Archive - Jul 23, 2013
While in Accra, Ghana for exercise Western Accord 2013, 1st Lt. Matt Nielson and "JJ" Fankhanel, 141st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, North Dakota National Guard, befriended Noble Kofi Nazzah, a local teacher who was a senior prom chaperone at the hotel where the Soldiers were staying. Fankhanel works with special needs students at Pelican Rapids High School in Pelican Rapids, Minn., and Nielson teaches chemistry at Valley City High School in Valley City.
A misunderstanding between Aspen Exteriors, a Minnesota-based construction doing storm damage repair in Valley City, and Valley City Commissioner Madeline Luke, may be just that â€“ a misunderstanding.
During a recent meeting of the Valley City Commission, Luke told other commissioners and the gallery that she heard the company was using her name for endorsement purposes, and she did not give them permission to do so.
The 5th annual Debbie Gabel Memorial Motorcycle ride, along with a raffle and street dance, will be held Saturday, July 27, in Valley City.
Rocky Gabel, Valley City, organized the event in honor of his wife, Debbie Gabel, who lost her battle with ovarian cancer in 2009. Last year, approximately 200 people participated in the motorcycle ride.Â Net proceeds of the events benefit Hospice of the Red River Valley.
The Barnes County North School Board voted Monday during a special meeting to start school on time this year despite construction on the new centralized campus being behind.
The board met with officials from MBA Construction, parents and patrons Monday at the Spiritwood school to discuss options. Following a recommendation from school administration, the board unanimously voted to begin school on its regularly-scheduled start date of Aug. 27; although, students will be divided into both the east campus near Rogers and west campus in Wimbeldon.