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2008-08-06 15:00:50

By Toni Pirkl, The Jamestown Sun, N.D. Aug. 6--SPIRITWOOD, N.D. -- Area community leaders, business people and legislators toured the Great River Energy construction site Monday, checking out progress on the $300 million combined heat and power plant. Construction workers now number 160 and GRE construction site manager Dennis Pozarnsky said the number will continue to rise through the fall and into winter. The number of workers should peak at about 400 in January and the plant should...

2008-08-05 15:01:02

By Jackie Hyra, The Jamestown Sun, N.D. Aug. 5--Stutsman County Relay for Life is hosting a community wide picnic from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in front of the General Store at Frontier Village. The picnic is in conjunction with a visit from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network's Fight Back Express bus campaign. "It's (the picnic) just in appreciation of the community for their continued support of Relay for Life," said Michelle Kramlich, 2008 chairwoman for Stutsman County....

2008-08-01 15:00:35

By Toni Pirkl, The Jamestown Sun, N.D. Aug. 1--Traditional games and foods from the many ethnic groups who call North Dakota home are featured at this year's Jamestown Culture Festival, which opens this evening at McElroy Park. The festival starts off tonight at 7:30 with Irish singing and dancing. It features Mick Moloney and The Green Fields of America performing traditional and contemporary Irish music. Admission is $5 for this internationally known folk group and covers the rest of...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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