Lake City Community – Lake City Journal Mon, 20 Jun 2022 14:20:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Lake City Community – Lake City Journal 32 32 America’s oldest Subaru dealership in downtown SLC is being sold Mon, 20 Jun 2022 14:20:59 +0000

SALT LAKE CITY – America’s oldest Subaru dealership in downtown Salt Lake City has been sold.

Ken Garff Automotive Group announced Monday that it has purchased Nate Wade Subaru, welcoming Utah’s oldest and largest Subaru dealership to the state’s largest automaker, according to a press release.

The acquisition represents the first Subaru dealership in the Ken Garff family and will operate as “Nate Wade Subaru, a Ken Garff Retailer” at its current location: 1207 South Main Street.

“We are honored to welcome Nate Wade Subaru to the Ken Garff family,” said John Garff, CEO of Ken Garff Enterprises, parent company of the Ken Garff Automotive Group. “Kirk Schneider’s vision has made Nate Wade Subaru an outstanding retailer, highly respected in the community and a perfect fit with our brand and commitment to Utah.”

Since 1969, Nate Wade Subaru has been the downtown Salt Lake City Subaru dealership, offering quality automobiles at affordable prices with a knowledgeable staff and financing options.

“There’s nobody we’d rather join than Ken Garff,” said Kirk Schneider, owner of Nate Wade Subaru, America’s oldest Subaru dealer. “Our values ​​are aligned, our vehicles are top notch and our people are the best in the business, always working to create the best situation for customers. Those are the things we will continue to offer.”

With the sale, Schneider remains in Nate Wade Subaru as Ken Garff’s vice president of partner relations and continues to serve on the boards of Utah’s new auto dealers, the National Auto Dealers Association, and the Utah Motor Vehicle Advisory Board.

“Continuing the legacy of Nate Wade Subaru is a high priority,” said Brett Hopkins, CEO of Ken Garff Automotive Group. “With both companies serving Utah residents together for over 150 years, we have built our business on quality, service and the value of giving back to the community to make a difference.”

Like Ken Garff’s We’re ‘Hear’ for You and Success in Education programs, Nate Wade Subaru has one through the support of Utah Honor Flight, Make-A-Wish Utah, The Inclusion Center of Utah, and many others continuous public relations done more.

“Serving and honoring our neighbors is part of our identity,” Schneider said. “Helping make our communities better is the right thing to do, and I’m glad programs like this are continuing.”

“For over 90 years, Ken Garff has built a brand focused on listening to customers and helping them,” said Hopkins. “Working with a company that has the caliber of Nate Wade couldn’t be a better fit because we share the values ​​of treating people with respect, integrity, growth, humility and teamwork.”

Ken Garff has no plans to lay off employees.

“We anticipate adding positions to accommodate the growth we are seeing as more Utahns purchase vehicles this year,” Hopkins said.

ABC4 launches school supplies fundraiser and welcomes Salt Lake Education Foundation’s James Yapias in his effort to help students in need Sat, 18 Jun 2022 21:55:06 +0000

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) — ABC4’s Glen Mills sat down with Salt Lake Education Foundation director James Yapias to talk about how you can help schools get some of the supplies they need for fall .

As part of Nexstar Media Group Founder’s Day of Caring, ABC4 is launching a 6-week fundraiser for children’s school supplies.

Yapias had this to say about the needs of the students when they return to school in the fall: “At the moment we are looking for backpacks, crayons, pencils, erasers, things that the students find valuable. One thing we notice is that many of our families are struggling with inflation and rising gas prices.”

Yapias says it will be even more difficult this autumn.

The Salt Lake Education Foundation is asking for support from the community to help families cope with the added stress of the times.

According to Yapias, the social and emotional impact of not having the necessary supplies can be enormous. He says their goal is to make sure every student who comes into class knows someone cares about them and that they have the necessary tools to learn.

To donate to students in need, click here.

Moms group hosting a Touch A Truck event on Saturday | news Fri, 17 Jun 2022 06:00:00 +0000

LAKE CITY — The Lake City Community Mother of Preschoolers (MOPS) is hosting their annual Touch A Truck fundraiser on Saturday, June 18th.

The event will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Missaukee County Road Commission

“This is our sixth time,” said Lacie Hejnal, the outgoing events coordinator. “And we collect literally every type of vehicle we can get our hands on.”

Since her organization was founded eight years ago, Hejnal said MOPS came up with the idea for the event to raise funds. Though it’s free to the public, she said people are welcome to donate and support MOPS.

Hejnal said they use the money primarily to help mothers in their group.

“If there is a situation with one of our mothers, we will draw from this pool of money to help with any needs she may have,” Hejnal said.

At the Touch A Truck event, Hejnal said they will have a variety of vehicles including emergency vehicles, farm equipment, construction equipment, logging trucks and more.

At each vehicle, Hejnal said, the drivers will be there to educate the kids about it and allow them to interact with it. The drivers also give out sweets and small prizes.

