In case you missed it in The Sun the week of March 13, 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.
Icy interstate keeps patrol busy with vehicles in ditch
Jamestown received a total of 7 inches from a weekend storm , March 10-12, according to measurements taken at the North Dakota State Hospital. The city has received at least 74 inches of snow since November.
The Jamestown Police Department and Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office received a few calls on Saturday, March 11, where drivers were stuck. The Sheriff’s Office said six vehicles were stuck and stranded on N.D. Highway 36 and emergency first responders in that area were able to get to them with help of a state plow. The North Dakota Highway Patrol also responded to reports of vehicles going around barriers when Interstate 94 was closed at Jamestown.
The patrol also reported multiple vehicles going into the ditch or median on I-94 on Sunday, March 12, in Stutsman and Barnes counties due to icy conditions.
JSDC board approves funding for Party Crashers
The Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. Board of Directors unanimously approved funding on Monday, March 13, to help an existing business branch out into after-school care .
More than $7,600 was approved from the JSDC’s Daycare Expansion Assistance Program which helps new child care startups and existing facilities with remodeling projects to increase capacity.
Jamestown Inflatable Games, which does business as Party Crashers, plans on starting after-school and summer programs at its Discovery Zone, according to its application for the funds. The business hopes to have 25 kids in the after-school program.
The funds will help pay for the cost of adding an additional bathroom and hiring an architect.
The pilot program is a 1-to-1 match and cannot exceed $10,000 in matching funds, according to the JSDC. Eligible items the funds can be used for include fixtures, equipment and construction-related costs.
Run organizer hopes for good turnout
The organizer for the 44th Annual Runnin O’ the Green is hoping to get around 1,000 participants for the pub crawl on Saturday, March 18, in Jamestown.
Registration on the day of the event begins at 11 a.m. at the Frontier Fort, where the Run begins at 2 p.m. The first wave of runners will go down the hill north of Frontier Fort and cross the All Vets Bridge into McElroy Park before heading to the first stop – the Buff Bar & Lounge.
Participating bars include the Frontier Fort, Buff Bar & Lounge, The Club 1883, Elks Lodge #995, Corner Bar, Jonny B’s Brickhouse, Fred’s Den, All Vet’s Club and Shady’s Restaurants & Lounge, according to a Facebook post by Runnin O’ the Green Jamestown ND.
From event proceeds, $25,000 will be donated to Elks Camp Grassick – a summer camp located near Dawson for children and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities – and $10,000 is set aside to help cancer patients in the area. Knoblich said the event helps 20 cancer patients, who are each given $500.