Times Ago, March 26, 2017

March 26

• 10 years ago in 2007

Green Mountain Garwin senior Kaitlin Hall signed a letter of intent to play softball for the Panthers of Ellsworth Community College.

• 25 years ago in 1992

An art student at Oral Roberts University and a Marshalltown High School graduate, is the winner of the stock market contest in Tulsa, Okla. Joy Wiberg, daughter of Richard and Maryann Wiberg, won the first leg of the 3-month stock competition with 2,647 entrants.

• 40 years ago in 1977

Bucky Youngbear, of the Mesquakie Settlement, and first grade student at the Montour school, joined fellow students flying paper airplanes during recess on the nice spring day.

March 27

• 10 years ago in 2007

Molly Pollpeter and Jill Lageschulte, MHS juniors, were selected to attend American Legion Auxiliary Girls’ State on the Iowa State University campus.

• 25 years ago in 1992

Jeremiah McKeever, fifth grade student at Anson Middle School, was the winner of the logo contest sponsored by the Marshalltown Chamber of Commerce Environmental Task Force. The logo was to be used for all environmentally related articles.

• 40 years ago in 1977

Greg Smith, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Smith, of State Center, was named one of the four finalists in competition for an Iowa Farm Bureau scholarship from District 5.

March 28

• 10 years ago in 2007

BCLUW men and women track teams swept the season’s first outdoor meet at East Marshall as Nicole Fisher set a new record in the 400-meter hurdles, Beau Dielschneider topped the field in the 200-, 400- and 800-meter runs, Haddie Vawter won the 3000 meter race and the 800 meter run with the men’s relay teams taking the 4×400 and 4×800 relays and the women the 4×800 relay and the distance medley.

• 25 years ago in 1992

The Tuesday Musical Club announced the winners of the music camp scholarship: Jason Faas, bass trombone; Adam Zeihan, piano; Ben Hagen, piano; Jeremy Nuss, vocal, and Mandi McKibben, vocal.

• 40 years ago in 1977

Jamey Hutcheson, MHS trackster, won third place honors in the mile run at the Dickinson Relays.

March 29

• 10 years ago in 2007

Sen. John Putney was the speaker for the induction of new members to the GMG National Honor Society attended by: Jessi Snyder, Alex Moler, Alex Dvorak, Kacie Mathern, Jillisa Kingery, Emily Southard, Brandon Clough, Todd Richter, Waylon Sternhagen, Gretchen Falk, Kayla Kienzle, Nicki Landt, Emily Relph, Matt Burt, Adam Johnson, Angie Upah, Jason Parks and Ryan Boege.

• 25 years ago in 1992

Sgt. Darin M. Green, son of Judy and William Holder, of State Center, was decorated with the Air Force Achievement Medal given for meritorious acts of courage or other outstanding accomplishments.

• 40 years ago in 1977

King and Queen of the 1977 Mardi Gras Dance were Ted Buck, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Buck, and Teresa Mulvihill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Mulvihill.

March 30

• 10 years ago in 2007

Daniel Wright, who swam for MHS in the winter season, set a new State record in the 100-yd. freestyle of 48.96 seconds at the state meet which qualified him for a spot in the YMCA National Swimming and Diving Championships.

• 25 years ago in 1992

MHS boys track squad tied for first place with Ottumwa at the MHS Triangular meet with Todd Johnson winning the shotput; Greg Roush, the high jump, Chad Skinner, the discus and senior Jason Perry the long jump, the 110-meter high hurdles and along with Tony Eygabroad, Rick Perry and Jason August, the sprint medley.

• 40 years ago in 1977

“Tea for Two for Tubas,” a novelty piece for a tuba quartet featuring Mark McCright, Rob Rohrs, Ed Elliott and Bill Rector was a special feature of the Spring Pops Concert at Lenihan Junior High School.

March 31

• 10 years ago in 2007

Doug Akins, a sophomore at the Upper Iowa University and son of Dennis and Deb Akins, of Marshalltown, spent his spring break with more than a dozen UIU students that took part in the college’s Alternative Spring Break program and traveled to the Upper Ninth Ward in New Orleans to volunteer in the continuing clean-up efforts following Hurricane Katrina.

• 25 years ago in 1992

Four Marshalltown Mat Club wrestlers placed among the top six in their respective weight classes in the State AAU Youth Wrestling Tournament: Dan Wenner took first in Heavyweight I; Chris Dawson, second, Heavyweight IV; Aaron Tecklenburg, third at 155 pounds, and Daniel Manchon, sixth in the 100 pound class.

• 40 years ago in 1977

Eric Hutchens, student at Lenihan Junior High School, designed and built an 8-room model home complete with furniture and a wood chip roof in Tech’s Industrial Arts class.

April 1

• 10 years ago in 2007

Hubbard native Rita Cook was crowned the 2007 Iowa Pork Queen at the Annual Pork Congress in January. Shortly afterwards, Cook was contacted by the producers of the show “Identity” asking her if would be one of the people who has interesting titles or jobs and she agreed to participate. The show aired on April 13, 2007.

• 25 years ago in 1992

Charlie Kelly, 14, competed in the 1992 YMCA Midwest Regional swimming championships at the University of Minnesota and won the 500 freestyle in record time and placed second in the 200 individual medley, the 200 breaststroke and the 200 freestyle.

• 40 years ago in 1977

Outstanding performance awards were presented to four SEMCO High School students at the Iowa High School Speech Association’s Individual Speech Contest: Jeri Paul, literary program; John Smith, literary program; Deb Kvinlaug, storytelling, and Sally Lyle, dramatic acting.