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River-to-river flooding throughout the region topped The Jamestown Sun’s top news events for 2009.
The list of events was compiled by the newspaper’s editorial board.
Waters rose throughout the state in March and April, causing flooding in Jamestown and surrounding areas. Flooding reached its peak in April when waters overflowed into the Jamestown Dam’s “glory hole” spillway — the first time in the dam’s 55-year history.
Dan Akey spoke at the last Rotary meeting. A Washington State University graduate, he worked in the eastern area of Oregon and has been in the potato and onion business. Akey is the director of operations at Cavendish Farms. He said he is excited about being a part of Cavendish in Jamestown. He said he and his wife have been welcomed by the community and they appreciate North Dakota values.
Cavendish Farms may soon start production again after an Aug. 31 fire damaged parts of the potato processing plant, said Dan Akey, director of operations at Cavendish Farms.
“The restoration has been going very well and we believe we’ll be back running by next week,” Akey said.
Officials at Cavendish Farms expect the James-town food-processing plant to be operational within the next four weeks, said Mary Keith, vice president of communications with Cavendish Farms, by e-mail Thursday evening.
Clean up and planning for repairs continue at the Cavendish Farms potato processing plant in Jamestown. Fire broke out around 1:30 p.m. Monday in the air emissions control equipment which is located in the fryer area of the plant, company officials said.
Cavendish Farms is closed indefinitely after a fire burned in its attic Monday, officials said.
Greg Allen, the plant’s administrative manager, said only part of the plant was damaged and he wants to get it running again soon.
“We plan to reopen,” he said.
Parts of Cavendish Farms were damaged by a fire Monday afternoon, but no one was injured.
The source of the blaze was unknown as of Monday evening, according to Jim Reuther, chief of the Jamestown Fire Department. The fire likely started in the attic, he said.
Black smoke was reported around 1:30 p.m.
Units of the Jamestown Fire Department are being dispatched to a fire at Cavendish Farms. The call went out at approximately 7:35 a.m. with a report of a fire in the fryer at the potato processing plant.
While Lance Armstrong and Alberto Contador put aside their rivalry in Wednesday’s 11th stage of the Tour de France, Tyler Farrar almost became the first American rider to win a stage at this year’s race.
Farrar was within half a bike length of catching British sprinter Mark Cavendish, who clinched his second consecutive win and fourth overall.
Teammates Alberto Contador and Lance Armstrong remained second and third in the Tour de France after a technology-free day of riding in which Britain’s Mark Cavendish won the 10th stage.
Organizers banned rider earpieces for Tuesday’s 121-mile route, forcing cyclists to devise tactics without radio instructions from team cars.
Don Bentz introduced Gregg Allen, administrative manager at Cavendish Farms, who spoke April 20 at the Kiwanis noon luncheon meeting at the Lantern Room. Allen has lived in Jamestown about 30 years, served on the Jamestown Public School Board for 12 years, chaired United Way and served on the Jamestown Hospital board. The Irving family owns Cavandish Farms and many other businesses.
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