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July 28

• 10 years ago in 2009

Three Marshalltown High School baseball players were named to the all-Central Iowa Metro League first team: seniors Jimmy Six and TJ Flanagan and junior Nick Thimesch.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Kris Handsaker, 16, of Colo, won the blue ribbon at the 1994 Story County Fair for her veterinary science project, a poster describing Eastern Equine Encephalitis.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Results of the pony and horse judging at the Grundy County Fair were: Tessia Smith, of Conrad, blue, ponies two years and younger; three years and older, Sandi Gerke, of Holland, blue; Dar Smith, blue, light horses, two years and younger; three years and older, Rita Cox, of Conrad, blue; Pleasure Class and Junior Showmanship, light horses, Lori Lage, of Grundy Center, blue.

July 29

• 10 years ago in 2009

Rose Koester, daughter of Steve and Marcia Koester, of Gladbrook, was crowned the 2009 Tama County Fair Queen and Nora Seda, of Traer, was named Queen Runner-up.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Jason Gaes, 16, of Marshalltown, authored the book “My book for kids with Cansur” while fighting Burkitt’s lymphoma, a rare form of cancer. The book was turned into an HBO movie on Gaes life that won an Academy Award. Fully recovered, he works to raise funds for other afflicted kids.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Jamey Devig cleared away old hay as he and others prepared the fairgrounds for the 1979 Central Iowa Fair.

July 30

• 10 years ago in 2009

MHS baseball players were awarded the quarterfinal state baseball tournament trophy after the 4-1 loss to Sioux City North in the opening round.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Brian Hickman, of Melbourne 4-Her’s, showed the Champion Ewe at the Central Iowa Fair and the Reserve Pair and was named the Reserve Junior Showman.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Brian Van Metre was chosen first team all-Big 8 Conference while Joe Miller, Jim Ridout and Brian Mead were selected second team all-Big 8.

July 31

• 10 years ago in 2009

Emily Allison, of Marshalltown, finished first in the championship flight of the girls age 16-18 division in the 10th annual U.S. Cellular Junior Golf Open in Des Moines with a two-day total of 162.

• 25 years ago in 1994

David Briggs, 17, of Marshalltown, captured the Maxfli Iowa PGA Junior Championship with a round of 73 and a two-day total of 148 and qualified for the National Maxfli PGA Junior Championship in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The first ever YMCA Ridiculous Day 10,000 meter Run drew 55 runners from Marshalltown and the surrounding area with Jamie Hutcheson winning the 20-29 age division in 35:01 minutes.

Aug. 1

• 10 years ago in 2009

MAT Tumbling had two members receive special awards: Taia Vern was the recipient of the Iowa Sportsmanship Award voted on by all the USTA/AAU clubs and Erika Hilleman received the prestigious Iowa Achievement Award for Iowa’s Athlete of the Year.

• 25 years ago in 1994

MHS seniors Autumn Terrill, Jennifer Giffen and Craig Johns were involved in a program to eliminate gender bias in schools as MHS was one of 10 schools across the country to receive a grant from the American Association of University Women.

• 40 years ago in 1979

West Marshall pitcher Cindy Freese threw a no-hitter in the 1-0 win over Turkey Valley to advance to the second round in the state tournament as short stop Dianne Rohrer robbed Turkey Valleyof twValley ofits to assist Freese’s efforts.

Aug. 2

• 10 years ago in 2009

MHS sophomore utility player Kallie Schive was named to the all-CIML Iowa Conference second team.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Bradley Klosterman, of Melbourne 4-H, showed the Supreme Champion Heifer at the Central Iowa Fair.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Rick Sevcik, 19, of Toledo, and Jeff Goodman, 20, of Marshalltown, both students at the University of Iowa, were serving internships in the Washington office of Iowa Congressman Charles Grassley.

Aug. 3

• 10 years ago in 2009

Gladbrook-Reinbeck’s senior pitcher and short stop Scott Benson was named the Most Outstanding Player on the all-North Iowa Cedar League West Division baseball team for the second consecutive summer.

• 25 years ago in 1994

MHS first baseman Ben Buchan was named to the Class 4A second team All-State Baseball selection and Matt Knoll, of East Marshall, was first team Class 2A All-State while teammates Denny Allen and John Ames were second team All-State.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Maintaining a family tradition, Susan Wheater, 10, of the Albion Ables 4-H Club earned top honors in the Holstein dairy competition and was named Champion Junior Showman exactly 20 years after her dad, Ron Wheater concluded his eight-year string of champion 4-H Holstein entries.

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