to tour the modest four-room home where A ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 10:42 am
  • Creston students take eighth in auto skills contest

    ANKENY — Two Creston High School students captured eighth place in the 23rd annual (DMACC)/Iowa Automobile Dealers Association (IADA) Automotive Skill ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 10:41 am
  • Genealogical Society meeting Monday

    Union County Genealogical Society will meet 6 p.m. Monday at Gibson Memorial Library in Creston. The ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 12:49 pm
  • Patrick E. Marks named National Investors Advisor of the Year

    R. Joe Smith, President and CEO of National Investors, announced this week that Patrick E. Marks was named the National Investors Advisor of the Year.
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 12:49 pm
  • ISU Extension, Select Sires, Agrarian team up to offer advanced bull selection clinics

    KNOXVILLE — The columns of information in semen and bull sale catalogs seem to get larger and more complex every season. Genetics and genomics can cer ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 12:49 pm
  • Sign up for conservation planning assistance by Feb. 2

    Iowa producers and landowners who sign up for voluntary conservation planning assistance at the Greenfield Field Office by Feb. 2 will receive priorit ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 12:43 pm
  • Volunteer food bank, customer service workers needed

    Christiana Iyagbaye Sr. Memorial Foundation, a "caring and can-do" not-for-profit corporation, is in need of volunteers to work its food bank and char ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 12:36 pm
  • Iowa Sen. Ernst promises GOP focus on Americans' concerns

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The new Republican Congress understands Americans’ suffering from the economy, health care system and Washington gridlock and will s ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • City's franchise fee passes first reading

    The first reading of the city's franchise fee passed 4-3 Tuesday evening, despite strong push back from citizens and business owners.
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Reader Poll

    Who will win this year's Super Bowl?
    New England Patriots
    Seattle Seahawks
    I don't care. I watch for the commercials.