The Stutsman County Library building is officially for sale, Stutsman County commissioners decided Tuesday, and what that means for the James River Valley Library System has yet to be determined. “It’s all up in the air, because if the new owners want us out, if they want that whole building, we’re in trouble — we’ll have to get out,” said Commissioner Dale Marks, who is also the chairman of the JRVLS Board of Directors. “If the new owners want to work with the library until after the election, that’d be fine, (if) they’d let us stay in there until then.
LONDON - Taking a small daily dose of aspirin can significantly reduce the risk of developing - or dying from - bowel, stomach and oesophageal cancer, according to a large review of scientific studies. Researchers who analyzed all available evidence from studies and clinical trials assessing benefits and harm found that taking aspirin for 10 years could cut bowel cancer cases by around 35 percent and deaths from the disease by 40 percent. Rates of oesophageal and stomach cancer were cut by 30 percent and deaths from these cancers by 35 to 50 per
A family relationship has led to an ongoing relationship between a Jamestown church and a mission in three African countries. Debbie Kitchel, of Jamestown, attends Temple Baptist Church and resides in Jamestown for a few months of the year. The rest of the time, Kitchel mainly lives in Kenya, because she is also the CEO of Christian Mission Aid. The nonprofit was established by Kitchel and her husband, Larry, in 1986 to assist African churches and communities in meeting people’s spiritual, physical and social needs. “All the CMA programs are training programs.
After 125 years in Jamestown, First Congregational United Church of Christ is still going strong, and invites everyone in the community to celebrate its 125th anniversary. “We started out with 13 people, and we were the sixth church in town at that time,” said the Rev. Martin Nussbaum, pastor at FCUCC, adding that attendance is around 40 people a week now — and growing. The church’s birthday events will include an open house for the public from 1 to 3 p.m. and a banquet from 6 to 8 p.m., both on Saturday, Aug. 9, and a special guest speaker at the 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday, Aug.
Matt Schumacher, left, and Ross Moser, right, both University of Mary physical therapy students, play disc golf Tuesday evening at Klaus Park. Kari Lucin / The Sun
Located in the Lutz Mansion, the Stutsman County Memorial Museum not only houses history but is also historic itself — built in 1907 in the American Craftsman style. “There are so many little details in this building,” said Alden Kollman, treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Stutsman County Memorial Museum, which manages the house and the collection inside. The board has nine members, many of whom volunteer time at the museum. Four paid greeters show visitors around the multiple-story mansion.
Kari Lucin / The Sun Drag racers speed down the track during the 14th annual Jamestown Drag Races Sunday at Jamestown Regional Airport.
The crowd at the 14th annual Jamestown Drag Races watches for the green light and the roar of the engines Sunday at Jamestown Regional Airport. The races saw record numbers of participants, with 159 cars Saturday and 144 cars on Sunday. Jamestown Drag Racing Association President Leon Westerhausen said the races are “bigger and better every year.” Kari Lucin / The Sun
David Kuhn may not be running for his life, but he is running for the lives of the 70,000 people worldwide who have cystic fibrosis. Kuhn, who is blind, embarked on an 11,000-mile, 18-month run in May, raising money for and increasing awareness of the illness affecting his granddaughter, Kylie, 12. “I’m 62.
Nearly a year after moving — and more than tripling its selling space — retailer Home of Economy is in the process of adding a new entrance. When complete, the new entrance will look like the one at its Minot store, with a curve and arrow designed to resemble its logo. “It’s starting to take shape,” said Dave Jones, the director of operations for Home of Economy Inc., during a visit to the Jamestown store Thursday. “The last week and a half they’ve really made progress,” said Robert Hallberg, the store’s general manager. The new entrance is where former tenant Kmart had its garden center.