In case you missed it in The Sun the week of Jan. 16, 2023
Stories from the previous week that appeared on www.jamestownsun.com and in The Jamestown Sun.
The following stories from this week appeared on www.jamestownsun.com and in The Jamestown Sun.
Jamestown airport surpasses 11,200 passenger boardings in 2022
The Jamestown Regional Airport had 11,203 paid passenger boardings in 2022, an increase of 61 from 2021 with 11,142.
The number of paid passenger boardings decreased in the second half of 2022 beginning in July because of the departure time from Jamestown being changed from the morning to early afternoon due to the aircraft being in Denver overnight instead of Jamestown.
Since the airport had 10,000 paid passenger boardings, it qualifies for $1 million in entitlement funds from the federal Airport Improvement Program.
JSDC approves four applications for Internship Reimbursement Program
The Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. Board of Directors approved on Tuesday, Jan. 17, four applications for its Internship Reimbursement Program but some board members said changes to the program might be needed.
The four applications were from Orn Family Dentistry, Tax Forward at Bank Forward, First Community Credit Union and Buffalo Grill. The JSDC board unanimously approved the applications for Orn Dentistry, Tax Forward and First Community Credit Union but a discussion was held on the application for Buffalo Grill on whether or not it met the requirements of the Internship Reimbursement Program and if any changes need to be made to the program.
The JSDC board approved the application for Buffalo Grill with members Mayor Dwaine Heinrich and Mark Klose, Stutsman County Commission chair, opposed.
Heinrich said he had concerns about the application for Buffalo Grill because a current employee is looking to get an internship working as an assistant manager. He said some changes might be needed to the program and the JSDC shouldn’t be just to help an employer pay for part-time employees.
Jamestown school board honors Haut's service
Roger Haut was an "outstanding" member of the Jamestown Public School Board who served the school district well for more than 10 years, according to Superintendent Rob Lech.
Haut, a school board member since July 2012, passed away Jan. 9 after a short battle with melanoma. He served seven years as the board president.
The Jamestown Public School Board unanimously approved on Monday, Jan. 16, a resolution to recognize and honor Haut for his service to the Jamestown Public School District.
The resolution says Haut provided outstanding leadership to the school board through his commitment to strong governance, serving and leading numerous committees and modeling positive board behavior and actions at all times.
"Roger Haut took immense pride in the work of the school district, students, staff, administration, and school board and valued the importance of the action which occurred at each board meeting," the resolution says.
Kollman named Outstanding Citizen of the Year
Alden Kollman was named the Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Citizen of the Year.
Kollman, of Jamestown, said it's difficult to think of himself being in the same group as past recipients of the award. He said he was "surprised" and "blown away" to receive the award and hopes to live up to the honor.
Kollman, who is a past recipient of the Above & Beyond Award, has worked on projects at the Stutsman County Memorial Museum. He said he has an interest in history and preserving the local heritage. He has served on the Stutsman County Memorial Museum Board of Directors for 30 years, not all consecutive though.
In the nomination letter, Jennifer Bollingberg wrote that Kollman is a "driving force" in preserving the history of Stutsman County. She said a group of Jamestown Rotary Club members were adamant that he was nominated for the award.
"Alden Kollman is an asset to the community of Jamestown and I believe he should be strongly considered for the Outstanding Citizen of the Year," she wrote in the letter of nomination for the award. "Never would Alden Kollman desire to be honored, but I believe he is the exact type of individual our community should be aware of and try to honor and emulate."