With over 30 vehicles and 50 drivers available, the event is always a great time for the community, according to Hejnal.

“It’s really fun to see an event like this in our community just because there aren’t that many,” she said.

“There’s a really unique energy there.”

As well as the return of some racing cars, Hejnal said they will also have a new mobile medical examination car from the Ministry of Transport.

As Hejnal coordinated the event for the last time, new coordinator Amanda Pearson said she was looking forward to seeing the excitement from the riders and the children.

“I don’t know who’s more excited, the kids or the people who volunteer their time with the trucks,” Pearson said. “The guys just go into it and say, ‘Yeah, you can blow the horn as many times as you want.'”

“So I’m just excited to see the interaction between kids and the people in our community who are volunteering their time.”

Coordinating her most recent Touch A Truck event, Hejnal said she’s enjoyed seeing the event grow over the years. Hejnal also said she is grateful to the sponsors and community for supporting the event over the years.

“We are very grateful to them because we couldn’t do it for free without them,” said Hejnal.

Daily Planner | What’s happening in Lake Havasu City? | lifestyle Wed, 15 Jun 2022 05:50:00 +0000


VFW Lunch, 11am-2pm, 8-Ball Tournament, 11am, 928-855-5374.

Eagles Aerie 4299, Lunch 11am-2pm, 928-855-1234.

American Legion Post 81, Guest Chef 5-6:30pm or until gone. Ace of Hearts, 4-6 p.m

Columbian Hall Bingo, doors open at 11am, games start at 1pm

Elks Lodge: Lunch 11am-2pm, Dinner Ribs 4pm-7pm

Loyal Order of the Moose, 3279 Maricopa Ave, Dinner, 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. or until gone. Call 928-855-0290 for more information.

Desert Singles, Meets at 4:00 p.m. at Elk’s Club, 55+, For more information call Ken at 928-855-7874.

Mohave County Senior Center, 450 South Acoma Blvd, Physical Education, 8:30 a.m., Table Tennis, 9:30 a.m., Pinochle, 12:30 p.m., Laughter Yoga 12:30 p.m., Billiards, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Duplicate Bridge Club, 1 p.m. at Mohave County Senior Center, 450 S. Acoma Blvd. Information: Willis Norton, 208-241-7212.

The Lake Havasu Church of the Nazarene is hosting a five-week (May 18-June 15) Bible study on the Epistles of John. Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at Morford Hall, 2700 North Rainbow Avenue.

Mohave County Library, 1770 North McCulloch Blvd, May 31-July 22, 9:30 am Baby Jamboree for children 0-2 years old. Call 928-453-0718 for more information.


VFW lunch, 11am-2pm, 928-855-5374.

American Legion Post 81, Lunch 11am-1pm Wii Bowling 4pm-7pm 928-855-2552.

Eagles Aerie 4299, Lunch 11am-2pm, Pasta Night 4pm-7pm, 928-855-1234.

Our Lady of the Lake Congregational Soup Kitchen, 1975 Daytona Drive. Dinner 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m

DAV service representative for claims assistance. 9:30 a.m. to noon. 2001 College Drive, 928-855-0356

Kiwanis Club of Lake Havasu City Lunch Meeting, 12-1 p.m. Makai Cafe, 1425 N. McCulloch Blvd.

Elks Lodge: Lunch 11am-2pm, Dinner 4pm-7pm, Bingo 6pm, Karaoke 6:30pm

Mohave County Senior Center, 450 South Acoma Blvd., Party Bridge, 12:30 p.m., Arts and Crafts, 8:30 a.m., Music Jam Session, 9:00 a.m., Bunco 12:30 p.m. (masks recommended), Billiards, 8th :00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m

Tops, meet at Christ Chapel on Chemehuevi Blvd and Saratoga. Weigh-in at 3:30pm and meet at 4:00pm

Al-Anon meeting at 5:30 p.m. 75 Capri Lane, Unit #B, Lake Havasu City. This is a support group for families and friends dealing with the effects of alcoholism.

London Bridge Toastmasters Speakers Club. Sessions begin at 6:15 for one hour. Mohave Community College, 1977 West Acoma Blvd., Room 800. Improve your public speaking skills in a non-threatening environment. For more information, contact Evangeline at 928-412-4737.

Mohave County Library, 1770 North McCulloch Blvd, May 31-July 22, 10:00 a.m. Programs for adults 18 and older. Programs for Teens 12-18 at 2 p.m. Call 928-453-0718 for more information.


American Legion Post 81, Taco Lunch 11am-1pm Fish or Shrimp Dinner 5pm-7pm,

VFW Lunch 11am-2pm and 9-Ball at 11am, Dinner 4pm-7pm, Karaoke 7pm-close. 928-855-5374.

