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  • September teal season bonus opportunity for Iowa hunters

    Iowa’s new 16-day statewide early teal season beginning Sept. 6 will provide waterfowlers an opportunity to hunt this fast-flying early migrant before ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Sports briefs

    Kickoff cookoutThe annual Creston/O-M Kickoff Cookout will be held Saturday at Crestmoor Golf Club.S ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Panther boys ranked 14th

    Creston opens the cross country season ranked 14th in Class 3A boys by the Iowa Association of Track Coaches.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • New coach harbors high hopes for young SWCC squad

    Never mind that all but one player, and the coach, are gone from last year's upstart Southwestern volleyball team that charged to a fifth-place finish ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Outdoor news

    Most of the campsites with electricity in Iowa state parks available for reservation have been snapped up for weeks ahead of the Labor Day holiday.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Heelan opens as Western Iowa football leader

    OMAHA — Defending state champion Sioux City Bishop Heelan, a first-round playoff winner over Creston/O-M, opens the 2014 season as the Class 4A/3A top ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 2:11 am
  • Barrel racing series winners named

    AFTON — Series end awards were presented after the final two events of the Union County Saddle Club's 3D Can Chase Series (barrel racing) on July 28 a ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:53 pm
  • Nation's prep baseball wins leader retires

    CEDAR RAPIDS — A 45-year baseball coaching career of high school kids officially came to an end Monday night when Gene Schultz tendered his resignatio ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 2:08 am
  • Golf league scores

    PINE VALLEYMen’s Thursday LeagueAug. 14Team ScorePine Valley 142Calvin-Willets 134Knuth-Lett 132Madi ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 2:08 am
  • New coach Lorensen takes over as SWCC AD

    Todd Lorensen, Southwestern Community College's new men's basketball coach, has also been named the new athletic director and fundraiser.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 12:34 am
  • Larry Van Cleve – Creston

    Larry Van Cleve, 67, of Creston died Aug. 21, 2014, at his home in Creston. Services are pending at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 and ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 10:43 am
  • Lowell Schaefer – Diagonal

    Lowell Schaefer, 90, of Diagonal died Aug. 20, 2014, at Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • Patricia Genners – Kansas City, Mo.

    Patricia (Pat) Genners, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister, died peacefully at Northcare Hospice House on August 16, 2014, in Kansas City, M ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 10:42 am
  • Cynthia Ray – Creston

    Cynthia Ray, 61, of Creston died Aug. 21, 2014, at Greater Regional Hospice Home. Services are pending at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 3 ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 10:43 am
  • Jeanne Steffen – Stuart

    Jeanne Steffen, 83, of Stuart died Aug. 12, 2014. A memorial service for Jeanne will be held at a later date. Duhn Funeral Home is in charge of arran ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:32 am
  • Rev. John Emerson – Fontanelle

    The Rev. John Emerson, 69, of Knoxville, formerly of Fontanelle, died Aug. 7, 2014, at Knoxville Hospital in Knoxville. Memorial services will be hel ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • Jack Shimer – Creston

    Jack “Weasel” Shimer, 66, of Creston died Aug. 14, 2014, at Greater Regional Medical Center. Celebration of life services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Aug ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 12:16 pm
  • Donald Trenkle – Creston

    Donald “Pete” Trenkle, 90, of Creston died Aug. 12, 2014, at Crest Haven Care Centre. Celebration of Life Mass will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 8:08 am
  • Bob Kesterson – Birmingham, Ala.

