A total of 689 citations were attributed to a recent Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign to deter motorists from driving impaired, according to the North Dakota Department of Transportation. The national campaign, Aug. 18-Sept. 4, produced 57 alcohol-related arrests with 49 driving under the influence arrests across North Dakota, according to NDDOT. Another 52 arrests or citations were for other alcohol-related violations such as minor in consumption or open container and 34 drug-related arrests.
A federal grant will provide support and training for respite care and caregivers, according to the North Dakota Department of Human Services, along with developing a voucher program for emergency respite care. The $200,000 Lifespan Respite Care grant is through the Aging Services Division of the Administration for Community Living, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The department will administer the three-year grant in partnership with the North Dakota Respite Care Coalition and AARP.
The University of Jamestown has again received the highest ranking of all North Dakota institutions in any category of U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges 2018” edition, released Sept. 12. For the 11th consecutive year, the university is ranked in the top tier of Best Regional Colleges. “The University of Jamestown is happy to be recognized as an educational leader in North Dakota,” said UJ President Robert Badal. “The top North Dakota ranking reflects our focus on student success.”
The power was back on sooner than expected for isolated customers following a widespread outage on Tuesday, according to Otter Tail Power Co. Approximately 100 Jamestown customers near 13th Street and 4th Avenue Northwest and 586 customers in rural areas of Gackle, Streeter, Medina, Windsor, Cleveland and Eldridge had power restored between 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., said Jeff Hoff, customer service manager for Otter Tail Power Co.
A total of 34 people volunteered to donate blood, and 23 were able to give during Wimbledon’s Aug. 29 blood drive. Seven people gave blood on the automated 2RBC machine that collects two units of red blood cells which resulted in 30 total products. Four people volunteered to donate for the first time. RoseAnn Fehr coordinated the drive. North Dakota Women’s Study Club and American Legion Auxiliary sponsored and assisted with recruiting donors, publicity, providing refreshments and registering donors.
“Childbirth Education” is the topic of a class at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Alfred Dickey Library. Jennifer Kross, Lamaze certified childbirth educator, will lead the class.
A fundraiser to help purchase food supplies for hungry families is set for Monday, Sept. 18. Every year since 2011, Jamestown Kiwanis has hosted a Kids Against Hunger meal packaging day. The meals consist of four ingredients. Hundreds of volunteers help pack them. This year’s goal is to raise $25,000, said President Amanda Thrift. With that money, volunteers can pack 100,000 meals. This year’s Kids Against Hunger is set for Nov.
The North D a k o t a Council on the Arts has announced that Onesti Krieger of W i l l i s t o n , and Searle Swedlund of Valley City have been name to its board of directors. They were both recently appointed by Gov. Doug Burgum to serve on the board, effective Aug.1. The NDCA’s board consists of nine members - one from each of the state’s regions, and one member-at-large, each of whom is appointed by the governor for a fiveyear term.
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Young tabbed weekly runner University of Jamestown's Matt Young has been named NSAA men's cross country runner of the week. Young, a junior from Woodland, Wash., was the first NAIA runner to cross the finish line at the Fred Dahnke 6K race, which mostly consisted of runners from NCAA Division II schools. Young finished ninth overall with a time of 19 minutes, 2 seconds. Women's soccer receiving votes The Jimmie women's soccer team just missed being ranked inside the NAIA's top 25.