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Feb. 18

• 10 years ago in 2008

The Marshalltown High School girls bowling team finished in third place in Class 2A regional action as Meagan Taylor led with a two-game total of 362.

• 25 years ago in 1993

MHS swim team was represented at the State Swim & Dive Met by: Jason Hill, Chris Roush, Charlie Kelly, Mark Koenigs, Jordan Callaway and D.J. Hiller.

• 40 years ago in 1978

The MHS boys romped past Central Waterloo 91-60 as Four Bobcats finished in double figures: Dan Clayton, 20 points; Brad Weuve, 18; Lenny Gealow, 14 and Mike Jorgensen, 13.

Feb. 19

• 10 years ago in 2008

MHS sophomore Lauren Lockhart was named to the all-CIML Iowa Conference girls’ basketball first team.

• 25 years ago in 1993

The MHS Wind Ensemble that performed at C.Y. Stevens Auditorium was back home to perform at the MHS/Community Auditorium: Jeremy Nuss, Chris Burke, Kevin Polley, Todd Kolars, Chris Smith, Hilary Lines, Steve Smyth and Jason Faas.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Craig Brandenburg and friend Kenny Arnote, both seven, of Albion, couldn’t wait for warmer weather to try a Christmas gift as they threw a weighted skydiver up into the air and waited for the parachute to open.

Feb. 20

• 10 years ago in 2008

MHS senior Cole Danielson and East Marshall senior Walker Seim were named to the Iowa Basketball Coaches Association’s Academic All-State Team.

• 25 years ago in 1993

MHS boys basketball team stunned visiting team No. 2 ranked Ankeny in the 75-62 upset as Eric Lynch led the offense with 22 points followed by Ryan Johnston with 14 and Scott Thiessen with 12.

• 40 years ago in 1978

MHS advanced seven swimmers to the State Swim & Dive Meet: Jeff Clawson, Todd Larson, Mark Wuest, Dave Kell, Jeff Stichter, Steve Robbins and John Craft.

Feb. 21

• 10 years ago in 2008

West Marshall defeated Dike-New Hartford 52-38 to earn a spot in the boys basketball Class 2A Substate 3 finals as Ross Howe led the Trojans with 14 points.

• 25 years ago in 1993

The powerful Colo-NESCO girls defeated North Polk 70-57 as Mindi Harrison scored 28 points, Emilie Fredregill added 27 and Heather Hudson finished with 15 which set up a match with No. 1 ranked Hubbard-Radcliffe for a state tournament berth.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Getting ready for the Girls Scout Cookie Sales kickoff were: Valorie Ward, Melissa Speas, Melinda Godfrey and Deb Osgood.

Feb. 22

• 10 years ago in 2008

Colo-NESCO boys’ basketball team got past the first hurdle defeating Northeast Hamilton 59-52 in the Class 1A District 5 final as Chandler Eley has a game high 21 points and set the course for a game against No. 1 SCMT in the substate final.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Emily Johnson, Casey Johnson, Joe Carty and Ryan Johnson were thrilled to see 3.5 inches more snow and took advantage of it sledding down the giant hill behind the Iowa National Guard Armory.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Michael Draves, a junior at MHS, was chosen as one of the 175 students for the Youth for Understanding exchange students for the new “Japan Project.”

Feb. 23

• 10 years ago in 2008

MHS senior forward Tyler Peschong’s putback of a missed shot slipped through the net as time expired and sunk Urbandale’s hopes of returning to the state tournament with a 59-57 victory vor the No. 9 ranked Bobcats in Class 4A Substate 2 semifinals.

• 25 years ago in 1993

For the second time in playoff history, East Marshall Coach Bob Berggren and the Mustangs knocked rated Montezuma out of contention in the 81-73 victory as Josh Dunham, Kevin Thompson, Dan Berggren and Pete Peterson scored in double figures.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Lori Somers, a student at Green Mountain High School, was named winner of the Farm Bureau Scholarship Award and received a $100 scholarship to the college of her choosing.

Feb. 24

• 10 years ago in 2008

Battling the flu, colds, sprains and a concussion, the Marshalltown Community College Tigers women’s basketball team defeated Southeast Community College on the road 68-59 with Channing Merchant and Autumn Davis each scoring 18 points to lead the Tigers.

• 25 years ago in 1993

The South Tama Trojans qualified six wrestlers for the State Wrestling tournament: Earl Murty, Wes Hand, Brody Kellogg, Jeremy Mann, B.J. Epperly, Lee Hansen and Jerry Thede.

• 40 years ago in 1978

The winners of the three junior high school spelling bee contests were: Terri Breed, of Miller Junior High; Todd Doyle, of Lenihan Junior High, and Barry Johnston, of Anson Junior High.