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A new airport director may be hired by November, according to the Jamestown Regional Airport Authority meeting Wednesday. An airport director search committee with airport authority member Keith Veil, Gary Staab, Mark Urquhart and retired board member Jim Boyd announced that three candidate finalists would be contacted Thursday with an invitation to interview in Jamestown next week. The committee would make a recommendation to the full board by the end of next week, he said.
Residents of a 12-unit apartment building were displaced following a Monday fire, according to Jamestown Fire Department. “We displaced everybody for the night,” said JFD Lt. Sheldon Mohr. “The carbon monoxide levels and other precautions were the reason.”
Mike Mickelson, a probationary firefighter with the Jamestown Fire Department, nears the cage at the to of the extension ladder for the first time on Friday. It is the entrance test to join JFD, according to Lt. Sheldon Mohr, the training officer for JFD, and Mickelson passed with flying colors. Tom LaVenture / The Sun
The North Dakota Department of Transportation and the North Dakota Highway Patrol issued a travel alert for portions of eastern North Dakota. Snow and slush-covered roads are creating icy road conditions. Cities in the travel alert include Valley City, Cooperstown, Edgeley, Ellendale, Michigan, Larimore and surrounding areas. Motorists who must drive should reduce speed and drive according to the conditions, the patrol said.
The second annual induction ceremony for the Jamestown High School Sports Hall of Fame was held Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 during the school's football homecoming pep rally. The ceremony was officiated by Jim Roaldson, activities director for JHS. The 13 new members are: Paul Anderson, 1980 Doug Beaudoin, 1972 Phil Boerger, 2007, Father Tom Bryan Erstad, 1999 Sean Fredericks, 1993 Jenny Gackle, 1999 Dave Greenwood, 1969 Clayton Kendall, 1974 Lauren (Mickelson) Sukut, 2002 Judy Mogck Hager, 1991 Ted Wahl, 1984
The Jamestown High School Pep Band performs during Friday's homecoming parade in downtown Jamestown. Tom LaVenture / The Sun
Guests and most of the 1,098 students at the University of Jamestown this fall semester witnessed history Thursday as Dr. Polly Peterson officially became the 14th president of the University of Jamestown. Peterson followed faculty and dignitaries into the Harold Newman Arena as the UJ Wind Ensemble played the “Highland Cathedral” processional. The UJ Choir also performed.
Voters within the Jamestown Public School District on Tuesday defeated a $34.4 million general obligation school building bond for expansion, repair and upgrades throughout the school district. There were 1,140 votes in favor and 2,769 against the ballot question, said Nicole Meland, Stutsman County auditor and chief operating officer. The 3,909 voter turnout was more than the 3,517 Stutsman County voters who turned out for the June 26 primary election, she said.
The Jamestown Tourism Board on Monday directed staff to make improvements to the jamestowncalendar.com website. There will be two areas being improved, said Searle Swedlund, executive director of Jamestown Tourism. The code needs to be updated to optimize the calendar for Google, and an adjustment made to improve photo uploads, he said.
Staff shortages result in high use of overtime leading to exhaustion, low morale, high turnover and increased risk of medical error and incidents, said Rosalie Etherington, superintendent of the North Dakota State Hospital at the Governing Body’s quarterly meeting Monday. The good news is that leadership positions may soon be filled, she said. The staff perform well but there is need for constant support and leadership, she said.