Times Ago, March 19, 2017

March 19

• 10 years ago in 2007

BCLUW cheerleaders Chelsea Quinn and Cara Skramovsky performed at the half-time of the Boys State Basketball Tournament with the Iowa All-State Cheerleading Squad.

• 25 years ago in 1992

Anson Middle School’s production of “Snowee White and the Seven Chicks” starred Gary Niedermann, Jessy Williams, Alyson Ketchum, Kristine Barrett, Michelle Jacobson, Paul Seberger and Chantel Mattingly.

• 40 years ago in 1977

Doug Voran, son of Mr. and Mrs. Omar Voran, participated as a member of the jazz band and pop singers when the Bethel College Jazz Ensemble and Pop Singers went on tour during Spring break.

March 20

• 10 years ago in 2007

Jesse Reyes, son of Ramon and Beth Reyes, of Gilman, was one of 12,000 in the nation to apply for admission into West Point, one of 4,000 to be nominated and one of 1,100 to enter with the 2007 class to the U.S. Military Academy.

• 25 years ago in 1992

Marshalltown High School senior Peter Zeihan qualified for national competition through the Eastern Iowa Forensic League and is one of two student senators named to represent Eastern Iowa in the National Forensic League Senate. Devon Terrill was named an alternate to the National House of Representatives.

• 40 years ago in 1977

The Optimist Oratorical Contest winners sponsored by the Morning Optimist Club were Gary Stephens and Kim Cho, ninth grade students in Lenihan Junior High School.

March 21

• 10 years ago in 2007

Gladbrook-Reinbeck senior swingman Tyson Dirks and Colo-NESCO junior forward Chandler Eley were named third tea All-State by the Iowa Newspaper Association.

• 25 years ago in 1992

Ben Morris eighth grade student at Miller Middle School, finished sixth in the 1992 Iowa Spelling Bee when he competed against 67 seventh and eighth graders.

• 40 years ago in 1977

Eric Holcomb, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Holcomb, achieved his Eagle Scout rank by working at the Iowa Veterans Home and Marshalltown Manor Nursing Home as his project.

March 22

• 10 years ago in 2007

Earning a Division 1 rating at the state Iowa High School Speech Association competition from MHS were: Steve Bromley, Tess Roseburrough, Callista Ruopp, Nicole Stultz, Colleen Grady and Brandon Barnes.

• 25 years ago in 1992

Miller Math team of: Mark Koenigs, Adam Thurston, Katie Bloom, Ben Hagen and Molly Fruin placed second out of 27 teams in the AEA 6 Eighth Grade Math Bee.

• 40 years ago in 1977

Cynda Veren, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Veren, of Haverhill, was named the co-chair for food at the Buena Vista College Muscular Dystrophy Dance Marathon on the Storm Lake campus.

March 23

• 10 years ago in 2007

Green Mountain-Garwin students Seth Appelgate and Chad VanRees were selected to perform at the prestigious All-State Individual Speech Festival. Appelgate performed a Prose and VanRees an Individual Improv.

• 25 years ago in 1992

Matt McNeece, 8, pushed Lucas Baedke, 7, and Brandon O’Hare, 8, in their homemade car they took out for a spin on the fine Spring day.

• 40 years ago in 1977

Pam Mason, of Le Grand, and Howard Halverson, of Marshalltown, were winners of the Noon Optimist Club Oratorical Contest. Both were ninth grade students at LDF.

March 24

• 10 years ago in 2007

Attending the premier Daddy-Daughter Dance at the Veterans Coliseum were Katie and Alyssa Angle with dad Terry Angle and relative Jerry Angle. The girls received a flower and a picture to commemorate the evening.

• 25 years ago in 1992

Micah Callaway was the poster winner in the 1992 Soil Conservation Poster Contest for grades K-2 division and received a $35 cash award.

• 40 years ago in 1977

Four youths enlisted in the U.S. Navy in the delayed entry program: David Edler, four years, machine repairman; William Gould, six years, nuclear machinist; Terry Graves, four years, gunners mate technician, and Steve Lundgren, six years, advanced electronics and sonar detection.

March 25

• 10 years ago in 2007

Nick Pearson, of Hubbard-Radcliffe, was the winner of the NICL All-Star Game Slam Dunk contest as Pearson and the West All-Stars earned a 74-57 victory over the East All-Stars.

• 25 years ago in 1992

Inductees in the Junior National Honor Society at Anson Middle School were: Mark Anderson, Bentley Hodges, Brad Hanchak, Dan Hart, Jerry Waddilove, Darci Wantiez, Chantel Mattingly, Amrut Ambardekar, Paul Seberger, Scot Vial, Ken Polley, Janet Aguilar, Jennifer Broussard, Tamara Ewoldt, Jennifer Klocke, Angie Sommerlot, Staci Nelson, Julie Spittal, Michelle Peter and Rachel Johnson.

• 40 years ago in 1977

Advancing to state FFA Contest from West Marshall were: Mike Maddick, public speaking, and the parliamentary procedure team of: Wes Blanchard, Dan Billman, Carol McDonald, David Montgomery and Janet Soorholtz.