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  • Lady Indians ready for return trip to state tournament

    OSCEOLA — After last year's state tournament run that saw the Clarke softball team finish runner-up in Class 3A, the Lady Indians now know w ...
    July 18, 2014 - 11:37 am
  • Before I die I want to...

    What’s important to you? Around the globe, people are answering that question on public installations in a project titled “Before I Die.” Wi ...
    July 15, 2014 - 1:59 pm
  • Panthers enter districts with momentum

    Just in time.The Creston baseball team seems to have turned around its fortunes in one-run games with the district tournament on the horizon ...
    July 18, 2014 - 11:37 am
  • SWCC moves forward with flood repairs

    Three weeks after a 4-inch water line burst at Southwestern Community College's (SWCC) administrative building, staff are moving forward wit ...
    July 11, 2014 - 11:35 am
  • Throwback Thursday

    Today is July 10, the 191st day of the year. There are 174 days left in 2014. Below are news items from the Creston News Advertiser for this ...
    July 10, 2014 - 2:33 pm
  • SWCC storm drain completion expected July 28

    Construction on Southwestern Community College's storm drain is expected to be completed before August on campus, and construction at Crestm ...
    July 10, 2014 - 12:14 pm
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  • Perseverance through adversity

    Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series about the stroke and recovery of Orient-Macksburg graduate Daniel Barnett, his wife Ann and th ...
    July 22, 2014 - 9:22 pm
  • Adams Community Foundation awards grants

    CORNING — Since 1988, Adams Community Foundation has been awarding grants to nonprofits located in or serving Adams County. This year Adams Community ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • DivorceCare begins Wednesday at Crest Baptist Church

    Divorced and separated people are invited to attend DivorceCare. DivorceCare is a weekly seminar/support group to help participants heal from hurt. I ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • Adair County Historical Society Tractor Ride rescheduled

    GREENFIELD — The Adair County Historical Society fifth annual Heritage Tractor Ride is now on for Aug. 9. The ride, originally scheduled for June 28, ...
    July 21, 2014 - 12:11 pm
  • Dangerous heat arrives today across Iowa

    Southwest Iowa will spend two days under a broiler, but the heat should break later this week. Monda ...
    July 21, 2014 - 12:09 pm
  • Creston man convicted of lascivious acts with minor

    Trenton Tyler Smith, 39, of Creston was recently convicted of lascivious acts with a child — a class C felony. He's been sentenced to up to 10 years i ...
    July 21, 2014 - 12:03 pm
  • CHS calendar

    July 21-27TodayIHSAA District BaseballGym closed for refinishing.6 p.m. Board meeting, boardroom.Tue ...
    July 21, 2014 - 10:50 am
  • Author Millhollin to sign books in Corning

    CORNING — J.B. (Jeff) Millhollin, retired regional attorney, will be in Corning 9:30 a.m. until noon July 25 in the lobby of the Corning Opera House f ...
    July 18, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • Pals receives national honor

    ATLANTA, Ga. —Conner Pals of Orient has been selected to become a member of the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS). The society recogniz ...
    July 18, 2014 - 11:41 am
  • Pi and Beta Kappa chapters convention planning begins

    Joan Lienemann and Sherri Nissen, Pi Chapter, and Lois Frederick and Karen Tussey, Beta Kappa Chapter, of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, ...
    July 18, 2014 - 11:40 am
  • Underwood races to first state tournament

    GLENWOOD — Underwood, outhit 11-2 in the game by Lenox, manufactured two runs, including the game-winner in the eighth inning, to earn the school's fi ...
    July 23, 2014 - 7:36 am
  • MSM walks off with win over Wayne at state softball

    FORT DODGE — In a Class 1A state softball quarterfinal here on Tuesday, the Pride of Iowa Conference showdown between Wayne and Martensdale-St. Marys ...
    July 23, 2014 - 5:02 am
  • Sports briefs

    The Creston cross country camp will be held Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 4-5. The camp will run from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. each day.
    July 23, 2014 - 5:02 am
  • Postseason score list

    BASEBALLSubstate finalsClass 1AB-G-M, Brooklyn 5, Grundy Center 2 Don Bosco, Gilbertville 4, Denver ...
    July 23, 2014 - 5:02 am
  • PERFECT OPENER

