Fargo TV station KVLYâ€™s Coats for Kids program, which supplied winter coats for children in need during the early fall months, has ended after a 25-year run and 11 years of operation in Valley City.
However, due to Mercy Hospitalâ€™s Faith In Action and some local volunteers, Valley City kids â€“ and now adults â€“ will not have to go cold this winter.
Faith In Action Community Coats will offer donated coats at the old St. Paulâ€™s Church on Fourth Street in southwest Valley City tentatively on Friday, Oct. 5, Saturday, Oct. 6, or both days.
Teachers, administrators, parents and students are racing to get ready for the first day of school. Superintendent Dean Koppelman said the school needs help from parents to get students registered for classes and bussing.
North Dakota requires 175 days of classroom instruction per academic year, and with the amount of required testing students face, Koppelman wondered at Mondayâ€™s school board meeting if students are tested too much.
BWhen theatre student Burke Tagney walks into Valley City State Universityâ€™s Vangstad Auditorium Friday, he wonâ€™t know what to expect. He does know that in just 24 hours, audience will be at their seats in anticipation for a series of plays created in just one day.
Tagney will be a participant in the 24-hour Theatre Extravaganza, which is hosted by VCSUâ€™s Theatre Department and open to the entire community.