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Jamestown High School is once again the North Dakota SkillsUSA champion and the team is fundraising to attend the national competition from June 24-28 at the Kentucky Expo Center. Five members of the JHS SkillsUSA team who won first place honors at the state competition in April will join 16,000 others in Louisville. The event is hosted by SkillsUSA, a nonprofit foundation that uses competition and mentoring programs to help youth explore career opportunities.
The National Buffalo Museum is hosting a juried art exhibit on bison though the summer that will double as a fundraiser for future exhibits and programs. The exhibit features 42 pieces of art that will be on display from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, said Danielle Stuckle, outreach coordinator for the State Historical Society of North Dakota in Bismarck.
Jamestown Middle School counselors have partnered with the Great Plains Food Bank School Pantry Program that opened in April and will also run during the summer months. Sometimes things come up, said Danielle Giesler, a middle school counselor. Expensive repairs from a furnace going out or a car breaking down can be a serious drain on a family's financial resources and there might not be enough to make ends meet.
The Stutsman County Commission on Tuesday said it would consider joining a class-action settlement case related to the pharmaceutical industry's alleged role in causing an opioid epidemic from 1996 to 2015. The commissioners tabled the matter for the June meeting.
An 18-year contest between a husband and wife has led to thousands of dollars in cash and supplies for the James River Humane Society. On Thursday, Heather Tomlin-Rohr brought her Louis L'Amour Elementary School kindergarten class there to drop off pet supplies, some of them made in classes, along with cash that was raised by the students. The amount was enhanced by donations from AgCountry Farm Credit Services, where her husband, Jason Rohr, is a senior insurance specialist.
Roxanne Hoff, an employee of Eckelson Builders out of Eckelson, N.D., removes old shingles Friday as part of a project to replace the roof of the historic Midland Railroad caboose at Frontier Village in Jamestown. Tom LaVenture / The Sun
Children brace themselves as two girls spin the merry-go-round faster and faster Thursday at Klaus Park in Jamestown. The children are kindergarten students of Washington and Louis L’Amour elementary schools on a playdate. Tom LaVenture / The Sun
The Jamestown Education Association is seeking a two-year contract agreement while the Jamestown Public School Board said it wants a single-line salary schedule and voting members on the health insurance committee. The two sides met Thursday to exchange proposals for the next teacher contract that would take effect in the next school year. The current one-year contract is set to expire in August. "We hope to have a two-year contract and to get the best for all the district employees," said Danielle Giesler, JEA president and middle school counselor.
Narrative Geometry, an art exhibit featuring the Warli art of Vaishali Mohite, opens today at the Jamestown Arts Center. The 28 painting exhibition was developed 15 years ago as part of the Art for Life Program of the North Dakota Council on the Arts, said Sally Jeppson, Arts Center gallery manager and Narrative Geometry tour coordinator. The exhibition still includes the collaborative activity plan for elders, children and the public that was part of that program, she said.
The entire student body was wearing plastic construction helmets Wednesday, for the groundbreaking ceremony of a $5.95 million expansion to St. John's Academy.