Fall Means Football

As the days start to get a little shorter and the weather begins to cool off (a little bit anyway) our thoughts turn to fall. And when our thoughts turn to fall, we begin to think about football season.  The Panthers are already 1-0 after an impressive win at Chariton and both the Hawkeyes and Cyclones fell in college football’s opening weekend.

While we certainly hope Creston/OM can continue to play well, now you have a choice to make between Iowa and Iowa State.

With football season brings rivalry and health competition, so we’ve decided to get in on the spirit during the WHO TV-RV TV tailgate Monday September 9th at the Creston Depot. During the event we will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Creston Food Pantry in “Victory Trucks”. Our truck will be collecting for the Iowa Hawkeyes, the truck from M&M Motors will be collecting for the Iowa State Cyclones, and Creston Automotive will be collecting for those who wish to remain neutral, but still want to have a good time. The final weigh-in will be around 10 P.M. to decide the winner.

Cyclones take on Hawkeyes
Iowa vs. Iowa State

The tailgating fun starts at 4 P.M. with music, food, games, and WHO TV getting some fan insight from the folks of Creston. Live telecast will be shown at 5, 6 and 10 P.M.

Make sure you wear all you Hawkeyes or Cyclone gear for the Best Dressed/Most Supportive Hawk & Cyclone Supporter contest that will be shown during the live telecast at 5 P.M. Signups will be at the Depot and you must register before 5.

Hawkeyes, Cyclones. Football season is here everyone! We hope to see you out at the Depot on Monday!

Relay for Life Raffle

On Friday June 14th at Creston High School a large crowd will gather to participate in a great event for a great cause, Relay for Life.

Relay for Life is an event where individuals and teams gather to share experiences, create memories, and raise money the fight against cancer. There are unique experiences that take place during a Relay for Life event, including the Survivors Lap, Lunminaria Ceremony, and Fight Back Ceremony.

The history of Relay for Life dates back over 25 years, to 1985 when Dr. Gordy Klatt decied to raise money for the fight against cancer by running for 24 hours straight! During that first unofficial Relay for Life event, Dr. Klatt raised $27,000!

Stalker Chevrolet has joined fight with fundraising events to donate toward Relay for Life. Stop by Stalker Chevrolet between now and May 6th to enter a raffle to win a free oil change! Purchase 1 ticket for $1 or 6 for $5. Help us donate to this amazing fundraiser and get a chance to hang out with some of our amazing service staff.

You may be curious what your money is going toward. Through Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society uses these funds to conduct research and find new groundbreaking cancer medicines and cures. The money is also used for living accommodations for patients who must travel to receive the care they need. Relay for Life also helps fund the Road to Recovery® program that drives patients to and from treatment. To learn more about what Relay for Life fundraising efforts go to, click here.

Relay for Life Oil Change

Chevy Volt Has Extended Electric Range For 2013 Model

In year three of its production, the Chevy Volt gets a nice boost in range when running in its all-electric mode. The 2013 Chevy Volt will offer 38 miles on a full charge compared to the 35 miles in previous Volt.

The Volt will also get a nice boost on its EPA efficiency rating, jumping from 94 to 98 MPGe, or Miles Per Gallon Equivalent–a measure of how far the vehicle can travel on electricity with the energy content of 1 gallon of gasoline.

To find the culprit for the increase battery life, look no further than to the enhanced battery pack. The battery pack in the 2013 Volt is able to hold 16.5 kilowatt-hours of energy, up from 16, and the car can draw on 10.8kWh compared to the 10.3kWh on the 2011 and 2012 Volts.

With the increase in energy for the Volt, drivers can expect the time to a full charge to also increase.

Once the Volt’s battery pack is depleted it switches to it’s 1.4L gasoline range extender to power a generator that distributes electricity to the 149-hp electric motor that actually turns the drive wheels.

The 2013 Chevrolet Volt is expected to have a total range 380 miles, factoring in electric plus gasoline.

Another added feature for consumers a 2013 Chevy Volt is the addition of a “Hold Drive” button that allows owners to conserve battery-pack energy for use at a particular time or when it will help make the car more efficient.

Chevrolet also plans to outfit the low-emission package, standard on later 2012 Volts sold in California, to those 2013 Volts sold in New York state as well, making them eligible for High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane access with only a single occupant.