Today is Feb. 13, the 44th day of the year. There are 322 days left in 2020. Below are news items from the Creston News Advertiser for this week (Feb. 9 to 15) in history:
10 years ago
Cheyenne Weis led the Panther girls with 13 points and 3 rebounds in a 49-46 win at Shenandoah.
At 15-1, the Bedford boys claimed the Pride of Iowa Conference championship, followed by Nodaway Valley (14-2), Southeast Warren (10-5), and Mount Ayr (10-5).
The Panther boys cruised past Shenandoah 74-58 on the road, finishing fourth in the Hawkeye 10 standings at 10-6, behind Harlan, Denison, and Lewis Central.
Teresa Krejci, SWCC chief financial officer, announced plans for a student food court for the 2010 fall semester.
20 years ago
The Creston Activities Booster Association honored Bill Hanson and his late wife Carralou as the 1999-2000 Fans of the Year.
The 5-11 East Union boys upset 11-6 Bedford 50-44 in Afton; Matt Brown leading the Eagles with 17 points, 12 rebounds, and 3 steals. Blake Pettit added 12 points and 9 rebounds.
Creston Police officers Rick Piel and Jamie Christensen each announced plans to run for Union County Sheriff. Piel stated his intention to “get the budget in order and offer more coverage in the county.”
Union County Emergency Management Coordinator Roger Nurnberg was commended by the state emergency management agency. According to the letter of commendation, Nurnberg performed “with a high degree of professionalism and the utmost regard for the safety and well-being of the citizens of Iowa.”
50 years ago
101 Dalmations opened at the Strand, where True Grit with John Wayne and Glen Campbell ended its run.
Kathy Stephens and Marlene Goodman were the lone senior members of Coach John Main’s Diagonal girls’ basketball team.
Mayor Marvin Taylor announced that Jerry Lee Crittenden was named the new Creston city engineer, succeeding L.T. Hibbs, who had resigned the previous month. Hibbs moved on to become the county engineer in Fremont County.
A committee representing the Creston Education Association sought a 10% raise for teachers, bringing the base pay for starting teachers from $6,400 to $7,040.