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too bad

Knoxville, IA

#1 Oct 10, 2008
Why do you not print news? Where is the newspaper story about an accident at a local bar? Report a story or give up being a business, useless to its citizens.
Accident or Intentional

United States

#2 Oct 10, 2008
too bad wrote:
Why do you not print news? Where is the newspaper story about an accident at a local bar? Report a story or give up being a business, useless to its citizens.
there seems to be a question as to it being an accident or intentional.
CNA also eliminated the "Voices" part of the paper, when you talk about persons of importance or who think they are important, then the paper has to get rid of it
Silenced

United States

#3 Oct 10, 2008
Creston News Advertiser October 8, 2008
Voices silenced
We want to read what you have to say, but not anonymously.
The “Voices” section you see on this page today will be the final one — at least for now.
“Voices” is being suspended indefinitely.
As many of you know, I have never liked these anonymous comments.
When Publisher Rich Paulsen came into my office Tuesday and said we would not be running it for a while, I admit, I breathed a sigh of relief.
Basically, he said he was tired of comments that no one could figure out what was behind it.
Many of them were so poorly written, the commenter couldn’t even articulate what they were trying to say.
On the other hand, there are those comments that a few do know what is behind it and it may be directly related to an individual.
No one should be responsible for trying to decipher one from the other.
Unfortunately, Internet blogs have allowed people to comment anonymously to the point that a section like Voices where people were invited to make a simple statement becomes an arguing block.
Doesn’t anyone have anything positive to say anymore?
Ongoing dissertations about crossing guards, bus drivers and teachers’ mode of dress have become more commonplace than what is considered desirable.
People need to go to the source and make their feelings known.
One person told me they liked Voices because it allows people to comment on things they could not otherwise say for fear of repercussion.
That may be true, but there is a bigger problem here than these few comments if people are truly afraid of repercussion because they disagree with someone else.
There is always someone higher up to go to, even if it is at the state level.
We welcome your letters to the editor that include your name, address and phone number.
Of course, we only print the name and town of residence.
Creston Res

United States

#4 Oct 11, 2008
Don't forget to march tonight in the Take Back The Night march! Meeting at Methodist Church between 6:30-7:00 p.m. March will begin at 7:00. See you there!
too bad

Knoxville, IA

#5 Oct 11, 2008
New Chief of Police officer Paul Ver Meer begins duty on Monday October 13th. Best of luck to him. This should have appeared in the Friday reminder section of CNA. Now CNA canceled "voices" because they need names and e-mail addresses to post. Crazy. Start a topic then end it, because of peoples opinions. Biased, racist, hypocritical crap, discrimination,etc. Who needs this paper?
Woman Power

United States

#6 Oct 11, 2008
The CNA stinks.
too bad

Knoxville, IA

#7 Oct 13, 2008
Des Moines news Channels have actual stories today about Paul Ver Meer from Carroll, Ia., becoming new Chief Of Police in Creston, starting 10-13-2008. The Creston News Advertiser is out---but I did not see a story there. Hmmmm
Lost

Lincoln, NE

#8 Oct 13, 2008
Woman Power wrote:
The CNA stinks.
I totally agree! Was born and raised in Creston but moved away years ago! I have found that if I want to catch up on local news up there, I goto KSIB website or Des Moines news channels.
too bad

Knoxville, IA

#9 Oct 14, 2008
New Chief of Police starts, yesterday. Paul Ver Meer of Carroll, Iowas is now Chief of Police in Creston, Iowa. He was on drug task force and seems well qualified---a story that you all should have read in Friday or Mondays Creston News Advertiser. The paper hasn't mentioned him since September or longer. D.M. news last night had X Chief picture and X Assistant picture and the fact that pre-trial is Nov. and trial together is Dec. 15th, providing no delays. The news even had a picture of the new Chief. Thanks Creston News Advertiser---where would we be without you? Where will you be without us.
CNA IS A JOKE

United States

#10 Oct 14, 2008
Where is the news on ANY of this??? As if our own town can not be writing about our new Chief and how and when the trial will be? This is a joke!
I cancelled my paper months ago!!!
I hope others do the same!
God help the new chief!! Good luck!
Please clean up our mess!!!!
clueless

Knoxville, IA

#11 Oct 15, 2008
This paper really isn't published for news. They do not care to discuss anything. Not police department, not city council, not Union County, not county attorney, kind of in a dream state world. Is this a reflection of those who work there or a misrepresentation of a local news report. I cancelled paper, also. Sevnety-fivecents a copy for NOTHING---I'll PASS.
clueless

Knoxville, IA

#12 Oct 16, 2008
CNA thinks no news is good news.
Tired

Bellevue, IA

#13 Oct 17, 2008
Too bad, it is EX- Officers. It amazes me the mentality of people who get on here and have no idea how to spell, type or use correct grammar.
clueless

Knoxville, IA

#14 Oct 17, 2008
Too bad does know that what they chose to print was X-OFFICERS--on purpose. It was meant to be a cut down on them - but you are probably a fan or you would have realized that. We can see you're tired - due to your grouchy personality and perfection.
clueless

Knoxville, IA

#15 Oct 17, 2008
Tired wrote:
Too bad, it is EX- Officers. It amazes me the mentality of people who get on here and have no idea how to spell, type or use correct grammar.
Who is the mental midget here and what makes you better than the rest of the posting and blogging world. My opinion is that you are on the side of the protect and serve caliber. Take spelling or grammar yourself or just go to bed and get some rest, you're going to have a lot of time to be tired.
Tired

Woodbine, IA

#16 Oct 22, 2008
OMG I am NOT a supporter of either of the officers mentioned. I just get TIRED of all the bitching going on by people who THINK they know the facts and don't. I want justice served and think its terrible that it has taken so long to get anything done.
fresh views

Omaha, NE

#17 Oct 22, 2008
Tired-----don't be offended by some of the remarks made here. There are a few that think any comment that doesn't agree with their's 100% must be made by someone who supports the EX Chief and EX Assistant Chief.
fresh views

Omaha, NE

#18 Oct 22, 2008
Not to mention the off topic remarks and spam entered in several of the forums.
too bad

Knoxville, IA

#19 Oct 23, 2008
ATTENTION: Creston News Advertiser has a story inside the NEWS section today and it's about delaying the trial and have it moved out of county - "Christensen, Sickels trial venue change possible." The above Tired person is first from Osceola, now they are from Lacona. Using some one else's name or computer.
cna

United States

#20 Oct 23, 2008
Are you kidding me CNA!! That is not front page news???????? It is important enough to put it on the kcci site and not to mention on the news this morning ... WHAT THE HELL? You people have no clue how to run a paper let alone report the REAL news. You are a joke! I hope everyone cancels this paper...I know I have!

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