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The University of Jamestown Science Club displayed hundreds of fall monarch butterflies in a tent on Saturday before releasing them during the UJ street fair. Tom LaVenture / Jamestown Sun
The University of Jamestown held its first homecoming parade during the annual street fair Saturday morning, prior to the Jimmies football team taking to the field against Dakota State.
A Fargo store specializing in buying and selling gold, silver and coins is opening a Jamestown location. With no similar business in the area, MinDak Gold Exchange owner Jack Seaman said he wanted his second store to be a Jamestown branch that will open Oct. 7 in suite 130 of the Village Suites building at 206 1st Ave. S. The Fargo store will remain open weekdays and the Jamestown store will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, he said.
“Wow” and “incredible” were the most used words in a ceremony to dedicate the new Harold Newman Arena Friday at the University of Jamestown. “It’s amazing. It’s so cool,” said Paige Emmel, a UJ student and basketball player from Bismarck. “We started practicing here two weeks ago and it’s been so exciting. We’re all really excited to start the season.”
The new Dunham’s Sports store will officially open with a ribbon-cutting event at 9
The Jamestown Public School District will hold a public hearing on increasing the 2017 tax levy by 7.59 percent for the next tax cycle.
The South Central Dakota Regional Council’s executive board announced Wednesday that its Governor’s Fund application for a Baldhill Creek bridge repair project was approved for Barnes County. In his report, Stacy Bowerman, executive director of the Regional Council, said the $71,500 construction project will also include an additional $10,000 for engineering costs. The bridge over Baldhill Creek is about 3 miles east of Daisey on a township road just north of N.D. Highway 26 and west of County Road 19.
For 30 years of the 46-year-old annual Stock Car Stampede, a free breakfast has been offered on Saturday morning as a convenience for busy drivers and crews, said Keith Veil, breakfast sponsor and owner of Jamestown Speedway. It is also a chance for fans who camp overnight to meet with the drivers off the track, he said. “It’s very good and we enjoy it,” said Eric Halvorson, Crookston, Minn., who brought his wife and twin sons Caiden and Nick, 7. “This is our first year.”
Ally Herman, Jamestown, checks her unofficial time of 21:58 as she crosses the fi nish line as the fi rst woman and second overall runner behind Brian Walsh on Saturday morning as part of the Dan Wilhelm Huntington’s 5K Run/ Walk at Wilhelm Chevrolet Buick GMC. Tom LaVenture / The Sun