Bravo to two EdgeleysThe Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos this week:
The Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos this week:
*Bravo to the developing friendship between the communities of Edgeley, N.D., and Edgeley Park, Cheshire, England. The Edgeley Park community reached out to Edgeley, N.D., after learning that the community celebrated its 125th anniversary earlier this summer and had been founded by a native of Edgeley Park named Richard Sykes. School children in both communities are expected to communicate through letters during the school year.
*Bravo to plans by the new manager of the Valley City National Fish Hatchery to make the facility a recreational destination. Kurt Eversman would like to see more people use the federal facility and is working on plans that include an expanded fishing pond, hiking trail archery range and more.
*Bravo to the opening of a new temporary bypass near Williston this week. The bypass is expected to reduce some of the truck traffic that has exploded in Williston with the Oil Patch boom. State officials said 11,000 trucks travel through Williston each day and up to 70 percent of those trucks are expected to use the new bypass. Williams County roads 1 and 6 were widened and paved by the North Dakota Department of Transportation to connect to U.S. Highway 2 north and west of Williston to create the temporary west bypass. A permanent bypass is eventually expected.
*Bravo to the increase in education in Stutsman County residents. A report released this month by the Center for Rural Strategies found that 27.9 percent of adults 25 years and older had some college education in 2010, compared to 12.2 percent in 1970.
(Editorials are the opinion of Jamestown Sun management and the newspaper’s editorial board)