Times Ago

July 29

• 10 years ago in 2008

The Bobcats were represented on the all-state teams by Tyler Peschong and Zach Thompson, both second team; Gladbrook-Reinbeck had Scott Benson on first team and Jake Petersen, on third and BCLUW placed Nick Hutchens on first team.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Jennifer Eaton, an Anson Middle School student, was named a United States National Award winner in History and Government.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Ollie Clampett held a two-week-old piglet born with stripes going down its back at his uncle’s farm.

July 30

• 10 years ago in 2008

BCLUW senior outfielder Kris Penick, sophomore pitcher Jamie Fisher and sophomore catcher Nicole Fisher were named to the all-North Central District team while Coach David Lee was named the district’s Coach of the Year.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Michael Henderson, 12, of Zearing, received a blue ribbon on his taxidermy wildlife project at the Story County Fair.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Jane McWilliams, 16, was selected the first runner-up in the Iowa Miss United Teenager Pageant.

July 31

• 10 years ago in 2008

The Elmwood Junior Club Champions were: boys 14-17 division, John Ryan; boys 12-13 division, Riley Wirth; boys 9-year-old six hole, Sean Allison; three-hole boys 7-8 division, Jackson Bjorkman; Joseph Harris shot 27 over three holes of the boys 6U class; the girls saw Emily Allison win the 14-17 division and Ashley Harris the 11-13 division.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Aaron Moses, 11, of Collins, won a blue ribbon for his Strawberry Bread recipe at the Story County Fair.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Traci Jones’, 13, of rural Malcom, string art sailboat earned her a blue ribbon in the Creative Arts division at the 1978 Poweshiek County 4-H and FFA Fair.

Aug. 1

• 10 years ago in 2008

The Marshalltown High School softball players sophomore first baseman Lauren Lockhart and freshman shortstop Jordan Loney were named to the Class 4A West All-District team.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Amber Bur, of Gladbrook, sang “Save the Best for Last” during the Share the Fun at the 1983 Tama County Fair.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Tammy Finders, of Ferguson, participated in an organ recital in Topeka, Kan. and won an award and trophy for her talent.

Aug. 2

• 10 years ago in 2008

Master Shaw’s Taekwondo students Nina Ford, Cameron Vranek, Jacob Raymond, Joshua Raymond, Dain Winterton, Becky Kinnamon, Alex Edel and Eric Gummert combined to bring home nine gold medals, four silver medals and one bronze medal from the Iowa Games.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Mary Linnenbrink, 10, of Beaman, received an outstanding junior ribbon for her breadsticks at the Tama County Fair.

• 40 years ago in 1978

The West Marshall girls had opening round jitters in defense as the offense carried them to a 12-7 victory over Sigourney in the first round of the State Softball Tournament.

Aug. 3

• 10 years ago in 2008

Emily Allison upended a trend after back to back years of starting slow and finishing strong in the T-R City Golf Tournament when she shot a tournament course record 74 for the first round.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Steven Smyth, a 1993 MHS graduate, was selected to receive a $600 music talent grant and a $400 music scholarship for the 1993-94 academic year at Mankato State University.

• 40 years ago in 1978

The Guernsey honors in the dairy cattle show at the Tama County Fair went to Sandy Hopper, 15, of Toledo.

Aug. 4

• 10 years ago in 2008

Tommy Craft survived a ricochet off a cart path on No. 16 hole, a sand save tap-in for par on the No. 17 hold and a three putt for bogey on the 18th to edge out the eight-time champion for the T-R City Golf Tournament win.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Craig Sash showed the champion market pig at the 1993 Tama County Fair in the purchased division and also held the reserve champion pig honors; the supreme pen of three honors and had the top rate of gain pen of three.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Jay Behling, 9, was awarded an honorable mention for his entry among 2,500 drawings in the Summerfest ’78 Art Contest in Milwaukee, Wis., one of nine recognized in four divisions, his being the elementary division.