The Jamestown hands out these bravos this week:

  • Bravo that two buildings have been added to the National Register of Historic Places, according to a Forum News Service story. The Icelandic Evangelical Lutheran Church in Pembina and Forest River (N.D.) State Bank buildings were approved for the list. The church, also known as the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of St. John, is the second-oldest Iceland Lutheran Church in the U.S., according to Agatha Frisby, Veseleyville, N.D., chair of the Walsh County Historical Society and an architect who submitted the nominations. The bank building is an “excellent example” of Prairie Style architecture, according to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
  • Bravo to the Jamestown High School Team #1 for placing first in the North Dakota LifeSmarts competition this week in Bismarck. The team will represent the state in April in Washington, D.C., at the national championships. Team members are Jarron Larson, Jessie Paulson, Chris Sayler, Garret Wright and Winter Mielke. The team is coached by Marchel Krieger.
  • Bravo to Jamestown nonprofits for supporting each other and collaborating together for Giving Hearts Day. Giving Hearts Day, scheduled Feb. 13, is an opportunity for people to donate to various nonprofits and have their gift leverage matching funds. It is sponsored by the Dakota Medical Foundation, Impact Institute and the Alex Stern Family Foundation. To donate to the Jamestown nonprofits or others, go to

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

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