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Throwback Thursday

Published: Thursday, June 5, 2014 2:16 p.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, June 5, 2014 2:21 p.m. CDT
Union County Democratic Supervisor JoAnn Bradley, left, and Judy Bierkamp, Democratic Party chairwoman, discuss the totals as the primary votes are tallied in June 1994 at the Union County Courthouse. That year, voter turnout in the county for the primary election was 36 percent.

Today is June 5, the 156th day of the year. There are 209 days left in 2014. Below are news items from the Creston News Advertiser for this week (June 2-8) in history.

5 years ago

Cheri Davis and Matt Schultz served as honorary survivors at Creston’s Relay for Life June 5. Davis fought a rare form of brain cancer, anaplastic hemangiopericytoma. Schultz survived a seminoma strain of testicular cancer, the same affliction of Tour de France bicycle champion Lance Armstrong.

10 years

Members of Creston High School’s Foods II class had a chocolate chip cookie recipe listed as a finalist on Reader’s Digest’s website.

The class submitted the recipe after trying one listed in Reader’s Digest’s 100 best things in the country and not thinking it was the “best.” Lois Houghtaling was family and consumer sciences teacher.

Iowa ranked third in the nation among other states in installed wind energy capacity at 423 megawatts behind California with 1,822 and Texas at 1,096. Neighboring states and capacity include Minnesota 336, Nebraska 14, Illinois 0 and Missouri 0.

N. Fred Collings, a former Union County Sheriff, was killed by rifle shot while on duty in 1926. His name was added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C.

20 years ago

Opal Gordon, 71, retired after 40 years with Creston School District. Her tenure included 24 years as fulltime principal, five years as teaching principal and 11 years as an elementary teacher.

Woodcarvers Keith Jones and Ron Cain, with the help of Ed Jungst and Bill Steele, began work on carving a black bear from a Cottonwood tree in preparation for Creston’s quasquicecentinnel celebration in July. The bear was displayed at McKinley Park for Art in the Park June 4.

Orient-Macksburg dedicated the new, privately funded Dazzy Vance Baseball Field June 4.

“Renaissance Man” starring Danny DeVito was playing at Strand Theatre.

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