The Anne Carlsen Center Board of Trustees has announced Eric Monson will retire effective July 1 as CEO. The board has appointed Chief Operating Officer Tim Eissinger as Monson’s successor. The appointment is part of a succession plan developed nearly three years ago when Eissinger was hired. The leadership transition process began last November, with Monson transferring responsibilities to Eissinger incrementally.
Gov. Doug Burgum recently announced the retirement of North Dakota Department of Transportation Director Grant Levi and extended his gratitude to Levi for his dedication and contribution to the state’s transportation system for over three decades. Levi’s retirement will be official at the end of May. He was appointed NDDOT director in May 2013 by then-Gov. Jack Dalrymple. He began his career with the department in 1980.
Gov. Doug Burgum signed an emergency executive order Friday to grant a waiver of hours of service for drivers of commercial vehicles transporting anhydrous-ammonia fertilizer. North Dakota farmers are facing a compressed spring planting season in some areas because of record winter snowfall and a protracted spring snowmelt season, requiring commercial truck drivers to move more fertilizer in a shorter timeframe, Burgum said.
The Valley City Hi-Lites will host a Flippin’ Pancakes for Florida event from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Valley City VFW, 138 E Main St, in Valley City. The Hi-Lites dance team is going to nationals in December, and proceeds from the event will help offset the team’s traveling expenses. Tickets are $7 per adult and $3 for children 12 and younger. A family ticket can also be purchased for $20.
City crews will begin flushing fire hydrants on Tuesday, May 23, in the north section of Jamestown, according to the city engineer’s office. The flushing will continue throughout the city during regular work hours until completed. The water pressure may be lower in the areas where hydrants are being flushed.
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The Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos this week:
The North Dakota Highway Patrol - Southeast Region will conduct an alcohol saturation Friday and Saturday in Ransom, Sargent, LaMoure and Dickey counties. The purpose for the saturation is to deter and detect impaired drivers and prevent crashes.
Alyssa Ukestad (front) and Kameron Selvig have been two of the top scorers for the Blue Jays this season. Jamestown competes in the West Region track and field meet today in Dickinson. Ukestad is already qualified for state in the 300-meter hurdles. Also pictured is Alexis Triebenbach. John M. Steiner / The Sun
Monday: 5:15 p.m., Jamestown Tourism Board, meeting room, Holiday Inn Express, 803 20th St. SW. Tuesday: 4 p.m., Jamestown City Finance & Legal, Building, Planning & Zoning, Civic Center and Promotion committees, City Hall, 102 3rd Ave. SE. Thursday: 4 p.m., Jamestown City Public Works, Police & Fire committees, City Hall, 102 3rd Ave. SE.