David Luessen, The Jamestown Sun
Communication is vital to facilitating an effective estate plan, according Christina Rittenbach, North Dakota State University Extension Service agent in Stutsman County. Rittenbach, who works in family and consumer sciences, spoke on “Family Communication and Estate Planning” at the 2015 Winter Ag & Construction Expo Tuesday at the Jamestown Civic Center.
Two new homemade soup recipes will be added to the Jamestown Public Schools lunch menu after new federal nutrition guidelines have kept soup off the menu for the first semester of the 2014-15 school year. Students overwhelmingly favored adding new knoephla and chicken tortilla soup recipes to the menu after two days of taste testing over the 11 a.m. and noon lunch periods at Jamestown Public High School. New sodium restrictions went into effect this school year under the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010.
The James River Valley Library System is hoping a helping hand from the community will allow it to start a new children’s program. JRVLS Assistant Director Jennifer Senger said a Lego club is in the early stages of development, and the children’s library at Alfred Dickey is accepting all donations of the small, plastic construction blocks. Senger said the club has been on her mind for quite a while, and last week she began soliciting donations by putting up fliers. “What I intend Lego club to be is just a club where the kids will come and we will give them different challenges each time tha
Jamestown City Engineer Reed Schwartzkopf said consultants from KLJ and RDG Consulting Inc. will meet with a handful of city officials over the next couple of weeks as the first draft of the city’s Land Use and Transportation Plan is finalized. “The consultants, because of the magnitude of some of the things they’re looking at from the implementation and the practicality standpoint, are trying to get their ducks in a row,” Schwartzkopf said at Monday’s meeting of the city Planning Commission.
The bells have been silent for weeks, and after the dust has settled the local Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign ended about $14,000 below its goal. "I'm just kind of looking at things and just trying to figure out how we ended short," said Salvation Army Lt. Mitch Brecto. "I know this year we had the cold weather and it was just hard to get ringers out to even my indoor spots to ring ...
The trigger was pulled on the starting pistol and the first heat of runners began down the hill at 2 p.m. Saturday for Jamestown’s 36th annual Runnin O’ the Green. Every year the 3-mile pub crawl begins at Frontier Fort with a downhill scramble into McElroy Park. The event raises thousands of dollars every year for people fighting cancer and Camp Grassick, a summer camp for children and adults with special needs.
The Jamestown Public School Board voted 6-3 Monday not to explore options for funding a paid position for the Parent Awareness Center. Board member Terry Anderson made a motion that would have further explored the funding for and functions of the job. Anderson’s motion would have involved an independent third party negotiating the requested salary between a representative of the school administration and the PAC. Group co-founder Nellie Degen had sought $20,000 for the position, but Anderson wanted to work within a range of $10,000 to $15,000.