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Iowa Girl Scout cabin can't be saved

CRESTON, Iowa — The fight to save a 100-year-old Girl Scout cabin in Creston may be ending. The city of Creston Parks and Recreation Board voted in December to destroy the old building at McKinley Park, but that plan was put on hold when the Creston Girl Scouts stepped in and said it would raise the $15,000 needed to repair the cabin. A committee was then formed to lead the effort.
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Creston Police Report

(Creston) The Creston Police Department arrested Antoinio Derone Ross, 44, of Waterloo, at 12:58 this morning at 1501 W. Adams Street. Ross was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance Marijuana 3rd Offense and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Ross was taken to the Union County Jail and held on $2,300 cash or surety bond.
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Throwing with anger helps Bedford's Baker grab KMAland Female Field Athlete of the Year

(Bedford) -- Another year of growth and another state medal has landed Bedford junior Emily Baker the 2022 KMAland Female Field Athlete of the Year. Baker followed up a breakthrough season as a sophomore when she placed fourth in the Class 1A shot put by placing at the Drake Relays and finishing as a state runner-up in 1A. Her keys to success? An energy drink and throwing with anger.

Clarinda council holds moment of silence, adopts speed limit change

(Clarinda) -- Before any regular business Wednesday evening, the Clarinda city chambers were filled with a moment of silence and reflection. Clarinda Police Chief Keith Brothers asked the council to hold a moment of silence to remember the lives lost in the deadly school shooting in Texas Tuesday. Nineteen children and two adults were killed when an 18-year-old gunman entered Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, and executed a shooting rampage before being shot and killed by law enforcement.

Waterloo man arrested in Creston Thu. morning

(Creston, Iowa) – The Creston Police Dept. reports an eastern Iowa man was arrested early today (Thursday). Authorities say 44-year-old Antoinio Derone Ross, of Waterloo, was arrested at 1501 W. Adams Street. He was charged with Possession of Controlled Substance Marijuana/3rd Offense, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Ross was...

Lake of Three Fires is holiday recreation hotbed

(Bedford) -- Thousands of recreational enthusiasts are heading to KMAland's state parks this Memorial Day weekend. Lake of Three Fires State Park in Taylor County is included in the list of camping destinations. Longtime Park Ranger Doug Sleep tells KMA News camping spots are at a premium this coming weekend--if early reservation numbers are any indication.

Clarinda board debates portable classroom purchase

(Clarinda) -- Clarinda's School Board is the latest to tackle classroom space issues. By a 4-to-1 vote Wednesday evening, the board approved a three-year lease for a two-classroom portable building from Willscot Mobile Space Solutions for $135,404.04. Plans call for placing the structure at Clarinda's 7-12 campus to alleviate space issues in that building. Lance Ridgely is the district's interim special education director and superintendent designee. Ridgely says the district's facilities committee recommended the portable unit over other options, including constructing additional walls to the district's CTE building, serving students off site at Iowa Western Community College's Clarinda campus, or using the former Clarinda Academy's activities center.

Denison-Schleswig, Clarinda, and St. Albert all produce medal winners at boys state tennis

(Waterloo) A 3rd place finish for Denison-Schleswig’s Harrison Dahm and Colin Reis highlighted day two of the Boys State Tennis Tournament. Dahm and Reis won their first round match on Tuesday 6-3, 6-4 against a team from Ballard. They topped a squad from Waverly-Shell Rock 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the quarterfinals. Xavier’s duo of Declan Coe and Hugh Courter beat Denison-Schleswig’s tandem in the semifinals 6-7 (7-9), 6-4, 6-4. Dahm and Ries rebounded with a 6-0, 6-3 decision in the 3rd place match over a team from Boone.

Nathan Maynard Sedgwick, 66, of North Adams

Nathan Maynard Sedgwick, 66, of North Adams, died on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at Berkshire Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born on August 7, 1955 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, to the late Gilbert and Priscilla Maynard Sedgwick. He attended Lenox High School and was a 1974 graduate. After high school Nathan worked as a fuel attendant for Diesel Dan’s, later F.L. Roberts.