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Dec. 9

• 10 years ago in 2008

Students Jameson Eberline, Alex Whittier and Danny Hancock joined many other students in sledding parties at Franklin Elementary during the snow day off from school.

• 25 years ago in 1993

East Marshall wrestlers topped Hudson in a dual meet 48-24 after Hudson forfeited five matches and East Marshall’s Ray Ferrari and Chad Hamiel pinned their opponents.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Garnering a tie for first place with Central Waterloo, Marshalltown High School ripped Mason City 64-45 with Dan Clayton leading the scoring with 16 points followed by Scott Hughes at 14 and Brian VanMeter with 13 points.

Dec. 10

• 10 years ago in 2008

South Tama girls smashed Oskaloosa in the 59-27 victory as Alexa Rohach and Madison Baier paced the Trojans with 15 and 13 points, respectively.

• 25 years ago in 1993

MHS wrestlers got a big win at Newton 33-28 as freshman Ty Finders led his opponent 11-2 then slammed the door with a takedown in the final 10 seconds and a pin in the last second for the win.

• 40 years ago in 1978

SEMCO boys basketball team rolled over BM 62-51 as Kurt Kinnaird led the offense with 14 points and 16 rebounds.

Dec. 11

• 10 years ago in 2008

MHS students Lauren Lockhart and Emily Hunt rang the bells at MHS to raise money for the Salvation Army as one red kettle was for teacher and staff and the other red kettle was for the students in a friendly competition.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Tyler Randall and Michael Corwin, second grade students at Glick Elementary were stringing cereal to decorate a group of trees outside the school.

• 40 years ago in 1978

The West Marshall girls downed Johnston at Johnston 59-55 as Cindy Freese poured in 36 points followed by Jill Flora with 11 and Dianne Rohrer with 10 points.

Dec. 12

• 10 years ago in 2008

The MHS boys bowling team defeated Dowling Catholic 2,988-2,181 as Shane Arment led the pack with a two-game 441 highlighted by an opening game of 236.

• 25 years ago in 1993

GMG guard Jarrid Ware scored 35 points n two games as the Wolverines defeated North Tama 69-39 and Dike-New Hartford 76-71 to remain undefeated at 4-0.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Lenihan ninth grader Kim Taylor came up with eight rebounds, six steals and a school record 11 blocked shots to help the Lenihan girls defeat Newton 56-39.

Dec. 13

• 10 years ago in 2008

West Marshall boys won the battle of the Marshalls as they defeated East Marshall 82-36 with Ross Howe leading the scoring with 19 points followed by Sam Buck and Jake Shipley each scorning 14 points.

• 25 years again 1993

The Gladbrook-Reinbeck girls remained undefeated as they won 64-24 over Grundy Center with Emily Bailey leading the scoring with 15 points.

• 40 years in 1978

South Tama had trailed the entire game, but managed to overcome West Marshall’s press defense to win 62-58 as Kim Kajer dropped in 40 points for the winning team.

Dec. 14

• 10 years ago in 2008

The No. 4 ranked Bobcats notched season-high games out of Chanse Creekmur with 24 points and Mike Appel with 201 as they dropped Newton 80-61.

• 25 years ago in 1993

St. Mary’s Christmas play “Lone Star Gulch” starred: Lindsey Heiseiman, T.J. Mimick, Jim Cahill, Tim Seberger, Andy Zimmer, Sarah Knoll, Alaina Decker and Barry Kell who portrayed residents of a small western town in the 1880s on Christmas Eve.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Mark Groth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ron Groth, tried to hang a handmade Christmas ornament on the school’s Christmas tree at Green Mountain. Groth, along with other first, second and third graders, trimmed the school’s tree.

Dec. 15

• 10 years ago in 2008

Marshall Lodge No. 108 A.F. & A.M. announced that Brandon Buck was the 2008 recipient of the Jeff Quam History Scholarship award of $2,000.

• 25 years ago in 1993

The Bobcats rallied to a 61-57 win over Indianola as Eric Lynch led the scoring with 19 points followed by teammate Jim Dobbins’ 13 and Mike Burggraff’s 10 points.

• 40 years ago in 1978

The Bobcat swimmers breezed by Northern University of Iowa High 121.53 as they took first place in every event except for the 500 freestyle as Mark Wuest, Todd Larson and divers John Taylor, Chuck Murray and Doug Heinrichs all had their best showing of the season.

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