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For its second annual music fundraiser, Victory Christian School is bringing in a husband and wife who perform together as the contemporary Christian group Love & The Outcome. Singer-songwriter Jodi King and her husband, bassist Chris Rademaker, will be in Jamestown to perform at 7 p.m. Friday, March 1, at Victory Christian School, 510 9th Ave. SW. The school is adjoined to Victory Lutheran Brethren Church.
If you go What: Friendship Supper When: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 Where: Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1201 4th St. NE. Cost: free; donations accepted rrr Designed as a free meal to support people just before payday, the monthly Friendship Supper at the Seventh-day Adventist Church has become as much about fellowship as it has about food.
The Jamestown Tourism Grant and Executive Board on Thursday approved $11,000 to support drag racing and Fort Seward events this summer. The board 4-0 approved $9,900 to Jamestown Drag Racing Association for its annual two-day race at Jamestown Regional Airport. Member Taylor Barnes was not present. Of the amount approved, $6,000 is for advertising in the U.S. and Canada and $3,900 is for JDRA to purchase three sections of portable bleachers.
Staff of Two Rivers Activity Center are drying out a section of gymnasium floor after a basketball broke a sprinkler head and caused flooding Tuesday evening. Stutsman County Communications Center received the alarm that the TRAC fire suppression system was activated at 7:40 p.m. Jamestown Fire Department and Jamestown Police Department responded to the call at 1501 5th St NE, Jamestown.
The Jamestown Regional Airport Authority on Wednesday approved a $1,021 blade extension on a tractor used in snow removal operations. Trent Sletto and Keith Veil were not present. The airport snowplow is no longer operational and the $26,000 in repair costs make it necessary to use other existing equipment until a new snowplow is available by next winter, said Katie Anderson, airport manager. The existing loader has a 12-foot blade and the extension to 14 feet will reduce clearing time to save fuel and labor costs, she said.
The Stutsman County Commission on Tuesday unanimously agreed to hold payment of $6,489 in dues to South Central Dakota Regional Council until the organization addresses concerns. Connie Ova, CEO of the Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp., said the JSDC board recommended the county pay $6,489 in dues to the Regional Council, leaving the city of Jamestown with $11,045 in the $17,534 shared dues agreement.
A plan to make up three inclement weather no-school days was presented to the Jamestown Public School Board on Monday. Robert Lech, superintendent of Jamestown Public School District, said the plan is to make up Jan. 29-30 no school days on April 22 and May 24, respectively. If the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction does not grant a waiver for a Feb. 7 no-school day then it would be made up on March 14, he said.
A bill for mandatory behavioral health training in the schools that passed the North Dakota Senate may not be perfect but sets a path to streamline support for kids, officials said. Senate Bill No. 2149, which mandates youth behavioral health training and instruction for staff and teachers, along with educating youth on behavioral health issues, was introduced by Senate Minority Leader Joan Heckaman, D-New Rockford. The bill passed the Senate 44-3 on Feb. 13 and will get a final workup before moving to the House.
Jamestown Public School District has kicked off its annual shoe drive to support local scholarships and also help oversee microentrepreneur programs. The Jamestown Dollars for Scholars program has a goal to collect 7,500 pairs of shoes, said Elaine Hegland, fundraising chair of the Dollars for Scholars Board. The collection of new or gently used shoes runs through the end of April, she said.
Children sat attentive in rows of chairs with parents behind them as a college student washed their feet and exchanged kind words before putting a new sneaker on each foot. More than 60 University of Jamestown students greeted area families that registered for the Samaritan's Feet distribution day event Sunday at Harold Newman Arena. The UJ students collected 275 pairs of new shoes over the first semester and from direct donations and at a UJ basketball game.