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April 7

• 10 years ago in 2009

Hoglan Elementary student Nick Summers aced the WordMasters Challenge test — one of only 40 students nationwide to accomplish that feat.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Marshalltown High School topped Newton 192-211 as Amy Westberg earned medalist honors with a 44.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Joanne Haywood, of State Center and Dan Stalzer, of Haverhill, were chosen to participate in the Citizenship Short Course in Washington, D.C.

April 8

• 10 years ago in 2009

Distance runners ruled the day for the Bobcats at the Waverly Quad as Jimma Jones took the 1600 meter run; Patrick Fink the 3200 meter run; Mike Gettemy the mile run, Christian Kremer was third in the two-mile run, Khor Kong, second in the 400 meter run and Mohammed Portillo placed second in the 800 meter run.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The MHS boys tennis team defeated Des Moines North 11-0 as they won every singles and doubles matches for the meet in both the varsity squad and the junior varsity squad.

• 40 years ago in 1979

MHS boys track captured it fifth Earlybird Classic crown as Dean Fogarty won the 110-meter high hurdles setting a new school record with 14.34 seconds and also won the 400 meter low hurdles; Scott Kilstrom took first in the 200 meter run and the 4×800 relay team of Todd Arnold, Mark McCright, Greg McKelvey and Jeff Clawson took first.

April 9

• 10 years ago in 2009

Stefan Peng’s mastery of words such as lieutenant, flotation, colonel and melancholy led him to his second straight Lenihan Intermediate School Spelling Bee championship.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Kendall Welker, 8-year-old from Marshalltown, was one of the participating ice skaters in the spring ice show “A Night at the Movies.”

• 40 years ago in 1979

Top place finishers in the Zone 5 Oratorical Contest were for girls: Sue Shipley, first and Ruth Ann Williams, second and for boys: Bill Rector, first and James Haan, second.

April 10

• 10 years ago in 2009

Marshalltown Community College’s basketball standout Kwinnyata Mercer, freshman guard, was named a first team All-American in NJCAA Division II becoming the first MCC player to make the first team.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Kevin Groth led GMG at the La Porte City meet placing second in the 110-meter high hurdles and the 400 meter dash; fourth in the long jump and anchored the fifth place winning 4×400 relay team.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Sue Maddick, of State Center, participated in the Iowa Youthpower Conference and on the basis of her report was top teen girl and selected to attend the national conference.

April 11

• 10 years ago in 2009

MCC landed East Marshall softball standout Kayla Blocker for the 2009-10 season. Blocker was named all-NICL West Division all five years of high school ball.

• 25 years ago in 1994

BCLUW runner Keri Norman took first place in the 800 meter run at the Eldora-New Providence Invitational, placed third in the long jump and along with Stacey Ellis, Stacy Dietch and Danielle Rohret took third in the 4×800 relay.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The MHS boys track squad blasted Waterloo Columbus 99-52 as Tim Walljasper started things off by winning the discus throw and Todd Raabe grabbed the long jump followed by the ‘Cats taking all the track events except the 3200 meter run.

April 12

• 10 years ago in 2009

Jaleb Jay won the 2009 Dysart Spring Open Chess Tournament winning all five games in a sweep of the 12 player scholastic section.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Doug Mangum, of Ferguson, was selected as the first place winner in the Iowa Credit Association’s essay contest “Good Credit — Eye on the Future.” His essay won him a $200 prize and was sent on to the national competition.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The MHS girls track team raced by Eldora and West Marshall 104.5 to 51 and 32.5 as Donna Skinner collected two first place in the shotput and softball throw, Beth Klinkefus took the discus, Melissa Ewalt won the high jump and Karen Clark the long jump to get the Bobcats rolling.

April 13

• 10 years ago in 2009

The Lenihan math team of Nicole Lacina, Bryce King, Stefan Peng and James Talbert won the regional math bee and advanced to the state math bee in Fort Dodge.

• 25 years ago in 1994

MHS junior Christine Micheel took first place at the Hawkeye Science Fair in Des Moines and moved on to the International Science and Engineering Fair in Alabama with her project “The Effect of Dental Cements and Tension on Tooth Enamel, Phase II.”

• 40 years ago in 1979

Doris Nash, junior at Coe College, is a member of the cast for the Coe production of “Company” playing the part of Sarah.

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