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Oct. 6

• 10 years ago in 2009

The No. 14 ranked Marshalltown High School volleyball team swept Mason City 25-15, 25-18 and 25-19 as Mehlon Maxwell led the Bobcats with four aces while serving 11-for-11 and Courtney Simons went 12-for-13 and three aces.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Co-presidents of Miller Middle School eight grade for the 1994-95 school year were David Gersema and Esti Hill.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The MHS football team fell together to beat No. 9 ranked Fort Dodge 22-6 as Dale Evans led the rushers with 111 yards on 15 carries and Steve Devanney went 76 yards on three passes.

Oct. 7

• 10 years ago in 2009

West Marshall volleyball defeated South Hardin 21-25, 25-16, 25-19 and 30-28 as Jordan Weitzell led the Trojans with 15 kills and 19-for-19 serves with one ace and Taylor Davis led 13-for-13 serving with two aces and a team-high 16 assists.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The No. 4 ranked MHS girls swim team edged No. 8 ranked Ottumwa 92-78 as the 200 yard medley team of Susan Miriovsky, Emily Ward, Heather Rouse and Katie Bloom kicked things off with a first place finish, the first of three for Rouse as she took first in the 50-yard free style and the 100 yd. breaststroke.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Members of the Liscomb Jolly Janes and Lively Laborers 4-H clubs Deb Peterson and Jodi Harding were holding up signs encouraging boys and girls to join 4-H during National 4-H Week.

Oct. 8

• 10 years ago in 2009

GMG Homecoming Court for 2009 consisted of King Ben Krull and Queen Libby Carter and their court Wyatt Kaiser, Jacob Hlas, Joe Barloon, Will Worden, Jami Boege, Jaleen Freiberg, Jodie Landt, Shayna Bollehoefer and Brayden Anderson, Emma Reed and Payson Gillespie as the crown bearers and football carrier.

• 25 years ago in 1994

No. 8 ranked GMG edged past Hubbard-Radcliffe 20-13 as Ryan Schulte ended the night with 138 yards on the ground on 24 carries while Jason Benson accounted for 14 tackles and Sam Slingluff 11 tackles and a blocked punt.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Marcia Mann and Karen Clark helped MHS cross country runners to a second place finish at the Ankeny Girls Cross Country Invitational as Mann came in third and Clark, sixth.

Oct. 9

• 10 years ago in 2009

East Marshall cross country boys had seven runners int he top 20 spots to take the South Hamilton Cross Country Invite as Trent Harem finished seventh, Brandon Pals, 10th, Connor Dilger, 14th, Carsen Kuesal, 15th, Lance Steward, 16th, Michael Shippy, 18th and Nick Huisman, 20th.

• 25 years ago in 1994

MHS football players dominated Ankeny 24-10 as Tony Elchenseer ran for 160 yards on 26 carries for one touchdown and John Smaha received 79 yards on two passes for one touchdown as Craig Swanson added the other four touchdowns for the night.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The five finalists for MHS Homecoming Queen were: Kalene Jensen, Lori Speer, Renae Weidner, Susan Maze and Julie Mills.

Oct. 10

• 10 years ago in 2009

Class 4A No. 5 ranked MHS put 60 points on Ames as the ‘Cats won 60-35 with Chanse Creekmur finishing 17-of-34 passing for 388 yards and five touchdowns.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Kristi Pieper and Steve Martens reigned as queen and king of the 1994 Gladbrook-Reinbeck Homecoming festivities.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Connie Kearney, of Garwin, a member of the Carlton Merry Maids 4-H club won a blue ribbon in the poles out of 90 entries at a horse show at Ak-Sar-Ben and a blue ribbon in barrels out of 135 entries.

Oct. 11

• 10 years ago in 2009

MHS girls swim team brought home gold in three events in the Johnston Invitational as Meredith Johnson won both the 100 yard freestyle and the 200 yd. free as well as the 50 yard freestyle in a time of 24:52, the fastest in the state that fall.

• 25 years ago in 1994

St. Mary’s sixth graders represented by: Ryan Miller, Allyson Reed, Jarod Wall and Lindsey Husak, held an open hour/bake sale and divided the profits between Tyler Goings, a Hoglan fourth grader burned in a campfire accident over the summer and a former St. Mary student Lisa Thinhouse in need of a lung transplant.

• 40 years ago in 1979

MHS band twirlers were: Brenda Van Maanen, Linda Duke, Traci Schwarz (head twirler), Shelly Kratoska, Tracy McAtee, Julie Wilkie, Judy Mueller, Claudia Rank, Michela Wood and Kelly Albright.

Oct. 12

• 10 years ago in 2009

Shelby Dailey, of Colo-Nesco, in a time of 16 minutes , 42 seconds finished second at the Heart of Iowa Conference Meet as the team took a third place finish.

• 25 years ago in 1994

No. 7 ranked MHS girls’ volleyball team clinched the conference title in a three-game sweep of West Des Moines Valley 15-5, 15-10 and 15-7 to put them at 6-0 for the Central Iowa Metro League National Conference as Bobcat serving was outstanding with Julie Schutt going 16-for-16 and Sarah Eads finishing 14-for-14.

• 40 years ago in 1979

MHS senior Renae Weidner was crowned the 1979 MHS Homecoming queen to reign over the activities of the football game between the Bobcats and the Waterloo Central Chargers.