June 16, 2024

Throwback Thursday - April 25, 2024

Cole Kralik, left, and Jason Hyde begin the afternoon with a duel in Rainbow Park. Could it be a fight to the finish for a prom date?

Today is Thursday, April 25, the 116th day of the year. There are 250 days left in 2024. Below is a collection of news items found in the Creston News Advertiser for this week in history.

3 years ago (2021)

Creston High Future Farmers of America member Tucker Rohrig took the words to heart. Now he’s also taking them to the National FFA Convention later this year. At the state FFA convention April 18 to 20, Rohrig won the creed speaking contest, beating out other contestants from Iowa and getting him to the national contest. ”I didn’t think about it,” the freshman said about going this far with his efforts in FFA when the school year started. “I didn’t even know what was in the creed.”

Creston/O-M senior Rylie Driskell carded a 38 to lead the Panthers to a 188 as a team, soundly beating Chariton (231) in a meet at Crestmoor Tuesday night. The Panthers had a 59 from Jacy Kralik, which earned her runner-up medalist honors. Mikaela Downing posted a 49, Amiya Watkins a 54 and Kate Foglesong 62. The Creston girls hold the lowest nine-hole average of the Hawkeye 10 Conference at 197.2 strokes, ahead of second-place Atlantic’s 204.25.

The Creston/O-M tennis squads swept Clarinda in a pair of Hawkeye 10 duals Monday night. The boys defeated the Cardinals, 7-2, and the girls won 6-3. Two of the top three matches in singles were close ones, as Creston senior James Kunz beat Nathan Brown of Clarinda 11-10 (7-3) and Daniel Merritt, Creston’s No. 3 player, edged Clarinda junior Kale Downey 11-9. At No. 2 singles, Jeremy Rutz beat Lance Regher 10-3. At the fourth spot, Avery Fuller shutout Cyrus Lawrence, 10-0. Nate Wells and Foster McCutchan, both seniors, were winners by scores of 10-4 and 10-2, respectively.

13 years ago (2011)

Creston won five events and took third in three others at the Wildcat Relays Thursday. As a team, Creston placed third behind Carlisle and Norwalk. With Brianna Maitlen en route to the meet from the Drake Relays, teammate Madison Frain took first place in the long jump with a personal-best 14-11.

The 2010 census showed growth across the United States, with the trend of large cities continuing to grow and smaller, rural areas losing residents. Despite this trend’s effects being present in many communities in Iowa, Creston defied the trend. Creston has grown from 7,597 people in 2000 to 7,834 in 2010, a growth of 237 residents.

Taylor Hance broke a scoreless tie in the 75th minute as the Creston girls won their first soccer match of the season, 1-0, over Chariton Monday night. Hance, the team’s defensive sweeper, took a penalty kick after a handball in the box by a Chariton defender. It was her first goal in regulation in her career.

Creston golfers defeated Osceola Clarke girls and boys teams Friday at Crestmoor Golf Club before the boys competed in the tough Harvester Invitational hosted by Ballard of Huxley on Saturday.

23 years ago (2001)

Two Creston FFA senior members were awarded scholarships at the Creston FFA’s 50th annual parent/member banquet. Chad Ide and Francine Jackson each earned $500 scholarships to pursue their college education in agriculture from the Wayne D. Jackson and Dick Myers Memorial scholarships respectively.

Freshman Callie Jeffryes recorded Creston’s first first-place finish of the girls track season Thursday night in the discus as the Panthers finished seventh at the Wildcat Relays in Carlisle.

The Creston News Advertiser came away with 24 awards from the Iowa Newspaper Foundations 2001 Better Newspaper contests. The awards were for news and advertising entries that appeared in the CNA in 2000.

Despite a move of more than 1,400 miles, Creston News Advertiser’s new Managing Editor Lowell Vickers says he feels very much at home in Creston. Vickers began his duties at the CNA today. He was most recently with the Valdosta Daily Times in Valdosta, Georgia, where he worked for about seven years.

Approximately 500 junior history researchers will compete Monday and May 7 in the annual National History Day in Iowa contest at the Iowa Historical Building in Des Moines. Students from Orient-Macksburg and Corning schools will compete Monday in the junior division. Lenox elementary students will also participate Monday in non-competitive expositions.