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In case you missed it in The Sun the week of Jan. 9, 2023

Stories from the previous week that appeared on www.jamestownsun.com and in The Jamestown Sun.

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Alleyways are getting tighter, for large sanitation and recycling trucks, with the piles of snow shoved off to the sides. Other issues for the haulers are getting access to the garbage and recycling receptacles. Some containers remain buried and inaccessible.
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The following stories from this week appeared on www.jamestownsun.com and in The Jamestown Sun.

Garbage, recycling bin service available

Jamestown residents can sign up for year-round walkup service where a city employee will get their garbage and recycling containers and take them to the street so the bins can be emptied.

When residents are signed up for the service, an employee for Recycle North Dakota, which provides residential recycling collection for the city, or a sanitation employee gets out of the automated truck used for garbage or recycling collection, gets the container from a visible area, brings it the boulevard so it can be emptied with the truck and takes the container to the location where it was retrieved.

The service costs $10 per month and is charged on the city of Jamestown’s utility bill. The containers must be placed in a visible area near the house or the garage with a clear path to the street.

The city of Jamestown suspended residential garbage and recycling collection in all alleys due to their conditions, requiring residents to place their garbage and recycling containers on the boulevard no further than 3 feet from the curb on their scheduled pickup day.

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Police: Woman arrested after pursuit

A 32-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday, Jan. 10, after leading law enforcement on a vehicle and foot pursuit in southeast Jamestown, according to Maj. Justin Blinsky, assistant chief of the Jamestown Police Department.

Ashley Nicole Maragos, 32, Jamestown, was arrested on suspicion of driving while license was suspended, reckless driving, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer in a motor vehicle and failure to halt, Blinsky said. She was taken to the Stutsman County Correctional Center.

Maragos was driving a U-Haul truck when she attempted to flee from a Jamestown police officer who tried to initiate a traffic stop, Blinsky said. He said Maragos drove a few blocks before she jumped out of the U-Haul truck and fled on foot.

Maragos was located in a basement closet of a residence, Blinsky said.

Program aims to find substitutes for child care center

A pilot program in Stutsman County aims to create a pool of substitute caregivers for child care centers so they can care for the number of children their license allows if staff is absent.

Seven child care centers in Jamestown and the 21st Century Community Learning Center Afterschool Program at Washington Elementary School will participate in the pilot program.

Child Care Aware of North Dakota will work with local licensing to ensure qualifications are met and approve substitutes. Substitutes would be paid directly from the child care center that needs them.

Substitutes could be needed for a variety of reasons including illness, maternity leave, vacation or an injury.

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Sex offender arrested on multiple charges

A high-risk registered sex offender was arrested on Wednesday, Jan. 11, on suspicion of multiple charges related to a juvenile, according to Scott Edinger, Jamestown chief of police.

Edinger said the Jamestown Police Department arrested Garrett Alan Loy, 37, 1604 16th St. SW No. 1B, after an investigation into a report of a Jamestown area high-risk sex offender having sex with a juvenile. He was arrested on suspicion of two counts of gross sexual imposition, Class AA felonies, luring by electronic means and indecent exposure, Class B felonies, and corruption or solicitation of a minor and felonious restraint, Class C felonies.

Loy is in the Stutsman County Correctional Center where he awaits formal charges.

Alfred Dickey reopens weeks after water damage

The upstairs area and meeting room of Alfred Dickey Public Library are now open to the public after the building sustained damage from water in December.

The children’s library at Alfred Dickey Public Library will remain temporarily closed, but children’s materials can be accessed at the Stutsman County Library, said Joe Rector, director of the James River Valley Library System.

Alfred Dickey was closed temporarily in December after a burst pipe from a staff restroom caused damage in the library. The children’s library in the basement of Alfred Dickey had about an inch of water and about a quarter-inch of water was discovered around the circulation desk on the main level. The burst pipe happened sometime during a winter storm in December when the library was closed.

Rector said Alfred Dickey will resume its regular hours – 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Stutsman County Library will also resume its regular hours of noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

While Alfred Dickey was closed, Stutsman County Library was open the same hours as Alfred Dickey's usual operations.

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