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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
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.
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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.