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Dec. 1

• 10 years ago in 2009

The Marshalltown High School boys’ swim team moved to avenge the past three losses to Mason City in the 102-68 victory over the Mohawks with Brian Bacon and Mauricio Chacon being four-event winners.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Miller Middle School students Misty Cooperider, Elizabeth Brant, Michelle Baltes and Kniambi Jonestock stocked the shelves of the House of Compassion with cans collected in a school food drive.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Anson Junior High students Ellen Peterson, Laura Pratt and Missy Vanderley practiced on one of the seven scenes and one act plays to be presented at the Drama Club Sharing Night.

Dec. 2

• 10 years ago in 2009

The BCLUW girls’ basketball squad used a monster fourth quarter to rally from behind and win 57-37 over Dike-New Hartford as Nicole Fisher had a team high 19 points and Jamie Fisher and Krista Morris each added 10 points.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Amy Nordman, Melissa Milliken and Tami Huff practiced their roles in “The Nutcracker” featuring more than 75 local dancers.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The MHS boys’ basketball team defeated Waverly-Shell Rock in the season opener 55-40 as Steve DeVenney and Tim Walljasper led the offense with 14 points each followed by Brad Zeitner with 12 points.

Dec. 3

• 10 years ago in 2009

Grundy Center’s Trevor Hook racked up a double-double with 29 points and 10 rebounds in the 76-55 win over Hudson.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The Bobcat boys’ basketball team opened the season with a 75-55 romp over Waverly-Shell Rock as three ‘Cats scored in double figures: Kenny Diggins led with 17 points, Jerry Dobbins added 16 points and Mike Burggraaf finished with 11 points.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The MHS debate team won first place at the Bull Creek Speech & Debate Tournament as the novice debate division quartet of Allen Stevens and Doug Grier for the affirmative and David Daugherty and Greg Beem for the negative had a combined seven wins and one loss.

Dec. 4

• 10 years ago in 2009

The MHS boys’ bowling team defeated Southeast Polk 2,810-2,775 as Shane Arment rolled a 233 and finished with a 429 set followed by Cody Taylor’s pair of games in the 200s and a 409 set.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The GMG Wolverines defeated Gladbrook-Reinbeck in the finals 66-44 to win the Quad Tournament as Jeff Fouch led the offense with a game-high 25 points followed by J.C. Welton’s 16 points.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The three elementary students whose posters advanced to the State Competition for National Career Guidance Week were: Jeff Lovell, first; Heather Peterson, second and Todd Kane, third.

Dec. 5

• 10 years ago in 2009

East Marshall students Trent Harem and Brodie Beadle made a presentation about technology at East Marshall at the State Educational Technology Directors Association in Washington, D.C.

• 25 years ago in 1994

MHS junior distance runner Charlie Kelly earned all-American honors while competing in the National AAU Cross Country Meet in the young men’s division coming in fourth out of 200 runners.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The Garwin girls and boys’ basketball teams scored a pair of wins against Green Mountain as the girls won 76-72 in overtime with Donna Rohach leading the offense with 30 points. The boys had an easier victory, 60-49, as David Bacon led with 17 points followed by Scott Drury with 14 points and six rebounds.

Dec. 6

• 10 years ago in 2009

East Marshall basketball player Abby Nuese’s steal and lay up provided the final lead change in the 44-38 win over North Tama as Nuese was the lead scorer with 11 points.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Marshalltown Community College girls flew by Iowa Central Community College 102-55 as Shelley Delger had a game high 25 points followed by Danielle Bagbey’s 17 points, Stephanie Yauk’s 15 points and Kim Baker and Molly Martenson’s 12 points each.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Jana Abbe pumped in 27 points to help Lenihan ninth graders win 62-44 over Anson.

Dec. 7

• 10 years ago in 2009

Colo-NESCO players Brandon Eley with 24 points and Travis Guy with 16 combined for 40 points in the 63-38 smashing of South Hardin.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The MCC mens’ basketball squad easily rolled past Iowa Central 98-81 as Ryan Johnston poured in 22 points to lead the Tigers followed by DeAndre Harris and Chad Hook with 14 points each and Floyd Hull adding 12 points.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The intense wrestling of MHS heavyweight Clint Walters saved the meet for Marshalltown by pinning Ankeny’s Al Rewalt to give the ‘Cats a 28-21 victory.

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