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A worker with the McGruder Construction Co. uses a pnuematic hammer to break up the concrete ramp Thursday that leads up to the main entrance of the Stutsman County Courthouse. The main entrance will be torn up and new steps and a new access ramp will be poured in its place. The main entrance will be closed for the duration of the project. The public may use the entrance on the north side of the courthouse, off of Fifth Street Southeast. Chris Olson / The Sun
McGruder Construction Co. is removing the concrete steps, access ramps and portions of the sidewalk at the main entrance of the Stutsman County Courthouse. Work started this week on the project that will replace and improve the entrance with new steps, sidewalk and access ramp, as well as new entrance doors to the courthouse. The work will be completed in early October. The public may use the north entrance off of 5th Street Southeast while the work is ongoing.
North Dakota beer, brats, polka music, a Gatlin gun and a Howitzer cannon are all
Foster County’s loss is the city of LaMoure’s gain with Ian Mattice, the Foster County sheriff, resigning his post to return to LaMoure and become the city’s police chief. On Friday, Aug. 25, Mattice presented a letter of resignation to the Foster County Commission during a special meeting. Mattice said he and his family really like the city of LaMoure and he had enjoyed being LaMoure’s police chief.
The Stutsman County Park Board approved forming two committees Tue
When fuel prices increased by 10 cents a gallon last week, some people might have thought twice about their Labor Day weekend travel plans. Not Ron Lenz. Lenz, of Sutton, N.D., traveled to Deadwood, S.D., Friday for a long weekend trip before school starts at Midkota Public School Tuesday. He drove his Dodge pickup truck and said gas prices were about the same between here and Deadwood.
A boat pulling three inflatable tubes glides through the waters of the Jamestown Reservoir Sunday afternoon. Chris Olson / The Sun
They arrived in small groups, the freshmen of the University of Jamestown, to see throngs of people walking through downtown Jamestown Thursday for the annual Community Block Party. With 112 vendor booths set up along both sides of 1st Avenue South offering a wide variety of free items for UJ students and community members, all of the UJ students who attended the party got to see one of the biggest events of the year in Jamestown.
The Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office did not discriminate against former employee Elizabeth Kapp when she was fired from her job as sergeant in February 2016, according to the North Dakota Department of Labor and Human Rights. Kapp filed a charge of discrimination and retaliation with the North Dakota Department of Labor and Human Rights against the sheriff’s office on Nov. 30, 2016, according to a letter of determination from the department dated Aug. 23.
Doreen Brophy, seated, worked with her nephew and the Stutsman County Parks Board to have a bench placed at the playground along the Jamestown Reservoir in honor of her brother, Duane Brophy, who died last year and was a frequent camper at the Lakeside Marina Campground. Honoring Brophy, from left, are Mike Kesler, Lakeside Marina; Karl Berg, Marlyn Bertsch, Stutsman County Parks supervisor; Dave Schwartz, Stutsman County commissioner, and Roger Parsons and Lyndon Merch, Stusman County Parks Board workers. The concrete on which the bench sits was donated by Aggregate Industries.