TOPS-Take Weight Off Sensibly meets Mt. Olive Lutheran Church every Friday, 8-10am

Elks Lodge: Lunch 11am-2pm, Dinner 4pm-8pm Live Music, 6:30pm-9:30pm 50/50 7pm

Loyal Order of the Moose, 3279 Maricopa Ave, Dinner, Fish and Shrimp, 5:30-6:30 p.m. or until gone. About: 928-855-0290.

Mohave County Senior Center, 450 S. Acoma Blvd., Physical Education, 8:30 a.m., Ping Pong, 9:30 a.m., Pinoculars, 12:30 p.m., Mexican Draw, 12:30 p.m., Billiards, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m

Duplicate Bridge Club 1 p.m. at Mohave County Senior Center, 450 S. Acoma Blvd. For more information, call Willis Norton at 208-241-7212.

Al-Anon meeting. 10:75 am Capri Lane, Unit #B, Lake Havasu City. This is a support group for families and friends dealing with the effects of alcoholism.

Mohave County Library, 1770 North McCulloch Blvd, May 31-July 22, Basic programs for 5-12 year olds. Call 928-453-0718 for more information.


The Lake Havasu City Writers Group meets on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month at 1:00 p.m. Call Karen 928-486-0027 for the meeting point. visitors welcome.

Desert Singles Bowls at 4:00 p.m. 55+ About: Call Ken at 928-855-7874.

Our Lady of the Lake Congregational Soup Kitchen, 1975 Daytona Drive. Take away 9am to 11am

Elks Lodge: Dinner 4pm – 8pm, live music at 6:30pm

American Legion Post 81, lunch 11am-2pm

VFW Post 81, music 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. First Saturday of the month, Prime Rib.

TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensably, meets every Saturday morning at 8am at the Quality Inn, Cholla Room

Poetry Guild: 12pm to 2pm, fourth Saturday of each month. Mohave County Library, 1770 McCulloch Blvd., Room A. Please join us to discuss and write poetry. Notebooks are provided. Free, publicly invited.

Havasu Writers: Every second Saturday of the month from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mohave County Library, 1770 McCulloch Blvd., Room A. We write and discuss writing projects. Notebooks are provided. Free, publicly invited.

AL-ANON meeting. 10 a.m. 2041 Swanson Drive, back room upstairs, Lake Havasu City. This is a support group for families and friends dealing with the effects of alcoholism.

Library LEGO League, every first Saturday of the month from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Use your imagination to create with building blocks. This program is for all ages. For more information, contact Bryan Freiberg at 928-453-0718.


American Legion Post 81, Breakfast 8am-11am Meat Raffle 2pm-5pm

Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 9401, Breakfast 8 a.m. to 11 a.m

Columbian Hall Bingo, doors open at 3:00 p.m. Game starts at 6:00 p.m

Patriot Front leader among those arrested near Idaho Pride Mon, 13 Jun 2022 02:51:55 +0000

Also among those arrested was Mitchell F. Wagner, 24, of Florissant, Missouri, who was previously accused of defacing a mural of famous black Americans on a St. Louis college campus last year.

Wagner’s attorney, Michael Kielty, said Sunday he had received no information about the charges. He said the Patriot Front has no record of violence and that the case could be a First Amendment issue. “Even if you don’t like the speech, you have the right to give it,” he said.

Patriot Front is a neo-Nazi white supremacist group whose members perceive black Americans, Jews and LGBTQ people as enemies, said Jon Lewis, a George Washington University researcher specializing in domestic violent extremism.

Their playbook, Lewis said, includes identifying local grievances to exploit, getting organized on platforms like messaging app Telegram, and eventually showing up to events dressed in orderly columns, in blue or white shirt uniforms, and as a sign of the march strength.

Although Pride celebrations have long been picketed by counter-protesters citing religious objections, they have not historically been a major focus for armed extremist groups. Still, it’s not surprising given that anti-LGBTQ rhetoric has increasingly become a powerful rallying cry in the far-right online ecosystem, Lewis said.

“This series of grievances fits into their broader narratives and demonstrates their ability to mobilize the same people against ‘the enemy’ over and over again,” he said.

The arrests come amid a wave of charged rhetoric on LGBTQ issues and a wave of state legislation targeting transgender youth, said John McCrostie, the first openly gay man elected to the Idaho legislature. In Boise, dozens of Pride flags were stolen from the city streets this week.

“Whenever we are confronted with hate speech, we need to respond with the community message that we accept all people with all our differences,” McCrostie said in a text message.

Sunday also marked six years since the mass shooting that killed 49 people at Orlando’s Pulse LGBTQ club, said Troy Williams of Equality Utah in Salt Lake City.

“Our nation is becoming increasingly polarized and the result has been tragic and deadly,” he said.

Authorities in the San Francisco Bay Area are investigating a possible hate crime after a group of men allegedly shouted homophobic and anti-LGBTQ slurs during a weekend drag queen story hour at the San Lorenzo Library on Saturday. No arrests were made, no one was physically injured and authorities are investigating the incident as possible child molestation.

