South Central Dakota Regional Council is responding to the pending closing of three Fargo Assembly plants in the area, according to Stacy Bowerman, executive director. At the request of Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., the Regional Council has organized a June 1 facts and strategy meeting in Ashley, Bowerman said. The executive board of the Regional Council will also hold its regular June meeting in Edgeley, where a plant is said to be closing.
A free workshop to help people create engaging and authentic programming for visitors to their museum or historic site is planned in Jamestown starting next week. Learn how to develop educational programs, demonstrations and tours for your site. Bring your laptop and samples of your current program materials and leave with ideas of new approaches to explore. Participants will meet for two separate days of training for a total of 16 hours. The first session meets from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30.
Jamestown Fire Department calls May 17-24: May 17: 9:36 p.m., fire department responded to the area of 1410 11th St. SE, power pole, to a report of a power pole on fire. Fire units stood by until Otter Tail Power Co. arrived on scene. Cause: undetermined. No injuries reported. Time out: 1 hour.
MUNICIPAL COURT The Jamestown Municipal Court judge is Timothy Ottmar. Note: Individuals with a deferred imposition of sentence will have the charge or charges dismissed at the end of the deferred imposition if they have met the conditions of the sentence. CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL/MINOR Robin Gordon Norrie, 27, 2013 4th Ave. SW, $200 fines/fees, five days suspended.
Five people were sentenced recently on felony charges in Southeast District Court in Jamestown. Dawn Marie Andracki, 51, Dakota Women’s Correctional Center, New England, N.D., pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, a Class A felony, delivery of a controlled substance, a Class B felony, theft of property, a Class C felony, possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor, and four counts of theft of property, Class B misdemeanors.
The Calendar publishes public events, meetings and fundraisers in The Jamestown Sun free. To submit an activity, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org — with “Calendar” in the subject line or fax to 701-952-8477. Saturday, May 26 Buffalo City Group Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., AA Clubhouse, 518 10th Ave. SE. Necessary Serenity Narcotics Anonymous, 6 p.m., 518 10th Ave. SE.
Darlene Miedema, 84, Valley City, May 1. Margaret Johnson, 96, Roseville, Minn., April 30. Merle Bakkegard, 72, Fargo, May 1. Elizabeth “Betty” Wald, 94, Dickinson, April 30. Leslie Brooks, 97, Kloten, May 3. Clarence Morris, 97, Mandan, May 1. Vernon Schneider, 90, Goodrich, May 2.
Charlie Kourajian’s retirement from the Jamestown City Council in 2016 was called the “end of an era” by one of his fellow council members. At the time, he had served 40 years of the past 42 years as either a city councilman or mayor of Jamestown. Kourajian, who died May 19 at age 87, lived a life of service to others. Kourajian’s time at City Hall was just part of what made him so important to Jamestown.
The Jamestown Sun wraps up its “On the Issues” election series today. Candidates for Jamestown mayor answer written questions “On the Issues.” Voters will choose a mayor on June 12; early voting begins on Tuesday. Incumbent Katie Andersen is seeking a third term in office. Also running for mayor are Dwaine Heinrich and Joshua Meade.
Statistics for the Jamestown Police Department for May 23: * 1 traffic citation * 2 traffic warnings * 2 accidents investigated * 2 criminal arrests * 1 juvenile referral * 2 warrants served * 5 crimes investigated