    Robert (Bob) Allen Kesterson, 73, of Birmingham, Al passed away on Sunday, August 10, 2014. Memorial donations may be made to a favorite charity or B ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 8:08 am
  • Don Trenkle – Creston

    Donald Trenkle, 90, of Creston died Aug. 12, 2014, at Crest Haven Care Centre. Services are pending at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 a ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • Police

    MiscellaneousAccident, 7:02 a.m., Wednesday, North Oak Street.Animal call, 9:34 a.m., Wednesday, Nor ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousAlarm, 11:28 a.m., Wednesday, West Townline Street.Medical, 2:11 p.m., Wednesday, West ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • Lenox Police

    Jose Govea, 18, of Lenox was charged on a Madison County warrant for violation of a no-contact order ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:28 pm
  • Police

    Chad Sterling Cozad, 24, 511 N. Elm St. Apt. 2, was charged with operating while intoxicated, posses ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:24 pm
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 3:40 p.m., Monday, Livingston Avenue.Medical, 7:04 a.m., Tuesday, West Montgom ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:24 pm
  • Accident

    No citations were issued after an accident 7:48 p.m. Aug. 13 at East Union High School.According to ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 10:14 am
  • Afton Police

    Information on no contact order, 10:19 a.m. Aug. 11.Juvenile matter, 4:04 p.m. Aug. 11.Information, ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 10:16 am
  • Sheriff

    Mary Ellen James of Grand River reported an alternator from an IH 1066 tractor, tool box with miscellaneous tools,s bolts for duels, log chain, batter ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:06 am
  • Accidents

    No citations were issued after an accident 4:04 p.m. Friday at the intersection of South Elm and Wes ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:06 am
  • Lenox Police

    Bryan Garcia, 19, of Lenox was charged with public intoxication and minor in possession of alcohol 1 ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:26 am
  • Lost friend's legacy making a difference

    I still remember the gut-wrenching feeling, the way my heart sank, the utter disbelief and then the way I felt absolutely nothing after hearing the ne ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Response to city council vote

    From Creston Library Board • Creston | The library board members were disappointed by the city council decision to sell the Lincoln School property de ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 1:04 pm
  • Stumbled onto the truth

    From Don Narigon • Ellston | I want to thank Monica McCarthy in urging people to vote Republican. Yes, it is a compliment to have Chuck Grassley as he ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 1:03 pm
  • Poolman: The cost of children

    Recently, I have been seeing news stories pop up about raising children and how much it costs to do that. Having children is one of the furthest thin ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 2:26 pm
  • Wilson: Have you noticed the change?

    I need to start this column out with an announcement.Perhaps you noticed.Last week, the letters AP r ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • Work toward the library, cultural center should continue

    From Joshua BorgmannCrestonIn recent weeks, there has been much discussion over whether the Lincoln ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Library perspectives from a ‘newcomer’

    From Janna Tull SteedCrestonShortly after I moved here in 1995, the Creston Library was a major issu ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Dear citizens

    From Brian ZacharyCrestonPlease do not allow the city to sell the Lincoln School out from under the ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • I can smell a battle coming

    From Jim StalkerCrestonI can smell a battle coming. The city has chosen to let Lincoln School go to ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Paulsen: The end of summer is fast approaching

    The true end of summer is still a month away. But — with most schools opening up next week — the unofficial ending to summer is upon us. This has been ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • Club news

    Ladies Lakeshore AuxiliaryLadies Lakeshore Auxiliary met Aug. 6.Canasta winners were Maxine May, fir ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsAug. 18-22Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782 ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Creston mealsAug. 11-15Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782 ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 11:01 am
  • Reunion

    McFee ReunionDescendants of Alexander McFee gathered in Creston the weekend of Aug. 2-3. Donna McFee ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Club news

    TOPS 1338TOPS 1338 Creston meets Mondays at 5 p.m. for weigh-in and meeting at 5:30 p.m.July 14 the ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 10:10 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsAug. 4-8Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2 ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • Club news

    Ladies Lakeshore AuxiliaryLadies Lakeshore Auxiliary met July 23.Canasta winners were Loretta Kelly, ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsJuly 28-Aug. 1Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641 ...
    July 25, 2014 - 12:10 pm
  • Reunions

    CHS Class of 1974The class of 1974 held their 40th class reunion on the Fourth of July weekend in Cr ...
    July 25, 2014 - 12:09 pm
  • Club news

    Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary met July 16.Canasta winners were Mary Kline, f ...
    July 25, 2014 - 12:08 pm

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