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  • Paulsen: A little time spent with the governor this week

    I accompanied a group of Creston businessmen this week to a meeting with Gov. Terry Branstad.They ta ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • PETERSON: Pettit appreciates life-saving actions, widespread concern

    I had arrived at Atlantic High School about 6 p.m. Monday for a busy night covering the district doubleheader there, including the Creston vs. Harlan ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 3:48 pm
  • Too many meds?

    From Richard BrammerLenoxRecently I took a friend who was living at a care center to a cafe for brea ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • Come to Cromwell ladies luncheon

    From Betty LynamCrestonMy former classmates and I went to Cromwell Feb. 12 for their dinner of beef ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • Poolman: U.S. in comparison to international education

    Recently, I’ve read stories about the nation’s education system, and the different pieces of legislation being considered to improve and expand gradua ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 11:56 am
  • I see a pattern

    From Larry L. Moreland • Creston | I see a pattern in this town that is not the same in other towns in this area.
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Wilson: Touting our Tout videos as state wrestling approaches

    I have some exciting news. No, "Fifty Shades of Grey" hasn't arrived at Creston Strand Theatre yet fellas. I know how badly you want tickets to that f ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 4:27 pm
  • Paulsen: Lots to do this Valentine's weekend

    Valentine’s Day falls on Saturday this year. It looks like a lot of restaurants are going to have plenty going on both on Friday and Saturday night to ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 10:56 am
  • Upset

    From Marsha WilsonCrestonAt this very second I am crying, mad, upset and just do not understand peop ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 10:55 am
  • McDermott: 2015-2016 school calendar development

    Recently we have begun to build a school calendar for next school year. As you may have heard, Governor Branstad has commanded Dr. Brad Buck, Director ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 10:31 am
  • Answer is not always higher taxes, fees

    From Jim MorrisCrestonOn behalf of the vast majority of the rural residents of Union County, I wish ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 10:30 am
  • PETERSON: Coach Howard remembered for intensity, generosity

    Sometimes it truly is a small world. As a kid my dad would take me to Fort Dodge High and Iowa Centr ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Creston Chamber of Commerce happenings

    Creston Chamber of Commerce wears many different hats. I know many people view the chamber as an organization working primarily for and promoting and ...
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 10:39 am
  • Poolman: Unboiled eggs leads to improved scientific process

    Can you imagine boiling an egg while you whip up breakfast one morning, and then deciding you would rather have pancakes, so you unboil that egg?
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 10:39 am
  • Scare tactics

    From Jeanette MelhuishCrestonI see from the Creston News Advertiser article in Wednesday, Jan 28th’s ...
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • Reader Poll

    Should state budget cuts include closing mental health facilities in Iowa?
    Yes, if needed
    No. More money should be put toward mental health, not less
    Not sure