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Stutsman County Relay For Life moved inside this year because of weather concerns, but organizers said the Friday evening event likely achieved its goal to raise $55,000 for the American Cancer Society. The total deposits just hours prior to the event were at $49,000, said Doreen Brophy, event lead for the committee that organized the 22nd annual event. "There are also several businesses that do fundraisers and that money will come in over the next month," Brophy said.
After 12 years as either an employee or renting booth space at other salons, Janelle Emo said she was ready for her own business. Salon 89 opened Monday at 714 1st Ave S. in Jamestown. The salon is sharing space with Style and Dezine Boutique, which is owned and operated by Emo's mother, Nancy Jangula. "I think that our businesses are going to very much complete each other," Emo said.
The candidates for Jamestown Public School Board say the students and the buildings are the most pressing needs of Jamestown Public School District. The five candidates running for school board in the June 12 primary election were asked what they think is the most pressing need of the school district.
A $1.5 million project will address some of the city's oldest and most fragile water lines over the summer, according to Travis Dillman, principal engineer for Interstate Engineering Inc., the city of Jamestown's contracted engineering firm. The area includes homes north of Nickeus Park toward Island Park, he said. The work will then move southwest and northeast of 4th Avenue and the James River.
Personal experience and bearing witness to a Christ-centered approach to healing physical, emotional and spiritual needs are what volunteers say called them
A thunderstorm Tuesday night was severe but brief, knocking down trees and causing a brief power outage in Jamestown. The thunderstorm produced around 0.27 inches of rain in Jamestown, but wind gusts of 63 mph were reported at Jamestown Regional Airport at around 11:15 p.m., and storm chasers reported a 71-mph gust around 4 miles northwest of Jamestown, said Zachary Hargrove, meteorologist, National Weather Service in Bismarck. "We did have some severe weather reports," Hargrove said. "The storm was moving pretty good and so the rain didn't last that long."
Jamestown Fire Department responded to a gazebo fire Tuesday evening. Stutsman County Communications Center received a call at 7:09 p.m., regarding a gazebo fire at 521 5th Street SE. JFD was on the scene at 7:14 p.m. and reported the fire under control at 7:24 p.m.
At a special meeting Tuesday, the Jamestown Parks and Recreation Board approved a preliminary 4 percent salary increase for its approximately 156 employees in 2019. "I feel we have some of the best public employees in town, and I've always voted for higher wages for them whenever possible," said Larry Knoblich, board chair. The 3-1 vote in support of a 4 percent raise was introduced by Ron Olson, vice chair.
A local manufacturer said prices on steel increased just days after tariffs went into effect as retailers say it's too soon to know the impact. President Donald Trump on Thursday said the global 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports that went into effect on March 8 now include Canada, Mexico, Europe—trading partner countries that were previously exempted.
A Bismarck teacher is the new director of special education for Jamestown, according to the Jamestown Public School Board meeting on Monday. Heidi Budeau, a special education teacher for Bismarck Public School District, will start on July first. She replaces Rhoda Young, who retired after working the position since 1980—the longest serving special education director in North Dakota, said Robert Lech, superintendent of Jamestown Public School District.