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Organizers are saying they had one of the biggest crowds ever for annual Big Guns of the Old West event Saturday at Fort Seward in Jamestown, Along with vintage weapons demonstrations there were field kitchen and other frontier life demonstrations.
The kindergarten class of Heather Tomlin-Rohr, at left, scream with delight as they release several butterflies on Friday at Louis L'Amour Elementary School in Jamestown. The students collected milkweed caterpillars that went into the chrysalis stage a couple weeks ago and emerged as butterflies this week. Another batch of butterflies will be released next week. Also pictured with the students are Robert Lech, superintendent of Jamestown Public School District, and Peppy Moore, a staff member from the Anne Carlsen Center at right.
School athletes who are already settled in huddle from the rain as they wait to help fellow students move in to Kroeze Hall on Friday at the University of Jamestown. Classes begin Monday. Tom LaVenture / The Sun
The North Dakota Patriot Guard left the Jamestown Civic Center will dozens of motorcycles on Sunday, for its Honor Ride to families with loved ones who died in war. The Honor Ride went to Lisbon, LaMoure, and Edgeley, N.D. before returning to Jamestown. Tom LaVenture / The Sun
Jamestown had 2.72 inches of rain early Sunday morning, according to Bill Abeling, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Bismarck. At 7 a.m. the Jamestown Regional Airport reported that 2.72 inches of rain had fallen in six hours, and Jamestown Regional Medical Center reported 2.12 inches in the same period, he said. It looks like an additional 100th of an inch might have fallen after 7 a.m., he said.
The eldest greeter at Frontier Village celebrated his 92nd birthday Friday on the job. Gerald Van Bruggen has been the greeter at the Louis L’Amour Writer’s Shack for nearly eight years, said Tina Busche, secretary-treasurer of Frontier Village Association. He started through the Jamestown Volunteer Center for seniors when it operated the RSVP Store, but Van Bruggen preferred to be outside and adopted the writer’s shack as his beat, she said.
A Jamestown man severed his hand while cutting meat at his home on Friday afternoon, according to Maj. Justin Blinsky, assistant chief of the Jamestown Police Department. “This was a horrific accident that someone had to endure,” Blinksy said. “There was obviously severe damage to the man’s hand and arm.”
An assessment of recent flood damage is underway through Saturday for Ellendale, N.D., said Charlie Russell, Dickey County emergency manager. “We’ve heard the stories but until we know the needs we really can’t do anything,” Russell said.
Members of the Jamestown Kiwanis Aktion Club pack school items into backpacks Thursday at the Legacy Center. The group collected 58 backpacks, which exceeded the goal of 53, in celebration of Kiwanis Club membership, according to Hayley Wolf, Aktion Club co-adviser and Kiwanis secretary. Tom LaVenture / The Sun
A Fargo mother said the gift of 3,050 ounces of mother’s milk from a Jamestown woman helped her find peace of mind during cancer treatment just weeks after giving birth. Nicole Parrett, 31, of Fargo, said knowing her newborn son would have a healthy source of mother’s milk for the duration of her cancer treatment meant the world to her. She breast-fed her daughter to 17 months and it was important to not use formula with her newborn son, she said.