Archive - Mar 7, 2012
Joe DeMasi has shared his love of music with listeners all over the United States, and now he is setting out to reach an even wider internet audience with a new childrenâ€™s musical show produced for web TV.
â€śThe Forever Friends Showâ€ť stars DeMasi, his twin brother John, and Chris Burke, an actor with Down syndrome best known for his role as â€śCorkyâ€™ in the hit ABC-TV show â€śLife Goes Onâ€ť.
â€śThere are many childrenâ€™s shows out there,â€ť said DeMasi, â€śbut thereâ€™s never been a childrenâ€™s show with a main character with a disability.
Duane Burchill, Rural Route 2 mail carrier for the Valley City Post Office, was recently recognized by the Dakotaâ€™s District of the United States Postal Service for his role as a Road Test Examiner/Trainer and Facilitator.
He received a letter of appreciation from the District commending him on his role in training new hires to our organization, said Valley City Postmaster Sherry Johnson.
Burchill said he has been working as a Road Test Examiner/Trainer and Facilitator â€śfor four or five years, and with the post office about 25 years.â€ť
A new, centralized, $14.5 million facility for the Barnes County North School District is one step closer to becoming a reality, as the Barnes County Commission approved the use of a County Auditorâ€™s Lot in Uxbridge Township for the construction of the new building, pending the approval of the County Planning and Zoning Board, which will review the issue on Thursday.
Due to deteriorating conditions, County Road 22 from State Highway 1 (at the blinking light) west to the city of Sanborn is closed to all truck and bus traffic.