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Dec. 29

• 10 years ago in 2009

The University of Northern Iowa Panthers extended its winning streak to nine-in-a-row as they defeated Creighton 60-52 with Ali Farokhmanesh leading the Panthers with 15 points.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Sherrill Foote, of Marshalltown, was notified she would be listed in the 1995-96 edition of Marquis “Who’s Who in the World.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Renae Weidner and Shane Walgamuth were one of the couples that attended the annual G-Y “Snowball” dance.

Dec. 30

• 10 years ago in 2009

It isn’t often a coach threatens to quit after a win, but Iowa State University women’s basketball Coach Bill Fennelly apologized for the lackadaisical play of this players in the 66-62 win over North Carolina A&T and said he would resign if it happened again.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Scott Boston, of Marshalltown, was nominated for admittance to the U.S. Military Academy by U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Prolific composer of melodies from such hit Broadway shows as “Oklahoma,” “South Pacific” and “The King and I,” Richard Rodgers died at the age of 77.

Dec. 31

• 10 years ago in 2009

The ISU Cyclone football team finished the season with a 14-13 victory over Minnesota to bring home the Insight Bowl trophy.

• 25 years ago in 1994

Sally Allen and Tiffany Cruikshank along with other sixth through eighth grade students took a babysitting clinic sponsored by Mother and Child Wellness.

• 40 years ago in 1979

Daniel Clayton was named to the Academic Honor List at Southwest State University in Marshall, Minn.

Jan. 1

• 10 years ago in 2010

The Iowa women’s basketball team defeated Wisconsin 61-51 as Kachine Alexander led the Hawkeyes with 21 points and 10 rebounds.

• 25 years ago in 1995

Lisa Shepard, of Marshalltown, was named to the Southwest Missouri State University honor roll for full-time students earning 3.5 GPA or better.

• 40 years ago in 1980

Marine Pfc. Harlan Hickman, of Conrad, was promoted to this present rank while serving with First Force Service Support Group at Camp Pendleton.

Jan. 2

• 10 years ago in 2010

Adam Koch scored 16 points and Johnny Moran dropped in 15 points to lead the UNI Panthers to a 65-46 victory over Evansville to win the 10th game in a row.

• 25 years ago in 1995

Enjoying the snowy weather sledding down St. Henry’s hill were Eric McGehee, Curtis Sewell, John LaVille and Eddie Morris.

• 40 years ago in 1980

The first baby of the New Year was a boy born at 7:01 p.m. on New Years Day to Wayne and Delores Chabot. Nacona Jean weighed 6 pounds, 2.5 ounces.

Jan. 3

• 10 years ago in 2010

MMSC’s first baby of the New Year was born at 7 p.m. on New Years Day. Taylor Reese Larson, daughter of Dana Overstake and James Larson, of Le Grand, weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 20 inches in length.

• 25 years ago in 1995

The West Marshall girls used a strong second half to run its season record to 7-1 with the 54-32 win over Colo-NESCO as Shannon Blood posted 19 points and nine rebounds.

• 40 years ago in 1980

Youngsters Richard Matherly and Andy Hobbs were forced to construct their fort out of leaves and brush as there was no snow to be found.

Jan. 4

• 10 years ago in 2010

Patrick Fink, Marshalltown High School senior, applied his skills and ddeterminationused in track and cross country to his schoolwork and was named an academic all-state in cross country.

• 25 years ago in 1995

The MHS boys swim team grabbed a 103-67 win over Boone as DJ Heller and Christiano Barros each claimed two individual wins: Heller, the 50-yard freestyle and the 100 breaststroke and Barros, the 200 individual medley and the 100 butterfly.

• 40 years ago in 1980

Top seeded amateur golfer Ivan Miller, of Eldora, was ranked fourth in the 1979 state amateur rankings.

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