They remember the reddish-brown hair, and freckled face and a smile that gave them goose bumps.
They remember the crowd, an organic thing as big and boisterous as any homecoming assembly they’d seen, with the people roused by a helicopter landing on campus, the sudden sounding of ruffles and flourishes, and a band’s spirited playing of “Hail to the Chief.”
By Chuck Haga, Grand Forks Herald
, September 22, 2008
About 30,000 people attended events planned for Jamestown’s 125th anniversary celebration, spending nearly $3 million dollars here in two weeks.
The dollars generated exceeded expectations, said Nina Sneider, director of the Buffalo City Tourism Foundation, although she said she didn’t know what to expect.
Nearly 400 people worshipped in DeNault Auditorium of Jamestown College’s Reiland Hall on Sunday at the Community Worship Service sponsored by The Jamestown Ministerial Association. The service was the final event of the city’s 125th Anniversary Celebration.
On June 29, we made it a point to attend the polka party at the CSi parking lot. Though we don’t commonly participate as dancers, we decided to enjoy the beautiful day with some peppy music. Because there was a weather delay for the air show, the owners of CSi had to do many things at the last minute to accommodate those planning to attend the music on Sunday.
Harold and Doreen Kolrud, Jamestown
, July 10, 2008
There was an audible, collective gasp from the audience at Jamestown High School July 1 when Peggy Lee, a.k.a. Kate Stevenson, took the stage. The resemblance between her and Lee was remarkable, and the comparisons didn’t end there.
Mary Faith Young is well known to anyone interested in the history of Jamestown or looking for their roots. Through the years, she’s become the clearing house and conduit to Jamestown’s past.
Her gift is personalizing that history, finding and sharing information about the greats and not-so-greats, who peopled Jamestown in its past. Her phone rings regularly with queries from descendents or from someone eager to share some tidbit of historical information about an ancestor.
“I’ve got so many good things going right now,” Young said. “But there’s just not enough time for everything.”
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