Bravo to JMS students for penny driveThe Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos and a buffalo chip this week:
The Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos and a buffalo chip this week:
* Bravo to Mark Boatman, the former Jamestown resident who will graduate from the University of Montana this month with a degree in journalism. Boatman has Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy, which has left him unable to do basic movements.
* Bravo to Jamestown Middle School students who raised nearly $14,000 for local residents in the 16th annual Penny Drive. The funds were divided between the North Dakota Make-A-Wish Foundation, JMS guidance counselor Diane Crowston and JMS Title I specialist Casey Helmstetler.
* Bravo to all the Jamestown College graduates who received their diplomas last week. Good luck with your next endeavors.
* Buffalo chip to the thief responsible for taking about $1,000 worth of lawn ornaments from Jamestown yards last week. Police said a single person is suspected of carrying out the thefts for the thrill of committing a crime.
* Bravo to Jamestown College breaking ground for the construction of a new laboratory building. The McKenna-Thielsch Center will be a 20,500-square-foot building and is expected to be finished by fall 2013.
* Bravo to the news that per-capita income has increased 78 percent in North Dakota between 2000 and 2010. That jump is more than double the 37.4 increase the nation saw as a whole during the same time period.
* Bravo to Vince Ulstad, Fargo, who was blinded in a 2009 crash with a drunken driver and is sharing his story in public service announcements broadcast on TV and radio in the area. The announcements share the consequences of drunken driving.
(Editorials are the opinion of Jamestown Sun management and the newspaper’s editorial board)