Today is May 1, the 121st day of the year. There are 244 days left in 2014. Below are news items from the Creston News Advertiser for this week (April 28-May 3) in history.
5 years ago
A declaration of a public health emergency was declared across the country because of an outbreak of swine flu. The virus was making its way into the United States from Mexico. At the time, more than 20 cases had been confirmed in the United States.
Southern Iowa Resources for Families (SIRF) and Innovative Industries joined together to share a board and management company. The goal of this merger was to share resources to provide services for people with disabilities.
10 years ago
95-year-old Wilbur Clayton was featured in the 55 Plus tabloid. He said staying active added longevity to his life. He walked 2 miles a day, if he hadn't already worked in his garden or mowed the lawn.
Orient-Macksburg FFA, with financial assistance from Adair County Farm Bureau, purchased a dairy vending machine to offer students healthier options at Orient-Macksburg Schools. The machine sold chocolate and strawberry milk and orange juice.
Creston School Board approved contributing $10,000 for Creston High School Band to purchase new band uniforms. Estimated cost was $40,000 to $45,000. The remaining amount was fundraised.
Snowfall was recorded on Iowa's border with South Dakota.
20 years ago
Creston Community Theatre put on the play "Murder on the Rerun" by Fred Charmichael. Director of the show was Val Caputo.
Southwestern Community College volleyball team was awarded National Junior College Athletic Association of Academic's Team of the Year for 1993-94. The team earned an accumulative grade-point average of 3.44. Coach was Rita Schroeder.
"The Bridges of Madison County" by Robert James Waller was No. 6 on Publisher Weekly's best-selling books list.