In 2014 The Jamestown Sun reported on several events that have had a significant impact on the community. The Jamestown Sun news department chose the official announcement by CHS to construct a $3 billion nitrogen fertilizer plant near Spiritwood as the top story of the year. The top 10 stories chosen by The Sun are: 1. CHS announces construction One event that will change the Stutsman County horizon forever was the CHS’s official announcement of the construction of a $3 billion nitrogen fertilizer plant at Spiritwood.
Some arctic air snuck into Jamestown after Christmas, and according to the National Weather Service, it isn’t leaving anytime soon. The NWS has issued a wind chill advisory for the entire day today which includes Stutsman County and several areas in western North Dakota. The weather service said chills can be as low as 35 degrees below zero. NWS Meteorologist Michael Mathews said the easiest way to explain the cold snap is “it’s just that time of year.” “It’s some arctic air pushing down from Canada into the Northern Plains and then into the central part of the United States,” he said.
The Christmas shopping season was still going strong Friday, the day after the holiday. “I’ve seen quite a few people coming in and out, seems like there’s been a lot of traffic up here,” said Bev Dawson, administrative assistant at the Buffalo Mall. “I would say in front of my office it seems like people have been fairly brisk.” Reuters reported Friday that the U.S. economy grew faster during this quarter than it has in the past 11 years, thanks heavily to holiday shopping.
A Northern Plains Electric Cooperative worker continues holiday transitions started by his father.
The Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that three Jamestown police officers who were involved in a 2010 shooting will receive qualified immunity in a civil suit claiming excessive force was used. Officers Joseph Stadler, Michael Craig and Sidney Mann fired shots at Michael Partlow after Partlow confronted them with a shotgun outside of a Jamestown apartment. Police responded to his apartment on Sept. 18, 2010, after a night of drinking with his aunt and her boyfriend.
The city-owned Jamestown Civic Center is getting some much-needed upgrades. Seats in the upper concourse are being replaced, and City Councilman Dan Buchanan, who is a Civic Center portfolio holder, said soon bids will be put out to replace the building’s basketball floor. “(The seats) were considered kind of worn out and just beyond useful life,” Buchanan said.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An overseas tip investigators received six years after one of the biggest art heists in Los Angeles led to the return of nine stolen paintings, including works by Marc Chagall and Diego Rivera , collectively worth as much as $24 million, police and FBI said on Friday. The paintings were recovered in an FBI sting operation in which a suspect,&nbs
Salvation Army Lt. Mitch Brecto said there are only a few days remaining in the Red Kettle Campaign and donations were at around $85,000 as of Thursday morning, well below the end-of-the-month goal of $156,000. “It’s just kind of a race to the finish and it’s a roller-coaster ride again,” Brecto said.
A Kansas City pastor said he and his family are happy to be moving to Jamestown. The Rev. Matthew Zimmer will give his first sermon at the First Church of the Nazarene on Jan. 4. “We’re just really excited about being part of the Jamestown community,” Zimmer said. “We’re looking forward to meeting our current parishioners and meeting new people and just being part of a community again.
The James River Valley Library System Board of Directors hopes to discuss a plan to better serve its patrons at its next board meeting on Jan. 21. In November’s general election voters rejected a quarter-percent sales tax to fund a $9 million renovation and expansion of Alfred Dickey Library. At the board’s regular meeting on Wednesday, Development Director Bill Kennedy said he has been meeting with a number of people since the Nov. 4 vote who have helped him develop a number of options.