Children in grades 1-4 run for candy and prizes at the start of the annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday in McElroy Park. The egg hunt was sponsored by Jamestown Parks and Recreation and Elks Lodge No. 995. Younger children hunted in another group. Kari Lucin / The Sun
The grassland fire danger index crept up to “high” for Stutsman County and eastern North Dakota over the weekend, as temperatures stayed high and dry conditions prevailed across the state. “Just make sure to be cognizant of the weather conditions, and if it’s dry, don’t burn anything,” advised Brian Paulson, assistant fire chief with the Jamestown Fire Department. Anyone who does a controlled burn should be sure to call ahead to the Law Enforcement Center to let dispatchers know where and when the burn will be, Paulson added. The fire danger index is meant to show the likelihood that a fire
One girl pushes another girl on a swing on Saturday in McElroy Park.With warm temperatures and sunshine prevailing, many young people opted to remain in the park to play following the annual Easter Egg Hunt. Kari Lucin / The Sun
A week of rescue work has resulted in a menagerie of animals for Prairie Paws Rescue — 20 dogs, three cats, one rabbit and 15 goldfish. Most of the animals came from two separate rescue efforts. On Monday, a South Dakota dog breeder gave Prairie Paws six dogs, followed by another four dogs on Tuesday night. “They were forced to move, so they had decided to get rid of their dogs — they don’t have a place that will allow them to have the dogs,” said Becky Johnson, co-founder of Prairie Paws. On Thursday night, the Wells County Sheriff’s Department contacted Prairie Paws about another case in
Every year one local live comedy show breaks the tongue-in-cheek promise implied in its title, and this year, participants in the 30th Annual Last Comedy Revue aren’t even sorry. While the event is indeed the 30th of its kind, occurs once a year and features comedy in a revue, it almost certainly isn’t actually the “last.” “We lie a lot — (for) 30 straight years,” said Bruce Berg, who founded the event and will once again serve as its director and emcee. The show, featuring both sketch comedy and stand-up, begins at 7:30 p.m.
A legislative bill that would increase training requirements for assessors prompted Stutsman County commissioners to discuss on Tuesday hiring an additional assessor at the county level. Currently, some townships in Stutsman County have their own assessors and others contract with the county for assessing services for a fee. Should the North Dakota Legislature pass the bill, however, township assessors would be required to undergo 180 hours of training initially and 10 hours per year afterward to remain certified. That’s a significant increase over the initial current requirements of 24 hou
A group of University of Jamestown students hopes to protect freedom of speech for North Dakota students through the New Voices Act. If passed, the three-pronged law would protect student speech for students attending public and private colleges and universities, as well as high school students. Advocates are still working on the text of the law, gathering support for it and preparing to bring it to legislators for vetting as soon as this summer. “It certainly would put North Dakota in a national position for leadership as having one of the strongest and best laws protecting student express
Mrs. Jamestown Eliza Potratz earned the title of Mrs. North Dakota Saturday at the 2014 Mrs.
One size does not fit all when it comes to Worldwide Pants. David Letterman's production company will have no ownership stake in “The Late Show” when Stephen Colbert takes over next year, a person with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap. See video: Stephen Colbert's 10 Most Popular ‘Colbert Report’ Moments While there is still no exact exit date for Letterman's 2015 retirement, Dave will likely have another 12 months behind the CBS desk, the person added. Since Comedy Central revealed earlier on Thursday that Colbert will stay at “The
People reading “Chasing the Strawberry Moon: Hitchhiking (for girls)” may not recognize Valley City in the novel, but it’s there, bridges, parks and all, under the name “Felicity.” Unlike Dawson and Oriska, which remained the same, and Spiritwood, which shifted only slightly to become Spirit Wood in the book, Valley City’s name was altered for a simple reason. “I wanted to change that name because I had some unsavory characters in my story there,” said author Judith A. Grout, who lives in Arizona.