Times Ago

Aug. 12

• 10 years ago in 2008

Devon Pyle, of State Center, cruised past Connor Aten, of Galesburg, Ill., 101-90 to win the boys 9 and under championship at the 2008 Iowa PGA Drive, Chip and Putt finals.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Twin sons were born to David and Lisa Gruver at 8:33 p.m. and 8:34 p.m. at Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Krystal Lacina highlighted the Municipal Band Concert at the Iowa Veterans Home with a clarinet solo of “Blue and Badinage.”

Aug. 13

• 10 years ago in 2008

To continue in winning fashion, Emily Allison and Tommy Craft emerged as Elmwood Country Club’s club champions on the heels of their T-R City Tournament victories.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Marshalltown Boy Scout Troop 310 represented by Doug Dehrkoop, John Jero, Russell Smith and Karl Lindblom started construction of a shelter house near the 6th Street Softball Complex as part of the MEGA-10 project.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Jennifer Morris, 8, took first place in the dance contest in the 6-10 age group at the Mesquakie Pow Wow, Karen Johnson, 10, was second and Amy Kapayou, 6, took third.

Aug. 14

• 10 years ago in 2008

Aided by Hunter Wilkening, 14, Katherine Newhouse, 13, of State Center, showed her Suffolk yearling ewe “Princess” to the breed championship at the Iowa State Fair.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Mid-Iowa Workshop Inc. announced its award winners for July: Carroll Lutes was named “Worker of the Month” and Sandy Furrow was named the “Most Improved.”

• 40 years ago in 1978

Jeri Jean Paul, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Paul, of Gilman, was selected as the new Miss American Angus for the coming year and was named the top female American Angus Auxiliary Scholarship winner in 1978.

Aug. 15

• 10 years ago in 2008

Wyatt Riemenschneider, of State Center, became a two-time Super Nationals Champion at the 33rd Road American Super Nationals in the Tag Cadet class.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Jason Hosek, 15, of Clutier, a member of the Clutier Cowboys & Cowgirls 4-H Club, won a blue ribbon at the Tama County Fair for his mother’s kolache recipe.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Darrell Chivington repeated as the champion in the 15-17-year-old division of the Marshalltown Park & Recreation City Junior Golf Tournament firing a 107 on the 27-hole round.

Aug. 16

• 10 years ago in 2008

Rebecca Engler, member of the Nevada FFA received a trophy and ribbon for her Grand Champion FFA Commercial Gilt at the Iowa State Fair.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Iowa State Fair bound Marshall County 4-Her’s in the Market Beef division were: Brittney Zink, Holly Wiseman, Brad Weir, Eric Smith, Brian Smith, Pete Peterson, Hilary Lines, Aime Klosterman, Ryan Johnston, Nathan Huston, Jennifer Huston, Brett Goecke and Tyler German.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Kevin Koepnick, a 1978 LDF graduate, was the recipient of a $200 LeGrand Lioness Scholarship which he planned to use at the University of Iowa.

Aug. 17

• 10 years ago in 2008

Answering the “Sound Off” question “If you could live anywhere in the world, where would that be?” Monica Hughes, of Marshalltown, said, “I would love to live in Australia because they have really nice beaches and I like water.”

• 25 years ago in 1993

Big Brothers/Big Sisters Program “littles” Shelly Dawson and Brad Halbloom were selected to attend the Iowa State Sheriff’s and Deputies Association sponsored YMCA camp.

• 40 years ago inn 1978

The Indians won the 11-12-year-old American League Major division championship with a 14-0 record and were city champions with a 4-0 mark. They consisted of: Jamie Jaso, Brian Pepper, Eric Martin, Robbie Buerskins, Neva Specht, Curt Clark, Mark Speas, Mark Baker, Kevin Watts and Dale Clayton.

Aug. 18

• 10 years ago in 2008

Marshalltown High School junior-to-be Chance Creekmur, the 6-foot, 6-inch swing man for the Bobcat basketball team, gave the University of Iowa Basketball Coach Todd Lickliter a verbal commitment to play for Iowa.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Winners in the Kid’s Pedal Pull contest at the Mid-Iowa Antique Power Association Show were: Saturday, David Wilkey, Fhauk McCloud, Luke Wall and Jason Bozel; Sunday, Jade Musgrave, George Musgrave, Cody Moore, Nate Monroe and Chase Roger.

• 40 years ago in 1978

West Marshall’s Cindy Freese and Kathy Lively were listed on the 1978 Girls All-State Softball first team. This was Lively’s second year in a row to make the elite team.