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Times Ago

March 3

• 10 years ago in 2009

West Marshall’s Jake Shipley was named the NICL West Division boy’s basketball all-Conference outstanding player of the year and his dad David Shipley was named the coach of the year.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Don Lunsford received an outstanding achievement award at the 19th Martial Arts Awards banquet.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Pvt. Paul G. Kelly was awarded the Society of American Military Engineers Award upon completion of advanced individual training at Ft. Leonard Wood.

March 4

• 10 years ago in 2009

GMG sophomore Tara Gray was a unanimous first team selection on the Iowa Star Conference girls basketball team for averaging 16.3 points per game, 4.2 assists, 3.6 steals and 6.6 rebounds.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The Woodbury Elementary fifth grade mini-musical “The Stonecutter” featured students Nathan Manning, Stephanie Prusha, Rachelle Ohrt and James Stoutenburg.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Ready for the Anson Junior High annual synchronized swim show, this year titled “Water Fantasy” were Brenda Riggins as Raggedy Ann and Terri Moore as Raggedy Andy.

March 5

• 10 years ago in 2009

The Youth Art Exhibit featured the works of Marshalltown High School students Eliza Smith, Omar Avalos and Dixie Verdinez.

• 25 years ago in 1994

MHS students participating in the Choral Department pops concert were Paul Seberger, Courtney Fulton, Jody Harrington and Josh Brown.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The Bobcat boys basketball team earned their berth at the state tournament when they beat Mason City 82-77 as Keith Schuchmann, Dan Clayton and Joe Miller hit for 66 of the 82 points.

March 6

• 10 years ago in 2009

MHS sophomore Alicia Wieland will represent Marshalltown and MHS as a selected member of the All-Iowa Honor High School Dance Team scheduled to perform at the half-time activities of the 3A girls State Basketball Tournament championship game.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The Miller Middle School Spelling Bee was held with 30 contestants and four emerged as finalists: Tyler Primus, Lindsey Kerr, Nicholas Springer and Matthew Hensley.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Former West Marshall High School basketball standout John Dickkut completed his first year of basketball at Wartburg College as the fourth leading scorer on the team with 181 points in 24 games plus 90 rebounds.

March 7

• 10 years ago in 2009

The 2008-09 AGWSR Cougars powerhouse defensive basketball team earned the Class 1A state championship crown on the backs of Springville winning 28-27 capping a perfect season as Kelsey Enslin stole the ball with 29 seconds left on the clock and assisted Jessica McDowell who banked in the winning points.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Second and third graders spring music program, a Caribbean Festival, was held at the MHS Auditorium with Sarah Otten and Jake Robertson from Miller and John Crotty and Ashley Huck performing.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Four local students were sweepstake winners for their artistic and informative posters on good nutrition. Nutri-bird awarded t-shirts and medallions to Tracy Kingrey, Colleen Willcox, Matthew Hughes and Macy Hovick.

March 8

• 10 years ago in 2009

Former MHS standout Ali Dolphin, sophomore at St. Ambrose, was named the Midwest Collegiate Conference women’s basketball player of the year.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The South Tama boys edged Oskaloosa 69-65 in the substate final game to set a 3A state tournament berth as Mike Dvorak and Nathan Roberts led the Trojan scoring with 22 and 21 points, respectively.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Some hard work from South Tama’s Kevin Kilstofte in the final seconds of the game gave the Trojans the edge to down Williamsburg 55-54 as Kilstofte led the offense with 29 points and Steve Baier added 18 points to the win.

March 9

• 10 years ago in 2009

At the Student Artists Reception artist Mollie McLain proudly displayed her artwork as violinists Brenda Livengood and Grace Franck serenaded the visitors as they enjoyed the featured artwork.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Marie Peleck and Christine Micheel, of Marshalltown, were among 75 outstanding science students from 23 states presenting the results of their research at a recent meeting of the American Junior Academy of Science in San Francisco, Calif.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Darlene Varnum, of Colo, was selected the recipient of the Story County Farm Bureau scholarship. She received $50 from the Story County Farm Bureau and $50 from the Farm Bureau women.

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