Gibson Memorial Library is partnering with the Union County Genealogical Society to host Creston’s first ever cemetery walk Saturday, Sept. 23, at Graceland Cemetery in Creston. The cemetery walk is a joint fundraiser for both the library’s capital campaign and the Union County Genealogical Society. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Gibson Memorial Library or from any library capital campaign committee member or Union County Genealogical Society board member.
The sensation of floating away from the ground in a hot air balloon will be available to spectators at this weekend’s Southwest Iowa Hot Air Balloon Days – weather permitting. For the first time in the 40-year history of the event, tethered balloon rides will be available to the public. Providing the rides will be Creston native Adam Boden, a 1999 Creston High School graduate who now lives in Indianola and works for National Ballooning Ltd, located in Patterson.
The public measure received 374 yes votes to 89 no votes, easily passing. The measure needed just a simple majority to be approved. All 15 Iowa community colleges have 6-cent levies in place. Funds gathered from the 6-cent levy are used by SWCC to purchase instructional classroom equipment. “I’m ecstatic about it.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".