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Times Ago

Nov. 3

• 10 years ago in 2009

Marshalltown High School rallied from behind to beat Waukee 31-26 in the first round of the Class 4A state playoffs as Chanse Creekmur threw three touchdowns after halftime.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The East Marshall High School production of “Guys and Dolls” starred the talents of Stephanie Beane, Jill Buchland, Sarah Underhill, Elizabeth Ryan, Doug Mangum, Cameron Schultz and Brian Wogen.

• 40 years ago in 1979

LDF Warhawks ripped Lynnville-Sully 51-22 as fullback Stan Overstake led the scoring with 151 yards on 17 carries for four touchdowns.

Nov. 4

• 10 years ago in 2009

MHS grad Jill Lageschulte finished 46th overall at the Missouri Valley Conference Cross Country Championships to help the University of Northern Iowa Panthers grab seventh place.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Marshalltown Community College’s one-act murder mystery, “Sleuth,” starred Mike Stuckmyer, Shelley Armstrong, Simon Arends, Christopher Hartwig, Joe Glocke, Kelly Quaife and Angie Suchan.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The Lenihan ninth grade girls basketball team bombed Anson Junior High 78-39 as Lisa Brink popped in 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds; Jill Egnew tallied 19 points and Val Varnum added 15.

Nov. 5

• 10 years ago in 2009

More than 40 GMG students participated in the No Shave November campaign — a fundraiser for Youth and Shelter Services — including Joe Barloon, Will Worden and Hannah VanGundy.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The MHS forensic team brought hom top honors from the 59th Annual Brindley Forensic Tournament: Sara Nelson won tournament championship in the Lincoln-Douglas debate and Amy Swope was runner-up; Jason Mathison was named superior senator; Amrut Ambardekar was named extemporaneous speaking champion.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The Miller ninth grade girls basketball team rolled past Newton 63-39 with Kelly Sudenga leading the scoring with 22 points followed by Vickie Ward with 13 points.

Nov. 6

• 10 years ago in 2009

MHS football squad battled its way to a 31-21 victory over Ankeny and its first ever final four as Jarred Carlson, Kyle Carnahan and Cole Grewell each intercepted the Ankeny quarterback.

• 25 years ago in 1994

MHS swim team recorded a second place finish at the girls state swimming championship with 162 points as Heather Rouse, Angie Veld, Staci Nelson and Katie Bloom grabbed second in the 200 yard free relay.

• 40 years ago in 1979

MHS students Monica Keown, bassoonist, and Maureen Mafar, flutist were chosen for the 210-piece orchestra and 285-piece band, respectively, that would appear in the Festival Concert at Hilton Coliseum in Ames.

Nov. 7

• 10 years ago in 2009

Top-ranked North Tama Redhawks charged into the Class A football semifinals with the 39-0 skunking of WACO as quarterback Brandon Boerm threw for 167 yards and three touchdowns and Caleb Edwards carried the ball twice for 92 yards and received seven passes for 86 yards and three touchdowns.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The Class 3A No. 6-ranked South Tama Trojans slapped a 18-0 loss on Waverly-Shell Rock in the state playoff quarterfinals as Brandon Rutledge rushed for 167 yards on 28 carries.

• 40 years ago in 1979

SEMCO students practiced for the performance of the play, “The Mousetrap,” by Agatha Christie: Mike Gould played Detective Sgt. Trotter; Tim Kinnaird played the innkeeper; Mark Lovig, the architect and Teresa Smith played the innkeeper’s wife, Mollie.

Nov. 8

• 10 years ago in 2009

Meredith Johnson capped her MHS swimming career with the ‘Cats first and second state titles as she won the 50 yard freestyle and the 100 yard freestyle.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Dawn Moore, a 1988 MHS grad, was inducted into the Iowa State University Chapter of Golden Key National Honor Society for being in the top 2 percent of her field and carrying a 4.0 GPA.

• 40 years ago in 1979

LDF’s fall play “The Boy Who Could Change the World” starred Jeff Smaha as George who was trying to be wooed by Mozelle played by Kari Niederhauser as they rehearsed a scene from the play.

Nov. 9

• 10 years ago in 2009

MHS baseball pitcher Jimmy Six threw 314 strikeouts in 42 games to set a new team record and became the Times-Republican All Area Player of the Year finishing the season with an 11-4 record and a 1.21 ERA.

• 25 years ago in 1994

A number of Marshalltown runners completed in the State AAU Cross Country meet and qualified for the National AAU meet: Michael Bell and Craig Cartier, midget boys division; Neil Peter and Ryan Bell, youth division; Rich Miller, Mark Anderson and Travis Kaput, intermediate division; Charlie Kelly, Mike Klaas and Matt Bratt, young men’s with Kelly qualifying by winning the State AAU meet.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Talented trombonist and Marshalltown native, Nick Lane, received critical accolades for his performance as a featured soloist, arranger and composer of “Hot,” a new smash album by jazz great Maynard Ferguson.