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Throwback Thursday: Peterson wins TWIRP king; Subway robbed

Published: Thursday, April 3, 2014 1:05 p.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, April 3, 2014 5:34 p.m. CDT
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The TWIRP BIRP court at Creston High School in 2004 includes candidates and ushers from left, Amy Duree, Ryan McKim, Ryan Steinkamp, King Brett Peterson, Britni Spargur, Michael Buck, Amanda Miller, Scott Levine and Amy Goldsmith. Not pictured, escort Ashley Studer.

Today is April 3, the 93rd day of the year. There are 272 days left in 2014. Below are news items from the Creston News Advertiser for this week (March 31-April 6) in history.

5 years ago

After three years in existence, Creston High School winter drumline, under the direction of band instructor Mike Peters, had an undefeated season with its show “Chess, the Art of War.” Creston earned the top score in contests at Plattsmouth, Bellevue East, Seward and Beatrice, all in Nebraska.

Southwestern Community College signed a joint enrollment agreement with Northwest Missouri State University.

10 years ago

Seventeen health care providers from the former Soviet Union came to Creston to tour Greater Community Hospital to learn more about health care management. Countries represented included Georgia, Armenia, Ukraine, Moldova and Azerbaijan. The visitors met with various health care providers in a roundtable discussion.

Brett Peterson was crowned 2004 TWIRP BIRP king at Creston High School. Other candidates were Scott Levine, Ryan McKim, Ryan Steinkamp and Michael Buck.

Subway was robbed at gun point. As reported by Creston Police Department, a man entered the restaurant approximately 11:20 p.m. April 1, displayed a hand gun and removed an undetermined amount of money from the cash register. This was the first armed robbery since 1996, when one happened at First National Bank.

Plans began to remodel Sumner and Taylor streets in Creston. This project included widening the streets and adding turn lanes.

20 years ago

Dry conditions and high winds led Creston Fire Department to respond to 13 grass fires March 1 through 31. There were 22 total fire calls during this time. Total rainfall for the month of March was .09 inch.

Arkansas won the NCAA men’s basketball title defeating Duke University.

Creston Lions Club was selected by Iowa Department of Education to receive an award for outstanding volunteer service. The club was nominated by Creston Community School District for purchasing a Braille and Speak to be used for blind students at the school. Ralph Dillinger was president, and there were 45 members in the club.

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