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  • National VFW essay contest under way

    Each year, nearly 140,000 high school and middle school students participate in the VFW's Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen essay contests.
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 12:24 pm
  • READS program needs volunteers

    Creston Schools READS program is in need of volunteers. This is a reading program for first graders. Volunteers read for 30 minutes a week with their ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • Quick news: Branstad to visit Greenfield Monday

    Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad will make a campaign stop at The Corner coffee shop in Greenfield 5 p.m. Monday. Branstad currently has a 22-point lead over ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 12:13 pm
  • A holiday extravaganza

    Creston News Advertiser and local businesses are joining forces to host an inspiring holiday extravaganza 7 p.m. Oct. 27 at Southwestern Community Col ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 12:02 pm
  • Stone to present portrait of Iowa

    Freelance writer/photographer Larry Stone, former outdoor writer with the Des Moines Register, will present the program “Iowa: Portrait of the Land,” ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:43 am
  • CHS calendar

    Oct. 20-26Monday6 p.m. Board meeting, boardroom.Tuesday7:30 p.m. varsity volleyball at Red Oak.Wedne ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:42 am
  • Club news

    Creston Lions ClubCreston Lions Club met Oct. 7 at The Pizza Ranch. Club President Ron Dunphy called ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:41 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsOct. 20-24Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782 ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:42 am
  • Pi and Beta Kappa chapters continue convention planning

    Sherri Nissen, Pi Chapter, and Lois Frederick, Karen Tussey and Diane Burgmaier, Beta Kappa Chapter, of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, m ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 12:29 pm
  • God's Portion to be celebrated Saturday

    On Saturday, Oct. 18, Cromwell Congregational United Church of Christ will be holding its 67th annual God's Portion Day.
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 12:27 pm
  • DC-G dominates early in district title game

    The failure to score from inside the Dallas Center-Grimes 5-yard line — after the Mustangs had bolted to a 14-0 lead — proved to be costly in Creston/ ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • Area football

    STANTON — Lenox broke a 14-14 tie with 30 seconds left on a 1-yard touchdown run by Spencer Brown to defeat Stanton 20-14 in a key Eight-Man District ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Panthers take second at Winterset tourney

    WINTERSET — Nevada topped Creston in a battle of rated teams for the championship in the Winterset Invitational Saturday.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Spartans 1-2 in weekend action

    BEATRICE, Neb. — Southwestern went 1-2 for the weekend, playing in Nebraska at two sites.Central Com ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Nodaway Valley wins Ron Landphair Invitational

    MOUNT AYR — Nodaway Valley's "Black Plague" came up just one point short of its third straight perfect score here on Thursday, winning the Ron Landpha ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Dallas Center-Grimes wins district title; Friday night scores

    Dallas Center-Grimes capitalized on turnovers at the start of each half in defeating Creston/Orient-Macksburg 35-14 to win the Class 3A District 8 tit ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • McDermott repeats as H-10 champion

    COUNCIL BLUFFS — Creston junior Cooper McDermott repeated as Hawkeye 10 Conference cross country champion here Thursday, becoming just the second Pant ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 12:02 pm
  • Iowa Prep Football Poll

    The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school football polls of the 2014 season with fi ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 1:43 am
  • Creston Middle School volleyball

    7th gradeCreston seventh-graders won two of nine sets against Red Oak at home Tuesday.“Our communica ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 1:43 am
  • Spartan shooters win third straight

    FORT DODGE — The Southwestern sport shooting team took home another conference win Saturday in Iowa Central's home shoot at the Palmer Conservation Cl ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 1:43 am
  • Carol Ann Reeve – Creston

    Carol Ann Reeve, 69, of Creston died Oct. 16, 2014, at Greater Regional Hospice Home. Services are pending at Pearson Family Funeral Service, 809 W. ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • John Martin – Omaha, Neb.

    John Martin, 52, of Omaha, Neb., died Oct. 13, 2014. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the West Center Chapel of Heafey Hoffmann Dworak ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 10:58 am
  • William Cullen McKee – Urbandale

    William Cullen McKee, 83, passed away October 13, 2014. Services will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour pri ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 10:58 am
  • Connie White – Galveston, Texas

    Connie Elaine White, daughter of Ansell Lee and Goldie Lorene (Shell) White was born on June 21, 1939 in Brooks, Adams County, Iowa. She passed away o ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • Dorothy Peak – Creston

    Dorothy Peak, 100, of Creston died Oct. 13, 2014, at her home in Creston. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17, at Pearson Fam ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • Dorothy M. Peak – Creston

    Dorothy M. Peak, 100, of Creston died Oct. 13, 2014, at her home in Creston. Services are pending at Pearson Family Funeral Service, 809 W. Montgomer ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • Thressa Willey

    Thressa Willey, 95, of Creston died Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Creston Nursing and Rehab Center in Creston.
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 1:03 pm
  • Betty Reichardt

