Jamison Kramer's 24 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks keyed LaMoure-Litchville-Marion to victory Thursday, Jan. 10, in the semifinals of the Barnes County boys basketball tournament in Valley City. L-L-M (5-3) rolled past Milnor-North Sargent 68-49 and will play Enderlin (7-2) in Saturday's championship game at 6:30 p.m. at Valley City State University's W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse.
Fire damaged a pickup truck about 4 miles north of Jamestown on Thursday, said Chief Ben Maulding of the Jamestown Rural Fire Department. A Jamestown man driving south on U.S. Highway 281/52 experienced mechanical difficulties in the engine compartment of a 2010 Chevrolet Silverado pickup, Maulding said. The driver pulled over to check the problem and by that time the engine compartment was on fire.
Statistics for the Jamestown Police Department for Jan. 10: * 1 traffic citation * 5 traffic warnings * 1 accident investigated * 2 warrants served * 1 crime investigated * 1 disturbance call
A Montpelier, N.D., man was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in Southeast District Court in Jamestown Thursday. Kevin Hoff, 27, had pleaded guilty on Nov. 6 in the May 12 murder of his former wife, Nicole Gututala. When Hoff guilty plea, he said he waited for Gututala to get in her car, then shot her three times in the head. He then called 911 and drove to the Stutsman County Law Enforcement Center to turn himself in.
The Arts Center will hold its annual wine and cheese tasting event from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19. The event will feature a taste of the Mediterranean with wine, cheese and hors d’oeuvres that showcase the warm climate of the region. Tickets are $35 and are available at The Arts Center, board members and Cork & Barrel Liquors. The Arts Center is located at 115 2nd St. SW.
The Buffalo City Photo Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, in the Hansen Arts Studio. This month’s program is “Critique with Jess Harms.” The event is free and open to anyone.
“Homeschool Arts - Ceramics” will be offered on Fridays, Jan. 11 and 25, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Hansens Arts Studio. Students will create a hand-crafted ceramic pot. The first session will focus on design and building. At the second session, the projects will be glazed. They will be available for pick up after kiln firing.
A class for children in grades 3-6, “Perspectives in Portraits,” will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, Jan. 12 and Feb. 9, at the Arts Center. The class, taught by Linda Roesch, will teach how contour line drawings can be used to create quick sketches. Students will practice drawing fast portraits, then refine their sketches to create cartoon characters of themselves and their friends. They will also experiment with a variety of mediums to create a project during each class.
Bill Nybo will teach a “Family Pottery” class from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, Jan. 12 and Jan. 19, in the Hansen Arts Studio. A parent can work alongside his or her child and be introduced to techniques to create pottery. Projects are designed to simulate creativity in a playful way. The class includes all materials and kiln firing. Those participating should wear clothing that they’re not afraid to get dirty.
Bradford Hansen-Smith, whose “Circles” exhibit is on display at The Arts Center, will attend a “Meet the Artist” luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at The Arts Center. Hansen-Smith’s exhibit features circles transformed into geometric shapes. A homemade lunch is available for $5 or bring your own. RSVP for the luncheon by Jan. 14 to 251-2496.