Gabe is My Mayor

Gabe is My Mayor Gabe was elected mayor of Creston on November 5th, 2019 and sworn in November 14, 2019. Please follow this page to get updates on what's happening in Creston.

Union County Development Association
06/10/2020

Union County Development Association

Here is the UPDOWN! #updateuptown #thisplacematters #discoveruc

A look at Create Creston’s uncovered windows and facade work in progress!
05/28/2020

A look at Create Creston’s uncovered windows and facade work in progress!

05/22/2020
City of Creston, Iowa

City of Creston, Iowa

05/22/20 – From the City of Creston’s Park & Recreation Department

• The Creston Municipal Swimming Pool will NOT open this season

• Bill Sears Ball Complex will NOT open this season

• Park shelters and restrooms will remain closed until further notice

• VFW & McKinley ball fields are open – Please make sure to maintain social distancing and follow the CDC Guidelines

05/20/2020
Creston Chamber of Commerce

Creston Chamber of Commerce

The McKinley Park Party in the Park event which was scheduled for June 20 has been postponed due to COVID-19. Plans are to reschedule in August 2020.

Reevo's Barber Shop
05/18/2020

Reevo's Barber Shop

Due to Covid19 I’m No Longer able to take Walk-Ins. So for here on out Reevo’s Barber Shop will be by APPOINTMENTS ONLY. One can contact me via my page or 641-278-0444 to schedule an Appointment. Since I’m being the bearer of bad news, I’m also taking this opportunity to RAISE my prices by a Dollar on all haircuts and beard trims. The Hot Shaves are now 10$. So adult haircut is now 16$ and kid cuts(12 and younger) 13$. Thanks for the understanding and inconvenience it has been for the past couple of months. Thanks again for all your support. The Barber Reevo

A&G  Restaurant and Lounge
05/18/2020

A&G Restaurant and Lounge

Due to the construction of the business starting on the outside of our building today we will NOT be open for lunch. We will be open for dinner starting at 4:00. Thank you for your understanding. It’ll be AMAZING when done.

05/18/2020

A message to the CCHS Class of 2020: Congratulations, go and do good things!

Behind the badge
05/15/2020
Behind the badge

Behind the badge

CPD Officer Shannon Arends describes what it means to be in law enforcement

05/15/2020
Creston:Arts

Creston:Arts

Creston Arts is working out the details for Art Camp in a Box. We will have registration docs and more details soon. We hope to distribute boxes and art supplies June 8th!

MPAC - McKinley Park Aquatic Center
05/15/2020

MPAC - McKinley Park Aquatic Center

We are so very grateful and humbled by the incredible donation we received this week from Jeff Shelley Longstaff from the sale of masks at Medicap Pharmacy #8034 - Creston. Thank you for working tirelessly to keep our community safe and for your generosity to our project! #weareinthistogether #itsforthepool! We also wanted to let everyone know MPAC is still here! We are strategizing. We are working on a plan that best serves our project and our community. We pray that everyone is safe and healthy and is looking forward to the MPAC in our future!!

Buck Family Dentistry
05/07/2020

Buck Family Dentistry

Not only can Dr. Dave do great Dentistry he is also great at woodworking. We are gearing up to see all our patients soon! #buckfamilydentistry

05/06/2020
City of Creston, Iowa

City of Creston, Iowa

05/05/20 - Updates from our Chamber of Commerce:

Hi,

• It was announced today that Wellman Dynamics has purchased the former Ferrara Candy Company property. Plans include expanding existing operations and separating aluminum and magnesium casting operations to provide much needed capacity to support growth. Work on the facility will take place over the next twelve months prior to the arrival of approximately $24 million in new equipment earmarked for the existing plant and the new facility. Once completed the new facility will be one of the most modern sandcasting production facilities in the United States. Plans for production in the facility are targeted for 2022.

• The Union County Courthouse is closed but that doesn't mean that work is not taking place. The Union County Auditor has absentee voting set up in the basement and the Union County Treasurer's office is starting to handle driver's licenses by appointment only. Please call 641-782-1710.

• The Wishing Well has announced that it's hours for the rest of the week will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please call 641-782-2253 with questions or to place an order.

