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The kids with James Valley Youth for Christ in Jamestown sang some Christmas songs to start off the after-school program on Tuesday. Troy Gunderson, executive director, played the guitar while Camden Knudsen, a student, played his saxophone to lead the singing of around 20 kids. Tom LaVenture / The Sun
Third and fourth graders at Lincoln Elementary School on Friday participated in Hour of Code, a worldwide event where students learn about computer science. The students viewed a greeting from Gov. Doug Burgum, letting them know that 100 North Dakota schools were participating simultaneously to become the first known effort happening at the same time statewide in the nation.
The North Dakota State Hospital campus will solve parallel challenges within the state prison system, said Leann Bertsch, director of the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
The North Dakota State Hospital would get a new building in Jamestown with the old campus repurposed as a minimum-custody correctional facility for men, according to Gov. Doug Burgum’s executive budget released Wednesday.
If you go What: 2018 Christmas Parade of Homes in Carrington When: 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 Where: Starting at Trinity Lutheran Church, 100 Poplar Ave. S, in Carrington. Mark and Mary Struxness, 1951 11th Ave. S Wayne and Denise Shipman, 1180 4th St. S
Sixth-grader Lucas Schlepuetz emerged from a field of 27 competitors to win the chess tournament on Nov. 29 at Jamestown Middle School. It was the first semester tournament since the club formed in mid-September. Three students placed out of 27 competitors from the sixth and seventh grade.
The Jamestown Public School Board on Monday unanimously approved course changes next year at Jamestown High School and James Valley Career and Technology Center. JHS Principal Adam Gehlhar said each department researched where courses needed to grow and evolve. The courses still teach to the standards but are more relevant and consistent, he said.
Each aftershock is a terrifying reminder of what occurred and what could be coming again, according to Jason and Melissa "Missy" Metzger, a former Jamestown couple who experienced a magnitude 7.0 earthquake on Friday in Anchorage. "Some of them are quite strong," said Missy Metzger via Messenger on Sunday. "Our nerves are very frayed. Every sound or vibration makes us all fear another big one is coming."
A fresh snow slowed traffic in Jamestown on Wednesday.
Jamestown Rural Fire Department responding to a home fire in rural Buchanan on Wednesday. Stutsman County Communications Center received a 4:23 p.m. call about a basement fire at 7055 25th St. SE. JRFD was on scene a 4:47 p.m. and was still on scene at 6 p.m. Tom LaVenture / The Sun