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Dec. 17

• 10 years ago in 2007

Abby Johnson scored a season high 21 points and Sami Petty added 16 points as the Gladbrook-Reinbeck girls defeated Walnut Ridge Baptist Academy 52-31.

• 25 years ago in 1992

Members of the First United Church of Christ Youth Group: Kristina Lucht, Victoria Ohrt, Stacey Ohrt, Rachelle Ohrt, Theron Stewart, James Ohrt and Christ Ohrt created a live Nativity scene at the Ohrt residence.

• 40 years ago in 1977

Marshalltown High School boys’ basketball team remained undefeated following the 76-57 victory over Waterloo East with four players in double figures: Brad Weuve with 22 points, Lenny Gealow, 18; Jeff Hughes with 13 and Brian Leban adding 10.

Dec. 18

• 10 years ago in 2007

The MHS boys crashed the Class 4A basketball poll and landed in the 10th spot after the 81-57 pounding of Fort Dodge with three players averaging 15 plus points per game: Cole Danielson, Michael Appel and Chanse Creekmur.

• 25 years ago in 1992

Bobcat matmen stopped the Mohawks of Mason City 36-26 as freshman Aaron Tecklenberg made his first varsity start at 160 pounds pinning his opponent with other pins coming from Damon Henry, 112 pounds and Jade Robinson at 189.

• 40 years ago in 1977

West Marshall wrestlers got five individual champions and won its own tournament with 129 points as Todd Randall, 98 pounds; Bill Pfantz, 119; Stan Randall, 145; Guy West, 155 and Bob Wyllie at the heavyweight spot all getting first place.

Dec. 19

• 10 years ago in 2007

GMG held off a late surge by North Tama in the 59-57 win with Blaze Wurr leading the scoring with 11 points, 10 rebounds and four steals followed by Jacob Hlas with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

• 25 years ago in 1992

Hot shooting on a cold winter night boosted the Colo-NESCO girls basketball squad to a 103-85 win over Ogden as Mindi Harrison shot 39, Emilie Fredregill, 34 and Heather Hudson finished with 28 points.

• 40 years ago in 1977

The Garwin boys’ basketball team kept the win streak going with the 75-61 victory over Middle Amana as Jerry Rohach dropped in 20 points and grabbed six rebounds; Bret Langenbau added 16 points and eight rebounds and Brad Smoldt finished with 14 points and 13 rebounds.

Dec. 20

• 10 years ago in 2007

Students helping with the Lenihan Shopping Spree offering gifts for students to give to their families were: Cristina Chavez, Mariela Tellez, Oscar Garcia, Zane Hala and Ben Prindle.

• 25 years ago in 1992

Airman1st Class Staci L. Peterson, of Gilman, received a Class Honor Graduate Certificate for successfully completing a course called Basic Non-Morse Operator at the Naval Technical Training Center Corry Station when she demonstrated superior ability, initiative and motivation by graduating at the top of her class.

• 40 years ago in 1977

Doug Urhammer poured in 23 points and pulled down 13 rebounds to lead Green Mountain to a 55-51 victory over SEMCO with teammate Paul Krough adding 14 points.

Dec. 21

• 10 years ago in 2007

BCLUW girls won its third consecutive game at the expense of East Marshall 43-36 as Jamie Fisher led the Comets with 13 points, 14 rebounds and four steals.

• 25 years ago in 1992

The South Tama girls basketball squad came through with a 50-45 win over Waterloo Columbus as Tia Waseskuk led the way with 15 points followed by Kara Hempy with 12 and Dee Dee Lane with 10 points.

• 40 years ago in 1977

The Green Mountain girls led by Ronda Groth’s 22 points, Leslie Smith’s 18 and Julie Eich’s 16 along with Dianne Trautman’s 13 rebounds defeated Steamboat Rock 73-51.

Dec. 22

• 10 years ago in 2007

Conner Beurskins, 13, got his 2007 buck, while hunting with his grandfather Bob Beurskins, from a distance of 25 yards while the deer was on the run.

• 25 years ago in 1992

The MHS freshman girls’ basketball team defeated West Des Moines Dowling 59-40 with Erin McElroy dropping in 16 points while Michelle Peter and Jill Mogard both shot 10 points each.

• 40 year ago in 1977

St. Paul’s Episcopal parishioners, among them Natalie and Linda Keys, Cindy Drinovsky and Chiaki Nitori, braved the snowy streets for the traditional decorating the church for Christmas.

Dec. 23

• 10 years ago in 2007

EM/GMG finished in fourth placed against two ranked team, No. 10 Nashua-Plainfield and No. 8 Belle Plaine, at the Plainsman Wrestling Tournament with Sam Upah finishing as an individual champion at 171 pounds.

• 25 years ago in 1992

Santa made a final stop at the Union Public Library before preparing for the delivery of Christmas presents, much to the delight of Adelin Cook and Jennie Sorensen.

• 40 years ago in 1977

“Wake Up, Santa Claus” was a skit performed at Franklin Elementary starring Micky Merriss, 7, as an elf and Doug Chase, 9, as head elf, Santa Claus.