Times Ago, Feb. 26, 2017

Feb. 26

• 10 years ago in 2006

Marshalltown High School’s Ali Dolphin gained All-CIML Iowa Conference honors for the fourth consecutive year when she was named to the first team.

• 25 years ago in 1992

Top candy sellers for the Marshalltown area Campfire Boys & Girls were Stephanie MacKenzie named Candy Princess and Kelly Barber crowned Candy Queen for selling the most boxes – 225.

• 40 years ago in 1977

MHS swimmers: 200 relay team of Tim McFadden, Kevin Hemphill, Tom Wuest and Mark Wuest; Wuest in the 100-yard butterfly and Hemphill in the 100-yard breaststroke qualified for the finals at the state tournament swim meet.

Feb. 27

• 10 years ago in 2007

The Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball team led by Channing Merchant’s 22 points defeated Southwestern Community College 72-61.

• 25 years ago in 1992

Eric Berggren, MHS senior, won first place for his presentation on the project “A Comparison of Nitrate Use by Different Parent Stock of Zea Mays” at the Iowa Junior Science and Humanities Symposium at the University of Iowa. He won an all-expense paid trip to Knoxville, Tenn., to present his paper.

• 40 years ago in 1977

Gladbrook High School senior Kent Dierks captured second place at 155 pounds at the state high school wrestling tournament.

Feb. 28

• 10 years ago in 2007

The Bobcat boys basketball squad defeated Mason City which led them to the substate semi-finals with the 69-49 victory as Cole Danielson and Michael Appel led the ‘Cats with 14 and 13 points, respectively.

• 25 years ago in 1992

MHS vocal students: Joshua Brown, James M. Phillips, Erika Stevenson, Andrew W. Quick, Melissa Milliken and Stephanie Davenport were featured soloists in the Pops Concert – the annual vocal music fundraiser.

• 40 years ago in 1977

The MHS Bobcats brought home three place-winning medals from the state wrestling tournament in Des Moines: senior Scott Harmon, third, 138 pound; junior Mike Mann, third, 185 pound class; and senior Tim Linser, fifth, 132 pound class.

March 1

• 10 years ago in 2007

The eighth grade Apgar Attack volleyball squad of: Brittany Arment, Kayleigh Eberline, Kayleen Mahlstede, Madelyn VanMetre, Nicole Peschong and Jessica Shollenbarger won the Osage tournament and followed that up with the runner-up spot at the Marshalltown tournament.

• 25 years ago in 1992

First place certificates and checks were presented to Janette Aguilar, eighth grade at Anson Middle School, who wrote on Betsy Ross; Laura Nelson, sixth grade, St. Mary’s, wrote on Deborah Sampson and Matthew Determan, fifth grade, St. Mary’s, Betsy Ross in the “Famous Women of the Revolution,” a DAR sponsored contest.

• 40 years ago in 1977

Cookie Monster, played by Cindy Lowry; Big Bird, by Julie Waltemeyer; Oscar, by Julie Winters and Kermit the Frog, by Chris Cassiday were just some of the characters and swimmers who entertained the audience at the Anson Junior High Annual Synchronized Swimming Show.

March 2

• 10 years ago in 2007

The first ever Iowa Girls High School State Bowling Tournament had an MHS representative as Meagan Taylor qualified to join the best in the state securing a third place at the regional meet with a 176 and a 224 for a 400 total.

• 25 years ago in 1992

MHS wrestler Danny Lovell stood atop the medals platform at the State Wrestling Tournament and received his championship medal for winning the Class 3A 140 pound title over Iowa City West’s Terry Vaughn.

• 40 years ago in 1977

Todd Ailts, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ailts, was honored as the state winner of the “Ability Counts” essay contest sponsored by the President’s Committee for the Employment of the Handicapped and earned an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. for the national contest for himself and his journalism instructor.

March 3

• 10 years ago in 2007

Two-thirds of the woman she was a year ago, Marshalltown’s Amanda Sedlacek earned the distinction of being named Category Champion among women 26-32 at Trimspa’s Million Dollar Challenge in Nassau, Bahamas earning a big fat check and a 1-year contract as spokesperson for Trimspa.

• 25 years ago in 1992

LDF-SEMCO easily handled Roland-Story 77-56 in the first round of Class 2A district play as Jason Reece, Matt Knoll and Dan Berggren spearheaded the offense with 18, 17 and 15 points, respectively.

• 40 years ago in 1977

Jane Mead, Carol Richbourg, Jill Hass and Brian Hutcheson posed with their “pillow mobiles” of Snoopy, Wilbur the Pig, the sun and a basketball made for Youth Art Month at school.

March 4

• 10 years ago in 2007

The University of Northern Iowa Panther women’s season ended with a 65-55 victory over Bradley as the women hit 10-of-21 3-pointers in their regular season finale.

• 25 years ago in 1992

The Rebels from Hubbard-Radcliffe captured the Class A District championship as they defeated Rockwell-Swaledale 55-44 with Rebels’ Paul Skartvedt shooting a game-high 13 points, 13 rebounds and five blocked shots toward the effort.

• 40 years ago in 1977

King Nebuchadnezzar, played by Gary Stephens, struck out at Daniel, played by Paul Wasielewski, in the Lenihan musical “It’s Cool in the Furnace” presented by the Lenihan Mixed Chorus.