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A lone ice fishing tent on the south end of the Jamestown Reservoir, near the marina landing. The ice was not too thick with a lot of open water but subzero temperatures are expected by the weekend. Tom LaVenture / The Sun
Rod Wilhelm received one of the National Automobile Dealers Association’s highest honors recently with his nomination for the 2018 TIME Dealer of the Year award.
Places of worship are catching up with schools and businesses when it comes to protecting people from harm and a February presentation for area church leaders will cover training and security upgrades, said the Rev. Shawn Bowman, senior pastor of Victory Lutheran Church in Jamestown. The intent is not to scare the faithful but to help them feel more safe at church, Bowman said. It is just good prevention to be prepared, he said.
Ed Meidinger, head of maintenance for Jamestown Middle School, pours salt into a spreader on an all-terrain vehicle to apply on the icy sidewalks Thursday morning. City workers make repairs on an icy Thursday morning to the traffic lights at the intersection of 10th Street Southeast, 1st Avenue South and Business Loop West in Jamestown. Photos by Tom LaVenture / The Sun
Jamestown Fire Department and police responded to McElroy Park on Thursday afternoon, after a pickup truck left the park road, struck a tree just above the bank of the James River. JFD sprayed the engine as a precaution against a possible fire, according to JFD Lt. Sheldon Mohr. Tom LaVenture / The Sun
Ed Meidinger, head of maintenance for Jamestown Middle School, uses an all-terrain vehicle to place salt on the icy sidewalks on Thursday morning. Tom LaVenture / The Sun
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The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign got a generous boost on Saturday with an anonymous donation of a gold coin. When the Saturday donations were collected, one of the red kettles, either from Walmart or Cashwise, held a Krugerrand 1-ounce South African gold coin, said Maj. Tim Nauta of the Jamestown Salvation Army. The coin is made of 22-karat gold alloy that is currently worth $1,242, according to the Nasdaq gold value listing Tuesday. There were two gold coins dropped in the red kettles in 2015, Nauta said. There were no gold coins in 2016, he said.
Local law enforcement agencies helped 29 area children get the Christmas season off to a good start on Sunday. The annual Cops & Kids program is a one-day shopping event where kids are matched with a local law enforcement officer who assists them in purchasing Christmas gifts for themselves or others at Walmart. This year each child was allowed to spend up to $100, said Jason Prochnow, an officer with Jamestown Police Department who co-coordinates the event with officer Andrew Staska.
If you go What: Spaghetti benefit, silent auction for Laurie Hagen When: 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11 Where: Knights of Columbus Hall, 519 1st Ave. S., Jamestown Admission: Freewill offering rrr After repairing a heart defect following a series of strokes, a Jamestown woman will undergo surgeries on her brain and to remove an ovarian tumor. "I had a myriad of health problems all come at once," said Laurie Hagen, 45.