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Adair County road near Orient closed for box culvert projects

(Greenfield, Iowa) – The Adair County Engineer’s Office reports the contractor for two box culvert projects have begun work on the second of those projects. As a result, Pinewood Ave. (Adair County Road P-21) is closed roughly 1.5 miles north of Orient to replace a culvert. A detour is in-place (shown in green on the map below). The closure is expected to last roughly 3-4 weeks.
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2 from Central Iowa arrested on warrants in Creston

(Creston, Iowa) – The Creston Police Department reports two people were arrested over the weekend on separate warrants. Authorities say at around 11:45-p.m. Friday, 33-year-old Cassi Mae Bird, of Des Moines, was arrested on two warrants at a motel on Laurel Street. First was a Des Moines Police Department warrant for Domestic Abuse Assault. The second warrant was for a Parole Violation. Bird was transported to the Adams County Jail, were she was being held without bond until an initial appearance on the first warrants, and no bond on the second. She was also being held pending extradition to the Polk County Jail.

Creston Police Report

(Creston) The Creston Police Department arrested two people on warrants. Cassi Mae Bird, 33, of Des Moines was arrested Friday evening at 800 Laurel Street on two warrants. Bird had one warrant through Des Moines Police for Domestic Abuse Assault. That warrant had no bond until Bird has an initial appearance. The second warrant was a Parole Violation for the original charge Habitual Offender, with no bond. Bird was transported to the Adams County Jail awaiting to be extradited to Polk County Jail.

Greenfield Two Independence Day Celebration

The Greenfield Chamber Main Street is celebrating Independence Day with fireworks and fun. The city of Greenfield will have fireworks, live entertainment, food and festivities at Greenfield Lake from 5pm until 10:30pm on Sunday. And then the celebration will continue on the Fourth of July with a parade that will take place at the Greenfield Public Square from 10:30am until 3pm.

Corn Dinner

Chef Katie Porter and Chef Hans Walsh are teaming up on Sunday, June 26 for a special Corn Dinner at the Wallace Farm (2773 290th Street, Orient). All 3 courses of the farm-to-table menu feature dishes made from corn grown in last year’s Henry A. Wallace Historic Corn Plot, then hand-shelled and ground into corn meal and corn flour by Early Morning Harvest in Panora. All of the other produce on the menu comes from the Wallace Farm, and other ingredients are sourced from Iowa farmers. “What could be more Iowan than a dinner focused on corn?” asked Deb Houghtaling, President & CEO of the Wallace Centers of Iowa. “This is a fun way to celebrate last year’s inaugural historic corn plot and Henry A. Wallace’s impact on agriculture.” The Henry A. Wallace Historic Corn Plot includes 5 varieties of open-pollinated and hybrid corn that revolutionized agriculture. The plot is sponsored by Corteva Agriscience, founded by Henry A. Wallace in 1926 as Hi-Bred Corn Company and later known as Pioneer Hi-Bred. The full menu includes: first Cornmeal Fritter with Farm Greens, Lemon Vinaigrette, Radishes, Creme Fraiche second Red Wine Braised Pork Shoulder with Creamy Polenta, Asparagus, Pickled Onions & Microgreens, Red Wine Jus third Corn Flour Cake with Rhubarb Compote, Corn Infused Ice Cream The Corn Dinner begins at 6 pm, but guests are invited to arrive early to explore the Wallace Farm. Visitors can walk through the production garden, see the new Prairie Art Exhibit along the one-mile grassy path, and stop in the gift shop. Staff will be on hand at the corn plot beginning at 5:30 pm to answer questions. A short program during dinner will share the corn plot story and its journey to the plate.

Southwest Valley School Activities Project on Hold

(Corning) The boiler and HVAC project at Southwest Valley’s Activities Center in Corning is on hold until this fall. Schools Superintendent Chris Fenster says the labor bid came in significantly higher than expected, so the project is on hold until this November. Fenster says the district purchased the new...

Panther Softball remains hot heading into final week of regular season.

