Times Ago

July 16

• 10 years ago in 2007

Grace Garber, Allison Fisher, Breann Lechner, Jessica Popejoy, Hannah Sams, Bobbi Paper and Joshlyn Hildago, all of Brownie Troop #566 from BCLUW School District, donated a Build-A-Bear to the Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center Pediatrics Department.

• 25 years ago in 1992

The Hubbard-Radcliffe baseball team went into extra innings against Ackley-Geneva before Wade Handeland’s two-run homer with Matt Zoske on base to break loose in the eighth inning for a 7-1 win.

• 40 years ago in 1977

Two days of practice each week paid off for Marshalltown High School freshmen Jody Fahrenkrug and Bret Premble as they qualified for the National Roller Skating Speed Championship in Fort Worth, Texas.

July 17

• 10 years ago in 2007

Jacob Burt, of the Marshall County Mounties, and Jake Goecke, of the Central Iowa 4-H Club, showed their bottle calves in the beef show at the Central Iowa Fair.

• 25 years ago in 1992

The West Marshall Trojans defeated Gilbert 10-8 in Class 2-A district action as Bryce Dee, Jamie Zeller and Pierson led the offense.

• 40 years ago in 1977

Gloria Staker, 18, of Traer, was crowned Miss Tama County. Her court consisted of: Mary Jindrich, of Gladbrook, Miss Congeniality; Susan Henderson, of Toledo, second runner-up; and Dawn Staker, rural Traer, first runner-up.

July 18

• 10 years ago in 2007

The Gladbrook-Reinbeck Rebels reached state with a seventh inning, eight-run rally to triumph over No. 9 St. Ansgar, 8-7 as Nick Peterson drove in two runs with a triple and scored the game-winning run on an error.

• 25 years ago in 1992

The American Enterprise Committee of the Lennox Management Club sponsored MHS junior Justin Douds at the International Hugh O’Brien Youth Foundation Leadership Seminar at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

• 40 years ago in 1977

The West Marshall baseball team whipped Colo 8-1 as Jim Kurth led the hot bats with two home runs followed by Jim Peterson’s homer in the fourth to belt in three runs.

July 19

• 10 years ago in 2007

The All-NICL West Division honored six from the champion Gladbrook-Reinbeck team, three from runner-up BCLUW, two from South Hardin and one from East Marshall on the first team: Scott Benson, Tyson Dirks, Alec Larsen, Nick Peterson, Jacob Eckhoff and Ryan Fannon, of Gladbrook-Reinbeck; Chris Crawford, Mike Kruse and Wade Morris, of BCLUW; Garrett Ramsey and Matt Winter, of South Hardin, and Devin Eash, East Marshall. Winter was named the Most Valuable Player.

• 25 years ago in 1992

The Bobcat girls blanked Boone 5-0 in sectionals as Emily Neuroth turned in an impressive performance spinning a one-hitter, striking out eight and walking three.

• 40 years ago in 1977

Tim Wood, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wood, completed all the requirements including his project of assisting vacation church school at Camp Juliette during the summer and assisting with 2- and 3-year-olds at Sunday School during the winter to be awarded his Eagle Scout rank.

July 20

• 10 years ago in 2007

BCLUW’s Jamie Fisher pitched a two-hitter and twin Nicole Fisher batted in five runs with a single and a home run as BCLUW won its Class 2A district final 10-0 in five innings against Grundy Center.

• 25 years ago in 1992

The No. 6 LDF-SEMCO girls secured a berth in the Regional 6 playoffs with a 14-0 pounding of Belle Plaine in Class 1A sectional action. Amy Mann led the offense with three hits while Kathi Eggleston tripled and had an RBI and Jenny Landt doubled and brought in three runs.

• 40 years ago in 1977

Green Mountain’s Julie Eich threw the best game of her 73-win career when she fanned 19 of 21 batters as the Mounties captured the sectional title with the win against BCL 8-0.

July 21

• 10 years ago in 2007

Justin Lamb, Jennifer Hutchens, Ashley Yoemans, Tasha Henderson, Aaron Schmidt and Stacey Ocheltree were McCay Scholarship Award winners and Justin Amans and Lamb were the only two given Dale McCay Youth Leadership Awards for volunteerism.

• 25 years ago in 1992

The Bobcats rolled to a 13-3 five-inning Class 4A district tournament victory over Ottumwa as Todd Johnson had the strong night at the plate going 4-for-4 with a double, two singles and a solo home run. The ‘Cats advanced to the district finals against Newton.

• 40 years ago in 1992

LDF placed four players on the Ta-Ma-Ja all conference first team: Brian Salasek, Mark Snyder, Kent Dougherty and Mark Halverson; Curt Bacon and Jerry Rohach were also chosen from Garwin as well as Paul Krough and Tim Odle from the Green Mountain Mounties.

July 22

• 10 years ago in 2007

MHS senior Austin Swartz was named to the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association Academic All-State team.

• 25 years ago in 1992

Wade Grauerholz, 10, cleaned out stalls in the arena at the Central Iowa Fairgrounds as the fair commenced with weigh-ins, judging and the dairy show.

• 40 years ago in 1977

MHS’ Tim Brennecke was a master on the mound as he hurled a two-hit, 9-0 shut-out over Saydel on the first leg of the ‘Cats bid to defend their Class AA state high school baseball title as Tracy Wildman led at the plate going 3-for-4, a pair of RBIs and two stolen bases.