August 15th, 2012
The US Fish and Wildlife Service is offering $2,500 in rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction responsible for the deaths of four wolves and six bald eagles near the Bob Marshal Wilderness Area in Montana. The reward is one of three in the region involving cases of mysterious animal deaths.
Lab results have shown the animals died as a result of poisoning in May, but fish and wildlife special agent Rick Branzell said Tuesday he could not elaborate on any details of the case because, â€śthe matter is still under investigation.â€ť
Leevers Foods, one of two grocery stores in Valley City, has dropped its affiliation with SuperValu and is now carrying products from the Nash Finch Company. Dave Heisler, vice president of Leevers Foods, said the only significant change will be in the store brand label.
The Our Family brand, which has been around for 100 years, offers â€śa lot wider variety and high quality products,â€ť according to Heisler.
Leeverâ€™s was formerly under the SuperValu affiliation with the Flavorite store brand label.
Other than the brand change customers shouldnâ€™t expect to see too many changes.
VC Vet, the Valley City veterinarian clinic, is offering a 15 percent discount to pet owners who bring their cats and dogs in to be spayed or neutered from September 17â€“20. The push to help control the pet population is from the Sheyenne Valley Friends of Animals, and specifically the spay/neuter committee.
â€śWe want to get as many animals spayed and neutered as we possibly can, for people of whom cost is a factor,â€ť said SVFA member Angie Martin.
When the Barnes County Sheriff's Deputies and the Valley City State University freshmen played in the first annual Vikings vs. Deputies touch football game on Shelly Ellig Field at Lokken Stadium, it wasn't just the VCSU players making their public debut.
On the west end of the field, a video screen above the scoreboard lit up and spent the night displaying graphics as touchdowns were scored, interceptions caught, and big plays were made.
Area Students Receive VFW Scholarship
Special to the Times-Record
Area college students Cassandra Kunze and Leah Haak have each been selcected to receive a $250 scholarship from the VFW Post No. 2764 for the month of August.
Kunze is the daughter of Myron and Kathy Kunze of Dazey and attends Valley City State University. Haak is the daughter of Tim and Linda Haak of Valley City and attends North Dakota State University.
Shane Ost Receives V-500 Scholarship
Special to the Times-Record
Thirty local people volunteered their time to help gather the 13,452 signatures required state-wide to put an initiated measure on the general election ballot in November. Valley City petitioners collected almost 700 of the more than 21,000 signatures that were sent to Secretary of State Al Jaegerâ€™s office for approval on August 2.
â€śThatâ€™s seven or eight thousand signatures more than required collected in just six weeks; this spread just like a prairie fire,â€ť Vicki Voldal Rosenau, tobacco coordinator for City-County Health District and supporter of the measure said.
Valley Cityâ€™s Monday and Thursday Farmers Market will feature free samples of grilled vegetables on Thursday, Aug. 23 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Pamida parking lot.
Dr. James Buhr, physician at Sanford Health in Valley City and Jerdan Ruff, a UND medical student working with Buhr will be the guest chefs.
Samples will include grilled zucchini squash, onions and peppers. In addition to the vegetables, there will be free samples of locally grown beef prepared in a crock pot and served on whole wheat buns prepared by members of the Farmers Market.
The Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway know is a beautiful place and every year, the Sheyenne Valley Shuffle gives runners a chance to see that beauty up close.
"That's what we talk about with the runners when they go on the bus," said race director Mary Lee Nielson. "They talk about the byway."
But this year, the race is changing its format and will give runners a chance to see a different stretch of the byway than in previous years.
It's 9 a.m. Saturday, and, for the most part, Valley City is a quiet place.
Except, that is, on the practice field at Hanna Field, where the silence of the morning is broken by the sounds of whistles and shoulder pads making contact at full speed. A reminder that football season isn't far off.
Saturday's practice ended the first week of training for the Valley City High School football team, which has been running two-a-days since starting practice Wednesday.
The final evening of music at the courthouse is on Wednesday, August 15 at 7:15 p.m. featuring Stoney Run, a bluegrass band from SE North Dakota. Come early to enjoy ice cream floats provided by the Bridges Arts Council.
Stoney Run has been performing for four years in the region.
Â Performances have included the Band Shell Concert Series in Valley City, the Fort Ransom Bluegrass Festival, and the Missouri River Bluegrass Festival at Cross Ranch State Park. Â Two selections from the group are included on the 2011 Bluegrass Association of North Dakotaâ€™s B.A.N.D. Sampler recording.Â