In Coeur d’Alene, police Saturday found riot gear, a smoke grenade, shin guards and shields in the van after stopping it near a park where the North Idaho Pride Alliance was hosting a Pride in the Park event, Coeur d’ Alene, Police Chief Lee White said.

The group came to riot in the small north Idaho town wearing Patriot Front patches and logos on their hats and some T-shirts that read “Reclaim America,” according to police and videos of the arrests shared on social media were published.

Those arrested were from at least 11 states, including Washington, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Colorado, South Dakota, Illinois, Wyoming, Virginia and Arkansas.

Though northern Idaho has a decades-long history of right-wing extremism, White said only one of those arrested Saturday was from the state.

The six-hour Pride event went generally as planned, including booths, food, live music, a drag show and a march by more than 50 people, the Idaho Statesman reported.

“We’ve been through so much,” Jessica Mahuron of the North Idaho Pride Alliance, which organized the event, told KREM-TV. “Psychological harassment and intimidation, and the truth is, if you’re bullied, let them win, and what we’ve shown today is that you’re not going to win.”

The group is due to be charged on Monday.

William H. Cullen, Sr. (Bill), 103, formerly of Potsdam and Chateaugay Fri, 10 Jun 2022 23:59:00 +0000
William H. Cullen, Sr. (Bill) passed away on May 21, 2022 at the Waltonwood/Lake Boone Assisted Living Community in Raleigh, NC.(Source: Funeral Home)

POTSDAM, New York (WWNY) – William H. Cullen, Sr. (Bill) passed away on May 21, 2022 at the Waltonwood/Lake Boone assisted living community in Raleigh, NC. In recent years he has also resided at The Kempton at Brightmore Assisted Living Community in Wilmington, NC. He previously lived in Potsdam and Chateaugay, NY. He was 103 years old. Arrangements are with the Garner Funeral Service. Thoughts, memories, prayers and condolences for the Cullen family can be shared at

Bill was born on February 11, 1919 in Brasher Falls, NY to Dr. Born William H. Cullen and Helen (Woods) Cullen. dr William died in 1930 and from then on Bill was raised by his mother who lived mostly in Potsdam. Helen Cullen died in 1975 at the age of 94. Bill had two sisters, Frances (Fran), who died in 2005 at the age of 94, and Jean, who died in 2014 at the age of 106. Longevity was common among the Cullen matriarch and siblings.

Bill graduated from Potsdam Normal School with a teaching diploma in 1939 and returned in 1946 to receive a BS in Elementary Education. He earned an MS in English Education from St. Lawrence University in 1952 and a PhD in English Education from SUNY-Albany in 1975. From 1947 to 1964 he taught high school English at Chateaugay Central School and then English pedagogy methods at SUNY-Potsdam from 1964 until retiring from full-time teaching in 1984. In 2001 he oversaw the founding of the Potsdam Lifelong Learning Group for Retirees, SOAR (Stimulating Opportunities After Retirement), which currently offers approximately 75 courses per year to residents of St. Lawrence and the surrounding counties.

Bill married Margaret Boyer (Peg) at St. Joseph’s Church in Malone, NY in 1943, shortly after he enlisted in the US Army and was enlisted in the Army Air Corps. During World War II, Bill flew cargo planes and troop carriers in the South Pacific, primarily in the Solomon and Marshall Islands area. He was honorably discharged from active duty in October 1945, enlisted in the US Army Air Corps Reserve (which became part of the US Air Force) in 1946, and resigned as Captain in 1955. Peg died in 2003 after over 59 years of marriage. Bill married Alice Serfis in 2004; Alice died in September 2013, at which time Bill moved to Wilmington, NC to be near his son. In addition to his responsibilities as an educator, Bill was active in the communities in which he lived. For eleven years he was Master Scout at Chateaugay and led three young men to the rank of Eagle Scout. In 1953 Bill accompanied five Boy Scouts from Chateaugay and a large group of others from the Adirondack Council (of New York) to the National Jamboree in Irving, CA. Bill and these Boy Scouts enjoyed the overland train rides to and from the Jamboree site south of Los Angeles, California, including stops in Yellowstone National Park and Salt Lake City, UT. Bill was particularly active in the Rotary Club and the Knights of Columbus at Chateaugay. For many years he directed stage shows at Chateaugay Central School to support the Rotary Club’s fundraising activities. A portion of the income from the shows fueled the development of the original recreation park with its (freezing) swimming hole south of Chateaugay.

Dad loved ground beef pies in the fall, strawberry shortcake in the spring, and chocolate ice cream any time of the year. Even at the age of 99, he often expressed his hope of being able to dance again at the Moulin Rouge nightclub in the Montmartre district of Paris. Always the ladies’ man, he waited until all the women were seated at his table before he did, keeping as many chairs free for the women as possible.