It’s been another successful week for the Creston Panther Softball team as they have collected four more victories in Hawkeye 10 Conference Play. The Panthers prepare for the Cedar Rapids Softball Tournament this weekend. Creston head softball coach Mike McCabe shares a recap of the week and gives us a look at the team building trip to Cedar Rapids. Hear the full recap here…

Melcher-Dallas Summer Teams Drop Games To Murray

The Melcher-Dallas Baseball Squad came back from an 8-2 deficit to beat Murray on Friday 11-9. The Saints fell into a six run whole by the 3rd inning but put up a six spot in the 6th inning and then another three for insurance in the 6th. Cole Metz was 2/3 with three RBI while Owen Suntken had two hits. Things did not go quite as smoothly for the softball Saints as they lost 13-3 to Murray. The Mustangs posted three runs in the 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 6th innings to end the game early. Summer Karpan, Payton Anderson, Emma Clark all got RBIs for Melcher-Dallas. The Saints come back to play today in the Coal Miners Invitational Classic starting out with Tri-County.

Knoxville Softball Falls To ADM; Baseball Knocks Off Winterset

The class 4A #12 Knoxville Softball Squad went toe to toe with #1 ranked ADM on Friday, but the Tigers walked off in the bottom of the 8th on a wild pitch to win 2-1 as heard live on 95.3 KNIA. ADM got on the board first with a home run to right field and it stayed 1-0 until the 6th when Brittany Bacorn, for the second straight game, launched a homer of her own to right field to tie the score. Both teams had chances to score in the 7th, and when Knoxville could not get runners across in its half of the 8th, ADM sent the winning run home on a wild pitch to end the game. Coach Carla Smith told KNIA/KRLS Sports starting pitcher Jadyn Streigle kept a good hitting ADM at bay to give Knoxville a shot.

Lenox baseball riding hot stretch heading into postseason

(Lenox) -- Lenox baseball has started to find its stride as the regular season enters its final stages. The Tigers (14-11 overall, 7-6 Pride of Iowa Conference) have won eight of their last nine heading into their final regular season contest at Lamoni Monday evening. “We started out a little...

James Haag, 63, of Orient

Funeral services for James Haag, 63, of Orient, will be held on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. at the Lamb Funeral Home in Greenfield with burial in the Greenfield Cemetery. A luncheon will follow the burial at the Orient United Methodist Church. The Lamb Funeral Home in Greenfield is in charge of the professional arrangements. Online condolences may be left to the family at

Montgomery County accident injures 1

(Red Oak) -- A Corning man was injured in a one-vehicle accident in Montgomery County late Wednesday morning. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office says the accident occurred on 110th Street just east of S Avenue at around 11:30 a.m. Authorities say a 2007 Chevy Tahoe driven by 63-year-old Timothy Cooney was eastbound on 110th Street when the driver reportedly fell asleep. Cooney's vehicle exited the right side of the roadway, struck and sign and continued east. The vehicle then entered the river, coming to rest on the east embankment.

Burlington Junction holding Truck and Tractor Pull

(Burlington Junction) -- Feats of mechanical strength will be on display in northwest Missouri next weekend. Friday, July 1, Burlington Junction is hosting their 44th Annual Truck and Tractor Pull. The show is part of a July 4 weekend sweep that includes Burlington Junction, New Market, and Clearfield. On the KMA "Morning Show," Jake Cordell says there'll be plenty of energizing entertainment.

Corning man injured in a single-vehicle accident in Montgomery County

(Montgomery Co.) A Corning man was injured in a single-vehicle accident in Montgomery County this (Wednesday) morning. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says 63-year-old Timothy Cooney was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe eastbound on 110th Street, just east of S Avenue, when he fell asleep and went off the roadway to the right. The Tahoe struck a sign and continued east, went into the river, coming to rest on the east embankment.

Two warrant arrests reported in Adair County

Adair County Sheriff Jeff Vandewater reports two individuals were arrested on warrants recently. The first arrest occurred on June 20th at 5:42 p.m. in Greenfield. Sheriff’s Officials arrested 25-year-old Luis David Penaloza Garcia of Omaha on a warrant covering multiple chargers. Penaloza Garcia was charged with Theft 1st Degree, Burglary 2nd Degree, Theft 2nd Degree, Criminal Mischief 4th Degree, Theft 5th Degree, No Valid Drivers License and Striking Fixtures Upon a Highway. He was booked into the Adair County Jail and his bond was set at $30,000 cash or surety.

Creston Police Issue Missing Person Alert

CRESTON, IA – Officers with the Creston Police Department have issued a missing persons alert for a 30-year old male last seen in the Creston area around June 12th. Garrett Ray Woodhull is described as 6 foot 5 inches tall, weighing 180 pounds and of American Indian ethnicity. He has brown hair and brown eyes. The Iowa Missing Person Information Clearinghouse describes Woodhull as having a physical or mental disability.