January 22nd, 2012
The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) issued a Travel Alert in parts of southern and eastern North Dakota Sunday morning. The Travel Alert has been extended to include the Valley City area due to freezing rain and potential heavy snowfall creating icy and snow covered roadways. The Travel Alert now includes areas surrounding Bismarck, Jamestown and Valley City.
Relay For Life 2012 is underway after a delicious spaghetti dinner kick-off held at the Valley City Eagles Club on Saturday, January 21st. The Barnes County Relay Team entertained with Disney theme, costume contests (both adults and children)and karoakee with Hammer's Entertainment.
Wayne Loberg, owner of local movie house The Theatre I & II, revealed in an email Thursday that The Theatre will be closing its doors for good Thursday, Feb. 2.Â Â
Loberg said that after working at the theater for nearly 30 years, he has reached retirement age. He stated regretfully in his email, "The economics of the movie business are such that continued operation is just not feasible. The numbers don't lie, andÂ theÂ Valley CityÂ moviegoing market simplyÂ can't sustain the huge cost necessary to keep a movie theater operating here. Sad butÂ seemingly inevitable."
The Valley City Police Department reports that a high risk sex offender will be living at 135 2nd St. southeast in Valley City.
Tyler Wayne Delmore, 27, was convicted of gross sexual imposition in Barnes County District Court on July 18, 2005 for having sex with a 14-year-old girl without a condom. Delmore was 19 at the time of the incident. He was sentenced to five years in prison with two years suspended and five years of supervised probation.
With the Jan. 24 recall election less than a week away, Valley City residents are reminded that absentee ballots are still available at City Hall until Jan. 23 for those who wish to cast their vote early.
Eligible voters who live within city limits can both register to vote and pick up their absentee ballots at City Hall. Once the ballot is filled out and sealed, voters must remember to sign and date the outside of the yellow envelope to make their vote official.
As Ron Gardenhire stood up and took the microphone at Trestle's Bar and Grill Tuesday, he saw a bear out of the corner of his eye.
The brown bear, just over seven feet tall, was only feet from numerous Valley City residents and mulling around the platters of beans, grilled hot dogs and potato chips.
Fortunately for the bear, Gardenhire, Manager of the Minnesota Twins baseball team, saw him first.
"T.C., you know they do shoot things out here?" Gardenhire said to the team's jersey-clad mascot. "You've got to get away from the hotdogs."
During Tuesday's stop in Valley City, Minnesota Twins hitting coach Joe Vavra emphasized the value of having veteran leaders on the team.
"You've got to have those guys in the clubhouse to take control of the people they're dressing with," Vavra told an audience of about 60 people at Trestle's Bar and Grill Tuesday. "We're off to the side, we're promoting, obviously, what they're supposed to get done on the field, but you've got to have a leader step up," he said. "You've got to have a voice, somebody they can relate to when times are down."
The Valley City High School wrestling team isn't exactly known for its lower weight wrestlers.
Once you get to 138-pound class, you get into the state contenders, but the 106 to 132 pounders tend to be more inexperienced.
"We're really young down there," Valley City coach Brandon Larson said. "We've got some junior high kids going out there."
But in Tuesday's 40-33 dual win over Fargo South at the Hi-Liner Activity Center, it was a younger wrestler who came through.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is requesting public comments on its operating plan for the Tolna Coulee control structure.
Tolna Coulee is upstream from Valley City in the flood-plagued Devils Lake Basin. The proposed operating plan can be found at http://www.mvp.usace.army.mil/fl_damage_reduct/default.asp?pageid=1779.
Public input may be sent to the Corps of Engineers project manager Bill Csajko at email@example.com, (651) 290-5854 or 180 E. 5th St. Suite 700, St. Paul, Minn, 55101-1678.
King speech rediscovered by Ohio teacher, student
CLEVELAND (AP) â€” A recording of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is getting new attention after being found in 2010 by an Ohio high school art teacher and student searching through items the school library was discarding.
The 1967 speech preserved on reel-to-reel tape was given, and found, at Glenville High School in Cleveland. In it, King says "Our power does not lie in Molotov cocktails. ... Our power lies in our ability to say nonviolently that we aren't gonna take it any longer."