June 16, 2024

Throwback Thursday - June 6, 2024

Shelby Schroeder, 12, of Creston, spends  the afternoon of the last day of school Tuesday at McKinley Pool.

Today is Thursday, June 6, the 158th day of the year. There are 208 days remaining in 2024. Below are news items found in the Creston News Advertiser for this week in history.

20 years ago (2004)

Creston capitalized on a big third inning to defeat East Union 12-0, in three innings in the home opener Wednesday. The Panthers pounded out seven hits, while junior pitcher Chantel Klejch improved her record to 6-3 with a perfect game that featured four strikeouts and no walks.

According to Union County Law Enforcement Center dispatchers, a power surge shortly after midnight Tuesday was responsible for storm sirens sounding in Creston. The problem was immediately corrected.

Union County Board of Supervisors Monday agreed to research the feasibility of creating access to a Catholic cemetery north of Thayer. Zelda James of Urbandale spoke to the supervisors about access to the private burial grounds. She said a road leading to the cemetery stops at a cornfield leaving visitors short of the destination.

15 years ago (2009)

There’s a new veterinarian in town. Dr. Tim Nelson has joined Dr. Jerry Katzer, Dr. Carl Schuler and Dr. Richard Brus at Creston Veterinary Clinic, 509 W. Townline St. Nelson, who graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor of science degree in animal science and a degree in veterinary medicine, is doing mixed-animal work at the clinic.

Des Moines North managed to place only two balls into fair play against Creston hurler Madison Frain in a non-conference collision Tuesday. Frain, nearly untouchable, took a no-hitter into the sixth inning against North, and finished with an unprecedented 19 strikeouts in a 2-1 victory over North.

Anticipation is in the air as Greenfield prepares to host thousands of RAGBRAI bicyclists overnight July 20. The world’s longest, largest and oldest recreational bike ride is expected to attract charter groups of up to 750 and riders from all 50 states and countries around the world. The 37th annual RAGBRAI ride across Iowa begins July 18 in Council Bluffs and ends in Burlington July 25. Greenfield is the third of eight scheduled overnight stops.

It may have been a rough start to the season, but starting the Hawkeye 10 baseball schedule with a 2-0 record is a big step for any team. Currently one of three teams undefeated in the conference, the Creston Panthers (2-0, 2-4) picked up the victory over Shenandoah Monday night, 11-2.

10 years ago (2014)

Nashville recording artist Rachel Holder will be performing July 3 in Corning. The concert, sponsored by Chat Mobility, will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Corning Opera House. Admission to the concert is free. The event, which is open to the community, will begin with a free-will donation meal to benefit Corning Fire Department.

Creston/O-M’s Carson Whittington and Madison Hance finished in sixth place of the Class 2A Co-Ed Golf Tournament Tuesday at Cedar Pointe Golf Course.

Chase Shiltz and Jon Birchard combined to give up just five hits to Shenandoah here Monday in a 6-1 Hawkeye 10 Conference victory over the Mustangs. Shiltz had a no-hitter going through three innings, but had walked one and hit four others before head coach Steve Birchard went to his son Jon in relief.

Six Creston players were honored on the 2014 Hawkeye 10 boys soccer all-conference teams announced Monday. Conner Pals, the school’s all-time single season (25 goals) and career (47 goals) scorer, was named to the first team along with defender Tayler Pettit. Both are juniors. Senior Trevor Frain was named to the second team along with junior Alex Nielsen. Earning honorable mention are freshman Ben Irr and junior McClain Haines.

5 years ago (2019)

After wrapping up his first year as Southwestern Community College softball coach, Nick Weinmeister quickly proved his capabilities inside the realm of Spartan Athletics. Weinmeister will be named as the assistant athletic director, filling the void left by former co-athletic director Kenny Namanny.

The first summer sports South Central Iowa Athlete of the Week polls have been conducted with two winners. (May 20 - June 1). Baseball – Dustin Lund – Senior – Southwest Valley and Softball – Mallory Raney – Freshman – East Union.

Last weekend Mount Ayr sent three members of its boys track and field team to the North versus South Senior All-Star Meet, hosted by Iowa City West High School. Hunter Haveman, Connor Eaton and Chase Smith were the three Raider members selected to participate in the event.