Times Ago

May 27

• 10 years ago in 2008

Farmers Savings Bank of Beaman, Albion, Green Mountain and Marshalltown announced Kimberly Preston, of Marshalltown High School, and Kwasi Brooks, of East Marshall, as the recipients of $500 scholarships.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Julie Faas and Katie Poling took advantage of the sunny day to walk their dogs while rollerblading near Miller Middle School.

• 40 years ago in 1978

The West Marshall girls rode the three-hit pitching of Cindy Freese and 11-hit attack of its offense to down MHS 14-4 in five innings as teammates Bev Seeger and Kathy Sparks came through at the plate with Sparks going three-for-three including a home run and Seeger scoring three runs.

May 28

• 10 years ago in 2008

Gladbrook-Reinbeck’s Angie Saak scored five goals total, four in the first half alone, as the Rebels girls’ soccer team shut out Grundy Center 10-0.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Daniel Montgomery, a GMG High School student, was awarded one of 30 Emerson Electric National Scholarship Grants and planned to use it at Iowa State University to study mechanical engineering.

• 40 years ago in 1978

The MHS boys 4×400 relay team of Tim Brennecke, Emmett Huston, Greg McKelvey and Mike Jorgensen ran the best time, 3.23.19, at the State Track Meet to give them the 2A Championship in that event.

May 29

• 10 years ago in 2008

MHS baseball player Zach Thompson’s two-run, two-out single in the top of the eighth inning in the nightcap and helped the Bobcats overcome a pair of scares by Des Moines Roosevelt as they won 6-5 in the first game and 9-5 in the closer.

• 25 years ago in 1993

GED-EXCEL graduates were: Debbie Yarkel, Melanie Timmons, Archie Willard, Mark Brannick and Sherry Chapman.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Mike Ford, of LDF, won the Class C state championship in the 1,600 meter run with a time of 4:29.46.

May 30

• 10 years ago in 2008

West Marshall eighth graders Jacob Edler and Keann Kelber were headed to New Mexico to rodeo against the country’s best junior high school competitors, Edler in calf roping and Kelber in breakaway, goat tying and team roping.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Gearing up for summer reading fun at the Marshalltown Public Library were: Matthew Johnston, Nastya Johnston, Luda Johnson, Michelle Jebsen and Lisa Jebsen.

• 40 years ago in 1978

The MHS baseball team combined pitchers Brian Van Meter and Tim Brennecke for a no-hitter against SEMCO and defeated the Cougars 10-0.

May 31

• 10 years ago in 2008

Two kicks by freshman forwards Hannah Overstake and Lissa Duff captured the 2-1 overtime win against Ames which put the Bobcats one game away from the state tournament.

• 25 years ago in 1993

A 27-run outburst spread over two games helped the South Tama Trojans to capture the BCL-UW Memorial Day baseball tourney as they defeated the Comets in the championship game 14-2 and GMG in the first match up 13-2 landing Drew Weidner, Travis Savage, Nathan Roberts and Ryan Buhr on the all-tourney team.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Following a night with many errors, MHS pitcher Joni Thompson was able to mark one in the win column as a seventh-inning rally including the game winning hit by Julie Noid gave the Bobcats a 11-10 victory over Nevada.

June 1

• 10 years ago in 2008

Marshalltown Bobcats Tomi DeGrado, Katie Johnson, Crysa Vergauwen and Jenny Sinclair won gold medals in the 4×25 yard girl’s relay event of the 2008 Special Olympics State Summer Games – Swimming Meet.

• 25 years ago in 1993

ISU Zeta Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa initiated new area students: Kimberly Morford, of Marshalltown, and Teresa Perin, of Rhodes.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Two Cadette Troop 392 girls hold Scouting’s highest award as Faith Johnson and Debra Birkness are First Class members of Troop 392.

June 2

• 10 years ago in 2008

Lenihan Intermediate School fifth grade students Michele Tuebe and Alyssa Strait exhibited their weeks worth of research to fellow students on a science project to see which types of glues dry the fastest.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Area ISU students inducted into Gamma Sigma Delta, a national agriculture honor society were: Martha Hunt, of Marshalltown; Thomas Jordan, of Radcliffe; Todd Ritland, of Hubbard; Kendall Bakker, of Steamboat Rock, and Wayne Larson, of Zearing.

• 40 years ago in 1978

The West Marshall softball team rolled past Mingo 14-1 under the pitching of Cindy Freese to go to 6-0 for the season as Kathy Lively led the offense with a double and triple and drove in three runs.