    FORT DODGE — The Clarke softball team left little doubt here Monday that it means business.Senior pi ...
    July 22, 2014 - 6:07 am
  • Glenwood outslugs Panthers, 14-4, to reach Class 3A substate

    ATLANTIC — “They just outgunned us tonight.”That was the observation of Creston baseball coach Steve ...
    July 22, 2014 - 6:09 am
  • Five area players on all-district softball teams

    The Iowa Girls Coaches Association announced its all-district teams for the 2014 softball season on Friday and five area players were honored on those ...
    July 22, 2014 - 5:59 am
  • Midsummer break

    CORNING — There was not any racing action at ACS on July 19 as the track took a midsummer break to allow local race fans to attend the Silver Dollar N ...
    July 22, 2014 - 5:57 am
  • Postseason score list

    BASEBALLMonday’s gamesClass 3ADistrict finalsBishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City 11, MOC-Floyd Valley ...
    July 22, 2014 - 5:56 am
  • Tigers run to substate

    ESSEX — For three hours here Saturday night, neither Lenox nor Fremont-Mills would budge in their battle for a Class 1A district championship.
    July 21, 2014 - 1:54 am
  • Cleta Kirkman – Creston

    Cleta Colene Kirkman, 70, of Creston died July 18, 2014, at Dallas County Hospital in Perry. No services are planned at this time per her wishes. Mem ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • John Miller – Osceola

    John Miller, 74, of Osceola died July 19, 2014. Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, July 24, at Kale Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St., Osceola. The Rev. ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • Alice Beebe – Lenox

    Alice Beebe, 56, of rural Lenox died July 19, 2014, at Bright Kavanagh House in Des Moines. A celebration of life service will be held 11 a.m. Friday ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • Larry Denton – Creston

    Larry Denton, 73, of Creston died July 17, 2014, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, at Fir ...
    July 21, 2014 - 10:48 am
  • Alice Beebe – Lenox

    Alice Beebe, 56, of rural Lenox died July 19, 2014, at Bright Kavanagh House in Des Moines. Services are pending at Powers Funeral Home, junction of ...
    July 21, 2014 - 10:45 am
  • James Wilson – Creston

    James Wilson, 63, of Creston died July 19, 2014, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Services are pending at Pearson Family Funeral Servi ...
    July 21, 2014 - 10:45 am
  • Larry Denton – Creston

    Larry Denton, 73, of Creston died July 17, 2014, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Services are pending at Powers Funeral Home, junctio ...
    July 18, 2014 - 10:50 am
  • Philip Winans – Independence, Mo.

    Philip Ray Winans, 64, of Independence, Mo., died July 15, 2014, at Truman Hospital in Independence. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 19, ...
    July 18, 2014 - 10:49 am
  • Carol Kramer — Orient

    Carol Kramer, 75, of Orient died July 15, 2014, at Clearview Nursing Home in Clearfield. Funeral se ...
    July 17, 2014 - 12:26 pm
  • Leslie Jackson — Corning

    Leslie Jackson, 86, of Corning died July 14, 2014, at  Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. Funeral servic ...
    July 17, 2014 - 12:26 pm
  • Police

    Michael Lee Schwieters, 24, of Lorimor was charged on a Union County warrant for second-offense crim ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:22 am
  • Lenox Police

    Steven Nutt, 55, of Creston was cited for operation without registration, false use of registration, ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:20 am
  • Accident

    No citations were issued after an accident 5:09 p.m. Friday at the intersection of West Townline Str ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:20 am
  • Sheriff

    Shelby Rhae Bishop, 22, 1409 N. Mulberry St., was charged on a Union County warrant for violation of ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:19 am
  • Afton Police

    MiscellaneousInformation, 9 a.m., Tuesday.Information, 12:55 p.m., Tuesday.Traffic stop, 3:44 p.m., ...
    July 21, 2014 - 11:41 am
  • Police

    Natasha Watford, 1009 Manor Dr., reported an iPad was taken from her residence between 7:30 a.m. and ...
    July 21, 2014 - 11:40 am
  • Sheriff

