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The Hong Kong Buffet in Jamestown is closed for an undetermined amount of time after a Wednesday morning stove fire. No staff or customers were in the restaurant at the time the fire was reported and there were no injuries, according to Jamestown Fire Department.
The threat of Zika virus in North Dakota is a remote but real concern, a viral researcher and the North Dakota Department of Health says. The Zika virus itself produces mild flu-like symptoms, according to Barry Milavetz, a virology expert and associate vice president for research at the University of North Dakota. The threat is from Zika’s possible link to neurological and autoimmune complications and to infant microcephaly. “The primary problem is for pregnant women,” Milavetz said, “but I do not believe that the mosquito that carries Zika is common here.”
Jamestown High School football may be moving classifications starting with the 2017-18 season, according to Jim Roaldson, JHS activities director, in his report to the Jamestown Public School Board on Monday. The North Dakota High School Activities Association readjusted the formula used to determine classification and came up with 14 Class AAA teams, 10 AA, 32 A and the rest will be nine-man teams, he said. The JHS move down to AA from AAA is not final, he said.
Isaac Hasbargen, 9, left, and Karen Mattson, 10, work on their tessellations projects after learning about the mathematical art of M.C. Escher Thursday at the Arts Center in Jamestown. They are students in Miranda Letherman's Arts After School program. Tom Laventure | THE SUN
A grant from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will make it possible for the city of LaMoure to improve its flood-prone sanitary sewer system. The $3.9 million federal investment was included in the corps’ budget, Sens. John Hoeven, R-N.D., and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., announced Tuesday. The system of clay pipes dates back to the 1930s and 1940s. In high water years from flooding, the city is required to bypass the system and pump sewage directly into the environment, they said.
A St. Patrick’s Day weekend crowd will take to the streets and bars of Jamestown on March 19 for the 38th annual Runnin O’ the Green. Proceeds go to support people fighting cancer and Camp Grassick, a summer camp operated by the Elks of North Dakota near Dawson, N.D., for children and adults with disabilities or special needs. “It’s a wonderful camp and they are doing a marvelous job out there,” said Larry Knoblich, Run founder.
A one-day online giving event has helped increase small organizations' budgets enough to add programs or expand geographic areas, according to an organizer for Giving Hearts Day. After nine years the annual Giving Hearts Day has become the largest one-day donation event for nonprofits in North Dakota, said Sara Stolt, director of strategy and initiatives at Dakota Medical Foundation. Donors like to see the charities profiled in one place and donate to them on one day when they know the matching funds will do so much good, she said.
The Frontier Village Association board learned at its meeting Thursday that $6,000 in anticipated funding will not be coming from Stutsman County. FVA Secretary-Treasurer Tina Busche said a Stutsman County mill levy grant request is not on the approved grants list. She said FVA was directed to have its accountant submit additional documents that did not arrive by the July 28 deadline. The mill levy grant for 2015 was $6,298 and covered insurance and accounting costs for FVA, Busche said. FVA will now have to make up that funding elsewhere, she said.
Jamestown High School senior Dan Reimers will start on a dream he has worked toward since he was 13 years old after accepting an appointment Saturday to the United States Military Academy at West Point in New York. "I report on June 27, which is reception day (at West Point)," said Reimers of Jamestown. "We stay in the east barracks all summer for training before the start of the academic year — the transformation of the civilian into a cadet."
The Teaches Connect app is Jamestown Public School District’s new personalized instant communications tool for smartphones and tablets, but is also a tool for parents and students to keep tabs on daily progress. “It’s not just an app when it’s about your kid,” said Pam Brown, the school district’s webmaster, K-12 curriculum and staff development coordinator.