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Dec. 10

• 10 years ago in 2007

Marshalltown High School boys’ swim team capitalized on opportunities to win six events in their 95-70 victory over Grinnell/BGM as Ivo Raunic grabbed three first place finishes: 50 freestyle and as a member of two relay teams, also swimming the best time in the 100 breaststroke exhibition race.

• 25 years ago in 1992

Kenny Bleaker was one of 50 children presented presents by Santa Claus at the Kiwanis/Big Brothers-Big Sisters Christmas Party.

• 40 years ago in 1977

MHS wrestlers beat Mason City 30-17 as 145 pounder Mike Harms gave his teammates the momentum when he pinned his opponent as other pins were registered by Ron Ewing and Mike Mann.

Dec. 11

• 10 years ago in 2007

MHS cross country and track standout Jill Lageschulte verbally committed to run for the University of Northern Iowa Panthers next year.

• 25 years ago in 1992

Some of the performers in the MHS Music Department’s Annual Holiday Concert were: Adam Zeihan, orchestra; Steven Smith, combined band; Jenni Schmidt, mixed chorus; Joshua Brown, mixed chorus and Mike Luken, ninth grade band.

• 40 years ago in 1977

The West Marshall boys and girls basketball teams each defeated South Hamilton 64-49 for the boys and 75-55 for the girls as Kathy Lively led the girls with 34 points and John Dickkut and Jim Kurth led the boys with 24 and 22 points, respectively.

Dec. 12

• 10 years ago in 2007

MHS senior Kellyn Fogarty was named the recipient of the Nick Norris Award by the Bobcat coaching staff which is based on leadership, contribution to the team and sportsmanship.

• 25 years ago in 1992

Green Mountain-Garwin girls’ basketball team slipped past Dike-New Hartford 65-61 with Mary Langenbau dropping in 27 points and Angie Sandquist adding 22.

• 40 years ago in 1977

Although, Newton held Anne McFadden to only 14 points, a feat in itself, the MHS girls defeated the Cardinals 35-32 to continue the string at seven straight victories as Lisa Sudenga grabbed 11 rebounds and three steals.

Dec. 13

• 10 years ago in 2007

Lori Roseland, of Gilman, collected more than 400 pairs fo boxer shorts for wounded veterans which will be passed on to Sew Much Comfort to make them adjustable to fit over casts and braces.

• 25 years ago in 1992

St. Mary’s Christmas musical “The Gift Goes On” features Drew Westberg as Bucko; Jacob Hanken as Cashus and Kristina Rodriguez as Comfort.

• 40 years ago in 1977

Recently heavy snows were the cause for jubilation as brothers Randy and Tim Wagner drove the family snowmobile around LeGrand.

Dec. 14

• 10 years ago in 2007

The EM/GMG Mustang wrestlers claimed three dual victories beating Gladbrook-Reinbeck/North Tama 43-30; Sumner-Fredricksburg 46-30 and host Jesup 46-18 as heavyweight Tanner Hamelau went 3-0 with two pins.

• 25 years ago in 1992

West Marshall girls’ basketball player Justean Bohnsack score a game-high 53 points to lead the unbeaten Trojans to a 71-56 victory over Roland-Story.

• 40 years ago in 1977

The SEMCO girls ran its record to 7-1 as they defeated Baxter 89-76 with Marcia Everts and AnnDee Mann leading the offense scoring 28 and 25 points, respectively.

Dec. 15

• 10 years ago in 2007

The BCLUW girls stepped up their defense in the 59-45 downing of Grundy Center as Kris Penick scored 13, Nicole Fisher added 11 and Jamie Fisher dropped in 10.

• 25 years ago in 1992

Masonic Scholarships to attend Marshalltown Community College were handed out to Brett McClintock, of Le Grand, and John Ulin, of Green Mountain.

• 40 years ago in 1977

Three MHS students were selected for the Youth for Understanding program in the summer of 1978: Connie Greiner, Bryan Trickey and Karen Swanson.

Dec. 16

• 10 years ago in 2007

The MHS girls bowling team snagged second place at the five-team Des Moines event with 2,265 team points as Megan Taylor rolled a 231 and Ashlee Krukow a 200.

• 25 years ago in 1992

The BCL-U-W Comet girls’ basketball squad put on some hot shooting in the 72-68 victory over Ackley-Geneva as Shannan Kadner hit 18-of-24 for a game-high 38 points and teammate Cherilyn Kruse went 11-of-12 for 22 points followed by Jane Smith with 12.

• 40 years ago in 1977

Doug Lively was awarded the grand champion trophy at the West Marshall FFA World Feeder Pig Show & Sale after showing a pen of 20 feeder pigs for Dale Van Maanen.