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Central IA man arrested in Ringgold County after being helped by a deputy

(Mount Ayr, Iowa) – A Ringgold County Sheriff’s Deputy observed a man walking west on Highway 2 through the City of Mt. Ayr early this (Friday) morning, ended-up arresting the subject on a drug charge. Authorities say the Deputy stopped at around 2:15-a.m. to see if the man needed help. The subject, identified as 23-year-old Roman Wendel Vanessen, of Norwalk, mentioned he had no where to stay, and that his belongings were at his girlfriend’s apartment.
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Corvis Cooper, 78, of Orient

Funeral services for Corvis Cooper, 78, of rural Orient, are pending at the Lamb Funeral Home in Greenfield. Online condolences may be left to the family at
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Creston's Fields ready for the college game at Grand View

(Creston) -- Another standout Fields from Creston is ready to make an impact on the college game. Brianna Fields – the most recent MVP of the KMAland All-Star Basketball Classic – will take her basketball talents to the next level with Grand View. “It was after the Nodaway...

Lenox football standout Whipple eager to make impact at Wartburg

(Lenox) -- Another Lenox football standout will compete at the next level with Devin Whipple’s commitment to Wartburg. The 6-foot-1, 300-pound two-way standout is all set to focus on the defensive side of the ball with the Knights. “For a while, I was actually looking at Central being the...

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.

Century-Old Iowa Girl Scout Cabin Will Officially Be Demolished

Despite efforts to save this century-old girl scout cabin, the Creston News says it's being demolished and coming down. An agreement between the Creston Parks & Recreation Department and the Save the Girl Scout Cabin committee was reached, determining it would be a liability to restore the 97-year-old building, which as we told you in a story several months ago, needed "a new roof, concrete, flooring, doors, and windows due to the extensive deterioration". Even with an anonymous donation offered, the repairs were going to total around $50,000.

Twin Cedars Softball Drubs Orient-Macksburg

The Twin Cedars Softball Squad for the second straight night made quick work of a Bluegrass Conference opponent with a 17-3 win over Orient-Macksburg. The Sabers had 13 hits led by Jetta Sterner’s three while Chloe Durian drove in three runs with Cristen Durian getting a pinch hit home run. Ali Mockenhaupt got the win. Twin Cedars is 2-1 and will host Moravia on Tuesday.

The weekend starts with Fridays After Five

Summer may not officially be here, but the start of kicking back and relaxing after the work week starts in Creston. Fridays After Five is back. It features live music, every Friday night, all summer long starting tonight, May 27. The popular family friendly Friday evening event is held on...

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.

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.