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MN Dept of Commerce sets information meetings
Apr 18, 2014
SAINT PAUL - The Minnesota Department of
Commerce will hold public information meetings to provide
opportunities for public comment regarding a proposed Minnesota to
Iowa transmission line. The Department of Commerce recently
released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed
345 kilovolt transmission line.
Public Meetings will
be held in Fairmont on Tuesday, April 22 from 1 to 6pm at the
Knights of Columbus Hall, in Jackson on Wednesday, April 23 from 1
to 6pm at the National Guard Armory and in Blue Earth on Thursday,
April 24th from 1 to 6pm at Hamilton Hall.
Department staff will make a brief presentation
at each meeting. Following the presentation, members of the public
will have the opportunity to provide comments. Each meeting will
offer the same information.
The Draft Environmental Impact Statement is
available for viewing at the public libraries in Jackson, Lakefield,
Sherburn, and Fairmont.
GreenTouch spruce-up at Kilen Woods
Apr 18, 2014
JACKSON - Federated Rural Electric in Jackson
has set Saturday, May 3rd as spring clean up day at Kilen
Woods State Park. Federated employees, customers and the general
public are invited to Kilen Woods from 9am to 1pm to help pick up
litter on the hiking trails, trim branches, scoop our fire pits,
rake tent sites, clean the picnic shelter and shower buildings, pick
up fallen branches and scrape and paint picnic tables. A free lunch
will be served by Federated.
This year marks the 15th year of
partnership between Touchstone Energy Cooperative and the Minnesota
You do not need to be a Federated member to
volunteer and all volunteers need to RSVP by noon on May 2nd.
To register, you can call Andrea at Federated at 847-3520, 728-8366,
1-800-321-3520 or by e-mail at email@example.com to ensure that
lunch is ordered for all volunteers. All volunteers receive free
access to the park on that day.
Earth Day at Dickinson County Nature Center
Apr 17, 2014
OKOBOJI - The Dickinson County Conservation
Board will host their annual Earth Day Celebration today from 4 to
8pm at the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji. A variety of
events will be held from 4 to 6:30pm including outdoor hikes,
children’s activities and make-and-take spring crafts.
Jane Shuttleworth, education coordinator at the
Iowa Lakeside Laboratory in Milford, will lead wetland frog hikes at
4 and 5pm. There will also be bird hikes at 4:30 and 5:30pm.
Inside the nature center, Naturalists will
present live animal demonstrations including rats and snakes.
At 7pm, Rich Leopold, former director of the
Iowa Department of Natural Resources, will present the keynote
address “Tales of a Natural Resources Administrator: A Collection of
Wins and Losses”.
Council approves Jackson
Apr 15, 2014
JACKSON - The Jackson City Council met in
regular session last night with all members present. Greg Mitchell
addressed to council regarding Part 2 of the Wellhead protection
plan. With no action necessary, this was tabled until the next
The council approved the Jackson Crossing Plat
in the southeast corner of the intersection of Highway 71 and
Bill Radio with Missouri River Energy Services
addressed the council regarding the status of the Jackson Crew.
They have an offer out to a new crew chief and leads on a couple
other lineman. Radio explained that MRES needs to go to a four man
crew to serve Jackson and that if the city wants to take back
electric service they can. There was no action necessary by the
Dee Nestegard addressed the council about
introducing a Summer Lunch Program for the Jackson youth. A number
of Jackson children receive free and reduced lunches during the
school year and then go hungry during the summer. The council
approved Nestegard using the shelter house at Ashley Park for an
hour around noon on Wednesdays and any other day if open to serve
the lunches contingent upon Nestegard obtaining liability insurance.
The council approved the bid from Erickson
Trucks and Parts for the Cable TV/Electric Building. There was no
value to the bid. Erickson will receive the building and will
remove the concrete pad and footings at no cost to the city.
The council approved the bid of $53,500 from
Svoboda Contracting for demolition of the City Public Works
Building. The bid from Svoboda was around $3,000 higher than a bid
from Beemer out of Fairmont, but the council felt it important to
support a local business that does a lot for the community.
In other action, the council approved rezoning
a Service Business District to R-2, approved the joint city/county
Mechanic Agreement, adopted Ordinance No. 77 for a property exchange
with the JEDC and sell the property to Southwest Minnesota Housing
Partnership for $1, authorized entering into a lease with the state
of Minnesota for two years for leased premises at the Jackson
Municipal Airport and accepted donations for the Jackson Pool.
