June 6th, 2012
The State Bar Association of North Dakota held a survey of its members for this year's judicial elections, and responses for the candidates in North Dakota Southeast Judicial District Judgeship District 8 favored Barnes County Assistant State's Attorney Brad Cruff over 17-year incumbent Judge Richard Grosz.
District 8 includes 11 counties: Barnes, Dickey, Eddy, Foster, Griggs, LaMoure, Ransom, Richland, Sargent, Stutsman and Wells. There are seven judges presiding in this district.
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The American Legion and Auxiliary are pleased to announce their selections to represent their school and community at Girls State and Boys State. For the 2012 school year.
Ethan Nolte will attend Boys State at the North Dakota State School of Science in Wahpeton beginning June 10 through June 15. Ethan is the son of Mark Nolte and Angela Hanson of Valley City.
âMom, milk break is done this week at school, so I will need something to drink and 24 birthday treats to share with everyone because my birthday is in the summer. Why does my birthday have to be in the summer, anyway?â my 8-year-old daughter exclaimed.
I think she delivered all this âend of the school yearâ and âdonât forget my birthdayâ information in one breath.
âSure, we can buy a snack for an early birthday party at school,â I replied.
âWe can have milk breaks at home, too,â I added.
City officials welcomed the new and thanked the departing during their meeting Monday. Valley Cityâs new police chief Fred Thompson was present to meet the commissioners while they welcomed him to the city.
âWeâre really, really happy to have Fred on board and part of the team,â said City Administrator David Schelkoph.
The commission also thanked Mark McDonald for stepping up and taking the interim police chief job at a difficult time.
âHe did a stellar job,â City Commissioner Jon Wagar said.
Paul Viland, son of Reuben and Beth Viland, Valley City, received the North Dakota State University Honor Award Scholarship in the amount of $2,000 and the Textbook Scholarship in which he will receive $1,000 credit for textbooks for his first year at NDSU. The scholarships recognize high academic achievement.
Thomas Face Painting has been at every major street fair in North Dakota as well as numerous festivals throughout North Dakota and Minnesota, and it all started right here in Valley City. Former Valley City resident Thomas Huus is the founder and owner of Thomas Face Painting, which is now based in West Fargo.
Huus started painting faces about eight years ago as an artistâs way to make ends meet.
âI went to Disney World and saw the face painting stands they had there, and I knew something like that would work in North Dakota because no one else was doing it,â Huus explained.
Valley Cityâs Saturday farmers market has been given a new name in honor of Rose Boggetto, a farmers market regular who died April 20.
From now on the market will be called ââRoseâs Valley City Saturday morning Farmers Market.â We just did the new signs,â said Becky Huber, who manages the market with brother Arlen Huber.
Roseâs husband, Jon Boggetto of Valley City, presented the market with a $540 check Saturday in her honor.
âShe was a big fan of the market and worked at the market registering people,â Boggetto said.
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The United States entered into the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade AgreementWith a proclamation from President Barack Obama, prompting the American Soybean Association to congratulate the governments of both countries for their collaboration and cooperation in the interest of trade expansion.
âThe free trade agreement with Colombia holds a great deal of potential for Americaâs soybean farmers,â said ASA President Steve Wellman, a soybean farmer from Syracuse, Neb.
Here are a number of wonderful low cost summer activities for kids and families that help families keep their hard-earned money in their pockets.
With each of these ideas, you might fashion âwhat to doâ boxes. Create two boxes - one for âoutsideâ and one for âindoorsâ - containing index cards with activities written on them. Rotate who in the family gets to pick the card for that day. This is a great way to avoid activities that cost a lot of cash and a fun way to create a family plan.
Some tense moments wrapped up the month of May for local law enforcement officers. The month also saw a new police chief hired and one of the wilder Memorial Day weekends.
Fred Thompson, a recently-retired police captain from Henderson, Nev, was chosen from 39 candidates that were whittled down to 10 phone interviews and five face-to-face interviews. Thompson is a 29-year veteran of the Henderson Police Department.
As sewer work was underway in downtown Valley City on Thursday, May 31, workers uncovered a gas line on the south side of the high school.