The Men of Trinity Lutheran Church will begin preparing for Wednesday’s 48th annual Lutefisk & Meatball Supper at 8 a.m. Monday. “We do everything; we set up, do the cooking and tear down like a carnival,” said Tom Olson, a member of the annual supper committee. The 75 to 80 volunteers from the men’s group, along with about 25 members of the women’s group, will begin setting up tables and food-processing stations before diving into the 350 pounds of fish, 200 pounds of meat and 300 pounds of potatoes for the dinner.
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More than 100 people, including firefighters and their family, attended the Jamestown Fire Department's memorial statue dedication late Wednesday afternoon. That statue was purchased with funds donated to the department following the death of Deputy Chief Gerald "Jerry" Kainz over the summer. Kainz was a 46-year veteran of the JFD, and Chief Jim Reuther said donations came from all over the country. The statue is meant to honor all firefighters, past, present and future. "There's so many people that I really need to thank, and I have no clue however how to thank them all," Reuther said.
Jamestown Regional Medical Center is preparing for the possibility of a patient with the Ebola virus showing up at its doors. JRMC is following the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for dealing with a potential spread of the disease to the Jamestown area. "The JRMC Emergency Department is screening all patients with symptoms of Ebola for recent travel to Ebola-affected areas," said Jenna Bredahl, JRMC quality and risk manager, in an email.
A vehicle pursuit Tuesday afternoon ended with two arrests and several unanswered questions. Lt. James Hunt with the Jamestown Police Department said police tried to stop two women in a stolen car from Florida at Gate City Bank on suspicion of forging checks. The pursuit started at the bank and ended on Interstate 94 near Medina when the car ran out of gas. On Tuesday night Hunt said the identities of the women had yet to be determined. "They're refusing to give any information," Hunt said. "There was supposedly all kinds of cash that they (officers) could see in the vehicle.
Local residents voiced their concerns about a possible property tax hike in the Jamestown School District on Monday. The Jamestown Public School Board held a public hearing on the increase in the tax levy the school hopes will help pay off its deficit. The latest projections now have the district $825,000 in the red at the end of this school year and the district is looking to increase the mill levy from 101.82 mills to 116.18 mills for the 2014-15 school year.
Three Jamestown public schools received failing grades in a recent structural assessment of the Jamestown Public School District's nine facilities. The Jamestown Public School Board heard a report from Christopher Gibbs of the DLR Group, a Minneapolis-based architecture firm that conducted the assessment at Monday's regular meeting.
When a handful of Jamestown firefighters were asked why they chose to become a firefighter, the overwhelming response was because of a desire to give back to the community. “You’re going to hear that same echo, but basically, it’s that No. 1, we’re adrenaline junkies, no question,” said Lt. Mark Urquart, an 11-year veteran with the Jamestown Fire Department. “When the pager goes off, there’s that sense of excitement, of course. Really what drives us all at the department is that sense of community involvement and giving back.
Hunting seasons for several species of migratory birds opened last week, and as it expected, early reports to the North Dakota Game and Fish Department are showing duck and geese hunters have been very successful. “There were a lot of birds around for the opener; it looked pretty good,” said Mike Johnson, game management section leader and migratory game bird management supervisor, on Friday.
Proponents of North Dakota Measure 5 — the Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks amendment to the state constitution — spoke to a sparse crowd at the Jamestown Art Park Thursday. The campaign stop came one day after the newly formed Decision Makers for Common Sense Conservation held press conferences in opposition to the measure in Bismarck, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Grand Forks, Minot, Fargo and Williston.