President Cindy Grimm called the Jamestown Regional Medical Center Auxiliary meeting to order on Jan. 9 with 22 members present. Lisa Jackson, JRMC Foundation director, gave members an update. She said Stutsman County has the highest rate of cancer in the state. She also said JRMC is one of the top 100 critical care access hospitals in the nation. Sandy Hill read the prayer.
Paige Peterson of Jamestown has been named to Augustana University's dean's list for the fall semester of the 2016-17 academic year. The dean's list recognizes full-time students who have a minimum of 12 credit hours with at least a 3.5 grade-point average.
The first Northern State University Visit Day in 2017 will be held Friday, Jan. 20, on the NSU campus. NSU Visit Day begins at 12:30 p.m. Activities begin in the Student Center and continue around campus. The schedule is as follows: 12:30 p.m.: Check-in/information fair (Student Center Mezzanine) 1 p.m.: welcome (Centennial Rooms) 1:15 p.m.: NSU Panel (representatives from residence life, financial aid, student activities and also a NSU student) 1:45 p.m.: visits to academic departments (individual schools will host)
GOP District 12 Executive Committee met and set the agenda for 2017. The Lincoln Day Dinner will be held Friday, Feb. 17 , and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem will be the guest speaker. Plans are to have meetings quarterly, and these meetings will be held in April, June and September. The quarterly meetings will be a noon luncheon with a guest speaker, and the meeting will follow. The goal for 2017 is to get more members. For more information, call Delores at 952-7170.
Each spring the North Dakota League of Cities sponsors a statewide Mayor for a Day essay contest for third- and seventh-grade students. The contest encourages young people to think about public service and future community leadership. Essays must address why the student feels their community is great and what they would do to improve their city if they were mayor for a day. "It's important to help our youth understand how city government touches their lives every day," said Blake Crosby, NDLC executive director. "This essay contest is a great way to begin that dialogue."
Xavier Mattice, a student at Carrington High School, won Bremer Bank's first place award for its Lights, Camera, Save! video contest for North Dakota that included a $500 prize. Mattice's video will represent Bremer Bank on the national level for a prize up to $5,000, plus a scholarship for a teacher at his school to attend the 2017 Jump$tart National Educator Conference in Washington, D.C.
Jamestown defeated Dickinson on Saturday in a low-scoring affair to win its fourth straight game. The Blue Jays pulled away with 29 second-half points in a 47-26 win at Dickinson. Both teams struggled mightily offensively, but it was worse for the Midgets, who finished with the rare and unfortunate feat of having more turnovers (29) than points (26). The Blue Jays turned it over 26 times, but they held the Midgets to 12 second-half points.
The University of Jamestown men's basketball team won two games over the weekend. The Jimmies earned a conference road win over Presentation College on Saturday in Aberdeen, S.D., before routing Oak Hills Christian College at the Civic Center on Sunday night. The weekend sweep snapped a four-game losing streak for the Jimmies, who scored 94 points on Saturday in a three-point win and 117 on Sunday against overmatched Oak Hills Christian (Minn.).
Braden Hatcher went undefeated at the Gadberry Duals in Moorhead on Saturday. Jamestown High School's 126-pounder went 3-0 in contested matches and added a forfeit win. The Blue Jays went 1-3, beating Fargo South 42-30. Hatcher had the lone win in Jamestown's loss to Moorhead (70-3), beating Keanan Wendt 9-3. He pinned Mohammed Ahmed of Fargo Davies (2:30) and topped Alec Humble of Grand Forks Central, 7-3. Noah Braun, Aaron Mack and Sam Krebs had two wins each.
As a political science professor and a recovering government reorganizer, I was impressed by the inaugural address of Gov. Doug Burgum. And the more he talked the more impressed I became. Without a doubt, everyone ran his comments through individual paradigms tainted by experience and self-interest. For many of us, skepticism and predisposition to believe what we want to believe choked a good share of them.