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April 28

• 10 years ago in 2009

Alicia Borton, 17 and a student at West Marshall, took best of show honors with an oil painting of a pair of mallards at the 2009 Iowa Junior Duck Stamp Competition being selected the best out of 365 entries.

• 25 years ago in 1994

YMCA swim team awarded swimmers who broke team records during the season: Sarah Allen (10 and under) 50 yard breaststroke; Dan Christenson, 50 backstroke; Elizabeth Tyler, 50 butterfly; Kelly Hopp, 50 backstroke and Whitney Sondall (11-12 years) 50 backstroke and 100 backstroke.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Marshalltown High School track star Dean Fogarty won the 100 high hurdles and the 400 meter low hurdles at the Drake Relays.

April 29

• 10 years ago in 2009

Marshalltown Area Catholic School skits featured Kyra Hungerford as “Martha Stewart” and Spencer Dempewolf as “Billy Mayonaise” who tried to sell a product to Bridget Carroll’s and Mitch Eberle’s character while production assistant Cody Mead watched the scene unfold.

• 25 years ago in 1994

GMG inducted students into the National Honor Society: Kristin Ruff, Jessica Bortel, Aaron Farnsworth, Christy Jackson, Angie Knoll, Erin Wagaman, Rachel Fogle, Bryan Hay, Andrew Kilborn, Trish Lewis, Jennifer McCubbin, Mindy McKibben, Steph Petrie and Disa Rubenbauer.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The MHS boys golf remained undefeated as they recorded a 155-159 victory over Central Waterloo with Rich Mycka earning medalist honors with a 36.

April 30

• 10 years ago in 2009

Pat Watts, of Colo-NESCO, scored in the 75th minute of the game to defeat Clear Lake 3-2 as Watts was assisted by Sean Wells on the winning goal and also on the second goal.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Matt Gieselman, a senior at MHS, was awarded the Olivet Scholar Award from Olivet Nazarene University, the university’s most prestigious award.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Alana Laverty, of Laurel, was notified that she was a recipient of a music campership from the Iowa Federation of Women’s Clubs and would attend music camp at Morningside College.

May 1

• 10 years ago in 2009

Career best nine hole rounds for Lauren Mason and Staci Hillygus led the MHS golf squad to a 175-189 victory over Fort Dodge as Mason took medalist honors with a 41 and Hillygus was runner up medalist with a 43.

• 25 years ago in 1994

MHS girls sprint medley relay team of Angie Sommerlot, Nicole Paxson, Jill Anderson and Tara Sondall captured the win in a time of 151.23 to edge out Eddyville.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Tama County Beef Queen Dawn Schroeder, Tama County Beef Princess Holly Santman, Marshall County Beef Queen Bambi Paul and Iowa State Beef Queen Mary Beenken were on hand at Country Kitchen to kick off May Beef Month.

May 2

• 10 years ago in 2009

East Marshall jazz band members Ashley Criswell, Maria Banderas and Brittney Selvog were among the seventh and eighth grade jazz band members that played for the residents at the Villa del Sol.

• 25 years ago in 1994

As the snow flew MHS long distance runner Charlie Kelley led the 3200 meter race at the Drake Relays, but finished in second place as he was edged at the finish line by Neola Tri-Center’s Marty Dalton, 9:37.1 to 9:37.3.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The MHS boys tennis team shutout East Waterloo 9-0 as Mark Hammit, Chad Krantman, Bart Rhodes, Jon Niemeyer and Nick Welter each won their singles matches.

May 3

• 10 years ago in 2009

MHS band members Christy Sharpshair, Daniel Lee, Joel Conrad, Kyle Flathers, Daniel Rees and Ben Coulter received perfect scores for their performances at the Iowa High School Music Association Solo and Small Ensemble Festival.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Pledging to a new flag at Rogers Elementary presented by the VFW Auxiliary were students: Mike Sogge, Lisa Jebsen, Brenda Craun and Zac Short.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Iowa State University student Ronald A. Rubenbauer received the Reserve Officers Senior Award which recognized the outstanding senior cadet for each detachment based on attitude, personal appearance, personal attributes, courtesy and officer potential.

May 4

• 10 years ago in 2009

MHS senior Danielle Eberline received a $500 Iowa Newspaper Foundation scholarship that she used toward her study in public relations and journalism at the University of Northern Iowa.

• 25 years ago in 1994

BCLUW’s Jo Kopsa and Keri Johnsrud shared the top rounds in the girls competition to guide BCLUW to the golf triangular win against Hudson and Walnut Ridge both shooting a 48.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The MHS girls track team recorded three school records in the 81-78-29 win over Cedar Rapids Kennedy and Iowa City West as Karen Clark broke the long jump record with a 17 feet, 1 inch jump; Donna Skinners set a new shot put record with a 37 feet, 11.5 inches toss and Denise Leavy set a new 400 meter hurdles record in a time of 66.79.

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