Jamestown Woman Hosts Successful Diaper Drive For Community

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – An idea that started in July has grown into a successful drive for one Jamestown woman.

Cassie DuBray, a member of the North Dakota Region 6 Homeless Coalition, stated that there was a severe lack of diapers at several organizations in Jamestown.

DuBray set a goal of $1,000 to buy diapers to donate and created a CrowdRise page, which to this point has raised $242 in personal donations.

On Monday, August 29th, DuBray received a major boost from Hugo’s Family Marketplace.

“(They) donated $753 worth in diapers and wipes to the Jamestown Diaper Drive,” DuBray stated in a release. “The three area agencies receiving the donation of diapers are the Salvation Army, Community Action Region VI, and Central Valley Health.”

Hugo’s placed a special diaper order for the event. Click here to read the original story.

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Valley City Couple Returns from Volunteer Stint in Louisiana

VALLEY CITY, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – A Valley City couple who left North Dakota to help volunteer in Louisiana earlier this month have returned.

Paul and Barb Henke volunteer with the American Red Cross Association and left August 16th to assist those in Louisiana affected by the flooding. Barb stated that when they heard there was assistance needed down South, she and Paul were ready.

Paul and Barb helped feed people in the more devastated areas in Louisiana. Twice a day, they would take prepared food and deliver them to individuals in need. Barb stated that the sights she and Paul saw reminded them of Grand Forks when flooding occurred in 1997.

Barb reported that the resilience of the area residents was astounding.

Paul and Barb are also no strangers volunteering and traveling to areas in need with the American Red Cross Association.

Barb stated that those who want to help should donate to their American Red Cross Association so that they may continue to provide needed help to those in Louisiana. She said volunteering efforts will more than likely continue there for the next several months.

Paul and Barb in Louisiana. Photo courtesy of the American Red Cross Association.

Paul and Barb in Louisiana. Photo courtesy of the American Red Cross Association.

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Committee Approves Opening New Cell at Landfill

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – The Jamestown Public Works Committee discussed opening cell 4A at the Municipal Solid Waste Landfill last week.

The $4.5 million dollar project is expected to have over 100 years of life expectancy. Darrel Hournbuckle with Interstate Engineering has more.

The project would close the current cell in Mid-2017 or 2018. About $450,000 in engineering services are expected. The committee approved the project unanimously.

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McBeain and Arredondo Named Conference Players of The Week

MADISON,SD (NEWSDAKOTA.COM)-Valley City State’s Nicholas McBeain and Landon Arredondo were both named Dacotah Bank/North Star Athletic Association Football Players of the Week, the conference office announced Monday.

McBeain was named the NSAA Defensive Player of the Week, while Arredondo was chosen as Special Teams Player of the Week. Jacob Giles of Dakota State (S.D.) was selected as the Offensive Player of the Week.

NSAA Football Defensive Player of the Week
Nicholas McBeain – Valley City State (N.D.) – 6’1″ – 240 lbs., Junior – linebacker – Shakopee, Minn. – McBeain had a career-high 28 tackles from the middle linebacker position as Valley City State (N.D.) won its season opener, 15-10 over rival University of Jamestown (N.D.).  The 28 tackles was the highest tackle in the NAIA last week and broke the new North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) conference record for most tackles in a single game (previously held by Ben Kullos of Dakota State, S.D. with 25 tackles versus Waldorf, Iowa on Sept. 12, 2015).  McBeain also broke up one pass and had 1.5 tackles-for-loss in the game.    

NSAA Football Special Teams Player of the Week
Landon Arredondo – Valley City State (N.D.) – 5’10″ – 200 lbs., Freshman – kicker – Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. – Arredondo, a freshman, went 2-for-3 on field goals and 1-for-1 on PAT extra-point kick in his first career collegiate game at Valley City State (N.D.), earning a 15-10 victory over rival Jamestown (N.D.).  He made field goals from 22- and 34-yards in the first-half, giving VCSU an 8-3 lead at halftime.  Arredondo also recorded four kick-offs for a total of 222 yards (55.5 yards per kick-off).

NSAA Football Offensive Player of the Week
Jacob Giles – Dakota State (S.D.) – 6’2″ – 210 lbs., Junior – quarterback – Madison, S.D. – Giles led Dakota State (S.D.) to a 34-30 upset victory on the road at rival No. 16-ranked Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.).  He completed 26 passes in 48 attempts for a career-high 361 yards and threw four touchdown passes.  Giles threw a game-winning touchdown pass in the final quarter, a 4-yard pass to Preston Nordling with 2:13 remaining in the game.  It was the second straight meeting that he had thrown over 300 passing yards against Dakota Wesleyan.

The Vikings hit the road Saturday to face Dickinson State University. Pregame begins at 2:30 with kickoff at 3:00pm on KOVC and Newsdakota.com

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