Bill harbored a lifelong reluctance to use waiting rooms and the services of nurses, doctors and hospitals. It was good that he was as healthy as a horse. At age 98 his vision became clouded, deteriorating from 20/25 to about 20/400; The problem was a steep growth of cataracts. He was reluctantly dragged to an excellent ophthalmologist; and an operation was planned. When he woke up after the cataracts were removed and a new lens put in his right eye, he remarked, “Well, that wasn’t bad. When can we let the other do it?”

Bill is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Bill, Jr. and Geri, two grandchildren, Dr. Jeff Cullen, the director of student behavior and community standards at Univ. from Maryland – Baltimore County, in Catonsville, MD, and Dr. Deborah Thomas, dentist in Allen, TX. There are four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Christian funeral service will be held on August 5 at 10:00 am in the Catholic Church of St. Marien in Potsdam. NY. A commemorative donation to SUNY-Potsdam’s Bill and Peg Cullen Scholarship Fund can be made upon request.

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Men’s Golf announces new class Thu, 09 Jun 2022 14:30:23 +0000

WILMINGTON, NC – UNCW Chief Golf Coach Daniel Bowden announced the additions Rune Bokeid (Oslo, Norway), Darren Edwards (Fort Lewis College) Sam Hogan (Cork, Ireland) and Woramett Bodhidatta (Dodge City CC) into the program for the 2022-23 season.

“As I begin my sixth season as head coach, I would like to thank our staff and administration for allowing us to assemble our largest and deepest class during my tenure at UNCW,” Bowden said. “I believe we have assembled a group of great experience and tremendous skills that will lead us to continued success both on the conference and the national stage for years to come. I want to thank these new Seahawks and their families for their trust in me and our staff as we welcome them into the Seahawk Golf family. The future here in Wilmington is bright!”

Bøkeid, from Oslo, Norway, comes to UNCW as one of the highest-ranked amateur golfers in program history. Rune has already been ranked 335th in the official World Golf Amateur Rankings. From August 2021 to February 2022, Bøkeid achieved three tournament wins, two second places and one third place in multi-day events in his home country. During this stretch, Bøkeid underperformed 10 of his 15 laps, including six laps in the 60s. Bøkeid has four tournament wins to his credit, most recently at the 2022 Srixon Nordic Winter Open, where he finished nine-under 6 over four rounds after opening the tournament with a six-under 66. In 2021, Bøkeid won the Srixon Tour U-19 events at Vestfold GK and Bjaavann GK. His career-lowest round of 64, eight under par, came at Gamle Frederikstad Golf Club in Frederikstad, Norway.

Edwards is an accomplished graduate of Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. He finished the season 55th in the Division II national rankings with an adjusted point average of 72.44. Skyhawks captain Edwards finished his career with a 15th place finish in the NCAA Division II South Central/West Regional at Pueblo Country Club in Pueblo, Colorado. It was Edwards’ second straight appearance in the NCAA Regionals. Edwards was named a first-team All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference for a second time during his senior season and was named the league’s Academic Player of the Year. Edwards won the 2021 Navajo Trail Open against a strong field of pros by shooting rounds of 66, 69 and 65.

Hogan comes to the program after finishing sixth in the Irish national rankings. Hogan won the 2021 Kerry Boys Championship WAGR rankings which included three match-play wins at Ballybunion Golf Club in Kerry. He ended the year in the top 20 of the Irish Order of Merit. He also finished fifth in the Munster Boys Championship and 11th in the Connacht Championship.

Bodhidatta joins the Seahawks after two seasons at Dodge City Community College, which finished the season 11th overall in the NJCAA Division I. That spring, he helped the Conquistadors at the National Junior College Athletic Association Finals in Odessa, Texas and achieved a top-100 individual ranking. In his two seasons at Dodge City, the program competed in the NJCAA National Championship tournament. Bodhidatta posted a career-low tournament result, five under par, with 69-73-69=211 and finished sixth at the Southwest Christian Invitational in his second season opener at Lake Hefner Golf Club in Oklahoma City, Okla.

The group of Bodhidatta, Hogan, Edwards and Bøkeid join them Gray Mitchumwho signed with UNCW in Fall 2021 as members of UNCW’s incoming class for 2022-23.

Jamestown Men’s Basketball Announces Recruiting Class of 2022 Mon, 06 Jun 2022 06:36:37 +0000

VSN (admin) Published Sunday, June 05, 2022 – 17:30

University of Jamestown men’s basketball head coach Danny Neville announced the 2022 recruiting class on Tuesday afternoon. This year’s recruiting class for the Jimmies includes two four-year transfers, two junior college transfers and ten high school players. The class consists of four players from Minnesota, four from North Dakota, and one each from California, Colorado, Florida, Montana, Oregon, and Utah.

“We are very happy about this year’s recruiting course.” said Coach Neville. “What strikes me when I look at this group is that these fourteen guys really wanted to be at the University of Jamestown from the very beginning of the recruitment process, which is extremely important to us. These fourteen young men all fit our culture and what we are trying to do as a program. We’ve got many of our needs covered for the year ahead and these guys are a perfect addition to the hungry group we’re returning. This group will have a tremendous impact on our program, campus and community.”

