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Jamestown High School scored above the state average on the North Dakota State Assessment, an online test taken by sophomores during April and May.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation approved a project to help create pedestrian safety zones around Jamestown schools and could start by the summer of 2020.
The National Buffalo Museum in Jamestown has hired its first professional collections staff as a step toward its vision of becoming a nationally accredited facility.
Around 90 eighth-grade student members of the middle school’s Omega House were out in force Thursday to help encourage Jamestown residents to keep toxic waste and other debris out of the city’s storm drain system that leads directly to the James River. “It’s a tradition,” said Alexes Prasek, eighth-grade student. “The Omegas do this every year.”
Stutsman County Communications Center received a 12:11 p.m. call about a shop fire in a building belonging to a farm at 3188 88th Ave. SE, northeast of Jamestown near the intersection of 32nd Street Southea Jamestown Rural Fire Department responded and is still at the scene as of 1:30 p.m.
Tourism officials say a self-guided walking tour will help provide a more complete picture of Louis L’Amour’s boyhood years living in turn-of-the-century Jamestown.
This Sunday five area veterans will head to the nation’s capital as part of the Veterans Honor Flight of North Dakota and Minnesota. Don Altringer, John Lang, Howard Lyons, Wallace Nygard and Leonard Palmer will join 85 veterans of World War II and the wars in Korea and Vietnam. The group will depart with 81 chaperones from Hector International Airport in Fargo to Washington, D.C.
Gussner Elementary School third-grade students of Tricia Gaffaney and Jenny Peet line up for applause Thursday, after giving parents and fellow students a presentation on the animals of the world they researched and created likenesses from clay to paper mache and other materials. Tom LaVenture / The Sun
Mavis Lorig, a resident of Ave Maria Village in Jamestown, shows some affection for Tess the red-tailed boa constrictor on Wednesday, with fellow resident Diane Purcell at left. The snake was part of an animal presentation by Chahinkapa Zoo in Wahpeton, in conjunction with a community art project on the Narrative Geometry exhibit of Warli art by Vaishli Mohite at the Jamestown Arts Center. Tom LaVenture / The Sun
Two area residents were named to the 23 member Family Engagement Cabinet of the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction. The cabinet of family members will offer advice about ways to strengthen relationships between families and the educators who teach their children, according to the Wednesday announcement from State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler. The members represent nine communities with Class A schools and 12 Class B communities.