Arellano named NSAA weekley athlete University of Jamestown's Kaiann Arellano was named North Star Athletic Association women's outdoor field athlete of the week. The Jamestown native won the North Star heptathlon held in Dickinson with a career-best and conference meet record score of 4,529 points. The tally placed her third best in the NAIA.
Students at Gackle-Streeter Public School were evacuated from the building at 2:45 p.m. today after a spill of magnesium was reported, according to Daniel Schwartz, Logan County emergency manager. Hazardous material response teams from Jamestown and Fargo were responding, Schwartz said. “We don’t know the amount or the danger at this point,” he said. “We’re waiting for the hazmat people.”
The Jamestown Special Assessment Commission will meet 10 a.m. Wednesday at City Hall concerning special assessments for street work done in 2017. The public can comment on the project and the special assessments during the meeting. The meeting will review the amount of special assessment placed on each property and make a recommendation to the Jamestown City Council at its June 4 meeting.
Prairie Public has announced the winners of its 2018 PBS KIDS Writers Contest. Three hundred thirty children submitted creative entries, and all received certificates of participation and personalized, positive feedback. Judges who evaluated the entries and chose the winners were MSUM Professor Sharon Scapple, retired educator Bev Pearson, Prairie Public volunteer Gen Tougas and the children’s librarians at the Fargo Public Library.
The Jamestown Police Department is seeking information on a person of interest regarding a pursuit in Jamestown Monday evening, according to Justin Blinsky, assistant chief of police. Amanda Leavy, 31, Jamestown, is wanted for questioning regarding a pursuit that began in southeast Jamestown at 10:01 p.m. after an officer attempted to stop a car for possible outstanding warrants and suspicion the driver’s license had been suspended.
At the May 1 Lions meeting, Dwaine Heinrich introduced guest speakers District Gov.-elect Rob Lein and his wife, Carla. Rob Lein expressed his appreciation to the Jamestown Lions Club for almost 90 years of service to the Jamestown community and Lions International. Jamestown Lions was organized on May 22, 1929. Lein also discussed his hope of forming more Leo Clubs in the district including one in Jamestown.
Desire'e Morrison, of Tappen, recently participated in the University of Findlay's 2018 Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity. Morrison presented "Health Care Providers in Rural Versus Urban Regions and the Impact on Heart Disease for These Populations." Held on campus, undergraduate and graduate students were given the opportunity to share their research, creativity and professional learning experiences with the University and community. Many students received honors during the Symposium's awards ceremony. The University of Findlay is located in Findlay, Ohio.
The University of Minnesota Duluth Office of Student Life and Kirby Student Center honored 74 students at the annual Student Leadership Awards Celebration. Among the honorees was Natasha Reister, a senior social work major, from Jamestown, received the UMD Leadership Certificate. These awards evaluate important qualities in students who represent UMD in a positive light. UMD student awards honor and recognize various aspects such as leadership qualities, world-mindedness, positivity, extracurricular achievements and community service.
The Jamestown High School speech team competed at the state class A competition in Jamestown over the weekend. The individual results: Impromptu speaking: Ashlyn Schauer, superior speaker Serious Duo: Samara McDermid and Joseph Lauginger, sixth Serious Prose: Samara McDermid, fourth Speech to Entertain: Keelie Renwick, superior speaker Speech to Persuade: Jordan Montgomery, eighth Storytelling: Jordan Montgomery, superior speaker The team had a school record number of participants qualifying for state.
Amy Walters, director of the Two Rivers Activity Center, gave an update on membership, classes, students and general information at the recent Rotary meeting. Walters said her most asked question is how the center is doing and what is the membership. When they first were building the budget, their original goal in the first year was 2,700 members; as of April 18, 2018, there were 4,039 members who fall into 10 to 12 categories, Walters said. To have this many members is beyond all their expectations, she said. This was what TRAC had planned for three years from now.