Today is Jan. 9, the 9th day of the year. There are 357 days left in 2020. Below are news items from the Creston News Advertiser for this week in history:
10 years ago
Creston residents dug out of a fresh layer of snow, which was followed by temperatures dipping to minus 23 degrees.
As a reward for raising the most funds during 2009 for the community college division of the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund, the SWCC women’s basketball team donned pink uniforms donated by Russell Athletics.
Colin Sandeman, the son of Creston and SWCC graduate Scott Sandeman and the grandson of Max and Birdie Sandeman, caught a 21-yard touchdown pass from Richy Stanzi during the first half of the Iowa Hawkeye’s 24-14 Orange Bowl victory over Georgia Tech.
20 years ago
Former NBA basketball player and US Senator Bill Bradley addressed a crowd of 175 at the Creston Livestock Auction sale barn prior to participating in a televised debate with Vice President Al Gore in Johnston.
Helen and Glenn Hayes celebrated their 80th birthdays with an open house at Holy Spirit Hall.
The CHS Panther boys’ basketball team suffered a 56-41 home loss to Atlantic. Creston guard Gabe Carroll had one rebound but sank 4 field goals and 2 3-pointers, finishing with 14 points. Atlantic forward and Iowa football recruit Blake Larsen received a technical foul for hanging on the rim after a slam dunk. The Creston girls also lost at Atlantic, 68-33.
50 years ago
With the mercury down to 12 below, Mayor Marvin J. Taylor welcomed new council-members Keith C. Hemphill, Raymond Jeffryes, and Everett Willets at the first regular meeting of the city council for 1970-71.
Police Chief Frank Holliday announced that officers and desk clerks would move to a new schedule of 5 days on and 2 days off, a change from the old schedule of 7 days on with 2 days off. Holliday said that the new arrangement increased time off and decreased overtime costs, but that officers had agreed to perform court and emergency service without pay. Officers also received training in breath-analysis equipment for drunken driving arrests. For 1969, Holliday reported 13 stolen automobiles, 64 break-ins, and 1,787 family disputes and minor disorders.
Elsie (Mrs. Harold) Schuler won a window air-conditioner and a refrigerator in the Orange Crush Sweepstakes sponsored by the Creston and Atlantic Bottling Company.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Crittenden celebrated their golden anniversary at the Hopeville UMC.
Led by Craig Blazek with a scoring average of 18.8 points per game, the CHS boys’ basketball team was 7-2 and shot 44.2% from the field headed into a mid-week matchup with Mt. Ayr.