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The Jamestown City Council voted 4-0 to approve a contract to hire a new city administrator at a special meeting Thursday. The City Council came to terms with Sarah Helleckson to become the new city administrator, replacing Jeff Fuchs, who retired at the end of 2017 after 40 years of working for the city. Councilmember Pam Phillips was absent.
Amanda Thrift liked what she saw, at least conceptually, at a public input meeting hosted by the city of Jamestown on proposed changes to the downtown corridor along 1st Avenue.
If you go What: Sports & Recreation Show sponsored by i3G Media When: 4-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, 9-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3 Where: Jamestown Civic Center, 212 3rd Ave. NE Admission: Free ----
Only a few tickets were left Tuesday for the Raise the Woof Comedy Show taking place Saturday in Shady’s Restaurant & Lounge in the Gladstone Inn & Suites. The comedy show is a fundraiser for Prairie Paws Rescue. Kaye John, president and cofounder of Prairie Paws, said the animal rescue switches between Raise the Woof and Pawsta Palooza as its main fundraisers.
A Forbes man is facing multiple assault charges related to children in Dickey County. Robert Sturgis Miner, 49, was arrested Tuesday by the Dickey County Sheriff’s Office north of Forbes, with support from the James River Special Operations Team, the Red River Valley SWAT, North Dakota Highway Patrol and North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
The Jamestown Rural Fire Department will have a new fire station by year’s end. Richard Klose, Jamestown Rural Fire District Board of Directors president, said the board purchased a 3.54-acre lot in the 1300 block of 9th Street Southeast from CenturyLink on Dec. 6. The property includes an 11,341-square-foot building that will become the new fire station for the rural Fire Department. He said the Rural Fire District paid $625,000 for the lot and building.
The Jamestown /Stutsman Development Corp. Board of Directors unanimously approved an interest buydown request on Monday from Recycling Center of North Dakota LLC for up to $86,000 that would be used to convert the former Coca Cola plant in southeast Jamestown as a sort facility.
A Jud-area family lost some animals and a pole barn to a fire Friday afternoon. The Stutsman County Communications Center sent the Jamestown Rural Fire Department to the barn fire at 1:16 p.m. Friday. The barn fire happened at 5249 75th Ave. SE, Jud. Charles Block and his family live at the address and rent the farmhouse and outbuildings. He said he and his wife were working in Jamestown when the fire happened.
Jenny and Levi Peet weren’t in any big hurry Friday morning at the Buffalo Mall. The Jamestown couple were out doing some holiday shopping with their two children Aiden, 7, and Adilynn, 3. They had already been to Menards earlier Friday morning and had been to Dunham’s Sports before making their way to Home of Economy in the mall. “We don’t get up too early to go shopping the day after Thanksgiving,” Jenny Peet said.
Wimbledon is one of two North Dakota communities chosen to be part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development’s new Livable Communities program. Carol Peterson, a board member for the Wimbledon Community Grocery, said a steering committee made up of 11 people from the Wimbledon community will meet with USDA Rural Development officials today to discuss how the community will go through the new Livable Communities program process.