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Dec. 22

• 10 years ago in 2009

The 3-point weapon GMG wielded — 14 buckets — yielded the Wolverines a 71-61 win over East Marshall as Jacob Hlas led the scoring with 23 points, five long balls and Dustin Woebbeking finished with 19 points, four long shots.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The West Marshall wrestlers ran their unbeaten record to 6-0 with the 43-30 defeat of Nevada, rolling up six pins by: Joel Randall, Seth Randall, Jacey Large, Walker Buck, Jacob Randall and Richard Affeldt.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The LDF girls basketball team defeated SEMCO 79-37 as Darla Wolken dropped in 27 points and teammate Robin Gray added 24 to the win.

Dec. 23

• 10 years ago in 2009

The Marshalltown Public Library was awarded a gold LEED certification by the U.S. Green Building Council — first library in Iowa to attain this status — and 1000 Friends of Iowa gave it the 2009 Best Development Award for new commercial development.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Members of the East Marshall eighth grade Quest class, Emily Bowie, Jessie Phipps, Danielle Davis and Tina Kerns served lunch to the homeless at Trinity Lutheran Church in Marshalltown.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The West Marshall wrestlers took championships in seven weight classes to defeat Marshalltown High School JV, Des Moines Roosevelt and Maxwell in the Trojan Invitational. Winning Trojans were: Jeff Arnold, Dan Arnold, Todd Breckenridge, Kevin Jacobs, Jim Clark, Ron Clark and Jeff Goodman.

Dec. 24

• 10 years ago in 2009

BCLUW rolled in its final girls basketball game of the year to a 61-37 win over East Marshall as Krista Morris had a game high of19 points, six rebounds and five assists.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Anson Middle School students Brandi Williamson, Brent Brandmayr, Tim Stubbs, Anne Colson, Sarah Mellows and Kathy Johnson collected food brought in by the different classes destined for the Emergency Food Box.

• 40 years ago in 1979

The BCL Grapplers tallied wins in nine weight classes in the 53-15 romp over BGM as Greg Morris and Craig Schwienebart opened with pins followed by Brent Olson and Brett Rhodes winning by forfeit, Bruce Olson on a decision and the last four by pin: Jeff King, Mark Schwienebart, Jeff Butters and Ellis McKibben.

Dec. 25

• 10 years ago in 2009

The Marshalltown High School boys swim team members Brandt Bergman, Mike Chase and Spencer Swartz counted change they collected to donate to the House of Compassion — $300.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Four members of Shaw Taekwondo tested for black belts: John Schuler, Jason Nusbaum, Laura Nelson, all first degree and Kevin Powers, second degree black belt. Nusbaum, 11, became the youngest Shaw Taekwondo to receive a black belt.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Winners of the bowling Candy Bar Sales contest were: first, Scott Anderson who sold 300 and won a new bowling ball; second, Tracy Taylor, sold 136 and won a radio; third, Randy Hazen sold 132 and won a T-shirt from the T-Shirt Factory and fourth, Nick Caldwell sold 77 and received a gift certificate from Sports World.

Dec. 26

• 10 years ago in 2009

The Jeff and Megan Teske family of Garwin and their three sons: Noah, Brock and Colin were named the 2009 Family of the Year.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Corey Beyer was initiated into Delta Sigma Phi fraternity at Morningside College based on exemplary character, potential for academic excellence and superior leadership qualities.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Jeff Bryant and sister Cindy had an adventure when they broke off a chunk of ice in Linn Creek and floated down stream where they attempted to disembark two feet from shore on thin ice resulting in a crack, a splash and a brisk, cold walk home.

Dec. 27

• 10 years ago in 2009

Olivia Ryan, fourth grade student at Anson Elementary won the 2009 Marshall Landfill Poster/Calendar Contest.

• 25 years ago in 1994

The GMG boys basketball team undefeated at 7-0 broke into the Associated Press Prep Boys Top 10 Rankings for Class 1A making an appearance in the ninth position.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Winners of the Marshalltown Football League sweepstakes drawing for four trips to the Rose Bowl were Pam and Don McCullough and Sherry and Mike McCoy.

Dec. 28

• 10 years ago in 2009

Grundy Center boys at 8-0 and a loss by previously top-ranked Solon moved the Spartans into a tie for the No. 1 ranking in Class 2A in the Associated Press poll.

• 25 years ago in 1994

U.S. Senator Tom Harkin announced that Scott Jon Benson, of Marshalltown, was a candidate for the Military Academy at West Point and Christina Freiberg, of State Center, was nominated for the Air Force Academy.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Lori Paglia and Beth Fenton worked with other G-Y Club members decorating the Elmwood Country Club for the annual Snowball dance with this year’s theme, “Crystal Snowball.”