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  • Jerusalem to host Lenten study

    Jerusalem United Methodist Church, located at 1965 REA Road, is hosting a Lenten Bible study titled "The Lord is Our Salvation," beginning 6 p.m. Ash ...
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 11:11 am
  • Macksburg Methodist Church to host pancake supper

    MACKSBURG — Macksburg United Methodist Church will host a pancake supper 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Free will offering will be collected.
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 11:11 am
  • Quiet zone: City awaits FRA approval on object marker plans

    The train whistles are still blowing in uptown Creston. That's because progress on the traffic safety improvements required for the Quiet Zone has bee ...
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • Throwback Thursday

    Today is Feb. 5, the 36th day of the year. There are 329 days left in 2015. Below are news items from the Creston News Advertiser for this week (Feb. ...
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 11:47 am
  • Creston, Afton VFW discuss merging posts

    Creston Veterans of Foreign Affairs (VFW) Post 1797 is actively working with Afton VFW Post 8882 on merging the two posts together to help strengthen ...
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 10:36 am
  • Franchise fee doesn't pass second reading

    The city's proposed franchise fee failed to pass the second reading Tuesday evening. Creston City Council voted 4-3 against the fee with "no" votes co ...
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 9:27 am
  • Free screenings offered at Ringgold County Hospital

    MOUNT AYR — In an effort to support healthy living in southwest Iowa, Ringgold County Hospital will be once again offering free cholesterol screenings ...
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 12:46 pm
  • Habitat for Humanity benefit dance to be held on Valentine’s Day

    Bring your Valentine to the Chicken Inn 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 14. The Chicken Inn is located three miles west of Creston on Highway 34.
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 12:45 pm
  • First 2015 legislative coffee to be held

    Creston Chamber of Commerce would like to invite the public to attend the first legislative coffee of the 2015 legislative session Saturday at the con ...
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 12:40 pm
  • Promotions announced at First National Bank's annual meeting

    Randy Huewe, president/CEO of First National Bank, has announced the following staff promotions that were approved at the bank’s annual meeting Jan. 2 ...
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 12:39 pm
  • Area teachers receive grants to support agriculture learning

    WEST DES MOINES — The Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation (IALF) has awarded 179 grants to schools throughout Iowa to support the integration of agri ...
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 12:38 pm
  • College news

    University ofNorthern IowaCEDAR FALLS — New alumni were added to the roster of graduates of the Univ ...
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 12:34 pm
  • GRMC to have same tax asking for 13th straight year

    For the 13th consecutive year, Greater Regional Medical Center will not raise taxes in Union County. GRMC has a tax asking of $1.15 million in their 2 ...
    Feb. 3, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Supervisors approve 'fair' raise for elected officials

    The Union County Board of Supervisors voted 2-1 to approve two of the three sections of the compensation board's recommendation for elected officials' ...
    Feb. 3, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • SWCC, Central Decatur teach basketball skills to Special Olympics athletes

    On Jan. 24, South Central Special Olympics held a basketball skills competition at Creston Middle School. There were 95 athletes from 18 different del ...
    Feb. 3, 2015 - 11:51 am
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