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Pettibone residents may have the option of getting better quality water yet this summer, according to Cory Mack, mayor of the Kidder County city. Pettibone is located in the northeastern corner of Kidder County and had a population of 70 people, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. "We've been working on getting better quality water here for about a year," Mack said. "Now, everyone has their own well with extremely hard water. Most people have a water softener, but there is still a lot of calcium."
Weather conditions this winter have been perfect for the ground to freeze deeper than normal, according to Josh Clocksene, underground utility manager at Scherbenske Inc., a Jamestown area excavating company. “No snow and cold weather,” he said. “It depends on the soil type and conditions, but the deepest we’ve seen (this year) is 5 feet.” Average frost depths are between 3 and 4 feet in the area, Clocksene said. Last year at this time, frost was about 1 foot deep.
Jamestown Mayor Katie Andersen is seeking her third term in office and is circulating a petition to place her name on the ballot. A n d e r s - en said she made up her mind to run for re-election during Gov. Doug Burgum’s State of the State address on Jan. 23.
The city of Jamestown will reimburse Otter Tail Power Company for moving poles and electrical lines as part of the street and sidewalk projects near the Two Rivers Activity Center. Ritchie Wolf, electrical engineer for Otter Tail Power, told the City Council Monday, Feb. 5, the move was required when the sidewalks were widened as part of the project. This required Otter Tail Power to purchase additional right of way for its power line.
A program to manage and utilize volunteers was about to end because of a loss of grant funding when a Jamestown woman stepped up and not only found a way to continue the program but expand it. Deb Lee received the Above & Beyond Award at the Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce banquet Thursday for that and other efforts in the community. Lee is the volunteer coordinator for the Jamestown Volunteer Center and store manager of the Dakota Store in Jamestown.
The Jamestown Public Works Committee authorized the city attorney to begin default proceedings against the Recycling Center of North Dakota on Feb. 1. The committee voted 3-0 Tuesday, with Mayor Katie Andersen and Council members Ramone Gumke and Pam Phillips voting in favor to begin the proceedings; Councilmen Dan Buchanan and Steve Brubakken were absent.
The North Dakota Coalition for Homeless People has terminated its paid staff and closed its state office in Bismarck, according to Diana Hall, chair of its board of directors. “We’ve had a number of budget cuts and unfortunately, we didn’t have the money to pay staff,” she said. “The members of the board have taken on the duties of lobbying and advocacy and we’re hiring a manager to handle financial responsibilities.”
BISMARCK, N.D.—The North Dakota Coalition for Homeless People has terminated its paid staff and closed its state office in Bismarck, N.D., according to Diana Hall, chair of its board of directors. "We've had a number of budget cuts, and unfortunately, we didn't have the money to pay staff," she said. "The members of the board have taken on the duties of lobbying and advocacy, and we're hiring a manager to handle financial responsibilities."
Miss America Cara Mund said Saturday she had seen the difference that Make-A-Wish makes in the life of people struggling with health problems. Mund, 23, promoted her favorite cause Saturday at the Denim & Diamonds Gala in Jamestown. Mund is not only the first Miss North Dakota to win the national crown, but the first to promote Make-A-Wish as her platform. “It still seems like a dream,” she said. “but I am grateful to be back in the state.”