June 28, 2022

Throwback Thursday

Today is Thursday, June 23, the 174th day of the year. There are 191 days left in 2022. Below are news items from the Creston News Advertiser for this week in history.

60 years ago (1962)

Council shelves police dog talk - Purchase of a police dog for service with Creston Police Department, which was discussed at an informal meeting of the city council with members of the police department last Thursday night, got only a brief mention at a special meeting of the council last night. Councilmen Frank Boortz commented that “The mayor seems to be the only one who wants to discuss a dog.” Mayor Hemphill replied, “I don’t think we ought to have a dog. If the police department is under my control, I don’t want a dog. The more I have checked into it, the more I do not want a dog.”

Rainbow Girls initiate two on Monday - Sherran Hower, worthy advisor of the Creston Assembly of Rainbow Girls presided at the meeting held Monday night at the Masonic Temple. Initiation was held for Marcia Rusk and Sharon Smith.

Wayne A. Henry is promoted in Turkey - Wayne A. Henry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Henry of Creston has been promoted to Specialist 5th Class in the U.S. Army. He is stationed at Ankara, Turkey, with the Army’s A.S.A. group as an accountant.

There was an excellent turnout Sunday for the first round of polio vaccinations via the oral method. Around 7,500 persons gathered at Creston High School for their bites of sugar and vaccine.

Marvin Frame wins Jaycee of the Month Award - Marvin Frame has been named Jaycee of the Month for July by Creston Junior Chamber of Commerce. Frame, 30, received the “sparkplug” award at the Jaycee meeting last night.

Thirty-four neighbors and friends brought five balers, tractors, racks and low boy trailers to the Dave Reed farm, Route Three, Creston, Monday afternoon and baled 30 acres of clover hay. Mr. Reed had undergone surgery recently and had been unable to do his farm work.

Richard Outhouse, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Richard Outhouse of Creston has been awarded a full tuition scholarship to the state University of Iowa College of Medicine for the 1962-63 academic year. He is one of 25 students who were awarded the scholarship.

Richard and Joan (see photo) Madison of rural Creston got more than they bargained for when they got two burrows last November. They participated in a federal program designed to reduce the herd of wild burrows in the Grand Canyon. The Madison’s had to pay veterinarian and transportation costs to get the pair to their farm northeast of town. The unexpected - a colt born to one of the animals in late May. The birth seemed curious when it is considered that both of the Madison’s burrows, named Dolly Parton and Dottie West, are female. But Mrs. Madison said they have a 11 month gestational period, so the colt was conceived before they left the canyon.

40 years ago (1982)

Creston High School Class of 1957 held its 25 year class reunion Saturday and Sunday at Elks, with 86 attending. Richard “Butch” Miller served as Master of Ceremonies. Following Saturday’s evening meal, attendees spent the evening visiting and dancing to music of the 50′s.

Lamb Three-Hitter for Panther Win - The Creston Panthers played one of their finest games of the season in Council Bluffs on Monday night as they evened their Hawkeye Eight Conference record with 4-2 victory over Lewis Central. This victory moves the Panthers to 5-5 in league play, still in fifth place. Aside from a pair of Titan extra base hits in the first two innings, Creston pitcher Mike Lamb was in almost complete control of the game as he hurled a three hitter, walked four batters and struck out seven.

A Creston woman’s suspension from playing softball in city leagues was affirmed by a recently formed league association following a hearing on Tuesday night. But it was also recommended that that the Creston Park and Rec Board issue an apology to the woman for earlier setting the suspension without giving her the chance to tell her side of the story. Allegedly, Patty Means of Creston injured another player with rough play during a recent game. Last week, the board voted that she should be suspended.

20 years ago (2002)

Crystal Miller, daughter of Don and Peggy Miller of Creston, graduated March 15 from in-flight training in Houston, Texas. She began working as a flight attendant March 19 for Continental Express Airlines and will be based out of Newark, New Jersey.

Annette Rice of Creston has recently been named Senior Housing/Volunteer Services Director at Greater Community Hospital. Rice has been an employee of the hospital since 1987. She is a graduate of Buena Vista University, Creston campus and a Creston native.

Alice Anderson of Creston turned 100 years old on June 15 and is still going strong. Anderson is just one of thousands of Americans turning 100 this year. What is unusual about Anderson is her independence. Anderson still lives at home, cooks most of her own meals, does some gardening and pretty much cares for herself. She also drives her car on a daily basis.