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Times ago

July 14

• 10 years ago in 2009

BCLUW junior Jamie Fisher helped the Comets to a 5-0 win over Jesup as she cracked a grand slam home run in the third inning to put the Comets out of reach.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Justin Ray, of Tama, was named a Distinguished Scholar at Central College.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The Marshalltown High School baseball team tied with Wet Waterloo for the Big 8 Conference baseball championship with the 9-6 and 7-1 wins over Fort Dodge as Rik Carter came to the plate in the bottom of the 11th inning to slam a three-run homer for the win in the first game.

July 15

• 10 years ago in 2009

GMG opened district action with a 4-0 shutout of Colo-Nesco as Austin Aldrich scored his first home run of the season.

• 25 years ago in 1994

No. 1 ranked East Marshall boys toppled Gladbrook-Reinbeck 12-3 in a 2A District semifinal play as Dan Berggren slammed a home run in the bottom of the first to take the lead and never look back.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The Green Mountain Mounties softball team smashed Garwin 13-1 in the first round of sectional action as Lori Cook pitched a no-hitter fanning six and walking four.

July 16

• 10 years ago in 2009

Alison Vandegrift was crowned the 2009 Central Iowa Fair queen by the 2008 queen Rachel Pfantz.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Krystine Barrett, of State Center, and Jenni Crouser, of Marshalltown, participated in a week-long art workshop featuring papermaking, sketching, making clay pots, etc.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The Bobcat boys dumped the Des Moines Lincoln Railsplitters 5-3 behind the powerful bats of Brian Van Metre, Doug Beals, Brian Mead, Jeff Vawter and Rik Carter.

July 17

• 10 years ago in 2009

GMG pitcher Joe Barloon took the mound after a four-week injury hiatus to hand Northeast Hamilton an 8-4 loss while Lucas Barritt snagged his first career home run.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Gm-G pitcher Jeri Hartwig tossed a one-hitter to upset No. 14 ranked North Tama 3-0.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The West Marshall girls downed MHS 12-2 to catapult them into the sectional title contest as pitcher Cindy Freese struck out 10 and walked two batters.

July 18

• 10 years ago in 2009

Hattie Hugen from the Laurel Livewires 4-H club earned top honors in the Rabbit Show at the Central Iowa Fair.

• 25 years ago in 1994

East Marshall softball team sent 19 batters to the plate in the fifth inning in rolling to a 16-0 thumping of Gladbrook-Reinbeck as Shawna Burns tossed a two-hitter, striking out four and walking none on her way to her 30 victory of the year.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The BCL Comets whipped Grundy Center 12-3 to capture the sectional title as BCL had 15 steals and Cindy Luts, Kathy Lynch and Janet Miller led the offense each with two hits.

July 19

• 10 years ago in 2009

Peyton Williams, 12, and Carson Williams, 6, both of Marshalltown, competed in the Hy-Vee Kids Triathlon at Raccoon River Park with Peyton placing second in the 12-14 year-old division and Carson bringing home the gold in the 7-year-old division.

• 25 years ago in 1994

West Marshall used a six-run fifth inning and rolled to a 7-1 victory over South Hamilton as Shannon Blood, Liza Buck and Beth Braddy led the offense.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Steve Hamilton and Gail Karsjens were named to the Dean’s Honor Roll at Bethel College in St. Paul, Minn.

July 20

• 10 years ago in 2009

GMG catcher Jodie Landt earned first team honors on the all-Iowa Star Conference softball team.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The three-hit pitching of Nicole Tollefson helped West Marshall to a 2-1 win over Colo-Nesco to claim the Class 1A district championship crown.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Winning first place in the song title division of the Kiddie Parade at the Gladbrook Corn Carnival was “We’re Off to See the Wizard” featuring Carrie Vint as the Witch, Tom Handorf as the Cowardly Lion, Denise Handorf as Dorothy, Tim Handorf as the Scare Crow and Kevin Groth as the Tin Man.