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The first snow of the season starts falling on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. Tom LaVenture / The Sun
If you go What: Manhattan Short Film Festival When: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5-6 Where: Jamestown Arts Center, 115 2nd St. SW Admission: $15, $10 for Arts Center members, at the door
Jamestown Fire Department responded to a sparking power line call early Tuesday evening. A call was made to Stutsman County Communications Center at 6:53 p.m. regarding sparking power lines in the alley behind First Baptist Church at 409 3rd Ave. SE. JFD responded at 7:01 p.m. Two service trucks from Otter Tail Power Company arrived at 7:17 p.m.
The Jamestown Public School Board on Monday unanimously approved its 2018-19 budget and certificate of tax levy. Employee salaries and benefits comprise 75.2 percent of the $26.6 million projected budget. State revenue sources comprise 69 percent of the budget followed by 23.1 percent local funding and 7.4 percent from federal funds.
A Jamestown youth was recently appointed to the Student Advisory Committee for Gov. Doug Bergum's Main Street Initiative. Easton Romsdal, 13, an eighth-grade student at Jamestown Middle School, is one of 11 students named to the student advisory committee, according to Jim Upgren, assistant director of the Office of School Approval and Opportunity with the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction in Bismarck.
Young pheasant hunters are mentored by members of Stutsman County Wildlife Federation on Sunday. Three groups were hunting on land enrolled in the PLOTS (Private Land Open to Sportsmen) program near Jamestown. The afternoon included a safety discussion. A lunch was served after the hunt. Tom LaVenture / The Sun
Help for Hope and Healing is now the Jamestown Cancer Support Group, according to Laurel Haroldson, president of the board. Founded nine years ago, Help for Hope and Healing raises money to support cancer patients and their families with transportation costs to and from treatment outside of Jamestown. A recent nonprofit 501(c)3 status required a name change because the Help for Hope and Healing name was already registered with another entity, she said.
A Gackle bank cashier on the job for 65 years said a recent hip replacement has scuttled any thoughts of retirement. Marilyn Elhard, 84, said she was in a lot of pain but didn’t miss a day of work at the Gackle branch of Dakota Heritage Bank of North Dakota. She relented to hip surgery over the summer. “I couldn’t hardly walk no more,” Elhard said. “I should have gone in months ago. Now I can walk with no pain.”
After five years of planning and fundraising the construction of the new cancer center at Jamestown Regional Medical Center could break ground before the end of the year, according to Trisha Jungels, chief nursing officer and acting CEO of JRMC. "We are nearing the end of the journey," Jungels said.
The Jamestown Tourism Board on Monday directed staff to make improvements to the jamestowncalendar.com website. There will be two areas being improved, said Searle Swedlund, executive director of Jamestown Tourism. The code needs to be updated to optimize the calendar for Google, and an adjustment made to improve photo uploads, he said.