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On Thursday, Sept. 27, the University of Jamestown will mark a new chapter in its storied history as Polly Peterson officially becomes the 14th president of the school that was founded in 1883. Peterson, the first woman to serve as a UJ president, replaced Robert Badal, who retired in March. She said the inauguration ceremony on Thursday is an opportunity to recognize UJ's roots and at the same time put the focus on the future.
University of Jamestown students run past the Historic Franklin School Friday. Tom LaVenture / The Sun
Closing Washington Elementary School and adding an addition to Louis L'Amour Elementary School amounts to around $16 million of the proposed $34.4 bond referendum of Jamestown Public School District to voters will decide Tuesday. The project was also a key part of the $19 million school bond referendum in 2015 when the voters narrowly defeated the measure that required 60 percent approval. The Tuesday special election also requires 60 percent voters approval to pass.
It was as if the basement of the restaurant was a swimming pool full of carbon dioxide, said Jonny Beyer, co-owner of Jonny B's Brickhouse, a pizza restaurant and craft beer bar in Jamestown. Beyer said a carbon dioxide (CO2) tank in the basement of the restaurant was filled up Wednesday morning before the business opened. The tank mixes CO2 with the soda machine and mixes with nitrogen to carbonate the tap beer.
Editor's note: This is the second story in a three-part series on the proposed school bond issue for Jamestown Public Schools. The election to decide the issue is Sept. 25. An estimated $7.6 million athletic complex at Jamestown High School comprises 22 percent of a $34.4 million building and renovation proposal of Jamestown Public School District that will be decided in a Tuesday special election.
Las Vegas entertainer and magician Lion Fludd returns to Jamestown for a 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, performance at the Arts Center. Fludd's 2016 show was a hit with both kids and adults, said Angela Martini, marketing director of the Arts Center. This performance should be just as good, she said. "He's not just a magician and an entertainer," Martini said. "He does quirky comedy routines and mind-reading tricks that the kids just went wild for."
If you go What: 8th annual Huntington's 5K Walk/Run and Car & Bike Show When: Saturday, Sept. 22 Where: Wilhelm Chevrolet Buick GMC, 305 Business Loop W, Jamestown Details: Walk/run registration, 7 to 8 a.m.; run/walk, 8 to 10 a.m.; car/bike show registration, 7 to 10 a.m.; show, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Walk/run fee: Adults $25, or $20 for under age 12 or over age 60 Contact: 5K, Crystal Woehl, 252-2950, or car show, Steve Jaskoviak, 701-202-7067, email@example.com rrr
The Stutsman County Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved loan criteria from the state of North Dakota regarding a runway and taxiway project at Jamestown Regional Airport.
Two Rivers Community Center has exceeded expectations in its first year since the doors opened Sept. 5, 2017, according to management. "It's nice to have one year under our belt," said Amy Walters, TRAC facilities manager for Jamestown Parks and Recreation Department that operates TRAC. TRAC had 3,815 memberships as of Sept. 14, which is 1,015 more than the 2,800 goal for year one, Walters said. There were 8,000 day passes during that time, showing TRAC is being used by people in the city and surrounding communities, she said.
The North Dakota High School Activities Association has decided to move Jamestown High School football back to the AAA East Division starting with the 2019-20 school year, the Jamestown Public School Board learned Monday. The current NDHSAA plan is to increase the 14-team AAA division to 16 teams by adding JHS and Fargo Shanley, said Robert Lech, superintendent of Jamestown Public School District.