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Oct. 20

• 10 years ago 2009

Marshalltown High School swim team ended its dual season with an easy win over Fort Dodge 113-49 as Senior Meredith Johnson had two individual victories, the 50 yard freestyle and the 500 yard free and Senior Emily Visser took the 200 yard freestyle.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Seventh students from Anson and Miller Middle Schools: Carissa Bryant, Michelle Malecha, Danielle Perry, Drew Thomas, David Baitinger, Paul Krier and Sarah Dahlke were selected to represent the Smoke-Free Class of the year 2000 in the 1994 Central Iowa Red Ribbon Parade and Rally.

• 40 years ago in 1979

BCL Comets bombed Wellsburg 43-14 as Kevin Moler headed up the offense with 160 yards on 10 carries with one touchdown while Mark Schwienebart finished with 138 yards and one touchdown and Kevin Hill 110 yards and three touchdowns.

Oct. 21

• 10 years ago in 2009

The West Marshall Trojan volleyball squad captured the opening round of the Class 2A Region seven playoff against rival BCLUW 25-16, 27-25 and 26-24 as Molly Underwood led with 18 digs, Taylor Davis with 14 assists and Kylie Davis with 12 kills.

• 25 years ago in 1994

MHS Bandmembers Chris Burke, Emily Stephens, Mike Luken, Robin Mitchell, Aaron Nuss, Tyler Wollam, Phillip Hemming, Amber Duimstra, Cary Struebing, Beth Hansen and Laura Morey practiced for the Extravaganza ’94.

• 40 years ago in 1979

MHS Bobcat Marching Band members Jane Chandler and Mark Williams work on a band fundraiser selling event calendars of all school activities.

Oct. 22

• 10 years ago in 2009

James Swanson, of Marshalltown, was named as Iowa’s representative in the Cosmopolitan magazine’s 50 Hottest Bachelors for 2009.

• 25 years ago in 1994

MHS football squad stunned the Ames Little Cyclones 26-6 as Adam Shephard rushed for 116 yards on 29 carries for one touchdown.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The Lenihan ninth grade football team remained undefeated with the 15-0 win over Ames Central as Kent Stackhouse sparked the defense with 14 tackles.

Oct. 23

• 10 years ago in 2009

Jasmine Deal, a fifth grade student at GMG from Green Mountain, was named a People to People Student Ambassador to Canada for the 2010 summer.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The West Marshall Trojans crushed Woodward-Granger 53-14 as Brian Smith led the offense rushing with 145 yards on 28 carries and three touchdowns.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Miller Junior High students Pat Finnessy, Becky Burk, Glen Jackson and Troy Hotsclaw practiced a scene from the fall play “Finders Creepers.”

Oct. 24

• 10 years ago in 2009

MHS football team beat Fort Dodge 16-10 to secure its first Central Iowa Metro League Iowa Conference championship as Austin Ruddick finished the game with 116 yards rushing on 14 carries and one touchdown.

• 25 years ago in 1994

GMG halfback Ryan Schulte ignited the Wolverines rushing 235 yards on 25 carries and scored three touchdowns in the 27-14 win over Northeast Hamilton.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The Miller ninth grade cheerleaders were: Cindy Sawyer, Patti Lammert, Lori Langcaster, Charlene Miles, Kristin Irvine, Julie Weeden, Ann Ryden, Michelle Wobeter, Sherri Dreessen, Whitney Gethmann, Vicky Ward and Sheri Klaas.

Oct. 25

• 10 years ago in 2009

MHS quarterback Chanse Creekmur was named the Iowa Network Services Class 4A Player of the Week for the game against Waukee when he completed 25-of-39 passes for 346 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for one touchdown.

• 25 years ago in 1994

MHS volleyball team rolled past Newton 15-7, 15-3 and 15-6 as Rebecca Albert was outstanding in nearly all facets of the game as she was 11-for-11 at the net with four kills and 18 assets, 10-of-11 serving with two aces, four digs and six blocks.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The Green Mountain fall play “Your Guests, Our Ghosts” starred the talents of Randy Chesick as Tex; David Groth as Zeke Washington; Annette Squire as Circe the Witch; Lowell Moyer as Colonel Smedley and Jeff Chesick as Andrew.

Oct. 26

• 10 years ago in 2009

The MHS band earned a Division I rating at the Iowa High School Music Association State Marching Band Festival with the performance of “Take One,” a collection of music from movies: “No One Mourns the Wicked,” “Tango,” “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Pinball Wizard.”

• 25 years ago in 1994

Alex Loffgren, Andrea Betts, Jenna Butler and Jason Butler were the winners of a $50 savings bond for the Fire Prevention Poster Contest in Albion.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Records fell as MHS swimmers ripped Central Waterloo 107-64 with Kathy Ryden breaking the 200 yard freestyle and Deb Wuest the 500 yard free records as Wuest, Cory Fleming and Leslie Baum shared the swimmer of the week honors.