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Times Ago

Nov. 17

• 10 years ago in 2009

The Bobcats defense held strong as they kept Des Moines Dowling in check defeating the Maroons 28-25 and advanced to the Class 4A championship football game as Jon Vance had a team-high 8.5 tackles.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Three BCL players were named to the Class 1A District 4 first team: senior defensive back Elijah Cuvelier and senior linebackers Mark Gorder and Mike Rogers.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The Marshalltown High School girls’ basketball team opened its season up with a 78-53 win over Knoxville as Ann Knickerbocker was perfect from the line going 6-for-6 as Shari Wolfs hit 13-of-26 from the field and Connie Seffinga went 11-for-18.

Nov. 18

• 10 years ago in 2009

The Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball squad ran rough shod over Graceland University with the 118-65 win in the season home opener.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Anson Middle School students Nathan Krier, Janell Wymer and Chris Hilsabeck practiced a scene from “Nightchills” Tales of Mystery and Terror,” a three-play performance using the writings of Edgar Allen Poe.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The Green Mountain girls whipped BCL 57-38 as Rhonda Groth poured in 31 points and pulled down 11 rebounds followed by Jody Nicholson’s 10 rebounds.

Nov. 19

• 10 years ago in 2009

The MCC womens’ basketball squad turned on the defense and defeated South Australia Sports Institute 65-52 as Kwinnyata Mercer starred for the Tigers with a double/double, 20 points and 14 rebounds.

• 25 years ago in 1994

MHS students Ben Street, Scott Browns, Jeff Bush and Ben Reisner learned proper ways to do infant and adult CPR.

• 40 years ago in 1979

YMCA Thimble Theater practiced a play written by native Diana Helmer called “The Snow Queen” and starred Kae Bendixen, as a young boy cursed by the Snow Queen with a heart of ice; Kristie Burns as the Snow Queen and Katie Kapaun as the girl who loved the boy.

Nov. 20

• 10 years ago in 2009

MHS brought home the Class 4A runner-up trophy as Iowa City High defeated the ‘Cats 42-14 with Jarred Carlson and Ty Steffensen scoring the two touchdowns.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Green Mountain native Kris Michels enjoyed an outstanding volleyball career at GMG and Simpson College and capped her senior year at Simpson with the Most Valuable Player honor in the Iowa Conference.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Using their time in the Anson Junior High Target Program for talented and gifted students, Beth Gauerke and Dinann Delfs co-edited the Anson Memory Book.

Nov. 21

• 10 years ago in 2009

America Recycles Poster Contest winners were: Autumn Peterson, Angel Schewe, Reahna Van Rees, Mallory Fisher, Nathan Hayes, KaeLynne Meling, Olivia Ryan, Aspen Chadderdon, Josie Claassen, Austin Cox (Grand Prize Winner), Haley Kilborn, Payson Gillispie and Kennedy Kimberley.

• 25 years ago in 1994

MCC womens’ basketball team rolled to a 77-67 victory over Lake Region Junior College of North Dakota in the Bud Lite Classic Tournament as Stephanie Yauk and Shelley Bricker pumped in 23 and 22 points, respectively.

• 40 years ago in 1979

MHS senior Connie Seffinga led the offense going 12-for-18 plus 3-of-3 free throws as the Bobcats downed West Waterloo 68-33.

Nov. 22

• 10 years ago in 2009

South Tama girls basketball team won their season opener 45-17 as Katie Plantz had a double/double — 15 points and 10 rebounds.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Emily Mick, Rogers Elementary fifth grade student, participated in the TAR WARS project where the students made posters or wrote and recorded radio public service announcements about not using tobacco.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Vincent D. Fisher, 1979 NESCO grad, completed recruit training at the Naval Training Center in San Diego, Calif.

Nov. 23

• 10 years ago in 2009

Traer was set to host “Strolling on Second Street” from 11 a.m. to noon on Nov. 28 with live models in the storefronts and caroling.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Eight South Tama football players were named to the Class 3A District 4 first team: on offense: Chad Vest, Ryan Ridout and Brandon Rutledge; on defense: Nate Roberts, Bryan Bryd, Dru Weidner, West Hand and Travis Savage.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Carol Martin used her seven-day, six-night trip to Montreal and Quebec City that she won in a Seifert’s store drawing for her honeymoon.