Incoming recruits listed alphabetically by last name:

Jacob Axtmacher (6′ Guard – Sublimity, OR)

Jacob comes to Jamestown after a distinguished career at Stayton High School. Jacob was named Oregon 4A Player of the Year, First-Team All-State, and Oregon West Conference Player of the Year. Axmaker had senior season averages of 24.5 ppg, 5 rpg, and 4 apg.

Taven Coon (6’1 guard – Glendive, MT)

Taven joins the Jimmies after his high school career in Dawson County, where his career record including 172 triples in a three-point field goal. Last season he helped get the Red Devils back on their feet for the first time in fourteen years.

Reid Gastner (6’4 guard/forward – Lake City, Minnesota)

Reid comes to Jamestown after spending two years at the NCAA Division II University of Minnesota Moorhead. Gastner is originally from Lake City, Minnesota, where he attended basketball powerhouse Lincoln (Lake City) High School. Gastner was ranked 40th overall in Minnesota by during his senior year, during which he helped lead Lake City to a 23-3 record.

Jayden Hall (6′ Guard – center, ND)

Jayden arrives in Jamestown after a preparatory career at Center-Stanton High School. As a senior, he averaged 14.5 ppg. Hall was a five-year letter winner for the Wildcats Boys basketball team and received all county honors in 2021.

Farmer Klimek (6’1 guard – Osakis, Minnesota)

Bauer joins the Jimmies from Osakis High School, where he had a stellar senior season and helped Osakis to a 25-4 record while averaging 18.8 ppg and hitting 35.4% of three on 291 attempts. He also led the team in steals with 80 total.

Jimmy Llinas (6’7 Forward – Port St. Lucie, FL)

Jimmy Llinas comes to Jamestown after two years at St. Xavier University in Chicago, IL, where he attended the Chicagoland Conference. In his freshman season, Llinas not only impressed in the CCAC, but statistically he was one of the best shot blockers in the NAIA, ranking third in the country with 3.6 in blocks per game and fourth in total blocks with 65. He set an SXU record for blocks in a game of 13 against Lincoln College and had at least one block in all 18 games he played.

Lance Pitner (6’2 guard – Minot, ND)

Lance arrives in Jamestown after a senior season at South Prairie that got him into the All-Region 6 team in addition to his All-Star Game selection for Lion’s Class B.

Lane Pitner (6′ Guard – Minot, ND)

Lane comes to Jamestown after a high school career at South Prairie High School that ended in 2021. Lane had a successful senior season that ended with him being an All-District 12 team selection.

Tabor Robison (6′ Guard – Northglenn, CO)

Tabor joins the Jimmies after an outstanding senior season at Horizon High School. Tabor was a first-team All-Conference selection after shooting 40% from three while leading his team to an 18-4 record and an 8th-place finish in the Colorado Class 5A.

Marcus Sherwood (6’7 Forward – Herriman, UT)

Marcus joins the Jimmies after a successful two-year stint at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. In two years, Marcus played in 35 games and made 33 starts averaging 10.8 ppg and 5.9 rpg while shooting 53.9% from the field. Umpqua has been 38-6 for the past two seasons, making it one of the most successful teams in the NWAC over that span.

Quinten Snell (6’1 guard – Shakopee, MN)

Quinten comes to Jamestown after a very successful high school career at Shakopee High School. During his time at Sabers varsity, they posted a record of 65-16 with a State Tournament Berth in the 20-21 season. As a senior, Snell averaged 7.4 ppg as the Sabers finished the season with a 25-4 record.

Logan Top (6′ Guard – Grace City, ND)

Logan after a five-year varsity career for the Griggs-Midkota Titans. As a senior, Logan was the team captain and averaged 13.1 ppg, 3.2 apg and 2 spg while also surpassing the 1000 point mark.

Colby Vazquez (6’1 Guard – Millbrae, CA)

Colby comes to Jamestown after a successful two-year career at Skyline College in San Bruno, California. In two years with Skyline, Colby started in all available games (55), scoring 731 points, 241 rebounds and 157 assists. He led the team in scoring in both years and had the second-highest assist total in each of those years.

Carson Woodford (6’7 Forward – Redwood Falls, Minnesota)

Carson is following in the footsteps of his older brother Cole Woodford (SO/Redwood Falls, MN) to Jamestown after a successful career at Redwood Valley High School. Carson was a 1000-point scorer in addition to setting several school records, including single season blocks (53) and rebounds (340). He was also a three-time All-Conference selection.

University of Jamestown Men’s Basketball Great Plains Athletic Conference Recruitment

]]> Shootings reveal divisions over guns in faith communities Sat, 04 Jun 2022 13:06:37 +0000

After a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas on May 24, several pastors across the country challenged their conservative peers with this question: Are you pro-life if you are pro-guns?

