Times Ago, Jan. 8, 2017

Jan. 8

• 10 years ago in 2007

Newly-elected Iowa Secretary of Ag Bill Northey was the headliner for a free crop-fair in Marshalltown on Jan. 16.

• 25 years ago in 1992

August Stofferahn was the first place winner of the 3rd District American Legion Oratorical Contest held at the Gladbrook Legion Post Home.

• 40 years ago in 1977

The Marshalltown High School Bobcats opened up the game with Fort Dodge with a 32-2 lead at the 6:08 mark in the second period and finished with a 70-52 victory as the ‘Cats had Dan Linke, Perry Meyer, Jim Geiger and Jeff Isgrig all score in double figures.

Jan. 9

• 10 years ago in 2007

Lighten Up Marshall County held its weigh-in on Jan. 5 at the Central Iowa Fairgrounds with people weighing in at a total 9,255 pounds wanting to Lighten Up.

• 25 years ago in 1992

Sarah Dooley, of rural Albion, was crowned the Iowa Beef Queen by outgoing queen Amy Lines, of Marshalltown, to keep the title represented by Marshall County for the second year.

• 40 years ago in 1977

The top-ranked Bobcats disposed of pesky Newton 59-43 with Perry Meyer leading the offense with 18 points to keep MHS perfect for the season at 8-0.

Jan. 10

• 10 years ago in 2007

The famed Butter Cow Lady, Norma “Duffy” Lyon, of Toledo, will always be remembered as the lady who displayed her cows made of butter at the Iowa State Fair for 46 years. But for many in the future, she will be the lady who created “Jersey Jewel,” a bronze sculpture to be on display on the lawn of the Learning Center near the new Iowa State University Dairy Farm.

• 25 years ago in 1992

Four students from LDF-SEMCO High School participated in the Central College High School Choral and Keyboard Festival: Kara Schultz, Lisa Underhill, Kurt Lyle and Jennie Williams.

• 40 years ago in 1977

The New Providence boys came through an overtime period on top as Richard Perry and Dan Whitehead each scored 14 points and Brad Zobel dropped in 13 in the 61-56 victory over Hubbard.

Jan. 11

• 10 years ago in 2007

It took the first 10 minutes of the game for the Marshalltown Community College girls’ basketball team to knock the rust off after a month break before handling Southwestern Community College 75-61 with Lacee Bates leading three Tigers in double figures with 18 points and nine rebounds; Javiera Novion added 16 points, seven steals and seven assists and Katie Kitzman finished with 14 points.

• 25 years ago in 1992

The MHS girls’ basketball team led buy Crystal Hodgdon’s 14 points downed Ankeny 46-29.

• 40 years ago in 1977

The MHS JV mens’ basketball team defeated South Tama 85-67 with John Hughes scoring 20 points to lead the offense aided by Brad Weuve’s 18 points and 16 rebounds, Lenny Gealow’s 13 rebounds and 11 points and Dan Clark’s 10 assists and 10 points.

Jan. 12

• 10 years ago in 2007

East Marshall/Green Mountain-Garwin wrestler Brett Rosedale took down 160 pound opponent Bryon Fiscus of Tri-County as Rosedale, ranked first in Class 1A, went 2-0 to achieve his 150th career victory and help clinch the 42-21 dual victory.

• 25 years ago in 1992

Local girl scouts: Marci Turner, fourth grader at Anson in Junior Troop 451; Jenny Smith, second grader at Anson, Brownie Troop 1090 and Kristin Wells, fourth grader at St. Mary’s School, Junior Troop 629 were chosen to promote the upcoming Girl Scout cookie campaign in Marshalltown.

• 40 years ago in 1977

Madeline Collison, MHS senior, was the recipient of the Soroptomist Citizenship award and $100.

Jan. 13

• 10 years ago in 2007

East Marshall opened with a 30 point lead for the second consecutive game and went on to defeat Aplington-Parkersburg 81-41 with Rob Paxton and Walker Seim leading the boards with 18 and 16 points, respectively.

• 25 years ago in 1992

The LDF-SEMCO Warhawks whipped North Mahaska 71-58 as the offense was led by Jason Reece with 18 points, six rebounds and five steals; Dan Berggren with 12 points and eight rebounds and Josh Dunham with 11 points.

• 40 years ago in 1977

“Young America Sings,” a poetry anthology included entries from three Anson Junior High School students: Mike Denison, seventh grade; Melia Barbour, eighth and Deb Scafferi, seventh grade which were submitted in the National Poetry Press Contest.

Jan. 14

• 10 years ago in 2007

BCLUW managed to contain West Marshall’s Paige Hotopp for the first half as Mykel Gradwell and Allie Roberts stepped into the void scoring 19 of West Marshall’s 27 points. The second half saw Kelsi Johnston finished with 17 points; Hotopp with 13 points; Gradwell added 15 points and Roberts ended with 11 as the Trojans defeated the Comets 60-37.

• 25 years ago in 1992

Tracy Russell Berthusen, son of Truman and Annette Berthusen, was named to the 1991-92 Dean’s List of Morningside College for the second semester.

• 40 years ago in 1977

Kurt Terrillion and Wes Demmon completed all the requirements and received Eagle Scout rank, the highest level achieved in Boys Scouts of America.