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Aug. 11

• 10 years ago in 2009

Rachelle Edgar, of Marshalltown, was named to the President’s honor roll at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

• 25 years ago in 1994

East Marshall senior right fielder John Ames was selected to the first team all-state by the state’s coaches and pitcher Matt Knoll was voted to the second team all-state.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Cynthia Paul, of Gilman, was the recipient of the $300 Nurse Training Grant offered by the Marshall County Health Improvement Association.

Aug. 12

• 10 years ago in 2009

West Marshall’s Joe Disney was named first team all-district for the fourth time and five Marshalltown High School players earned all district honors: Jimmy Six and T.J. Flanagan, first team and Jordan Alley, Jarred Carlson and Nick Thimesch, second team all-district.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Former West Marshall track standout and junior distance runner for Central College, Andy Goodman, was named an academic-all American on the NCAA.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Six Marshalltown natives graduated from the University of Northern Iowa: James Clark, marketing; Michael Hansen, management; Penny Krause, teaching; Michael Peleck, Masters — elementary education principal; David Sharp, teaching — history and Barbara Steen, Masters — library science.

Aug. 13

• 10 years ago in 2009

MHS first baseman T.J. Flanagan was named to the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association all-state Super Team.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Pow Wow Princess Azadeh Tanakoli, 13, participated in the women’s dance at the Meskwaki Indian Pow Wow with Delinda Pushetonequa, 13.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Kathy Stevens, of Conrad, was awarded a President’s Scholarship from the University of Dubuque worth up to half the tuition.

Aug. 14

• 10 years ago in 2009

Robert Blackburn, of State Center, 4-H project, which gives the illusion of water coming from nowhere for his watering can fountain, qualified for display at the Iowa State Fair.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Ted Lyon, 10, of Tama, showed his calf in the dairy cattle show at the Iowa State Fair.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Tom Eaton took top bike eliminator honors on a Suzuki GS 1000 and was presented a trophy and a check for $500 at the Eddyville Drag Races.

Aug. 15

• 10 years ago in 2009

Kelsiann Halbloom displayed her 4-H project at the Iowa State Fair, a refinished wooden chair.

• 25 years ago in 1994

In the State Fair’s Maine Anjou Cattle Show, Nathan Goecke, of Marshalltown, had the junior heifer champion.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Brad Zeitner captured the 15-17 year old boys division and Susan Poffenberger took the girls in the Fourth Annual City Junior Golf Tournament.

Aug. 16

• 10 years ago in 2009

Blake Elder, of rural State Center, and his five-year-old Quarter Horse pony Buddy won the 5-8 grade 4-H Pony Pleasure Division and went on the win Reserve Champion Overall in the 4-H Pony Pleasure. He was honored with the Iowa State Fair Championship halter.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Marsha Kay Lepird, of Marshalltown, received a Master of Arts degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Dianne Lynn McMullin, of Toledo, a Doctor of Philosophy degree.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Approximately 30 dance students of Connie Cervetti’s from fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh grades, practiced disco dance moves for their performance at the Agri Power Days — National Plowing Matches at the Ottilie Seed Farms.

Aug. 17

• 10 years ago in 2009

Megan Pixler, of Marshalltown, constructed a dress for her 4-H project and was awarded a blue ribbon at the Iowa State Fair.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Marshalltown horse, Tardee Impress Me, a 3-year-old Paint stallion raised by Tammy Lein and Mike Schewe, won two world championship titles.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Junior, a 1,150 pound boar from Indiana, won the title of the World’s Largest Boar for the second straight year and for the fourth time in the last five years.

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