Storytelling, humor and traditional Celtic music played on a guitar will be the centerpieces of Jerry Barlow’s upcoming concert at the Arts Center in Jamestown. Once a country music performer, Barlow began playing Celtic traditional music and writing his own Celtic-styled tunes after moving to the Appalachian Mountains. There, he found a distinct Celtic influence on the local country and folk music scene. “The more I got into it, the more I realized — that’s the Celtic influence that I’m really liking.
As temperatures soared, so did attendance at the Stutsman County Fair — up approximately 25 percent over last year’s, according to Mike Williams, president of the Stutsman County Fair Board of Directors. “Our attendance was amazing.
She isn’t asking for any birthday presents and she wouldn’t be able to pen a thank-you note if she got any, but everyone is still invited to White Cloud’s 18th Birthday Celebration and Tatanka Festival this weekend. The festival includes many activities, including a parade, classic car show, live music, grilled buffalo burgers, a Gatling gun and Howitzer cannon demonstration and free birthday cupcakes. “It’ll be a fun weekend,” said Lisa Hicks, executive director of the Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce.
A bag of leftover pork chops, muffins or potatoes could be the difference between going to bed hungry and having a nutritious meal for some local people. Daily Bread – Jamestown is working on getting those leftovers where they are needed most, and Tuesday’s $2,000 Gratitude Grant from the Elks National Foundation will help with storing them. The grant was used to purchase six freezers for food storage from Lifestyle Appliance, plus $200 in freezer bags for the certified kitchens that donate leftovers to the program. “The program’s going well,” said Deacon Tom Geffre, chaplain at Ave Maria V
The Stutsman County Commission unanimously approved increasing the salary for an as-yet unfilled position as 4-H program assistant Tuesday. “We have had a really difficult time filling” the position, said Christina Rittenbach, Stutsman County Extension agent. The position has been offered three times, but was turned down all three times, she said, and since the last time the job was offered to an applicant, no new applications have come in. Rittenbach and the North Dakota State University Extension Service requested that the salary for the job be increased to see if that would generate inte
For some people, until they get a nibble of their favorite fair food, they haven’t really been to the fair at all. “The fair wouldn’t be the same without it,” said Pat Stockert, secretary of the Stutsman County Fair Board of Directors. What “it” is depends on who you ask. This year’s lineup of tasty treats includes root beer floats, malts, ice cream treats, slushies, fresh-squeezed lemonade, fresh-popped caramel corn, two varieties of mini-donuts and fry bread. On the savory side, there’ll be walking and Indian tacos, multiple varieties of cheese curds, Polish sausage, Italian footlongs, f
All may be quiet on the outside of the historic Stutsman County Courthouse, but workers recently began putting in a new heating system for the building, which will cost a little more than $200,000. “The plan’s still the same — to eventually open it up as a state historic site, and that’s why we are doing the rehab,” said Fern Swenson, director of the Archaeology and Historic Preservation Division of the State Historical Society of North Dakota, which owns the 1883 courthouse. The mechanical system includes a boiler, which will be placed in the basement, and will provide heat and temperature
It won’t be hard to find something to be interested in at the upcoming Stutsman County Fair, which kicks off on Wednesday and goes through Saturday. After all, there’s plenty to choose from — fair food, rodeo, more than two dozen carnival rides, live music, auto racing and a vast showcase of more than 1,600 livestock and static projects. “We just hope for good weather,” said Marvin Frey, vice president of the Stutsman County Fair Board of Directors.
Though not color-blind, Kenneth Andersen sees the world in black and white — and that’s how the West Fargo man takes the large-scale film photographs in his exhibit, “What Was – What Is,” at the Arts Center. “I grew up with black and white … it strips it all down to the gray tones,” Andersen said of his work. “It just takes the color away.
A fire reported at about 6:20 p.m. Tuesday destroyed an abandoned building just east of Jamestown Regional Airport, after sparks from a pile of burning debris ignited it. The Jamestown Rural Fire Department prevented the flames from spreading to two nearby buildings using four trucks and 10 firefighters, ending the fire in about an hour. Kari Lucin / The Sun