The Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos this week:

  • Bravo to Jim Puppe of Fargo, who traveled to 617 towns in North Dakota - every town in the state - to collect stories from people age 60 to 105. Puppe recently published a book of those stories,“Dakota Attitude: Interviews from Every Town in North Dakota.”
  • Bravo to the JRMC Cancer Center marking its sixth-month anniversary of being open this month. The cancer center “has exceeded expectations,” JRMC officials say. Expecting 40 to 45 treatments a month, the cancer center is seeing more than 100. Infusions have ranged from chemotherapy to osteoporosis medications, medication for chronic illnesses and more. Having the option to get treatment closer to home is good for the patient, the family or other caregiver and the community.
  • Bravo to the addition of Special Agent Hex to the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation. Hex is the state’s first electronic detection dog. The 2-year-old yellow Labrador will be used to detect hard drives, computer chips and cellphones during child pornography and drug busts, according to a Bismarck Tribune news story.
  • Bravo to Jamestown High School athletes Kameron Selvig, a senior, and Grace Hegerle, a junior, who were named to the 2019 Class A Volleyball All-State team on Nov. 23. Selvig earned first-team honors while Hegerle was named to the second team. Selvig was also named the Co-Senior Athlete of the Year along with Kenzee Langlie and Madison Langlie of Fargo Davies.
  • Bravo to area athletes chosen by the North Dakota High School Coaches Association for the 2019 Class B all-state volleyball team on Tuesday. Among those chosen were Ellie Holen, LaMoure/Litchville-Marion senior; Megan Moser, senior, Medina-Pingree-Buchanan; and Nicole Schmitz, senior, and Sadie Hansen, junior, both Oakes. Schmitz was also named the NDHSCA Outstanding Senior Athlete and Shari Christenson, Oakes, was named the NDHSCA Coach of the Year.
  • Bravo to Michael Pommerer, a University of North Dakota police sergeant and former Jamestown resident, who received a Lifesaving Award on Thursday, Dec. 5, from UND Police Chief Eric Plummer for saving a person’s life in Grand Forks. Pommerer provided treatment on Nov. 1 at the scene where a person had sustained multiple self-inflicted lacerations.

Editorials are the opinion of Jamestown Sun management and the newspaper’s editorial board.

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