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  • Spokesman: Branstad taken by ambulance to hospital

    DES MOINES (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad on Monday was transported by ambulance to a hospital after falling ill at an event at a Des Moines suburb, his s ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 1:46 pm
  • Four charged in Osceola's double homicide

    Four Osceola residents have been charged in connection with a double homicide that occurred in the Osceola area.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:23 pm
  • Giles charged on lascivious acts with child

    Kevin Jay Giles, 43, 402 N. Oak St., was charged on a Union County warrant for lascivious acts with a child at 6:43 p.m. Thursday.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • Iowa by Trail app launches Android version

    The Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (INHF) gave Android users another reason to get outside and enjoy the unseasonably warm January weather with the ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Adjusting to a new routine

    Any good workout routine requires a few changes.Curves co-owners Kari and Mindy Stalker are working ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:49 am
  • Scadden sentenced to 2 years probation

    Evin Lawrence Scadden, 22, was convicted of assault with intent to commit sexual abuse Jan. 8 following an incident with a female near Creston in 2013 ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:54 am
  • CHS calendar

    Jan. 26-31Monday4 p.m. eighth grade girls basketball against Red Oak, here/middle school; seventh gr ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Creston High School grad takes second on Jeopardy

    Following the last commercial break on the Jan. 13 episode of Jeopardy, the camera focused on host Alex Trebek as he revealed the final question. The ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:59 am
  • Former EU teacher charged in school threat

    Christopher John Eckrich, 39, of Indianola was charged on a Union County warrant for first-degree harassment in connection with a threat made Jan. 14 ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 2:17 pm
  • Area blood drives planned

    American Red Cross will host two blood drives in the area in February: • Feb. 4: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Bedford American Legion Hall, 301 Main St. • Feb. ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 7:54 am
  • Panthers claim fourth straight John J Harris crown

    CORNING — Creston/Orient-Macksburg won nine of 11 placing matches and crowned five individual champions here Saturday at the John J Harris Invitationa ...
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Panthers suffer second H-10 loss on late putback

    St. Albert boys made seven 3-pointers in building a 35-24 halftime lead and then overcame a Creston rally to edge the Panthers Friday, 56-55.
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • St. Albert girls hot early in 19-point victory

    St. Albert girls made four 3-pointers in building an early 22-4 lead in taking a road victory at Creston Friday night, 58-39.
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Panthers roll at Winterset, 66-40

    WINTERSET — Less than 24 hours after a staging a furious comeback that fell one point short in the end against St. Albert, the Creston boys rebounded ...
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Belger named Iowa 4A Coach of Year

    CEDAR RAPIDS — There were several recipients of awards with local connections at the Iowa High Schoo ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 12:34 am
  • Area girls basketball

    LENOX — Nodaway Valley improved to 11-3 overall and 8-2 in Pride of Iowa Conference play here Tuesday with a 51-29 win over Lenox.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 12:29 am
  • Area boys basketball

    MARTENSDALE — Southwest Valley survived five missed free throws in the final minute to hold on for a 49-47 win over Martensdale-St. Marys here Thursda ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 12:29 am
  • Cold shooting sinks Spartan women

    FORT DODGE — Despite struggling to get any shots to fall early, the Southwestern women's basketball team played well with Iowa Central for the first 1 ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 12:29 am
  • Iowa Central coach gains milestone win over Spartans

    FORT DODGE — Iowa Central coach Dennis Pilcher earned his 700th career victory as the Tritons defeated 14th-ranked Southwestern Wednesday night, 77-72 ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 12:29 am
  • Middle school sports

    CLARINDA — After leading 15-12 at halftime, the Creston eighth-grade girls outscored Clarinda 35-2 in the second half for a 50-14 victory.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 12:28 am
  • Triston Ackley – Tingley

    Triston Ackley, 16, of Tingley died Jan. 24, 2015, at his home. Arrangements are pending at Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home, 205 W. Monroe St., Mount A ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:23 am
  • Roger Caudle – Macksburg

    Roger Caudle, 54, of Macksburg died Jan. 23, 2015, at his home in rural Macksburg. Services are pending at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:22 am
  • Doris Young – Creston

    Doris Young, 89, of Creston died Jan. 23, 2015, at Crest Haven Care Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, at Holy Spirit ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • Wendell Bell – Corning

