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School safety is a priority, but officials say prevention of shootings is more than just about security. Patricia Smith, principal of Roosevelt Elementary School in Jamestown, said she was an educator in Texas when an armed man tried but failed to enter the school that her daughter attended. A security guard stopped the would-be shooter before he could harm anyone, she said. “Keeping children safe at school should be a top priority,” Smith said. “And I take that very seriously.”
Darcy Fossum is made up in orange and black, the team colors of the Dickinson High School Midgets, one of several teams competing Friday at the start of the North Dakota State varsity gymnastics tournament at Jerry Meyer Arena at Jamestown High School in Jamestown. Tom LaVenture / The Sun
Varsity gymnastics teams from Bismarck, Dickinson, Grand Forks, Minot, Jamestown and Valley City high schools line up for the opening ceremony of the North Dakota State Gymnastics Tournament on Friday in the JHS Meyer Arena. Tom LaVenture / The Sun
IF YOU GO : s Day Love Spaghetti Dinner When: 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 Where: New Hope Free Lutheran Church, 1545 4th Ave. NW., Jamestown Contact: 952-3733 The Youth Group of New Hope Free Lutheran Church is hosting is second “Walk In Love” Valentine’s Spaghetti Supper on Saturday.
A 10-year-old Jamestown girl said she is getting used to singing before large crowds and has a routine to keep her from getting nervous.
The bidding process for renovating Alfred Dickey Library will have an contractor tour, according to the James River Valley Library System Board of Directors during its meeting Tuesday. Contractors will take part in a walk-through on Tuesday, said Joe Rector, library director. The tour is a firsthand look at exterior and interior projects.
Miss America Cara Mund spoke on the importance of helping the community and sticking with goals to about 200 prekindergarten through sixth-grade students Tuesday at St. John's Academy in Jamestown. Mund said she was inspired when she was 5 years old after she met a Miss North Dakota. She was inspired to work hard in school, in dance and to give back to her community.
A comprehensive urgent care and primary care clinic for Jamestown Public School District is set to open on March 19, according to management. Rachot Vacharothone, M.D., president and CEO of Medallus Medical based in Salt Lake City, Utah, was present at the Jamestown Public School Board meeting Monday. He said the clinic will offer urgent care, primary care and occupational medicine services from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week at 723 1st Ave. S. "This is the start of something that we would like to spread to other cities," Vacharothone said after the meeting.
The Women’s Business Summit in March aims to be a networking and information sharing experience, according to organizers. Fifteen resource partners will attend with information on all aspects of business including startups, expansions, marketing, data security, financing renovation and equipment to increase production, said Katherine Roth, executive director of the host Jamestown Regional Entrepreneur Center at the University of Jamestown.