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All lanes will soon be open on the Interstate 94 bridge at exit 260 in Jamestown, according to Nathan Haaland, assistant district engineer in the Valley City District of the North Dakota Department of Transportation. “We should probably see the lane closures pulled down this week or early next week,” Haaland said.
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Members of the Jamestown Public School Board heard about the growing opportunities in a new partnership with the Two Rivers Activity Center on Monday. Amy Walters, TRAC manager, provided the School Board with a report on the school district partnership since TRAC opened on Sept. 5. The Learning Center at TRAC is currently enrolling children ages 3 to 5 in the Learning Center preschool and school-age program for children in before and after-school care, she said.
The State Rodeo Finals last weekend drew nearly double last year’s attendance, according to the Roughrider Rodeo Association of North Dakota. Attendance for the three-day rodeo at the Jamestown Civic Center was over 2,500, said Greg Carlson, executive committee member of the Roughrider Rodeo Association. That is 1,100 more than the 1,400 spectators who attended in 2016, he said.
The first widespread snow event moves in Friday afternoon with freezing drizzle on Saturday, according to Ken Simosko, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Bismarck. Stutsman County could see up to 3 inches of snow starting around noon and into Friday evening, with up to 3 1/2 inches likely in the southern James River Valley region, Simosko said. The Friday high temperature will be around 29 degrees with southeast winds of 9 to 14 mph.
Enrollment increased 1.46 percent for Jamestown Public School District in the 2017-18 school year. The school district reported there are 2,157 students enrolled from kindergarten through 12th grade. This is 31 students more than the 2,126 students who were enrolled at the end of the 2016-17 school year. The largest class this year is eighth grade with 196 students. Grade 1 and grade 10 tied as the smallest class with 136 students each.
Bringing the word of Christ to people who are eager to listen is like reaching for low-hanging fruit, said the Rev. Wayne Bangs, pastor of First Baptist Church in Jamestown. Bangs departed for Uganda on Thursday with his mission to a South Sudanese refugee camp near Adjumani, Uganda. Seven Jamestown members, two from Kulm and one from Dickinson will be in the camp for five days, he said.
Workers from Dallmann Services, a paving contractor in Jamestown, paint the traffic lines on the road to connect the Menards area with Jamestown Regional Medical Center on Thursday afternoon. The trenching and installation of street lights will start next week and the road, expected to open at the end of October, could be open by Nov. 15, said Steve Aldinger, project engineer for Interstate Engineering. Tom LaVenture / The Sun
Jamestown Mayor Katie Andersen joined area businesses in helping the Jamestown Salvation Army kick off its Red Kettle Campaign Wednesday with an event at Harold Newman Arena of the University of Jamestown. The bell ringing will start Friday at Cash Wise, Buffalo Mall and Walmart, and run through Dec. 24, said Maj. Tim Nauta, Jamestown Salvation Army. Tom LaVenture / The Sun