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Clockwise from left, Dolores Peterson, Aileen Astrup, Florence Maurer, and Hildegard Sodawasser enjoy some conversation at the Wednesday afternoon ice cream social at the Heritage Centre of Jamestown. Norman Winkelman is seated back right. Tom LaVenture / The Sun
If you go What: Oktoberfest When: 5:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 Where: Hansen Arts Park, 100 2nd St. SW, Jamestown Details: German style food, beer, music and festivity Admission: $35, includes beer, pop and food—proceeds support the Arts Center. Contact: 251-2496, jamestownarts.com rrr The annual Oktoberfest is moving to downtown Jamestown.
If you go What: UJ women's volleyball vs Northwestern College of Iowa When: 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 Where: Harold Newman Arena, 6040 College Lane, Jamestown Details: UJ team supporting Project Ignite Light at game; free admission with donation of new children/teen pajamas donation; freewill donations accepted Contact: Jon Hegerle, 252-3467, ext. 5710, firstname.lastname@example.org rrr
If you go What: Alfred Dickey Library open house When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12 Where: 105 3rd St. SE, Jamestown Details: 2 p.m. informal presentation Contact: 252-2990, jamesriverlibrary.org rrr The many months of work and some expensive surprises pale in comparison to knowing Jamestown's historic library will be preserved for another century, according to library officials.
Heather Lawrence, a para teacher at Jamestown High School, has revived the JHS Cheer Team after a year without a team at the school to cheerlead football and basketball games. The team hold its first Spirit Car Wash event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. at R.M. Stoudt, Inc., 800 23rd St SW, Jamestown. There will also be refreshments provided for all patrons as they wait for their car to be washed. This is a free will donation event supporting purchase of uniforms, supplies and activity costs for the team. Tom LaVenture / The Sun
A crowd of nearly 100 people participates in the Patriot Day observance Tuesday at Zonta Park in Jamestown. Trooper Tom Herzig of the North Dakota Highway Patrol, talked about what it was like to be on duty the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, and Jaymee George performed the national anthem on the clarinet. The group then took part in the “Freedom Walk” to the All Vets Club for a freewill barbecue meal with proceeds going to support Mary’s Place at Safe Shelter in Jamestown. Tom LaVenture / The Sun
The Jamestown Parks and Recreation Commission on Monday unanimously approved its $1.36 million budget for 2019. The budget for the year ending Dec. 31, 2019, is $91,256 less than the $1.45 million 2018 budget, or $21,356 less after subtracting special assessments and facilities costs that included $45,000 for the Two Rivers Activity Center. The 35.83 mills for the 2019 certificate of levy amounts to $1.67 million in property tax revenue. The 2018 tax levy was 37.25 mills.
The Healing Rooms of Jamestown is no longer offering services in the community, according to Mary Thom, director. The weekly healing rooms cost money to operate and the lack of turnout did not make it feasible for volunteers to continue offering confidential prayer sessions, she said. "The nonprofit board decided to close and we recommend coming to Bismarck for healing sessions," Thom said. The Healing Rooms of the Northern Plains is located at 1605 E. Capitol Ave., Suite 100, in
If you go What: Suzy Bogguss in concert When: 7:30 to 11 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 Where: Jamestown Civic Center, 212 3rd Ave NE Tickets: $38 general admission Contact: Jamestown Masonic Lodge, 252-2459 rrr Country singer Suzy Bogguss said she enjoyed the nomadic life of her early career that took her through North Dakota on her way out west. "I love North Dakota," Bogguss said.
Rose Raney was devastated at the sudden death of her husband of 19 years and said that grief retreats and workshops helped her to start living "a new normal." "It's been six years now since my husband is gone," Raney said. Raney said she has reached a crossroads where she feels healed enough to move forward. At 61 years old she does not think about dating but does think about dance partners and friends and so joined a hiking club and volunteers at her church. "It does get better and it does get easier," she said.