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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.
Saturday’s Walk to Silence the Stigma event in Jamestown was about not forgetting people who died by suicide, according to organizers. “This year’s been really hard,” said Cyndy Rodacker, who said this is the 20th anniversary of her son’s suicide.
Kevin Locke, a Lakota and Anishinaabe flute player and storyteller, teaches students of Gussner Elementary School how to perform the Native American hoop dance on Friday. Locke also visited Louis L’Amour Elementary, the middle school and high school over his two-day visit. Tom LaVenture / The Sun
COURTENAY, N.D. -- Official word on whether a rural Courtenay family of seven will be able to remain in their farm house following a fire on Friday is not yet known, according to the Courtenay Rural Fire Protection District. The owner of the home at 8645 16th St. SE reported the fire to Stutsman County Communications Center at 10:20 a.m. Courtenay Rural Fire Protection District responded with approximately 11 firefighters and four trucks, said Steven Somsen, fire chief.
Jamestown Police K-9 Officer Andrew Stoen introduces Odin, the police dog with the department, to first-graders of Melissa Foster’s class on Friday at Roosevelt Elementary School in Jamestown. Tom LaVenture / The Sun
A hawk rests on a tree branch Thursday on the Island at Jamestown Reservoir. Tom LaVenture / The Sun
After a year without a Bluejay Cheer Team, a new coach and 19 cheerleaders are once again entertaining fans at Jamestown High School home football and basketball games. The previous coach stepped down after a daughter, who was on the cheer team, graduated after the 2016-17 school year, said Heather Lawrence, a JHS paraprofessional and the new cheer team coach. Without another coach to step up there was no team for the 2017-18 school year, she said.
Two young men will spend the next year working as volunteer parish builders at New Hope Free Lutheran Church in Jamestown Bryce Timmerman and Josiah Fagerstrom are recent graduates of the Association Free Lutheran Bible School and Seminary in Plymouth, Minn. The graduates chose to pursue another year with an optional second year of service at New Hope before moving on to college or other vocations. They were welcomed by the parish at a picnic Sunday at Jamestown Reservoir. "We feel so blessed," said the Rev. Steve Berntson, pastor of New Hope.
Clockwise from left, Dolores Peterson, Aileen Astrup, Florence Maurer, and Hildegard Sodawasser enjoy some conversation at the Wednesday afternoon ice cream social at the Heritage Centre of Jamestown. Norman Winkelman is seated back right. Tom LaVenture / The Sun
If you go What: Oktoberfest When: 5:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 Where: Hansen Arts Park, 100 2nd St. SW, Jamestown Details: German style food, beer, music and festivity Admission: $35, includes beer, pop and food—proceeds support the Arts Center. Contact: 251-2496, jamestownarts.com rrr The annual Oktoberfest is moving to downtown Jamestown.