Schlager named Lions Students of the Quarter
Apr 14, 2014
Jackson County Central High School Seniors Samantha Swift and
Natalie Schlager were honored Monday night as the Jackson Lions'
Students of the Third Quarter.
Samantha Swift, daughter of Steve and Renee Swift, had a third
quarter grade point average of 3.933. She has an overall Grade Point
Average of 3.887 since her freshman year and is ranked 8th out of
her class of 93 students.
Swift's third quarter classes included Physics, Anatomy, Philosophy,
and college academic writing. Her activities include Band, Jazz Band
and Pep Band. She is a member of the FFA Fish and Wildlife Team and
FFA Parlimentary Procedure Team. Swift is also a Community Tech
Assistant helping to operate sound and lights at the JCC Performing
Arts Center, she is a member of her Youth Group, participates in
Generation Next, Speech, Extemperanious Reading,
Start Noticing, National Honor Society, and is a volunteer reader at
Natalie Schlager is the daughter of Jerry and Amy Schlager. She had
a Third Quarter Grade Point Average of 3.917 and has an overall GPA
since her freshman year of 3.804. Schlager is ranked 11th out of 93
students in her Senior Class.
Schlager's Third Quarter Classes included Forensic Science, Success,
College Spanish and College Public Speaking. Her activities include
serving as Senior Class President, Choir President, a member of the
National Honor Society, Generation Next and is the Yearbook
Editor. She competes on the Speech Team and was a sub-section
champion in Speech Duo with her partner Nick Reed. Schlager is a
member of the Choir, Band, serves as a classroom assistant at
Riverside Elementary, performed in the Spring Play and is involved
in Start Noticing. She has also served as a judge for Middle School
As the Lions' Students of the Third Quarter, Swift and Schlager were
each presented a check for 100 dollars and a framed certificate
proclaiming them as the Lions' Student of the Third Quarter.
seek help after attempted abduction
Apr 14, 2014
The Windom Police are seeking the public’s help
after a suspicious incident Sunday night in Windom.
Around 7:40 Sunday night, an 8 year-old girl
was approached by an unknown male along the roadway near Winfair
Schools. The male told the girl that he was told by her mother to
pick her up. The girl refused the ride, and her parents confirmed
they had not sent anyone to pick her up.
The male is described as around 20 years old,
with black hair in a Mohawk and mustache. He is around 6 foot tall,
heavy set and white with a tan or darker complexion.
The car was an older model gold colored 4 door
with damage to the driver’s side front of the car.
There have been other recent reports of similar
incidents in other towns in Southwest Minnesota.
If you have any information regarding this
incident, please contact the Windom Police Department at
Des Moines Valley donates hunting vests -
Apr 14, 2014
The Mountain Lake High School Trap Team with their
JACKSON - The
Des Moines Valley Chapter of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association
presented the Mountain Lake High School trap team with 13 shooting
vests. The vests have the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association logo
on the front pocket and Des Moines Valley MDHA on the back. The
value of the vests is around $1,000.
High school has about 40 youth, including 17 girls, taking part in
trap shooting this year. Trap shooting has become a high school
sport within the last couple of years.
JCC FFA holds annual banquet -
Apr 13, 2014
LAKEFIELD - The Jackson County Central FFA
chapter held their annual banquet Sunday night at the Immanuel
Lutheran Activity Center in Lakefield.
Certificates of Appreciation were presented to
businesses and individuals for their support of the JCC FFA Chapter
over the past year. The teams that competed at the 2013 State and
National Conventions and Minnesota State Fair were also recognized.
The JCC FFA Officers presented Phil Nasby with
an Honorary Chapter Degree.
FFA members receiving their State Degrees at
the State FFA Convention at the end of the month include Hannah
Holmberg, Patrick Tate, Bailey Schneekloth, Marcus Hinkeldey, Hunter
Klontz, Christian Goyne-Yarns, Kassidy Timmer and Michelle Buresch.
2014 Proficiency Recipient was Paige Anderson,
state runner-up in Veterinary Science.
This year’s FFA Officers were recognized for
all their work during the past year. This year’s Officer team
included President Josh Christoffer, Vice-President Jenna Hartzler,
Secretary Michaela Vancura, Treasurer Hannah Holmberg, Reporter
Sydney Eddy, Sentinel Paige Anderson, Historian Bailey Schneekloth
and Student Advisor Megan Edlin.
