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Community calendar for May 27, 2017
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Community calendar of events for May 25, 2017
KC-Steele releases honor roll
May 27, 2017
FARGO—A documentary featuring eight notable North Dakota print journalists premieres Friday, June 2, at the Fargo Theater. "Inside Stories"...
May 27, 2017 - 4:48pm
Historic day: 1883 Stutsman County Courthouse opens to public
If you goWhat: Opening day for 1883 Stutsman County Courthouse Where: 504 3rd Ave. SE, Jamestown When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 26
May 27, 2017 - 6:22am
May 26, 2017
All aboard: Passenger steam locomotive to visit Fargo area next week
FARGO — A vintage steam locomotive will chug through southeastern North Dakota soon, pulling excursion cars and giving people a rare opportunity...
May 26, 2017 - 7:06pm
May 18, 2017
1883 courthouse receives some fine-tuning
The grounds around the 1883 Stutsman County Courthouse have been getting some help from experts lately.
May 18, 2017 - 6:46am
March 28, 2017
Great Stories of the Great Plains: Jamestown banker nearly perishes in 1899 New York fire
March 28, 2017 - 7:04am
March 22, 2017
Great Stories of the Great Plains: Spring cleaning in 1881 Jamestown
There is an old joke that the north lands have two seasons, winter and road construction. That was true more than a century ago. The Jamestown Alert in early April of 1881 noted that the last snowbanks were melting and street crews were already at work in Jamestown. About 15 wagons...
March 22, 2017 - 6:51am
March 15, 2017
Great Stories of the Great Plains: Keeping the beef steaks cold in 1895 Jamestown
Refrigerators come in all sizes. There are the little ones that people might keep in a dorm room or an office to the bigger ones that keep food cold in the kitchen. On the commercial scale, there are refrigerators that you can walk around in and that can store thousands of pounds...
March 15, 2017 - 6:44am
March 13, 2017
Pinke: Unexpected visit brings joy
The doorbell rang on a regular Wednesday afternoon. You have to make an effort to drive out to our house, so it's rare for the doorbell to ring...
March 13, 2017 - 2:30pm
March 9, 2017
History course requirement bills fail in ND Senate
BISMARCK—North Dakota senators killed a pair of education bills Thursday which would have introduced mandates for high school and college...
March 9, 2017 - 9:28pm
March 8, 2017
Great Stories of the Great Plains: 1897 State Hospital budget largest in state
The North Dakota State Hospital has always been an important part of the economy of Jamestown.
March 8, 2017 - 6:58am
February 28, 2017
Great Stories of the Great Plains: Promoting North Dakota settlement with bad weather
Bad weather and new settlers were the main topics of the The Jamestown Alert’s March 1902 editions. Early in the month, a nasty blizzard went through the region. The storm killed livestock across western Stutsman County and also had a human toll. The March 27, 1902, edition of the...
February 28, 2017 - 6:49am
February 21, 2017
Great Stories of the Great Plains: 1902 scam offered the chance to print money
We often hear of scams being attempted by the criminal element. All too often these things are successful. They all play on people’s desire to get something for nothing. That desire is probably as old as the use of money in the world. A front page article in a March 1902 article...
February 21, 2017 - 6:53am
February 15, 2017
Great Stories of the Great Plains: Life on the impressive Marston Moor Ranch
When people today look back on the early settlers of Stutsman County, folks commonly think of people just scraping by and living in little shanties while they worked the land to build farms that continue to operate generations later. Not all settlers that built farms on the Stutsman...
February 15, 2017 - 6:52am
February 8, 2017
Great Stories of the Great Plains: Qualifications for the newspaperman varied in 1904
Newspapers were the only media available to the general public in the early 1900s. Other than reading the local paper, the only way to keep up on local and world events was to gossip with the neighbor. That put a lot of pressure on the editors and publishers of the newspapers of...
February 8, 2017 - 6:57am
February 1, 2017
Great Stories of the Great Plains: Indoor and outdoor baseball in Jamestown in early 1900s
Baseball is often referred to as America’s pastime. Ever since its development during the American Civil War, baseball has been a favorite summer activity. It was also a winter activity in Jamestown. The game wasn’t taken nearly as seriously as the summer time activity but did...
February 1, 2017 - 6:57am