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Dec. 15

• 10 years ago in 2009

A steady, unrelenting effort helped the Marshalltown High School boys swim team to a 100-70 win over Grinnell as Brian Bacon won the 200 freestyle, the 100 backstroke and was on Marshalltown’s only winning relay — the 200 freestyle relay.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The Marshalltown Community College women won its fifth straight game as they defeated Ellsworth 72-52 with Shelley Delger leading the Tigers with 22 points followed by Stephanie Yauk’s 14 points.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The MHS two centers — Tim Walljasper and Dave Heddens — combined for a total of 18 points and 1 rebounds that when added to Steve DeVenney’s 14 points and Don Miller’s 10 resulted in the defeat of West Waterloo 62-51.

Dec. 16

• 10 years ago in 2009

The West Marshall girls downed Gladbrook-Reinbeck 51-39 as Molly Underwood led the way for the Trojans with 20 points.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The unbeaten West Marshall wrestlers ran its dual meet record to 3-0 beating Ogden 52-23 as Joel Randall started off the match with a pin and Jacey Large, Walker Buck, Jacob Randall and Kevin Doser all pinned their opponents.

• 40 years ago in 1979

MHS wrestlers rolled up 149 points to capture the Warrior Invitation as they posted 20 of 28 match wins, 11 of them by pin and with Kevin Lynk and Clint Walters being named champions.

Dec. 17

• 10 years ago in 2009

Five area high school seniors were named academic all-state by the Iowa Track Coaches Association: Patrick Fink, of MHS; Tyler Sunkle, Tommy Kuhl and James Kang, BCLUW and AGWSR’s Chelsea Keninger.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Hoglan Carolers including Christina Gillem and Andy Yakel had fun singing the “12 Days of Christmas” for customers at Brenton Bank.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The Grundy Center wrestlers took nine of 12 matches to defeat Gladbrook 49-13 as Charlie Evans, Curt Stumberg, Todd Stumberg, Rick Ruebel, Larry Cranston and Jim Kahleach all won by pin.

Dec. 18

• 10 years ago in 2009

Bobcat middle hitter in volleyball, Lauren Lockhart, was selected as the Times-Republican All-Area Volleyball Player of the Year.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The High Hopes Children’s Choir featuring cast members Lisa Odor, Logan Squiers, Mark Odor, Vanessa Tychsen and Katie Cruikshank prepared for the performance of “A Shepard’s Story.”

• 40 years ago in 1979

Winner of the Miss Congeniality award in the Iowa Dairy Princess Contest at the Iowa Dairy Convention was Peggy Lyon, of Toledo.

Dec. 19

• 10 years ago in 2009

West Marshall’s Drake and Dalton Ferch lead the Trojan charge with 18 points and six steals and 19 points and four assists, respectively, as West Marshall defeated BCLUW 85-43.

• 25 years ago in 1994

St. Mary’s students Emily Hayes, Brittany Bermudez, Kyle Miller, Nathan Schmitz, Ryan Shore, Mary McCann, Sarah Simons, Megan Bowman and Colby Cowan were the cast for “I Wish You Jesus,” a musical play of love and faith at Christmas.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Patty Fisher and Kris Sade provided fine individual records of 27 points and 13 rebounds, respectively, to push the Bobcats to a 65-60 victory over Ames.

Dec. 20

• 10 years ago in 2009

MHS Holiday Singers: Brittany Hurlie, Jessica Atcher, Charlotte Schorle, Zoe Harris, Kalika Jasckel, Colleen Grady, Nick LeWarne, Joseph Schoborg, Philip Kirner and Derek Dalluge performed for the Noon Optimist Club.

• 25 yers ago in 1994

MHS senior cheerleaders Angie Bryant, Erim Schrader and Keely Casady were among seven Iowans chosen as a Universal Cheerleader to join others representing the U.S. in the London New Year’s Day Parade.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The Anson boys basketball squad took a pair of games from Miller as the ninth grade team won 65-50 and the eighth grade squad won 43-30 as Joel Bolar dropped in 21 points for the ninth grade team and Mike Oleson led the eighth graders with 14 points.

Dec. 21

• 10 years ago in 2009

Astronomer Chris Burke, a 1995 graduate of MHS, while working on a research team at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for astrophysics discovered a “super-Earth” orbiting a red dwarf star 40 light years away.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The Bobcats edged passed Newton for a 58-52 win as Mike Burggraaf led the scoring with 13 points followed by Eric Lynch’s 12 points.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The BCL wrestlers moved its dual meet record to 4-0 with the 51-9 romp over LDF as Allen Hoff, Paul Zern and Jeff King all won their matches by pinning the opponent.

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