Times Ago, Nov. 20, 2016

Nov. 20

• 10 years ago in 2006

The Marshalltown Community College Tiger mens’ basketball team played a complete 40 minutes of ball sailing by Iowa Lakes Community College 90-54 with the Tigers offense led by Marco De Souza with 17 points followed by Da Shawn Wright with 15, Colby Steele adding 11 and coming off the bench for 14 points was Geno Cato.

• 25 years ago in 1991

The Marshalltown Bobcat mens basketball team attended the Iowa Metro Conference Jamboree defeating Roosevelt High School 24-19 after playing a 16-minute quarter with Scott Thiessen and Austin Richardson leading the scoring.

• 40 years ago in 1976

The BCL Comets football team capped their season with a 14-8 victory over Graettinger in the championship match-up in the UNI-Dome for the Class 1-A title and championship trophy to go with it. Tom Pelham and Jim Hill led the rushing with 84 and 83 yard, respectively, while Dave Schleisman threw for 114 yards and one touchdown.

Nov. 21

• 10 years ago in 2006

On the receiving end of one of Millie Pizel’s 1,738 hand-knitted hats were Anson Elementary students: Dylon Witt, David VanCannon, Beatriz Huerta, Brenda Vaga, Eric Padron, Oswin Reyes Paz, Hector Perry, Ignacio Mora and Analisa Balderas.

• 25 years ago in 1991

The production of “Cinderella” put on by students from Anson Middle School at the Marshalltown High School/Community Auditorium starred: Jake Bills Dilley as the king; Stephanie Slifer, the queen; Damian Eachan, Prince Charming and Sarah Kennedy, the Fairy Godmother.

• 40 years ago in 1976

The Green Mountain girls and Garwin boys basketball teams handily defeated their rivals in the Ta-Ma-Ja Conference tournament quarterfinal round with the GM girls defeating Garwin 76-51 on the balanced offense of Betty Davis, Julie Eich and Renee Davis with 29, 23 and 22 points, respectively. On the boys side, Garwin defeated GM 73-46 with Curt Bacon leading the Roughrider with 28 points, Jim Hlas added 18 and Jeff Peschel, 14.

Nov. 22

• 10 years ago in 2006

Gladbrook-Reinbeck senior Allison Volkens scored 17 points including the putback layup with 20 seconds left in the first quarter for her 1,000 career point in the 52-48 victory over Dike-New Hartford.

• 25 years ago in 1991

The Morning Optimist Club presented plaques to Dan Hart and Angie Sommerlot from Anson Middle School and Emily Stephens and Charlie Kelly, of Miller Middle School, for outstanding contributions to their schools and the community in connection with Youth Appreciation Week.

• 40 years ago in 1976

Vicki Blanchard, 19, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rex Blanchard, of rural Clemons, was crowned the 1977 Marshall County Beef Queen.

Nov. 23

• 10 years ago in 2006

Rogers Elementary School students Makayla Russell, Breauna Harris, Jacob Ramsey-Smith and Esperanza Ayala displayed a selection placemats that the students at Rogers designed for The Salvation Army’s Community Thanksgiving Dinner.

• 25 years ago in 1991

Lisa Perkins and Katie Smith, both juniors, and members of a G-Y Club announced that the annual YWCA Christmas “greens” would be delivered the last week in November.

• 40 years ago in 1976

SEMCO students rehearsing the school’s melodrama “Because Their Hearts Were Pure” were: John Smith as the Villain; Cindy Paul as the Heroine and Terry Morrison, the Hero.

Nov. 24

• 10 years ago in 2006

The first place entry of the 2006 Celebrate Recycles Day Everyday poster/calendar contest was Natalie Heddens, Lenihan Intermediate School whose drawing will be placed on the front of the calendar along with pictures from the other winners: Tania Cobarruvias Vargas, Chloe Whitehead, Aspen Chadderdon, Daniel Vargas Tapia, Joanna Avalos, Austin Hammell, Estefani Cobarruvias Vargas, Brady Petermeier, Shelby Sly, Kaley Mead, Summer Langenbau and Olivia Welton.

• 25 years ago in 1991

Miller Middle School Co-presidents for the 1991-92 school year were Emily Stephens and Charlie Kelly.

• 40 years ago in 1976

The SEMCO girls basketball team captured the Ta-Ma-Ja Conference championship in their 47-42 defeat of Maxwell with Carla Weaver, Ann Deemann and Marcia Everts all in double figures.

Nov. 25

• 10 years ago in 2006

Marshalltown students and Atoms Family members: Ryan Shomo, Gregory Vasseau, Marcus Chaloupek, Blake Gethmann, Luke Madsen, Ian Ingram, Blake Judkins, Riley Wirth, Even Ferneau and Tyler Kluver were preparing their entries into the FIRST LEGO League Tournament.

• 25 years ago in 1991

Marshall County Beef Royalty included: Kara Crandon, Marshall County Beef Princess, Heidi Snider, 1991 Marshall County Beef Queen, Sarah Dooley, 1991 District 9 Beef Queen, and Amy Lines, Iowa Beef Queen.

• 40 years ago in 1976

Rhodes residents Bobbie Sanders, Cindy Novotny, Andy Oxley, Bev Oxley and Francis Klaas were a recipient of Gov. Robert Ray’s Leadership Award for their Community Betterment Program.

Nov. 26

• 10 years ago in 2006

Bobcat Special Olympic Bowlers from Lenihan Intermediate School and MHS came away with five gold medals from the 2006 State Special Olympic Bowling Tournament: Connor Smith tied for first with two other bowlers; partners Abhi Brekke and Rachel McMahon, Beatriz Leon, unified partners Jacob and Jason Riemenschneider were all first place winners.

• 25 years ago in 1991

In a 16-minute quarter exhibition game at the Central Iowa Metro Conference Classic MHS defeated Roosevelt 26-15 with Allison Tomhave and Tiffany VanGundy leading the scoring with six points each.

• 40 years ago in 1976

Dressed as pilgrims, youngsters at Franklin Elementary School had a Thanksgiving meal they prepared themselves as Jeni Mains received a cup of homemade beef stew from class members Lisa Handsbee and Sandra Gooding. All 50 first grade students in Glenda Barton and Florence Wait classes made their own pilgrim hats and prepared all the food which included cornbread, pumpkin pudding and cranberries along with the stew.