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy and remember Social Distancing - Ellen

05/04/2020
City of Creston, Iowa

City of Creston, Iowa

05/04/20 - Updates from our Chamber of Commerce:

Hi,

• The former Creston Super 8/Rodeway Inn became a Quality Inn on Friday, May 1st. Congratulations.

• Denny LaMasters shared - "BuiltNetworks is still repairing and selling computers. Please call 641-782-4765 first for instructions on bringing in your computer during the COVID-19 pandemic. On a paper provide your full name, address and phone number plus login password, if any, and what is wrong with your computer, or what you want repaired or upgraded. Please have a mask on if I invite you into the shop."

• Pizza Ranch has clarified that their buffet is open, but NOT self-serve. The wait staff/team member will handle your order.

• The Creston High School Awards Ceremony will be streamed live on May 14th at 6:00 p.m. on KSIB's Website and the link will be shared on Twitter as well. Graduation is being held virtually on May 17th at 2:00 for students and their families. After the ceremony, it will be made available to the public on the school website and will be tweeted out on social media.

• The CCHS Prom has been tentatively rescheduled for Saturday, June 27th. Details to come as they work with the various groups who volunteer to create a memorable evening for the students.

• Carroll Family Chiropractic returned to their normal business hours seeing patients on Monday, May 4th. They ask if you have a cloth mask to wear it to your visit and to sit at least six feet away from any other patients in the waiting area and if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 to please stay home.

• The Creston Hibbett Sports store closed on Friday, May 1st.

Stay Safe - Stay Healthy and Remember Social Distancing - Ellen

City of Creston, Iowa
05/04/2020

City of Creston, Iowa

On each day of May 7th, 8th and 9th, there will be an oversize load, in length and width, entering North Cherry Street at Montgomery Street and traveling north on North Cherry Street to the north corporate limits of the City of Creston on the way to the CIPCO plant.

These loads will be moving very slowly and will cause traffic disruptions.

Residents who park vehicles on North Cherry Street are asked to park off street or on side streets those days.

Kevin Kruse
Public Works Director
City of Creston
P.O. Box 449, 116 West Adams
Creston, Iowa 50801
641-782-2000 ext. 207
641-782-6377 Fax
[email protected]
http://crestoniowa.gov

04/29/2020
A&G Restaurant and Lounge

A&G Restaurant and Lounge

We honestly have gone back and forth on this decision. To be honest, we also wondered how our other local businesses felt about the decision Governor Reynolds had made. At the end of the day our family, friends, employees, and customers are important to us and we believe it’s just too soon Iowa.

At this time we are NOT going to be opening May 1. We want to make sure that the spread of the virus is more under control than it is and at this moment we will stay only open for carry out. Our carry out hours will continue as they are along with carry out drinks.

We appreciate your ongoing support and business and THANK YOU for understanding! #crestonstrong

Creston Chamber of Commerce
04/27/2020

Creston Chamber of Commerce

Create Creston wishes to help small businesses during this pandemic. When you order a shirt, Create Creston will donate $5 per shirt to that business.

American Homes by Grant Long, LLC
04/26/2020

American Homes by Grant Long, LLC

We spent the day yesterday picking out interior finishes for the spec house... and also admired the stone work on the front done by Berry Bros. Masonry, Inc. Our company inspector approved as well (bottom left 😃). Dry wall up next folks! Call for a showing !

City of Creston, Iowa
04/24/2020

City of Creston, Iowa

Spencer's Chophouse & Tavern
04/17/2020

Spencer's Chophouse & Tavern

✨Covid-19 Update 4-16-20✨

Unfortunately, beginning tomorrow (4-17-20) we are going to stop serving Friday lunches until the seating ban is lifted. We will continue to serve you Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 5-9 and Friday, Saturday 4-10. We are sorry for the inconvenience but we are doing the best we can under the circumstances. Thank you for your support!

Union County Development Association
04/15/2020

Union County Development Association

Here is the UPDOWN! Popcorn Enthusiasts: Be sure to check out this good deed from Iowa State Savings Bank! #updateuptown #thisplacematters #discoveruc virtually

City of Creston, Iowa
04/15/2020

City of Creston, Iowa

04/14/20 - Updates from our Chamber of Commerce:

Hi,

• Please find attached a flyer from Connections Agency on Aging concerning meals for seniors during the COVID-19 outbreak. Please feel free to share the information.

