Jamestown Rural Fire Department responded to a tractor fire on Wednesday in Millarton. Stutsman County Communications Center received a 4:57 p.m. call about a tractor fire in a building at 4835 77th Ave. SE. JRFD responded with three trucks and seven firefighters, said JRFD Chief Ben Maulding. Another three trucks with six firefighters also responded but were sent back to base while en route. JRFD cleared the scene at 5:42 p.m.
Pingree Rural Fire Department said an area fertilizer and building supply business burned down Tuesday evening. Stutsman County Communications Center alerted PRFD about a shop fire at 4:22 p.m. at 7645 17th St. SE, Pingree. The PRFD responded with two trucks and eight firefighters who were on the scene until 6:56 p.m. Jerome Dunwoody, chief of the PRFD, said the 50-by-100 steel frame building was a total loss. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, he said.
Statistics for the Jamestown Police Department for Jan. 23
The North Dakota Disabilities Advocacy Consortium will sponsor Disabilities Awareness Day at the North Dakota Legislature from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, in the Memorial and Legislative halls of the State Capitol in Bismarck. This event, begun as early as 2009, brings many people to Bismarck to meet their legislators, share lunch, talk about gaps in services and observe government in action.
Invisible Fence of Fargo recently donated a pet oxygen mask kit to the Jamestown Rural Fire Department. Dr. Barbara S. Looysen, DVM, provided tips such as pet first aid and CPR.
The James River Humane Society is holding a Valentine’s Day fundraiser. Send a long stem rose with a cat or dog toy to someone for Valentine’s Day. The cost is $13 and includes your choice of a cat or dog toy (not specified). Only 100 roses will be available for order. Orders must be placed by Jan. 31 (those ordered by mail must be received by that date also). Stop by the shelter to place an order or mail to: JRHS, P.O. Box 636, Jamestown, ND 58402-0636.
Team Fire won the Battle of the Badges between the Jamestown Police Department and Fire Department, held Jan. 3-5 at the Jamestown Civic Center. Team Fire had 109 votes to Team Law’s 96 votes. The three-day blood drive to help Vitalant collected 216 units of blood for patients in need.
The University of Jamestown is sponsoring a free Community Ice Skate Event from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26. The event will take place on the outdoor rink that was built for Hockey Day North Dakota. It is located on Allen Field in the middle of the University of Jamestown campus.
The Daily Bread-Jamestown (DB-J) program reached another milestone in food collection for the past year with 26,231 pounds of good, nutritious food captured for stocking the organization’s freezers and refrigerators. The food collected is available to anyone in need.
Jamestown area residents can learn more about the warning signs of Alzheimer’s at a presentation by the Alzheimer’s Association. The presentation is from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 5 at the James River Senior Center at 419 5th St. NE. The presentation is titled the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s and explains the common signs of the disease and how to approach someone about memory concerns.