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The Stutsman County Fair is not all fun and entertainment for 4-H club members participating. Leaders say the competitors, especially those with livestock, spend a good deal of the fair taking care of their projects. The 4-H members' efforts even start when they are young. Molly Wilson, age 7, a member of Country Kids 4-H club, said that while the rides were the most fun at the fair, walking her calf was the fun part of her 4-H project. Molly was showing a dairy calf the family had leased from Entzminger Dairy.
Jamestown beat the statewide trend of declining taxable sales during the first quarter of 2016, according to the Office of State Tax Commissioner. The first quarter report, issued Tuesday, showed taxable sales in North Dakota for the first quarter of 2016 were down 33 percent when compared to the same period in 2015. Jamestown taxable sales increased 6.4 percent for the same period. "It's great," said Connie Ova, CEO of the Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. "You can tell we're sustaining at least part of our growth."
For 40 of the past 42 years, Charlie Kourajian has represented Jamestown citizens as either mayor or councilman. That career came to an end Tuesday when Kourajian was presented a...
For 40 of the past 42 years, Charlie Kourajian has represented Jamestown citizens as either mayor or councilman. That career came to an end Tuesday when Kourajian was presented a plaque honoring his service during his last meeting on the City Council. "To be a representative of the city has been a privilege that I didn't take lightly," he said, prior to the meeting.
We often think of historic Jamestown as a railroad town. Officials founded Jamestown when the Northern Pacific tracks reached the James River, and the train was the predominant form of...
Councilman Dan Buchanan will serve as president of the Jamestown City Council for the next year after he was unanimously elected to the post during the City Council's organizational meeting. The president of the City Council presides over meetings in the absence of the mayor. Ramone Gumke, the previous president of the City Council, was elected as vice president of the Council.
Four people were sentenced recently on felony charges in Southeast District Court in Jamestown. Alan Dale Onefeather 33, McLaughlin, S.D., pleaded guilty to terrorizing, a Class C felony. Onefeather was accused of brandishing a firearm under circumstances indicating a willingness to use it on Oct. 5, 2015. Judge Thomas Merrick sentenced Onefeather to two days in the Stutsman County Correctional Center with credit for two days served and placed him on two years supervised probation and ordered not to own a firearm for two years.
Residents could see an increase of $2.10 per month to utility bills after the Jamestown Public Works Committee moved closer to adopting a stormwater utility during its meeting Thursday. The $2.10 fee is based on preliminary estimates, according to Jamestown Mayor Katie Andersen. The actual fee will be based on the average lot size and the portion of the lot that has concrete or other impervious surface which creates runoff during rain or melting snow. Commercial properties would also pay fees based on the same factors.
A Kathryn, N.D., couple is scheduled to make an initial appearance on Tuesday on a charge of animal neglect after 64 dogs were seized from their property last week, according to Southeast District Court records. Ginger, either 31 or 32, and Karl Helland, either 32 or 33, were each charged with animal neglect. A review by a Southeast District Court judge found there was probable cause for the case to continue. Court records indicate Judge Jay Schmitz has been assigned to the case. Animal neglect is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by one year in prison and a $3,000 fine.
Summer storms have changed little over the centuries. Weather systems sweep across the prairies, bringing winds, rain, lightning and sometimes tornadoes and hail. Modern technology provides watches and warnings that are now delivered through smartphone apps as well as sirens and radio. People are much better informed about the weather, but there is still little we can do about it.