Ellston, IA

Art exhibit features Creston High graduate

The new college graduate takes a break from setting up Friday’s art show in the Gallery of Creston’s restored Depot, and sits quietly on an oak bench at the train station: white sneakers, cuffed blue jeans, and a short-sleeved black T-shirt with a large red Chinese dragon on the front.
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Campaign to save Afton house creates divide

After a June 2021 fire destroyed their Afton home, the Beamans have been working to restore their house while battling a multitude of illnesses and unforeseen circumstances. Last month, Afton City Council voted 4-1 in favor of moving forward with the tear-down process of the property. “We keep to ourselves,...

GRM Networks awards $3,750 in Community Improvement Grants

GRM Networks has awarded a total of $3,750 as part of the company’s Community Improvement Grant program. Organizations receiving funding for the first 2022 semiannual distribution included the Harrison County Historical Society in Bethany, Missouri, the Lamoni Food Pantry in Lamoni, Iowa, and the Princeton, Missouri, Chamber of Commerce. Each of these organizations received $1,000 grants. Receiving a $750 grant was the City of Pleasanton, Iowa.

6-year-old dies after hit by front-end loader in Iowa

DECATUR COUNTY, Iowa (WHO) – A six-year-old child died Wednesday night after being hit by a front-end loader in southern Iowa. According to a crash report from the Iowa State Patrol, it happened at approximately 6:52 p.m. in the 22000 block of Lineville Road. Justin Miller, 41 of Leon,...

Lenox 150th celebration kicked off Thursday

Lenox will celebrate its 150th Sesquicentennial Celebration June 30 through July 3. The committee has been planning for months and came up with a busy schedule for the weekend. The Depot Welcome Center will be open all weekend. Hours are Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday...

Orient-Macksburg ends postseason drought with dramatic win over Essex

(Orient) -- Orient-Macksburg put an end to their years-long postseason drought with a narrow escape over Essex in the opening round of Class 1A softball. In a Region 3 showdown, the Bulldogs (10-17) came away with a 12-11 victory over the Trojanettes (6-15) to stay alive in the tournament. "At...

Panthers finish with a bang

The Creston softball team earned some well-deserved time off over the holiday weekend after completing the regular season Thursday with a doubleheader sweep of Denison-Schleswig, 13-1 and 7-3. The victories put a cap on Creston’s Hawkeye Ten championship at 19-1, while improving to 25-4 overall. Creston has a first-round regional...

Creston sweeps Denison-Schleswig on senior night

The Panther baseball team got to see their Class 3A-8 opening opponent first hand Thursday in a senior night sweep in their doubleheader with Denison-Schleswig. Creston won game one 13-10 and game two 7-1. The Panthers tallied 17 hits in 34 at bats in game one. “The first game we...

GRM Networks Announces Community Grant Awards

GRM Networks announced 4 awards for communities through their Community Improvement Grant Program. The program selects organizations that apply for grant funding. This cycle awarded $3,750 in funding. The Bethany Historical Society will use their grant to purchase a laptop computer, software, scanner, and hard drive to store historical documents.

Lamoni baseball hoping to 'put it all together' for postseason run

(Lamoni) -- The Lamoni baseball team quietly put together a strong showing in the Bluegrass Conference. Now, they hope to make some noise in the postseason. The Demons come into the postseason at 14-6. They started the year 3-4, but found a groove in June. "We're feeling good," said head...

On a Whim...Creston woman loses almost 7" off her waist in 42 days with ChiroThin | Paid Content

PAID CONTENT | Creston, Iowa's Ashli Peterson tagged along with her mom for a visit to Dr. Vince Hassel's office to learn about the ChiroThin Weight Loss program. For 17 years, she has had a hard time losing weight after having a child and has tried about everything without success. When she learned about Dr. Hassel's approach and the science behind the program, "on a whim" she decided to try it for herself. Amazing and Shocked are words she used to describe the success as she lost 26 pounds and almost 7 inches off her waist in 42 days. She even saw "non-scale" successes as she did not need some of the medication she was currently taking after the program helped her body become healthier. Find out how Dr. Hassel can help you recapture your health and help you lose the weight you have always wanted to lose by going to

6-year-old killed by front-end loader in south central Iowa

DECATUR COUNTY, Iowa (KWWL) -- A six-year-old died Wednesday night in Decatur County, which is in south central Iowa, after being hit by a front-end loader. A crash report from the Iowa State Patrol says that the the driver of the loader was retrieving a hay bale that had fallen off his truck and trailer just before 7 p.m. The hay bale was in the ditch in the 22000 block of Lineville Road in Leon.

Lamoni's Olson set to play baseball at Oklahoma Christian

(Lamoni) -- Lamoni standout Brayden Olson is yet another Demon set to play collegiate baseball. Olson has put together a strong multi-sport career, and he has decided baseball will be his thing at the next level with Oklahoma Christian in Edmond, Oklahoma. “There were a lot of small steps (that...