From the Past . . .From the files of The Jamestown Sun... Jan. 20 – Jan. 26
From the files of The Jamestown Sun...
Jan. 20 – Jan. 26
1888 – 125 Years Ago
THE COUNTY FINANCES.
Statements of the Auditor and Treasurer Showing the Disposition of the County Funds.
The regular semi-annual reports of Treasurer McGinnis and Auditor McMillan for the six months ending Dec. 31, have been prepared and are published in the Weekly Alert of this week. The treasurer’s report is a general statement of the condition of the different county funds, the amounts received and disbursed on account of the same, and shows $9,979.02 cash on hand at the first of the year. Auditor McMillan’s report enters more into the details of the county’s business, an itemized statement of the several county and school township funds, their receipts and disbursements, being presented.
1913 – 100 Years Ago
LOCAL TRAVELING MEN MAY ORGANIZE
WOULD CO-OPERATE WITH COMMERCIAL CLUB FOR WELFARE OF CITY.
There are between fifty and sixty traveling salesmen, many of them with families, residing in Jamestown. A number own their homes and have made investments and improvements here, and are personally interested in the welfare of the city. The traveling men who make headquarters here are now considering the organization of a Jamestown Council of the United Commercial Travelers.
Besides a club at Valley City there are U. C. T. Councils in six different cities of North Dakota, Fargo, Grand Forks, Devils Lake, Williston, Minot and Bismarck, but none at Jamestown. The favorable and central location of Jamestown warrants the organization of a Council at this place and it is understood that steps are being taken to put such a purpose in execution. A U. C. T. Council whose members live here and are interested in the city would lead to a co-operation between the traveling men and the Commercial club that would be of substantial benefit to all.
The influence of traveling men extends in many directions. Through them wholesale houses, railroads and other large corporations can be reached which commercial clubs are often unable to influence.
1938 – 75 Years Ago
MAYOR ZIMMERMAN TO BE CANDIDATE FOR REELECTION
Has Served Two Terms, Six Years — Review Of Civic Improvements
Mayor Oscar Zimmerman announced today that he will be a candidate for reelection at the city election in April. Mr. Zimmerman has served two terms as mayor, the first for two years and the second for four years.
During his administration, the city has erected a water softening and filtration plant, secured greatly reduced electric power and light rates, paved several blocks of Second Street west, paved Jefferson Street from Fifth Avenue to the State Hospital, widened the streets in the business district, completed the tearing down of the old Russell-Miller Milling Company mill and the erection of the city auditorium in the City Park, practically completed the preliminary work necessary for from 80 to 90 blocks of city paving, and has begun work on the remodeling of the Company H. Armory.
1963 – 50 Years Ago
Local Jaycees Make Annual Awards At Boss Night Event
P. J. Schirber, Charles Marx, H. F. Buegel and Maurice Zink received “outstanding” awards here Tuesday night at the annual Jamestown Jaycees “Boss Night” banquet, held at the Elks Club.
Schirber, who was unable to attend, was named the Outstanding Boss for the year. Marx received the Jaycees’ Key Man award, given to the Jaycees’ top member. Buegel was recipient of the group’s Distinguished Service Award, given to a person of Jaycee age who contributed in the opinion of the club, the most leadership, and service to the community. Zink, who farms near Edmunds, was awarded the group’s Outstanding Young Farmer award.
Certificates of appreciation were awarded the Jamestown Sun and radio stations KSJB and KEYJ.
Jaycee president Howard Brash reviewed the group’s past year for the crowd of about 70 which attended the event. Brash recalled that the local Jaycees had won first place honors at the state Jaycees convention last year for its community service project of maintaining the city’s camping site.
1988 – 25 Years Ago
College drive exceeds goal by $20,000
By Sun Staff
The Jamestown College fall campaign reached $94,918, surpassing its goals by about $20,000, according to college officials.
The 1986 fall campaign raised about $84,000.
The record level of giving reflects the community’s ongoing support of the four-year institution, Dr. James Walker, president, said.