The layaway angels have arrived in Jamestown, visiting Kmart to anonymously pay for strangers' gifts left in layaway limbo days before the holidays. "I said 'If you know that lady, please call her back and tell her how much I appreciate what she did,'" said Charmaine Jacobs of Jamestown, who had three items on layaway before a benefactor paid for them all Thursday.
The Jamestown Police Department is reminding people to lock their cars, after 53 unlocked vehicles were entered and more than $1,500 worth of items stolen in a single night. Police suspect a group of juveniles to be responsible for the thefts, which occurred in all quadrants of the city Wednesday night and early Thursday morning. "I don't know that we've found all the owners yet," said LeRoy Gross, a detective sergeant with the Jamestown Police Department. The matter is still being investigated, and some victims have probably not come forward yet and may not even realize anything is missing
Author Larry Woiwode brought a little of the Old Country to the Sons of Norway Wergeland Lodge Tuesday during a reading of his new book, "The Invention of Lefse: A Christmas Story." "It was sort of a celebration of my grandmother, who made wonderful lefse," Woiwode said of the book.
The Jamestown Regional Airport Authority got a glimpse of its funding future Wednesday as its members examined the Capital Improvement Plan for North Dakota airports. "If you don't agree with this, you can talk to the (North Dakota) Aeronautics Commission and try to get them to change it," said Steve Aldinger, project engineer with Interstate Engineering, adding it probably wouldn't be easy. The CIP shows how the Aeronautics Commission and the Federal Aviation Administration will allocate federal funds for North Dakota airports from 2012-2014. Jamestown is slated to receive $255,000 for wet
Nearly at the end of its annual fundraising campaign, the Jamestown United Way has raised about 41 percent of its $185,000 goal. It doesn't sound like much, but it's actually about the same amount as they had last year at the same time, said Ben Shannon, president of the Jamestown United Way Board of Directors. Many of the larger businesses in town haven't sent in their employee donations yet, which will likely make up the difference. However, individual donations are still needed and appreciated. "If you want to donate to the community...
An 80-mile chase and a 35-minute standoff ended early Wednesday morning in the arrest of a man facing charges in another state. Jonathan Lee Oliver, 39. was wanted in Oregon for allegedly absconding from probation and failure to appear on fraud charges. "He did have a gun, but it was in a gun case. He never took it out, never brandished it," said Chad Kaiser, Stutsman County sheriff. The extradition process has already begun, and the FBI is involved due to the crossing of state lines, Kaiser said.
The Stutsman County Commission authorized the issuing of bonds for its portion of the permanent road repairs damaged by 2010 and 2009 flooding. The county could borrow up to $2.74 million for the projects. "This is like a construction loan. It's a drawdown loan so you can draw principal as you need it," said Jon M.
EDGELEY, N.D. -- Third-grade teacher Myla Buckeye's classroom in Edgeley Public School isn't a conventional classroom, and Buckeye -- winner of an Innovative Educator Challenge -- isn't a conventional teacher. "Teaching, you just get to be a kid yourself," Buckeye said. "It's pretty awesome." Her unconventional teaching tactics -- which have included standing on her head -- are reflected in her room. While it does contain 18 small desks, the room is also lit by soft lamps and decorated with homey knickknacks as well as children's schoolwork.
The Jamestown Public School Board designated 14 people for a committee that will create a strategic plan for improvements in the school's activity program. The Strategic Plan and Action Team will focus on turning the 100-plus page Athletic & Co-Curricular Activity Committee report produced by the Activities Committee Study Group into a coherent strategic plan. They will be led by facilitator Jim Boyd, and have been tasked to complete their objective in time for spring budget discussions in March. "That's a focus of this committee, to cover all the areas, and try to determine what's in the b
EDGELEY, N.D. -- Firefighters and other emergency rescue personnel learned about how to stay safe in the line of duty at the Courage to Be Safe program Saturday at the Edgeley Fire Hall. "Every year, traditionally, there's been 100 firefighter on-duty deaths, and thousands ... of preventable injuries," said Rick Graba, North Dakota advocate for the Courage to Be Safe program. Some of the deaths could not have been avoided, but the majority could have been averted. In 2005, a conference was called to try to determine the root causes of the problem.