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March 24

• 10 years ago in 2009

Lenihan Intermediate School sixth grade student Stefan Peng was one of 13 students from across Iowa that received the Governor’s Award for his artwork.

• 25 years ago in 1994

All-state teams for the 1994 All-State Boys Basketball selections included area players: Nathan Roberts, Class 3A second team, South Tama; Dan Berggren, Class 2A second team, East Marshall and Nathan Farnsworth, Class 1A second team, GMG.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The Pleasant Hill Girls Basketball team of Jolene Bourguin, Julie Murra, Darla Anderson, Merry Bachman, Mary Beth Zimmerman, Chris Coppock and Becky Ross finished in third place at the Girls Special Olympics Basketball Tournament.

March 25

• 10 years ago in 2009

Daniel Wieland, fifth grade student from Lenihan and Special Olympian of Collins Taekwonda, was honored at the 34th annual Martial Arts Banquet at Iowa State University as student of the year for his club and had reached his orange belt level.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Marshalltown High School DECA students Dianne Paxson, Joe Malechek and Jen Stahlhut earned high honors at the state DECA Competition with Paxson and Stahlhut qualifying for the National DECA Career Development Conference.

• 40 years ago in 1979

MHS track season opened with Dean Fogarty’s victory in the 60-yard high hurdles at the A.D. Dickenson Relays.

March 26

• 10 years ago in 2009

MHS students Christian Kremer played Chutes & Ladders with the MHS principal and the librarian during the Bobcat Olympic events and senior Mary Crane competed in the Guitar Hero competition.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Angie Rieken, of Ackley, was selected as the 1994 Hardin County Pork Queen.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The King and Queen of the 10th Y-Teen Mardi Gras were chosen by a fortune in one of the fortune cookies. They were Sue Andrews and Rick Ritland.

March 27

• 10 years ago in 2009

Holly Hassman, of Marshalltown, was the first place winner in the Lennox Leadership Development Organization National Management Association annual speech contest and advanced to nationals while Angela Wrage, of Gladbrook, took second.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The Marshalltown Apgar 18-under girls volleyball team of Rebecca Albert, Amy Trowbridge, Kristen Redalen, Kim Fritz, Sarah Eads, Julie Schutt, Jill Mogard, Suzanne Hill, Beth Nixon, Julie Spittal and Veronica Balong captured the state AAU championship and qualified for nationals.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Anson-Lenihan students Sherry Ferguson, Lora Osland and Cindi Ellison practiced for the junior high play “Sherlock Holmes.” The play took place in the 1900s with Holmes trying to crack a blackmail case.

March 28

• 10 years ago in 2009

Three MHS students: Pemika Makasuwandamrong, Gwen Morrison and Dixie Verdinez were named all-state speech performers at the state speech competition for expository address and prose, humorous poetry and public address, respectively.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Conflict managers at Glick Elementary, fifth graders Tom Kiebach, Kevin Madison, Emily Pistorus and Jennifer Halladay worked to help other students resolve conflicts.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The Anson Junior High majorettes were: Brenda Meyers Tracy McAtee, Joni Wrage, Kris Rinnan, Kim McCrary, Chris Baker and Denise Briggs.

March 29

• 10 years ago in 2009

Piano students of Jan Randall: Makyla Steddom, Talia Wolken, Griffin Garland, Ashley Thompson and Andy Holland prepared for their senior piano recital held at the First United Methodist Church.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Reinbeck fireman Doug Davis presented Tyler Blohm, a sixth grade student at Gladbrook-Reinbeck, with a lifesaving award for his calm, quick thinking actions that saved the life of his cousin after a four-wheeler roll over accident.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Eleven city students, 7-10th graders attended the 20th annual Eastern Iowa Science & Engineering Fair: twins Kevin and Kent Rhodes, Doug Grier, Bob Backoff, Jane Rinehart, Piper Rhodes, James Head, Nate Winter, Tony Trout, Wesley Draper and Brad Holland.

March 30

• 10 years ago in 2009

Two Franklin Elementary students Molly Livingston and Juan Andrade were headed to the state invention convention for their bathroom accessory inventions.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The first place winners of the annual Optimist International Oratorical Contest were: Carrie Klosterman, Courtney Bennett, Sarah Sharp and Dan Christenson.

• 40 years ago in 1979

MHS junior Gayla Francis and Diana Helmer were named “Outstanding Performers” at the Iowa State High School Speech Association state individual events speech contest in poetry interpretation and Improvisational storytelling, respectively.

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