From the Past . . . Jan. 14 – Jan. 20From the Past . . . From the files of the Jamestown Sun... Jan. 14 – Jan. 20
From the Past . . .
From the files of the Jamestown Sun... Jan. 14 – Jan. 20
1888 – 125 Years Ago
Every hour brings in additional news of fatalities in the region swept by the storm of Friday and Saturday. The awful list includes many in Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas, and even reaches as far as Texas. The number of persons who are known to have perished already amount to 125 and additional details continue to swell the casualty list. The worst affect of the storm seems to have been felt in Dakota, but Nebraska has suffered heavily in losses, as has also Kansas and Minnesota. The suffering in the South is caused principally by a lack of fuel.
1913 – 100 Years Ago
College Library Building
The dedication of the new Jamestown College library building occurred last night. The building was crowded with visitors, guests of the faculty, and with students. President Kroeze of the college presided and made appropriate introductory remarks. Mayor Blewett of Jamestown spoke on the subject of “The College and the Town,” and gave a high place to the college as a public asset.
The whole program was characterized by genuine enthusiasm. Dr. Kroeze closed the exercise by presenting the keys of the new building. The interior finish is of oak, and the tables are of the same material, all handsomely finished in harmony. Even the reading lamps attract attention as harmonizing with the other furniture of the room. On either side of the librarian’s alcove are rooms in intended for book stacks, but at present are used for office purposes for Dean Taylor and the registrar. The dimensions of the first floor are 75x28 feet.
The basement is devoted to gymnasium purposes. It has an entrance on the right of the main stairway. There is a platform in the rear of the room for spectators, the dimensions being 50x12. The ceiling is 13 1/2 feet high, and there is a specially constructed hardwood floor laid over joice filled with cement. There is a lavatory, dressing room, shower bath, and a side entrance at the west. The new library hall, it was announced, is the gift of a friend of the institution residing in an eastern state. It will have a capacity of from 10,000 to 15,000 volumes when all the shelving contemplated is in use. The cost of the building has not been fully determined, but will be about $14,000.
1938 – 75 Years Ago
Dr. W Wallace Joos, local director of the religious survey to be conducted in Jamestown Sunday, today announced the names of those who will head up the census.
The seven districts of the city will be organized by A. F. Bushy, Christ Fleutsch, M. J. Grettenberg, Mrs. S. C. Johnson, N. P. King, R.O. Melland, C. L. Robertson. Under the direction of these interested citizens a corps of over 200 workers will make a house to house survey Sunday beginning at 2:00 o’clock. Thus for the first time in several year will exact religious data be obtained in Jamestown.
1963 – 50 Years Ago
Anxiety, Concern Pervade
Ellendale TC’s Campus
By Gene Lahammer
Associated Press Writer
Final examinations begin at Ellendale State Teachers College today, marking the halfway point of what could be the college’s last year as an institution of higher learning.
The North Dakota Legislature is preparing to grapple with the question of the college’s future. The State Board of Higher Education, armed with two recommendations by separate committees, voted 6-2 to recommend to the Legislature the closing of the tiny college.
The school, with a first semester enrollment of 195 students, sits on the southeastern corner of this community of 1,800.
1988 – 25 Years Ago
School Board Reacts to BN’s reduction of jobs in district
By: Doris Haugen
Sun Family Editor
Burlington Northern Railroad’s decision to eliminate Jamestown as a crew-change point moved the Jamestown School Board to put a proposed middle school on hold Wednesday.
The action does not mean the board has given up on the school, but the move could delay construction by a year.
Burlington Northern officials announced last week up to 64 Jamestown trainmen and engineers could be relocated to the Mandan area once Jamestown becomes a run-through point. While 43 BN employees will remain in Jamestown, the board is uncertain, what consequences the railroad’s plans will have for the district.