31st Annual University of Jamestown Dine & Bid A Large Success

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – The University of Jamestown’s annual Dine & Bid was held on April 22nd, 2017.

The event is held every year to raise funds for student scholarships. Alumni and community partners team up with the University for an evening filled with dining, auctions and entertainment.

Polly Peterson, Vice President of the University, did not have final numbers right away, but said she was certain it was one of the most successful Dine & Bids they have had.

Once numbers are finalized, a full story will be posted. Below are some photos from the event.

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VCHS Speech Team Wins State Championship

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (NewsDakota.com)- The Valley City High School Speech team won The Class A State Championship Saturday in Jamestown. Amy Slyter was first in serious and Rose Marcellus first in dramatic. Nick Lee was name the speech coach of the year. 



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Photo taken by Kristin Haugen Petersen

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2017 Chamber of Commerce Home & Garden Show Pictures

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JAMESTOWN, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – The annual Home & Garden show was held this weekend at the Jamestown Civic Center. The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce event featured booths ranging from home construction and gardening to lawn maintenance and interior design. You can find some pictures from the event below. A full story will follow later this week once final numbers are tallied.  

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VCHS Prom 2017 Grand March

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Falcons Fly Past Tornado Baseball

OAKES (NewsDakota.com) The Enderin/Maple Valley baseball team started hot Saturday, and that solid start propelled them to a 13-9 victory against Oakes at Cummings Field.

The Falcons (3-2 Class B Region I) put up seven runs in the first inning on seven hits, the sixth and seventh coming from center fielder Dustin Kasowski.

EMV would add another run in the third before Oakes found some rhythm in the middle innings but it wouldn’t be enough. The Tornadoes would score three runs in each of the third, fourth and fifth innings, including a three run home run from Taylor Schall.

Jacob Johnson earned the win, lasting three and one thirds innings, allowing five runs and striking out six. Taylor Schall took the loss, lasting three inning, allowing six earned runs on six hits with one strikeout.

The two teams will meet again on Tuesday at Hendrickson Field in Enderlin. Coverage on KDDR-AM 1220/95.9 FM and NewsDakota.com will start at 4:45 p.m., with first pitch at 5 p.m.

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Orpha Bertsch

Orpha BertschOrpha Amelia Bertsch, 93, Jamestown, North Dakota, died Friday, April 21, 2017 at Ave Maria Village in Jamestown.

Orpha A. Wahl was born to John and Emilie (Rothfusz) Wahl on May 7, 1923, at Ashley, ND. Orpha graduated from Ashley High School in 1942. She graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. Orpha taught in several North Dakota schools, retiring in 1986.

On November 25, 1943, Orpha was united in marriage to Herbert K. Bertsch. Herbert passed away on January 19, 2009.

Orpha was always actively involved in community organizations. She directed the Federated Church Choir and the Community Choir in Grafton, ND for many years.

Orpha is survived by her nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert; parents; sister, Viola Roezler; and brothers, Theodore, Alvin, and Oliver.

Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Good Shepherd Chapel, Ave Maria Village, Jamestown.

Visitation: 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Williams Funeral Home, Jamestown.

Interment: North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.

An online guest book is available at www.liskofuneralchapel.com.

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Free Shred Event Being Held at First Community Credit Union

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) - First Community Credit Union (FCCU) will be hosting a free shred event alongside MinnKota Recycling on Saturday, April 29th from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

This event is open to the public and will be held at their main branch in Jamestown, located at 111 9th St SW. MinnKota will have a truck on-site for shredding any unwanted personal, medical or business- related documents at no cost to help you secure your identity. Documents to be shredded should be removed from binders; however, staples, paper clips, CDs, and floppy discs will be allowed to be shred.

“With tax season ending, it’s a perfect time to dispose of unneeded personal documents,” said Cali Sailer, retail manager for FCCU in Jamestown. She continued, “This is just one way you can help prevent identity theft and First Community is looking forward to offering this free service to our community again this year.”

For more information about the shred event on April 29 th , stop into First Community Credit Union or call 701-252-0360.

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Valley City Police Officer Injured in Crash

VALLEY CITY, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) A crash between a Valley City Police squad car and an Open Door Center van injured a police officer on April 21st around 4:26pm.

Valley City Police Chief Phil Hatcher said the van and the squad car collided in the middle of Main Street near the intersection of 2nd Avenue Northeast.

Hatcher said the Barnes County fire and rescue squad had to extricate the officer from the squad car. The officer was transported to the hospital where he was treated and released.

The occupants inside the Open Door van were transported to the hospital for observation. So far no other injuries have been reported.

The Barnes County Sheriff’s office is conducting the investigation into the cause of the crash.

Photo by Joel Morgan.

Photo by Joel Morgan.

Photo Joel Morgan.

Photo Joel Morgan.

 Photo by Tim Ost.

Photo by Tim Ost.
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