Statistics for the Jamestown Police Department for May 26: * 14 traffic citations * 15 traffic warnings * 2 accidents investigated * 4 juvenile referrals * 1 warrant served * 4 crimes investigated * 44 public assistance calls * 5 animal calls Statistics for the Stutsman County Sheriff's Office for May 26: * 4 assist other agency * 17 civil process services * 1 information report * 1 security check * 1 transport * 3 warrants * 1 traffic stop * 6 miscellaneous calls
School administrators and teachers now have quicker access to student test results to assist in making improvements, said Kirsten Baesler, state superintendent of the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, in an announcement Friday. North Dakota State Assessment in English and mathematics is conducted annually in grades 3-8 and grade 11. The assessments are held in early April, but until this school year the results were not available to the schools until the summer or fall.
Saturday is a historic day for a historic building. The 1883 Stutsman County Courthouse opens to the public for the season, a long-awaited moment for Jamestown and the State Historical Society. It’s a beautiful building that has many stories to share with visitors.
Trinity Lutheran Church in Jamestown will sponsor a blood drive in the fellowship hall on the main level of its church. Donors can make appointments to donate blood from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, and from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 31. Donors should bring a photo ID and donor card and get a cholesterol test for free with every donation.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamestown will hold its Friendship Supper from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, at the church. The menu is veggie burgers, baked beans, coleslaw and frozen strawberry 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.
Jamestown United Presbyterian Church will be hosting vacation Bible school from June 4 to 8 at the church. Registration begins at 6:15 p.m. Sunday, and VBS will run each day from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The theme this year is “Hero Central: Discover Your Strength in God!” Join in worship, skits, Bible stories, snacks and games as participants seek to discover their own superpowers in God's strength. For more information, contact UPC at 252-1748.
Victory Lutheran Church will recognize five high school students of the graduating class of 2017 during its worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 28. The graduates are Luke Bowman, Hannah Ellingson, Sarah Gleason, Brianna Mayhair and Lydia Odenbach. The recognition of the students includes a word of prayer and the presentation of a blanket, handmade by women of Victory.
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. Include the type of event, date, time, location (including address) and any admission fee. Commercial events (those meant to earn a profit for a business) will not be accepted for this calendar. Friday, May 26
The Jamestown Board of Adjustments approved Mark Schumacher’s variance request to allow the construction of an addition to the front of his home at 304 19th Ave. NE on Thursday. No neighbors of the property opposed the addition. The enclosed addition will replace an existing porch on the front of his home. Jamestown city ordinances require 25 feet between the property line and the front of a home in residential neighborhoods.
The 1883 Stutsman County Courthouse will open for the season from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in Jamestown. The historic courthouse, the longest continually-standing courthouse in North Dakota, will be open after Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday through Labor Day. Call (701) 328-2666 for more information.