A response to the two bids on Essential Air Service to Jamestown Regional Airport has been drafted, calling Great Lakes Aviation's proposal "vastly preferable" to that of Sovereign Air. However, the letter -- presented at Wednesday's meeting of the Jamestown Regional Airport Authority -- does ask some questions about the Great Lakes bid for Jamestown's EAS contract. EAS uses federal funds to subsidize commercial flights to small communities. "Much has changed since Great Lakes Aviation served our community ...
In a neck-and-neck race, three area companies competed to gather the most items for the Salvation Army Food Pantry in Jamestown. Together, Cavendish Farms and Goodrich Cargo Systems, both of Jamestown, and Cargill Malt, of Spiritwood, gathered 2,811 pounds of food and necessities. "If people would do challenges throughout the year... our food pantry would stay full," said Lt.
Four Jamestown congregations will unite for a Thanksgiving Eve service, praising God and offering songs of thanksgiving as a group for the fifth year in a row. The community Thanksgiving worship service will begin at 7 p.m. Nov. 23 at Trinity Lutheran Church. It will be Trinity's second time hosting the service, which rotates between the four Jamestown Evangelical Lutheran Church in America congregations -- Atonement Lutheran Church, Immanuel Lutheran Church, St.
Passion and inspiration are the foundations of selfless leadership, Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi learned during her false imprisonment in Iran. "I think leadership is not a natural ability. I think it's a series of characteristics we form throughout our experiences that cause us to gain a firm conviction about something," Saberi told Jamestown College students and community members Thursday at DeNault Auditorium. Saberi was the keynote speaker for the Character in Leadership Conference, part of the college's program aimed at shaping new ethical leaders.
Amid the turmoil of Wednesday's midday standoff, law enforcement officials evacuated at least one business in the busy Jamestown downtown area. "My employees had to leave the building when the incident started," said Katie Andersen, co-owner of Martinizing Dry Cleaning and Jamestown mayor. "They went over to Gun & Reel and were in an area without any windows." Three employees from Martinizing Dry Cleaning took refuge in Gun & Reel Sports.
Spotting a trend toward more student transfers from community colleges, Jamestown College added a transfer specialist to its 145-person staff this year. "What we noticed was, for various reasons, enrollment at community college has increased," said Tena Lawrence, dean of enrollment management. "High school students are hearing about this and being urged to consider it, even if they're not on the technical (trade) track." Transfer Specialist Mary Jensen's position was approved in January at the college's board meeting, in response to changes in higher education enrollment, Lawrence said.
What's made of potatoes and can be eaten with butter, sugar, brown sugar, jam, salsa or even -- by the brave -- lutefisk? Making lefse was the goal of the 15 members of the Sons of Norway Wergeland Lodge who gathered in the Immanuel Lutheran Church kitchen Saturday, preparing the Norwegian delicacy for a bake sale fundraiser later this month. "I love lefse. I've eaten lefse my entire life.
Using information provided by counties, the 911 service and landowners themselves, the Great Plains Directory Service has been producing plat books for 20 years. "We want to show the rural land, who owns it and who lives there," said Al Vannett, who owns the business. Generally, a plat book includes fairly detailed maps of rural land, by township, including the names of the owners and the locations of the farmsteads. Traditionally, plat books have been used mostly by farmers, many of whom were simply curious about their neighbors. "Lots of people have lots of uses for them," Vannett said.
Who was Jesus? What did he say, what did he do and what's the point? Those are the questions author and speaker Rick James, writer of "Jesus Without Religion," will address during a presentation at 8 p.m. Tuesday at DeNault Auditorium, in the Reiland Fine Arts Center on the Jamestown College campus. The public is invited to attend the free, ecumenical event. A freewill offering will be taken. "(It's) comedy along with sharing the Gospel, and (he) shares things in very plain language," said Sheri Gunderson, chairman of the Religious Life Committee at Jamestown College.
Rates for cabins along the Jamestown Reservoir will increase to $2,360 for year-round cabins and $1,180 for seasonal cabins for 2012. Though several people who own cabins and lease land at the Reservoir requested that their rates be unchanged given increased costs because of high water, the Stutsman County Park Board could not oblige at its meeting Tuesday evening. Minimum rates for land rental are set by the Bureau of Reclamation.