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JAMESTOWN, N.D.—Myron Schlafman was back in his garage mixing sausage last week using the same machinery that took his left hand on Aug. 17. He bagged a deer with a crossbow on Oct. 6, but said he isn't sure about operating a snowblower yet. Schlafman, 69, said his life is getting back to normal after the accident. "I'm an old German guy, and it's hard to ask for help from anybody," Schlafman said. He recalled that he was processing more meat than usual when he lost his hand in a mixer. "That is how the accident happened," Schlafman said.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — The University of Jamestown will mark a new chapter in its storied history as Polly Peterson officially becomes the 14th president of the school that was founded in 1883. Peterson, the first woman to serve as a UJ president, replaced Robert Badal, who retired in March. She said the inauguration ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 27, is an opportunity to recognize UJ's roots and at the same time put the focus on the future.
A Jamestown, N.D., man severed his hand while cutting meat at his home on Friday afternoon, August 17, according to Maj. Justin Blinsky, assistant chief of the Jamestown Police Department. “This was a horrific accident that someone had to endure,” Blinksy said. “There was obviously severe damage to the man’s hand and arm.”
A 5-year-old Jamestown girl who is fighting Batten disease got a big surprise Tuesday, August 7, with a visit from the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Arianna Walch and her five siblings were kept away as a playground was constructed in the backyard of their southwest Jamestown home. Arianna cannot talk but her eyes showed the excitement after discovering the swings and slides and a playhouse to play with her dolls, her mother Stephanie Walch said.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — Eight inmate gardeners at James River Correctional Center said the long hours come easier knowing the hard work is helping people in need. The small incentives are a big reward, said Derek Emineth, a JRCC inmate gardner. "We are a good group of guys who work well together and it's just nice giving back."
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.