Times Ago

July 21

• 10 years ago in 2009

Philip Kuhlman, Boy Scout Troop 324, earned his Eagle Scout award by completing his project of planning, designing and building an informational Kiosk for St. Henry Church and meeting all the other requirements for this high honor.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The East Marshall baseball team edged Eagle Grove 3-2 in a substate semi-final matchup as Matt Knoll struck out 10 batters.

• 40 years ago in 1979

A group of teens walked beans to earn money for American Field Service: Lora Flamme, Kris Luethje, Jodi Bruene, Sabre Gethmann, Dorcas Woebbking, Deb Luethje, Jayne Dahms, Mike Horstmann, Shellee Parsons, John Bruene, David and Jeff Anker, Rick and Pam Eggers, Pam and Beth Harcher, Susan Ladehoff, Steve Luethje and Deb Schulz.

July 22

• 10 years ago in 2009

Jacob Phipps scored a hole-in-one on the 15th hole at the Collison Par-3 Golf Course using a pitching wedge as Jamie Phipps and Daylan Maas observed.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Bob Zednichek took the 200 meter dash at the Region 7 AAU Track Meet and was part of the 4×100 relay team of Burgess Barr, Ryan Bell and Zac Toomy that won in the 13-14 age bracket.

• 40 years ago in 1979

West Marshall pitcher Cindy Freese threw a no-hitter against rival pitcher Jennifer Peck to get a 1-0 win over Nesco for the district championship crown.

July 23

• 10 years ago in 2009

The Marshalltown High School Bobcat baseball team upended No. 2 Mason City in the seventh inning to secure a berth in the State Baseball Tournament.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The West Marshall girls used a seven-run fourth inning to control their 11-0 romp over Northeast Hamilton as freshman hitter Karen Smith had a big night with three singles and two runs scored.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Three LDF band students toured Austria and surrounding countries with the Central Iowa Wind Orchestra: Julie Clover and Tammy Finders on clarinet and Jody Lueders on alto saxophone.

July 24

• 10 years ago in 2009

No. 5 ranked BCLUW softball team topped Iowa City Regina 2-0 to reach the Class 2A finals as Jamie Fisher shut out the Regals allowing only three hits and striking out 12 batters.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The East Marshall baseball team defeated Hudson 4-3 to capture the Class 2A substate final crown and set their berth in the State Baseball Tournament.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The West Marshall Trojans softball team qualified for state with the 9-1 win over Benton Community as Teri Zink led the offense with two singles.

July 25

• 10 years ago in 2009

BCLUW softball team earned the school’s first ever state softball championship when they defeated Emmetsburg 1-0 as Jamie Fisher ran her season record to 35-2 earning her the all-tournament team captain spot.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Sarah Clampitt, 17, of New Providence, won the High Point Trophy and the Western horsemanship award at the 1994 Hardin County Fair.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Big Iowa Conference first team all conference consisted of first baseman Jeff Butters, second baseman Keith Krier and outfielder Steve Neff, all of BCL.

July 26

• 10 years ago in 2009

BCLUW High School was the only Class 2A sized school to receive The Blood Center of Iowa’s 2009 High School Scholarship of $1,000 which was awarded to senior Blake Zacharias.

• 25 years ago in 1994

No. 1 ranked East Marshall held off Colo-Nesco 3-2 to advance to the 1A regional final as East Marshall took the win in the seventh inning when Lisa Randall doubled putting pinch runner Marci Wolken on base as Amanda Bailey singled to give way to Megan Rhinehart’s hit straight up the middle for the win.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Jim McHenry and Shaun Robinson spent some of their summer days floating in the Riverview Park Lagoon on one-man rubber rafts.

July 27

• 10 years ago in 2009

MHS senior-to-be Claire Runquist participated in the cut-throat national debate tournament after placing first in the legislative debate competition in the state.

• 25 years ago in 1994

In the sixth annual Saucony/RRCA Women’s Distance Festival 5K Run/5K Walk and Fun Mile winners in the youth under 13 years were: Anne Lewis, Alison Cooper, Maria Murray, Erin Beane and Lindsey Heiserman.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Allan Burt, of Marshalltown, Tim Stephan, of Reinbeck and Tim Teske, of Eldora, were among the 100 youth that attended the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation and Iowa Sheriff’s & Deputies’ Association Citizenship Conference.