On Valentine's Day, Midwesterners can show a little extra love to local charities and have donations of $10 or more matched by Dakota Medical Foundation and Impact Foundation. Giving Hearts Day is a 24-hour online fundraising event that matches donations to selected charities in North Dakota and Minnesota up to $4,000. Five of the 140 charities participating in the fifth annual Giving Hearts Day have their headquarters in Jamestown or the surrounding communities, and many others, such as the American Red Cross, include local branches -- such as the Buffalo Valley Chapter of the American Red
Prayer partners from many churches in Jamestown are teaming up to offer a Valentine Tea for women in and behind the scenes in ministry at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Zebedee Center. "We pray for the pastors by name every week.
More than 40 people from 25 health agencies in Stutsman County began working on a community health assessment and community health improvement plan Thursday. "We're hoping that this process will unite our community so that we work together to solve health problems and to make this the best place to live, work and play," said Robin Iszler, unit administrator with Central Valley Health District, which is coordinating the development process known as CHA/CHIP. The process is community health's equivalent of strategic planning, and involves assessing the state of health, setting health goals and
The old Jamestown Hospital building was added to a list of potential locations for a new library facility at Wednesday's meeting of the James River Valley Library System Library Board. "What we do today would not change," said Gary Riffe, library board member. "We would just rent space" from Lutheran Social Services, the owner of the old hospital building. The hospital building is being repurposed for about 54 apartments, some of which will be subsidized as affordable housing.
A third person will receive an official apology from the Jamestown city engineer's office regarding over-trimmed trees, after airing a complaint at the Jamestown City Council meeting Monday. "This is the third time in 14 years they've over-trimmed and butchered my trees," said Marvin Erickson, who lives on Second Avenue Southwest. While several property owners complained about city crews' aggressive tree-trimming at a Jan. 26 Jamestown Public Works Committee meeting, only two people placed their names on a list for residents wanting written apologies from the city.
General aviation will be one of four major areas of focus for the Jamestown Regional Airport Authority in the next four years, the group decided at a strategic planning meeting Saturday at City Hall. "There's a huge market in planes passing through that we're not getting because we don't have anything to offer them," said Keith Veil, Airport Authority member. The consensus of those at the meeting was that more effort needed to be made to encourage general aviation, such as recreational flying by private pilots, and improve facilities for it.
Friends and family of Greg Winson, who was diagnosed with stage four lymphoma in August, will host a spaghetti supper and silent auction benefit from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Knights of Columbus. "Of course, when we first found out it was kind of a struggle, but everyone has been a pretty good backbone for my dad to lean on," said Brooke Winson, Greg's daughter. There's little question that Greg could use the support, back or otherwise, from his hometown community of Jamestown. The tumor doctors found nestled around his spine was already five or six inches long when they found it.
The community is invited to help fight hunger by enjoying Souper Bowl events before the Super Bowl at St. John's Lutheran Church or Immanuel Lutheran Church. St. John's will be serving up three soups and accepting monetary and canned donations for local food shelves at its Souper Bowl from noon to 1 p.m. Sunday. At Immanuel's Souper Bowl of Caring, people can drop off cans of soup or other non-perishable food items and monetary contributions between approximately 9 and 11:30 a.m. Sunday. "I just hope it brings about an awareness in the community that while we're celebrating ...
The Jamestown Public Schools Music Boosters will serve up "Music to Warm the Heart" and a meal including parmesan-encrusted chicken at its fifth annual fundraising dinner Feb. 12. "We've pulled out all the stops and we're trying to raise money for these kids," said Lisa Barnick, a Music Boosters board member. About 120 people are expected to attend the annual event, which serves as the major fundraiser for the Music Boosters. "The money that the Music Boosters raise is for needs of the music department that are outside its budget," said Theresa McMillan, the group's president.
After considering renovating and adding to Alfred Dickey Library, the James River Valley Library System Board of Directors decided to continue pursuing the Essentia site for building a new library. "By the consensus of the committee, those other sites were ruled out," said Dale Marks, president of the board. "Whether we can swing this option with Essentia or not, time will tell.