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JAMESTOWN -- The appearance of acute flaccid myelitis around the United States has health officials concerned about the severity of the virus but also the mysteries of its origin and effective treatment. Also known as AFM, the rare virus is known to strike children, but adults are also at risk, said Jill Baber, an epidemiologist with the Division of Disease Control at the North Dakota Department of Health.
JAMESTOWN -- A sudden spike in influenza cases is indicating an early start to the flu season, according to experts at the North Dakota Department of Health. There were 101 flu cases reported statewide for the last week of October, compared to just three cases for the same week in 2017, according to the Department of Health. The reported cases since August are at 223, compared to 35 cases at the same time in 2017.
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.”
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.—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.
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.
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.
JAMESTOWN, N.D.—An anti-human trafficking initiative that originated with United Presbyterian Church has grown to a coalition of 40 people representing agencies, nonprofits and churches in Jamestown. The Rev. Bob Boyar, pastor of United Presbyterian Church, said a grant from the Presbyterian Mission Agency made it possible to start the initiative in 2016. Members of the Presbyterian Women's group attended a human trafficking summit and wanted to have a local effort, he said.