Times Ago, March 12, 2017

March 12

• 10 years ago in 2007

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #839 and its Ladies Auxiliary announced the Patriots Pen winners: Julie Barker, seventh grade student at West Marshall, first place and Phillip Kuhlman, home-schooled eighth grader, second.

• 25 years ago in 1992

Sarah Luethje and Jason Butler played the roles of Dandy and Ralph in the Woodbury Elementary musical production of “Clowns.”

• 40 years ago in 1977

James A. Keller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Keller, and a junior at Texas Christian University, was recognized for straight-A work during the fall semester.

March 13

• 10 years ago in 2007

Conference champions West Marshall junior Paige Hotopp earned unanimous first team honors on the All-Heart of Iowa Activity Conference along with Colo-NESCO senior Andrea Markey and senior Mykel Gradwell, of West Marshall.

• 25 years ago in 1992

The top-ranked Colo-NESCO girls scored a big win over Harlan in the 50-37 victory in the quarter finals at the girls state tournament with Missy Miller and Kris Wildeboer leading the scoring with 15 points each.

• 40 years ago in 1977

Central College senior Carol Locker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Locker, of Gilman, will play the role of Mrs. Frank in the college production of “The Diary of Anne Frank” and also was the assistant director.

March 14

• 10 years ago in 2007

Gladbrook-Reinbeck senior center Allison Volkens led the area’s contingent in the Iowa Newspaper Association All-State girls’ basketball teams. The 6 foot 2 inch Volkens repeated as a first team selection after leading the Rebels in scoring with 16.6 points per game and 3.8 blocks per game.

• 25 years ago in 1992

Laura Kersbergen, daughter of Dan and Abby Kersbergen, was named a U.S. National Award winner in history and government.

• 40 years ago in 1977

Montour third grader Katy Jo Hoskey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Hoskey, took advantage of the mild weather flying high on the school swings.

March 15

• 10 years ago in 2007

Des Moines Area Community College student Doug Severidt, of Marshalltown, prepares chicken that was served to 125 homeless people at the Central Iowa Shelter and Services in Des Moines as part of a class project in Learning Communities.

• 25 years ago in 1992

The Colo-NESCO girls capped a 28-1 season with the defeat of Atlantic 75-43 and the consolation trophy as seniors Missy Miller and Kris Wildeboer shot 30 and 18 points, respectively.

• 40 years ago in 1977

The artistic talents of Marshalltown Community College students: Mike Martin, Jana Metge, Tracy Rosedale, Judy Stahl, Sam Crain, Kathy Holdsworth Dave Curry and Annette Pearson graced the stage in the production of “Somethings Afoot” at the Martha Ellen Tye Playhouse.

March 16

• 10 years ago in 2007

As indoor track season started for Marshalltown High School, Steven Broshar brought home a first place finish in the 3,200 meter run in a time of 10 minutes 27.30 seconds at the Central College Invite.

• 25 years ago in 1992

Linda and David Norman, of Union, and their two sons, Jake and Jed, participated with other farm couples in the Safe Care for Kids meeting to target areas of need in farm safety and child care.

• 40 years ago in 1977

Division 1 plus ratings, designating highly superior musicians, were won by LDF students: Ron Roseland, Jodi Lueders, Tammy Stephens and Scott Shaffer, all on alto saxophone; Anthony Hartzler, on trumpet; Tracy Finders, clarinet; Troy Dannen, French horn; Randy Mason, trombone and Kim Koepnick, cornet.

March 17

• 10 years ago in 2007

Students in Linda Bohnsack’s fourth grade class at Franklin Elementary School: Jason Gray, Jacob Whitcomb, Emily Leytham, Kylie Menter, Andrew Walker, Jordan Bacon and Aileen Ashby helped package school supplies collected by classmates for students in Iraq that the students one-day hope to correspond with.

• 25 years ago in 1992

Math whiz Mark Koenigs, eighth grade student at Miller Middle School, participated in the state Math Counts contest at Drake University and placed 14th out of 123 contestants.

• 40 years ago in 1977

Barb Matney, 15-year-old SEMCO sophomore from Gilman, won the first place trophy in the women’s upper class division at the Quad-City Wristwrestling Tournament.

March 18

• 10 years ago in 2007

Sara Stoakes, of North Tama, took first place in the 55-meter dash in a time of 7.16 seconds at the Central College Indoor Track Meet as teammates in three relays also finished in first place, the 4×200 relay, 4×400 and the 4×800.

• 25 years ago in 1992

MHS science students took home the most points of any school present in the 5th Annual Agriscience Fair in Des Moines: Sarah Renze was the top winner in the show and received a $400 savings bond; Allison Erion was second in show with a $200 savings bond and Marie Peleck took third and received a $100 savings bond. Other MHS winners were: Lisa Shepard, Marci Thomas, Laura Helmer and Ryan Vaughn.

• 40 years ago in 1977

Jeff O’Neill, Jim Langenberg and Chad Smittkamp were part of a group of Iowa Young Republicans who visited Washington, D.C. for a Young Republicans Leadership Conference.