Bravos and a buffalo chip to hand outThe Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos and a buffalo chip this week:
The Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos and a buffalo chip this week:
* Bravo to the Rotary and Kiwanis clubs in Jamestown for their joint efforts to maintain Camp Rokiwan. Located at Spiritwood Lake, the camp is a prime spot for family events and camping activities.
* Bravo to Sgt. Dustin Kirschenmann and Spc. Philip Kurtz of the North Dakota National Guard for designing and building a memorial honoring Spc. Philip Brown and Staff Sgt. Lance Koenig, members of Company B of the 141st Engineering Battalion. Brown and Koenig were killed in action in Iraq in 2004. The memorial is located in the hall of the National Guard Armory part of the Jamestown Civic Center.
* Bravo to Terri Folk and Dr. Justin Schweitzer, who received the Young Alumni Medallion from Jamestown College. The award recognizes alumni from the college who “exemplify the characteristics of a Jamestown College liberal arts education while demonstrating lifelong learning, community service and character.” Folk, a 2003 graduate, is employed by the American Medical Association’s Washington, D.C., office. Schweitzer is an optometrist in Sioux Falls, S.D.
* Buffalo chip to the person or persons responsible for any of the burglaries reported over the weekend. Four businesses were burglarized including two nonprofits. Anyone who has any information on burglaries at Great Dragon Buffet, The Salvation Army Thrift Store, Office Bar and Arc Treasureland should contact the Jamestown Police Department.
* Bravo to the partnership between First United Methodist Church and The Salvation Army that has led to donations of coats, other apparel and bedding to Indian reservations in the Dakotas. Florence Scherbenske of Jamestown learned of this need on reservations and enlisted others’ help to begin this program.
* Bravo to the Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp., James Valley Career and Technology Center and health professionals for teaming up to offer a health care basic skills class. This is one partnership that can help train people, add to skills and fill jobs in the community.
* Bravo to the Paws in the Park event held last week in McElroy Park in Jamestown. The annual fundraiser helped Prairie Paws Rescue, Creature Comforts and the Healthy Lifestyles Coalition and gave dog owners and others who love pets a chance to take in demonstrations and other activities in the park.
* Bravo to organizers of the annual Central North Dakota Steam Thresher’s Reunion at New Rockford. The event keeps history alive and gives people a chance to see how steam threshers work.
* Bravo to the dedication of the Liechty Center Taber Hall renovation project. The ribbon-cutting was held during the dedication on Friday. Improvements were made to the entrance, west side of the biulding, lobby and lower level along with an elevator.
(Editorials are the opinion of Jamestown Sun management and the newspaper’s editorial board)