Times Ago, July 30, 2017

July 30

• 10 years ago in 2007

Laura Novotny was the recipient of the first annual “Lonnie Greve Memorial Belt Buckle Award.” The Bottle Beef Show was the favorite activity at the Tama County Fair for Greve.

• 25 years ago in 1992

Adam Davison, son of Jim Davison, landed a 31 pound salmon on a trip to Homer, Alaska, with friends Mark and Chris Arnesen. The trip also hauled in a 230 pound halibut.

• 40 years ago in 1977

The National League Champions of the Little League’s 9-year-olds were: Robbie Buerkens, Chris Desmond, Bobby Discher, Brian Pepper, Joey Hammer, Todd Henderson, Mark Mayer, Eric Bolke, Jeff Arment and Todd Eagen.

July 31

• 10 years ago in 2007

Jacob Butler won the boys 16-18 championship at Elmwood Country Club firing an even par-70. Butler, who would be a junior at Marshalltown High School in the fall, was the reigning Elmwood men’s club champion.

• 25 years ago in 1992

LDF-SEMCO pitcher Kara Shultz threw her fourth straight shutout game against Montezuma in a 3-0 regional semi-final victory as Brooke Vannatta drove in the last run with a triple off the fence.

• 40 years ago in 1977

Doris J. Nash, 1977 graduate of MHS, was named the winner of a National Merit Scholarship worth between $1,000 and $6,000 for four years.

Aug. 1

• 10 years ago in 2007

Marshalltown eighth grade shortstop Jordan Loney was named to the second team CIML All-Iowa Conference softball team.

• 25 years ago in 1992

The West Marshall Trojan baseball squad won a 5-3 upset over West Sioux of Hawarden to catapult them into the Class 2A championship game.

• 40 years ago in 1977

Cheryl Haywood, 19, of Union, was crowned the 1977 Hardin County Fair Queen with Robin Kramer, of Steamboat Rock, as the first runner-up.

Aug. 2

• 10 years ago in 2007

Iowa’s first Church of the Nazarene, which is in Marshalltown, celebrated 100 years of worship with a buffet dinner, centennial cake and music on Saturday night followed by the worship service Sunday morning.

• 25 years ago in 1992

Elizabeth Cox received a balloon from Silli Willi the Clown at the Mid-Iowa Family Day Care Association Annual Fun in the Park event.

• 40 years ago in 1977

MHS dominated Big 8 All-Conference first team selections: pitcher Jeff Isgrig, first baseman Kevin Hemphill and outfielder Don Hutcheson.

Aug. 3

• 10 years ago in 2007

All three Green Mountain-Garwin softball seniors and one junior: Kaitlin Hall, Nicki Landt, Mary Fowler and Cory Bacon scored First Team All-Iowa Star Conference honors.

• 25 years ago in 1992

The West Marshall baseball team with a 23-11 record brought home the Class 2A runner-up trophy from the State Baseball Tournament.

• 40 years ago in 1977

Karna Gray, 14, of rural Tama, showed the grand champion market lamb at the Tama County Fair and brother Terry showed the reserve champion.

Aug. 4

• 10 years ago in 2007

Kaitlyn McDonald, 8, and Luke Sponsler, 4, took advantage of the hot day to open a Kool-Aid stand across from Franklin Elementary School.

• 25 years ago in 1992

No. 6 ranked LDF-SEMCO romped in the opening round of the State Softball Tournament winning 16-1 against Manning as the Warhawks unleashed their record-tying outburst in the fifth with Brooke Vannatta’s in the park home run and Angie Strain’s bases-loaded double.

• 40 years ago in 1977

BCL baseball players Doug Smith, Hank Miller and Dave Schleisman were named to the Coaches Central All-District Class A first team.

Aug. 5

• 10 years ago in 2007

U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said in a statement that legislation to name the Marshalltown Post Office after Maj. Scott Nisely who died in Iraq passed the Senate late Aug. 3. It was the same bill that had already passed the House of Representatives.

• 25 years ago in 1992

Amy Goodman, a member of the Union Peppy Pals 4-H Club, received an outstanding award for her chocolate chip pudding cookies at the Hardin County Fair.

• 40 years ago in 1977

Tim Smith, 10, of Traer, won the grand champion market beef, the 4-H junior showmanship, rate of gain and heavyweight class with a 1,275 pound black-whitefaced crossbred steer at the 1977 Tama County Fair.