After six weeks of lessons, Katherine Adams’ students know the basics of ballet and modern dance, plus a little hip-hop — and along the way, they’ve learned about magnets, math and French. Adams, an education coordinator with the Northern Plains Dance in Bismarck, has been teaching kindergarten through second grade Jamestown Public Schools students as part of a residency program through the Arts Center. “The majority of them are really enjoying it,” Adams said.
The seeds have been planted for a community garden in Jamestown, and now organizers are hoping to find people who will help the project grow. “We’re looking for interested people to carry this forward,” said Mike Dreier, who works at UTC Aerospace. As part of the Jamestown-Valley City Community Leadership Program that began in October, Dreier was part of a group of four that came up with ideas for a community project. Dreier, Wendy Malmberg, also of UTC, Gwen Dally of John Deere Seeding in Valley City and Brad Grimson of Valley Plains Equipment together decided to work on a community garden
Farmers looking to the forecast hoping for warmer weather that will allow for planting may well be disappointed this week, as the chill is expected to persist in the Stutsman County area. “The next couple days are going to be rather cold, and the rest of the week is going to be below average too,” said Ken Simosko, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Bismarck. The NWS predicted that today’s rain will change to snow tonight, with little accumulation likely due to the relatively warm ground.
Christian alternative rock band Cloverton will perform a concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at Temple Baptist Church. The group will also lead Sunday worship at the church beginning at 10:30 a.m. that day. “They’re fairly new. They’re just now starting to get a nationwide appeal,” said the Rev. Randy Brown, associate pastor of students and families at Temple Baptist Church. The group, whose sound somewhat resembles that of Coldplay or U2, is based in Manhattan, Kansas.
The escape and recapture of two tame ducks Monday ended with the friendly fowl laying two eggs at the city pound overnight. The pair of ducks was first reported loose Monday, and apparently had waddled from Business Loop West and down 1st Avenue to the parking lot across from Gun & Reel Sports, where they were apprehended on Tuesday. “They were pretty good,” said Becky Johnson, animal control officer for the Jamestown Police Department, referring to the ducks’ temperament. Johnson, two JPD officers and two helpers surrounded the ducks, and when the waterfowl tried to walk by, the humans
The canine sleuth whose name’s the title of the children’s novel “Tramp: A Detective’s Story” was a real dog, who created real mysteries for author Bill Kennedy and his family. “He was with us for 18 years,” Kennedy said of the real-life Tramp. “He ran the family.
MCHENRY, N.D. — Working together, three young sisters who love horses have made and sold more than 100 soy candles to help finance their trips to rodeo competitions. Each of the girls contributes to the Cowgirl Candles enterprise — Mackenzie Miller, 9, Ryleigh Miller, 8, and Kodie Miller, 6. “We kind of thought it would be fun.
The preliminary plat for Country Side Estates will go back to the Jamestown Planning Commission with no recommendation for either approval or disapproval, the Jamestown Building, Planning & Zoning Committee decided Tuesday. “My feedback for the Planning Commission is that I think this plat should be approved.
The soccer ball may come up to their knees and they may forget which goal to aim for without help, but none of that matters in the Jamestown Soccer Club’s new program for preschoolers. The sessions’ primary goal is to teach the kids that soccer is fun — and to get them learning a few skills while they play, said Don Schwehr, rec director and coach for the club. During last fall’s trial run, 48 children age 4 and 5 turned up, and for the spring session starting April 29, 3-year-olds — and even 2-year-olds — can join too. “All you have to be able to do is run,” Schwehr said.