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JAMESTOWN, N.D.—Relatives and others who knew Ernest "Ernie" Hubacker of Jamestown remembered him Monday, July 16, as a civic-minded citizen with a sharp wit. Hubacker, a veteran stretching back in the U.S. Army horse cavalry to the Burma Hump in World War II, died Friday at age 102. Fred Martin, quartermaster of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 760, said Hubacker joined in 1993. He was someone who was up and out of the house in the early morning and would spend the day volunteering and doing things for other people, he said.
STUTSMAN COUNTY, ND -- The missing 4-month old baby boy has been found dead, according to the Stutsman County Sheriff's Office. The baby was found around 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 7th near Woodworth. The Stutsman County Sheriff's Office says the body was found in some weeds near a slough. The cause of death is unknown at this time. The body will be sent to Bismarck for an autopsy.
JAMESTOWN, N.D.—A passion for history inspired a Bismarck woman to photograph and research the North Dakota State Hospital cemeteries. Shirley Jacobchick said she visited the two cemeteries at the NDSH a total of seven times over the past four summers. She photographed more than 2,000 graves and researched the names at the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
JAMESTOWN, N.D.—The Jamestown Public School Board is researching electoral, legal and procedural questions prior to its July 16 meeting after a school board member, who received the most votes in the Tuesday, June 12 election, was determined to be ineligible. Interim school board member Sedric Trevithick ran unopposed for his rural seat and received 2,065 votes in Tuesday's primary election. It was while voting that Trevithick said he learned his home address is actually in Barnes County North School District.
JAMESTOWN, N.D.—With two other horses suspected of having a rare, and often deadly, disease in Stutsman County in south-central North Dakota, a second major riding event scheduled for Jamestown has been cancelled. Betty Job, president of the Windsor Horse Club, said three horses that belonged to her sister's herd have been euthanized. The first horse put down was tested and confirmed to have equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy, she said. Two more horses became ill with the same grave symptoms and were put down, but not tested.
ELLENDALE, N.D.—Fargo Assembly Company is reportedly closing three plants in Edgeley, Ellendale and Lehr in the southcentral part of North Dakota. The 43-year-old wiring harness manufacturer has two more plants in Fargo and one in Lisbon. "It's true that we are closing," said Mike Johnson, manager of the Fargo Assembly plant in Ellendale. The plants are tentatively set to close sometime in August, he said. However, the closings are based on completing current orders which could push the work into September or October, he said.
The appearance of an equine virus in North Dakota has horse owners taking precautions that include canceling events that bring horses together. The North Dakota Department of Agriculture confirmed the first known case of equine herpes virus (EHM) this year on April 24. A barrel-racing horse in Bowman County was diagnosed, grew progressively ill and was euthanized on April 20. There are two confirmed cases of EHM this year in South Dakota, but none yet reported in Montana or Minnesota, according to the Equine Disease Communication Center.
JAMESTOWN, N.D.—Cargill will be closing its huge malt plant near Jamestown—one of three in North Dakota— this fall. The plant processes barley into malt for the beer and malt beverage industry The plant closing will affect approximately 55 employees at Spiritwood, who may apply for other open positions within Cargill, either in North Dakota or elsewhere, said April Nelson, communications specialist with Cargill Corporate Affairs in Minneapolis.
Yom Hashoah: Holocaust and Heroism Memorial Day occurred April 12 this year and gave pause to reflect on being our brother's keeper, according to Ted Kleiman, a board member of Temple Beth El in Fargo. "A life of deed, not creed," Kleiman said. "That is written on the front of our sanctuary that we see every Sabbath." Judaism is about moral actions in this life and the eternal consequences of the next, he said. The Bible teaches how to live a righteous life, he said. It is a guideline of how to treat your fellow man.
JAMESTOWN, N.D.—The proposed construction of a competition drag racing strip north of Jamestown, North Dakota, took a step forward Tuesday, March 13, when the Midway Township Board of Supervisors approved 3 to 0 to change the zoning ordinance. Arthur Perleberg, chair of the Midway Township Board of Supervisors, said he and fellow Supervisors Craig Neys and Jason Houge received mostly supportive calls about the Jamestown Drag Racing Association's plans to build a permanent drag strip on a nearly one-mile strip of farmland in Midway Township.