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Events Calendar: Jan. 11-30, 2013

January 11, 2013

Friday, January 11
Full Nelson Karaoke will be held from 8:30 p.m. to midnight in the Valley City American Legion Club rooms. Must be 21 or older to attend. The event supports Legion Baseball.

Saturday, January 12
Grace Free Lutheran Church ManCamp Gun Show, starting at 3 p.m. Join us for conversation and “show & tell” surrounding one of man’s favorite past-times: Firearms. An antique firearm collector will display multiple firearms ranging from the 1880’s to the modern era. Call 845-2753 for more information.

Winter Storm Causes Schedule Changes

January 11, 2013

A winter storm passing through Barnes County has prompted several schedule changes for local athletics.

The Valley City State University basketball games Friday night against Northern New Mexico will be played as planned. The Saturday afternoon games with Johnson and Wales University are also scheduled to be played as planned.

The Valley City High School wrestling team's dual with Devils Lake, scheduled for Friday, has been postponed. A makeup date hasn't been announced.

Valley City Students Let Out Early

January 11, 2013

Valley City School Superintendent Dean Koppelman announced Friday morning that all Valley City public schools would be dismissed 2 p.m. Friday and buses would leave at that time. At the same time, the district also announced all Friday and Saturday school activities were canceled.

Blonde On The Prairie: Can Thinkers Be Thankers?

January 11, 2013

Think. I do it often. I probably do it too much. It takes just one thought to turn into a whole universe of thoughts. I didn’t know myself well when I was two years old but I’m guessing I asked, “Why” a lot because I do now. I just can’t stop thinking once a subject is given to me. If you stop me on the street and tell me you’re planning on opening a new business I’m already thinking about who you need to call to make you the best sign in town. I’m already thinking of how to get you better wholesale pricing. I’m thinking of how the store should be set up for the perfect flow.

Developers Talking About Rental Housing

January 11, 2013

Nobody has yet applied for a permit to build rental housing in Valley City, despite a current shortage of rental properties resulting from flooding protection buyouts.

David Schelkoph, city administrator for Valley City said he has informally heard developers talking about ideas for new apartment buildings, but permits haven’t been applied for.

Schelkoph said Valley City “is close to 100 percent occupancy in town with rental properties.”

Flu Season Has Begun

January 11, 2013

Flu season in Barnes County, as well as the remainder of North Dakota has begun.

As of Jan. 10, 1,077 cases of influenza have been reported statewide, with four cases reported in Barnes County. And that doesn’t reflect those who may have the flu but haven’t seen doctors.

Lori Thompson, Registered Nurse, of City-County Health District in Valley City believes the number will increase significantly as the disease spreads. Thompson also noted that test results of patients that are already infected may not be in.

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