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Archive - May 2012

May 17th

VC/BC commission candidate forum set

May 17, 2012

The Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring a Candidate Forum at the Valley City HAC Gymnasium at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22.
Thursday Keith Heuser, administrator at Mercy Hospital and Chamber president, confirmed he will moderate the forum.

Heuser said all candidates for city commission and county commission have been invited to participate.

“All but one candidate said they can make it,” said Stephanie Mayfield, executive director of the Chamber. “I haven’t heard back from (city commission candidate) Arthur Frieze,” she said Thursday.

VCHS music students get gold, silver in NYC

May 17, 2012

The Valley City High School Senior Choir, Senior Band and Jazz Band traveled to New York City May 3-6 to compete in the Heritage Festival at Riverside Church. Riverside Church is located in the upper west side of New York, next to President Ulysses S. Grant’s tomb and the Hudson River.
Juniors and seniors and music directors Sheila Zinke, Penny Peterson and Tom Kjelland along with eight chaperones spent four days competing and touring The Big Apple, even seeing a couple celebrities.

Kalk says background preparation for office

May 17, 2012

North Dakota Public Service Commissioner Brian Kalk received the his party’s nomination at the State Republican Convention for the U.S. House of Representatives April 1 and faces one last hurdle at a contested June primary before cinching the party’s nod. On Thursday morning, he sat down for a phone interview with Times-Record reporter David Luessen.
Background:

Kalk grew up in Bottineau, where he graduated high school in 1984 and took a year of junior college classes before enlisting in the U.S.

Tentative Memorial Day Schedule

May 17, 2012

A Memorial Service will be conducted at the following cemeteries:
8:00 am Hillside Cemetery
8:15 am St. Catherine Cemetery
8:45 am Oriska Cemetery
9:00 am St. Bernard Cemetery
9:30 am Memory Gardens
9:45 am Woodbine Cemetery

At 10:30 AM there will be a parade down Central Avenue. (No political entries or No candy throwing during the parade) The parade will start by Sheyenne Care Center. If you have questions about the parade call James Riden (845-1586).

Immediately following the parade, or about 11:00 AM, there will be a Program at the VFW Clubroom.

3rd Annual Cooperstown Community City Wide Rummage Sale

May 17, 2012

Most sales start at 8am and end in early afternoon. Over 20 garage sales throughout Cooperstown!

Multi-Group sale at the Cooperstown community building at the fairgrounds.

Maps are available Thursday May 17th at the Millers fresh foods and Town and Country.

The garage sales start Saturday, May 19th!

The event is sponsored by the Cooperstown community club.

AgCountry Farm Credit Services Awards $24K in scholarships

May 17, 2012

AgCountry Farm Credit Services has awarded twenty-four $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors from northwest and west central Minnesota and eastern North Dakota. Criteria for selection included academic record, vocational promise, financial need, personal attributes and leadership/extra-curricular activities. The recipients are:

Jenna Gullickson, daughter of Scott and Wendy Gullickson, Spiritwood, N.D. Jenna graduates from Barnes County North – East Campus and plans to attend North Dakota State University.

Safe routes to school in VC Valley City

May 17, 2012

Safe Routes to School (SRTS ) is not simply a program to get students in Valley City to walk to school. It is to create an environment where citizens receive safe opportunities for more routine physical activity. Valley City received a SRTS grant to improve accessibility to sidewalks on a route from Mercy Hospital past the St. Catherine School and up to Jefferson School. The grant also provided for speed monitors to be put up at the schools.

Heroes honored by county officials

May 17, 2012

Two Jamestown residents, Cole Huber and Chelsey Fiebiger, were honored by the Barnes County Commission and the Sheriff’s Office with the county’s award for heroism on Tuesday.

The couple were presented plaques by Barnes County Sheriff Randy McClaflin at Tuesday’s commission meeting.

Legacy Place hosts 1st Nightingale Ceremony

May 17, 2012

“There’s nothing like being in a room full of nurses. In a small community like this, we all know each other by where we work,” Tamie Gerntholz, nursing director at The Legacy Place, exclaimed.

The Legacy Place hosted the first annual Nightingale Nursing Ceremony, an event to honor nurses in Barnes County, on Tuesday. About 100 guests showed up to take part in the eventful evening.

Valley City’s newest assisted living facility was filled with delighted nurses, both active and retired, reacquainting and reminiscing with past co-workers, classmates, and friends.

May 16th

Valley City picks Nevada man as new police chief

May 16, 2012

Valley City has chosen Fred Thompson, a just-retired captain with the Henderson, Nev., police department as new police chief, administrator David Schelkoph announced Wednesday afternoon.

Thompson will begin his new position the first week of June.
Current acting police chief Mark McDonald, VCPD Sgt. Doug Kiefert, Fred Thompson, Patricia Nowak and Ryan Evans were finalists for the job, and went through in-person interviews from May 8 to Tuesday.

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