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  • Poolman: Disney adds interesting twists to modern movies

    On Saturday, I was invited to Des Moines with my friend Shawna Creveling because she needed to get some shopping done and didn't want to go alone.
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 2:06 pm
  • Save Creston from the job killer – part 2

    From Tiffany JacksonCrestonEditor’s note: This is the second of a two-part letter written by Tiffany ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Understanding the franchise fee

    From Jim StalkerCrestonBoy, am I glad I didn’t send off another one of my famously screwed up letter ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Save Creston from the job killer

    From Tiffany JacksonCrestonEditor’s note: This is the first of a two-part letter written by Tiffany ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 8:33 am
  • Salute to our veterans

    From Marion Chubick, U.S. Army veteranCrestonOur area veterans deserve recognition for their sacrifi ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 2:03 pm
  • Thoughts on the franchise fee from Mayor Warren Woods

    Franchise fee information: This cannot be explained in a 30 second sound bite so please bear with me as you read this.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 2:03 pm
  • Paulsen: Nice to see our past state Senator on the GOP response

    It was good to see Joni Ernst — our new Iowa senator — on the GOP response Tuesday night. She did a nice job of presenting the Republican viewpoint. I ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • Money out of taxpayers' pocket

    From Karon FinnCrestonTax: a compulsory contribution, usually of money that is required for the supp ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • Tiny tidbits of my technical terminology of gadgets or 'just plain cool stuff'

    From Birdie SandemanCrestonGazing overhead at the flying ducks and geese quickly reminds me another ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • No franchise fee, keep LOST tax

    From Darlene LoudonCrestonI am concerned as a lot of people are about this 5 percent franchise fee. ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Waddingham: Remembering my white-knuckled commute in an oversized suit

    Temperatures hoovered around zero as I cautiously made my way through rush hour traffic in Des Moines. My knuckles were flushed from gripping the stee ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Thank you from Food for Life, you are God's helping hands

    From Ruby Stephens • Shannon City | You wonderful people in Union County help your neighbor and friends through the meat that is donated to the food p ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 11:52 am
  • Prom preparation begins

    From Peg Krambeck Eblen and Tracey Lauer • Creston | It’s time to start planning for Creston High School’s after prom activities!
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 11:49 am
  • CNA editorial: 5 percent on our energy bill for next 25 years is too much

    The city of Creston is looking at renewing their Alliant Energy contract early. The reason: To add a new fee to the contract to help out the city’s bu ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 12:58 pm
  • The passing of Senate File 295

    From Karon FinnCrestonRecently I read an account of Senate File 295 passed in 2013 in Iowa. It is sa ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 9:53 am
  • Reader Poll

    Who will win this year's Super Bowl?
    New England Patriots
    Seattle Seahawks
    I don't care. I watch for the commercials.