As night creeps across the sky, for some, the day is just beginning. Night life is awakening on nature’s “wild side.” Families are invited for an evening of fun on the refuge Saturday, Oct. 21. The free 2017 Halloween Adventure will be held open house style – come and go as you wish – between 5:30 and 8 p.m. Kids are invited to come in costume. Bring your camera - a photo shoot area will be set up. Kids can trick or treat along the nature trail and enjoy a light snack in the visitor center.
Legacy Fitness held its first “Get your Rear in Gear” 5K on Oct. 7 at Jamestown Reservoir. Members and their families could run, walk or ride the route. Submitted
The North Dakota Community Foundation has awarded $150,283 in grants from its Statewide Greatest Needs (Unrestricted) Fund to 36 organizations across the state working to improve the quality of life for state residents.
The planned Mary’s Place project has received $200,000 through Governor’s Discretionary Funds, the executive director of South Central Dakota Regional Council announced Tuesday. The agency helped Safe Shelter apply for the Community Development Block Grant funds reserved for governor’s discretion through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, said Stacy Bowerman, executive director of the Regional Council.
Jamestown Public Schools will not be in session on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 19-20, for the teachers to attend the North Dakota Teachers Instructional Conference. School will resume on Monday, Oct. 23.
The University of Jamestown was once again named a “Best in the Midwest” college by the Princeton Review. 2018 marks 15 consecutive years that the university has received this ranking. “We welcome this long-standing recognition from the Princeton Review,” said Dr. Robert Badal, president of the University of Jamestown. “The quality of our programs and educational innovations are creating a stronger quality brand and reputational strength for the University of Jamestown.”
The city of Jamestown is currently accepting applications for the following: One opening on the Board of Adjustment: three-year term to January 2021 One opening on the Fire Code Board of Appeals: three-year term to November 2020 One opening on the Jamestown Regional Airport Authority: five-year term to December 2020 Anyone interested in serving on the above committees/boards should complete an “Application for Appointment.” The application may be obtained in person at City Hall, 102 3rd Ave.
Children under the age of 15 who have fines for overdue books with the James River Valley Library System could see those fines forgiven if Library Director Joe Rector has his way. At the James River Valley Library System Library Board meeting Monday, Rector asked the board to consider granting a waiver for fees on overdue library books for children under the age of 15, as long as the overdue books had been returned. The board tabled Rector’s request until the November meeting and to bring information on how much the fines owed are and the number of people who owe them.
The city of Jamestown Board of Adjustment on Tuesday voted 5-0 to approve amending the building code to allow a front yard setback variance at 802 4th Ave. NW. Member Harold Bensch was not present. The approval allows for a 3-foot front yard variance from the property line where the city ordinance requires at least a 14-foot setback for a corner lot in a R-2-A residential development district, said Tom Blackmore, city building inspector.
Wednesday, Oct. 18 James River AA, 1 and 8 p.m., 518 10th Ave. SE. Necessary Serenity Narcotics Anonymous, 6 p.m., 518 10th Ave. SE.. Salvation Army Gardenette Women’s Home League, 1:30 p.m., Gardenette Senior Citizens Center, 1321 Gardenette Drive. Wednesday Bridge Club, 12:45 p.m., The Bunker.