Archive - Nov 14, 2012
When Valley City High School sophomore Annie Hart was preparing to take her block for her events Saturday at the North Dakota High School Activities Association State Girls Swimming and Diving Championship Saturday in Bismarck, she knew it'd be a bit different than any other meet.
On top of the packed crowd at the Bismarck State College Aquatic and Wellness Center, she was among those who earned the right to walk in the parade of athletes, an honor reserved for the top eight finalists in every event.
Leevers Foods is currently running a â€śstuff a truckâ€ť promotion, which started Nov. 5 and lasts through Nov. 25.
The promotion is an effort to collect nonperishable food for the Barnes County Food Pantry.
Rick Idland, general manager, said, â€śThis is such a caring community, and thereâ€™s so much need out there.â€ť
â€śI know everyone is doing their parts,â€ť he said, citing the Valley City Parks and Recreationâ€™s food drive at Ruckus at the Rec along with local car dealersâ€™ â€śstuff the trunkâ€ť promotions.
Valley Cityâ€™s annual Salvation Army begins its 2012 bell-ringing campaign Friday, Nov. 23, the day after Thanksgiving.
The mission goal of $32,000 is $10,000 greater than last yearâ€™s goal, a result of tremendous success last year combined with great need, said Isensee, the Barnes County Salvation Army chairman.
Last year the campaign raised double its goal of $22,000.
The Salvation Army is a Christian organization started in 1852 in England by William Booth and brought to the U.S. in 1880.
A Valley City city official was charged with misdemeanor duty upon striking an unattended vehicle last month.
The official was coming onto Sixth Street NE in Valley City near the intersection of Chautauqua Boulevard, and encountered a large city truck approaching from the opposite direction. The official moved to the right and hit a parked car. After inspecting both cars, the official decided the damage was minimal, and went on. Presumably, said the official, the truck driver called the police.