April 17, 2024

Throwback Thursday - April 4, 2024

Celebrating the 94th anniversary of the Bancroft History Assembly Monday are members, left to right, seated: Vera Emerson and life members Dora Coen, Mary Fisher, Hazel Hepler and Jean Hoyt. Back row, Jean Boyd, Mary Jean Kuhns, Margaret Martens, Pat Brumley, Grace Eddy, Bard Bjorn, Roberta Tedlock, Anna McLean, Fossie Roberts, Irene Marriott, Betty Hobbs and Jeanette Gildsig.

Today is Thursday, April 4, the 95th day of the year. There are 271 days remaining in 2024. Below is a collection of news items found in the Creston News Advertiser for this week in history.

5 years ago (2019)

Creston boys soccer is rolling right now, winning its fifth straight game to start the season in a 3-2 win in extra time against Underwood Tuesday night. The Panthers fell behind early before Hunter Fry netted the game winner just two minutes into extra time.

Southwestern Community College unanimously voted to move forward with two building projects after a public hearing held during its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday. Two public hearings were held for public comment on the proposed science laboratory renovation and ag center addition projects, which are estimated to cost $2 million, collectively. The board received no written or oral comment for or against the budget.

The Union County Board of Supervisors approved the proposed Union County Ordinance No. 73 regulating the placement of wind energy conversion systems on property located in the unincorporated areas of Union County at the third public hearing Monday at the Union County Courthouse.Several Adair County residents spoke in opposition of wind turbines in Union County. Union County residents Elaine Gordon, Jesse Giza and Randy Miller spoke in favor.

15 years ago (2009)

After an impressive record breaking season last year, the Panther squad is looking to only get better. The girls’ 6-8 record had more wins than the past six seasons for the Panthers combined and 12 girls are returning with at least one varsity start under their belt.

Creston tennis coach Kevin Cooper is optimistic of this year’s season. The boys tennis team will see five returning seniors and the injection of seven talented freshmen this spring.

Good things are happening for the Creston Police Department during the city council meeting Tuesday. Officer John Barney was given the oath of office by Mayor Warren Woods and the council approved the purchase of a new patrol car.

Mike Gerleman and the Creston girls track team edged Glenwood for second place in the Lady Cardinal Relays Tuesday in Clarinda.

25 years ago (1999)

Gone are Mike Mansour’s state championships and numerous school records but boys track co-coaches Steve Birchard and Pat Schlapia aren’t shedding any tears. The Panthers return plenty of quality runners and have 23 boys out, including seven lettermen, six of which who ran at state.

Creston ranked first in boys basketball in the Hawkeye 10 Conference sportsmanship ratings. Creston’s girls basketball was seventh and the wrestling team eighth among the other winter sports.

Union County’s new Doppler radar system to track severe weather came in handy Monday as the first tornadoes of 1999 swept through southwest Iowa. Although damage was reported to the south and west, Union County was spared as none of the rotating clouds touched down.

Boy Scout Troop 129 in Creston is celebrating its 65th year of continuous charter by the First Methodist Church. Troop 129 was originally chartered in 1927 and re-chartered in July 1934 with the church and its charter partner. The troop has had 74 scouts earn the rank of Eagle Scout, Wayne Strong being the first in 1929.

35 years ago (1989)

Creston High School’s National Honor Society chapter inducted 18 new members this morning including an honorary member. Students inducted were Jodi Western, Peggy Miller, Angie Parsons, Kim Denton, Heidi Rhine, Faith Johnston, Kerri Gildsig, Jodi Glynn, Treana Carlson, Scott Finn, Sean Jenkins, Tony Cavender, Scott Driskell, Kyle Schlaht, Todd Frank, Alan Bennett and Kirk Francis. Dorothy Peak was chosen as an honorary inductee.

The two leading players from last year’s team, Barb Bradley and Chad Chase, return for Creston golf coach Dave Rissler as the squads prepare for the season opener Thursday at Clarinda. Last year the Panthers went 7-1 and tied for second in the Hawkeye Eight at 6-1.

A Creston community center reached up to one-fourth of its fundraising goal Tuesday as the city council pledged $500,000 in support of the project. The project may cost between $2.2 million and $3 million excluding land costs, supporters said.

Marilyn Conard of Diagonal was the winner of a 1989 Ford Ranger pickup. Conard won the vehicle in a giveaway at the Better Living Show in Creston. The Creston Chamber of Commerce sponsors the annual show and drawing for a vehicle.