A group of buffalo grazes on a hillside near the National Buffalo Museum Wednesday.
Early voting begins Tuesday at the Stutsman County Courthouse, with both local races and statewide primaries on the ballot. “Usually we don’t have lines, so they can get in and out pretty quick,” said Casey Bradley, Stutsman County auditor/chief operating officer, who said early voting typically takes about 10 minutes. Absentee voting has been in progress since May 1, and about 15 or 20 people have already voted that way or with overseas or military ballots. People can vote early at the LEC between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays beginning Tuesday.
The Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp.
People don’t seem to notice the small tree in front of the Herman house, with its white, many-petalled blooms, but if passers-by knew it was a magnolia they might slow down to take a second look. “Unfortunately, the flowers never last very long,” said Cathy Herman, whose home with husband Vernon has a 5-foot tall magnolia bush in front of it. Prior to Friday’s thunderstorms, the tree at 715 9th St.
Hail and multiple inches of rain fell in Stutsman County Friday, shattering rainfall records, covering roads with water and hampering firefighters’ efforts to halt the flames in a shop building northeast of Jamestown. “The rain was beneficial.
A new interdenominational Christian elementary school could begin classes for first- and second-graders in Jamestown as soon as the 2014-2015 school year. Building on the educational foundation of Victory Christian School, Cornerstone Christian Academy will start this fall with one combined first- and second-grade class of 15 to 20 students, one teacher and an aide. “The overall vision, we plan on taking it to a full elementary school,” said Dan Tweten, the president of the Cornerstone Christian Academy Board. Each year, the academy will expand one grade until it includes grades 1 through 5
For Jamestown kids, summer means artistic opportunities at the Arts Center, from painting to sculpture to printmaking, dancing, drama, music and more. “We wanted to make sure we offered a variety of disciplines,” said Taylor Barnes, executive director of the Arts Center in Jamestown. “We looked at what kids have enjoyed during the year and in previous years, and part of it is, you have to find professional artists that are available.” And finding them is exactly what the Arts Center did. With only one exception, each of the classes is just one week long, with morning sessions from 10 a.m.
The South Central Dakota Regional Council will move from the Center for Economic Development to the Legacy Center by September, the SCDRC Executive Board decided Wednesday. “We’re excited about it,” said Joseph Neis, the board’s president. The SCDRC will lease the space from Lutheran Social Services for about $2,200 a month, and will also pay for about $58,000 in improvements to the office space. The SCDRC’s new space will be slightly larger than its current spot in the Center for Economic Development, which is 1,385 square feet including all the office and storage space. The Legacy Center
The Stutsman County Commission is re-examining a policy that requires blade operators who plow snow from county roads to live in the small cities they plow. “The biggest concern I have is trying to keep qualified blade operators,” said Commissioner Dave Schwartz. The issue arose after a blade operator became ill and a temporary substitute was hired and permitted to live away from the area he plows, and paid mileage costs to drive there.
Releases from Jamestown Reservoir will increase to 500 cubic feet per second Wednesday, as Pipestem Reservoir releases remain unchanged at 5 cfs, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said today...