Fair
28°FFairFull Forecast

Video

  • Local News

  • Local Sports

  • Obituaries

  • Police Beat

  • Opinion

  • Video

  • Community

  • State

  • Nation & World

  • Titans dash Panthers' dream

    COUNCIL BLUFFS — On Tuesday night in Atlantic, when the Class 4A Region 3 state tournament berth is being decided, Creston's best team in nearly three ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 2:09 am
  • Panthers host Norwalk in rematch Monday

    Another playoff game, another rematch for the Panthers.This time, it’s 6-4 Norwalk, which the Panthe ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 2:00 am
  • Raiders face similar attack in second round

    MOUNT AYR — The Iowa High School Athletic Association is serving Mount Ayr fresh meat on Monday, sending Van Buren of Keosauqua to Raider Country for ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 2:00 am
  • Spartan women open at home Saturday

    The Southwestern Community College women's basketball team opens its season 2 p.m. Saturday at home against Grand View JV.
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 2:00 am
  • Sports briefs

    The Class 2A regional volleyball semifinal between Southwest Valley and Woodward-Granger, originally scheduled to be played in Woodward tonight, has b ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 1:59 am
  • Streak snappers: Panthers dominate Greene County, 31-7

    One rematch down, another to go. The Creston/Orient-Macksburg Panthers captured their first playoff ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Mount Ayr 'outmans' Colfax in 63-7 victory

    MOUNT AYR — The No. 1-ranked passing offense in Class A never could shift out of neutral Wednesday evening at Raider Field.
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 11:30 am
  • Crusaders pound Lenox, 56-20

    COON RAPIDS — Coon Rapids-Bayard's rushing attack proved to be too much for Lenox to handle here Wednesday, as the sixth-ranked Crusaders handed the T ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 3:15 am
  • High school playoff scores

    First roundEight-ManCoon Rapids-Bayard 56, Lenox 20Don Bosco, Gilbertville 64, Twin Cedars, Bussey 2 ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 2:59 am
  • Eagles clipped by strong Fremont-Mills' ground attack

    It started with a bang. East Union's senior quarterback Cole Cambell lined up under center for the first play from scrimmage with three receivers to h ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 3:15 am
  • Mary Esslinger – Creston

    Mary Esslinger, 71, of Creston, formerly of Afton, died Oct. 29, 2014, at Greater Regional Medical Center. Memorial services will be 3:30 p.m. Friday ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • John 'Jack' Craig – Creston

    John "Jack" Craig, 92, of Creston died Oct. 29, 2014, at Greater Regional Hospice Home. Services are pending at Pearson Family Funeral Service, 809 W ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 10:39 am
  • Maurice Holtmyer – Greenfield

    Maurice Holtmyer, 93, of Greenfield died Oct. 27, 2014, at Winterset Care Center North Nursing Home. Funeral services were 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • Donna Casey – Corning

    Mass of Christian Burial for Donna Casey will be held at 10:30 A.M, Friday October 31, 2014 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Corning. Father Ken Halb ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • Robert 'Bob' DeVore – Elk Horn

    Robert “Bob” DeVore, 91, of Elk Horn, formerly of Corning, died Oct. 27, 2014, at Salem Lutheran Home in Elk Horn. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 12:16 pm
  • Vivian Green – Glendale, Ariz.

    Vivian Viola (Brown) Green, 97, died on Sept. 24, 2014 in Glendale, AZ. She was born to Alfred D. Brown and Bernice (Pottinger) Brown in Prescott, IA ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:16 am
  • Maurice Holtmyer – Greenfield

    Maurice Holtmyer, 93, of Greenfield died Oct. 27, 2014, at Winterset Health Care Center North. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:15 am
  • Donna Casey – Corning

    Donna Casey, 66, of Corning died Oct. 27, 2014, at her home in Corning. Services are pending at Pearson Family Funeral Service, 701 Seventh St., Corn ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 10:14 am
  • Robert DeVore – Elkhorn

    Robert DeVore, 91, of Elkhorn, formerly of Corning, died Oct. 27, 2014, at Salem Lutheran Home in Elkhorn. Services are pending at Pearson Family Fun ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 10:14 am
  • Marilyn Siefkas – Osceola

    Marilyn Siefkas, 77, of Osceola died Oct. 23, 2014, at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Kale Funer ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 2:02 pm
  • Police

    Jeremy Gordon King, 37, 510 N. Poplar St., was charged with assault 8 p.m. Oct. 15 at his residence. ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 10:25 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 6:19 p.m., Wednesday, West Montgomery Street.Medical, 7:01 p.m., Wednesday, Ea ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 10:25 am
  • Sheriff

    David King of Lorimor reported tools were taken from his garage sometime Monday night. Items taken w ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:03 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousSmoke odor, 8:20 a.m., Tuesday, North Oak Street.Medical, 8:27 p.m., Tuesday, West Summ ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:02 am
  • Police

    Donald Barnes, 63, 231 S. Chestnut St., was charged with third-degree harassment 9:15 a.m. Tuesday a ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:02 am
  • Accident

    No citations were issued after an accident 1:38 p.m. Tuesday on North Cherry Street.According to a C ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:02 am
  • Accident

    Robert James Green, 86, of Blockton was cited for failure to yield upon a left turn after an acciden ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 10:07 am
  • Sheriff

    Terry Lynn Phelps Jr., 39, of Boone was charged on a Union County warrant for failure to appear 10:3 ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 10:04 am
  • Police

    MiscellaneousTraffic stop, 12:21 a.m., Saturday, Laurel Street.Traffic stop, 12:55 a.m., Saturday, L ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 10:04 am
  • Lenox Police

    Jeremy Harris, 36, of Lenox was charged on a warrant for fourth-degree theft 9:40 a.m. Friday in Len ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 10:04 am
  • Remember the Tom Harkin Senate seat

    From Marcia Fulton • Creston | A great deal has been said and written about the open Iowa Senate seat but I need to add a different perspective. When ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • Please get out and vote

    From Joe Owens, chairperson Union County Republicans • Creston | On Nov. 4, many decisions will be made as we select citizens to represent and lead th ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • Celebrate our veterans

    From Dan Kirkpatrick • Creston | I know that I should be writing a letter telling people whom to vote for, but allow me to take you back into time to ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • Poolman: Baby steps to further education

    Thanks to the wonder that is Facebook, I've been able to keep up with what my high school and college friends have been doing since graduation. Many h ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 10:27 am
  • Anderson's 'Safe at Home' plan is long overdue in Iowa

    From Monica McCarthy, chairman, Union County DemocratsCrestonSecretary of State candidate Brad Ander ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • Decorations bring cheer

    From Marsha WilsonCrestonThis isn’t one of my normal letter’s to the editor. ... I am sure some of y ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • Vote Bruce Braley

    From Jane AnthonyDyersvilleThe First Congressional District of Iowa has been ably and honorably serv ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:26 am
  • 'Misunderstanding' at Osceola Event Center

    From Sheri NealKeller, TexasWe rented the event center in Osceola for my daughter’s wedding receptio ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:26 am
  • PETERSON: Panther squad playing for district crown has some all-time talent

    History has a way of telling us who we are. And this year’s Creston/O-M football players are pretty ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 3:16 pm
  • Salute to our veterans

    From Marion E. Chubick, U.S. Army veteranCrestonOur area veterans deserve recognition for their sacr ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 11:14 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

Follow Us!

View photos and stories
and interact with us!

Reader Poll

Which coach will have the winning artist on "The Voice" this year?
Adam Levine
Blake Shelton
Pharrell Williams
Gwen Stefani
Unsure