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University of Jamestown senior Katianne Brockpahler not only had a summer internship last year, but she had three other internships during her time at the school. Although the average student may not have the same internship experiences as Brockpahler, experiential education is encouraged at the university in all majors, said Heidi Larson, director of career s e r v i c e s and experiential education at UJ.
The Two Rivers Activity Center may not be open yet, but members of the Building Community Capital Campaign are looking beyond September and fundraising for the second phase of the project. Amy Walters, TRAC facility manager, said the amount raised as of Tuesday, April 25, was $614,372 in donations and pledges. Work on the first part of phase two will start as soon as the funds are raised, she said. "The priority is the construction and opening, but we will have a great foundation for the campaign to continue with that momentum," Walters said.
Diane Nelson found her calling in a book of occupations. Fortyfive years after “falling into radiology,” she’s seen the department at Jamestown Regional Medical Center grow from two X-ray rooms and a darkroom to an eight-room area with state-of-the-art technology. Nelson, the radiology manager at JRMC, is retiring at the end of April after 45 years at the hospital. Nelson started at Jamestown Hospital in 1972 as a radiology technologist and became the radiology manager in 1990.
Serving on the James River Valley Library System Board has been a “learn-asyou-go” experience for first-year member Jay Nitschke. The former Jamestown High School drama director said she applied for the open position on the board after she retired because she thought it would be a good fit. “It’s a twofold thing,” Nitschke said. “My passion for the library led me there, and I also think you need to give back to your community and get actively involved.”
About 1,000 to 1,500 people gathered for the Jamestown Parks and Recreation Department's 57th Annual Easter Egg at McElroy Park on Saturday, April 15. Children picked up all the candy and eggs spread across the park in about 10 minutes.
Bright Beginnings Learning Center in Jamestown focuses on learning care in children, from infants to 5-year-olds, said Julie Williams, center director.
It’s spring in Jamestown, which means higher temperatures, rain and potholes.
Doug Hogan, Jamestown Parks and Recreation director, left, and Joe Dunn, Loaf and Jug sales associate, pose with the candy Loaf and Jug donated to the department on Thursday, April 13, for its annual Easter egg hunt. About $7,000 worth of candy was donated by the convenience store's customers over two and a half weeks, Dunn said. Katie Fairbanks / The Sun
A bill allowing electronic pull tab devices to be used by charitable gaming organizations was sent to North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum Monday after the House concurred with the Senate changes to the bill. House Bill 1216 allows electronic pull tab devices to be used by qualifying nonprofit organizations in charitable gaming.
The Jamestown Parks and Recreation District Board of Park Commissioners approved a change of rental rates for John L. Wilson Arena Monday. Junior Kautz, arena manager, said the rates now are split into a $55 prime and $50 non-prime hourly fees for renting the arena. Kautz proposed dropping those rates and adopting a $55 per-hour rate for November through February and a $70 per-hour rate for September, October, March and April. He said the costs of operating the arena are higher when the weather is nicer, so it makes sense for the rate to match that.