Creston teen cited following a property damage accident
(Creston, Iowa) – Police in Creston cited a man for Failure to Provide Proof of Insurance (accident related), Wednesday. Authorities say a 1997 GMC pickup driven by 16-year-old Justin Ray Loudon, of Creston, was turning south from Swan Street onto Maple, when the pickup sideswiped a 2006 Chevy Impala that was legally parked on the west side of the street in the 600 block of N. Maple. The accident happened at around 3:45-p.m.
Creston Police reports weekend arrests
(Creston) -- A Creston man faces charges following a traffic stop early Sunday morning. Creston Police say 21-year-old Cael Raymond Carl was arrested for OWI, 1st offense, and carrying a weapon while intoxicated. The arrest took place at the intersection of Adams and Cottonwood Streets at around 3 a.m. Carl...
SWCC RN class completes community service project
Pay it Forward Week is coming April 22-26, 2024, and SWCC students are already PIFing!. The SWCC registered nursing class completed a community service project during Valentine's Day week! They ordered and delivered carnations to local nursing homes. Way to go, nursing students!. ❤️ 🌺 #SWCCinthecommunity.
The coldest February in Clarke County history—and the warmest
Stacker compiled a list of the warmest and coldest Februaries in each county's history using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.
Creston Man Suffers Minor Injuries in a Motorcycle Accident
(Creston) A Creston man suffered minor injuries in a motorcycle accident Friday evening. The Creston Police Department say upon arrival, 76-year-old Michael Spaulding was sitting next to his motorcycle, alert and conscious, but bleeding from the head. Spaulding told officers he has consumed some alcohol. According to the report, it appears the motorcycle crossed the center portion of the road traveling northbound on Cherry Street and struck the curb. The motorcycle then turned over, scraping along the yard and road.
Stuart Couple Arrested for Child Endangerment
(Adair Co) Two people were arrested on Child Endangerment charges in Adair County. The Stuart Police Department arrested 35-year-old Tyrone Anthony Morris and 39-year-old Natasha Kay Peninger, both of Stuart, after officers conducted a search warrant at 615 SW 7th Street. According to the report, the residence was occupied by the two adults and their four minor children. Officers stated the overall state of the residence was dirty and in disarray. A glass pipe containing burnt marijuana residue and a tray with marijuana residue was located in the kitchen that would be accessible by the children. Marijuana shake was observed in the living room coffee table drawer. A grinder with marijuana residue was located in the bedroom of Tyrone and Natasha. A glass pipe containing burnt marijuana residue was located under the bed in a juvenile’s bedroom, along with marijuana residue on the dresser, multiple packages of empty cigarillos in the trash and a vape was located in a juvenile’s school backpack. Tyrone Morris and Natasha Peninger were both charged with Child Endangerment – Substantial Risk. Morris was also charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana) 2nd Offense and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Morris was held on $3,300 cash or surety bond. Peninger was held on $2,000 cash or surety bond.
Burn ban in effect for Union County
(Creston, Iowa) – Officials in Union County have placed the county under a burn ban (effective today [Feb. 26] at noon). No open burning will be allowed outside of the specific conditions found in Iowa Code 100.40 without a permit until further notice.
Clarke County Hospital Introduces Pain Management Program to Reduce Opioid Dependence in Local Community
Clarke County Hospital (CCH) in Iowa is participating in the Billion Pill Pledge program. This initiative, in collaboration with Goldfinch Health, aims to improve pain management and decrease opioid use. Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird introduced the program during a panel discussion, outlining its mission and potential impact on patients and the community.
Adair County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Report: Week of 2/18/24
2:31 a.m., welfare check west of Canby. 10:23 a.m., paged Fontanelle Rescue and Adair County Ambulance for medical call. 12:57 p.m., traffic complaint 76mm I-80. 8:01 p.m., traffic complaint 93mm I-80. Monday 2/19. 11:02 a.m., paged Adair County Ambulance for medical call. 3:50 p.m., pedestrian walking 91mm I-80. 8:22 p.m.,...
