The 61st Southeast Central Regional Science & Engineering Fair will be held Friday, March 10, with students from Ashley, Ellendale, Kidder County Steele and Kidder County Tappen participating at the Gladstone Inn & Suites. The projects will be on display in the meeting room.
The second in the series of Lenten Services sponsored by the Jamestown Ministerial Association will be on Wednesday, March 15, at St. Paul's Methodist Church beginning with a light lunch at 11:30 a.m. and the service scheduled for 12:15 p.m. The guest speaker is the the Rev. Joshua Heilbrun, who will speak on the topic of “Jesus as Lord: Ushering New Birth.” A donation of $5 is suggested for the meal.
Encounter: One Nation Under God 2017 Tour will be at New Life Church in Jamestown Friday, March 17. The event begins at 7 p.m. Encounter is an invitation to encounter the living God, the creator of the universe and pursuer of our hearts. The public is invited to experience the story of God through a multi-faceted artistic production involving theater, music, dance and visual art.
Atonement Lutheran Church sponsored a blood drive on Feb. 27. There were 41 people who volunteered to donate blood, and 34 were able to give. Twelve people gave blood on the automated 2RBC machine that collects two units of red blood cells, which resulted in 46 total products. One person volunteered for the first time.
The Dakota Prairie Regional Center for the Arts in New Rockford opens its spring show, “Country Is, The Music of Main Street,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 17, in the Old Church Theatre. There will be 10 performances through April 9, including evenings and matinees.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation and North Dakota Highway Patrol have lifted a no-travel advisory for northwestern, north central and northeast North Dakota. A no-travel advisory is still in effect for Bowbells and the surrounding area. U.S. Highway 281 is blocked by snow 5 miles south of the junction with U.S. Highway 52. Highway 52 is blocked 2 miles east of Junction 8 at Bowbells.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation and the North Dakota Highway Patrol announced more road closures in the state. The NDDOT and patrol have closed N.D. Highway 20 from the U.S. Highway 2 junction to the N.D. Highway 57 junction, and closed Highway 57 from the Highway 20 junction to Fort Totten due to reduced visibility, snowdrifts, blowing snow creating hazardous road conditions along with a number of vehicles blocking the roadway and making it impassable to traffic.
Weather is creating traveling issues across most of western and central North Dakota. The National Weather Service Bismarck office issued a dense fog advisory through 2 p.m. today for most of central and western North Dakota, including the Jamestown area. The fog may hold until precipitation starts from a strong storm system that will move across the state.
City of Jamestown Street Department crews will trim tree branches that overhang streets and alleys to prevent interference with traffic and street maintenance equipment. The city forestry office announced that branches covering traffic signs and signals will be removed so drivers and pedestrians will see those signs and signals. The tree-trimming work will occur along snow emergency routes throughout the city.
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