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  • Creston man in critical condition after helicopter crash

    MACEDONIA — Authorities have released the name of the pilot involved in Saturday's helicopter crash in western Iowa. The pilot was Christopher Moore, ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 3:12 pm
  • Severe weather possible across SW Iowa tonight

    Severe weather including tornadoes, hail and flash flooding are possible this evening as a strong storm system moves through Iowa.
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 2:53 pm
  • County hires new VA director

    After tabling the motion for a week to review the board's involvement in the hiring process, the Union County Board of Supervisors voted 2-1 to accept ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 3:12 pm
  • Ricks-Staggs Scholarship winners recognized

    Seven college students will be recognized during the Afton United Methodist Church services Sept. 14. These seven are recipients of the first Ricks-St ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 1:04 pm
  • Photo package: Orient Pumpkin Days

    Orient’s annual Pumpkin Days celebration included a 5K run and walk, parade, sand volleyball tournament, adult bags tournament and much, much more. Th ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 2:14 pm
  • 2 Iowa women get married after 72 years together

    DAVENPORT (AP) — More than seven decades after beginning their relationship, Vivian Boyack and Alice "Nonie" Dubes have gotten married.
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 2:47 pm
  • Iowa officials say pheasant population rebounding

    DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa's pheasant population has rebounded, with the latest annual count of the birds showing the highest numbers since 2008, accordin ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 2:46 pm
  • The Salt Company is coming to Creston

    After more than 40 years of ministry on the Iowa State University campus, The Salt Company is coming to Creston. This college ministry focuses on empo ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 12:18 pm
  • Pilot hurt in SW Iowa helicopter crash

    MACEDONIA (AP) — The pilot of a crop-dusting helicopter is being treated for injuries after crashing in western Iowa over the weekend.
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 2:43 pm
  • Record rainfall and cool temps slow fall harvest

    A range of six to 14 inches of total rain in the month of August across the Creston News Advertiser coverage area has saturated the soils enough to ge ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 3:21 pm
  • Escaped Decatur County inmate found in camper

    LEON — An inmate — who escaped from Decatur County Jail Friday — was captured by local and state law enforcement officers shortly before midnight Satu ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 3:04 pm
  • Huffman resigns from Creston Library Board

    A Creston Library Board member resigned during their meeting Monday at Gibson Memorial Library.Calvi ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 11:51 am
  • Library to host open house to introduce iPad Air

    The Gibson Memorial Library, 200 W. Howard St., is a recipient of an Elevate Iowa Grant. The funds were used to purchase an iPad Air. The iPad has ap ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • Homestead Assisted Living and Memory Care celebrates the 'Magic of Music'

    In observance of National Assisted Living Week, Sept. 7-13, Homestead Assisted Living and Memory Care will host a series of events developed as a spec ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • Throwback Thursday

    Today is Sept. 4, 2014, the 247th day of the year. There are 118 days left in 2014. Below are news items from the Creston News Advertiser for this wee ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 5:40 pm
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    Do you plan to get a flu shot this year?