Archive - Dec 26, 2012
Special to the Times-Record
Erik Johnson, a 8th grade student at Valley City Jr. High won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee on December 14th and a chance at a $25,000 college scholarship. Eighth grader, Hunter Olstad, was first runner-up. The school-level Bee, at which students answered oral questions on geography, was the first round in the 25th annual National Geographic Bee. This yearâs Bee is sponsored by Google.
Nadine VanDyke has been named 2012 Mercy Hospital Auxilian-of-the-Year by fellow volunteers at the Valley City Hospital, said auxiliary Vice President Diane Heuser.
The award was presented by Donna Nelson, 2011 Mercy Hospital Auxilian-of-the-Year, Heuser said.
Heuser said the award was only created a few years ago, a suggestion of her own.
The wife of hospital administrator Keith Heuser, Heuser said, âWhere we were before (coming to Mercy), they always had this type of thing (awards for volunteers).â
Betty Jorissen, who volunteers to listen to students read at Jefferson Elementary School, said good-bye to her students for a few months last week.
Jorissenâs last day volunteering for the year was Tuesday, and the students had their last day of school Friday, but Jorissen wonât return right away in the new year.
âWe just had a tearful goodbye because I go away for the winter,â she said. She heads south from January through March.
But Jorissen plans to return as long as sheâs able.