Wergleland Lodge SON met March 21. Daniel Haglund, financial benefits counselor from Moorhead, Minn. spoke on the financial benefits offered by the Sons of Norway. A golden membership special recognition was presented to Linda Finck. The next Sons of Norway meeting is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, at Ave Maria Village. For more information on SON, contact Kara Brinster at (701)658-0700 or email email@example.com .
Germans from Russia Heritage Society, James Valley Chapter is hosting a meeting on Friday, April 7, at 7 p.m. at the Jamestown Arts Center. A video, “The Orphan Trains,” was planned to be shown, but that was changed Monday, April 3, to instead be “We (Never) Don’t Forget.” Refreshments will be served. Election of officers will be held at the brief business meeting. The public is invited.
NDGOP District 12 held its reorganization meeting and plans for the year. The new slate of officers is Delores Rath, chairperson; Marlene Axtman, chairwoman’; Cole Conley, vice chairman; Bev Schaack, secretary; and Dan Vainonen, treasurer. Dane Ferguson, executive director, was the guest speaker and gave an update on
The United Sportsmen Jamestown Chapter will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at the Gladstone Inn & Suites. All sportsmen and sportswomen are welcome to attend. Applications for the college scholarships are due March 31. Winning scholarship recipients will receive confirmation by May 10. The club is looking for projects to work on and attendees should bring ideas to the meeting.
Kevin Gall, University of Jamestown head softball coach, spoke at the March 28 Rotary meeting. He was introduced by Carrie Orn, Jamestown Rotary member. Gall is a Jamestown College graduate and has headed up the girls softball program for several years. Over his coaching career at UJ he has coached 46 all-conference players. Most of his recruits are coming from out west, but he said he has had some good recruits from North Dakota.
The Kulm Lions Club will host its 75th Anniversary Banquet Saturday, April 8, at the Kulm Community Center in Kulm. A social begins at 5:30 p.m., and a meal will be served at 6:30 p.m. Entertainment and a program will follow. Tickets are $15 and available from any Kulm Lions Club member or at Hometown Credit Union in Kulm. For more information or to get tickets, call Vangie Kinzler at (701) 647-2260.
Work on the next segment of the Jamestown sanitary landfill expansion should be complete by Oct. 17, according to Darrell Hournbuckle, project engineer for Interstate Engineering. Hournbuckle told the Jamestown City Council Monday the engineer’s estimate for the work was $3 million. The project will provide infrastructure, fencing and roads to open an 80-acre segment of the landfill.
The founder of The GOD’S CHILD Project and the Institute for Trafficked, Exploited, and Missing Persons will speak in Jamestown this week. Patrick Atkinson, who is also the executive director of both charities, will speak Tuesday and Wednesday at the University of Jamestown and Grace Episcopal Church in Jamestown. The dates, times and locations of Atkinson’s visits are:
A West Fargo, N.D., woman was injured in a motorcycle crash at 1:35 p.m. Monday on Interstate 94 exit 350 westbound near Fargo, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Danika Murphy, 26, was driving a 2002 Honda motorcycle along the loop ramp from northbound 25th Street to westbound I-94. While attempting to merge onto the interstate, she struck the passenger side of a trailer towed by a Kenworth. The truck was in the far right lane of westbound I-94 at the time, the patrol said.
Two women were injured in a two-vehicle crash at 11:45 a.m. Monday 4 miles west of Grand Forks, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. The patrol said Alexis Buck, 19, Grafton, N.D., was driving a 2016 Chevrolet Equinox SUV east on 17th Avenue Northeast, approaching the intersection with 17th Street Northeast.