    John Priest of Afton reported two transfer pumps, pump fittings, 50-foot pump hose, a two-gallon gas ...
    July 21, 2014 - 11:39 am
  • Adams County Sheriff

    George Hernandez, 33, of Lenox was charged with second-offense operating while intoxicated and open ...
    July 21, 2014 - 11:40 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 5:10 p.m., Friday, South Mulberry Street.Medical, 8:40 p.m., Friday, North Div ...
    July 21, 2014 - 11:39 am
  • Accident

    Jacquelyn Kae Anderson, 50, 903 W. Jefferson St., was cited for violation of financial liability aft ...
    July 18, 2014 - 10:43 am
  • Thank you for the support

    From Officer Jayrd MerrittK9 handler, Creston Police DepartmentI would like to take some time and th ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • Library donation

    From Carolyn DillenbergCrestonIn response to the letter to the editor in Thursday’s Creston News Adv ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • New library, new possibilites

    From Kay Raymond, library patronCrestonOur current library is bursting at the seams. The library is ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • Is Lincoln School really a safe place for our new library?

    From Betty LynamCrestonDuring school season at dismissal time, I was driving east on Adams Street. I ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • Moving is not what Creston citizens want

    From Joyce Clark • Creston | I would like to share my opinion on the proposed move from the current site of our public library to the old Lincoln scho ...
    July 17, 2014 - 2:09 pm
  • What’s in a name

    From Mandy Kolesik, marketing consultant for Creston Library Board • Lamoni | Because of the interest in the name change, I thought you might like som ...
    July 17, 2014 - 2:08 pm
  • To Creston Park and Rec Board

    From Connie KerriganAftonAs a spectator of children’s sports, I appreciate availability of a snack, ...
    July 16, 2014 - 9:28 am
  • Celebrate 50 years with Horse and Riders

    From Ruby StephensShannon CityThe 4-H Horse and Riders Club is starting the Union County Fair early. ...
    July 16, 2014 - 9:28 am
  • To the city council

    From Frank GaleCrestonIsn’t it time to check with the community to see what it really wants in the w ...
    July 16, 2014 - 9:28 am
  • Rest in peace Archie, thanks for the laughs and lessons

    Part of my morning routine Monday through Friday is taking a five-minute mental break from putting together the newspaper to read through the comics o ...
    July 16, 2014 - 9:31 am
  • Storm 7-7-14

    Creston, Iowa ...
    July 7, 2014 - 8:01 pm
  • Mount Ayr wins state track title

    The Mount Ayr boys track team celebrates its first state championship at the 2014 State Co-Ed Meet in Des Moines.
    May 27, 2014 - 3:51 pm
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsJuly 21-25Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782 ...
    July 18, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Club news

    Ladies Lakeshore AuxiliaryLadies Lakeshore Auxiliary met July 9.Canasta winners were Wanda Nash, fir ...
    July 18, 2014 - 10:42 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsJuly 14-18Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782 ...
    July 11, 2014 - 10:28 am
  • Club news

    Afton Garden ClubThe Afton Garden Club annual tour was June 6. Nine women had a tour of downtown Win ...
    July 11, 2014 - 10:27 am
  • Reunion

    Class of 1954Thirteen members of the Creston High School class of 1954 held their 60th class reunion ...
    July 11, 2014 - 10:28 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsJuly 7-11Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782- ...
    July 3, 2014 - 12:41 pm
  • Reunions

    Kent Potluck PicnicThe Kent Potluck Picnic will be noon July 19 at Salem Lutheran Church, 602 W. Tow ...
    July 3, 2014 - 12:41 pm
  • Club news

    Super 8 ClubSuper 8 Club met June 19 at the Regency Park club room with Mary Brown as hostess.An aft ...
    July 3, 2014 - 12:40 pm
  • Reunion

    Thayer Alumni BanquetThe annual Thayer Alumni Banquet was held June 14 at Lorimor CommunityCenter wi ...
    July 1, 2014 - 7:25 am
  • Club news

    Ladies Lakeshore AuxiliaryLadies Lakeshore Auxiliary met June 18.Canasta winners were Rose Blakesley ...
    July 1, 2014 - 7:20 am

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