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Throwback Thursday

Published: Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:19 p.m. CST • Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:32 p.m. CST
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These Southwestern Community College students were honored in April 2009 at the All-Iowa Academic Team recognition ceremony in Des Moines. Pictured, from left are SWCC President Dr. Barb Crittenden, students Nicole Goodale and Erin Harman and Matt Thompson, SWCC dean of student services.

Today is April 10, the 100th day of the year. There are 265 days left in 2014. Below are news items from the Creston News Advertiser for this week (April 7-April 13) in history.

5 years ago

Crews from Overture Films moved into Lenox to film scenes in and around the town for the remake of “The Crazies.”

George Romero, director of the original version of the horror film in 1973, was the remake’s executive director. Breck Eisner, who directed the film, “Sahara,” directed the new version. 

10 years ago

Creston High School junior Jacque Jay broke the longest standing record at the 28th annual Cardinal Relays in Clarinda, winning the 200 meter dash in 26.37. She bested Jill Eberly’s former record of 26.5. Eberly was a former standout for Clarinda and set the previous 200 record in 1976.

Plans for Creston Super Walmart were approved by Creston City Council. The agreement proposed construction of a 155,078 square foot building to be constructed along with a gasoline fuel facility, on-site parking, storm sewer, storm water retention/detention ponds, landscaping, water loop for fire protection with fire hydrants, sanitary sewer mains and water mains.

“Passion of the Christ” was showing at Strand Theatre.

20 years ago

About 30 area residents discussed proposed health care legislation with U.S. Senator Charles Grassley during a town hall meeting at Southwestern Community College. This was to hear from constituents about President Clinton’s proposed health care system.

ABC beat CBS in TV ratings by about 94,200 viewers. ABC was showing the top three programs at the time: “Home Improvement,” “Roseanne,” and the Ellen DeGeneres sitcom “These Friends of Mine.”

Danette Schaefer, 18, graduated from Creston High School mid-term and was a page to 44th District Senator Leonard Boswell (D-Davis City), manager of the Senate floor debate as president of the chamber. Schaefer’s tasks included sitting in on sessions, working on files and journaling new bills and amendments.

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