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Karla Bachmeier and Curt Hofland were shocked at how the cemeteries looked at the North Dakota State Hospital when they were put in charge of them 20 years ago. The two State Hospital employees said the work to restore them was about dignity for those buried and their families.
A passion for history inspired a Bismarck woman to photograph a
The Jamestown Public School Board is researching electoral, legal and procedural questions regarding an ineligible school board member prior to its July 16 meeting. Interim school board member Sedric Trevithick ran unopposed for his rural seat and received 2,065 votes in Tuesday's primary election. It was while voting Tuesday that Trevithick said he learned his home address is actually in Barnes County North School District.
There is a new member of the Jamestown Public School Board, but a snafu will mean an incumbent must resign. Sedric Trevithick received 2,065 votes in running unopposed for the rural seat on the school board he was appointed to as an interim member in 2016. He found out while voting Tuesday that his address is actually in Barnes County North School District. “I went to vote and on my ballot I saw that I couldn’t vote for Jamestown Public School Board,” Trevithick said. “I thought they gave me the wrong ballot and asked about it.”
Federal funding will help repair a flood-damaged road at Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge, according to Paul Helko, refuge manager. Arrowwood received $194,000 to engineer and replace a culvert that served as a crossing on the West Arrowwood Coulee Lake Public Access Trail at Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge. The grant was one of four projects totalling $807,000 that were approved as critical U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service infrastructure in North Dakota, according to the June 7 announcement from the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Voting turnout was up compared to the most recent non-presidential primary, according to the voting results Tuesday night. Unofficial election results showed 20.92 percent of eligible Stutsman County voters participated in the primary election. This compares to 17.18 percent in the most recent non-presidential primary in 2014. There were 3,517 of 16,810 eligible Stutsman County voters who cast a ballot on Tuesday, according to the results. There were 646 early and absentee voters and 2,675 primary election voters.
The Jamestown Tourism Grant and Executive Board on Monday awarded $16,409 in grants in support of a Gatling gun demonstration, weekend staffing for the Arts Center, disc golf course repairs and roof replacement and lawn contracting at Frontier Village. The board unanimously approved $1,050 for Fort Seward Reconstruction to hold its annual Big Guns of the Old West event on Sept. 8. The event includes a Gatling gun replica demonstration by the 1st U.S. Artillery Regiment from Bismarck and a 19th century cannon firing.
At a special meeting Monday the Jamestown Public School Board on Monday approved 8-0 the resignation request of Jon Koehmstedt, who was hired in April as principal of Louis L'Amour Elementary School. School Board member Diane Hanson was not present.
A 1981 DeLorean with a stainless steel body and gull-wing doors drew a lot of observers for a closer look Saturday at the Rods & Hogs event downtown. Only 9,000 DeLoreans were manufactured from 1981-83. The car was featured in the “Back To The Future” films. Tom LaVenture / The Sun
Members of the Wings on Strings kite club demonstrate their formation skills in a quad-line stunt kite performance on Sunday during the 24th annual kite festival at Meidinger Park Field. The event is sponsored by Jamestown Parks and Recreation Department. Tom LaVenture / The Sun