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  • Jurors find Iowa woman not guilty of 2 killings in 1983

    WATERLOO (AP) — An Iowa woman was acquitted of two counts of first-degree murder Friday in the slayings of her husband and his girlfriend more than 30 ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 10:43 am
  • 'Birdman' tops Oscars defined by advocacy, originality

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood is smarter than you thought. Whether by design or chance, the 87th Academy Awards elegantly and subtly shifted the tone o ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 10:44 am
  • Pettit discharged from hospital; family issues statement

    DES MOINES — Creston/Orient-Macksburg wrestler Tayler Pettit was discharged from Mercy Medical Center late Sunday afternoon.
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Friends of the Library to host scrapbooking event

    Friends of the Creston Public Library will be having a scrapbooking event fundraiser 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 27 and 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Quil ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • CHS calendar

    Feb. 23-28MondayNational FFA Week10 a.m. varsity boys and girls state bowling at Plaza Lanes (Des Mo ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • Club news

    Kent Dinner ClubKent Dinner Club met Feb. 12 with 11 attending at The Windrow.The next meeting will ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 11:32 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsDateMenu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Pesik family leaves $3 million in farmland to Holy Spirit Parish

    When 440 acres of farmland sold for more than $3 million this January, a family with a legacy of giving had made its final contribution to Holy Spirit ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • House panel OKs bill that would add fine arts to Iowa Core

    DES MOINES (AP) — A bill that would add fine arts to Iowa’s mandated education curriculum for K-12 students advanced through a House panel Thursday, t ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 10:46 am
  • Half-million of Wal-Mart's US workers to get pay raises

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is hoping its decision to boost workers’ paychecks will help it boost its bottom line.
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 11:44 am
  • Senate panel OKs bill that would ban most calls in cars

    DES MOINES (AP) — A bill that would ban a person in Iowa from holding a cellphone and talking while driving advanced through a Senate panel Thursday, ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 10:40 am
  • FDA issues warning as peanuts found in cumin spice

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of products are being pulled from store shelves after traces of peanut were found in ground cumin spice — a life-threatenin ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 10:40 am
  • Union leader says layoffs planned at Iowa mental hospitals

    DES MOINES (AP) — Layoffs will begin in March at mental hospitals in Mount Pleasant and Clarinda, despite efforts by some legislators to keep the cent ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 10:40 am
  • USDA: Iowa farm numbers decline by 500 in 2014 to 88,000

    DES MOINES (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in a new report that the number of farms in Iowa continues to slide.
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 10:40 am
  • Throwback Thursday

    Today is Feb. 19, the 50th day of the year. There are 315 days left in 2015. Below are news items from the Creston News Advertiser for this week (Feb. ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 12:04 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Should state budget cuts include closing mental health facilities in Iowa?
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