The Jamestown hands out these bravos this week:

  • Bravo to Penny Miller, who is retiring at the end of the year after 31 years of working as the clerk for the North Dakota Supreme Court. She is only the fourth clerk in the history of the position, according to a Bismarck Tribune story.
  • Bravo to Glen Nagel, a longtime Jamestown Lions Club member, who received the Melvin Jones Fellowship award on Dec. 10. The award, named for Lions founder Melvin Jones, is a national award that recognizes Nagel’s service to Lions. According to the Lions Club, the award is the highest form of recognition and embodies humanitarian ideas consistent with the nature and purposes of Lionism. Along with the award, $1,000 was donated to the Lions Club International Foundation in Nagel’s name.
  • Bravo to the late Eliot Glassheim, 81,who died Dec. 25 after a long battle with lung cancer. Glassheim, a Democrat who lived in Grand Forks, served as a representative in the North Dakota Legislature and on the Grand Forks City Council for about 20 years. Politicians including Republicans Sen. John Hoeven, Gov. Doug Burgum and Al Carlson of Fargo, former state representative and House majority leader, along with Rep. Corey Mock, D-Grand Forks, were among those who paid tribute to Glassheim in a Forum News Service story this week.
  • Bravo to those people who supported the “Stuff the Civic” food drive organized by the Jamestown High School Student Council. The drive culminated at the Jamestown Civic Center on Dec. 20 and an estimated 3,000 nonperishable food and other items were donated by the public.

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

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