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Archive - May 2012

May 2nd

April busy for emergencies

May 2, 2012

Three people are heroes after risking their lives saving strangers in what turned out to be a busy month of April for law enforcement and emergency responders.

On the evening of April 17, Valley City High School senior Austin Ross happened upon a rollover accident on the 800 block of Fifth Street Northwest. Ross freed the driver who was restrained by a seatbelt by cutting it with scissors.

Arthur Friese runs for city commission

May 2, 2012

The June 12 city election will see five candidates vying for two City Commissioner seats vacated by George Dutton and Jon Wagar. This week, the T-R will interview all five candidates to provide a better look at those seeking office and their take on the issues facing Valley City. Going alphabetically, the third interviewee is candidate Arthur Friese.

Arthur Friese

Occupation: Currently employed at Pizza Corner, has held the position for five years

Education: VCHS graduate

Family: Wife Ashley, two kids and one on the way

Organizations: Treasurer of Community Action Headstart

May 1st

Ken Evenson runs for VC city commission

May 1, 2012

The June 12 city election will see five candidates vying for two City Commissioner seats vacated by George Dutton and Jon Wagar. This week, the T-R will interview all five candidates to provide a better look at those seeking office and their take on the issues facing Valley City. Going alphabetically, the second interviewee is candidate Ken Evenson.

Ken Evenson
Occupation: (Retired) electrical lineman for Cass County Electric, 20-plus years, and for City of Valley City, 20-plus years. Resident of Valley City for over 50 years.

Family: Wife Dotty, daughter Debbie and son Jeffrey.

Awards, inductions and scholarships at VCHS

May 1, 2012

The Hi-Liners donned their dapperest duds for the 2012 Valley City High School Awards Banquet in the VCHS Theater in the high school on Monday night.

The evening saw several dozen students receive awards and scholarships and the induction of members in to the National Honor Society and the Minerva Chapter of the National Honor Society.

PD chief field down to 5

May 1, 2012

The city of Valley City has narrowed their search for a new Chief of Police to three out-of-state and two local candidates, according to City Administrator and hiring committee member David Schelkopf. Mark McDonald, Doug Kiefert, Fred Thompson, Patricia Nowak and Ryan Evans have been selected for final in-person interviews to take place from May 8 to 15.

“Any one of the people on this list would be a fine candidate for Valley City,” Schelkopf said. “Now we just have to drill them and pick the best one.”

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