The Leadership Award for behind the scenes
efforts was presented to Jack Ziemer and Jeremiah Flatgard. The
Levi Buresch Memorial $300 scholarship was awarded to Josh
JCC Teams compete at State Meets -
Apr 13, 2014
JACKSON - The JCC Knowledge Bowl team of Andrew
Holmberg, Josh Christoffer, Bradley Gustafson and Rob Seivert took
12th place out of 24 teams competing at the State
Knowledge Bowl Meet in Brainerd Thursday and Friday.
The JCC Speech Team had two entries in the
State Speech Meet on Saturday. Natalie Schlager and Nick Reed took
4th place in Duo Interpretation. Becca Dose also
competed in Extemporary Reading and was one spot from qualifying for
Iowa man injured in one-vehicle accident on Highway 86 -
Apr 7, 2014
SIOUX VALLEY - An Iowa man was injured in a one
vehicle accident early this morning on Highway 86, 2 miles north of
the Iowa Border. 27 year-old Neil Lewallen of Sioux Rapids, IA was
driving a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt southbound on Highway 86 at 2:30
this morning when he lost control and rolled into the ditch.
transported to Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake with
Lewallen’s Cobalt sustained severe damage.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s office and the
Dickinson County Ambulance assisted at the scene.
REA Operation Round Up awards over $18,000 -
Apr 8, 2014
JACKSON - The Federated Rural Electric Trust
awarded almost $13,000 to 19 organizations through Operation Round
Up. This is the 39th round of funding for Operation
Round Up. Area organizations receiving awards included $1,500 to
the Alpha Fire Department to purchase medical equipment for the
first responder truck, $900 to the Jackson County Library to help
bring in the Zooman for their summer reading program and$500 to Fort
Belmont to cover the costs to bring the New Ulm reenactment
artillery group to the fort for the 150th Anniversary on
Other organizations receiving an award include
the Jackson County DAC in Lakefield, Rhythm of the River, JCC
Elementary schools Great Wall of Art, Martin County West Community
Ed, JCC Special Ed and Minnesota West in Jackson.
In addition, 8 - $700 Round Up scholarships
were created. Federated members with graduating high school seniors
can apply for the Round Up Scholarships by April 21. Applications
were mailed with the April 1 electric bills. They are also
available at Federated’s website, or you can call the coop office or
see your school counselor.
About 75 percent of Federated members
participate in Operation Round Up by allowing their electric bills
to be rounded up to the nearest dollar. The extra cents go to a
special fund that is administered by an independent board that
consists of seven Federated members. Since the first round of
funding in 1995, more than $433,000 has been awarded to local
organizations and as high school scholarships.
The Trust Board received 23 applications during
this round of funding. The Board will meet again in the fall to
determine the next round of funding. The deadline for submitting an
application is October 17, 2014. Interested organizations may
download the application online at federatedrea.coop.
Commissioners approve CUP -
Apr 8, 2014
JACKSON - The Jackson County Commissioners met
in regular session this morning at the County Courthouse in Jackson
with all commissioners present.
approved a conditional use permit for Brad and Meg Freking of New
Fashion Pork to expand a current swine production facility with a
capacity of 960 animals to a capacity of 1,320 animals.
The proposed One
Watershed, One Plan from the Greater Blue Earth Regional Basin
Alliance was presented to the Commissioners for a resolution of
support. The Jackson County portion of this plan is minimal and the
Commissioners voted they were not willing to commit until they had
more information and then may participate in a limited basis.
A Farm Winery License
was approved for the Round Lake Vineyards and Winery. Scott and
Jenny Ellenbecker currently have a vineyard in rural Round Lake and
this is the first step toward getting state approval for opening a
winery and restaurant.
approved purchase of a 2015 Freightliner Tandem axle truck from
I-State Truck Center for a cost of around $108,000. The County was
given authorization to sell a 1997 Oshkosh snow plow to the
Minnesota Department of Transportation for $35,000.
In other action, the
Commission approved advertising 2014 construction projects and
approved a raffle permit for the Jackson Lions.
The next regular
meeting of the Jackson County Commissioners will be Tuesday, April
22 at the Jackson County Courthouse.
Area Schools get Safe Routes grants -
Apr 8, 2014
SAINT PAUL - Pleasantview elementary in
Lakefield and the schools in Lakefield, Heron Lake and Okabena were
awarded federal grants for the Safe Routes to School program.
