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One highlight attraction of the Stutsman County Fair will be missing this year when it runs July 1-4 in Jamestown. The poultry show, where members of 4-H throughout the county...
A Jamestown resident recently recognized for 56 years as an employee and manager of the ready mix concrete supplier, Aggregate Industries, and its previous owner Lindberg Bros., says he prefers to keep working rather than just sitting around. Walt Klundt, 78, said he doesn’t climb the ladders like he used to, but he still feels young and would rather keep busy. “It’s all I’ve ever done is work. It’s do this or watch TV, and I’ve seen all the shows,” Klundt said. “I still can’t sit at home for more than one day.
The 46th annual Fort Seward Wagon Train got started with a registration and welcome Sunday, prior to the weeklong settler experience kickoff on Monday morning. Around 150 participants from 16 states and three countries will fill 10 wagons, including volunteer riders, drivers, cooks, medics and entertainers who will see the group through 68 miles of trails, river crossings and living history. “This is a nice-size group — about what we wanted,” said Mary Ann Kaiser, a wagon train outrider from Streeter. The 68-mile run will end as part of a Carrington parade this year. The challenges to host
A two-store strip mall with a Famous Footwear and a Maurices outlet should be open in November. Lynette Gohner, first assistant manager at Maurices in Jamestown, said that the new store would be carrying the same fashion and apparel as the mall store. They will also be keeping the same staff from the Buffalo Mall store that will close prior to the grand opening, she added. “We will be opening in the new location this fall season, leading into the holiday shopping,” Gohner said.
Area food pantries are saying that the summer months are a time of big demand while donations tend to decline. Capt. Mitch Brecto of the Salvation Army said he is attributing some of the largest demand ever on the food pantry to a lack of affordable housing during a time of faster growth and development. With people paying more for rent and gas, he said that takes from their food money. “The need just keeps getting greater with all the development coming in and industry,” Brecto said.
A new battle cross statue honoring three area military members who died serving in combat was unveiled Friday in front of the Jamestown Civic Center. The event was part of the North Dakota Patriot Guard Fallen Heroes Memorial and Honor Ride this weekend. Families of the three soldiers were present to place temporary plaques at the base of the statue. Permanent markers will be here from the foundry on Tuesday. U.S. Army Spc. Paul Beyer, North Dakota Army National Guard Spc. Philip Brown and Army Reserve Maj. Alan Johnson were remembered with the Fallen Heroes Memorial.
A year after starting the process for purchasing a new bookmobile, the James River Valley Library System Board of Directors on Wednesday discussed progress on fundraising as nearly $8,000 in...
It is a big community celebration for an unincorporated township but the residents carry forward the experience for the sake of the new generation. Just 35 miles southeast of Jamestown, the small community of Adrian can boast a grain elevator, a church and municipal restaurant and bar. With around 50 households in the area, most are taking part in celebrating Adrian’s 130th anniversary this weekend, according to the Adrian Betterment Club. Starting with a Wild West Night on Friday, the event carries on Saturday with a full day of events from 9 a.m.
An adult education program that is designed to make the library a central community resource will offer five more classes in June and July. The James River Valley Library System is now accepting registrations for classes in memoir writing, marketing and digital media, and careers in broadcasting in the lower level conference room at Alfred Dickey Library in Jamestown. The classes are free and open to the public. “The best way to describe this is a collaboration,” said Bill Kennedy, JRVLS development director.
Kite flyers from around the U.S. and Canada are expected at the 21st annual Kite Festival this weekend at Meidinger Park Field in Jamestown.