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Throwback Thursday

Alex Nielsen clears the high jump bar during fifth-grade competition during the May 2008 Elks Track Meet at Panther Field.
Alex Nielsen clears the high jump bar during fifth-grade competition during the May 2008 Elks Track Meet at Panther Field.

Today is May 10, the 130th day of the year. So, there are 235 days left in 2018. Below are news items from the Creston News Advertiser for this week (May 7-13) in history:

10 years ago

Ellen Page and Cillian Murphy were stars of the thriller “Peacock” that was being filmed in Lorimor and Greenfield. Lorimor Mayor Kent Forbes and his wife Karen were excited to appear in the movie as extras. They had been among 80 or so individuals who attended open auditions with more auditions coming before filming began.

Creston’s Meghin Krambeck had been a major force in volleyball, basketball and track over the four years of her high school career. She was selected as the 2008 outstanding female athlete and signed with Iowa State University to run sprints and hurdles for the Cyclones.

20 years ago

Lasting Memories Photography, 217 W. Adams St., in Creston held a grand opening celebration. New owner, Joley Maley, and her staff, Callie Waddingham, Denise Moore, Holly Hanson and Elisa Hutchinson, showed off a newly remodeled studio and gave out door prizes and refreshments.

The Three-Mile Lake recreational facilities were dedicated in a ceremony showing off a boat dock, handicap fishing piers, picnic areas, cabins, shelter house and a campground area. A ribbon cutting and barbecue were held.

Brittney Bergstrum, Joshua Flowers, Trista Ide, Amanda James, Catherine Kister, Michael Mansour, Erin McKee and Jessica Moeller were among more than 1,700 Iowa high school seniors recognized as State of Iowa Scholars. Each scholar received a certificate signed by Gov. Terry Branstad and a $400 scholarship.

Shawna Woods and Stacey Strauss, both 9 of Creston, competed in the AAU state gymnastics meet at Ankeny. Strauss took second in the overall level 4. She won the vault, fourth in floor exercises, sixth on the beam and fifth on the bars. Woods was sixth in the bars, sixth on floor, eighth in vault and 11th on the beam.

50 years ago

A $550,000 bond to finance construction of a new junior high school and gymnasium for Greenfield Community Schools was approved by voters by one vote more than the required 60 percent. The vote was 686 for to 456 against it. The first vote on the bond last fall had been beaten by six votes. The new building was to replace one that was more than 60 years old and not adequate for a modern junior high.

Phillip Cunningham, son of Rev. and Mrs. Dale Cunningham, received the Arion Award at the annual Band Recognition Banquet. President of Creston Rotary Club, Darrell Reed, made the presentation to the senior French horn player. Arnold O. Kenyon was master of ceremonies for the program and the Za Ga Zig Shrine saxophone sextet from Des Moines was the entertainment. Both high school and junior high school teachers, Mr. Dave Rissler and Mr. Dick Bauman were honored by their students.

Mrs. Carol Bryant and Mrs. Irene Miller, both of Creston and Mrs. Barbara Nauman of Prescott were winners of a $25 U.S. savings bond in the Mothers Day retail promotion drawing held at Adams and Maple streets, where a large crowd had gathered. The drawing was conducted by Bill Strauss, chairman of the retail bureau of Creston Chamber of Commerce. The winners were drawn from names that had registered at stores all the previous week.

Creston High School students competing in sectional golf tournaments were Kathy Lawton, Lynn and Kaye Sandeman, Natalie Coen, Sharon Smith, Sharon Evans, Les Mickey, Mike Wood, John Carl and Doug and Dan Coen.

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