• Great Plains Food Bank Reaching out to Vets Pop-up Coming to Jamestown
     FARGO, N.D. (Jared Slinde) – Trucks supplying fresh fruit, vegetables, meats, shelf-stable items and more will be in Jamestown on Friday, July 28, as part of the Great Plains Food Bank Pop-up Perishable Food Program. Anyone in need of food assistance in each community or neighboring communities are welcome to attend and receive food at no cost. The Pop-up Perishable Food Program will make its stop on Friday, July 28, at the Jamestown Civic Center from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. “The Pop-up Perishable Food Program fills a strong need and puts food directly into the hands of those that need it most,” Great Plains Food Bank Regional Services Manager Andrea Block, who services Mobile Food Pantries and the Pop-up Perishable Food Program in eastern North Dakota, said. “This is all about convenience for the consumer. They know exactly when and where there will be fresh and nutritious food available. We want to make it as easy as we can for those who need help to be able to get it.” Individuals attending the distribution are asked to bring with any plastic bags or boxes to take food home with them. For more information on mobile and perishable food pantries in western North Dakota contact: Rachel Monge at 701-390-2513 or rmonge@greatplainsfoodbank.org. For more information on mobile and perishable food pantries in eastern North Dakota contact: Andrea Block at 701-476-9128 or ablock@greatplainsfoodbank.org. 
  • Drive Hopes to Provide Diapers for Financially Challenged Households
    JAMESTOWN, ND (Cassie DuBray) - South Central Homeless Coalition is having a 2nd annual diaper drive for Region VI July 5 – August 14...
  • JSDC Seeking Funding for Airport Business Park
      JAMESTOWN - The Jamestown City Council will be meeting in special session on Tuesday, July 25 at 4:00 p.m...
  • High Risk Sex Offender Changes Address in Jamestown
    Felita Bravebull Bredeson JAMESTOWN - Jamestown Police are warning residents of a convicted high risk sex offender who has changed her address in the city. Felita Bravebull Bredeson is living at 1003 5th Avenue NE #4...
  • Convicted High Risk Sex Offender Changes His Address
    Sawyer John Suko JAMESTOWN - Jamestown Police are warning residents of a convicted high risk sex offender who has changed his address in the city. Sawyer John Suko is living at 1101 1st Avenue North.  He does not have a vehicle.  Suko is a 24-year-old white male standing 5 feet, 7 inches and weighing 150 pounds.  He has hazel eyes and brown hair.  His file photo shows him with short-cropped hair, a high hairline and a close-cropped beard. Suko was convicted in January 2012 in Stutsman County District Court, ND for Gross Sexual Imposition involving a 13-year-old girl.  He provided the girl Apple Pucker Schnapps at a neighboring campsite and had sex with her after she was intoxicated. Suko is not wanted by police at this time.  Police Chief Scott Edinger cautions residents that attempts to harass, intimidate or threaten Suko, his family, landlord or employer, will be turned over for prosecution.  Printed handouts of his demographics are available from the Jamestown Police Department.
  • Friday is Deadline to Apply to Serve on State Water Commission
     BISMARCK, N.D. (Mike Nowatzki) – North Dakota residents interested in serving on the State Water Commission have through Friday, July 21, to submit their applications. The application form can be found online at www.governor.nd.gov/boards/AppForm.aspx. Within the form is a “Board Applied For” drop-down menu, from which applicants should select “Water Commission, State.” The nine-member State Water Commission (www.swc.nd.gov) consists of Gov. Doug Burgum as chairman, Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring as an ex-officio member, and seven members appointed by the governor to six-year terms, with one member each from the seven major drainage basins in North Dakota. All seven positions are open for appointment. The commission is authorized to investigate, plan, construct, and develop water-related projects, and serves as a mechanism to financially support those efforts, with the mission of improving the quality of life and strengthening the economy of North Dakota by managing the water resources of the state for the benefit of its people. Citizens interested in becoming part of this forward-thinking, innovative and transformative group are encouraged to apply. The commission meets six times a year. The State Engineer serves as the commission’s executive officer, overseeing the staff who carry out the commission’s work.
  • Stutsman Commissioners Name Interim Staff After Bradley's Departure
    JAMESTOWN, N.D. - On July 6, Stutsman County Auditor and Chief Operating Officer Casey Bradley submitted a letter of resignation saying his final day on the job would be August 4. Now his temporary replacement has been named.On Tuesday, Stutsman County Commissioners unanimously appointed staff for the interim period after Bradley leaves.  Nicole Meland was appointed as the Stutsman County Auditor and Chief Operating Officer until a permanent replacement can be found. Meland is currently the deputy audtior and recorder. Jessica Alonge, county treasurer, will serve as deputy auditor and recorder during the interim. The current deputy recorder, Jessca Moser, will serve as county treasurer and her current position will remain open for now.  Commission chair Mark Klose said the changes will remain in effect through October to allow staff to work through the budgeting process for 2018. A search for a permanent replacement for Bradley will begin after completion of work on the new budget.
  • New High Risk Sex Offender Living in Jamestown
     Michael Allen Jans JAMESTOWN - Jamestown Police are warning residents of a convicted high risk sex offender who is now living in the city.Michael Allen Jans is a 28-year-old white male standing 5 feet 6 inches and weighing 180 pounds...
