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In case you missed it in The Sun the week of Nov. 21, 2022

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

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Volunteers line up to get food into to-go boxes Thursday, Nov. 24, during the 31st Annual Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner at Concordia Lutheran Church in Jamestown. Volunteers served 1,060 meals from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. through its drive-thru system or by deliveries, according to Amy Neustel, co-chair of the event's planning committee. Organizers planned for at least 750 meals to be served.
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The following stories from this week appeared on www.jamestownsun.com and in The Jamestown Sun.

Jamestown man sentenced for involvement in fatal crash

A 26-year-old Jamestown man was sentenced Thursday, Nov. 17, in Southeast District Court in Barnes County for his involvement in a hit-and-run rear-end crash that killed a Hazen, North Dakota, woman on Interstate 94 in July, according to court documents.

Wyatt Staloch pleaded guilty to three charges of duty in accident involving death or injury. One charge was a Class B felony, another was a Class C felony and the last was a Class A misdemeanor.

Staloch was sentenced to 10 years in the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation with seven years suspended and credit for two days served. He was also placed on three years supervised probation.

Staloch was arrested for leaving the scene of a fatal crash in July that resulted in the death of Christina Anderson, 42, and injured Kimberly Bennett, 46, Hazen, and a 14-year-old female passenger from Hazen. He was driving a pickup in the westbound lane of I-94 near Oriska, North Dakota when he rear-ended a flatbed car trailer towed by a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

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Voters turn down referendum for addition at school

Voters in the Pingree-Buchanan Public School District on Monday, Nov. 21, voted down the proposed $4.5 million bond referendum for an addition and renovation to the elementary school here.

In unofficial results, there were 75 “yes” votes and 81 against the referendum, according to the school district’s website. A 60% majority was needed to pass the referendum.

If approved, the school district would have received $4.5 million through bonds that would have been used for an addition and renovation to the elementary school.

Committee approves hiring part-time police officers

The Jamestown Finance and Legal Committee unanimously approved without recommendation on Tuesday, Nov. 22, allowing the Jamestown Police Department to hire part-time licensed police officers .

If approved by the Jamestown City Council, the Jamestown Police Department will look to hire four part-time licensed police officers at a rate of $35 per hour, which is the same rate as the department’s off-duty security rate. The part-time police officers would receive no regular benefits.

In a letter to the City Council, Scott Edinger, chief of police, wrote the department is proposing that the part-time police officers work a minimum of 16 hours per month with a maximum of 32 hours per week.

Edinger said the department averaged 431 hours of overtime per month from January to September, but that number rose to 691 hours of overtime over 28 days in September and October and another 727 hours of overtime over 28 days in October and November spread out over 20 officers.

More sign up for Christmas assistance

The Salvation Army in Jamestown is seeing an increase of people who need Christmas assistance , according to Maj. Judy Lowder, corps officer, executive director and pastor of the organization.

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Those signing up for Christmas assistance get a voucher to use at Cash Wise Foods to purchase the food that they want for their Christmas dinner.

This year, Angel Tree tags are available for more than 400 children in Stutsman County. Each tag has the child’s gender, age and size of clothing and for children 13 and younger, the top three toy choices. Tags were distributed to 14 locations in Jamestown.

People picking up tags from the Angel Trees should bring their purchased gifts by Dec. 2 to the Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign also kicked off Nov. 19 and runs through Dec. 24. Kettles are located at Cash Wise Foods and the Jamestown Business Center. Individuals, families and groups can go to RegisterToRing.com and sign up to ring from the days and times available.

This year’s total Christmas fundraising goal is $158,000, with $60,000 of that amount raised at the kettles.

Jamestown man sentenced on felony burglary charges

A 31-year-old Jamestown man who was arrested after a months-long investigation of a string of burglaries at an apartment complex has been sentenced .

Stanford Lamar Williams Jr. pleaded guilty to four counts of burglary, Class B felonies.

Williams was accused of entering apartment units without permission or authorization to commit theft from July 10 through Sept. 23.

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Williams was sentenced to 13 months in the in the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation with credit for 55 days served. He was also placed on 18 months supervised probation.

Volunteers serve 1,060 meals

Volunteers served 1,060 meals Thursday, Nov. 24, during the 31st Annual Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner at Concordia Lutheran Church.

Organizers of the event were expecting at least 750 meals to be served through its drive-thru system or by deliveries.

The Thanksgiving meal of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, cranberries and dessert was free to anybody who wanted a meal.

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