Vote On Funding Flood Protection & Wellness Center Set For Nov. 4

VALLEY CITY, N.D. ( Valley City residents will vote up or down on two separate advisory votes during the November 4 general election.

One measure will ask if you approve extending the existing 1/2 percent city sales tax over a 30 year period and use 83 percent of the money to fund the construction cost of permanent flood protection in Valley City.

The second measure will ask if you approve extending the existing 1/2 percent city sales tax to fund the construction of a new Wellness Center up to $3 million dollar plus interest over a 30 year period.

The Valley City commission voted unanimously to approve placing both measure on the November 4 ballot for an advisory vote.

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Fireworks Ordinance In The Hands Of The People

JAMESTOWN, N.D. ( – The Jamestown City Council has voted and approved to place the city’s firework ordinance change on the November 4th ballot.

Community residents came before the board and stated their concerns and gave their opinions on whether or not the ordinance should be changed. Gail Martin, a Jamestown resident, stated that it was even embarrassing to have discussions of voting on changing the ordinance.

Danielle Schmidt, another resident of Jamestown, stated that she believed the change to the ordinance was a good compromise and if the council didn’t agree, to let it go to the people for a vote.

Corey Bayer, owner of Fantastic Fireworks in Jamestown, stated that changing the ordinance was just baby steps and that allowing this to be voted on or approved would open the door to banning fireworks entirely.

The City Council, with the absence of Councilmember Dan Buchanan, voted to send the ordinance to the November 4th ballot using the ballot language that City Attorney Ken Dalstead provided. The vote will be to either leave the ordinance as it is or to change the ordinance to allow fireworks sale and detonation from July 1st through July 5th, from Noon to 11:00 PM, with the exception of July 4th, from Noon to 1:00 A.M.

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Margaret DeLange

Margaret DeLange was born May 6, 1917 in Greeley, CO, the daughter of Joe and Ethel (Watson) Murray. She was baptized at St. Paul’s Church in Grand Forks, ND on April 8, 1928. She was confirmed there, May 4, 1930.

She graduated from Jamestown College June 5, 1939 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. It was here that she met the love of her life, Eugene DeLange. They were married March 17, 1940 in Miles City, MT.

Her husband was a pilot in WWII so they lived in several different cities. She was a secretary throughout her life, working for law firms and various government positions.

Margaret entered Eventide in Jamestown, ND in August of 2008. She died there on August 16, 2014. Preceding her in death are her husband, Eugene; parents; and sister, Ethel Stowers.

Survivors include her sister, Winona Enge of Valley City, ND; nephew, Brian (Karen) Enge of Valley City; niece, Bonnie (Michael) Bougie of Vadnais Heights, MN; brother-in-law, Herbert Stowers of Mesa, AZ; and many great nieces and nephews.

No local services will be held. Burial will take place in the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.

Oliver-Nathan Funeral Chapel is honored to assist Margaret’s family with arrangements. An online guestbook is available at

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Punt, Pass and Kick Competition Planned In Jamestown

JAMESTOWN, N.D. ( – Boys and girls ages 6 through 15 will be put against the test and their peers in punting, passing and kicking skills in the upcoming local Punt, Pass and Kick competition.

At 6:30 P.M. on Sunday, September 14th at Ernie Gates Field in Jamestown, kids will test their skills and compete to win. Winners will go on to represent Jamestown in the statewide competition. From there, competitors will go on to compete nation wide. It is free to register and there is no purchase necessary. Every kid will have an equal opportunity to compete.

To register for the event or for more information, call 252-5000 or visit Professional Eyecare Centers at 210 10th Street Southeast in Jamestown.

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