Times Ago

Nov. 13

• 10 years ago in 2006

South Tama High School alumnus Danny R. Yuska Jr. was the recipient of the 2006 Richard Riggleman “Speech Coach of the Year” award and a $3,000 scholarship at the Iowa High School Speech Association Coaches Convention. Yuska, 25, was teaching language arts and reading and is the speech coach and assistance theater director at Washington High School in Cedar Rapids.

• 25 years ago in 1991

The Marshalltown Community College Tigers boys’ basketball team dismantled Mt. Mercy junior varsity squad 104-69 as five Tigers scored in double figures: Andre Boudreaux, 17 points; Eric Coleman, 16; Kenon Wright, 13; Eric Evans, 12 and Jeff Moore, 10 points.

• 40 years ago in 1976

The Marshalltown High School girls basketball team came from behind to dump New Providence 51-45 at the Gladbrook Jamboree with forward Anne McFadden leading all scorers with 31 points.

Nov. 14

• 10 years ago in 2006

Hunter Snider was the lucky recipient of the Next “Turbo” 20-inch boy’s bicycle won during the annual Kiwanis Pancake Day 2006 drawing.

• 25 years ago in 1991

Carrie Stahlhut as Nellie Lovelace and Jeremy Nuss as Monroe Murgatroyd rehearse a scene from the MHS Drama Department and Thespian Society’s production of “Dirty Work at the Crossroads.” A melodrama also starring: Ericka Stevenson, Chad Kendall, Aaron Nuss, melinda Ammann, Jessica Bruster, Christy Good, Michelle Jury, Carrie Jacobs, Kelly Quife and Alissa Walden.

• 40 years ago in 1976

Gov. Robert Ray presented awards to six school children who designed the winning entries in a statewide drug abuse poster contest. First grader Baron Thiessen, of Montour, was the first place winner in the elementary school division.

Nov. 15

• 10 years ago in 2006

Nutcracker Ballet cast members Margaret Meyer and Claire Meyer displayed a handmade quilt featuring Nutcracker motifs and poinsettias which was made by their aunt and gifted to the Main Street Dance Theater as a raffle item to benefit the Nutcracker Ballet.

• 25 years ago in 1991

Amy Wagar, of Marshalltown, senior at Iowa State University, was one of the leads in the 27th annual Madrigal Dinner presented by the Iowa State Department of Music. Wagar portrayed Queen Anne of England opposite Donald Simonson, ISU faculty member, as King James.

• 40 years ago in 1976

The LDF girls basketball team opened its regular season with a big 91-76 win over New Providence led by the 42-point performance of junior Kris Groth.

Nov. 16

• 10 years ago in 2006

Members of Girl Scout Troop 969: Keagan Johnson, Ashlie Bown, Ashley Miller, Shellie Robinson and Kelly Carmer honored veterans on Veterans Day by handing out hand-stamped greeting cards made at a troop meeting to veterans.

• 25 years ago in 1991

Scott Carnahan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Carnahan, of Gilman, and Jennifer Jons, daughter of Lyle and Barbara Jons, of Marshalltown, were each awarded a Master of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Iowa Graduate College.

• 40 years ago in 1976

Members of the MHS Debate Team: Paul Bundy, Joe Crosby, Julie Eichorn and Wayne Clayton won a third place trophy at the Cedar Falls High School Invitational Tournament and also a first place trophy at the Roosevelt High School Invitational.

Nov. 17

• 10 years ago in 2006

First place winners in the Noon Lions’ Peace Poster Contest were Melissa Ibarra, a student at Lenihan Intermediate School, and Elizabeth Barske, from Miller Middle School.

• 25 years ago in 1991

The Anson eighth grade girls won two of three basketball games from visiting Ames in their season-opener as Michelle Guthrie led the scoring with nine points in the 25-20 win over Ames and Shanna Stewart scored 15 points in the 30-28 victory.

• 40 years ago in 1976

Junior forward Anne McFadden scored a school-record 38 points to lead the MHS girls’ basketball team to a 72-50 victory over Green Mountain in the season opener.

Nov. 18

• 10 years ago in 2006

MCC scored 104 points to defeat Southwestern Community College 104-91 in the first round of the North Central Missouri College tournament. Sophomore DaShawn Wright led the Tigers with 24 points and held SCC’s star player to only 10 points well off his 23-point average. Wright was supported by Marco De Souza’s 17 points, Kenard Moore and Tony Hauger, each scoring 16 and Abraham Ramos with 10.

• 25 years ago in 1991

The Miller eighth grade girls basketball teams opened their season with a three game sweep against Indian Hills of West Des Moines as Beth Nixon, Tara Leavy, Kathy Noe and Ali Thompson led the scoring for Miller A in the 25-19 win; Allison Schmidt and Katie Johnson scored 18 and 10 points respectively in the Miller B 36-9 victory and Nichole Paxson had 12 points to lead the Miller C team to a 20-12 win.

• 40 years ago in 1976

The 1976 All-State Football Team was announced with area players making the teams: Jeff Isgrig, MHS, first team offense; Rich Herrington, Radcliffe, second team offense and Hank Miller, BCL, third team defense.

Nov. 19

• 10 years ago in 2006

Dan Faas, MHS student and son of Wayne and Sue Faas, organized friends and family to plant the remaining 200 (18 inches tall) of the Iowa Valley Leadership’s 2006 vertical feet of trees along the Marshalltown Bike Path as part of his Eagle Scout project.

• 25 years ago in 1991

Two MHS volleyball standouts were named to the 1991 All-Central Iowa Metropolitan Conference volleyball team announced by the CIMC coaches: MHS co-captains Crystal Hodgdon and Ali Balong were named to the first team unit of the CIMC National Division.

• 40 years ago in 1976

Teri Zink, of St. Anthony, was among junior Hereford exhibitors from seven states exhibiting 44 head of heifers at the American Royal in Kansas City, Mo., as her Ellen Advance 575 sired by Winrock Advance 9686 and bred by Farrell Siehl, of Grinnell, won the summer yearling female title.