May 17th, 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.
Two Jamestown residents, Cole Huber and Chelsey Fiebiger, were honored by the Barnes County Commission and the Sheriffâ€™s Office with the countyâ€™s award for heroism on Tuesday.
The couple were presented plaques by Barnes County Sheriff Randy McClaflin at Tuesdayâ€™s commission meeting.
â€śThereâ€™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,â€ť 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 Cityâ€™s newest assisted living facility was filled with delighted nurses, both active and retired, reacquainting and reminiscing with past co-workers, classmates, and friends.
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.
Agrium US Inc. of Rogers is the first business to pledge sponsorship of a V-500 Scholarship for a single student. V-500 has recently kicked off their new scholarship sponsorship program.
This program connects the donors to recipients in a personal fashion. This fall, a student receiving a $1500 V-500 scholarship will learn that Agrium US Inc. is the reason the scholarship is available to them.
Most likely, youâ€™ve been planning your vegetable garden since the seed catalogs began arriving in January. Our desire to begin planting increased with the warm days we had in March and finding that stores were beginning to stock their shelves with gardening tools, packages of seeds, and many new products offered for gardening. As if those motivators werenâ€™t enough, the smells of freshly cut grass and newly tilled soil are a sure sign that we should be in our gardens.
Last week the teachers and staff members received grants, awards and a free dinner, but more importantly they received appreciation.
The Valley City Public School District held its annual Teacher Appreciation Banquet at the Hi-Liner Activity Center last week, where 20 staff members - three of them retiring this year - were honored for their service to the district, and Carmelle Kuehn was named â€śTeacher of the Year.â€ť
The Teacher of the Year award recipient is based on input from students, staff and administration.
Students in grades 9-12 from Valley City High School were recognized for their achievements in fine arts Monday evening at the Hi-Liner Activity Center.
Awards were given in various fine arts programs at VCHS to students who excelled in various programs of fine arts throughout the school year.
The evening began with speech awards. Guest speaker Kristofer Kracht, a 1996 VCHS graduate, spoke to the audience about his time on Mrs. Langdahlâ€™s VCHS speech team.
Valley City High School senior Kierstin Lorenz has come as close as you can get to the state girls tennis tournament.
Each of the last two years, sheâ€™s lost in a state qualifying match at the Eastern Dakota Conference regional tournament.
â€śHeartbreakers,â€ť she said.
This year, she isnâ€™t approaching the EDC tournament any differently. Same routine, same goal â€” getting one more trip to Fargo for the state tournament.
Photo by Aaron Larson/Special to the Times-Record
Valley City High School senior Brandon Larson completed his second North Dakota triple crown April 27-28 at the Betty Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks. A Triple crown is winning state championships in wrestling in all three styles: Folkstyle, Freestyle, and Greco Roman. He won the 195 pound folkstyle championship Feb. 18 in Bismarck, the 220 pound Greco Roman on April 27 in Grand Forks and 220 pound Freestyle on April 28.