Today is July 10, the 191st day of the year. There are 174 days left in 2014. Below are news items from the Creston News Advertiser for this week (July 7-13) in history.
5 years ago
Creston softball became the first Panther team to capture the Hawkeye 10 title, sharing the title with Keumper and Lewis Central with a record of 15-3. The last conference title won by Creston was in 1992 as part of the Hawkeye 8. The 2009 team was made up of seniors Kristina Adamson, Morgan Evans, Amanda Nissen, Megan Birchard, Dana Howe and Aubrey Pendegraft.
10 years ago
Michael Phelps claimed the first spot on the 2004 Olympic swim team with a world record performance of 4:08:41 in the men’s 400 LC Meter IM. The U.S. Olympic trials were held in Long Beach, Calif.
Leslie’s Dance Emporium student Jake Rutledge, 13, earned the title of National Teen Mr. Spotlight at the 2004 national championship finals in Branson, Mo. Rutledge was Leslie Tyler’s first national solo champion. Rutledge won other awards at the competition including first place for lyrical solo, first place for tap solo and the judges award for most potential.
Kenneth and Dorcas Barger of Creston were honored for their 50 years of service as members of Lorimor American Legion and Legion Auxiliary.
“The Da Vinci Code” by Dan Brown was the No. 1 best-selling hardcover fiction book.
20 years ago
An abandoned farmhouse near Cumming was selected as the site for the filming of “Bridges of Madison County,” based on the best-selling novel by Robert Waller. The two-story house, built in 1871 and owned by a Michigan man, had four fireplaces and an expansive front porch.
1994 was a good year for Iowa crops. Ninety-eight percent of corn and 95 percent of soybeans were in good or excellent condition as of July 12.
This was the best condition for corn in about nine years and beans in about eight.
July 12 was the grand opening of the Southwestern Community College Center in Osceola. Clarke County Development Board raised money and donated land and a septic system because of the value of having an educational and trades facility in the community. Lark Mar, SWCC Board president, presented a plaque to Osceola Mayor Fred Diehl to commemorate the opening.