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Visitor numbers down 28 percent, official says

August 19, 2011 in The Jamestown Sun

The number of visitors to the Buffalo City is down this year compared to last year, but tourism officials still aren’t frowning.
“The numbers of people visiting is down but it’s not drastic, and when I visit with people across the state everyone is experiencing the same thing,” said Nina Sneider, executive director of the Buffalo City Tourism Foundation.
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Heifer is the first longhorn at Stutsman County Fair

July 15, 2011 in The Jamestown Sun

By most counts, Debbie is a beautiful girl, with dark eyes, a black-and-white coat and her most distinctive feature a pair of foot-long horns.
The yearling heifer is the first Texas longhorn to be exhibited at the Stutsman County Fair, said Kali Carlson, 13, of the Bustling Beavers 4-H club.
“Most beef breeds are laid back and easy to maneuver. Longhorns are made to survive,” Carlson said. “It was a little harder getting her trained because she wanted to do her own thing.”
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JRMC birth center to use advanced tools

July 15, 2011 in The Jamestown Sun

Hospital rooms aren’t always happy places. But most on the north side of Jamestown Regional Medical Center’s second floor will be, and not just because of the pink and powder-blue caps.
The Family BirthPlace at Jamestown Regional Medical Center is the only birthing center between Fargo and Bismarck and Devils Lake and Aberdeen. At its new location, the BirthPlace promises more efficient services, better security and state-of-the art equipment to provide the best care for moms and babies.
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Miss N.D. High School pageant to be held in Jamestown

July 8, 2011 in The Jamestown Sun

The Miss North Dakota High School America Pageant is set for this weekend at the Jamestown Civic Center.
The location is a pageant first, said Tricia Seckerson, pageant director and former Mrs. North Dakota 2008. Jamestown rarely hosts pageants, Seckerson said. But this year, the pageant location is in the director’s city of residence as well as the current title-holder’s.
Mercede Christ, 14, was crowned Miss North Dakota High School 2010.
Christ and Seckerson are sisters.
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Empty Jamestown Hospital building will become housing downtown

July 8, 2011 in The Jamestown Sun

When Jamestown Regional Medical Center relocates later this month it’ll leave behind an outdated hospital building.
When the former building reopens, it’ll be a state-of-the-art community for the elderly named Legacy Place on College Hill.
“It’s the housing that will really anchor the development of this project,” said Jessica Thomasson, director of housing for Lutheran Social Services in Fargo.
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Helping the cause: Blue Jay girls team up to fight cancer

June 10, 2011 in The Jamestown Sun

For the Jamestown girls’ hockey team, creativity wasn’t an issue last year while raising money for Stutsman County Relay for Life Cancer Walk-A-Thon.
And this year wasn’t any different.
A year ago, the Blue Jays placed toilets in Jamestown resident’s yards and charged a $30 removal fee, but this year the Jamestown girls made a little alteration.
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Getting ready for a relay: Fifteenth annual Stutsman County Relay for Life begins tonight at county fairgrounds

June 10, 2011 in The Jamestown Sun

Relay for Life organizers are short of their fundraising goal about $100,000 short, in fact.
They hope to make up for it though tonight, in the 15th annual Stutsman County Relay for Life event to benefit the American Cancer Society.
The Relay is an event in which teams of people will camp out at the Stutsman County Fairgrounds and take turns walking or running around a set path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because of the motto “cancer never sleeps.”
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To honor Shelly: Family gears up for Running of the Pink

May 27, 2011 in The Jamestown Sun

If a person can kill two birds with one stone, then Rick Diede destroyed a flock with two running shoes.
The 50-year-old hadn’t exercised a “day in his life” but 2010’s Running of the Pink was his impetus. His registration last year spurred a ripple effect Diede completed the May 21 Fargo Marathon and convinced his family to get fit too.
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Puppy love: JRHS in need of more volunteers

April 22, 2011 in The Jamestown Sun

George Lopez and Jeffy are just two of the seven dogs sitting in their kennels at the James River Humane Society waiting for someone to give them some attention.
Jennie Barnard, president of the board at the JRHS, said the need for volunteers is great, especially finding people to help with the dogs more than cats.
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A pot o’ gold: Runnin’ O’ the Green is good for business in Jamestown

March 5, 2011 in The Jamestown Sun

St. Patrick’s Day looms in the near future, and in Jamestown that means one thing The Runnin’ O’ the Green.
This charity pub crawl on March 19 gives thousands of dollars to worthy causes and at the same time fills up hotels, restaurants, bars and many other businesses in Jamestown
Last year more than 1,800 registered runners helped raise $400 each for 15 local cancer patients and $12,000 for Elks Camp Grassick.
“I know the bars do extremely well,” said Larry Knoblich, event founder. “But the peripheral businesses also do extremely well.”
Buffalo City Tourism estimates the total economic impact is at least $500,000 for Jamestown.
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