Pleasantview Elementary received a 2015
Infrastructure grant for a path connect and improve crossing from
the south neighborhood to Pleasanview Elementary.
The schools in Lakefield, Heron Lake and
Okabena received a Planning Grant to help analyze existing
conditions, gather public input and identify potential solutions at
In all,138 schools in 50 communities were
awarded grants through the Safe Routes to School program. Since
2005, MnDOT has awarded nearly $15.5 million in federal funds to
communities to support Safe Routes to School.
Armstrong man arrested after high speed chase -
Apr 7, 2014
ESTHERVILLE - An Armstrong man was arrested
early Sunday morning following a high speed chase through Emmet
County. 39 year-old Michael S. Daniels of Armstrong was stopped in
rural Emmet county on suspicion of operating while intoxicated.
When officers returned to their vehicle to check Daniel’s driver’s
license, he sped away in his vehicle.
Police chased Daniels vehicle through rural
Emmet County at speeds up to 100 mph. Daniels rammed a police
vehicle and was apprehended without further incident. No one was
injured during the chase.
Daniels was transported to the Emmet County
Jail on charges of Operating While Intoxicated, 3rd
Offense, a Class D Felony, Eluding a Law Enforcement Officer while
in Violation of O.W.I., a Class D Felony, Assult on a Police
Officer, a Class D Felony along with multiple traffic violations.
Daniels was released later Sunday morning by a magistrate on $5,000
The Estherville Police Department was assisted
by the Emmet County Sheriff’s Department and the Armstrong Police
JCC qualifies two entries for State Meet -
Apr 5, 2014
ST. PETER - The Jackson County Central Speech team
qualified two entries for the State Meet in Blaine. The top three finishers in
each category advance to State. The Duo Team of Natalie Schlager and Nick Reed
took first place while Becca Dose was second in Extemporaneous Reading.
Two other JCC entries finished fourth, just
missing advancing to State, Justin Petersen in Discussion and Sophia Stumpf in
As a team, JCC was 4th finishing behind Fairmont, St.
Peter and Mankato Loyola. The Huskies had a total of 14 students, in 11 entries
competing Friday in St. Peter. The State Speech Meet is Friday, April 11 and
Saturday, April 12 in Blaine.
Jackson Council approves JPA with MnDOT -
Apr 2, 2014
JACKSON - The Jackson City Council met in regular session
Tuesday with all members present. The meeting was called to order at 6:30
and moved to a public hearing regarding the creation of TIF District 3-8 on the
southeast corner of the intersection of Highway 71 and Industrial Parkway.
There was no discussion on the item and the council approved creating the TIF
Chris Bower with MnDOT asked the council to consider
entering into a Joint Powers Agreement for the upcoming Highway 71 bridge work
and CIMS Project. This would allow the city to complete water main work while
Highway 71 is being worked on. The council approved the JPA with MnDOT.
Tim Stahl with Jackson County
talked about the trail project connecting Springfield Parkway and North
Highway. He explained that the original estimate in 2012 contained a lot of
variables and the current estimate is based on more concrete information. The
current estimate is just under $162,000 with the city’s portion around $40,500.
This is an increase of about $9,000 from the 2012 estimate. The council
approved the city’s match portion.
Bids for the Demolition of City
Buildings were presented to the council. There were two sets of bids, one
including the Electric/Cable TV Building and one without. The city has two
current proposals for that building. This item was tabled until the April 15
In other action, the council
approved increasing the charge for a fire call from $500 to $1000, approved
spending an additional $5500 for vinyl tiles at City Hall and approved the
American Legion’s application for a one day liquor license for a wedding dance
at the National Guard Armory.
The next regular meeting of the
Jackson City Council will be Tuesday, April 15.
WBR and "Paws"itive winners at Pleasantview -Apr
LAKEFIELD - The March WBR and “Paws”itive Performers
Winners were drawn at Pleasantview Elementary in Lakefield.
WBR Winners were Kindergartener
Bailey Pavelko, First Graders Emilie Lindgren and Kandra Haar, Second Grader
Trey Rossow, Third Grader Dillone Burgy. Fourth Graders Markael Schumann and
Gavin Thies and Fifth Grader Ezra Earhart.
“Paws”itive Performers were
Kindergarteners Skyler Van Muyden and Bennett Eidhammer, First Graders Lily
Johnson, Brylee Sachtjen, Isabella Costello and Thomas Daberkow, Second Graders
Trey Rossow and Ulises Bouakham, Third Graders Dillon Burgy and Parker Rizzi,
Fourth Graders Markael Schumann, Kade Zishka, Gavin Thies and Tanner Haar and
Fifth Graders Ezra Earhart and Brianna Villasenor.
