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Jan. 20

• 10 years ago in 2009

Zachary Backen, of Pack 391 in Tama/Toledo, was the grand prize winner in a drawing for an iPod Shuffle after filling out a full sheet of sales during the popcorn fundraiser — selling more than $1,000 worth of popcorn products.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The Marshalltown Community College Tigers defeated No. 8 ranked Southeast Community College 90-76 as Anthony Harris had a big night with 33 points while Kelvin Anderson and Jason Berkey each finished with 21 points.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Revenge was sweet as the Marshalltown High School boys blasted the Ames Little Cyclones 82-55 with Dan Clayton putting on a shooting display with 22 points and 100 percent from the free throw line.

Jan. 21

• 10 years ago in 2009

The West Marshall boys basketball team went head to head with Gladbrook-Reinbeck as the No. 5 Class 2A Trojans came out on top 60-55 in overtime with Jake Shipley and Ross Howe led the scoring with 15 points each assisted by Sam Buck’s 11 points.

• 25 years ago in 1994

MHS wrestlers ripped Ankeny 40-12 with Chris Lukan, Bobby Farr and Jade Robinson each pinning their opponents.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The Comet matmen defended the 11th BCL Invite as they came out on top with 170 points with George McCombs, Mitch Woosley, Jeff Butters and Brucy Carnes emerging as successful winners.

Jan. 22

• 10 years ago in 2009

Colo-NESCO boys blew open a close game in the fourth quarter to defeat South Hamilton 53-38 as Travis Guy had a double-double with 15 points and 15 rebounds along with Brandon Eley’s 15 points and Josh Gaedke’s 12.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The West Marshall boys rallied in the second half to defeat South Hamilton 51-49 with three Trojans leading the offense: Brian Smith with 13 points, Nathan Pierson with 12 and Matt Lively adding 11.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The 1979 Pork Queen Rhonda Sue Groth, a 17-year-old junior at Green Mountain, was introduced at the Marshall County Pork Producers Banquet.

Jan. 23

• 10 years ago in 2009

The GMG girls led by Tara Gray’s career-high 31 points and her seven steals, six rebounds, five blocks and five assists defeated Dunkerton 52-41.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The No. 6 ranked Bobcat girls rallied past No. 7 West Des Moines Dowling 50-46 as Abbey Peterson led the scoring with 17 points.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The Y Swim team downed Ames 399-255 as two records were broken: 8 and under girls 100 freestyle relay team of Chris Mayberry, Cory Fox, Holly Heddens and Amy Reisetter while John Borthwick broke the 13-14 boys 200 freestyle record.

Jan. 24

• 10 years ago in 2009

MHS outscored West Des Moines Valley in the third quarter 20-4 to gain the upper hand and a 59-49 victory as Chanse Creekmur and Michael Appel combined to score all but two of the ‘Cats points, 24 and 18 respectively.

• 25 years ago in 1994

South Tama wrestlers had a good day at the Johnston Dual Tournament as they captured 4-out-of-5 duals defeating Des Moines Hoover 56-6, Bondurant-Farrar 37-37, Jefferson-Scranton 38-26 and Adel-DeSoto 39-36 as Wes Hand won all five of his matches tying him for the most career victories in school history.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Kevin Chederquist, a senior at MHS, was selected to be the student representative from Iowa House District 39 at the Iowa House of Representatives’ Fourth Model Session in Des Moines.

Jan. 25

• 10 years ago in 2009

EM/GMG Wrestling Tournament favored the home team as Em/GMG downed previously unbeaten MFL MAR-MAC 33-29 to close out a 4-0 on day on the mats as Blake Meling along with Sam Upah Jase Schossow, Jeremy Roberts, Gabe Uhde and Jesse Buchanan all finished 4-0 for the day.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Rogers Elementary students Kresha Fallis, Jaimie Nunez, Banstha Thonetheuaboth and Christina Parra were among the children receiving new boots from the Salvation Army.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The Green Mountain boys basketball squad routed SEMCO 80-48 as Doug Urhammer dropped in 29 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Mark Petermeier added 14 points with Steve Groth finishing with 10.

Jan. 26

• 10 years ago in 2009

East Marshall High School students Trevor Finders, Jordan Weber, Tyler Richard and Trent Harem were preparing to “WOW” state legislators with the Virtual Reality demonstration in the Capitol Rotunda on Educational Day.

• 25 years ago in in 1994

Area University of Northern Iowa graduates included: Susan Thompson, of Eldora; Debra Bruene, of Gladbrook; Megan Sampson, Tim Beneke, Greg Dougherty and Debra Osborn, of Marshalltown and Linda Bostian, Sandrea Backen and Donald McCreary, of Tama.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The MHS swim team had no trouble defeating Central Waterloo as they won 109-60 winning 10 out of 11 events with Mark Wuest, Art Kosieradzki, Todd Larson, Don Lillibridge, Bruce Riggins, Doug Knoll and Rick Ritland all multiple winners.

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