Today is Aug. 10, the 222nd day of the year. So, there are 143 days left in 2017. Below are news items from the Creston News Advertiser for this week (Aug. 7-13) in history:
10 years ago
Paul Teutul Sr., of American Chopper fame, was pictured sitting on the first chopper to run on E85 at the bike’s unveiling ceremony at the Iowa Speedway in Newton. The renewable energy chopper was on display at Stalker Chevrolet/Cadillac.
Three Creston softball players received honorable mention on the 2007 Hawkeye 10 All-Conference Softball Team. Panthers represented were pitcher Kristina Shields and catcher Stacey Strauss, both seniors, and outfielder Morgan Evans, sophomore. Senior members were honored at the end of their season were Shields, Strauss, Nicole Stoll and Bailly Glynn.
20 years ago
Six-year-old Jacob Barker was excited about his upcoming Iowa State Fair performance as Elvis and tumbling to “All Shook Up” after placing first in the Bill Riley talent show at Adams County Fair in Corning. Barker was to compete in the sprouts division with competitors twice his age with a chance to receive $150 as overall winner. He said he would rather win a ribbon or medal, but if he did win, the money would be spent at Toys R Us.
The Creston Park and Recreation Department planned a grand opening ceremony at the new McKinley pool. Refreshments and informal tours were planned after the ceremony and ribbon cutting.
Marci Vaughn of Afton had plenty of spirit. She was Cy, the over-sized, red bird mascot for Iowa State University and also Cubbie, the mascot for the Iowa Cubs baseball team. The senior agricultural bio-chemistry major said Cy was the pride of the Cyclones, but was prey for opposing teams, even if it was all in good fun. She told of being attacked by 30-40 members of the UNI marching band and it was hard to fight back with padded paws until ISU cheerleaders rescued her.
50 years ago
Twelve girls were candidates for Union County Fair queen and were judged on personality, talent and appearance. They were Debbie Orwan, Susan Hammans and Carolyn Miller, all of Lorimor, Angalete McGuire, Connie Fluckey and Kathy Bradley, all of Afton, Judy Peppmeier of Shannon City and Jane Caldwell, Marsha O’Riley, Jone Franklin, Vickie Blazek and Joyce Hartsook, all of Creston. Blazek, 17, was crowned queen and would represent Union County at the Iowa State Fair, Hammans was first runner-up, Franklin was second runner-up and Bradley was third runner-up.
More than 500 people – maybe 750 – visited the Urban Baker farm nine miles south of Creston to enjoy an old-fashioned threshing bee. They came from far and near, even from Dublin, Ireland, to see the old separator and tractor thresh oats. Helping Baker were Edmund and Joe Baker, Larry Bradley and Brad Boyer.
Hairnets for long-tressed male waiters in the hippie Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, California, were ordered as a sanitary precaution by the city health department. Current law only made specific references to female employees but the current situation was a problem the legislature didn’t count on. Any person with long hair is likely to get some of the stands in food and would be required to wear nets or some other confining method irrespective of the sex of the person.