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What We Think: Bravo to Ford, Huber for state wins

The Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos and a buffalo chip this week:

*Buffalo chip to the recent increase in gas prices. GasBuddy.com, a gasoline price website, reported that the average price for a gallon of gas in North Dakota was $2.85 a gallon on May 29. That price is 49.7 cents per gallon higher than the same day a year ago and 19.4 cents per gallon higher than a month ago, according to the website.

*Bravo to Donna Nannenga, a retired public school music teacher who volunteers her time to teach inmates how to play violin, viola and cello at the James River Correctional Center. Nannenga has been teaching there since 2002.

*Bravo to Alfred Steiger, a 90-year-old Korean War-era veteran who makes red crepe paper poppies that are handed out for monetary donations that benefit veterans. Steiger, who lives at the North Dakota Veterans Home in Lisbon, has made the poppies for the past 15 years and spends 5 to 6 hours a day working on them. The president of the American Legion Auxiliary for North Dakota said the Legion raised $20,000 last year selling Steiger’s poppies, according to a Forum News Service story.

*Bravo to Isaac Huber, an Edgeley-Kulm junior who won titles in the state track meet in Bismarck last weekend. Huber won the 3200-, the 1600- and the 800-meter races. The temperature was near 90 degrees at the event. And bravo to Meghan Ford of Jamestown High School, who took the 1,600-meter title, second in the Class A girls 3,200-meter run and third in the 800 at the state track meet in Bismarck.

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