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Feb. 3

• 10 years ago in 2009

Marshalltown High School wrestlers edged past Waukee 36-30 as Adan Ortiz and David Hughes recorded their first varsity wins and heavyweight Aaron Gonzalez extended his streak to six matches.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Top Spelling Bee winners at Anson Middle School were Dan Christensen taking top honors, Amy Rush as runner-up and Mary Johnson as alternate.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Mike Davis, 8, Scott Moore, 9 and Brent Parks, 10, won first place in their respective age divisions at the Cub Scout Pack 319 pinewood derby.

Feb. 4

• 10 years ago in 2009

The BCLUW girls handed Grundy Center a 54-38 loss as Kelsey Feltz led the Comets with 14 points.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Whitney Sondall, sixth grader at Miller Middle School, was named president of the YWCA Jr. Miss Club and the 7th grade Y-Teens for the 1994-95 year.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Mark Demry, of Marshalltown, was one of several students at Iowa State University who presented in Barjche, the annual modern dance concert featuring ballet, jazz and tap dancers.

Feb. 5

• 10 years ago in 2009

Anson Elementary School students Quand Archie, Joseph Angelano and Breanna Ruse presented books to the Marshalltown School Board of Education that they helped write and illustrate.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Lisa Underhill, of Le Grand and Stephanie Beane, Hilari, Farnsworth, Kelsy Crow, Aaron Farnsworth, Jane Swessinger and Venus Vendoures, all of Marshalltown, participated in the 1994 Dorian Vocal Festival.

• 40 years ago in 1979

South Tama boys basketball rolled up a pair of wins smashing Saydel 78-54 and rolling over Indianola 61-38 as Kevin Kulstafte and Brian Johnson led the scoring for he Trojans with 16 and 14 points respectively in the Saydel game and 14 points and 12 points in the Indianola matchup.

Feb. 6

• 10 years ago in 2009

Marshalltown Community College’s girl basketball player Kwinnyata Mercer was named one of three NJC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The West Marshall wrestlers completed a sweep of the Heart of Iowa Conference as wrestling champs with 189 points and crowned three champions: Walker Buck, 130 pounds; Jesse Nason, 152 pounds and Richard Affeldt at 189 pounds.

• 40 years ago in 1979

MHS gymnasts defeated Newton 133.35-122.30 as freshman Christy Speer placed first as all-around gymnast with 30.85 points.

Feb. 7

• 10 years ago in 2009

Gladbrook-Reinbeck rattles off its fifth straight win in the 74-42 defeat of BCLUW with Scott Benson scoring 25 points and Brett Bengen getting his fourth straight double-double with 24 points and 11 rebounds.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Eldora- New Providence girls defeated Hubbard-Radcliffe 57-50 as Abbie Brown led the offense with 32 points and 10 rebounds and April Samp dropped in 13 points toward the win.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The Green Mountain boys basketball squad slammed Maxwell 97-37 to gain a three-way tie with Garwin and LDF in the Ta-Ma-Ja Conference as Doug Urhammer fired 30 points and grabbed 14 rebounds and Eric Collins added 28 points and 10 rebounds.

Feb. 8

• 10 years ago in 2009

MHS boys swim team attended the district swim meet and had sophomore Brian Bacon qualify for state in four events: 50 yd. freestyle, 100 freestyle, 200 free relay with Brandt Bergman, Willy Tan and Jack Collison and the 400 free relay with Mike Gettemy, Tan and Bergman.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The West Marshall girls sent their record to 12-4 with a 44-39 victory over Woodward-Granger as Sharon Blood and Lisa Zeller led the offense with 15 and 12 points, respectively.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Seven BCLUW wrestlers advanced to the final round in sectional tournament action with six advancing to the championship matches: George McCombs, 112 pounds; Mitch Woosley, 119; Jeff King, 138; Mark Schwienebart, 167 pounds; Jeff Butters, 185 and Bruce Carnes, heavyweight with Greg Morris, 98 pounds to the consolation round.

Feb. 9

• 10 years ago in 2009

Three series of more than 400 points surged the MHS bowling club past Mason City as D.J. Koger had a team-best 243 and 430 series; Shane Arment and Cody Taylor each finished with a 422 series and high games of 236 and 233, respectively, for a 2949-2400 win.

• 25 years ago in 1994

East Marshall girls used a pressure defense to force the Grundy Center Spartans into 38 turnovers for a 54-48 victory as Kathie Eggleston fired 18 points and Angie Strain added 12 to lead the Mustangs.

• 40 years ago in 1979

ISU student Barbara Finnessy was named the secretary of the Greek Week central committee on the ISU campus.

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