Congratulations to the WBR and “Paws”itive winners at
Pleasantview Elementary for March.
Kids honored at Riverside - Mar 27, 2014
March Terrific Kids along with Kiwanians Bonnie
Traetow, Paul Meium and Jerre Johnson.
JACKSON - March’s Terrific Kids were recognized
Thursday at Riverside Elementary in Jackson.
March’s Terrific Kids for being “Responsible”
included First Graders Willow Thiner, daughter of Matt and Robin Thiner and
Alyssa Earhart, daughter of Erick and Rachel Earhart, Fourth Grader Cailyn
Kolander, daughter of Heidi Bargfrede and Kameron Kolander and Fifth Grader Kaira Engelkes, daughter of Tabatha Monen.
The Terrific Kid recognized for being
“Respectful “ is Morgan Preuss, daughter of Chadd and Krystal Preuss.
Terrific Kids honored for being “Positive”
included First Graders Lily Shoenrok, daughter of Donnie Shoenrock and Emily
Schoenrock and Gavyn Rowland, son of Richard and Tori Rowland, Fourth Grader
Carson Schneekloth, daughter of Kent and Jo Schneekloth, and Fifth Graders Grace
Brinkman, daughter of Mike and Mary Brinkman and Owen Cary, Son of Brent and
Terrific Kids honored for being “Safe” include
Fifth Graders Megan Gallagher, daughter of Gina Gallagher and Ed Gallagher and Mackenzie
Henning, daughter of Brad and Ann Henning.
The students honored as March’s Terrific Kids
received a Certificate proclaiming them as a Terrific Kid, a magnet, a button,
pencil and certificates from the sponsoring businesses.
Commissioners declare April Child Abuse Prevention Month-Mar 25, 2014
JACKSON - The Jackson County Commissioners met
in regular session Tuesday morning at the Jackson County Courthouse.
The meeting was called to order at 9am with all Commissioners
Daryl Olson presented the Fort Belmont annual
report and updated the Commissioners on some of the upcoming
activities planned for this summer.
Todd Luke, District Manager of the US Fish and
Wildlife Service in Windom petitioned the commission about a partial
abandonment of Judicial Ditch 33 for a wetlands restoration/flood
storage project in Christiania Township. A public hearing was set
for Tuesday, April 22 at 9:30am.
Jake Grages of the Soil and Water Conservation
District presented the 2013 Feedlot annual report and 2014-15
Delegation Agreement which the commissioners approved.
The Commissioners declared April as Child Abuse
Prevention Month in Jackson County. Pete Filippi gave an update on
the Public Works buildings. The interiors are nearing completion
and they are waiting for the weather to cooperate to finish the rest
of the outdoor grounds work.
Dan Ruby was appointed as an alternate Ditch
Viewer allowing him to accompany the viewers while serving his
apprenticeship and a lease was approved with Donald Dvorak for South
Shore Access to Clear Lake from March 31, 2014 through March 31,
The next regular meeting of the Jackson County
Commissioners is Tuesday, April 8th at the Jackson County
JCC School Board approves technology changes
March 25, 2014
JACKSON - The Jackson County Central School
Board met in regular session Monday Night in the boardroom at the
JCC High School. All members and principals were in attendance.
Shirley Handzus and Diane Ulrich gave a
presentation to the board regarding proposed technology changes.
Handzus asked the board to consider changing the districts phone
provider to Southwest Broadband Services. Currently three providers
are used by the district. Century Link provides services for the
schools in Jackson. Frontier provides for the schools in Lakefield
and Lambeau handles long distance. Switching to Southwest Broadband
Services would put all phone service under one vendor, support a
local company and offer the district an annual savings around
Ulrich asked the Board to consider changing
website providers from SchoolFusion to SharpSchool. SharpSchool is
more responsive offers more support and would provide an annual
savings around $2,000. Both changes were approved by the board.
The Board created a new policy in regards to
filling an open seat on the Board that has less than 2 years left on
the term. The District will first approach previous school board
members whose terms expired at the last regular school board
election by seniority to fill the open seat. If the seat is still
open, the district will approach the candidates with the highest
number of votes in the last regular school board election. This
policy was necessary due to Board member Luke Henning relocating
outside of the district and having to resign from his seat.
