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Oct. 13

• 10 years ago in 2009

Marshalltown High School band extravaganza featured an alto saxophone solo by Ryan McFarlin as part of the Jazz II band performance.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The East Marshall Mustangs volleyball team swept GMG 15-2, 15-8 and 15-6 as Shawna Burns led East Marshall with 20-of-23 spiking, 11 kills, one block and 9-of-10 serving with two aces and Kiffany Dunham was a force at the net with 16-of-17 spikes and nine kills.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The BCL Comets celebrated homecoming with a 40-0 domination of Gladbrook as Kevin Hill and Kevin Moler led the offense with 202 yards and 122 yards, respectively.

Oct. 14

• 10 years ago in 2009

The East Marshall boys cross country team made another notch in their belt as they came in first at the Union Invitational with five runners finishing just 33 seconds apart: Brandon Pals, Lance Steward, Carsen Kuesal, Trent Harem and Michael Shippy in that order.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The MHS boys cross country squad led by Charlie Kelly coming in first place won the Central Iowa Metro League championship title with Nate Cooney finishing fifth, Dustin Weaver, 12th and Ryan Vestal, 13th.

• 40 years ago in 1979

MHS student Doug Grier placed third out of 56 speakers in the Novice Division of the debate tournament at Roosevelt High School.

Oct. 15

• 10 years ago in 2009

BCLUW High School state champion Katie Vaux earned all-Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Women’s golf honor for the fourth time in her career at Simpson.

• 25 years ago in 1994

South Tama Trojans moved their football record to 6-1 with the 44-8 victory over Vinton-Shellsburg as Brandon Rutledge led the offense with 102 yards on 13 carries and one touchdown.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The MHS girls swim team placed third out of eight schools at the Urbandale Invitational as Susan Fagg set a new school record in the 500 yard freestyle while Kathy Ryden got first place in the 100 yard freestyle.

Oct. 16

• 10 years ago in 2009

After falling in game one, the East Marshall volleyball team won three in a row 25-18, 25-23 and 25-23 to defeat GMG at home as Haylee Taylor had a game-high eight kills, three serving aces and 17n digs and Jessie Lee paced East Marshall with 20 digs.

• 25 years ago in 1994

MHS athlete Zach Ray received his prize for winning the “First Great Annual United Way Cookie Munch Off” — a giant cookie from Cookies, Etc.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Boosting the Bobcat Band at the Pig Roast were 190 people that LaDonna Partin, Karen Thompson and Michelle Osgood sold ticket to. For their efforts Partin won a $25 U.S. Savings Bond, Thompson won a huge Teddy Bear and Osgood won a $50 bond.

Oct. 17

• 10 years ago in 2009

Lenihan fifth grade student Ethan Thill was selected to travel to Canada the summer of 2010 to participate in the People to People Student Ambassador program.

• 25 years ago in 1994

MHS golf squad finished eighth in the Class 4A fall boys golf championship with senior David Briggs scoring 152 points for two days for seventh place individual medalist.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Bradley Hamilton, son of Jean Hamilton, Route 1, and Heidi Beane, daughter of Dan and Sarah Beane, sang the song “I Can Do Anything Better Than You” for the Rural Amateur Variety Entertainment competition.

Oct. 18

• 10 years ago in 2009

Seven local students were selected to the South Central Iowa Bandmasters Honor Band: The Blue Band: Therese Kuhlman, Abigail Snyder and Analisa Iole; The White Band: Abigail Stone, Trace Ohrt, Jacob Schmidt and Ashley Harris; The Red Band: Hannah Stone and Bryce King.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Three of the performers featured in the Miller Middle School and MHS Orchestras and MHS Choruses concert were: Amber Duimstra, Kelly Hagerman, violin and Sara Nelson.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Four MHS swimmers were in the Top 20 power ratings of the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union: Kathy Ryden, Ann Ryden, Patty Lynk and Bonnie Purvis.

Oct. 19

• 10 years ago in 2009

Collison Par 3 golf course was the host of the Special Olympics Iowa sponsored event 14th annual Unified Golf Meet where Cody Freeze and his unified partner Wyatt Slinker walked away sporting gold medals.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The No. 7 ranked MHS volleyball squad wrapped up its second straight CIML championship with the 15-8, 15-9 and 15-4 sweep of Newton as Rebeccaa Albert led the offense hitting all 15 serves with four aces, scoring 11 points off those serves, adding 19 assists and five blocks.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Janet Soorholtz, 18, of Melbourne, secretary of the Iowa FFA Association and a member of the West Marshall FFA chapter was the Iowa delegate to the National FFA Convention and was placed on the National Awards Program Committee.

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