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JCC Speech team places 11 at St. Peter meet
March 8, 2014
L to R: Justin Peterson, Nick Reed, Natalie Schlager, Josie Nunez,
Sophia Stumpf, Hunter Klontz, Maddie Isaacson, Tara Porter, Jenna
Sasssenrath, Alix Schmidt, Samantha Swift and Kristin Stoltenberg.
SAINT PETER - The Jackson County Central Speech team had another strong
showing Saturday in Saint Peter with 11 entries making the finals. In the
Varsity finals, Natalie Schlager was 2nd in Prose. In Duo, Natalie
and Nick Reed took 3rd. Josie Nunez was 5th in Poetry.
Hunter Klontz was 7th in Humor. In Creative Expression, Sophia
Stumpf was 7th and Maddie Isaacson was 8th, and Samantha
Swift finished 8th in Extemporary Reading.
In the Novice Finals, Jenna Sassenrath was 1st
in Prose. The Duo team of Kristin Stoltenberg and Alix Schmidt finished 3rd.
Justin Peterson was 4th in Discussion and Tara Porter finished 4th
in Great Speeches.
The JCC Speech team will hold a Public Speech
Night on Thursday, March 20th at the JCC High School from 6 to 8pm.
The last varsity meet of the season is Saturday, March 22 at SMSU in Marshall.
Four injured in one vehicle rollover near Alpha
- March 8, 2014
ALPHA - Four people were injured in a one-vehicle rollover around
7am Saturday morning on Interstate 90 just west of Alpha. 20 year-old Veronique
Johnson of Sioux Falls was driving a 2005 GMC Envoy eastbound on I-90 when she
lost control, entered the median ditch and rolled.
Johnson and two passengers in her car, 4
year-old Danean Smith and 2 year-old Deair Smith were taken to the Sanford
Jackson Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. A third passenger, 26
year-old Victoria Smith of Sioux Falls was taken to the Worthington Hospital
with non-life threatening injuries.
Johnson’s Envoy sustained severe damage during
Sawyer Brown and Aaron Tippin at Clay County Fair
- March 7, 2014
SPENCER- Sawyer Brown, along with special
guest, Aaron Tippin will perform in the grandstand at the 2014 Clay
County Fair. This night of Country Music will also feature a salute
to America’s Veterans on Monday, September 8th at 7:30pm.
Sawyer Brown took America by storm 30 years ago
with their victory on “Star Search” and has had 27 top-20 hits on
the country charts with two #1 hits since then.
Aaron Tippin has crusaded for the working man
and woman since 1990. His honest lyrics and direct, impassioned
vocals have built a large audience with more than 30
Tickets information for this patriotic night
will be available later this spring. Experience all there is to do
“Only at the Fair” September 6-14 at the Clay County Fair in
February Terrific Kids recognized
- February 28, 2014
February’s Terrific Kids were recognized Friday at
For the 21st year, the
Jackson Kiwanis Club honors Terrific Kids monthly throughout the school year.
In addition to the Kiwanis Club, sponsors of the program include Jackson
businesses Burger King, Livewire Printing Company, Santee-Crossing Embers
America, the Historic State Theater, KKOJ/KRAQ, the AmericInn, the JCC Swimming
Pool, the Pizza Ranch, Casey’s and the Dairy Queen. The Terrific Kids are
chosen from nominations that are submitted by teachers and staff during the past
February’s Terrific Kids for being
“Responsible” included Kindergarten student Taylor Schultz, daughter of Matthew
and Kaleen Schultz, First Grader Alexa Gonzales, daughter of Patricia Vongsy and Fourth Grader Lily Mohning, daughter of Chris and Nicole Mohning.
Terrific Kids recognized for being “Respectful”
included Kindergarten student Aidan Rowland, son of Richard and Tori
Rowland, First Grader Kylee Wenzel, daughter of Wade and Brenda Wenzel and
Second Grader Owen Wilkinson, son of Kari Wilkinson and Chad Wilkinson.
Terrific Kids honored for being “Positive”
included First Grader Rey Ybarra, son of Kelly Schley….Third Grader Chloe
Schmidt, daughter of Perry and Amber Egdorf, and Fourth Graders Tori Beaver,
daughter of Christopher and Sarah Beaver and Anthony O’Neill, son of Crystal
Terrific Kids honored for being “Safe” include
Second Grader Caden Thurmer, son of Matt and Darci Thurmer and Fifth Grader
Mason Pohlman, son of Jason and Melanie Pohlman.
The students honored as February’s Terrific
Kids received a Certificate proclaiming them as a Terrific Kid, a magnet, a
button, pencil and certificates from the sponsoring businesses.
Estherville man charged with murder
- February 28, 2014
ESTHERVILLE - An Estherville man has been
arrested in connection to a shooting death on Wednesday. Early
Thursday morning, the Estherville Police Department arrested and
charged 35 year-old Scott Anthony Sudbeck of Estherville with
first-degree murder in the killing of 30 year-old Michaela Lynne
Jordan of Estherville.
Estherville Police responded to a 911 call on
Wednesday night that a person was shot at 2302 3rd Ave in
Estherville. The Estherville police determined Jordan to be deceased
After a joint investigation, a search warrant
was obtained for 721 North 7th Street in Estherville.
The warrant was executed early Thursday morning by the H.E.A.T.
Tacticle Team. Sudbeck was taken into custody and booked into the
Emmet County Jail where he is being held on a $2 million dollar
Investigators obtained two addition search
warrants for another residence and a motor vehicle.
The Estherville Police Department was assisted
in the case by the Emmet County Sheriffs Department, The Iowa
Division of Criminal Apprehension, the Estherville Ambulance
Service, The Iowa State Medical Examiners office, the Emmet County
Medical Center, the Emmet County Attorneys office and the Iowa State
JCC Speech has strong showing at MCW
- February 22, 2014
SHERBURN - The Jackson County Central Speech
Team had another strong showing at Martin County West on Saturday.
Nine of the 12 JCC entries received an award.
Natalie Schlager placed 2nd in
Prose, and placed 2nd in Duo with Nick Reed and Josie
Nunez placed 3rd in Poetry. Other JCC placewinners
include Hunter Klonz, 4th in Humor, Jenna Sassenrath
placed 6th in Prose. Paige Anderson was 7th
in Drama and Sophia Stumpf was 7th in Creative. Maddie
Isaacson and Becca Dose each received a red ribbon.
The Junior High season starts Tuesday with the
6th through 9th graders competing in
Marshall. The next varsity meet is next Saturday in Adrian.