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  • Valentine's Day: A lesson in longevity and love

    As a youngster, Kyle Blevins would peruse through his relatives' photo collections and would consistently come across a picture of a young, smiling co ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 11:48 am
  • 'Unfortunate' situation: Seid advocates for local control in school start dates

    It's looking like it's going to be an Aug. 23 compromise when it comes to the school start date fiasco that has plagued the Iowa Legislature this legi ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Southwest Valley speech competes at state contest

    CORNING — Southwest Valley speech students competed at state contest Feb. 7 at West Des Moines Valley.
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 11:48 am
  • Annual soil health conference to be held Feb. 24

    LENOX — Taylor County Soil and Water Conservation (SWCD), in conjunction with S.A.R.E., and Adams, Ringgold and Union counties SWCD will host their an ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 11:48 am
  • SWCC vocal jazz to be featured at Warren Center

    GREENFIELD — Top-flight vocal talent from Southwestern Community College will grace the stage at Warren Cultural Center, 154 Public Square, Greenfield ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 11:45 am
  • Estate, retirement planning seminar offered

    An estate and retirement planning seminar will be held 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at Afton Care Center, 508 W. Pearl St., Afton. Special guest speaker ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 11:44 am
  • Sign up for Family Storyteller program

    Union County Extension is holding a Family Storyteller program. This is a six-week literacy program for preschoolers and their families.
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • Lawmakers consider permitting more fireworks sales in Iowa

    DES MOINES (AP) — July 4th celebrations could get colorful in Iowa under proposed legislation that would legalize more fireworks sales in the state.
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 10:57 am
  • Iowa Senate panel gives preliminary OK to fuel tax increase

    DES MOINES (AP) — A bill to hike Iowa’s fuel tax to pay for road improvements got preliminary approval Wednesday in the Iowa Senate.
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 10:57 am
  • House panel turns down bill on mountain lion protection

    DES MOINES (AP) — A House panel on Wednesday declined to advance a bill that would have made it illegal in many instances to kill a mountain lion in I ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 10:57 am
  • Kickstart to the red carpet

    Jeremy Fox grew up surrounded by jazz, folk and rock music, which became only part of who he is today. Fox, a former Southwestern Community College in ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 4:27 pm
  • Throwback Thursday

    Today is Feb. 12, the 43rd day of the year. There are 322 days left in 2015. Below are news items from the Creston News Advertiser for this week (Feb. ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • Supervisors' budget lowers tax levy 35 cents

    The county's levy is expected to drop 35 cents for fiscal year 2015-16 with the Union County Board of Supervisor's proposed budget. A public hearing i ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 4:14 pm
  • Iowa lawmakers approve different bills on early school start

    DES MOINES (AP) — Bills that differ on when Iowa school districts can start fall classes advanced Wednesday in the Legislature, a sign that lawmakers ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 10:54 am
  • February Fling event planned

    LENOX — February Fling, a vendor craft fair and fundraiser, will be held 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 21 at Lenox American Legion Hall, 106 W. Ohio St. There ...
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 11:30 am
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