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Nearly $1.07 million in summer maintenance projects and related costs were unanimously approved Monday by the Jamestown Public School Board.
St. James Basilica will hold its May crowning of Mary today with students of St. John’s Academy playing a big part of the annual devotional ceremony. The crowning is a symbol to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary as the queen of heaven and Earth, through the veneration of her likeness, said Monsignor Jeffrey Wald of the basilica. The Catholic ritual will start at 1:45 p.m. at St. James Basilica, 622 1st Ave S.
A cool and dry early spring does not present a serious problem with mosquitoes and wood ticks, but is a time to take precautions, according to experts. The North Dakota Department of Health is recommending that residents take steps to prevent tick- and mosquito-related diseases, said Laura Cronquist, an epidemiologist with the state Department of Health. Wood tick surveillance has started with multiple tick finds already reported, she said.
A recommendation for building and renovation projects for Jamestown Public School District could be presented to the School Board within a month, according to a Tuesday meeting of the Citizens Advisory Committee.
The first day of Jamestown's annual residential citywide cleanup resulted in 172,160 pounds or 86.08 tons of discarded items that was picked up from the city's southeast neighborhoods, according to Joey Cotton, the scale clerk at the baling facility. The Monday total is 29.42 tons more than the 56.66 tons of debris picked up the first day of the 2017 cleanup. The 2017 Monday total was 3 tons more than the 2016 total.
High winds and low humidity on Sunday caused a smoldering fire to reignite and spread to pasture land just north of Pipestem Lake, according to Jamestown Rural Fire Department. Stutsman County Communications Center received a call regarding a small grass fire at 3023 80th Ave. SE and dispatched JRFD at 12:55 p.m. JRFD was on scene with 10 firefighters and five trucks at 1:06 p.m.
Local law enforcement trained recently in gaining control and dispersing party situations, according to organizers with South Central Human Service Center Region VI. The training involved health and law enforcement agencies from the nine-member counties, said Shannon Kaiser, substance abuse program coordinator at Central Valley Health in Jamestown and coordinator of the Partnership for Success grant through the North Dakota Department of Human Services. The counties are Barnes, Dickey, Foster, Griggs, LaMoure, Logan, McIntosh, Stutsman and Wells.
Growing up as the most tech-advantaged generation also presents challenges to faith and values, according to youth who take part in activities at James Valley Youth For Christ. Generation Z, youth born between 1999 and 2015, is coming of age in a world of radical cultural shifts from technological advancement, demographic change and political or social realities, according to a 2017 Barna Group survey of spiritual influences.
The Frontier Village Association will look at budgeting its executive director and maintenance positions, according to a special meeting on Wednesday. The FVA voted 5-0 to direct Tina Busche, secretary-treasurer, to draft a budget that will allow Executive Director Nichole Mosolf to work approximately four to six days before, during and after a planned Dakota Thunder Burn-outs event on June 9 at Stutsman County Fairgrounds. FVA members Kay Benson, Jay Mickelson and Jay Diemert were not present.