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Times Ago

Dec. 30

• 10 years ago in 2008

Iowa State University sophomore Kelsey Bolte scored a season high 21 points and 13 Cyclones entered the scoring column as the ISU women’s basketball team annihilated Niagara 89-39 during the first round of the Cyclone Challenge.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Jared, Heather, Christopher and Sondra McDonald braved the cold temperatures to do some sledding on a hill behind Anson Elementary.

• 40 years ago in 1978

Teresa Schutte was all smiles as she laughingly held on to a plastic snow saucer which was being pulled by the pony King as Mandy Jervis started the pony into a gallop on the hills at the Iowa Veterans Home.

Dec. 31

• 10 years ago in 2008

Former Marshalltown High School basketball player Callan Taylor, a freshman at Sacred Heart University, leads the Northeast Conference in three point shooting going 14 for 24 for a 58.3 percent average; scoring 9.8 points per game with 5.1 rebounds per game and shooting 86.7 percent from the free throw line.

• 25 years ago in 1993

Michael Sibinski, of Green Mountain and a junior at GMG, enlisted in the Iowa National Guard and would attend basic training at Fort Knox, Ky., in June.

• 40 years ago in 1978

The U.S. formerly recognized the People’s Republic of China – the Peking Government – as the sole representative of the Chinese people much to the sadness of the Taiwan people.

Jan. 1

• 10 years ago in 2009

Iowa defeated South Carolina in the Outback Bowl 31-10 as Shonn Greene ran for 121 yards and scoring three touchdowns before announcing he would skip his senior year at Iowa and enter the NFL draft.

• 25 years ago in 1994

A “Celebration of Women in Music” program featuring Gayle Boyd, Amy Jo Bradbury, Allison Erion, Angie Erion-Bergmann, Monica Kruse, Mandi McKibben, Deborah Nuss and Mary K. Yokum was slated for a Jan. 4 concert at the Fisher Community Center.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Al Schrock, a member of the radio station KFJB and KFJB-FM staff for 36 years, succeeded Bill White as station manager upon White’s retirement.

Jan. 2

• 10 years ago in 2009

The first baby of 2009 is Autumn Paige Quigley arrived at 3:59 a.m. on New Year’s Day weighing 8 pounds, 5 ounces and measuring 20 inches in length, the daughter of Bradd and Danessa Quigley.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Former MHS all-state guard Matt Gazaway, a junior guard at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif., started the first eight games for his team and was a catalyst in the 96-66 pair of victories against NAIA foes as he scored 28 points with 12 assists and six steals.

• 40 years ago in 1979

William L. Ormston was one of 18 sectional winners recognized for accomplishments in the Veterinary Program at the awards banquet during the 4-H Club Congress.

Jan. 3

• 10 years ago in 2009

The Times-Republican 2008 All-Area Football Team was led by running back Drake Ferch, of West Marshall, as Player of the Year and consisted of players: quarterback Chanse Creekmur, MHS; fullback Ben Krull, GMG, and Shane Kruse, BCLUW; wide receiver Jarred Carlson and Allen Mann, MHS; tight end Ross Howe, West Marshall; offensive line Michael Appel, MHS and Jordan Cuvelier and Austin Nichols, West Marshall; defensive line Donnie Box, BCLUW; linebacker T.J. Flanagan and Jon Vance, MHS, Wade Morris, BCLU and Sam Upah, East Marshall; defensive back Sam Buck and Dalton Ferch, West Marshall and Jake Wall, GMG and kick returner Brad Holloway, GMG, among others.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The MHS junior varsity basketball team defeated Newton 73-58 with five players in double figures: Kenny Diggins, 17 points; Jeff Kelling, 13, Matt Schilling and Jason Woehler, 11 points and Ben Stonewall with 10.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Children models Holly and Wendy Flynn, Michelle Van Pelt and Jami LaMasters were modeling sleepwear from LaMasters Clothing at the Christian Business & Professional Women’s Council dinner.

Jan. 4

• 10 years ago in 2009

The MHS boys basketball team returned to the court after the holidays with a vengeance as they defeated West Des Moines Valley 55-31 with Chanse Creekmur having his second straight 20 point night.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The third ranked Mustangs of East Marshall ran their record to 7-0 as they romped past the Hubbard-Radcliffe boys 78-35 with Dan Berggren shooting 14 points with six rebounds and five assists; Matt Knoll going for 12, Kevin Thompson adding 11 and four rebounds and Casey Waite following with 10 points and five rebounds.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The Bobcat girls reaped revenge on Newton 73-61 as three forwards had strong showings: Shari Wolfs shot 28 points, Angie Jensen added 21 points and Donna Buchwald dropped in 19 points.

Jan. 5

• 10 years ago in 2009

The sophomore boys basketball squad for MHS went to 5-0 for the season as they defeated West Des Moines Valley 60-54 with Trent Trowbridge scoring 26 points to pace the ‘Cats and Khor Kong adding 13 points and a team-high six rebounds while Josh Illum added 10 points.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The Bobcat swimmers nailed a win over Boone 97-86 as Jordan Calloway won the diving scoring 219.75 points; sophomore Mark Koenigs took first in the individual medley and freshman Chad Hill won the 100 breaststroke along with all three relay teams coming in first.

• 40 years ago in 1979

MHS has its crew of Sue Andrews, Lori Springer and Debbie Lukehart for its sophomore wrestling cheerleaders.

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