Times Ago

July 8

• 10 years ago in 2008

Alison Dolphin, Amanda Nuese and Chelsea Reinberg were named to the Dean’s List at St. Ambrose University.

• 25 years ago in 1993

A Nikki Tollefson shutout and 12-hit attack led the West Marshall girls to an easy 10-0 victory over South Hamilton as Lisa Zeller, Kim Baker and Gretchen Jones led the offensive attack.

• 40 years ago in 1978

The Marshalltown Bobcats clinched the outright league championship with the 7-2 and 9-6 sweep of Ames as Don Hutcheson and Tracy Wildman led the offense in the first game with three hits each and Rik Carter led the offense with three hits in the second game.

July 9

• 10 years ago in 2008

Sarah Schmitt, of Liscomb, and Michaela Peshel, of Beaman, carried their rabbits into the exhibit area for the 4-H competition at the Central Iowa Fair.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Jill Shepherd was awarded a $6,000 Honor Scholarship and a $1,000 talent-based music scholarship from Augustana College.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Mark Rohde, of Marshalltown, led the Iowa Masters Golf Tournament from start to finish edging out Ivan Miller, of Eldora, by one stroke to finish with a 218 for the three day tournament.

July 10

• 10 years ago in 2008

The Comeback ‘Cats defeated Fort Dodge 6-3 in the Class 4A Region 4 semifinals as Lauren Lockhart and Hannah West each drove in two runs and Kallie Schive’s rise ball was spot on.

• 25 years ago in 1993

The West Marshall baseball team swept Colo-Nesco 8-5 in the opener and 12-0 in the nightcap as Nate Pierson, Matt Lively and Kent Hickman spurred on the offense at the plate.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Julie Eich, Green Mountain pitcher, set a new school record winning her 109th victory in the 6-0 win over Garwin as she threw a two-hitter, striking out 17 batters.

July 11

• 10 years ago 2008

The 2008 Central Iowa Fair Queen was Rachel Pfantz, of State Center, a junior at Iowa State University in animal science and equine management.

• 25 years ago in 1993

The 13th ranked East Marshall girls took a 3-2 victory over BGM and a 7-0 win over Colo-Nesco in the East Marshall Classic as Shawna Burns limited BGM to seven hits and struck out six batters, then she combined with Ginny Landt in the Colo-Nesco game to only allow two hits with five strikeouts and no walks.

• 40 years ago in 1978

The Garwin boys used their big bats to pound out an 8-3 win over BCL as Mike Boege and Jeff Peshel each had two base hits with Boege driving in four runs.

July 12

• 10 years ago in 2008

The Bobcats rocked Waterloo East 11-0 in the Class 4A Substate 2 opener as left-hander Jimmy Six was in control on the mound and helped out at the plate by Nick Thimesch, Tyler Peschong and Cole Danielson’s two hits each including Danielson’s two-run homer to end the game.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Thomas Swanson and Megan Bartlett added a millipede to the insect collection at the summer day camp at the Izaak Walton League.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Kim Groth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Groth, Rt. 4, practiced her showmanship and grooming skills for the Grooming Showmanship Competition at the Central Iowa Fairgrounds.

July 13

• 10 years ago in 2008

Gilman 10-year-old Curt Roseland, son of Tim and Deleana Roseland, was named Reserve State Youth Champion at the Iowa National Barrel Horse Association Show in Mason City.

• 25 years ago in 1993

West Marshall received what may have been Brian Smith’s best all-around pitching effort of his young career in the Class 2A Championship opening round 2-1 victory over Roland-Story as he allowed two singles hits, fanned nine and walked one.

• 40 years ago in 1978

LDF baseball team smashed Collins 15-0 with Brian Salasek, Grant Benson and Kent Dougherty each serving up two hits to lead the offense as Dougherty drove in two runs to put them in the sectional finals against West Marshall.

July 14

• 10 years ago in 2008

BCLUW sophomore pitcher Jamie Fisher earned her second consecutive Most Valuable Player honor on the all-North Iowa Cedar League West Division softball team.

• 25 years ago in 1993

The BCLUW girls lit up the scoreboard in the 7-2 win over Bondurant-Farrar as Jane Smith ripped a triple and a single and scored twice and Cherilyn Kruse hit two singles and scored two runs.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Bev Seeger’s two-run double in the top of the fourth inning sparked the West Marshall girls to a 3-1 win over Roland-Story to clinch the Heart of Iowa Conference crown.