King and Queen crowned during Homecoming coronation


The 2017 Marshalltown High School Homecoming Queen and King, Gretchen Benscoter and Lucas Duff.

Marshalltown High School has new Homecoming royalty after the coronation ceremony on September 21. Gretchen Benscoter was named queen and Lucas Duff the king for the festivities at the school. The event also included a pep rally featuring the MHS dance and cheerleading squads and music by the band.

Also on Thursday, a parade made its way through Main Street, with a nice crowd in attendance. Longtime Bobcat athletic public address announcer Butch Baer was honored as parade grand marshal along with his wife Mary Baer. Tying for first place in the float awards were the the junior class float and the art club float.

Homecoming continues Friday night with the football game vs. Newton (7:30 p.m. varsity kick at Leonard Cole Field). The Homecoming dance will be from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the MHS cafeteria.

For more photos from the Homecoming Thursday events, visit the Marshalltown Schools Facebook Page.



Parade grand marshals Butch and Mary Baer.

Art Club

Art club float- tied for first place


Junior class float- tied for first place