Times Ago

Aug. 26

• 10 years ago in 2008

Jacob Butler, Marshalltown High School golfer, tied with two others for the best score at the Mark Mann Invitational with a 73 while Jamie Bjorkman and John Ryan both shot a 74 and Jordan Alley finished with a 76 to smoke the field with a 297 total for the win.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Donna Johnson, Mrs. Iowa, showed “The Big Steer” raised by Brett Goecke, of State Center, at the 1993 Iowa State Fair Governor’s Charity Steer Show.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Roland-Story got a four-hit pitching performance from Colleen Henry in the 5-3 victory over Radcliffe to capture the Iowa River Valley Conference Tournament championship.

Aug. 27

• 10 years ago in 2008

Once the Marshalltown Community College’s soccer team settled into the start of the new season, they defeated Dakota County 6-0 as Garry Parks and Henrique Diaz each scored two goals apiece.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Vocal students of Carol Barth: Jillian Meyer, Kara Friedman, Jessie Weaver, Mindy VanGundy, Jamie McKibben, Leslie Schafer, Sara Sharp, Courtney Fulton and Elizabeth Bormann rehearsed for the performance at the Hope United Methodist Church which featured soloists Meyer and VanGundy.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Lyon Jerseys, of Toledo, were the reserve champions in the Jersey Females, Junior Category at the Iowa State Fair and a bull owned by Mysha Farms, of New Providence, was selected as the reserve champion in the Milking Shorthorn Bull Class.

Aug. 28

• 10 years ago in 2008

Colo-NESCO football player Josh Gaedke ran for 110 yards and made 12 takes as teammate Austin Wilson took a Travis Guy in for 92 yards in the 24-6 dousing of NU High to open the season.

• 25 years ago in 1993

For the first time ever at the Iowa State Fair there were seven winners of the on-the-portion of 4-H Beef of Merit Show with Nathan Huston representing the Marshall County 4-H winning the hotel-restaurant class.

• 40 years ago in 1978

The Green Mountain girls softball team rallied in the seventh inning with four runs to defeat Colo 5-4 as Lori Petermeier hit a two-run triple.

Aug. 29

• 10 years ago in 2008

The Bobcats held Sioux City North in check as Eric Michael, who led the ‘Cats with 97 yards on 16 carries, scored the game winning touch down on a 39-yard run in the 27-21 victory.

• 25 years ago in 1993

University of Northern Iowa graduates included area students: Denise Coulter, of Beaman; Cynthia Busch, of Gladbrook; Lynette Hoover, Karen Loupee, Heather Peterson, Faye Thompson and Matthew Tullis with highest honors, all from Marshalltown.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Connie Greiner spent two months in Wiesbaden, Germany, as a Youth for Understanding student, a guest in the home of Ursula and Carl Heinz Kluger who also took her on a vacation to Bavaria Switzerland and Austria.

Aug. 30

• 10 years ago in 2008

Hannah Hibbs, a member of the Liscomb Lively Laborers, won the Window B-High Quality Grid with her black/white face steer. Her 1,345 pound steer gained 3.61 pounds per day.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Jenny Paul, Jill Thomas and Rachel Paul were walked to Hoglan Elementary by Mark and Judy Thomas for the first day of school.

• 40 years ago in 1978

The BCL girls’ softball team whipped Parkersburg 12-1 in five innings in the second round of the BCL-GM Invitational Tournament as Tess Koch ripped a three-run single in the five-run fourth inning.

Aug. 31

• 10 years ago in 2008

MCC men’s soccer minus eight of their line-up due to team rules violation, were still unstoppable. Harvey Martinez got MCC on the board first and Will Lewis added to the score for a 2-0 lead at halftime as it was all MCC in the second half for the 6-0 win over Scott Community College.

• 25 years ago in 1993

The Marshalltown foursome of Bob Davis, Charles Fairall, Dean Vaughn and John Wantiez won the American Cancer Society of Iowa state golf championship and were headed to compete in the national tournament.

• 40 years ago in 1978

West Marshall All-State pitcher Cindy Freese threw a no-hitter shutout in the 10-0 win over Green Mountain to put them in the championship game of the BCL-GM Invitational Tournament.

Sept. 1

• 10 years ago in 2008

A foreign exchange student from Switzerland German named Benjamin Bolla was scheduled to attend MHS through the Youth for Understanding program and would live with the Joseph and Peggy Hannam family.

• 25 years ago in 1993

The GMG volleyball squad started off with a win in the 15-10, 15-10 and 15-5 victory over Belle Plaine as Carrie Boldt slammed 14 of her 15 spikes successfully for six kills and Deb Michels led the team in aces with seven.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Hubbard’s softball squad came up with a 6-0 shutout of Dayton in the Stanhope Tournament as catcher Linda Mosch smacked two doubles and drove in two runs.