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Bull riders competed in the Duel in the Dirt at the Jamestown Civic Center Friday and Saturday evening. Competitors from around the world tried their best to stay on the back of the bull for 8 seconds. Keith Norman / The Sun
Gov. Doug Burgum will hear about a lot of different topics on Tuesday when he comes to Jamestown to discuss his Main Street Initiative. Burgum will tour Jamestown before meeting with community leaders at Harold Newman Arena at the University of Jamestown. The event is by invitation and will include members from the boards of the Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp., the Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce, Jamestown City Council and Stutsman County Commission.
An ice house went into the water at Pipestem Dam earlier this week, according to Bob Martin, dam manager for the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. The ice house had been placed on the ice near the Parkhurst boat ramp and broke through Wednesday or Thursday. Martin said the lake was completely iced over last weekend but wind action, higher temperatures and releases from the dam caused some areas of ice to break up, resulting in open water in parts of the lake. The same actions likely weakened the ice in other parts of the lake including where the ice house had been placed.
A do-it-yourself project from 1964 is bringing enjoyment to the residents of Ave Maria Village and the Heritage Centre of Jamestown on a weekly basis. Starting with some plans from a magazine and an accordion he couldn't play, Gene Cysewski built what he calls a chord organ. Tim Burchill, CEO of Ave Maria Village and the accordion player during Friday happy hour there, called it a unique instrument or a non-squeeze box.
The Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. approved a new marketing and communications plan with the goal of adding to the region's workforce and recruiting new businesses. The plan has a not-to-exceed cost of $47,000 over six months of operations. The JSDC may withdraw from the project at any time and pay only for the hours of work performed to that point. The plan now moves to the Jamestown City Council and Stutsman County Commission for review and final action.
Maintaining the stalemate of the Cold War put a lot of pressure on the young men who manned the Minuteman Missile installations during the height of the tension between the United States and the Soviet Union in the years after World War II. "It was a situation where both sides of the Cold War had mutually assured destruction," said Warren Tobin, a former captain of the 321st Strategic Missile Wing. "You can't really win a nuclear war. You need to be ready so that the other guy knows you're ready. It works both ways."
Changes in law approved by the 2017 North Dakota Legislature could reduce the number of people facing felony charges and help eliminate prison crowding, according to Sen. John Grabinger, D-Jamestown. Grabinger was a member of the Incarceration Issues Committee that introduced House Bill 1041 which changed the penalties for some offenses including drug-related crimes. The bill passed with bipartisan support and was signed into law by Gov. Doug Burgum.
Crews from H & H Holdings were busy setting rafters Tuesday on
Recycling Center of North Dakota has until Nov. 21 to confirm to the Jamestown City Council it has arranged financing to implement the residential recycling program or that it can proceed without a loan. If it fails to meet that deadline, the City Council could terminate the contract during a special meeting at the time, according to Jamestown Mayor Katie Andersen.
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.