From the Past . . .From the files of the Jamestown Sun... Nov. 27 – Dec. 3
From the files of the Jamestown Sun... Nov. 27 – Dec. 3
1887 – 125 Years Ago
An Ice Rink
A subscription paper was being circulated yesterday to raise funds with which to erect an ice skating rink in the flat southeast of the Milwaukee round house. If sufficient funds can be raised to warrant the building of the rink it will be kept running three days in each week. The paper met with much favor and without a doubt the rink will be erected in a very short time. Aberdeen News.
Jamestown has no public place of winter amusement, and a number have suggested that a good ice rink – the true winter sport – would be liberally patronized. With the abundance of water to flood the floor, at a comparatively small expense, a good surface could be secured, and some enterprising individuals make money. Ice skating is certainly within the reach of all, and Jamestown should not be without a merry health making rink.
1912 – 100 Years Ago
Jamestown and Edgeley
Welcome New Railroad
Jamestown and Edgeley Commercial clubs met today in a cordial official welcome for the opening of the new Midland Continental railroad. A party consisting of 116 members of the Jamestown Commercial club and citizens left at an early hour this morning for the first trip to Edgeley over the new line. Two of the Midland coaches were well filled. The party from Jamestown was in charge of President A. E. Simmons and Secretary C. F. Rathman of the Commercial club.
The train was a special and made stops at Sidney, Millarton, Franklin, Nortonville and Edgeley. At Edgeley they were met by President J. E. Bowen at the Commercial club of that town, and the visitors were escorted to the rooms of the Edgeley club, where President Bowen made a short address of welcome and spoke of the prospective benefits which would flow from the completion of the new transportation line connecting Edgeley and southern and eastern points with Jamestown and tributary territory in North Dakota.
1937 – 75 Years Ago
Salvation Army Kettles Will Be On Streets Until After Holidays
Salvation Army kettles have been placed on the city streets and will be kept there until the holiday season is over.
The funds will be used for the work at the holiday time that the Salvation Army is asked to do. The citizens are asked to assist by placing a coin in the kettles.
1962 – 50 Years Ago
$500 Expands Into
$1 Million Empire
Cox’s Bakery Opens
Newest Store In Jamestown’s Park Plaza Center
By Earl Forkner
Sun Staff Writer
Cox’s Bakery, the newest store in Jamestown’s Park Plaza Shopping Center, opened for business Friday.
The store, number 35 in the firm’s chain of cash-and-carry bakeries, is the second business in the shopping center to open.
All of the usual consumer favorites are available for the shopper and at family prices. Products fresh from the ovens are featured at the bakery. Everything that is sold, with the exception of milk, is baked fresh daily in the back of the store.
Using a staff of 12 local employees manager Dan Goeble, formerly of Bismarck, can produce about 3,000 loaves of bread each day in addition to rolls, cakes and other pastries.
Cox’s also supplies milk and ice cream to the customer.
The building of the Cox Bakery empire began many years ago when George Cox, at the age of 29, decided to take a few earnings and invest them in a business for himself. At that time he was working for the Nicholl Oil Co., of Langdon, N.D., at a salary of $80 a month.
1987 – 25 Years Ago
Prairie chickens migrate
to new home on the range
By John Damien
Sun Staff Writer
About 60 prairie chickens were crated and shipped Wednesday from Jamestown to Valley City in an attempt to save the species population from extinction in North Dakota.
The prairie chickens (pinnated grouse) were taken from holding pends at the Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Jamestown, and shipped to pens provided by the Dakota Wildlife Trust in Valley City, according to Arnold Kruse, wildlife biologist at the Jamestown research center.
The bird population had outgrown the facilities at the research center, Kruse said. The new pens should help the adults survive and increase the number of offspring.
The shipment capped a three-year project that brought prairie chickens from South Dakota and Nebraska. Six were shipped to the state in 1985. Ten were sent last year. This year 45 were brought in.