In case you missed it in The Sun the week of Jan. 29, 2024

Feb. 3—The following stories from this week appeared on

and in The Jamestown Sun.

An error was made by the Stutsman County Auditor's Office on total mill levies for the Jamestown Public School District on the 2023 real estate and the 2024 mobile home tax statements sent to taxpayers on Dec. 14, according to a press release issued by the county on Monday, Jan. 29.

Jessica Alonge, auditor/chief operating officer, said taxpayers who have made their payments on any parcels in the Jamestown Public School District

will receive a refund check

for the overpayment.

Alonge said an additional 3.25 mills were included in the original tax statements for the Jamestown Public School District. The total mill levy for the Jamestown Public School District should have been 102 mills but was sent out as 105.25 mills.

"There were a couple of mill levies included on the preliminary notices that went out based on their budget and we have the same process for both the estimated notices and the tax bills," Alonge said. "One of those levies was removed for the final budget but it was still included in the calculation."

Jamestown area community leaders have

formed a committee

for the upcoming Class B girls basketball state tournament to help put on a successful event.

"We want to make sure that the fans want to come here every single year," said Mitch Carlson, superintendent of the LaMoure Public School District and tournament committee member.

The 2024 North Dakota High School Activities Association Division B Girls Basketball State Tournament will be held at the Jamestown Civic Center from Feb. 29 through March 2 and in 2025.

About 20 people met on Jan. 24 to discuss roles, signage and other ways to make the state tournament successful.

Carlson said the state tournament needs to be a good experience for the student-athletes, their parents and other fans.

About a dozen people have been

victims of scams in Jamestown

in the past three months, according to Detective Capt. LeRoy Gross of the Jamestown Police Department.

"All involved gift cards," Gross said. "The scammers ask the victim to buy a gift card and read the number to them. Then the card is worthless to the victim."

Other scams that have occurred in Jamestown recently include lottery and inheritance scams, where the criminal asks the victim to send money to cover taxes, fees or travel expenses to collect an amount the individual is owed.

Three businesses in Jamestown have also been scammed in the last three months.

"The business got a call from someone saying there was an investigation going on and they should take money from the till and buy a gift card," Gross said. "In one case, the person closed the store to go out and buy the gift cards."

Jamestown saw

record-high temperatures

of 51 degrees for Jan. 30 and 55 degrees for Jan. 31.

"Today (Wednesday, Jan. 31), normally Jamestown would see a high of 20 degrees," said Jeff Schild, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Bismarck. "It goes to show what a warm stretch that we are on with highs forecast for Jamestown through the remainder of the week into the weekend ranging more or less from the upper 30s to the mid-40s."

The high temperature on Wednesday, Jan. 31, broke the previous record of 53 degrees set in 1924.