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Feb. 17

• 10 years ago in 2009

Sixth-ranked West Marshall boys marched to a 22 point half-time lead over CMB and routed them 81-37 in the Class 2A District 14 opener as Ross Howe hit for 24 points and Derek Ferch led the Trojans in assists with six, with two highlight reel blocks, six steals and seven rebounds.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The Marshalltown High School swim team of Jason Hill, J.D. Heller, Ian McInroy, Chris Roush, Mark Koenigs, Charlie Kelly, Jordan Calloway and Aaron Miller were headed to the state swim meet.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The LDF boys basketball team ripped Colfax 70-50 with Lane Williams leading the LDF scoring with 18 points and 15 rebounds with Doug Price dropping in 15 points and Grant Benson adding 11.

Feb. 18

• 10 years ago in 2009

Members of the Junior Conservationist Program: Toby Driscoll, Mykiela Tordoff, Abby Snyder, Julie Stahl, Dana Brown, Carol Driscoll and Sheena Brown earned the Chris Hold Youth Environmental Education Award, a state environmental award.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The top spellers iin the Iowa Valley Spelling Bee were: Matt Meier, Riverbend Middle School, Iowa Falls, first; Nitasha Sarswat, second, Miller Middle School; Kris Engelking, Eldora-New Providence, third and Dan Christenson, fourth, Anson Middle School.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The Miller Junior High Winter Band Concert featured Pat Springer on the alto saxophone playing “Strawflower” and Jane Chandler on piano with the theme song from the movie “The Apartment.”

Feb. 19

• 10 years ago in 2009

MHS wiped out Waterloo East 63-28 to stop its losing streak in the Class 4A Region 5 girls basketball quarterfinals as Emily Hunt, Tara Hay and Mady VanMetre all scored 12 points each.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Soloists for the MHS Wind Ensemble during the MHS Winter Concert were: Matt Gieselman, Anna Speas, Aaron Nuss, Christine Micheel and Emily Reese.

• 40 years ago in 1979

MHS gymnasts Denise Leavy, Cindy Whitehill and Christy Spear qualified for regionals.

Feb. 20

• 10 years ago in 2009

All six EM/GMG wrestlers survived opening day in Class 2A: Gabe Uhde, Blake Meling, Jase Schossow, Sam Upah all earned quarterfinal rounds while Ryan Valline and Jesse Buchanan both lost their first round matches, but won their consolation matches.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The Royals of Colo-Nesco dropped West Marshall girls 66-40 in Class 2A district tournament as Emilie Fredregill the Royals with 20 points, seven rebounds and six blocked shots and Mindi Harrison added 17 points and seven rebounds and Heather Hudson dropped in 14 points and five rebounds.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The BCL Comet boys easily moved past Union-Whitten 89-59 as Doug Adams poured in 36 points for the Comets followed by Paul Miller’s 29 points and 14 rebounds.

Feb. 21

• 10 years ago in 2009

MHS junior Claire Runquist qualified for the national forensics tournament in Birmingham, Ala., by taking first place in her category, legislative debate in the Congress division, at the National Forensics League Eastern Iowa District Congress.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Five MHS matmen secured a berth at the state wrestling tournament: Damon Henry, 119 pounds; Zach Ray, 152; Aaron Tecklenberg at 160 pounds, Todd Hirsch, 171 and Jade Robinson at 189 pounds.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Jim Mosher, a student at BCL High School, was the winner of the Farm Bureau scholarship for Marshall County.

Feb. 22

• 10 years ago in 2009

Five of six EM/GMG qualifiers received medals at the state wrestling tournament: Sam Upah claimed third place at 171 pounds; Gabe Uhde was fourth at 130; Blake Meling took sixth at 135 pounds; Jase Schossow was sixth at 145 and Ryan Valline was sixth at 160 pounds.

• 25 years ago in 1994

MHS seniors Abbey Peterson and Amy Neldeberg were picked to the Central Iowa Metro League National Conference all-conference team: Peterson was a unanimous first team selection and Neldeberg was selected for second team.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The BCL boys whipped Hubbard 68-52 as Kevin Molar rolled up 18 points and 13 rebounds to aid the cause and Paul Miller added 28 points and 14 rebounds.

Feb. 23

• 10 years ago in 2009

Emily Hedum, of Marshalltown, prepared to perform with the Waldorf College Jazz Band in the Artium on Feb. 24. She plays the bari saxophone and is also a member of the Waldorf Wind Symphony.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Candidates for Grundy County Pork Queen Shelby Diers, of rural Wellsburg and Kendra Luiken rural Grundy Center.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Anson Junior High spelling champions Jodi Chapin; Lenihan champ Mark Ormsby and Miller winner Ron Hauser along with runner ups: Pat Hilsabeck, Joyce Jordan and Jeff Upah qualified for the regional spelling competition.

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