Times Ago

Aug. 19

• 10 years ago in 2008

Bobcat senior Jacob Butler carded four birdies and one bogey on his way to medalist honors in the 311-340 rout of Fort Dodge.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Jennifer Kakac,12, of Garwin, had award-winning Honey Wheat Waffers at the Tama County Fair as well as blue ribbons and State Fair considered projects.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Julie Steffensen, of Marshalltown, captured the 12-and-under girls tennis championship at the Hardee’s Junior Open in Ames.

Aug. 20

• 10 years ago in 2008

The Joshua and Kristy Krein family of Courtney, 11, Kaitlyn, 9 and Noah, 7, were loaded with their school supplies and ready to start the new school year.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Tama County 4-Her’s Luana Jackson, Mary Linnenbrink, Jennifer Walz, Jaci Svoboda, Natalie Peters and Ryan Koster had their clothing selection projects at the Tama County Fair selected for the Iowa State Fair.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Scott Fiscus, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Fiscus, of Union, had the first place swine carcass in the barrow class at the 1978 Central Iowa Fair.

Aug. 21

• 10 years ago in 2008

The Kick It 3-on-3 soccer tournament was held in Des Moines with Allison Gimbel, Hannah Overstake, Lissa Duff, Alysha Fuller and Holly Hassman placing first while the same team plus Caitlyn Mansager placed third.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Russian born Snezhana, Svetlana, Nastya, Luda and Vanya, adopted by two Marshalltown families were quickly assimilating into American culture.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Baxter’s Gant and Ann Conover, operators of Mid-Continent Berkshires had the grand champion at the 1978 Summer National Berkshire Type Conference which sold for $4,000.

Aug. 22

• 10 years ago in 2008

Former Bobcat standout Allison Omundson, a senior mid-fielder for Missouri State women’s soccer team was named to the Missouri Valley Conference pre-season team.

• 25 years ago in 1993

John Zeigler took full advantage of bubble making during the Taking Action for School Kids function at Riverview Park.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Club champions in the Elmwood Country Club Junior Tennis Tournament were: Gina Cervetti, 14-under girls; John Zink, 14-under boys; Chad Krantman, 18-under boys champion and Jan Grimes won the 18-under girls.

Aug. 23

• 10 years ago in 2008

Marshalltown High School golfer Jordan Alley shot a 74 at the Veenker Memorial Golf Course to end the opening round of the CIML Invitational one shot in the lead out of 119 golfers.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Practice began for the MHS Marching Band as Jennifer Broussard and Michelle Hoffman checked over the marching chart and Diane Bills and Jillisa Little worked on the flag team routines.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Mitch Maxted, junior leader, Lee Egleston, Todd Egleston, Mike Tow, Matt Harkness, Richard Egleston and Chris Egleston attended the Des Moines YMCA Camp near Boone.

Aug. 24

• 10 years ago in 2008

MHS students Kaitlyn Huck, Kelsi Dodd, Allison Inhelder, Michael Anderson, Adam Lemker, Zach Juhl and Tara Ohrt toured Europe visiting 7 countries in 16 days as 2008 Iowa Ambassadors of Music.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Ron Iverson, of Grinnell, showed the Grand Champion female in the Hampshire Purebred Hog Breed category at the Iowa State Fair.

• 40 years ago in 1978

At the first All Kids Tennis Tournament in Garwin, Gary Stern won the boys singles ages 16-18; Joe Parks and Mike Konicek won the doubles and Mary Jane Kunch took the girls singles title while in the 13-15 age bracket: Dave Bacon took the boys title and Valerie Kunch won the girls and age 10-12 group: Martin Upah was the boys champion and Stephanie Beck the girls.

Aug. 25

• 10 years ago in 2008

Gaby Wagner, Jordan Johnson, Natasha Banks, Ali Leavy and Bria Devine, of the Tanya’s Studio of Dance, attended the summer dance camp in Des Moines and were awarded All Star Performer ribbons and also received an invitation to perform in the half time at the Capitol One Bowl.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Cynthia and Constance Moothart, of State Center, placed first in the Ladies Chicken Calling Contest at the 1993 Iowa State Fair.

• 40 years ago in 1978

MHS cross country girls: Kris Sade, Val Sharp and Nancy Vellinga were on an early morning run in preparation for the beginning of the cross country season.