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The community benefits by supporting the annual Red Kettle Campaign of the Jamestown Salvation Army, which kicked off this week. That support makes a difference all year long to people in need in the community, so consider donating money to help the Salvation Army meet its campaign goal. The organization makes a difference for individuals and families in times of need with direct assistance, programs and spiritual support.
A Jamestown man participated in a survey that precisely determined the location of the grave of President John F. Kennedy about a month after he was assassinated in 1963. Jerry Brickner, who is currently an engineer with the Stutsman County Road Department, still doesn’t know why. Brickner was a 25-year-old member of an Army unit that specialized in making maps. Six soldiers in the unit were tasked with determining the latitude and longitude of the center of Kennedy’s grave within half-inch accuracy.
A local official charged with treating drug abuse isn’t sure what the declaration by President Donald Trump of opioid abuse as a public health emergency will mean for local agencies, but does know the drugs are dangerous and causing problems in our area. “Opiates, and substance use more broadly, does not discriminate and impacts people across socioeconomic, racial and age groups,” said Dan Cramer, regional director for South Central Human Service Center.
The Jamestown residential recycling contract will be amended to set a new deadline for the start of operations at the Nov. 6 City Council meeting.
Strong winds Thursday prompted the North Dakota Department of Transportation to urge motorists to use caution and warn drivers of high-profile and other over-dimension vehicles that travel is prohibited when conditions could cause the vehicle to swerve, whip or sway. “I would say it is impacting traffic but not out of the ordinary,” said Bryan Niewind, a sergeant with the North Dakota Highway Patrol. “It can create some issues for high-profile vehicles especially if they are empty.”
Jamestown Police Department officers responded to what is being described as an accidental shooting Tuesday night, according to Lt. Justin Blinsky.
The Jamestown Finance & Legal Committee authorized the city
Emily Lang, 11, a happiness ambasador for Don’s House of Flowers, gives a bouquet to Elayne Patzner at the post office in Jamestown Wednesday. Emily gave Patzner two bouquets, one for herself and another to give away as part of “Petal it Forward.” Don’s House of Flowers gave away 200 bouquets to surprised people around the community. Keith Norman / The Sun
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