From the files of The Jamestown Sun ... Dec. 11 – Dec. 17From the files of The Jamestown Sun ... Dec. 11 – Dec. 17
1887 – 125 Years Ago
Yesterday’s heavy snow-fall laid the foundation for a disagreeable day today and the wind this morning successfully undertook to complete the job. Old Boreas let loose another blast and the snow has been drifted and piled up until the unlucky pedestrian even through the business portion, is compelled to wade knee deep in the “beautiful.” The storm also sought to cover up the railroad track and fill in the cuts. East of here they have probably accomplished that end as great trouble in getting trains through has been experienced. Mo. 1, the east bound limited, arrived this morning at 10 o’clock, over six hours late and all other passenger trains were reported delayed. No end of trouble was anticipated along the Jamestown & Northern and the trip was not attempted. All freight trains are reported abandoned for the day. The storm seems to be worse in this immediate vicinity than the one of last week. Should a strong wind now bring on a blizzard, it would probably be the heaviest since 1879, as all the conditions are now right for a repetition of a memorable blow in that winter. The snow lies about 8 inches on the level.
1912 – 100 Years Ago
Grand Opening Ball at
The massive new armory of Co. H, N. D. N. G., at Jamestown, will be opened tonight with a grand ball and banquet, an event that will surely be one of the most important of its kind for many years, as well as a brilliant social affair. The building is ready for inspection: its size and completeness will be a surprise to many.
The ball room is the largest and finest in the state. The banquet is in charge of the Woman’s Relief corps. The Grand March is announced for 9:00 p.m. and the supper will be served from 10:30 to 12:30. Over four hundred are expected to attend the opening ball.
1937 – 75 Years Ago
Scout Toy Shop Open To Public Monday Night
The Jamestown Boy Scout Toy Shop in the Salvation Army Citadel will be open for inspection Monday night between the hours of 7 and 9 o’clock. It was announced this morning by A. B. Demo, scoutmaster in charge.
For weeks Boy and Girl Scouts, men and women have been working at the citadel making over toys which will be used in the American Legion Christmas baskets.
“The display this year is larger than it was last year.” Mr. Demo said. “We have been given very fine cooperation from the public and we appreciate it very much and know that many children will be happy because someone thought it was worth while to share what they had with others.” he said.
1962 – 50 Years Ago
Have Planned Many
Christmas Week Activities
Commemorating the Birthday of the Christ Child, Jamestown churches have planned worship or praise and gratitude for the greatest Gift man has ever received.
To give purpose to the tinsel trappings that have preceded Christmas week, many churches have already prepared and presented Advent services, carol services and Christmas programs proclaiming the holy birth and many congregations have already presented services of worship and praise of this Holy Day.
1987 – 25 Years Ago
Gymnasts Flock to Jamestown
By John Damien
Sun Staff Writer
The Jamestown Gymnastics Club will host their first sanctioned state-wide gymnastics tournament at Jamestown High School this weekend.
Gymnastics club director and head coach Dawn Knoblich expects 110 female gymnasts from 11 North Dakota clubs to participate in the meet, which begins on Saturday at 4 p.m. and on Sunday at 9 a.m. The event is sponsored by the Jamestown Eagles Club and sanctioned by the United States Gymnastics Federation.
The USGF is the major American sports organization sponsoring regional and national gymnastics tournaments.
Interest in gymnastics has grown in Jamestown since the club was founded five years ago, Knoblich said. The club accepted about 250 new members shortly after television broadcasts news reports of the 1984 Olympics gymnastics competition in Los Angeles, Calif. Club officials expect another surge in membership as the 1988 summer Olympics, scheduled for Seoul, Korea, near.
“Kids have to see gymnasts in action or they don’t know what the sport is all about,” Knoblich said. “Gymnastics is a really hard sport, but is also graceful. It takes a lot of agility and strength.