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Times Ago

Dec. 23

• 10 years ago in 2008

Class 2A, sixth ranked West Marshall boys moved to 5-0 for the season on the backs of the Grundy Center Spartans beating them 83-49 as Jake Shipley scored a season-high 21 points and Ross Howe dropped in 20 points.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Jason Perry, a sophomore at the University of Northern Iowa, is one of 55 students serving as UNI Student Alumni Ambassadors.

• 40 years ago in 1978

The Green Mountain Mounties pulled out a close victory 53-52 over Prairie City in the Baxter Holiday Tournament with three boys in double figures: Doug Urhammer scored 21, Steve Groth added 12 and Mark Petermeier finished with 10 points.

Dec. 24

• 10 years ago in 2008

The Green Mountain boys routed North Tama 69-44 at home as Blaze Wurr and Jacob Hlas each scored 13 points and Wyatt Kaiser added 11.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Jake Dolash put the finishing touches on his gingerbread castle during the annual East Marshall Christmas season project.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Todd Ferguson and Mark Van Pelt made the best of an ice hockey game at the Riverview Park ice skating rink during Christmas break.

Dec. 25

• 10 years ago in 2008

Taylor Peterson, of Gladbrook, and Caryn Nieland, of Tama, were accepted for admission to Luther College.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Marshalltown High School junior Kristin Nanke and freshman Amy Sloat finished decorating Christmas cookies during the AEA6/MHS Circle of Friends program.

• 40 years ago in 1978

MHS boys varsity basketball and wresting male cheerleaders were: Gary Walker, Bruno Jenkins, David Dean and Mark Thogersen.

Dec. 26

• 10 years ago in 2008

The Eric Rodemeyer residence’s home lighting display netted him as a finalist winner in a national contest held on the Internet winning him a $300 gift card.

• 25 years ago in 1993

MHS girls basketball player Abbey Peterson led the National Conference with 146 points averaging 18.2 points per game as her team was undefeated leading the conference 4-0 with a 8-0 overall record.

• 40 years ago in 1978

MHS varsity wrestling cheerleaders were: Susan Maze, Kelli Isgrig, Beth Squiers, Kris Harris, Patrice Pollard and Mary Koll.

Dec. 27

• 10 years ago in 2008

The Times-Republican All Area Volleyball First Team was led by Player of the Year Macy Ubben, AGWSR, and consisted of members: Sarah Eilbeck, South Hardin; Kelsey Enslin, Jessica McDowell and Cassidy Ringena, all of AGWSR; Brittany Fogt and Abby Graves, Grundy Center; Rose Koester, Gladbrook-Reinbeck and Lauren Lockhart, Jordan Loney and Caitlyn Sieck, of MHS.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Teresa Bloomquist and Katie Hagen give Erin Folk a push down a manmade snow pile in a parking lot at the corner of First Street and Church Street following a 2.5 inch snowfall over the weekend.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Co-chairman of the G-Y Club Laura Trout and Jill McKibben decorated the mantle on the fireplace at the Elmwood Country Club for the upcoming “Snow Ball” dance.

Dec. 28

• 10 years ago in 2008

The New Year’s Eve resolution shared in Sound Off! by Elizabeth Schrum was to participate in more religious activities at Truman State University.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Casey Waite, of Le Grand, was nominated by Congressman Jim Lightfoot for appointment to the Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Craig Johnson and Karla Cronin eagerly awaited the “Goldfish Swim” at the YMCA pool, the culmination of the Y’s Christmas vacation activities.

Dec. 29

• 10 years ago in 2008

The Grinnell High School boys basketball team helped n the Christmas Share program, that provides gifts and groceries to the less fortunate, by delivering the items to their homes for those who couldn’t come to the Veterans Memorial Building.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Clayton Allen scored 17 points, Jeff Allen added 13 points and Lynnrick Rogers dropped in 12 points along with Alan Renner-Thomas’ 18 rebounds helped Drake defeat Detroit Mercy 73-72 in overtime in the Capital City Classic.

• 40 years ago in 1978

David Heiden was promoted to the cadet rank of first lieutenant in the Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps at the University of Iowa on the basis of academic achievement, outstanding leadership ability and potential as an Air Force officer.

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