Officials will test the warning sirens in Stutsman County Wednesday, April 26, as part of Severe Summer Weather Awareness Week, according to Jerry Bergquist, Stutsman County emergency manager and 911 coordinator. The test is planned for sometime after 11 a.m. Sirens in Jamestown, Medina, Streeter, Buchanan and Cleveland will sound for about four minutes.
Work on N.D. Highway 20 from Jamestown north to N.D. Highway 9 will begin Tuesday, April 25, according to the North Dakota Department of Transportation. The state highway will be widened, and there will be a curve realignment and resurfacing work. During construction, speeds will be reduced to 25 to 40 mph, there will be a 12-foot width restriction, and gravel and oil may be present on the roadway. Drivers should expect traffic delays during construction.
The Jamestown Police Department is asking for the public’s help in providing information about a series of criminal mischief cases that happened April 7-8. Detective Brian Miller said three vehicles and one business were damaged by what appears to be a BB gun on the night of April 7 into the morning hours of April 8. Miller said he would not identify the victims of these crimes nor disclose addresses because the addresses would identify the victims.
Jamestown First Assembly’s Annual Pinewood Derby is at 6 p.m. May 21. The event is open to all age groups: children, teens, adults and families. Car kits are available for $5, and those who need help in cutting out the design for their car, there are workdays taking place at the church. They are Saturdays, April 29, May 6 and May 13, from 10 a.m. to noon each day. Jamestown First Assembly is located at 1720 8th Ave. SW, Jamestown, across from Conlin’s Furniture. For more information, call the church at 252-4092.
The next Jamestown Community Prayer Meeting will be held from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 22, at Grace Episcopal Church, located at 407 2nd Ave NE. All are welcome to attend.
Hillcrest Lutheran Academy Choir of Fergus Falls, Minn., will perform at 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday, April 23, at Victory Lutheran Church in Jamestown. All 43 choir members are senior high school students at Hillcrest Lutheran Academy.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamestown will hold its Friendship Suppers from 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, at the church. The menu is knephla soup, grilled cheese sandwiches, lettuce salad, deviled eggs and a pistachio dessert. The meals are free, and attendees are encouraged to bring a friend or family members. If a ride is needed, call Deb at (701) 269-9852. Seventh-day Adventist Church is located at 1201 4th St. NE.
Stutsman County Relay for Life organizers have set fundraising events in the community. Fundraisers include: › Kitty’s Pals bake sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at the Buffalo Mall › Jamestown Regional Medical Center bake sale from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 23, at the Buffalo Mall
A high-risk convicted sex offender is living in Jamestown and another has moved in the city, according to the Jamestown Police Department. Geoffrey Owen Lynch, 42, resides at 517 4th St. NW. He drives a black 1985 Chevrolet half-ton pickup with North Dakota license JES357. Lynch is described as a white male, 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 205 pounds, with green eyes and brown hair.
The Harlem Globetrotters' Buckets Blake made an historic trick shot from the top of the North Dakota State Capitol builiding in Bismarck. Gov. Doug Burgum and Chuck Clairmont, North Dakota Safety Council executive director/CEO, joined Blake and Devan "Beast" Douglas, a former University of Mary basketball player, on the roof of the State Capitol Building Thursday, April 20. Blake made the longest, highest basketball shot in the history of North Dakota by shooting a basketball 242 feet from the top of the building.