Units of the Jamestown Fire Department, Jamestown Rural Fire Department, North Dakota Highway Patrol and Stutsman County Sheriff's Office, responded to a tanker truck rollover Tuesday morning. The accident occured about 6 miles north of Jamestown on N.D. Highway 20 and remains under investigation.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol has released the name of the man who died when the pickup he was driving overturned at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday in Pierce County.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol is releasing information about an airplane crash near Casselton Monday at about 4 p.m. The release indicates one person was injurred although the name of that person has not been released. A 1968 Piper PA-25 was flying just south of the Casselton airport when it struck a high-line wire and crashed. The aircraft was totalled. The pilot was transported by the Casselton Ambulance to Sanford Medical Center. The accident remains under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol and the Federal Aviation Administration.
Jan Barnes led the May 18 Kiwanis meeting attended by 26 members and four guests at the Quality Inn & Suites. Don Caine led group singing accompanied by Sharon Caine. K.C. DeBoer collected “Happy Dollars” for Camp Rokiwan at Spiritwood Lake. Three members of the Jamestown High School Key Club were presented college scholarships.
Prairie Public has announced the regional winners of the 2015 PBS KIDS Writers Contest. More than 275 creative entries were received from local children, and all received certificates of participation and personalized, positive feedback. The annual PBS KIDS Writers Contest is a national initiative designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on, active learning.
Jamestown Public Schools has announced that school will dismiss at 1 p.m. Thursday for the conclusion of the school year. Buses will run at that time. Graduation will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Jamestown Civic Center.
A youth outdoor fun day will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pipestem Rifle Range. Registration for the event starts at 9:30 a.m. Planned activities include a hunting dog demonstration, building a birdhouse and getting familiar with firearms. Youth must bring hunter education cards to participate in the live fire exercise. Pellet guns will be available for the younger youth. Hot dogs, chips and pop will be served for lunch.
Nam Sabir, owner of Sabir’s Restaurant in Valley City and also the new owner lessee of the former Buffalo City Grille, in Jamestown, spoke on his native Iraq. Sabir grew up in Northern Iraq in Kurdistan. He had five brothers and two sisters and his parents owned a restaurant in Kurdistan. Sabir graduated from college in Iraq and left his homeland when Saddam Hussein was persecuting the Kurdish people in 1976. He went to Germany for two years and then had a sponsor from the Nativity Church in Fargo to bring him to the United States and North Dakota.
Sons of Norway members and guests were treated to a taste of Norway at their May meeting. Demonstrating and serving were Jodi Bunde making vafflers, Linda Mohn, smorbrod (open-faced sandwiches), Marilyn Garrett, sot suppe, Deb Gletne, rommegrot and lefsa, Lois Knudson, krumkake, and Kara Brinster, kransekake. Guests were Marlys Heck and Nancy Kusler of Kulm, Patricia Lackman and Faye Bartle of Edgeley, and Faith and Wolfgang Kirchdorfer and Duane Knudson from Jamestown. President John Hatlewick conducted the business meeting.
The Stutsman County Area Retired Teachers Association met May 19 at Fort Seward Historical Site and Museum for its final meeting of the year. President Orlin Will called the meeting to order and led in the Pledge of Allegiance. The secretary’s report and treasurer’s report were given and approved. Some discussion followed concerning old and new business.