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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. — 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.
JAMESTOWN, N.D.—Family of a murdered Jamestown woman said they appreciated the candlelight vigil Saturday night, May 19, but the emotions over her sudden, violent death were just too much. Nicole Halia'aloha Gututala, 25, was shot and killed May 12 while sitting in her car in the parking lot of her Jamestown apartment. Her ex-husband, Kevin Hoff, 27, Montpelier, has been charged with her murder. "He took her from us," said Gututala's sister, Shayna. "Please help us get justice for Nicole and her babies. This wasn't fair. It wasn't her fault."
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.