Truck stop, power plant were major county news in 2019
December 31, 2019
The year saw many new faces taking office within the county.
New county commissioners, a new sheriff, a new county clerk, and county assessor took their oath of office at the beginning of the year. However, not all county vacancies were a result of the 2018 election. Don Van Matre, a respected member of the board of county commissioners, died after a long battle with cancer.
Issues impacting the county included a debate about a truck stop proposal outside of Jamestown and an increase in the county’s lodging tax.
New officials take office
The 2018 elections led to a number of new people...