Times Ago

Jan. 28

• 10 years ago in 2008

The Marshalltown High School girls basketball team turned on the defense as the offense broke away from Newton winning 51-29 as Taia Hay led the offense with 10 points.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Sara Nelson was crowned the spelling champion on the 1993 B.R. Miller Spelling Bee and Kristin Giannetto was runner up with Nitashi Sarswat coming in third.

• 40 years ago in 1978

The Garwin boys and girls basketball teams kept their conference records at 7-0 with victories over LDF as the boys won 62-42 with Jerry Rohach leading the scoring with 24 points and the girls won 66-54 as Lisa Peterson dropped in a game high 30 points.

Jan. 29

• 10 years ago in 2008

Walker Seim finished with 32 points for the East Marshall basketball squad as they defeated Aplington-Parkersburg 68-59.

• 25 years ago in 1993

No. 8 ranked MHS wrestlers defeated Urbandale 40-15 as Albert Winfrey’s win and Chad Schafer’s pin polished off the J-Hawks.

• 40 years ago in 1978

LDF students Brad Grossman, Joni Brown, Heidi Miller and Julie Harmon were in one of the five featured vocal groups to perform in the Pops Concert Drama Festival.

Jan. 30

• 10 years ago in 2008

The Marshalltown Elks Lodge #312 hosted the local competition for the Hoop Shoot free-throw shooting contest with Jordan McAnucty winning the 8-9-year-old group and James Drummer the 7-8-year-old bracket.

• 25 years ago in 1993

MHS student Charlie Kelly and instructor Don Peterson were the recipients of a one-week trip to Washington, D.C. as a result of Kelly’s success in the Iowa State Bar Association’s Know Your Constitution Contest.

• 40 years ago in 1978

The MHS girls gymnastics scored first place finishes in floor exercise, balance beam, vaulting, tumbling and the uneven parallels between Denise Leavy and Cindy Whitehill as the ‘Cats defeated Ottumwa 136.30-125.85.

Jan. 31

• 10 years ago in 2008

The Green Mountain-Garwin girls basketball squad celebrated the school’s first appearance on the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s girls basketball rankings at No. 13 with a 76-42 drubbing of Walnut Ridge as Kacie Mathern had a game high 26 points, Cory Bacon added 17 and Tara Gray finished with a double/double with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Mark Lamer, 18, earned the distinction of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouts. Lamer’s Eagle Scout project was a collaboration with the Marshall County Conservation Commission to restore the historic log cabin at Mormon Ridge near Albion.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Ann Goecke, 17, of State Center, showed the reserve grand champion pulled Hereford on the Junior Division of the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colo.

Feb. 1

• 10 years ago in 2008

MHS Bobcat boys basketball squad came alive in the second half to defeat Fort Dodge 58-48 with three players in double figures: Michael Appel led with 16 points; Chanse Creekmur added 15 and Cole Danielson finished with 13 points.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Joseph Smith, 11, of Beaman, junior state horseshoe pitching champion competed at the Eldora indoor pitching arena. He had been pitching for two years and threw a left-handed double flip.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Mark Wuest set two new school records and led the MHS swim team to a 119-53 win over Des Moines Lincoln. Wuest broke the 200 yard individual medley first, then went on to break brother Tom’s 100 yard freestyle record.

Feb. 2

• 10 years ago in 2008

Four MHS matmen were place-winners in the CIML Invitational: Theron Stewart, placed fifth; Matt Keith, was sixth and Jon Vance and Tito Roth each finished in seventh place.

• 25 years ago in 1993

A three-guard offense, some terrific three-point shooting and a tenacious full court press helped the Marshalltown Community College men defeated Ellsworth Community College 95-81 as Jason Berkey, Kelvin Anderson and Troy Cavil proved too much for ECC to handle.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Lynn Balvanz, 15, and brother Randi, 12, of New Providence, had a Suffolk ewe that produced quadruplets.

Feb. 3

• 10 years ago in 2008

MHS boys swim team crowned seven district champs and qualified the same seven for state, among them were: Daniel Wright, Aaron Gervich, Ivo Raunic, Brian Bacon and Logan Smith.

• 25 years ago in 1993

The East Marshall Mustangs boys basketball team remained undefeated as they were victorious 67-42 over Hubbard-Radcliffe with Don Berggren leading the Mustangs with 24 points and six rebound.

• 40 years ago in 1978

No. 14 ranked MHS girls basketball team handled Waterloo easily winning 63-35 as Anne McFadden led the Bobcats and outscored the West team with 41 points.