Bravo to induction of Erstad, Helling and BeyerThe Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos this week:
The Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos this week:
* Bravo to Savanna Dick and others who donate their hair to Locks of Love. Savanna, who is 12, donated 11 inches of her hair to help create a hairpiece for a child who has lost hair to cancer or another disease.
* Bravo that fire incidents and losses from fires were down in Jamestown last year. The Jamestown Fire Department responded to 225 incidents in 2011, down 82 incidents from 2010. Losses were estimated at $383,102, down more than $600,000 from the previous year.
* Bravo to those people who have donated funds to help a 7-month-old kitten named Corky that was born with a congenital disorder. The kitten couldn’t run, jump or climb and when his plight became known on the Internet, people began donating from as far away as Portugal and Germany. Donated funds helped pay for the kitten’s surgery and any excess donations will be used to help other special-needs felines at CATS Cradle Shelter in Fargo.
* Bravo that Darin Erstad, Rick Helling and Ed Beyer will be inducted into the North Dakota Hall of Fame in July. Erstad, head baseball coach at the University of Nebraska, played in the majors for the Los Angeles Angels, Chicago White Sox and Houston Astros. Helling pitched for five teams during his major league career. Beyer coached the Hillsboro boys’ basketball team. All will be honored on July 14 at the Jamestown Civic Center.
* Bravo to District 12 Rep. Joe Kroeber, D-Jamestown, for his service to his constituents. Kroeber announced on April 4 that he will not seek re-election after serving almost 20 years.
* Bravo to the Moorhead (Minn.) Police Department for returning $12,000 to Stacy Knutson, a waitress who told police she found the money at a table at the Fryin’ Pan in Moorhead. Police had said she could keep it if it wasn’t claimed, but later they seized it, saying it was part of a drug investigation. The money couldn’t be tied to any crime and Knutson received a check this week.
* Bravo that the number of bald eagles set a record during the annual midwinter bald eagle survey along the Missouri River. Doug Leier, a biologist with the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, said that the survey found 108 bald eagles, breaking the record of 85 counted in 2008.
(Editorials are the opinion of Jamestown Sun management and the newspaper’s editorial board)