Looking Back Cambridge

compiled by Lisa Samuelson
Headlines in History

15 Years Ago

September 25, 2006

Cambridge Elementary School Principal Shelly Logston told students it’s going to be an amazing year during an all-school assembly Monday, September 25.

On Friday, September 22, Logston learned that the school received the 2006 No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon School Award. Cambridge is one of ten schools in the state of Illinois to receive the award and one of 240 schools in the entire United States.

Former Cambridge high school athlete, Matt Goodwin, is currently playing his fourth year as starting fullback for Drake University, Des Moines. In the third game of the season, against the University of Wisconsin at Plattsville, Goodwin was awarded “offensive player of the game “ Goodwin is a pharmacy major at Drake.

Larry Smith has been selected by the Cambridge Rotary Club as the parade marshal. Smith is retired from the Rock Island Arsenal. He has been an Eagle Scout and has helped several others to achieve that honor. He was a member of the Jaycees. He was a member of the Jaycees, the Henry County Auxiliary and Cambridge Rotary Club. He was a Henry County Court Bailiff and a contributing writer of the Cambridge Chronicle as well as a historian on the Cambridge area.

25 Years Ago

September 26, 1996

Jenny Pease, 1996 graduate of Cambridge High School has been selected for the 1996-97 cheerleading squad at Midland Lutheran College, Fremont, Nebraska. She will cheer at football, volleyball and men’s and woman’s basketball games throughout the year.

Valley View Country Club, Cambridge, fall Banquet will be held Monday, September 30 with social hour beginning at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. followed by a business meeting, door prizes and awards. Cost is $8 per person. The banquet planning committee is JoAnn Knox and Libby Stone.

Bethany Lowe donates an original Santa from her “Nostalgia for Nicholas” collection to Henry County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee Chairwoman Carol Dobbels and Assistant Manager of Farm Bureau Teresa VanWynsberghe, The Santa will be given away as a fundraiser to benefit the Henry County Farm Bureau Foundation.

Henry County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee Chairwoman Carol Dobbels exhibits a display at Cambridge Elementary School created by the committee to demonstrate the ways in which candy and pop can look similar to medicine or cleaners. Committee members will take turns exhibiting the display to each of the 18 grade schools in the county.

50 Years Ago

September 23, 1971

Dan Hoge, Cambridge, exhibited a 220 pound crossbred barrow that won the 1971 National Barrow Show grand championship at Austin, MN Wednesday, September 15.

Clark Magerkurth, route 2, Cambridge, has been selected for the 1971 edition of “outstanding Young Men of America.”

Mrs. Melville Anderson, Cambridge and Mrs. Earl Werkheiser, Kewanee, were honored for 30 years of leadership at the annual Henry County 4-H leader recognition chicken barbecue Tuesday at the Cambridge Community Hall.

Vincent Brimley, local insurance agent, attended the annual convention of the Illinois Independent Mutual Agents September 12-13 at Peoria.

100 Years Ago

September 22, 1921

Mrs. Fred Swanson spent Tuesday with friends in the tri-cities.

Miss Lara McCurdy spent last spent last Friday in the tri-cities.

The Club Sewing Circle will meet at the home of Mrs. Frank M. Rogers on Tuesday afternoon. September 27.

Clyde Kintel is confirmed to his house on account of illness.