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JAMESTOWN, N.D.—Cargill will be closing its huge malt plant near Jamestown—one of three in North Dakota— this fall. The plant processes barley into malt for the beer and malt beverage industry The plant closing will affect approximately 55 employees at Spiritwood, who may apply for other open positions within Cargill, either in North Dakota or elsewhere, said April Nelson, communications specialist with Cargill Corporate Affairs in Minneapolis.
Yom Hashoah: Holocaust and Heroism Memorial Day occurred April 12 this year and gave pause to reflect on being our brother's keeper, according to Ted Kleiman, a board member of Temple Beth El in Fargo. "A life of deed, not creed," Kleiman said. "That is written on the front of our sanctuary that we see every Sabbath." Judaism is about moral actions in this life and the eternal consequences of the next, he said. The Bible teaches how to live a righteous life, he said. It is a guideline of how to treat your fellow man.
JAMESTOWN, N.D.—The proposed construction of a competition drag racing strip north of Jamestown, North Dakota, took a step forward Tuesday, March 13, when the Midway Township Board of Supervisors approved 3 to 0 to change the zoning ordinance. Arthur Perleberg, chair of the Midway Township Board of Supervisors, said he and fellow Supervisors Craig Neys and Jason Houge received mostly supportive calls about the Jamestown Drag Racing Association's plans to build a permanent drag strip on a nearly one-mile strip of farmland in Midway Township.
JAMESTOWN, N.D.—An anti-human trafficking initiative that originated with United Presbyterian Church has grown to a coalition of 40 people representing agencies, nonprofits and churches in Jamestown. The Rev. Bob Boyar, pastor of United Presbyterian Church, said a grant from the Presbyterian Mission Agency made it possible to start the initiative in 2016. Members of the Presbyterian Women's group attended a human trafficking summit and wanted to have a local effort, he said.
The grandmother of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz said she is content to watch Super Bowl LII on TV in the comfort of her Jamestown home. “If Carson was playing that would be a different story,” said Bev Schaack. In his second NFL season Wentz led the Eagles to a 10-2 record before tearing the ACL in his left knee against the Los Angeles Rams on Dec. 10. The Eagles won the game and backup quarterback Nick Foles led the Eagles in winning two of three remaining regular season games and both playoff games to reach the Super Bowl in Minneapolis.
JAMESTOWN, N.D.—A permanent Louis L'Amour display that will focus on his time in Jamestown will coincide with the Alfred Dickey Library 2019 Centennial Initiative, according to officials. The display will be in the newspaper, periodical and DVD room, said Joe Rector, director of the James River Valley Library System. It will focus on the time that L'Amour lived in Jamestown and items from the community that are associated with his life are welcome to be in the display, he said.
Dylan Lindner of Jamestown plays boot hockey with Koda, his golden retriever and blue heeler mix at the McElroy Park hockey rink. He said Koda started to play fetch the puck with him at 11 weeks old.
JAMESTOWN, N.D.—People who needed to work outside this week in near or subzero temperatures say they prepare but that is also takes a little grit to take it all in stride. "It's cold but we're used to it," said Dale Fisher, the lead residential driver with the Jamestown Sanitation Department. "It's a job and we have to do it, regardless of how cold it is or how hot it is."
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — Jamestown High School Principal Adam Gehlhar received one of education's highest honors on Tuesday, Nov. 21, the Milken Educator Award. The award came as a surprise during a student assembly with Kirsten Baesler, superintendent of the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction. She credited Gehlhar's energy, vision and an innovative approach to reaching students with 21st century learning.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — A Jamestown girl is bringing awareness to National Epilepsy Awareness Month after she was diagnosed with the neurological disorder. Braelon Geerdes, a 10-year-old fourth-grade student at St. John's Academy, was in a music class a year ago when the teacher noticed her face twitching and eyes rolling back. Braelon was aware, but couldn't communicate. "She didn't drop down or lose consciousness," said Braelon's mother, Tara Geerdes.