A Jamestown holiday tradition, the Christmas Boutique Craft and Gift Show, will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Jamestown Civic Center. “Without official record, we believe this is the 40th year of the craft show,” said Pamela Fosse, Civic Center director. “I think for probably the first 30 years it was held the Sunday after Thanksgiving, but we found that the weather just wasn’t cooperating and we began competing with other shows in the region.” Fosse said other larger holiday craft shows are now used as an advantage when scheduling the Jamestown show.
Stutsman County voters denied a quarter-percent sales tax to support an expansion and renovation of Alfred Dickey Library in Tuesday's election. Unofficial tallies on Tuesday night had 3,035 votes cast in favor of the tax with 4,223 in opposition. James River Library System Board of Directors President Gary Riffe said he was disappointed in the outcome because he and the board had encountered very little opposition to the tax. "I thought it was a good way to raise money, but we'll have to figure out a way to see what the public wants for a library," Riffe said. The tax would have been appl
Republican candidate for state tax commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger took an early lead in his race against Democratic challenger Jason Astrup and Libertarian candidate Anthony Mangnall. With 35 of 427 precincts reporting at 8 p.m., Rauschenberger had 58.96 percent of the votes, over Astrup's 35.73 percent and Mangnall's 5.17 percent. Rauschenberger worked as the state's deputy tax commissioner for four years before being appointed tax commissioner last November.
Superintendent Rob Lech received overall satisfactory ratings from the Jamestown Public School Board in his latest semi-annual superintendent evaluation required by the North Dakota Century Code. “If you look at the feedback, the feedback is pretty clear that the board is satisfied with the direction that he’s taken things,” said Greg Allen, a board member. The evaluations use a 3-point scale with 2 and up being satisfactory. Lech did not receive one review below 2 points.
There are only a few days left to RSVP for a celebration of three anniversaries at St. James Basilica in November. The Catholic church will celebrate 25 years since the church was named a basilica minor, 100 years since the church building was dedicated and 125 years since the Diocese of Jamestown was created before it was moved to Fargo. The church will celebrate with a special mass at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 23 featuring bishops from the Fargo and Bismarck Diocese, the Revs.
The Republican candidates in the District 29 legislative races say the GOP-led state Legislature has set North Dakota on the right path, but there is still much work to be...
Earlier this month, The Jamestown Sun asked readers for addresses of the best-decorated houses for Halloween. While six addresses were submitted — some repeatedly — the overwhelming response was to visit the Amy and Marty Walters residence at 1502 9th Ave. SE. “People get a kick out of it; we’re glad when people stop,” said Marty, a chemical engineer at Cargill.
Little more than a year after an Oct. 21, 2013, arson claimed Faith Lutheran Church in Valley City, the two individuals responsible were sentenced for their crimes in North Dakota Southeast Judicial District court on Monday. Andrew Michael Miklas, who is 25 or 26, Fargo, and Nicole Ellen Lindermann, who is 19 or 20, Kathryn, were sentenced by Judge James D. Hovey at the Barnes County Courthouse after changing their pleas to guilty on Aug.
David Potter, an avid woodworker and retired math teacher, said when he married his wife, Dianne, 26 years ago, she came with one child, four cats and a yarn-spinning wheel. Now, as far as he can ascertain, he said, he’s “the only guy who repairs them in six or seven states.” “Now maybe I’m wrong, but I’ve not met the person yet who does it,” he said. The Potters were in Jamestown for the weekend to attend the fifth annual North Dakota Handspinners Conference at the Civic Center on Friday and Saturday.
Alfred Dickey Library Director Joe Rector is hopeful that voters will pass a proposed quarter-percent sales tax on the ballot next week, creating a fund that will be used to help pay for the renovation and expansion of the library. “Very little (opposition) has been expressed to me,” Rector said.