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Christian Bible talk set for Sunday
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Friendship Suppers set at SDA
World Day of Prayer at St. Paul’s UMC
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August 3, 2016
Great Stories of the Great Plains: Jamestown's past includes military reservation
A big hunk of Jamestown was off limits to the earliest settlers to Jamestown. The Fort Seward military reservation encompassed all land between Pipestem Creek and the James River from the Northern Pacific Railroad tracks to a point about 1 mile north. It was a large area and constitutes...
August 3, 2016 - 6:32am
July 20, 2016
Brannan speaks about Talking Trails project
Shawn Brannan spoke about the Talking Trails project that is being promoted by Jamestown Tourism. The Talking Trails program is a self-guided tour of historic sites across North Dakota, Brannan said. The program is being implemented in Jamestown by Brannan with about 70 sites in...
July 20, 2016 - 5:00am
July 19, 2016
Big farms of the 1870s
We have a tendency to think large farming operations are a relatively new fixture in the world of agriculture. That's not necessarily true. While there were farmers in the past trying to make a living on a 160-acre homestead, there were also several large landowners also trying to...
July 19, 2016 - 5:00am
July 16, 2016
Peterson to visit World’s Largest Buffalo
Jamestown area residents will have an opportunity to take a selfie photo Tuesday with the World’s Largest Buffalo and Elmer Peterson, the man who sculpted the giant buffalo over 55 years ago. Now 87, Peterson continues his long career in arts, producing sculptures in his studio...
July 16, 2016 - 6:00am
July 13, 2016
Viking vessel hits snag on way to Duluth
DULUTH, Minn. – Caught in a storm of controversy, the pilots who ride aboard and guide foreign ships and sailing vessels through unfamiliar waters on Lake Superior say not to blame them if a Norwegian Viking ship fails to make it into Tall Ships Duluth in August. The Draken Harald...
July 13, 2016 - 7:06am
Writers discuss collaborative book of essays, short stories, poetry
Three Jamestown writers, Bruce Berg, Bill Kennedy and Keith Norman, have collaborated to write a new book, “BBK,” an acronym of their first names. The three spoke at the Sunday’s Front Porch Chat at the Stutsman County Museum. Each of the authors has contributed essays, short...
July 13, 2016 - 7:00am
July 12, 2016
Austria seizing Hitler's birthplace to prevent Nazi pilgrimage site
VIENNA - Austria's government moved on Tuesday to seize the house where Adolf Hitler was born to prevent it becoming a site of pilgrimage for neo-Nazis, and the country's Interior Minister said he wanted to tear it down. Hitler's family lived in the house in Braunau on the Inn for...
News/Nation and World
July 12, 2016 - 2:26pm
July 5, 2016
Great Stories of the Great Plains: Fort Seward officers all Civil War veterans
The American Civil War was recent history when Fort Seward was founded in 1872. With the conflict ending just seven years earlier, it is no wonder that the all the major officers of the fort had served in the great war between the states. Capt. Henry Goddard Thomas joined the U.S....
July 5, 2016 - 6:36am
June 29, 2016
Great Stories of the Great Plains: Hauling the mail for $1.11 per day
We often think of historic Jamestown as a railroad town. Officials founded Jamestown when the Northern Pacific tracks reached the James River, and the train was the predominant form of long-distance transportation until the automobile came along. For a period in the late 1890s, the...
June 29, 2016 - 6:49am
June 9, 2016
Front Porch Chats begin at museum Sunday
The Stutsman County Museum will again feature weekly Front Porch Chats starting Sunday. The chats begin at 2 p.m. This week, Dan Buchanan will discuss “Birding.” He will have many photos of common and not-so-common birds that frequent this area. The following week, on June 17,...
June 9, 2016 - 7:07am
June 8, 2016
Great Stories of the Great Plains: Gen. Sherman visits Jamestown in 1880
Travelers, especially celebrities, were rare in the Jamestown of 1880. The line of the Northern Pacific Railroad ended at Bismarck to the west, and there just wasn’t a lot to attract people to the plains of eastern Dakota Territory. In July of 1880, Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman...
June 8, 2016 - 7:03am
May 31, 2016
Great Stories of the Great Plains: Mont. explosion kills Jamestown man in 1895
Fire was a greater danger to towns in the past. Almost every town had devastating fires that often cleared out blocks of downtown areas. Jamestown had several such fires, but none was as devastating as the fire that struck Butte, Mont., on Jan. 17, 1895. It would appear that Thursday...
May 31, 2016 - 7:02am
May 25, 2016
Striking black gold in Stutsman County
The term “black gold” has come to mean oil. Jed Clampett struck it, or Texas tea if the song is to be believed, before he moved to Beverly Hills. In modern day North Dakota, it would be closely associated with the crude oil pumped from the Bakken formation even if the prices...
May 25, 2016 - 7:28am
May 18, 2016
U.S. returns to Italy stolen Columbus letter on Americas discovery
ROME - The United States has returned to Italy a rare copy of a letter Christopher Columbus wrote in 1493 describing his discovery of the Americas, after the document was stolen more than 25 years ago and replaced with a forgery. Police said the genuine copy, worth $1.13 million,...
News/Nation and World
May 18, 2016 - 3:20pm
Great Stories of the Great Plains: County Commission works for free in 1881
Taxes, and how tax money is spent, are always big news. After all, it is the public’s money that has been paid to the government with the understanding the funds will be used for the good of the public. That principle has remained the same through time even if the amounts have to...
May 18, 2016 - 7:06am