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March 31

• 10 years ago in 2009

Bethany Sinn and Madison Duncan, of East Marshall Elementary, were part of the Girl Scout troop at East Marshall sending letters and Girl Scout cookies to soldiers in Iraq.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Marshalltown High School senior sprinter Tara Sondall captured the 200-meter run at the UNI-Dome Dickenson Relays with a time of 26.62 seconds.

• 40 years ago in 1979

MHS senior guard Dan Clayton was awarded the Phil Abrahamson Memorial Scholarship Award for the 1978-79 basketball season of $300 to a college of his choice.

April 1

• 10 years ago in 2009

East Marshall graduate Clint Rhodes, a junior at Simpson College, went the distance on the mound in the 12-1 victory over Wartburg allowing only four hits, striking out five, one run and no walks.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Tuesday Musical summer camp scholarship winners were: Amy Griffin, bassoon; Ben Hagen, piano; Abigail Kilborn, voice and Aaron Nuss, trombone.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Two Marshalltown wrestlers placed in the Ackley-Geneva Rotary USWF Freestyle Qualifying Tournament: Brian Mead won at the 154 pound class and Rik Carter was third in the 178.5 class.

April 2

• 10 years ago in 2009

West Marshall Middle School student Kelsiann Halbloom wrote a winning essay on Edna Griffin as part of the “Write Women Back Into History” contest earning her an award from the State Historical Society.

• 25 years ago in 1994

St. Mary fifth and sixth grade students Raeann Frye, Katie Croker, Jessica Hayes, Jenni Gauthier, Mary Harris, Joey Mack, Chris Hucht, Matt Sommerlot and Andrea Reilly practiced for their play “Forever Free.”

• 40 years ago in 1979

Kent Rhodes, 16, a sophomore at MHS, was ranked second in the senior high biological sciences division of the Eastern Iowa Science & Engineering Fair.

April 3

• 10 years ago in 2009

BCLUW coasted to a team title at its own quadrangular meet with Dike-New Hartford, Grundy Center and East Marshall as Luke Erbes claimed two titles: the 110 high hurdles and the 400 hurdles.

• 25 year ago in 1994

Three area basketball standouts: South Tama’s Nathan Roberts, GMG’s Nathan Farnsworth and East Marshall’s Dan Berggren were named to the 1994 Central Iowa Regional Basketball Team to play the Diamond Valley Eagles from Australia.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The Cub Scout Pine Wood Derby winners were: Tyson Fehr, 8-year-old division; Paul Rethman, 9-year-old division and Mike Hayes, 10-year-olds.

April 4

• 10 years ago in 2009

The Synchronizes Swimming Minnows of the Community Y presented the program “In Sync with School” and featured: China Calderon, Rebecca Klaas, Kaitlyn Hill, Allison Wogan, Missy Allen, Anna Klaas, Diane Pixler, Mariah Reed, Olivia Hawkins, Madison Bell and Carly Starn.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Amy Bradbury and Natalie Swalla, MHS seniors, were two of 20 students to receive Presidential Scholarships at the University of Iowa, the most prestigious honor given to incoming freshmen. The scholarship is a total of $5,00 each year for four years.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The MHS girls romped past Grinnell 86-38 as they opened their home track season with individual wins by: Donna Skinner, shot put; Peri Woltjer, high jump; Melissa Ewalt, 100 meter dash; Michele McFadden, 400 meter dash; Karen Clark, 100 meter hurdles; Leslie Lytle, 200 meter dash and Denise Garrett, 400 meter hurdles.

April 5

• 10 years ago in 2009

East Marshall National Honor Society inductees were: Chelsea O’Connor, Kayla Gratopp, Alicia Davis, Miranda Barela, Brienna Earley, Jordan Weber, Carsen Kuesel, Trevor Parrish, Shelby Long, Abby Dunham, Luke Wilson, Tanner Hamelau, Brandon Pals, Keegan Wilkening, Luke Roseland, Tyler Mullikin, Noel Hoover, Gilberto Espinoza and Nolan Benzing.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Stacy Graw belted an RBI-single in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Marshalltown Community College Tigers a 12-11 victory over Ellsworth after Stacy Wilson, Molly Martinson and Julie Neuroth belted singles to load the bases.

• 40 years ago in 1979

MCC bowlers fared well in the Iowa Community College Intramural Bowling Tournament: Sally Bills took first in all events for women; Deb Williams placed first in Women’s singles and Mark Ingham was second in the all events category for men.

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