The quick response of Jamestown Public Schools following a report that a man had been spotted with a handgun outside of Jamestown High School on May 23 was the product of practice and training, said Robert Lech, superintendent of Jamestown Public Schools.
Holly Vigesaa's first day of nursing school was a pretty typical first day experience. She didn't know anyone and she was not quite sure what to expect. The coursework seemed challenging and slightly intimidating. But there was one thing that made her experience different and caused her to stand out, she said. Her gray hair.
If you go What: 23rd Stutsman County Relay for Life When: 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, April 26 Where: Larson Center, University of Jamestown, 900 7th St. NE Details: opening/closing ceremony, survivor and caregiver walk, luminaria ceremony MacKenzie Gerszewski was a 15-year-old freshman at Jamestown High School in 2011, when a checkup for a sinus infection led to a rare cancer diagnosis.
An adult conversation overheard by a curious fifth grader sparked a unique partnership between Edgeley elementary students and Anne Carlsen Center therapists to provide adaptive equipment to children with disabilities. While ACC has a 3D printer and Tinkercad, or computer-aided design technology, it does not currently have anyone employed to design and create adaptive equipment using this technology, said Kris Nitschke, therapy operations manager at ACC.
In May, Teresa Visser will retire from Jamestown High School after 32 years in teaching to pursue her passion for training, showing and judging horses full time. The change will allow her to scale up her work as a national and international horse judge in competitions around the globe. “I’m quitting a very solid career to go chase a dream,” Visser said. “But if I don’t do it now, I won’t. It’s time. You just have to find your passion and follow it.”
The Jamestown Tourism Grant and Executive Advisory Board on Thursday approved $20,550 of grant funding for escape room entertainment at the 1883 Stutsman County Courthouse and six different summer events in Jamestown. Board members Taylor Barnes, Tena Lawrence, Paulette Ritter and Frank Balak voted to approve the grants. President Matt Woods was not present.
What: Downtown Arts Market When: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, June 6 through Aug. 29 Where: Hansen Arts Park Admission: Free More info: Contact Mindi Schmitz at 251-2496 ***
Monday, April 15, will mark the 48th anniversary of Daryl Neumiller’s “live date” - a term he read in a VFW magazine and adopted to describe the day he was medevaced out of battle during the Vietnam War. Wounded in action April 15, 1971, started as business as usual for Neumiller, a 22-year-old Army draftee in his 10th month of service in Vietnam.
Jamestown Regional Medical Center is working to get a plan in place for OB-GYN care following the early departure of its only OB-GYN doctor, whose last day was earlier this week, said Michael “Mike” Delfs, CEO of JRMC. Dr. Bailey Runkles started at JRMC in August 2017 and, since then, had served as the facility’s only doctor specializing in obstetrics and gynecology. In December 2018, she notified JRMC that she had accepted a new position in Louisiana.
For decades, Thursday in Jamestown has been known as "knepfla soup day" at The Depot Cafe. It is not uncommon to see a long line - sometimes extending all the way out the door - of customers waiting to order the creamy soup on Thursdays at The Depot. "Thursday is our most grossing day of business," said Davone "Dee" Mitchell, owner and general manager of The Depot. "We sell (knepfla soup) by the gallon, we even sell it by the roaster."