Bravo to election’s great turnoutThe 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 those people who voted in Tuesday’s primary election. Voter turnout in Stutsman County was greater than the 2010 primary, with 5,151 ballots cast, 532 more than in 2010.
* Bravo to the organizers and participants in the Kite Festival last weekend in Jamestown. The event, held for the 18th year, drew an estimated 2,000 people.
* Bravo that the city’s Clean-Up Week went smooth, with few glitches, city officials said. It’s a great event that helps people get rid of stuff they don’t want and gives others a chance to take it home, keeping more stuff out of the landfill.
* Buffalo chip that scammers are cheating local stores and trying to cheat people out of money. The Jamestown Police Department reported that con artists are using large bills of money to confuse employees to provide the wrong change. Also, the Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office reported three cases in the last two weeks of phone scammers trying to con grandparents into sending money for a grandchild they are told is hospitalized.
* Bravo to organizers, participants and supporters of Stutsman County Relay for Life. The event raises money to fight cancer, support survivors and honor and remember those lost to the disease.
* Bravo to Jamestown Parks and Recreation Commission for agreeing to name the softball diamond complex in McElroy Park after Kathy Stefonek, longtime supporter of girls’ and women’s softball in Jamestown.
* Bravo to those who helped raise $270,000 for the Jay and Laura Kulsrud family for their medical expenses. The couple’s three sons, Lane, Tanner and Ty, each have pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration, a rare genetic disease for which there is no known cure. If the boys are approved for a clinical drug trial in California there will be four to six trips over an 18-month period.
(Editorials are the opinion of Jamestown Sun management and the newspaper’s editorial board)