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Times Ago

Oct. 27

• 10 years ago in 2009

BCLUW’s Haddie Vawter led the pack at the Class 1A Regional Meet to grab a first place finish and send the Comets to the state cross country meet in Fort Dodge

• 25 years ago in 1994

Astronaut Mike Mullane discussed some of the equipment used by NASA with East Marshall students Shaun Dormer, Phil Gonzalez and Kimberly Steveson as Sarah Harding took the position Mullane would use in take-off.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The Bobcats defeated West Waterloo 21-6 on a 64 yard punt return by slotback Steve DeVenney and a 27 yard touchdown bomb from quarterback Brad Zeitner to wide receiver Theron Schutte.

Oct. 28

• 10 years ago in 2009

The West Marshall Trojans overcame two prior volleyball losses to Gladbrook-Reinbeck to defeat them 25-22, 22-25, 25-23 and 25-21 and advanced to the Class 2A Region 7 semifinals as Taylor Davis led the Trojans with 11 assists, Jordan Weitzell added 13 digs and Terami Kerwood had a team-high five blocks.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Marshalltown High School volleyball team swept pas Ames 15-1, 15-8 and 15-10 in the Class 3A semifinals as Sarah Eads had a big night with 25-of-29 up front, 10 kills, four digs and 12-of-12 serving with two aces.

• 40 years ago in 1979

England transplants Christine Dent, Anne Dent and Phillip got their first taste of Halloween as neighbors Cindy Webb and Cherie Webb invited them over to carve pumpkins.

Oct. 29

• 10 years ago in 2009

The No. 4 ranked Bobcat football team won its first postseason game in school history as they defeated No. 10 ranked Indianola 49-14 as Jarred Carlson scored four touchdowns off of passes from Chanse Creekmur for 14 catches and 200 yards.

• 25 years ago in 1994

No. 10 ranked GMG finished with an 8-1 record as they defeated Alden 26-16 with Ryan Schulte leading the offense with 187 yards on 25 carries while Dan Slingluff led the defense with 12 tackles.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The 4-H livestock judging team of Rusty and Rod Hibbs, of Albion, and Tom and Jerry Donaldson, of Liscomb, won first place in the Invitational LinMar/Central City Livestock Judging Contest.

Oct. 30

• 10 years ago in 2009

MHS junior Amy Stiehl qualified for the third straight year for the state diving competition with a score of 334.9 on 11 dives at the regional meet.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Boy Scout Skip Boston and fellow Scouts Andrew Allen and Dave Stanfield worked on Boston’s Eagle Scout project of building a raccoon cage for the Animal Rescue League.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Four MHS swimmers placed in the Iowa Girls High School Swimming & Diving Power Ratings: Kathy Ryden, Ann Ryden, Bonnie Purvis and Patty Lynch and the 200 medley relay team of Ann and Kathy Ryden, Deb Wuest and Lynch.

Oct. 31

• 10 years ago in 2009

East Marshall High School students that qualified for the All-State Music Festival included: Teresa Dolash, Sharese Mullikin, Gilberto Espinoza, Andrew Rubenbauer and Tyler Mullikin.

• 25 years ago in 1994

MHS Cross Country runner Charlie Kelly sprinted to a second place finish in the Class 3A state cross country meet to help the Bobcats to a fifth place team finish.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Jeremiah Griswold at Head Start celebrated Halloween with a party, a lifesize pumpkin and masks the children had made earlier in the week.

Nov. 1

• 10 years ago in 2009

The BCLUW cross country boys grabbed second place in the Class 1A race as Dane McDonald finished second and Levi Storjohann placed sixth to lead the Comets.

• 25 years ago in 1994

No. 10 ranked Eldora-New Providence Tigers volleyball squad defeated Northeast Hamilton in four sets, 10-15, 15-4, 15-2 and 15-5 and advanced to the Class 1A regional finals against North Iowa of Buffalo Center as Abbie Brown pounded out 35-of-38 spikes with a whopping 23 kills.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Area singers chosen for the Marshalltown Community College Dynamics group were: Julie Perry, Deatra Barnes, Sandy Smith, Cindy Greenwood, Jeff Brandt and Rollie Grady, all of Marshalltown; Peggy Keen, of Le Grand; Bill Carey, of Garwin; Scott Ternus, of Tama and Tony Muller, of Haverhill.

Nov. 2

• 10 years ago in 2009

Sean Nyuon, a second grade student at Rogers Elementary, plays the bass xylophone and his leadership skills make him a role model for fellow students.

• 25 years ago in 1994

BCLUW High School Theatre Department students, Bill McLeland, Talia Norman, Toby Elliott and Rachel Groepper rehearsed a scene from “Dear Phoebe,” a comedy production.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Marshall County 4-Her’s advancing to the RAVE finals from District 5 were Bradley Hamilton, 9 and Heidi Beane, 9.

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