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  • PETERSON: Unexpected drama unfolds during intense rivalry game

    I rushed out of my team's practice late Tuesday afternoon, because I knew it shaped up as a busy night of News Advertiser sports work.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:11 pm
  • Poolman: Rage, rage against the dying of the light

    A week or so ago, I was sitting in a movie theater, the lights low and the sounds of people munching popcorn reverberating through the room. Then, whe ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:17 am
  • Cromwell Road is much improved

    From John Judd • Cromwell | A hearty THANK YOU! THANK YOU to the Union County engineer and supervisors for the facilitation of the Cromwell Road impro ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 5:08 pm
  • Waddingham: And miles to go before I sleep

    The second hand is falling fast past 3 a.m. and sleep still seems like a distant goal as I finally returned to my apartment this morning.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 5:07 pm
  • Support Cromwell Church dinners

    From Dr. Larry W. Hicks • Creston | For those who have not already eaten lunch at the Cromwell Congregational Church, folks in the Creston area and s ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 12:41 pm
  • Help keep bus barn hill clean

    From Jacqueline Hartman • Creston | To those who sled on bus barn hill: Welcome to our neighborhood. Hope you have a fun time, but please, please pick ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 11:55 am
  • Paulsen: Two weeks away from Christmas Day

    You only have two weeks from today before Christmas Day arrives. That's plenty of time for you experienced shoppers out there to get your shopping don ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 11:54 am
  • Thank you

    From Cathy Seddon, SIRHA • Creston | SIRHA would like to thank the following businesses for their donations to our annual Public Housing Winterfest; B ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 12:03 pm
  • The problem with automated phone systems

    From Jim Stalker • Creston | I've about had it with automated phone systems. Without going into the push this push that frustrations, I'd just like to ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 12:02 pm
  • McDermott: Prescott and Creston School consolidation update

    The process moves forward for the April special election giving the voting public the choice on whether to combine the Creston and Prescott School Dis ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 3:11 pm
  • Salute to our veterans

    From Marion E. Chubick • U.S. Army Veteran | Our area veterans deserve recognition for their sacrifice and great service to our country. I will be sub ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 3:10 pm
  • Thoughts on Iowa School Board Association Convention

    From Ron Dunphy • Creston | A report on my attendance (publicly funded) at the recent Iowa School Board Association Convention and Delegate Assembly ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 3:08 pm
  • Creston Chamber of Commerce happenings

    It seems hard to believe that November has passed and that Christmas will soon be here, and then we welcome in 2015. As we approach the end of 2014, I ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 10:50 am
  • Poolman: Being respectful is still important

    During Thanksgiving and the following weekend, I spent my time with my mom's family in Auburn, and dad's family in Parkersburg and Clarion. Saturday I ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 3:13 pm
  • Special Olympics thanks you

    From Randall Romesburg, Special Olympics coachCrestonOur community needs to give themselves a pat on ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:08 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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