Archive - 2011
The Barnes County Salvation Army will begin its 2011 Bell Ringing Campaign on Nov. 25, with Joe Lunde and Dave Carlsrud as new kettle drive co-chairmen. Familiar red kettles and cheerful bell-ringers will appear at local stores on Black Friday to collect donations, and if you've ever wanted to be one of the smiling kettle drive faces, now is your chance to step up.
In an early-morning meeting that lasted only a few minutes, the Valley City City Commission approved Resolution No. 1818 by unanimous vote Wednesday morning.
The final draft of the resolution contained more specific language about the Tolna Coulee Control Structure, as well as the proposed West Stump Lake Gravity Flow Emergency Channel on Devils Lake. The resolution states that the commission will support the two structures, assuming they maintain the elevation of Devils Lake at 1,458 feet above mean sea level, allowing the lake to function as a reservoir up to that point.
The City-County Health District Board will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Commission Chambers at the Barnes County Courthouse.
Call to order
Approval of agenda
1. ACHIEVE Grant update
2. Outreach Grant update
3. New grant proposals update
1. New forms/Policies
2. Tobacco Resolutions
3. Payment for Health Board Meetings
The Valley City State Vikings were eliminated in the first round of FCS action in Helena, Mont., Saturday afternoon by the No. 2 ranked Carroll College Fighting Saints. Offensive miscues plagued the Vikings early on, and they could not regain their composure against a forceful Carroll team on the road. The Vikings went into the playoffs ranked No. 12 in the NAIA, and exit with an overall record of 9-2.
A complete game summary is available at: http://www.dakstats.com/WebSync/Pages/BoxScores/BoxScores.aspx?associati...
It was a chilly preview of the the not-so-warm welcome they are apt to receive from the Carroll College Fighting Saints on Saturday.
On a blustery Wednesday afternoon practice at Shelly Ellig Field, the VCSU Vikings sported sweats under their practice jerseys and athletic tape over the ear holes of their helmets to keep the cold at bay. General griping arose about the frozen water coolers, and the lightly frozen turf crackled crisply underfoot.
At Wednesday night's meeting of the Barnes County North School Board, members discussed forming a building authority to pay for the construction of a new school, or to continue using the current campuses.
The board encouraged BCN district residents to offer feedback on the proposal.
A special meeting will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. in the Spiritwood school building for public opinion and possible action by the board.
VALLEY CITY, N.D. (AP) â€” The former longtime Valley City police chief who retired after a months-long dispute with a city administrator who has since left town now plans to take on the mayor, who a group of residents wants forced from office.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) â€” North Dakota got its first real taste of winter weather Tuesday, with some areas getting heavy snow and others strong winds.
The National Weather Service reports that many northern parts of the state got several inches of snow, with 6 inches falling in Minot. Law enforcement agencies in the area reported more than 100 incidents of vehicles sliding into ditches or other vehicles.
An temporary easement drawn up by States Attorney Brad Cruff and signed by Barnes County Commission President Cindy Schwehr releases the county from any liability on four power poles that are perilously close to the pavement on County Road 20.
The poles are approximately four feet from the roadway, and are temporary replacements for poles that were damaged in a fierce windstorm during the early morning hours of July 15.
VCSU Vikings Football swept the Dakota Athletic Conference Postseason Awards, with LeTheo Proctor garnering the conference MVP award, Jordan Maher snagging Most Valuable Senior, and Head Coach Dennis McCulloch earning DAC Coach of the Year honors.
The 2011 All-DAC Football Teams were also announced Monday, with eight VCSU players named to the roster - the most of any DAC team.
DL Jordan Maher, 6'4, 264, SR, Bowman, N.D.
DB Cody Kilthau, 5'11, 191, SR, Mililani, Hawaii
LB Jake Thurston, 5'11, 202, SO, Bottineau, N.D.
OL Major Hopp, 6'2, 292, SR, Milica, Minn.