The commons area of the Jamestown High School saw a bit of color and self-expression this past week. Students in the Textiles and Clothing I class from last semester had their semester project on display last week: 43 individual quilts the students made as their final class project. Claudia Wolf, JHS family and consumer sciences teacher who teaches the class, said quilting has been making a comeback in recent years. “That is the one comment I get,” Wolf said, “from moms and dads and grandmothers is that they’re so happy to see that their daughters and granddaughters — and grandsons, there’s
A Jamestown mother of two voiced her concerns about data that will be collected on students under the new Common Core standards for education at Monday’s regular meeting of the Jamestown Public School Board. Carol Ulrich, whose children both attend school in the JPS district, said the Common Core tests go beyond checking a child’s proficiency in math or English in that they collect psychological and behavior assessments on students as well. “Most educators and parents are unaware of these changes incorporated in the new standardized Common Core testing; they are unaware that the answers chil
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is asking people to take precautions when venturing onto frozen lakes this winter. Pipestem Dam Manager Bob Martin said ice should be at least 4 inches thick to support a person and 8 inches thick to support a vehicle. “But when you say that, that’s uniform, and not too many lakes in North Dakota freeze at the exact same thickness,” he said. “That’s the biggest deal; you could have ice out there for three weeks, and it’s not all uniform.
Statistics for the Jamestown Police Department for Jan. 14 are as follows: * 4 traffic citations * 1 criminal arrest * 2 crimes investigated * 21 public assistance calls Statistics for the Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office for Jan.
A popular voice that reached many for miles beyond Jamestown has gone silent. KSJB AM 600 Music Director and afternoon host Bob Sands unexpectedly passed away Thursday from medical issues that arose while on vacation in King, N.C. “We’re all in a little bit of shock here,” said KSJB General Manager and Vice President Patrick Pfeiffer. Sands’ only surviving family is a brother in Florida, and Pfeiffer doubted any funeral services would take place locally. Sands’ real name was Robert Urry, and he was originally from Whitefish Bay, Wis. “It’s common for an announcer to have an air name,” Pfe
Bids will be opened Tuesday to select a firm to rebuild a Valley City church that was destroyed by arson nearly 15 months ago. The Rev. Jolene Knutson-Hanse, pastor at Faith Lutheran Church, said she thinks construction will begin when the ground thaws, but was unsure whether the project will be completed this year or next. She had originally hoped ground would be broken last fall. “We will know a lot more when we open those bids on the 13th,” she said. “It’s all just guesswork at this point.
About 175 middle school girls learned about STEM-related careers at the Tech Savvy workshop at the University of Jamestown on Monday. Tech Savvy was developed by the AAUW to expose girls ages 11 to 14 to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) careers. The workshop was created following AAUW’s 2010 study, “Why So Few?
Temperatures in Jamestown took a much appreciated swing upward over the New Year’s holiday, but what goes up must come down. Wednesday and Thursday saw high temperatures of 23 and 28, respectively, according to the National Weather Service in Bismarck. Today the mercury is expected to top out at 25, and it won’t get that high again for a while, said Tony Merriman, meteorologist with the NWS in Bismarck. “Saturday, that’s when we start cooling off and we’re looking at a high of 12 on Saturday for Jamestown, then Sunday a high of minus 9,” he said.
Jamestown Regional Medical Center celebrated its first birth of 2015 Thursday with the help of expectant mother Andriea Strand of Devils Lake, N.D. Strand, a waitress at Old Main Street Cafe in Devils Lake, gave birth to her third child, Brantley Korbin, at 10:14 a.m. on New Year's Day.
David Luessen / The Sun The Bank Forward sign in southwest Jamestown read 22 degrees on New Year’s Day, a drastic departure from the minus 30 wind chills that closed out 2014. See story A6.