City Council Says Final Farewell To Charlie Kourajian After 40 Years of Service

JAMESTOWN, N.D. ( – The Jamestown City Council said their final farewells to Charlie Kourajian during his last meeting as a city councilman.

On Tuesday, June 28th, the city council held a special meeting to address some items and swear in the new council members. Several items were approved and discussed including the approval of Economic Development Funds for the overlay of the road from I-94 Exit 269 to 1 mile north and the drainage concerns at the Jamestown Youth for Christ Building.

At the end of the meeting, Mayor Katie Andersen took time to address the fact that Charlie Kourajian was leaving the council after more than 40 years as service to Jamestown.

Charlie joked that he would still be around to open up the time capsule in 2040. His last motion as councilman was to adjourn the meeting Sine Die.

Councilwoman Pam Phillips was later sworn in along with current Councilmen Dan Buchanan and Steve Brubakken.

Jamestown City Council (L to R) Steve Brubakken, Ramone Gumke, Mayor Katie Andersen, Pam Phillips, and Dan Buchanan.

Jamestown City Council (L to R) Steve Brubakken, Ramone Gumke, Mayor Katie Andersen, Pam Phillips, and Dan Buchanan.

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VCPR Board Members Dick Gulmon & Ross Powell Take The Oath Of Office

VALLEY CITY, ND – ( Valley City Park & Recreation board members Dick Gulmon and Ross Powell will serve another term on the Park board.

Powell and Gulmon were sworn into their respective offices by acting Valley City Mayor Matt Pedersen during a brief ceremony on June 28th in the city commission chambers.

L to R Acting Valley City Mayor Matt Pedersen swears in Park board member Russ Powell.

L to R Acting Valley City Mayor Matt Pedersen swears in Park board member Ross Powell.

L to R Acting Mayor Matt Pedersen swears in Park board president Dick Gulmon.

L to R Acting Mayor Matt Pedersen swears in Park board president Dick Gulmon.
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Charlotte Bruner

Charlotte BrunerFuneral Services for Charlotte Bruner, 95, Jamestown, ND and formerly Edgeley, ND, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, June 30, 2016 at Williams-Lisko Funeral Chapel in Edgeley, ND.

Ina Charlotte Jensen was born July 1, 1920 to Hans and Clara (Oleson) Jensen on the family farm near Edgeley, ND. She was raised on the farm with her sister and brothers and attended high school at Berlin, ND. In 1941 Charlotte married Howard Bruner, in Edgeley, ND. They made their home on a farm near Edgeley where Charlotte enjoyed her life as a farm wife as they raised three active children. She loved helping Howard, always looking forward to calving time. As Howard’s health declined she did a lot to help him on the farm, never considering it a chore. After Howard’s death, Charlotte moved into town. She enjoyed having coffee with her friends and being part of a Birthday Club. She also enjoyed bowling and playing Rummy and Solitaire. Charlotte was an entertainer and found pleasure in using her good china for special occasions. She loved her family however, her greatest joy was being a grandmother. Her grandchildren were her world and she savored every moment with them.

In December, 2005 Charlotte moved to Roseadele Assisted Living Center in Jamestown, ND where she was a resident until May of this year. She enjoyed Bingo and never missed a music performance. She was always thrilled to have family and friends stop in and it was always a special treat for her when they brought candy or gum.

Grateful for having shared her life are her son, Douglas Bruner, Denver, CO; grandchildren: Clark Aiken, Austin, TX, Lynn (Ryan) Ova, Reynolds, ND, Ryan Bruner, Fargo, ND, and Kristy Bruner (Andrew Rott) Glyndon, MN; great-grandchildren: Olivia, Allison and Emma; brothers: Donald Jensen, Jamestown, ND, and Doyne (Betty) Jensen, Aberdeen, SD; and many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by parents, Hans and Clara Jensen; her husband, Howard Bruner; children: Larry Bruner and Carol Bruner; siblings: Gladys (Everett) Brovald, Floyd (Marilyn) Jensen, Clarence (Inez) Jensen; and nephew, Scott Jensen.

An online guest book is available at

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Local Airports Receive Funding for Infrastructure Rehabilitation

WASHINGTON, D.C. ( – The Department of Transportation has awarded nearly $2 million for infrastructure rehabilitation work at several North Dakota airports.

According to the office of Senator John Hoeven, three grants totaling $1,958,927 to airports in the state, including two local airports.

Edgeley Municipal Airport Authority received $684,572 to fund the construction phase for runway rehabilitation that will maintain structural integrity, rehabilitate the existing general aviation apron and rehabilitation of Taxiway A.

Harvey Municipal Airport Authority $347,723 to improve the visual guidance, enhance safety of aircraft movements and to make the airport more accessible by improving approaches to the runway ends.

Stanley Municipal Airport will receive a majority of the funds with $926,632 that will be used for several other projects.

“Our airports support not only increased economic activity, but also our residents’ quality of life,” Hoeven said. “Today’s grants will support a variety of airport rehabilitation projects that will help to ensure the safety and accessibility of the airports in Stanley, Edgeley and Harvey.”

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