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  • Monday elected Supervisors chairman for 2015

    The Union County Board of Supervisors met Friday at the Union County Courthouse to elect a new chairman for the 2015 calendar year and get organized f ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • Arctic blast likely to cause damage in Midwest wheat belt

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Arctic air pushing into the nation’s Midwest wheat belt later this week is expected to cause some winterkill damage to wheat fiel ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • Afton teenagers reported missing

    Three teenagers were reported missing Monday from their homes in Afton. According to Afton Police Chief John Coulter, Afton Police Department took a m ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 10:55 am
  • Officials investigate death of Iowa boy diagnosed with flu

    DES MOINES (AP) — Public health officials are investigating the death of a 7-year-old Iowa boy who was diagnosed with influenza.
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • Jumpstart Jam gives preview for YMCA fitness classes

    The Southern Prairie YMCA is working to help people stay motivated for their New Year's fitness resolutions with Jumpstart Jam 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturd ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • Creston's first baby of 2015

    The first baby of the new year has already been released from Greater Regional Medical Center and is home safe with his parents.
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Bitter cold hits southwest Iowa Wednesday

    A wind chill warning has been issued by National Weather Service (NWS) from midnight to noon Wednesday for much of Iowa, including Union County.
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 2:19 pm
  • College news

    Graceland UniversityLAMONI — The honor roll lists for Graceland University’s 2014 fall term have bee ...
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 12:04 pm
  • Chris Christie to attend Branstad's inauguration

    DES MOINES (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be in Iowa next week to attend Gov. Terry Branstad’s inauguration.
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • Strong dollar makes world travel cheaper for Americans

    DALLAS (AP) — If you’ve been putting off a trip abroad because it’s too expensive, start packing your bags.
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • Progress continues on Creston bus barn

    Progress continues on Creston Community School District's bus barn. The bus barn, located northeast of the original site, is starting to look like a b ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Man loses wedding ring he's worn faithfully since '45

    HAMPTON (AP) — A Hampton man who's been married for nearly 70 years has lost his wedding ring.Alvin ...
    Jan. 5, 2015 - 1:35 pm
  • Today's snowstorm to bring 1 to 3 inches

    A snowstorm expected to hit southwest Iowa this afternoon will bring 1 to 3 inches of snowfall — according to the latest report from National Weather ...
    Jan. 5, 2015 - 11:50 am
  • Jury selection gets underway in marathon bombing trial

    BOSTON (AP) — The judge overseeing Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s (joh-HAHR’ tsahr-NEYE’-ehvz) trial says it will begin on Jan. 2 ...
    Jan. 5, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Iowa officials slow to implement medical marijuana oil law

    DAVENPORT (AP) — Iowa officials have been moving slowly to implement a law allowing for an extract of marijuana to be used for medical treatment, and ...
    Jan. 5, 2015 - 11:08 am
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