Looking Back Cambridge

compiled by Lisa Samuelson
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15 Years Ago

August 3, 2006

As a heat wave consumes the area, the temperature at the drive up BankORION scorches lake the heat. The thermometer hit 97 degrees on Monday, July 31 at 3 p.m.

The Cambridge Intermediate girls softball team took second place in the Championship game against Woodhull, Monday, July 31 in Oneida. Team members include Kalli Humphrey, Jaclyn Riordan, Jazmine Toribio, Hanna Swanson, Jacquie Imhoff, Coach Alan Swanson, Rebecca Underwood, Chelsea Mitro, Lexi Sipp, Cheyanne Grant-Witt, Taylor Hein, Emalee Brink, and Coach Dave Dalton, Marina Nuckles and Rachel Carlson.

Postseason honors go hand in hand with great seasons. A pair of Cambridge Vikings, head coach Larry Stahl and all conference performer Ethan Van Norman, enjoyed some of the spoils of Cambridge’s memorable 2005 season by receiving invitations to compete July 22 in the 32nd annual Illinois High School All-Star Football Game sponsored by the Mohammed Shiners..

Every child who read at least one book in the summer reading program at Cambridge Public Library was invited to the prize drawing on Thursday afternoon, July 27. Weston Brown 4, son of Danyelle and Steve Brown of Cambridge, wins the grand prize, a DvD player. Other prizes included books, duffel bags magnetic dress-up dolls, a desk clock, a picture frame, digital cameras, 3-D books and pencils.

25 Years Ago

August 1, 1996

Jamie Welch, daughter of Rusty and Claudia Olson of Cambridge, will be competing for the title of Miss Teen of Illinois at the 1996 State Pageant to be held Friday, August 2 through Sunday, August 4 at Augustana College, Rock Island.

The village played host to seven bikers on their way from Vancouver, British Columbia to Washington, D.C. on Monday night, July 22 when Joyce Spiker, over heard them talking at the Cambridge Café. It was too late to camp where they had planned to spend the night and one was ill. Mrs. Spiker took them to her neighbor, Mayor Bill Todd, who found Larry McKinley of the community hall board, and soon all seven bikers were enjoying “the Hilton,” as Mayor Todd put it, at the Cambridge Community Hall.

Mayor Bill Todd receives a check for $5000 from Kenneth Woolcutt, Kewanee regional manager for Illinois Power, to help cover costs of tree stump removal in the village.

Cambridge High School Pom Pon squad attended the Universal Dance association Summer Camp held Sunday, July 14 through Wednesday, July 17 at Augustana College, Rock Island. The squad received many awards including 11 drill down ribbons, three spirit sticks, a Superior trophy, the 1996 Summer Camp Leadership Award and squad member Stacy Ericson received the Camp Champ Award. They include Kim Denison, Sue Cauwels, Danielle Galle, Jennifer Seabloom, Renee Allen, Stacy Ericson, Katie Carrico, Terry Smith, and Breanna Shafer.

50 Years Ago

July 29, 1971

Miss Sharon Ralph, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Ralph of Cambridge, has been accepted for admission in September to the International Fine Arts College of Fashion in Miami, Florida.

The team comprised of Brenda Johnson, Bob Nussear, Dee Morey and Lynn Morey won the annual mixed handicap golf tournament conducted Sunday, July 25, at the Valley View course. The group came in with a total of 297 strokes over 18 holes. Second place team was made up of Bess Anderson, Ed Meyer, Sue Nelson and Larry Lindburg. That foursome fired a 299.

Martin Morey, 14 won the L. E. Telleen Junior Boys Golf Tournament for the second consecutive year. The finals were played Saturday afternoon at the Valley View course. Jim Lange, took second a d Bob Lindburg was third.

Mrs. Frank McConnell entertained 34 relatives at a potluck dinner in her home Sunday honoring Mr. and Mrs. Marvin McConnell of Phoenix, Ariz. Mr. and Mrs. John Brown and daughter of Rosemeed, California and Mr. and Mrs. Everett Bonar and family.

100 Years Ago

July 28, 1921

Mr. and Mrs A. E. Clark from north of Kewanee spent a few days last week at the home of his brothr, G. L. Clark and wife.

Mrs. Peter Nywall after spending a few days with her daughter Mrs.. R. F. Jamison left Monday for her home in Bishop Hill.

Miss Jane Swanson left Tuesday morning for a short visit with Mrs. Fireside in Davenport.

W. H. Fisher the stock buyer shipped two carloads of hogs to the Chicago market last Thursday afternoon and accompanied the shipment.