  • Teenage Boy Killed in Crash Near Jamestown
     JAMESTOWN - A teenage boy died in a crash near Jamestown early Tuesday morning and the driver is being held on multiple charges...
  • Sheep Seminar at Stutsman County Fairgrounds to Include Drought Stratagies
     JAMESTOWN -(NDSU Extenstion) - Drought management strategies and pre-breeding issues will be among the topics covered during a sheep seminar the North Dakota State University Extension Service and North Dakota Lamb and Wool Producers Association have teamed up to hold Aug...
  • Citizens Advisory Committee Releases List of Priorities for Jamestown Schools
     JPS Superintendent Robert Lech JAMESTOWN, N.D. – The Citizens Advisory Committee discussing Jamestown Public Schools (JPS) decided on its official list of priorities to enhance the future of JPS. The list was compiled after several meetings among committee members and the Jamestown community at-large, including a town hall meeting in May. The committee’s priorities are: Capital maintenance plan Improve heating, ventilation, air conditioning and temperature controls (HVAC) Improve safety and security Closing Washington Elementary and adding on to Louis L’Amour Elementary Update and remodel Transition House Relocate high school activities (football and track) to the high school campus How to best accomplish these priorities will be part of the committee’s ongoing discussion, in which the Jamestown community is encouraged to participate. Later this summer or early fall, the committee expects to make a recommendation to the Jamestown School Board for its consideration. “As a committee, we have thoroughly reviewed the facility needs across Jamestown Public Schools, including several conversations with school staff and community members, and believe this list of priorities is the best, most effective way to ensure education in Jamestown remains top-notch long into the future,” said JPS Superintendent Rob Lech. “While we continue to work on finer details among these priorities, we look forward to presenting our plan to the School Board later this year.” For more information on the Citizens Advisory Committee or to participate in its ongoing efforts, visit its Facebook page, Building Our Future Community Forum.
  • State's First Human West Nile Cases Reported in LaMoure and Barnes Counties
     BISMARCK, ND - The North Dakota Health Department says the state's first cases of West Nile Virus in humans have been reported.The cases were identified in LaMoure and Barnes counties...
  • Irrigation in North Dakota Tour Scheduled in Oakes
     OAKES, ND – (Julie Ellingson) - The North Dakota Water Education Foundation is hosting the Southeastern North Dakota Irrigation tour on Wednesday, August 2. There are about 85,000 acres of irrigated land in a 7 county area in southeastern North Dakota...
  • Convicted Sex Offender Changes Address
     Patrick Wayne Schmitz JAMESTOWN - Jamestown Police are warning residents about a convicted high risk sex offender who has changed his address in the city. Patrick Wayne Schmitz now lives at 316 4th Avenue SW, No...
  • More Children in ND Required to be in Car Seat or Booster August 1
     BISMARCK, N.D. –(Jennifer Skjod) - More children in North Dakota soon will be riding safely because of changes in the state’s child passenger safety law. Effective August 1, children younger than eight years of age will be required to ride in a child restraint (car seat or booster seat) unless they are 4’9” tall or greater. The restraints must be used correctly – following the manufacturer’s instructions. Children ages eight through 17 must be properly secured in a seat belt (or restraint, if needed). The law carries a penalty of $25 and one point against the driver’s license. According to Dawn Mayer, director of the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) Child Passenger Safety Program, “This revision basically extends the time a child is required to ride in a child restraint (car seat or booster seat) by one year.” Child restraints offer more protection for children than just seat belts. Most children at age seven should be riding in a booster seat with a lap and shoulder belt because they are not tall enough to ride in a seat belt. Booster seats are belt positioning devices that help position the lap and shoulder belt safely across a child’s body – low on the hips and centered across the chest. It is required to use both the lap and shoulder seat belt when using a booster seat. Booster seats come in two general types – backless boosters and high-back boosters. High-back boosters are recommended if the vehicle seatback does not offer head protection (meaning the vehicle seat back is lower than passenger’s ears). The NDDoH recommends all children younger than 13 years ride in the back seat. Follow these best practices when it comes to transporting children of all sizes: Rear-Facing: Children should ride rear-facing until at least two years of age (following car seat instructions) or until the upper size limits of the car seat. Forward-Facing: When children are at least two years of age or have outgrown the highest rear-facing size limits of their car seat, they may ride forward-facing in a car seat with a harness. Use the seat until the child reaches the harness’s highest size limit allowed by the manufacturer. Boosters: When children have outgrown the harness in their forward-facing car seat, they may utilize a booster seat. Children should be at least 40 pounds and at least four years of age. Keep children in boosters until about 4’9” tall. Seat Belt: When children have outgrown their booster seat, they may use a seat belt when it fits over their body correctly. For a seat belt to fit properly, the lap belt must lie snugly across the upper thighs and be centered across the shoulder and chest. It should not lie on the stomach or across the neck. A fact sheet for the public explaining the revised law and child passenger best practices for transporting children is available on the Department of Health’s website at ndhealth.gov/injuryprevention/childpassenger. 
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