Thanks to his own immediate and brave reaction, and the quick assistance of his granddaughter and the Jamestown Police, Myron Schlafman is home and back to working in his workshop after an August accident in which his hand was severed while processing meat for sausage. Myron, a Vietnam veteran, expects to get fitted for a prosthetic before the end of the year, and the police officers will be given lifesaving awards in November.
Art lovers from the James Memorial Art Center and the Dakota Prairie Quilt Guild, along with other individuals, came together to raise more than $600 to purchase Dick Blick gift cards for Austin Proctor, a local artist who lost everything in a September apartment fire. The James Memorial Art Center also returned one of Austin’s paintings from an earlier exhibition, as all of his own personal paintings had been destroyed.
Wahpeton is getting more beautiful thanks to a series of new public art pieces. The Wahpeton Women’s Literary Club raised $900 through rummage sales to purchase two new lion resin stations the Leach Public Library. The Circle of Nations School has a Bennet Brien sculpture entitled “Bison Crossing Red River,” which recently received a new base and celebration plaques. And the Wahpeton City Council has commissioned three new pieces for the Sculpture Garden in Chahinkapa Park, including two animal statues from Fred Kohl and a monument for Carter Casey created by the welding department at the North Dakota State College of Science.