Statistics for the Jamestown Police Department for Nov. 15: * 6 traffic citations * 9 traffic warnings * 4 accidents investigated * 7 warrants served * 3 crimes investigated * 1 disturbance call * 36 public assistance calls
Crews from the Jamestown Street Department are trimming trees and shrubbery in alleys this week, according to the city engineer's office. The work is being done in anticipation of the recycling program and to prevent interference with maintenance equipment. Homeowners are responsible for maintaining trees and shrubs adjacent to the alley. Any overgrowth is considered a threat to public safety and will be cleared by the city to a height of 16 feet.
November 15, 2017 — On this day in 1922 George L. Hutchins, whose family lived near Hamilton, N.D., came across a muskrat while he was out driving late one night. The muskrat appeared in the road and ran forward into the headlights, as if bewildered. Hutchins stopped the car, got out and struck the little animal over its head with the car's auto crank, knocking it out cold. He tossed it into the back of his car and continued on his way. When he got back to his house, Hutchins said, the muskrat had revived. It was walking around, happy as a muskrat.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol on Tuesday identified the man killed in a collision with a semitrailer. Coral Bardell, 79, Monango, died after the Chevrolet SUV he was driving northeast of Edgeley on Nov. 9 was struck by a semitrailer, the patrol said. Bardell was driving a 1995 Chevrolet Blazer south on 85th Avenue Southeast and proceeded through the intersection with LaMoure County Road 34.
The city Board of Adjustment will meet at 8 a.m. Thursday at City Hall to review a variance request. The request is for 907 14th Ave. SE for a 10-foot front yard and 15-foot rear yard variance.
The Calendar publishes Wednesday, Nov.
As part of the Bank Forward’s 90th Anniversary Pay it Forward campaign, Tory Hart, market president of Bank Forward Jamestown, has announced a $2,500 donation has been made to Safe Shelter. The donation will be applied to the current fundraising campaign to construct Mary’s Place, a shortterm emergency shelter to house those affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence.
The Parent Teacher Organization of Montpelier School is hosting a PTO Bingo Night on Friday, Nov. 17. The evening starts with a meal at 5 p.m., with $3 chili or chili dogs, $2 hot dogs and $1 soft drink, water or bars. Bingo games start at 6:30 p.m. Bingo cards can be purchased for $3 each or two for $5. All 10 games of bingo can be played with a single card purchase. The event will close with a blackout bingo game where for an additional $1 per card the winner receives half of the blackout pot.
Noridian Healthcare Solutions sponsored a blood drive on Oct. 26 in Jamestown. Weldon Roberts, donor recruitment representative at United Blood Services, said 19 people volunteered to donate, and 14 were able to give. One person gave blood on the automated 2RBC machine that collects two units of red blood cells which resulted in 15 total products. There were five people who volunteered for their first time.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is expanding its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Tax-Aide offers free tax filing help to anyone, especially those 50 and older, who can’t afford a tax preparation service. Tax-Aide volunteers assist many older, lower-income taxpayers who might otherwise miss out on the credits and deductions they’ve earned.