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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.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — Two University of Jamestown students who lost friends in the Las Vegas mass shooting Sunday, Oct. 1, say the support of a school and the love of a game have helped in handling unimaginable grief. Tanner Roundy, a UJ senior from Henderson, Nev., lost his best friend while other family and friends who were at the concert are suffering in the aftermath. He flew home Thursday afternoon.
JAMESTOWN, N.D.—"Wow" and "incredible" were the most used words in a ceremony to dedicate the new Harold Newman Arena Friday at the University of Jamestown. "It's amazing. It's so cool," said Paige Emmel, a UJ student and basketball player from Bismarck. "We started practicing here two weeks ago and it's been so exciting. We're all really excited to start the season."
JAMESTOWN — There won't be scheduled events until October, but the University of Jamestown is already preparing to use the new Harold Newman Arena as soon as August. Workers expect to have the training rooms and commercial laundry ready in the Newman Arena by the time Jimmie football camp starts on Aug. 1, said Tom Heck, vice president of planning and administration at UJ. The university is set to take ownership of the multipurpose facility from the contractor on Aug. 25, he said.
LAMOURE, N.D.—The city of LaMoure has been without a police officer since the June 29 arrest of Police Chief James Watson, who has been charged with multiple counts of sexual abuse in three North Dakota counties. Until the matter is resolved or another officer is hired, all public safety calls in LaMoure are being directed to the LaMoure County Sheriff's Office, said Carmen Klein, LaMoure city auditor. She said Watson is the only police officer in LaMoure.
JAMESTOWN, N.D.—Scientists banded young merlin falcons nesting in a Jamestown park on Wednesday to help build research on the birds in North Dakota. Wildlife biologists Matthew Solensky and Tammy Otto, both of Jamestown, said the merlin falcons of North Dakota are not well documented. The two do the banding on their own, separate from their employer research, and are possibly the only wildlife team to be conducting merlin banding in the state, Solensky said.