Times Ago

Times Ago April 15 — 21

April 15

• 10 years ago in 2008

GMG boys golf squad claimed top honors with a 173 score at its home triangular against Northeast Hamilton and North Tama as Todd led the Wolverines with runner-up medalist honors and a score of 40.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Blair Heiserman and Amy Feller rehearsed a scene from the Marshalltown High School spring production of “Ask Any Girl.”

• 40 years ago in 1978

Martha A. McFadden, a biology, chemistry junior at Loras College, was named to Delta Epsilon Sigma, a national scholastic honor society.

April 16

• 10 years ago in 2008

The MHS girls golf team defeated the wind and Johnston, 190-210, as Emily Allison headed the closely knit pack with a 46 for medalist honors.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Miller Middle School eighth and sixth grade Math Bee winners that moved on to the state competition were: John Burns, Lindsey Kosinski, Tim Rash, Suzanne Hill and Jason Jones; for the sixth grade: Doug Cox, Scott Martin, Mike Tetzloff, Todd Roush and Connor Reynolds.

• 40 years ago in 1978

MHS made it the second consecutive Hi-Covey meet win as the ‘Cats amassed seven first place finishes with Mike Jorgensen leading the way besting his own 200-meter dash record as Tim Brennecke took first in the 400 meters and Dean Fogarty added two more firsts in the 400-meter low hurdles and then165 lows.

April 17

• 10 years ago in 2008

MHS students Tania Fonseca, Kelsey Beurskens and Kelsey Ambler tended to the plants in the MHS greenhouse as they prepared for the annual MHS plant sale.

• 25 years ago in 1993

MHS girls track stars ranked in the top 10 in the state were: Michelle Duder, fifth in the 400-meter dash; Angie Sommerlot, seventh in the 100 hurdles and Dena Stone, 10th in the 100 hurdles.

• 40 years ago in 1978

The MHS girls track team secured three top finishes as Pat Fischer won the 220-yard dash, Karen Clark the 100 meter hurdles and Denise Leavy the 220 yard hurdles as the team fell three points short of winning the Benton Community meet.

April 18

• 10 years ago in 2008

MHS student Maggie Wall placed first in the Job Interview event at the Future Business Leaders of America State Leadership Conference.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Teri Drennon, a MHS senior, received first place in the word processing at the FBLA State Leadership Conference.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Green Mountain students Lori Somers, Susan Hillman, David Trautman, Jim Dawson and Deann Case practiced for the performance of the spring play, “The Nitwits.”

April 19

• 10 years ago in 2008

Three players from the North Iowa Cedar League West Division were the Iowa Basketball Coaches Association Select Boys 17- and under team: Gladbrook-Reinbeck players, Brett Bengen and Scott Benson and AGWSR player, Jory McDowell.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Area athletes qualifying for the Drake Relays were: Jay Rozell, Todd Joslin and Charlie Kelly, all of MHS; Lisa Zeller, of West Marshall; Angie Sandquist, of GMG and Sarah Counter, of Eldora-New Providence.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Dean Bright, of rural Steamboat Rock, and Larry Bumsted, of rural Conrad, were named to the second team of the Second All-American Trap Shooting Team as chosen by the editors of “Trap and Field” magazine.

April 20

• 10 years ago in 2008

Joel Conrad and Josh Atcher, both of MHS, along with James Gummert, of East Marshall, were selected to join the Celebration Iowa Singers and Jazz Band, a select Iowa touring ensemble that performed more than 30 shows during the summer.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Shannon Fagerlund, MHS senior, was named a Distinguished Scholar for Central College Class of 1997 with her scholarship renewable for all four years.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Thomas Shrader was chosen as one of 25 Iowa State University students to serve as 1978 Cyclone Aides during the summer and fall orientation programs.

April 21

• 10 years ago in 2008

The Marshalltown Community College Tigers softball team led by Kendra Markle swept Ellsworth Community College 8-0 in the opener and 12-8 in the nightcap.

• 25 years ago in 1993

In their first dual of the season, the MHS boys’ tennis team defeated Urbandale 6-5 as they were led by Dave Bower’s 7-6, 4-6, 7-6 win and Chad Blink’s 6-3, 6-3 victory in the singles matches.

• 40 years ago in 1978

LDF vocalists and instrumentalists that received a Division 1 rating at the Iowa High School Music Association solo and ensemble contest were: Brenda Sloat, Jacey Western, Shaune Detrich, Tim Main, Julie Clover, Sara Eichacher, Michael Jurgensen, Brad Grossman, Andy Rhodes, Eric Rubenbauer, Eric Gray, Kevin Koepnick, Greg Lundberg, Ken Naig, Julie Kellogg, Sandy Rash, Annette Severidt and Deb Powers.