Today is June 7, the 158th day of the year. So, there are 207 days left in 2018. Below are news items from the Creston News Advertiser for this week (June 4-10) in history:
10 years ago
A tornado producing thunderstorm reached Union County after one twister touched down southeast of Prescott. That tornado was part of a storm cell which developed a series of tornadoes. Tornado damage was reported throughout Adams and Union counties, but flooding remained the main problem with an estimated 5 to 8 inches of rain falling.
Creston Radio, KSIB announced the hiring of Michael Cooley as its news director. He was a 2004 Orient-Macksburg and 2008 Iowa State University graduate.
Creston Police Chief Jamie Christensen, 40, and Assistant Police Chief John Sickels. 38, turned themselves in for arrest at Iowa State Patrol in Des Moines. Both were charged with sexual abuse in the second degree, a class B felony punishable up to 25 years in prison.
20 years ago
After a little more than a year as executive director of Union County Development Association, Terry Donahue resigned to begin work as business manager of Oakdale Medical and Classification Center north of Iowa City. He would oversee day-to-day operations, supervising a $17 million budget with 350 employees and 1,000 inmates.
Members of Laureate Tau chapter Beta Sigma Phi, Marilyn Larimore and Marilyn Blazek, presented 50 stuffed animal to Martha Musmaker, patient care coordinator at Greater Community Hospital, to comfort children in the emergency rooms.
The Rev. Mark Reasoner, graduate of St. Malachy School in 1979 and CHS in 1983, was guest pastor for the final Mass of the year at St. Malachy. He had been ordained less than two weeks prior. Reasoner had been a young professional as a pharmacist, but in 1992 at age 27, he decided to enter the priesthood. He was now associate pastor at Resurrection Parish in Dubuque.
50 years ago
The Farmers Cooperative Creamery at Afton closed permanently June 1968 and the trustees, Kenneth Fluckey, Wayne Hartsook and Lewis Ripperger began the work to liquidate the business, hoping to complete it in about three months.
Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot in the head by a mysteriously silent gunman after winning the California Democratic presidential primary. After three hours of surgery, he emerged in extremely critical condition. He died a little more than 24 hours later with Ethel, his pregnant wife, by his bedside. Sirhan Bishara Sirhan, a native of Jordan, was charged with the murder.
A formal ground breaking ceremony for Southwestern Community College’s new academic and vocational-technical building was held at the site in the northwest edge of Creston. Contracts for the construction by G.M.C. Constructors Inc. of Lincoln, Nebraska, were signed by Robert J. Beecher, president of the Area 14 board and W.O. Davidson, business manager and board secretary.
Construction of the first pond dams on Three-Mile Watershed were scheduled to begin in the fall, if federal funds that had been allocated were available after the problems of making all ends meet with the budget.
Registration for swimming lessons at Creston Municipal Pool opened and 415 people, mostly children, were registered by noon. Red Cross water safety chairman, Jack Carlson, said all the beginner classes had been filled, but additional classes would be added if possible. A line two or three abreast extended from the city hall to Montgomery Street on Maple Street throughout the morning as people waited to sign up.