Welding, bird-watching, dip-netting, testing for acidity, rocketry and geocaching are just a few of the activities four local Cub Scouts from Pack 136 tried out during their pursuit of the Boy Scouts of America SuperNova award. The boys completed work for all four Nova awards, which focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Then they completed the more in-depth requirements for the fifth award — the SuperNova. They were the first Scouts in the Northern Lights Council to do so. “We put Mentos in pop,” said Kade Christianson, 11, one of the boys who earned the award.
If a wagon train crosses your path this week in Stutsman County, there’s no need to worry about hauntings — it’s simply the 140 intrepid campers of the Fort Seward Wagon Train. The annual event allows people to experience a taste of pioneer life, by wearing period garb and making a weeklong journey as part of a wagon train. “My daughter and I have been on it three times before, and two years ago was our last time,” said Elizabeth Charles, of Maine, one of many people returning after enjoying the experience before. Charles is known as “the walking woman,” having walked the entire trail two y
Body Bliss Aesthetics will banish unwanted hair, wrinkles and spider veins and offers Botox, chemical peels, dermaplaning and other skin care services, too. “We’re going to have an open house on Monday if people just want to stop by and just see the place,” said Crystal Krapp, who owns Body Bliss along with Tina Bear. “We’re going to be doing consultations.” Bear and Krapp are registered nurses, and both have trained as aestheticians as well. The dual training allows them to offer a wider array of services. “To do some of the laser treatments, you have to be an aesthetician,” Bear said.
Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-based 12-step program for people seeking help for “hurts, habits and hang-ups,” has moved to First Baptist Church. The program is aimed at everyone who has problems, not just people struggling with addictions and alcoholism but also those who seek recovery from eating disorders, sexual abuse, codependency, domestic violence, depression, self-harm, anxiety or divorce. “Within the last six months, all of a sudden people started new groups in North Dakota,” said Sue Bjerke, who founded the Jamestown group along with Michele Carstens. Celebrate Recovery pairs the tr
The Jamestown community will unite Saturday for the 18th annual Stutsman County Relay for Life, as people walk into the early morning hours Sunday in an effort to remember people lost to cancer, honor those who recovered from it and raise money to fight it. Opening ceremonies begin at 6 p.m.
Planning continues for the expansion of the Alfred Dickey Public Library, with some preliminary drawings focusing on changing the historic Alfred Dickey as little as possible. “We talked to (the architect) before this and we told him some things that were priorities for us, and we kind of wanted to see what he’d come up with for the space,” said Library Director Joe Rector at Wednesday’s meeting of the James River Valley Library System Board of Directors. “I was happy with some of it.
Stutsman County received a credit rating of AA and a AA- for bonds from Standard & Poor’s Financial Services, which will help the county get favorable interest rates when it issues bonds. The ratings go from AAA to D, and an AA rating is the second-highest rating available. Ratings between AA and CCC may have intermediate steps with a minus or a plus. “The credit rating is like a personal credit rating.
Beth Dewald, executive director of the Buffalo Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross, has resigned, and her position in James- town could potentially move elsewhere. “It was something that has been kind of in the works for a while, and it just was time,” Dewald said of her departure from the Red Cross. Dewald had served with the Red Cross for more than 16 years in Jamestown, and prior to that, was on its board of directors.
Those who are about to rock and want to know how to do that have a new option in Jamestown — the Williams Guitar Studio, where Edgeley resident Fred Williams teaches electric, acoustic and classical guitar. “Rock, classical, blues, jazz, contemporary and traditional praise and worship and country,” Williams said, describing what he can teach his students. “From rock to Bach.” Williams, who now lives in Edgeley, hails from Conway, Arkansas.
Due to popular demand by budding costume and fashion designers, the Arts Center will offer in July a Fashion Drawing & Textiles class for students in fifth grade through high school. “It’s for older kids because they’re the ones that are asking for it,” said Bonnie Tressler, who will teach the class. A teaching artist, she majored in textiles and clothing and costuming in college. During the class, which will run from 1 to 2:30 p.m.