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Times Ago

Nov. 24

• 10 years ago in 2009

The Iowa Newspaper Association All-State Football Teams First Team included area players on offense: Jarred Carlson and Chanse Creekmur, Marshalltown High School; Drake Ferch, West Marshall; Dylan Youel, North Tama. Defense: Jon Vance and Aaron Gonzalez, MHS; Levi Ross, Grundy Center; Matt Popelka, Grant Vesely and James Weida, North Tama.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The Iowa Newspaper Association All-State Football Selections placed MHS end Ben Buchan on first team defense and MHS linebacker Craig Swanson named to second team defense.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The South Tama Trojans trounced Urbandale 71-63 as Sandy Hagge and Dina Keahna led the Trojans with 24 points each.

Nov. 25

• 10 years ago in 2009

MHS boys’ swim team left Des Moines Hoover in their wake as they won 106-57 with Brian Bacon winning the 200 yard individual medley and the 100 freestyle while Mike Gettemy was the winner of the 500 freestyle and the 200 free.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Floyd Harthun was presented with a $1,000 honorarium which was donated to Marshalltown Community College for scholarships for Jim Bielfelt and John Pace.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The Jules Gerwin family consisting of John and Beth Gerwin and sons Brett and Scott, Ken Gerwin and wife Gail with daughters Karen and Kathryn Beth, patriarch Jules and wife Roberta not only celebrated Thanksgiving, but struck up the family band as well.

Nov. 26

• 10 years ago in 2009

The MCC women basketball team went to 6-1 for the season and climbed to No. 9 on the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II rankings.

• 25 years ago in 1994

MHS forensic team racked up the awards as Amrut Ambardekar was Iowa Forensic League tournament champion; Jason Mathison was Varsity tournament champ in the Lincoln-Douglas debate at the Muscatine Invitational and Robin Mitchell won top Congress award for competitive congress and was named presiding officer.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Julia Shearer appeared in two performances of Handel’s Messiah during Thanksgiving week activities at Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C.

Nov. 27

• 10 years ago in 2009

No. 9 nationally ranked MCC women held off the final attack of No. 7 ranked Kishwaukee to take the first round in the Comfort Inn Classic to win 77-76 as Kwinnyata Mercer blocked the last lay-up and scored 26 points to the win.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Anson and Miller Middle School youths honored by the Morning Optimist Club during “Youth Appreciation Week” were: Leslie Johnson, Melissa Guthrie, Jared Gulbranson and Andrew Howard.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Jane Chandler and brothers Matt and Joel were prepared for the YMCA-YWCA Afton Alps three-day ski trip over the Christmas break holiday.

Nov. 28

• 10 years ago in 2009

Four area volleyball players received mention on the Iowa Girls’ Coaches Association All-State Teams: Class 4A, Lauren Lockhart, MHS, special mention; Jordan Loney, MHS, honorable mention; Class 2A, Abby Graves, Grundy Center, special mention and North Tama’s Kelsey Upah, Class 1A, honorable mention.

• 25 years ago in 1994

MHS girls’ basketball squad defeated Waverly-Shell Rock 70-40 in the Marshalltown Classic as Melissa Morford and Rianne Pfaltzgraff helped the ‘Cats roll to the win with 19 points and 11 rebounds and 71 points, respectively.

• 40 years ago in 1979

MHS girls downed Central Waterloo 69-51 as Patti Fisher scored 20 points and Connie Seffinga dropped in 22 points toward the cause.

Nov. 29

• 10 years ago in 2009

The MCC Tiger women stunned another unbeaten team in the Comfort Inn Classic when they beat Highland Community College 84-79 as Mercer poured in a season-high 28 points.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The MHS sophomore girls won a tight game over Ankeny 39038 as Jill Crosser hit a shot inside with 58 seconds left to take the lead and then the defense held on for the win.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The MCC Tiger cheerleaders were mascot, Megan Winters; main cheerleaders: Lori Marsh, Julie Gull, Shawn Bloom and Renate Slocum.

Nov. 30

• 10 years ago in 2009

Rachel Ellefson, alto, and David Laughlin, trombone, prepared for the 2009 Christmas at Wartburg Concert themed “Tidings of Great Joy.”

• 25 years ago in 1994

The MCC Tigers women’s basketball team romped over Simpson JV squad 97-77 as Shelley Delger led the tigers with 29 points and six rebounds and Shelley Bricker dropped in 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The MHS boys’s swim team whipped West Waterloo 93-79 as Doug Knoll won two events: the 200 yard individual medley and the 100 yard backstroke as Rick Ritland won the 100 yard butterfly and teamed with Don Lillibridge, Lee Egleston and Kevin Pugh to wwonthe 200 medley relay.