The Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. Board of Directors approved asking Jamestown and Stutsman County to extend the way it administers the Flex Pace interest buy down. Connie Ova, CEO of the JSDC, told the board Monday that the program is working well. Two years ago, the city of Jamestown allocated $200,000 to be used by JSDC to lower interest rates for loans to new businesses. The program is partially funded and administered by the Bank of North Dakota.
A Sawyer, N.D., woman was injured in a rollover Monday on Interstate 94 about 12 miles west of Valley City, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Sanborn Fire and Rescue Department also responded to the scene. The patrol is investigating the crash.
A road project connecting the Jamestown Regional Medical Center to the Menards area is moving ahead, Jamestown Mayor Katie Andersen said at the Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp.’s January meeting The road will provide a second access to the hospital that does not involve driving on U.S. Interstate 94. The road will stretch about 1 mile and has a preliminary cost estimate of about $1 million.
Kidder County's Austin Schmidt had himself a game Saturday at the Jamestown Civic Center. The sophomore nailed six 3-pointers and scored 20 points, helping the Pirates defeat Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter 59-45 in the third-place game of the Stutsman County tournament. Brighton Fallgatter (12 points) and Gage Pfaff (10) also hit double figures in scoring for Kidder County. The Imperials were led by 13 points from William Kleppe. Edgeley-Kulm-Montpelier dominated the final quarter of the fifth-place game against South Border.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation and the North Dakota Highway Patrol have issued a travel alert for western North Dakota due to blowing and drifting snow creating reduced visibility. Cities included in the travel alert are Dickinson, Williston, and surrounding areas. Conditions are such that motorists can sitll travel in these areas, but should be advised of rapidly changing conditions. Motorists are encouraged to reduce speeds and drive according to the conditions.
The Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos this week: • Bravo to Wade Wintermeyer of Jamestown, who will represent Team USA at the Special Olympics World Winter Games March 18-24 in Schladming, Austria. Wintermeyer is one of four people from North Dakota expected to participate in the games. He will compete in snowshoeing. • Bravo to Dennis Lorenz, who retired in December after almost 39 years as the Stutsman County parks superintendent and more than 40 years of employment with the department.
MUNICIPAL COURT RUN DATE 01/07/2017 CONTEMPT OF COURT Richard Martin Blinsky Jr., 31, 1214 6th Ave. NE No. 301, two counts, 16 days, two days credit for time served. DISORDERLY CONDUCT Cassandra Carole Rowell, 24, 1105 8th Ave. SE, $30 administrative fees-general, $275 fines/fees, $25 victim-witness fee, two days, two days credit for time served. DROVE IN VIOLATION OF RESTRICTIONS Dennis Dale Possen Jr., 33, 709 4th Ave. SE, $300 fines/fees, 10 days suspended. FAILED TO STOP AND REMAIN AT SCENE OF ACCIDENT
Bank Forward President Tom Watson has announced that Jay Oettle and Brady Trenbeath are recipients of 2016 annual Bill Brown Awards, Bank Forward's highest honor for outstanding service. Oettle serves as the information technology team leader. Based in Jamestown, he started his employment at Bank Forward in August 1996. Trenbeath is the market president/agency manager for Bank Forward and Insure Forward, Grand Forks. He has been employed at Bank Forward since September, 2008.
The annual banquet for the Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce is Thursday, Jan. 26, at Quality Inn & Suites. A social will be at 5:30 p.m., with dinner and awards at 6 p.m. Scott Meske, Bismarck/Mandan Chamber, will be a special presenter at the event. Awards being presented include Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award, Above & Beyond Award, Business of the Year, Young Professional of the Year and City Beautification awards.
At its December meeting, the AgCountry Farm Credit Services Board of Directors declared a $21 million cash patronage dividend based on 2016 earnings. The dividend will be distributed to member-owners in March. AgCountry's patronage program grants the board of directors the ability to distribute a portion of the association's net income to its member-owners when financial conditions allow for it. This marks the fourth consecutive year AgCountry is paying out a patronage dividend to its member-owners.