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  • 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
  • AK-SAR-BEN carcass results released

    GREENFIELD — Adair County 4-H’er Beau Weinheimer of Greenfield earned sixth place and a purple rating with his swine carcass entry at the 2014 4-H AK- ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 12:49 pm
  • Greater Regional Outreach Public Health moves down the hall

    In October, nearly 2,000 patients visited Greater Regional Outreach-Public Health where they received a flu shot, child immunization, allergy shot or ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 12:49 pm
  • Ward fundraiser a success

    On Wednesday evening, The Pizza Ranch, Habitat for Humanity of Union County and Thrivent Financial teamed up to present a tip night for the purpose of ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 12:48 pm
  • Iyagbaye Foundation celebrates sixth anniversary with bowling event

    Christiana Iyagbaye Sr. Memorial Foundation is celebrating its sixth anniversary with a bowling event Dec. 19 at Pine Valley in Creston.
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 12:46 pm
  • Damewood named Volunteer of the Month

    The Volunteer Center of Southern Iowa (VCSI) named the November recipient of the Volunteer of the Month Award. In keeping with Governor Branstad’s “Wh ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 12:45 pm
  • Official: Iowans will use app to show license

    DES MOINES (AP) — Need to show your driver’s license? In Iowa, there will soon be an app for that.A ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 11:58 am
  • 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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