Archive - Jun 8, 2012
The second you and I were born we became one. Most people were too busy goo-goo-ga-gaing over you to give you the proper title. As we age we should demand being recognized for being one. Iâ€™m venturing to guess the entire economic outlook on our city would skyrocket if only we could teach each other that we are one to one another.
The thing about being one is that we too have to recognize all other breathing beings as being one too. But do we? â€™m learning that itâ€™s not second nature to recognize it at all.
Kevin Cramer, one of North Dakotaâ€™s three Public Service Commissioners, will face off against fellow Commissioner Brian Kalk for the Republican nomination to the stateâ€™s lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Last week, Cramer sat down with Times-Record reporter David Luessen for an interview.
(Note: An interview with Kalk was published in the May 18 edition of the Times-Record and is available online at www.Times-Online.com)
The Byway Executive Committee is seeking ideas for expansion and improvements to the Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway.
Contractor for the project is the engineering firm Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson.
A series of meetings have been set, with the next one 7 p.m Monday in Valley City at the Regional Tech Center on Winter Show Road, and the final one June 14 at 7 p.m. at the Sodbusters Club in Sibley.
According to a letter from KLJ, â€śWe need your input. After 10 years the Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway is ready to grow again.â€ť
â€śDo you know if Erma is home?â€ť Sandy Hall recalls a time when she was at a local business and overheard a woman ask another that question. The woman was referring to Hallâ€™s mother, the school and county nurse, and just about everybodyâ€™s friend.
â€śNo one had to say Erma Overby,â€ť Hall explained, â€śMost everyone knew her by her first name.â€ť
Erma Overby was a nurse in Barnes County who spent much of her career working as the school and county nurse. Overby was also instrumental in starting many of the healthcare organizations that exist today in Valley City.