    Betty Jean Reichardt departed this life on Thursday evening, October 9, 2014, at the Clearview Home in Clearfield, IA, surrounded by family and entere ...
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 1:03 pm
  • Claudette Young

    Claudette Sue Young, 70, of Afton died Friday, October 10, 2014 at the Afton Care Center in Afton. C ...
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 1:03 pm
  • Donald Keller – Lorimor

    Donald Keller, 79, of Lorimor died Oct. 7, 2014, at the Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Afton Police

    William David Wimber Jr., 45, of Afton was charged with domestic abuse assault with injury 10:15 p.m ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:05 am
  • Police

    MiscellaneousSuspicious person, 3:21 a.m., Thursday, Osage Street.Suspicious person, 6:52 a.m., Thur ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:05 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 2:30 a.m., today, North Vine Street.Medical, 2:36 a.m., today, North Vine Stre ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:04 am
  • Police

    Danny Alan Fry Jr., 26, 304 N. Cherry St., was charged on a Union County warrant for second-degree a ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • Police

    Danny Alan Fry, 26, 304 N. Cherry St., was charged with second-degree attempted burglary 5 p.m. Tues ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 8:13 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaenousMedical, 9:19 a.m., Tuesday, Grand Avenue.Medical, 10:22 a.m., Tuesday, West Taylor Str ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 8:13 am
  • Sheriff

    Rosie Marie Peterson, 33, of Afton was charged on a Union County warrant for third-degree theft 6:08 ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 8:12 am
  • Accident

    No citations were issued after an accident 7:45 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot of Casa de Oro, 801 W ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 8:12 am
  • Police

    Erin Marie Wallace, 31, 913 W. Mills St., was charged with driving while revoked 12:11 a.m. Saturday ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 10:12 am
  • Accidents

    No citations were issued after an accident 2:11 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of North Maple and W ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 10:11 am
  • Chautauqua CircleThe first meeting of the new year for the GFWC Progressive Chautauqua Circle was he ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 8:28 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsOct. 6-10Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782- ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • Club news

    Crest Area for LifeCrest Area for Life met 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 Holy Spirit hall. President Betty Bake ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • Reunion

    Gits ReunionThe Gits potluck reunion will be 5 p.m. Oct. 17 at the congregate meal site, restored Cr ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 7:51 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsSept. 29-Oct. 3Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 64 ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 7:50 am
  • Club news

    Mary CircleMary Circle of First Christian Church met Sept. 18 at the home of Marilyn Larimore. Twelv ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 7:49 am
  • Reunion

    Keller familyThe Keller dinner will be Sunday at the Methodist Church in Afton. Dinner begins at noo ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • Club news

    Ladies Lakeshore AuxiliaryLadies Lakeshore Auxiliary met Wednesday.Canasta winners were Barb Bills, ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsSept. 15-19Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-78 ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 7:15 am
  • Reunion

    East Union Class of 1994The East Union class of 1994 will have a family potluck noon Sept. 27 at Aft ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 7:15 am
  • State races

    The Creston News Advertiser coverage area has several competitive races at the state level. With the election less than three weeks away and absentee ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 11:13 am
  • DNR investigates manure spill in Guthrie County

    “When we receive the absentee vote, we check it in with the state, then it is locked in our safe until the absentee board starts their count Nov. 4,” ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • Iowa governor: I wasn't aware commissioner is gay

    DES MOINES (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad and top aides say they weren’t aware that a former state official was gay when the governor asked him to resign ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • Officials monitor results of diseased deer in Iowa

    DES MOINES (AP) — It's too early to tell whether hundreds of quarantined deer in north-central Iowa testing positive for a degenerative neurological d ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • Body found in car identified as ISU student

    DES MOINES (AP) — A body found in the trunk of a car in Iowa City was identified Monday as that of an Iowa State University student missing for more t ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 3:33 pm
  • 2 kidnapping attempts reported in Iowa

    GOWRIE (AP) — Authorities are investigating two attempted kidnappings reported in the same Iowa county.
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • Braley and Ernst clash in first Iowa Senate debate

    INDIANOLA (AP) — The candidates in one of the closest Senate races in the nation faced off in a testy first debate in Iowa Sunday night, with Democrat ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Sheriff: Iowa man locked 5 kids in bedroom all day

    IOWA CITY (AP) — An Iowa man is charged with locking his girlfriend's five children in a bedroom for more than 24 hours at a time without food or a ba ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 2:19 pm
  • Study finds big wealth gap in rural Iowa counties

    AMES (AP) — A new study by a sociologist at Iowa State University found three rural Iowa counties were among the top 10 in the nation in growth of inc ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:13 am
  • Branstad offers disaster relief to Union County

    DES MOINES (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad issued a disaster proclamation Monday for Union County which suffered damage after severe storms and rain on Sep ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:36 am

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