Carrie Snyder / Forum News Service North Dakota State University freshman Levi Hoiby chisels away at his girlfriend’s ice-coated window on her vehicle Monday in Fargo.
David Luessen / The Sun An ice house, set up by a ice fisherman/men, sits on the James River near Klaus Park in Jamestown.
After three long days of hard work, the Jamestown Coborn’s is now officially a Cash Wise. Manager Kyle Wensmann said quite a bit of work went into the change, with other stores as well as contractors working side by side with local employees in shifts ranging from 6 a.m. to 7 or 8 p.m. “I would say we had — I don’t know the exact figures — but I would say we had at any given time between 15 and 20 people here hanging signs, changing tags, and at sometimes we probably had even up to 30 or 40 at some times.
David Luessen / The Sun A hungry snowman enjoys a snack across the street from Louis L’Amour Elementary School.
Good weather in store for the upcoming week.
The North Dakota branch of the Orphan Grain Train — now located in Jamestown — is “well on our way” to filling a 40-foot shipping container with supplies for Liberia, according to branch manager Elissa Rosin. The Orphan Grain Train is a non-denominational, faith-based humanitarian aid organization that fills shipping containers full of supplies for people in need around the world. “A lot of the work is disaster response … it’s to areas where people have suffered losses or need help and that’s usually where we’ll send humanitarian aid,” said Kirk Rosin, the assistant branch manager and Elissa
Mary Young, 94, lives alone in Jamestown and appreciates the daily calls she gets from people who are concerned about her well-being and just want to chat. “... and that’s good because I could be out of it,” she said. “I’m pretty near 95, so I’m getting there.” Some of those calls come from volunteers from Telecare, a program offered by Jamestown Regional Medical Center.
Sixteen local women who provide a service to the community are highlighted in Newman Signs’ annual holiday banner now on display outside the business. Chris Rathjen, administrative manager at Newman Signs, said the holiday banners have become about a 20-year tradition and began taking on themes about 10 years ago. This year the banner is divided between a 15-by-18-foot banner over the front door and a 111-by-21-foot banner along the top front of the building of Christmas-card style pictures of the women. “We just thought that it would be good to feature different women in the communit
The Jamestown Public School Board heard an update on the Two Rivers Activity Center project at its regular meeting on Monday. The TRAC will be a 24-hour, 223,000-square foot community recreation center located north of Gussner Elementary School on 5th Street Northeast. Amy Walters, TRAC committee member, said the committee is currently finalizing the operating budget and building design.
The 24th annual Free Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner at the Concordia Lutheran Church served a record 661 turkey dinners on Thursday. People packed the church’s fellowship hall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the free meal and community camaraderie as dozens of volunteers worked to get everyone fed. “Now that we’re breathing, it’s like ‘OK, now I’m tired,’” said Amy Neustel, a member of the Jamestown Community Thanksgiving Dinner Committee, on Thursday afternoon after the dinner.