    Wendell Bell, 86, of Corning died Jan. 25, 2015, at Oskaloosa Care Center. Services are pending at Pearson Family Funeral Service, 701 Seventh St., C ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:18 am
  • Martha Lauer – Zion

    Martha Lauer, 76, of the Hill of Zion area, died Jan. 24, 2015, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Celebration of life services will be ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:19 am
  • Joyce Ray – Greenfield

    Joyce Ray, 79, of Greenfield died Jan. 18, 2015, at her daughters’ home in Cincinnati, Ohio. Funeral services were 10 a.m. today, Jan. 23, at the Fir ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:08 am
  • Doris Young – Creston

    Doris Young, 89, of Creston died Jan. 23, 2014, at Crest Haven Care Center. Services are pending at Pearson Family Funeral Service, 809 W. Montgomery ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 10:42 am
  • Joyce Ray – Greenfield

    Joyce Ray, 79, of Greenfield died Jan. 18, 2015, at her daughters’ home in Cincinnati, Ohio. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 23, at the ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 10:41 am
  • Scott Moore – Creston

    Scott Moore, 67, of Creston died Jan. 19, 2015, at his home in Creston. Celebration of life visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, with fami ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 11:28 am
  • David Ekblad – Creston

    David Ekblad, 84, passed away on Monday, January 19 in Creston, Iowa, the town he had called home since his birth. Open visitation will be held at th ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 11:28 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 11:36 a.m., Friday, Sherman Avenue.Medical, noon, Friday, Ryan Drive.Medical, ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:19 am
  • Adair County Sheriff

    Trevor Andrew Kirkpatrick, 20, of Earlham, was charged and served a court order sentence at 8:36 a.m ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:18 am
  • Police

    William Spencer Powell Jr., 57, of Diagonal, was charged with public intoxication Wednesday at East ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:17 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 9:19 a.m., Thursday, North Oak Street. ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Sheriff

    Clay Allen Brammer, 26, of Arispe, was charged Wednesday at 9 p.m. at the Law Enforcement Center on ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Police

    Marie Johnson, 36, of Afton, was charged at the Union County Courthouse on a Union County warrant fo ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:19 am
  • Police

    Eric Patterson, 702 W. Adams St., reported a window and screen were broken out of a building he owns ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 10:40 am
  • Police

    Eric Patterson, 702 W. Adams St., reported a window and screen were broken out of a building he owns ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 9:55 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 2:01 p.m., Sunday, Livingston Avenue.Medical, 7:25 a.m., Monday, West Prairie ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:25 am
  • Adams County Sheriff

    Matthew Rayhons, 40, of Lenox was charged with public intoxication 4 p.m. Sunday in Adams County.Ray ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 10:44 am
  • Snowglobe

    Dancers at Leslie's Dance Emporium ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:26 am
  • Creston Peppers hip-hop performance Dec. 2

    The Creston Peppers performed their hip-hop routine during halftime of the Creston vs. Mount Ayr basketball game Dec. 2.
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 11:30 am
  • CHS musical: Legally Blonde

    This funny scene from Creston High School's musical "Legally Blonde" features Elle Woods (Brenna Baker) helping her friend Paulette (Sydney Fry) get b ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 5:44 pm
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsJan. 26-30Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782 ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Club news

    Elzevir Reading CircleElzevir Reading Circle met Jan. 9 at the home of Kay Ritter for a 12:30 p.m. a ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Creston mealsJan. 19-23Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782 ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • Club news

    Ladies Literary CircleSixteen members of Creston Ladies Literary Circle met Jan. 9 at the home of Ju ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • Creston mealsJan. 12-16Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782 ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 11:50 am
  • Club news

    Catholic DaughtersCourt Joan of Arc No. 428 met Dec. 9 in the parish hall following mass celebrated ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 11:50 am
  • Club news

    Creston UMWThe Executive Committee of Creston United Methodist Women met 1 p.m. Dec. 4 in fellowship ...
    Jan. 2, 2015 - 10:43 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsDec. 22-26Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782 ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:36 am
  • Club news

    Chautauqua CircleThe GFWC Progressive Chautauqua Circle met Nov. 25 at the home of Judy Weese with L ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:34 am
  • Creston mealsDec. 15-19Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782 ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 7:07 am

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