Times Ago

Sept. 9

• 10 years ago in 2008

West Marshall volleyball players Jordan Weitzell had six aces serves and teammate Kylie Davis finished with four kills in the 25-18, 25-15 victory over Madrid.

• 25 years ago in 1993

The GMG Wolverine volleyball squad topped Hudson 15-8, 15-0 and 15-6 in a clean sweep as Jeri Hartwig hit 14-of-15 serves, had five blocks and hit 5-of-7 spikes for two aces.

• 40 years ago in 1978

A 67-yard pass from quarterback Dave Ritland to speedster George Naughton on a fourth and 10 situation with 1:47 remaining on the clock gave Marshalltown High School a 13-9 win over Des Moines Lincoln.

Sept. 10

• 10 years ago in 2008

MHS senior Michael McNamara released his second CD “August Rush” playing the piano music of Jim Brickman, Jonathan Cain, Pachebel and accompanying vocalist Tess Roseburrough on Randy Newman’s “Feels Like Home.”

• 25 years ago in 1993

The Bobcat cross country squad annihilated nine other teams including No. 3 ranked West Des Moines Valley and No. 4 Cedar Falls to come out on top of the Bobcat Invitational as Charlie Kelly dominated the field for first place.

• 40 years ago in 1978

The Green Mountain girls capitalized on a Steamboat Rock error in the bottom of the ninth inning for a 9-8 win in the championship game of the Iowa Star Conference softball tournament as Rhonda Groth belted out two hits and drove in two runs to lead the Mounties.

Sept. 11

• 10 years ago in 2008

The 2008 GMG Homecoming Court consisted of: Kayla Kienzle, Jacob Wall, Angie Upah, Aaron Judge, Kim Mooney, Cade Holub, Jessie Kunch, Brad Holloway, Kelsey Sederburg and Arley Beane.

• 25 years ago in 1993

West Marshall Trojans rebounded fron the loss to Nevada with a 28-7 victory over North Polk as Craig Goecke led the Trojans with 135 yards on 20 carries and Brian Smith totaled 91 yards on 13 attempts.

• 40 years ago in 1978

David Maxfield received an ESTARL award of a $500 grant from the Order of the Eastern Star to pursue religious education.

Sept. 12

• 10 years ago in 2008

Class 4A No. 1-ranked West Des Moines Valley edged the No. 9, second place Bobcats 55-59 at the Bobcat Invitational on a stormy day on the Iowa Veterans Home grounds in a field of 16 teams with Ankeny coming in a distant third with 118 points.

• 25 years ago in 1993

The West Marshall volleyball squad defeated GMG 5-15, 15-9 and 15-13 to capture the GMG volleyball tournament as Liza Buck hit for 38-of -42 serves and 12 aces while Trisha Huntrods hit 42-of-46 serves for four aces and Sharon Blood hit 53-of -63 with 17 kills and three blocks for the whole tournament.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Jodi Vokoon and Kathy Coulthard, Anson Elementary students, brought stuffed animals to school to research the types, weights, sizes, colors and other important details as a way to get to know other students in the class.

Sept. 13

• 10 years ago in 2008

The GMG Wolverines football team stomped visiting Highland 35-0 as Brad Holloway had 16 rushes for 129 yards and Ben Krull ran for 85 yards and two touchdowns.

• 25 years ago in 1993

The Royals of Colo-NESCO captured first place in their tournament as they defeated Northeast Hamilton 16-14 and lost 15-12, whipped Gilbert 15-9 and 15-7 and ended up the overall winner by points as Kerri Larson led the Royals going 26-of-28 with eight aces.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Rachel Brown received a gold pin signifying more than 300 hours of volunteer service as a candy striper at Marshalltown Area Community Hospital while Jennifer Mauldin was awarded two stripes on her hat as a senior candy striper.

Sept. 14

• 10 years ago in 2008

Carly Kielman, member of the Rhodes Ravens 4-H Club, gave an educational presentation at the Iowa State Fair on Pet First Aid and received a Merit Award while Dani Honeck, of the Central Iowa 4-H Club, presented “Bleach Out” for an Excellence Award at the State Fair.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Carissa Bryant, 12, won the Miss Iowa Hospitality National Pre-Teen title and other honors in the recent Miss Iowa National Pre-Teen Pageant in Muscatine.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Mark Hammitt, John Rector and Lori Zink, of MHS, and Guy West, of West Marshall, were named semifinalists in the 24th annual National Merit Scholarship Competition.

Sept. 15

• 10 years ago in 2008

University of Northern Iowa area student teachers included: Lora Speck, of Eldora, teaching at Anson and Hoglan elementary schools and Jennifer Paul, of Marshalltown, at Lenihan Intermediate and Anson Elementary.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Ashley Kelly, 12, tumbling champion from Laurel won a gold medal in the tumbling championships at the 1993 National Junior Olympics Games.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Kathy Ryden swan her way into the record books twice as she set a new school record in the 200 yard individual medley and the 100 yard backstroke as MHS defeated East Waterloo 54-29.