The Jamestown Downtown Association is seeking float entries for the 2014 Holiday Dazzle On Main Parade. The 11th annual parade begins at 7 p.m. Nov. 28 at McElroy Park and will end at the Gladstone Inn & Suites for the tree-lighting ceremony at the Jamestown Civic Center.
The city of Jamestown’s Finance and Legal Committee approved the retention of the law firm Bliss & Stebbins Tuesday to represent the city in an agreement to provide wastewater for...
Registration is underway for the annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk, which begins at 8:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day at the Park Plaza Mall. The registration fee is $25, cash or check, and can be paid at Coborn’s customer service desk, at Bank Forward, atttention: Carolyn Cichos, or online at https://james townturkeytrot.webcon nex.com/register. Checks can be made to Community Action Region VI Food Pantry, the sole beneficiary of the event’s proceeds.
Jamestown Public Schools Superintendent Rob Lech told the JPS Board Monday the district will bring in a second agency to help do background checks for the district’s new staff members. North Dakota Century Code requires schools to do background checks on staff and volunteers through the state Bureau of Criminal Investigation, but district Business Manager Sally Ost said due to a backlog of work at BCI, checks are taking several weeks to process. “Part of that, too, is that the fingerprinting takes a special technique so if the fingerprints come b
As the Christmas season closes in, a familiar sound will soon be ringing around area retailers. The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign in Jamestown officially begins today, but Salvation Army Lt. Mitch Brecto said the campaign got a “quiet opening” on Wednesday with a handful of bell ringers at the Buffalo Mall. “We’re officially going to start tomorrow (Saturday), but we’re still short quite a few ringers,” Bretco said.
It won’t be long before the Jamestown Elks Lodge 995’s Veterans Day Observance Committee reconvenes to begin planning next year’s annual Veterans Day observance. “We actually start right after Veterans Day,” said David Robertson, committee chairman. “We do a critique and we start looking for door prizes and gifts and stuff like that. It gets really active about two months before (Veterans Day).
While it was only a dusting, the snow that fell in Jamestown on Monday is going to stay for a while. Tony Merriman, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Bismarck, said high temperatures for the rest of the week and into the next will be about 20 degrees, and "we're not looking at getting above freezing anytime soon." "I think the main story is going to be how cold it's going to get," Merriman said. "We'll be socked into some cold air that's going to be hanging around for a while.
Library Director Joe Rector said he’s heard from a lot of disappointed people since Stutsman County Measure #1 was voted down in Tuesday’s general election. The measure would have created a quarter-percent sales tax that along with private donations would have been used to fund the $9 million expansion and renovation of Alfred Dickey Library in downtown Jamestown. Rector said he believed the opposition had a few different motives for rejecting the sales tax. “I think that some were concerned about the overall cost of the project,” he said.
Stutsman County’s new North Dakota State University Extension Service Agriculture Agent Alicia Harstad brings a strong agricultural background into the position she officially took up on Oct. 8. Harstad, lives with her husband — a corn, soybean, wheat and barley farmer, outside of Rogers, N.D. She grew up on a potato farm near Hoople, N.D., where she said she was very active in farm operations. Harstad later attended NDSU and received a bachelor’s degree in crop and weed science and a master’s degree in plant sciences, emphasizing in weed science.
The members of the Jamestown Regional Medical Center’s Incident Response Team participated in a mock Ebola scenario, along with 53 other Sandford Health and affiliated hospitals Thursday morning. “It’s kind of a tri-state scenario and what we would do here at our facility,” said Michelle Kunrath, JRMC public relations coordinator. JRMC Chief Nursing Officer and response team member Trisha Jungels said the point of the exercise was to test each facility’s preparedness in case of such an emergency. “Today was just about testing our system to see if we knew what to do if in fact somebody with