Bravo to Olson for starting Belt MeThe Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos this week:
By: The Jamestown Sun, The Jamestown Sun
The Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos this week:
* Bravo to Rick Santorum and Ron Paul for making visits to North Dakota recently. The Republican presidential candidates made several stops, including Paul’s brief visit to Jamestown.
* Bravo to JoAnn Olson, co-founder of Belt Me, a program she, other family members and friends are launching to promote seat belt awareness and the risks in teenage driving. Olson lost her daughter, Becca, 16, in 2011, in a rollover. Becca was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. JoAnn Olson wants to increase education about seat belt use and put driving simulators in schools to help young drivers become more prepared to respond to various hazards on the road.
* Bravo to Zane Braun, Jamestown High School junior who took first in the 152-pound state championship wrestling match. Braun took first by injury default after his opponent, Bryce Fish of Grand Forks Central, was forced to stop because of a head injury. Braun was well in the lead at 8-2 when the match ended early.
* Bravo that Great Lakes Aviation has agreed to use larger planes to service travelers using Jamestown Regional Airport. The airline agreed to use 32-seat Embraer EMB-120 planes, which have more amenities than the Beech 1900 planes that were initially to be used. Great Lakes is expected to take over service from Delta to the airport here in mid-March.
* Bravo that the potential for spring flooding is remote in the James River and Pipestem Creek basins at this time, according to the National Weather Service. Although we could still get snow over the next few months and the outlook could change, current conditions have reduced the potential for flooding to below normal at this time, the NWS says.
(Editorials are the opinion of Jamestown Sun management and the newspaper’s editorial board)