JHS Releases 2018 Athletic Hall of Fame Class

(Jamestown, ND) Jamestown High School is honored to release the following as its 2018 Athletic Hall of Fame Class.  Hall of fame induction will take place on Friday, September 27 during the JHS homecoming pep rally.  Honorees will also be recognized at half-time of the football game on Friday night vs. the Valley City Hi-Liners.





Paul Anderson (’80) – Basketball

Doug Beaudoin (’72) – Football,


Gov. Burgum Announces Jamestown Recipient of The Mobilizer Award

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum has announced the recipients of the 2018 Main Street Awards honoring communities that show excellence in elevating the three pillars of the Main Street Initiative through local projects or other efforts.

“We deeply appreciate the commitment and dedication of communities to differentiate and enhance the quality of life for their residents, present and future,” Burgum said. “It’s with great pleasure and gratitude that we recognize these communities for efforts to create vibrant communities poised to attract and retain a 21st century workforce.”

The Main Street Awards are a collaborative effort of the Office of the Governor,


Three candidates selected as finalists for VCSU presidency

Valley City, N.D.—The Presidential Search Committee at Valley City State University has selected three finalists for the VCSU presidency. After a round of campus visits by five candidates Sept. 10-12, the committee selected a trio of candidates for final interviews with the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education on the VCSU campus Sept. 27.


The finalists are:

• Jack Geller, Ph.D., dean, College of Social Sciences,


Alfred Dickey Public Library Set To Re-Open

Jamestown, ND – The Alfred Dickey Public Library is set to re-open after summer renovations. An open-house will be held on Wednesday, September 12 from 10-5 pm at Alfred Dickey Public Library in honor of its re-opening for public service following a summer-long renovation. Staff, library board members, and Friends of the Library will be available to answer questions about the renovations and future projects as the library prepares for its Centennial Celebration in February of 2019.


UJ President Inauguration Ceremony To Be Held Thursday

Dr. Polly Peterson, who was named University of Jamestown President in February of 2018, will be officially inaugurated on Thursday, September 27. The event is open to the public.

Campus tours will run from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m., followed by a Chapel service in the Voorhees Chapel at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon in Knight Hall. The Inauguration Ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. in the Harold Newman Arena,


Kopp Resigns From Jamestown Arts Center

JAMESTOWN, N.D. – Jamestown Arts Center Executive Director Larry Kopp has resigned his position effective September 15. During his 15 months with the Arts Center Larry has increased grant funding, initiated the Thursday evening Arts Market, instructed classes on opera appreciation and led Arts Center programs that support and enrich the Jamestown community.

“On behalf of the Arts Center board I want to thank Larry for his leadership and commitment to making the Arts Center a prominent fixture in Jamestown,” said Bob Toso,


VCSU Presidential Search Update

Valley City, N.D. — The Valley City State University Presidential Search Committee, charged by the North Dakota University System to evaluate candidates for the VCSU presidency, has narrowed the pool of applicants to five candidates who have been invited to campus for interviews to be scheduled Sept. 10–12, 2018.

Fifty candidates applied for the VCSU position, which the search committee narrowed to 12 for interviews via interactive video on Aug. 16–17. Following these interviews,


University of Jamestown Named One of the Best Colleges in the Midwest

University of Jamestown is one of the best colleges in the Midwest according to The Princeton Review. The well-known education services company lists the college among its “Best in the Midwest” recommended schools in its “2019 Best Colleges: Region by Region” website feature that posted on August 6, 2018. The feature is accessible at https://www.princetonreview.com/bestMWcolleges. Only 159 colleges in twelve Midwestern states made The Princeton Review’s “Best in the Midwest” list for 2019.

“We chose University of Jamestown and the other outstanding institutions on this list primarily for their excellent academics,”


Some Residents of Ellendale, ND Still in Need Due to July Flood

Ellendale, ND – Over 20 vulnerable elderly citizens of Ellendale, ND are still facing severe impacts as a result of an extreme rain event which occurred on July 18, 2018. The heavy rain caused flooded basements, basement wall collapses, and overwhelmed sanitary sewer systems. Many of the impacted residents are on fixed incomes and either have no insurance or are underinsured.

Local emergency management officials estimate that $108,000 will be needed to assist in recovery efforts.


U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp toured the new Mary’s Place Facility in Jamestown

JAMESTOWN, N.D. – U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp today toured Mary’s Place, a new facility to provide emergency shelter, resources, and transitional services for victims of domestic and sexual violence in the Jamestown area. Following the tour, Heitkamp convened Mary’s Place staff, local law enforcement, health care professionals, and Jamestown leaders to discuss the needs of the community as it works to address domestic violence and provide shelter and services for survivors.

Like many other communities in North Dakota,