• St. Malachy School will be offering a Drive Thru Teacher Parade on Thursday, April 16th from 3 to 6 p.m. at the front of the school. Families are invited to drive by the school from Elm Street to Clark Street going west to wave to their teachers. Teachers will line up along Clark Street maintaining social distancing and wave at their students as they drive by. You are to stay in you car and asked not to stop but smile, wave and show signs and decorations if you wish. Teachers will not approach cars.

• To help relieve some of the burden to their customers, Nationwide will offer a one-time premium refund of $50 per policy for personal auto policies.

Please stay safe and healthy - Ellen

SHOP | House of Pain
04/14/2020
SHOP | House of Pain

SHOP | House of Pain

Something for everyone . BE UNIQUE BE YOURSELF Dare to Be Different!!!

DeHamer Accounting Services LLP
04/14/2020

DeHamer Accounting Services LLP

Efficiency may be down with the newest addition to the DeHamer Accounting team. Paxton joined us on April 8th. He’ll be up to speed in no time!

As always, we are here to serve you for any tax and small business accounting needs.

If you want to understand the basics of sustainable coty economic development, this is highly recommended.
04/12/2020
Free Presentation

If you want to understand the basics of sustainable coty economic development, this is highly recommended.

Few communities consider the important role that local tax systems play in planning, zoning, placemaking, and capital improvement planning. In this free webinar, Joe Minicozzi will change the way you think about the cost of development, sprawl, and the value of land. Make sure to attend this present...

Creston Police Department
04/07/2020

Creston Police Department

Some good news to share today, thanks for all the kind words of support over the last few months, let’s keep moving Cres...
04/04/2020
Carroll cleared

Some good news to share today, thanks for all the kind words of support over the last few months, let’s keep moving Creston forward!

https://www.crestonnews.com/2020/04/03/carroll-cleared/a53zgl6/

Creston Mayor Gabe Carroll has been cleared of any wrong doing in the 2019 mayoral election by Ringgold County Attorney Clint Spurrier, who was asked by the Union County Board of Supervisors to act as special prosecutor.

04/02/2020
City of Creston, Iowa

City of Creston, Iowa

04/01/20 - Updates from our Chamber of Commerce:

• Due to COVID-19 all park shelters, playground equipment and skate park are officially closed in McKinley Park, McKinley Campground, Taylor Park and Rainbow Park in Creston.

• Pine Valley Golf & Bowl will be postponing all bowling leagues till further notice due to the COVID-19 virus.

• Supreme Cleaners is open during this time using their drive through as pick-up and drop off. They ask if you have items with them please stop by and pick them up.

Please stay safe - Ellen

04/01/2020
Carroll Family Chiropractic

Carroll Family Chiropractic

Carroll Family Chiropractic will be closed from April 1st, 2020 through April 30th, 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, at which point we will re-evaluate the need for social distancing and safety measures. We will continue to take appointments on an emergency basis, for patients who are experiencing moderate to severe pain that impacts activities of daily life or work. Please call and leave a message at 641-782-3199 and we will return your call in the early morning or early afternoon.

04/01/2020
Employee Webinar: CARES Update

Please take the time to listen, this covers unemployment for the self employed as well.

A webinar for unemployment insurance claimants now that the CARES Act has been signed into law.

03/30/2020
City of Creston, Iowa

City of Creston, Iowa

PSA:
The 600 block of south Elm St will be blocked off for the next few days while they work to repair the retaining wall.
It will open up in the evenings. Please try to avoid this area while they are working.
Thank you!

03/28/2020
A&G Restaurant and Lounge

A&G Restaurant and Lounge

We will be closed today and moving forward 2:00-4:00.

Weekly hours Monday-Saturday
11-2 & 4-8

Shepherd for Sheriff - Union County
03/27/2020

Shepherd for Sheriff - Union County

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Congratulations, Mayor Gabe Carroll! Expecting good things for our community! 🎉
Yes yes and yes!!!
Is there a way to invite other people
Just curious, about how many votes on average would be needed for a mayoral election victory in Creston?