Superintendent Todd Meyer will fill the position by using the new
The board also accepted the resignations of
school board member Luke Henning and girls basketball coach David
Wrightson and the retirement of HS Custodian Ronald George effective
The Board approved the 2014-2015 school
calendar, approved hiring Cynthia Simmons as a long term substitute
for Kim Albers who will be on maternity leave for the rest of the
school year. Sue Pribyl was approved as a substitute for Wes
Albers. Other hires approved were Tamera Timko as Teacher Induction
Coordinator, Lynn Jasper and Darcy Snyder as Special Education
Teachers at the JCC Middle School. Jaspers will replace Barb Fell
who is retiring at the end of the school year and Snyder will
replace Gina Gallagher who accepted a position as a sixth grade
teacher. Cliff Rubitschung was hired as head custodian at the High
School and Drew Wedebrand as a High School Custodian, both starting
in April. Alycia Flatebo was approved as a paraprofessional at
Pleasantview Elementary effective March 24th.
The Board also approved the purchase of a new
mower and Bobcat from Jaycox Implement in Worthington for a total
cost of just under $39,000.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:50 pm. The next
meeting of the JCC School Board will be on Monday, April 28th
JCC Speech takes 2nd at sub-section meet
March 24, 2014
Photo by Beth Schmidt
FAIRMONT - The JCC Speech Team
took second place at the Sub-Section meet in Fairmont on Monday with 11 entries
qualifying for the Section Meet in Saint Peter. Placing first for JCC was the
Duo team of Natalie Schlager and Nick Reed and Justin Peterson was first in
Discussion. Becca Dose was second in Extemporaneous Reading.
were Jenna Sassenrath in Prose, Maddie Isaacson in Oratory and the Duo team of
Kristin Stoltenberg and Alix Schmidt. Placing fourth was Isaac Johnson in
Storytelling, Hunter Klontz in Humor, Tara Porter in Great Speeches, Sophia
Stumpf in Creative and the Duo
team of Sarah Holmberg and Alyssa Post.
Finishing fifth and first
alternate were Josie Nunez in Poetry, Samantha Swift in Extemporaneous Reading, Paige Anderson in Drama and Kaylee Engle
in Informative. Placing sixth and second alternates were Stephani Garcia in
Drama and Randi Johannasson in Informative.
The Section meet is Friday, April
4th in Saint Peter. The top three finishers in each category at the
Section meet qualify for the State Meet, April 11th and 12th
One injured in two vehicle accident north of
March 24, 2014
LAKEFIELD - One person was injured in a
two-vehicle accident this morning north of Lakefield. 51 year-old
Donna Thaemlitz of Lakefield was driving a 2005 Chrysler Town &
Country eastbound on County Road 24 and 43 year-old Tami Bale of
Windom was driving a 2011 Kia Sorento southbound on Hwy 86 when the
vehicles collided in the intersection.
Thaemlitz was transported to the Windom Area
Hospital with non-life threating injuries. Bale suffered no
apparent injuries. Severe damage was reported to Thaemiltz’s Town
and Country. Moderate damage was reported to Bale’s Sorento.
The Lakefield Police Department and Jackson
County Sheriff’s Department assisted the State Patrol at the scene.
JCC Speech ends season on a high
March 22, 2014
MARSHALL - The Jackson County Central Speech Team capped off a
successful season with their best showing of the year. Six entries
placed as the team took First Place in the limited division at the SMSU Meet
Saturday in Marshall.
The Huskies were led by a pair of
seniors, Samantha Swift took second in Extemporaneous Reading and
Hunter Klontz was second in Humor. Sofia Stumpf was third in
Creative, Justin Peterson took fourth in Discussion, the duo team of
Natalie Schlager and Nick Reed took 4th and Natalie
Schlager took 5th in Prose.
Excellence Ribbons were Paige Anderson in Drama, Maddie Isaacson in
Original Oratory, Becca Dose in Extemporaneous Reading and Alix
Schmidt in Creative.
Excellence Ribbons were Jenna Sassenrath in Prose, Josie Nunez in
Poetry, Stephanie Garcia in Drama and the Duo team of Kristin
Stoltenberg and Alix Schmidt.
Also competing for
JCC were Isaac Johnson in Storytelling, Megan Schwartz in Poetry and
Camden Schmidt in Creative. There were over 450 students from over
20 schools competing in Marshall Saturday.
Next up, JCC will
compete in the sub-section Tournament Monday in Fairmont.