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Times Ago

Aug. 18

• 10 years ago in 2009

Michael Burt, 16, won first place in class at the Iowa State Fair showing his pigs and brother Jacob, 11, took home a showmanship belt buckle for his prize pigs.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Jason C. Mathison, a senior at Marshalltown High School, was among 121 senior high school students who completed scientific and engineering projects during Operation Catapult at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Laura Kajar, of Tama, placed second in the 25-meter freestyle at the International Special Olympics in Brockport, N.Y.

Aug. 19

• 10 years ago in 2009

Laura Kerr, 14, of Gilman, a freshman at East Marshall High School, demonstrated the art of Iris paper folding in the 4-H building at the Iowa State Fair.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Tyler German showed the champion market heifer in the 4-H Market Show and Brad Weir earned champion honors in the Hotel-Restaurant category of the 4-H Beef of Merit contest.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Darla Anderson, of Marshalltown, won a gold medal in the swimming competition at the Fifth International Special Olympics Games.

Aug. 20

• 10 years ago in 2009

Jared VanDeWalle, 11, of Marshalltown, caught a pacu in the pond just off Southridge Road. The pacu is a native of South America and is a cousin to the piranha.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Marshalltown’s Travis Eygabroad was on top of the medals stand after winning the softball throw in the boys 11-12 age group at the Hershey’s National Track & Field Youth Meet with a throw of 187-2.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Daniel L. Kapaun was selected by fellow Iowa State University Phi Kappa Psi fraternity members as the Solon E. Summerfield scholar of the year winning him a $100 cash award.

Aug. 21

• 10 years ago in 2009

Marshalltown’s Emily Allison was anointed the 2009 Iowa PGA Nationwide Junior Tour’s Player of the Year for her division, 16-18-year-olds, with 1,510 points.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Laura Baitinger, of Albion, was among 22 Iowa 4-H and FFA members who were named winners of special scholarships announced by the Iowa Foundations for Agricultural Achievement.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Tim Kouba, of Garwin, shot a 71 and Paula Rutherford, of Marshalltown, shot a 50 to take the championship honors in the LeGrand Blue Ribbon Invitational Golf Tournament.

Aug. 22

• 10 years ago in 2009

First place in the championship flight at the Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce annual golf outing went to the Farmers Savings Bank foursome of Tom Campbell, Jary Hoskey, Rob Judkins and Jay Lynch.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Kellie Skala, of Tama, was among 20 junior members of the American Simmental Association to receive the prestigious ASA Merit Award plus a $250 stipend for post-secondary education purposes.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Lori Adams, of Liscomb, set a new world’s record while winning the rolling pin throwing contest at the Iowa State Fair with a throw of 175 feet, 5 inches — 20 feet more than the previous record.

Aug. 23

• 10 years ago in 2009

The T-R All-Area Softball Team was headed by Player of the Year Jamie Fisher, BCLUW; Pitchers: Jami Boege, GMG; Kallie Schive, MHS; Whitney Thompson, Gladbrook-Reinbeck; Catcher, Nicole Fisher, BCLUW; Infield: Jenny Gienger, G-R; Whitney Sowers, MHS; Macy Ubben, AGWSR; Molly Underwood, West Marshall; Alyssa Whitmore, East Marshall; Outfield: Kylee Button, BCLUW; Sam Mitchell, MHS; Alli Sharp, BCLUW; Utility: Morgan Halupnick, North Tama; Jordan Loney, MHS; Cassidy Ringena, AGWSR and Taylor Wagner, MHS.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Brian Hickman, of Melbourne, showed the grand champion commercial ewe at the Iowa State Fair.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The MHS newspaper “Pebbles” received an international first place in competition sponsored by the Quill & Scroll Society.

Aug. 24

• 10 years ago in 2009

Madeline Williams, a third year student in court reporting at AIB College of Business did so well at an internship in Kansas City that the same company offered her a second internship in Las Vegas, Nev. and a job upon completion of her education at AIB.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Tim Hillygus hit a hole-in-one at Collison’s Golf Course on the 110-yard hole No. 15 using a 7-iron.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Cardinal Farms, of Hubbard, showed the reserve champion in the charolais show at the Iowa State Fair and the champion bull.