One such faith leader is Rev. Steven Marsh, senior pastor of Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods, California. There, on May 15, a gunman, who officials say was fueled by hatred of Taiwan, opened fire at a luncheon organized by members of the Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church, killing one and wounding five others.

“I’ve heard people tell me I’m not a Christian because I’m pro-election,” Marsh said. “I ask these people: how can you be pro-life and not support the abolition of assault rifles? You can’t choose where you want to be in life.”


Marsh’s emotional statement is a vignette in the larger narrative of a nation divided over how – or if – guns should be regulated. The faith community is not monolithic on this issue.

People of the faith, fed up with years of failed gun control efforts and mourning recent victims of mass shootings, are pointing out what they call hypocrisy — conservative Christians who are pushing to abolish abortion and allow full access to guns. Those who disagree claim that the real problem is sin and soft goals. Not weapons, but kill the “evil” in people and abortions, they say.

These deep-rooted, partisan divisions in the US over abortion and gun rights are running sharply after high-profile massacres in New York, California, Texas and elsewhere as the country awaits a US Supreme Court ruling that upheld the constitutional right to abortion could tip.


According to 2017 Pew Research Center data analyzed for Christianity Today, 41% of white evangelicals own a gun compared to 30% of Americans overall — the highest proportion of any religious group. The survey also shows that 74% of all gun owners in the US agree that their right to own a gun is essential to their sense of freedom. Most states also allow firearms in places of worship.

Christian author and activist Shane Claiborne disputes the notion that the US has a sin problem but not a gun problem; he says it has both. Claiborne recently traveled to Uvalde to support the victims and to Houston to pray and protest the National Rifle Association gathering that took place days after the massacre.

He handed out tracts claiming, “We cannot be anti-life and ignore gun violence,” and asked, “Shall we choose the gun or the cross?” Claiborne said he was among those asked to attend the Sunday prayer breakfast to leave the NRA after interrupting the program to call for prayer for the victims of Uvalde.


Claiborne wants laws changed, including policies that increase the age of gun ownership, limit magazine capacity, ban assault weapons and require training. He said laws can’t make people love each other, but they can make it harder to take a life.

“We want to make it harder for people to kill other people, and we’re making it really easy right now,” Claiborne said.

Conservative pastors have said that mass shootings and other social harms are the result of a general degradation of moral values ​​and disregard for human life.

Pastor Tim Lee, an evangelist and former US Marine who lost both legs during the Vietnam War, was a keynote speaker at the NRA prayer breakfast that Claiborne and others had to leave.

Following the Uvalde shooting, Lee wrote on his Facebook page: “This is so heartbreaking. I’ve said it so many times – when children hear adults say it’s okay to kill babies (abortion) then all respect for human life is gone.”


The gun debate is deeply personal to Rev. Chineta Goodjoin. Her best friend, Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, was one of nine people shot dead by Dylann Roof in June 2015 while they were praying at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Goodjoin, who leads New Hope Presbyterian Church in Anaheim, California, said people of faith must rise up in “righteous anger” to demand sane gun control. When massacres take place in common spaces like churches, schools and supermarkets, the resilience of an entire community is tested, she said.

“How do you teach in schools when people are traumatized by gun violence?” she said. “If a church is no longer a safe place, do I work to increase security or strengthen people’s faith? The effects are like an epidemic that touches every fiber of our being.”

But others, like Rev. Russ Tenhoff, say it’s simply not possible to “legislate safety.”


“There are many laws, but people who are lawless don’t obey them,” said Tenhoff, senior pastor of Mountainside Community Fellowship in Kingwood, West Virginia. “Even without guns, there will be murders. We will never be able to prevent gun violence.”

As a firearms safety officer who educates adults and children, Tenhoff says the solution is to “harden the schools” that have become soft targets.

“We need to put one-way locks on schools, have metal detectors and an armed officer in every school,” he said.

For a Catholic pastor in Newtown, Connecticut, who a decade ago experienced the grief now gripping Uvalde, the lack of political will to legislate guns is unfathomable.

Monsignor Robert Weiss, parish priest of St. Rose of Lima, presided over the funeral of eight victims who were murdered on December 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The day after the Texas shooting, he held evening mass at his church.


“I guess I was a fool to think Sandy Hook would change the world,” he said in a video recording of the service.

Weiss also questioned the consequences of individualism in America.

“Did our ancestors intend this for us?” he asked. “Living in a country where unborn babies are aborted, where children are murdered at school, where they should be safe, where you can’t even go to a grocery store or church or library and feel like that, OK? “

Pastor Mike McBride, who directs The Way Christian Center in Berkeley, California, said those on different sides of the gun problem need to find common causes to unite and work together on solutions.

McBride says many gun advocates are also concerned about accidental gun deaths, intimate partner violence and suicides.

“These common concerns can be addressed with targeted strategies that don’t get us bogged down in the struggle for the second amendment,” he said.


McBride suggests conducting listening campaigns in church groups and neighborhoods – a “peace infrastructure” to combat violence.

