Times Ago

April 1

• 10 years ago in 2008

Sisters Holly Hassman and Melissa Hassman along with Tom Lura and J.D. Sotyn were among the State Qualifiers in the National History Day exhibit.

• 25 years ago in 1993

The big winners in the TAMAHA District Pinewood Derby were: Anthony McGrew, first; Nathan McGrew, second and Chris Smith, third.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Marshalltown High School girls track team trounced Grinnell 108-36 as Donna Skinner broke the softball throw record by 10 feet with a toss of 214 feet and Cindy Lowry broke the high jump record with a 5 feet, 2 inch jump.

April 2

• 10 years ago in 2008

The MHS Mock Trial team of: Patrick Determan, Phillip Kirner, Nick Heiserman, Andrew Metzger, Claire Runquist, Joe Maxwell, Rose Mraz, Dan Abens and Madison Wynes won the regional competition and competed at the state level.

• 25 years ago in 1993

The members of the Anson Middle School faculty volleyball team The Detention Getters: Jerry Rakowicz, Vickie Vopova, Fred Wills, Kurt Wageman, Connie Mogard, Tyler Vopova, Bruce Vopova and Mark McVey received first place in the Spring Fever Night volleyball tournament.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Sue Roe, a senior at SEMCO, received an “Outstanding Performer” award at the Iowa High School Speech Association’s state individual event in literary program.

April 3

• 10 years ago in 2008

The Synchronized Swimming Minnows at the Community Y prepared for their show “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.” The Minnows consisted of: Kinsey Hill, Madison Bell, Meagan McCamis, Rebecca Klaas, Allison Wogan, Anna Klaas, Megan Pixler, Annalisa Donahey, Kaitlyn Hill, China Calderon, Valerie Hulin, Missy Allen, Laura Wilkinson, Olyvia Mathews, Mariah Reed, Samantha Tocheri, Allison Stegmann and Eliza Smith.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Senior high and middle school winners at the 35th annual Hawkeye Science Fair were: Sara Renze, third place in the senior high biology division, $300 and a trophy; Rebecca Renze, first place, seventh grade, biological category; Ann Adams, fourth place, seventh grade, biological category; and Elizabeth Phillips, fourth place, seventh grade, physical science category.

• 40 years ago in 1978

The king and queen of the 10th Y-Teens Mardi Gras Dance were: Mike Fox and Susan Mize.

April 4

• 10 years ago in 2008

Marshalltown firefighter Mark Schewe aided by Hoglan students Austin Hammell and Tyler Baccam tied blue ribbons on trees as part of the Child Abuse Prevention Month.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Lance Corp. Brad L. Erlewine, a 1992 graduate of MHS, completed Security Forces Training at Norfolk, Va., and reported to Marine Corps Security Forces Company at Roosevelt Road, Puerto Rico.

• 40 years ago in 1978

MHS’ spring synchronized swim program titled “Break A Fin. Presenting the Mermy Awards” featured the junior trio of: Teresa Mulvihill, Andrea Kirse and Robin Harrison.

April 5

• 10 years ago in 2008

The BCLUW Comets hosted it first track meet on the new all-weather track with the boys and girls winning both team titles in the BCLUW Quad as Tanner Dielschneider and Dane McDonald were two-time winners while Haddie Vawter and Jordan Schossow went one and two in the 3000 meter run.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Tanya Clausen, of Gladbrook, was one of 10 new members inducted into the University of Northern Iowa National Honor Society Beta Nu Chapter of Phi Upsilon Omicron based on her scholarship, leadership and service.

• 40 years ago in 1978

MHS boys track captured their first dual of the season with a 95-56 win over Cedar Rapids Kennedy as Dean Fogarty broke the 110 meter high hurdles record in a time of 14.7 seconds.

April 6

• 10 years ago in 2008

Marshalltown Community College students Suzan Bush and Monica Mulder were honored at the All-Iowa Academic Banquet as members of the All-Iowa Academic Team.

• 25 years ago in 1993

GMG students Jolene Sandquist, Cimber Miller and Josh Benson studied Civil War items during a program presented by Bill Kopsa and Sharla and Dave Brindle.

• 40 years ago in 1978

West Marshall’s John Dickkut was among those selected when a committee of state basketball coaches announced the North and South squads for the Iowa Jaycees All-Star basketball game at the UNI-Dome.

April 7

• 10 years ago in 2008

Marshalltown Area Volleyball team of: Tanae Spencer, Kylee Button, Jaymee Dalbec, Taylor Simbides, Jessica Shollenbarger, Katelynn Sjoblom and Brittany Ambler finished second at the state AAU ninth grade volleyball gold tournament.

• 25 years ago in 1993

The East Marshall track girls won the South Tama Trojan Triangular as Kiffany Dunham anchored two winning relays, the 4×800 meter and the 4×400 meter while also winning the high jump and 800 meter run. Joining Dunham in the winner’s circle were Jenny Weitzell, 100 meter dash and Megan Angell, 3000 meter and 1500 meter runs.

• 40 years ago in 1978

MHS girls track stars Denise Leavy, Donna Skinner and Cindy Lowry led the Bobcats to a 80.5 to 62.5 victory over Ames as Leavy won the 220 yard hurdles, the 400 meter dash and helped the 1600 meter relay to victory; Lowry set a new school record in the high jump at 5 feet, 3 inches and Skinner finished with three first in the softball throw at 206 feet, 7 inches; the shot put heave of 35 feet, 8 inches and the discus throw of 98 feet, 6 inches.