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September 27th, 2012

‘Needle in the Hay Field’ Search Team Finds Camera Card

September 27, 2012

Volunteers searching the Barnes County Municipal Airport found a missing memory card from a camera that was mounted on a plane that crashed at the airport, killing pilot Bob Odegaard earlier this month.

Two buckets of shrapnel – the remains from the Sept. 7 plane crash – sat on a table in the terminal of the Barnes County Municipal Airport on Wednesday morning, as about a dozen volunteers gathered to search the airport grounds for the important piece of wreckage.

Feds, State Ask for Whooping Crane Reports

September 27, 2012

Whooping cranes are beginning their annual migration south through North Dakota and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the North Dakota Game and Fish Department are asking people to report any sightings to either agency.

Mike Rabenberg, a USFWS wildlife biologist at the Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge said the birds migration from Canada is just getting started and should run through October.

Bird Causes Power Outage

September 27, 2012

A wayward bird ended up interrupting power to downtown Valley City Wednesday morning, said Valley City City Administrator David Schelkoph.
“We got the culprit in the office – a tweety bird,” Schelkoph said.

Businesses that lost power included the Times-Record and Dutton’s Valley Gallery of Photography.

Valley City electrical Superintendent Stan Hanson said Wednesday the the loss of power started with a circuit breaker outside the Ace Hardware store. “Somehow the bird got into the transformer and started an arc.”

September 26th

Students Harvest Squash For Needy

September 26, 2012

The Dan Faust farmstead off airport road was packed with first-year Valley City State University students Tuesday morning as the young people harvested thousands of pounds of squash to be given to the Great Plains Food Bank in Fargo.

An estimated 190 VCSU students, mentors and crew chiefs participated Tuesday, coming to the site by bus.

Arriving at the field about 9 a.m., the young men and women worked hard before breaking for a wiener roast at about 10:30 a.m.

Animal Groups Split on Measure 5

September 26, 2012

The debate over Measure 5 is gathering steam across the state, and while supporters and detractors agree stiffer penalties are needed in cases of animal cruelty, they cannot agree on the wording of the proposed law.

Karen Thunshelle, of the North Dakotans to Stop Animal Cruelty (NDSAC) is the campaign manager for Measure 5. She said passing the initiative should be a “no-brainer” to anyone who reads the legislation.

Bloom ‘N’ Crafts Owner Retiring

September 26, 2012

Kathy Jacobson, owner of Bloom ‘N’ Crafts, and Debbie White, owner of Dakota Rose Floral, both of Valley City, started working in the floral industry together in the 1970s for Carol Jacobson at CJ Floral. Since that time, both women have independently run successful floral businesses, and now, they meet again, only, this time, White is buying Jacobson’s business.

White has bought all of Jacobson’s inventory, including her crafts, and will operate the business at the Dakota Rose location starting Oct. 1.
“It’s like we kind of came full circle,” Jacobson said.

September 25th

VCHS v-ball swept by West Fargo

September 26, 2012

Even though the high school volleyball season has been in session for just over a month, Valley City High School's schedule had yet to match the Hi-Liners up against a team that brought the ball a bit harder than normal.
That was until Tuesday, when the Hi-Liners struggled at times to close the gap in a 25-20, 25-16, 25-20 loss to West Fargo in front of a loud student section at the Hi-Liner Activity Center.

Sept. 26 local digest

September 25, 2012

VCSU Hall of Fame Banquet Friday
Tickets are on sale for the Valley City State University Hall of Fame banquet, which is being held Friday as part of the school's homecoming festivities.
The banquet is being held at the VCSU student center starting at 5 p.m. with a social hour. The banquet starts at 6 p.m.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased from the athletic office. For more information call 845-7161 and ask for Deb.

Truck Violations Up in 2012

September 25, 2012

More overload fees have been handed down to truck owners and operators by the North Dakota Highway Patrol so far in 2012 than in all of 2011.
The NDHP said as of Sept. 18, troopers have cited 1,295 overload violations, which amounts to $2.1 million overload fees alone, compared to $1.9 million in 2011. The agency has also found a number of safety violations as well.

Excessively heavy vehicles that exceed the state limits cause damage to roadway surfaces, which in turn causes potential hazards for motorists.

Faith in Action Picks Up Coats for Kids

September 25, 2012

After hearing the news that after 25 years there would no longer be Coats for Kids Project in the Red River Valley, Faith in Action’s advisory board knew they needed to keep this project going locally.

“Through the partnership with Essentia Health Clinic and local physician and businessman Paul Diegel, we are assured it will happen,” said Faith In Action director Vicki Grafing in a release.

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