Marsh, the pastor of Laguna Woods, says the shooting at his church and other recent massacres have inspired him to have “more serious conversations about the issue” in his community. He would like to see various faith groups organize marches in local government offices to urge lawmakers to act.

“Enough is enough,” he said. “We must stop using Christianity as a front to deny reality.”


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Voters go to the primary on Tuesday Thu, 02 Jun 2022 14:24:55 +0000

Callanan and McLaughlin compete for the supervisor seat

Republican incumbent Casey Callanan of Clear Lake is challenged by another Clear Laker, Kelly McLaughlin, in the Cerro Gordo County District 2 Supervisor race. The primary elections will take place on Tuesday, March 7th. The candidates were invited to share their background and views with the readers by answering a questionnaire prepared by this newspaper. The Democratic Party has no candidate in the running for District 2 Supervisor.

Casey Callanan


Casey M. Callanan, 42 years old. I am a sixth-generation resident of Cerro Gordo, a graduate of CLHS, Class of 1998, and a 2002 Iowa State graduate. My wife is Hunter Schurtz Callanan who works at the North Iowa Corridor Economic Development Corporation. My father, Mike Callanan, taught at CLHS for 28 years and currently serves on the Clear Lake City Council. My mother, Cathy Callanan, was a nurse at Opportunity Village for 30 years. I’m a partner at First Insurance, Inc. and have been deeply involved in community improvement efforts in Cerro Gordo. These include past president of the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, past president of the Cerro Gordo County Independent Insurance Agents Association, co-chair of the Clear Lake Fireworks Foundation Campaign, and past chair of the Cerro Gordo County Community Foundation. I did an internship in the Iowa Legislature and worked for the Congressional Budget Committee in DC

Are there certain issues that motivated you to run for office?

My motivation to seek public office stemmed from a longstanding interest in helping to improve northern Iowa. Cerro Gordo County is wonderful, as are its citizens, and I view the role of a locally elected officer as a form of community service. However, as in any successful company, competent management is the prerequisite for sustainable success. That’s my goal, every day. I would like to continue to offer this to the residents.

What is your top priority if elected?

expenses and taxes. I will continue to be responsible with your taxpayer dollars and carefully monitor the bottom line by lowering tax while delivering quality services. I have implemented policies over the past several years that have strengthened Cerro Gordo. These actions have helped keep our county competitive, attractive to employers and an affordable, desirable place to live, work and raise families. The people of Cerro Gordo County expect and deserve nothing less.

Supervisors are located in both incorporated and unincorporated areas of the county. What would you say to a city or country dweller who is wondering if you understand their specific concerns?

During my tenure and campaigning, I have met with hundreds of Cerro Gordo County residents from all walks of life and from all walks of life. This includes rural citizens, city dwellers, and everything in between. I fully understand the importance of agriculture to our local economy and have voted for infrastructure improvements to ensure our roads and bridges are properly maintained. Additionally, I have worked with law enforcement to ensure they have the resources necessary to patrol our streets and maintain our prison, which protects both incorporated and unincorporated communities. I am very approachable and have ALWAYS made an effort to understand and address the concerns of ALL voters.

Kelly McLaughlin


My name is Kelly McLaughlin and I am running for Cerro Gordo County Supervisor. I am a lifelong resident of Clear Lake. I have two married daughters and six grandchildren. My parents were born and raised in Swaldale and Thornton before moving to Clear Lake to raise our family. I am a graduate of Clear Lake High School. Before retiring, I was the Assistant Superintendent of Maintenance for the Clear Lake Sanitary District. In my career I have also worked for the Clear Lake Community School District as Director of Facilities/Transportation, Alliant Energy, Northern Natural Gas and Farmers Co-Op Elevator. Previous positions I have served, elected or appointed, have been on the Clear Lake Sanitary District Board and Trustee of the Clear Lake Evangelical Free Church. My previous work experiences have given me a wealth of knowledge about budgeting, utilities, infrastructure and facility maintenance. My career as a supervisor has taught me to be a good listener and that everyone has the right to be heard, which helps make the right decisions.

Are there certain issues that motivated you to run for office?

I’m running for supervisor because I want to be part of the decision-making process to help our county thrive. I would like to use my many years of knowledge and experience for our community. This will be my full-time job and I will have the time to study situations before making decisions that affect my neighbors.

What is your top priority if elected?

If elected, my number one priority would be to be a good listener and voice for the people who elected me. I want to share what I’ve learned throughout my professional career with the board so we can make the right decisions and achieve higher goals.

Supervisors are located in both incorporated and unincorporated areas of the county. What would you say to a city or country dweller who is wondering if you understand their specific concerns?

Living in the city, I’m constantly monitoring what’s happening in my community. I have worked for the public school district and a local utility company serving both city and country residents. Because of the positions I’ve held, I’ve had the opportunity to immediately understand infrastructure, tiling, easements and more. I have also had living experiences both in the city and in rural areas.