State, federal candidacy underway
Those interested in running for a state or federal office could formally begin circulating their petition to be a candidate on Monday, Feb. 26. Candidates must file an affidavit of candidacy and nomination petitions with the county auditor for county offices or with the Secretary of State office for federal and state offices. Nomination petitions are due 5 p.m. March 15.
Adair County Supervisors Approve Proclamation Recognizing March as Problem Gambling Awareness Month
(Adair Co) The Adair County Board of Supervisors approved a proclamation recognizing March as Problem Gambling Awareness Month. Amanda McCall, Gambling Addictions Counselor with Zion Integrated Behavioral Health Services, said the National Counsel on Problem Gambling and the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services want to raise awareness that gambling can become an addiction and there are services available.
Union County Woman arrested on Alcohol-Related Charges
(Creston) Creston Police arrested a Creston woman on alcohol-related charges. Police say 28-year-old Chelsey Mae Madison was taken into custody on Thursday evening for OWI 1st Offense. Authorities transported Madison to jail and held her on a $1,000 cash bond.
Two SWCC students named to 2024 All-Iowa Academic Team
Creston, IOWA—Two Southwestern Community College (SWCC) students—Grayson Hewett of Red Oak and Hallica Warren-Anderson of Alpha, Illinois—were honored as members of the 2024 Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society All-Iowa Academic Team during an awards banquet held Monday, Feb. 26, 2024, at Curate in Des Moines. Warren-Anderson is...
Adair County Supervisors approve courtyard use permits & road/bridge project bids
Greenfield, Iowa) – The Board of Supervisors in Adair County, today (Wednesday), approved courtyard use permits for Main Street Greenfield’s Easter Egg Hunt, and the Farmer’s Market (10 vendors per market), beginning June 9th and continuing every Thursday through Oct. 17th. The Board also approved two Township...
Burn ban gives Shen firefighters a breather
(Shenandoah) -- KMAland fire officials hope recently-instituted burn bans will quell the constant grass fires over the past few weeks. Open burning bans continue in Page, Montgomery, Mills, Pottawattamie, Cass, Adair, Union, Decatur, Harrison and Guthrie counties. Shenandoah Fire Chief Justin Marshall tells KMA News Page County's burn ban declared Monday helped break a long stretch of daily brush fire-related calls.
Nodaway Valley’s Wrestling Season Was One for the Books
(Greenfield, IA) – What a season for Nodaway Valley wrestling featuring an Iowa State Champion and a third-place finisher in the state meet. Ashton Honnold was able to wrestle his way to the State Final and it went all the way down to the wire. Head Coach and father of Ashton, Brad Honnold, remembers the whole thing as a blur of excitement and joy for his son and state champ.
Creston Police Report Two Arrests for Harassment, and FTA
(Creston) Creston Police arrested two people on Wednesday for failure to appear and another charged with harassment. Police arrested 27-year-old Tylea Lynn Barnes of Creston for 1st-degree harassment. Officers transported Barnes to the Adams County Jail. No bond was set, pending an appearance before a judge, and a protection order was entered.
Fourteen Burn Bans Active In Iowa
(Des Moines, IA) -- The State Fire Marshal's Office has 16-burn bans in effect today (Monday) in southern Iowa. Burn bans are posted in the following counties: Adair, Clarke, Clinton, Decatur, Guthrie, Harrison, Marion, Mills, Montgomery, Muscatine, Page, Pottawattamie, Scott, and Union counties. Iowa Code Section 100.40 Marshal may prohibit...
Red Oak Individual District Speech Results
(Afton) -- The Red Oak Speech Team was among those competing at Individual District Speech over the weekend. Below are results as reported by Coach Kelsey Mangold. Red Oak performed in Afton, IA at East Union High School on Saturday, Feb 24th. We took 11 kids and performed 17 events. Ms. Mangold and Mrs. Wiser are so proud of the kids and their hard work!!
Proposed code changes for Creston’s Park & Rec Board
(Creston) Proposed code changes to chapter 24 of Creston’s Code of Ordinances – Park and Recreation Board was one item on the Creston City Council agenda Tuesday night. It was only up for discussion by the council, but the three members of the Park and Rec board, John Kawa, Gary Borcherding and Katie Turner, each shared opinions earlier in the meeting during open forum.