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April 18th, 2012

Monday local digest

April 18, 2012

Weather causes postponements
Local baseball teams had games postponed due to poor weather over the weekend.
The Valley City High School baseball team had its Friday double header with Fargo North postponed and the Valley City State University team had its Saturday double header in Jamestown postponed.
Makeup dates were not announced for the high school game. The VCSU/Jamestown series will conclude today at 3 p.m. in Jamestown.

VCSU golfers do well at Jamestown

NDSU Spring FB game to be televised

April 18, 2012

NDSU Athletics
FARGO — North Dakota State University’s annual Green-Gold spring football game will be televised live statewide on the North Dakota NBC Sports Network for the first time in the program’s history at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 21, from the Fargodome according to NDSU director of broadcasting Jeremy Jorgenson.
Stations on the North Dakota NBC Sports Network include KVLY-TV (Channel 11, Fargo), KFYR-TV (Channel 5, Bismarck), KMOT-TV (Channel 10, Minot), KQCD-TV (Channel 7, Dickinson) and KUMV-TV (Channel 8, Williston).

County nixes city’s request for funding

April 18, 2012

The Barnes County Commission voted unanimously to deny a request from Valley City Mayor Bob Werkhoven for funds to help cover the cost of the Ninth Avenue Northwest project in the city.

Werkhoven had requested $125,000 from the county’s Farm to Market Fund to cover the road’s repair and other work, but commissioners said funding was already spread too thin.

Barnes County Roads Superintendent Kerry Johnson and State’s Attorney Lee Grossman also urged the commission to deny the city’s request.

5 run for 2 seats on VC commission

April 18, 2012

Five people have signed up for two open nonpartisan Valley City City Commission seats in the June 12 Primary Election, including former Mayor Mary Lee Nielson and former Commissioner Ken Evenson.

Nielson was defeated for another term as mayor by Werkhoven in the 2010 election, and Evenson lost to Dewey Magnuson in a Jan. 24 recall election.

Also running for the city commission are Robert Drake, Arthur Frieze and Dr. Madeline Luke.

Current Mayor Bob Werkhoven said Tuesday incumbent commissioners Jon Wagar and George Dutton have decided against running for another term in office.

Accident drill

April 18, 2012

Local paramedics help Litchville-Marion junior John Baumgartner during a vehicle crash scenario put on for area students Tuesday. Baumgartner and several of his fellow students acted out a bloody prom night tragedy where drinking and driving caused a fatal wreck. Volunteers from the Barnes County Sheriff’s Office, Valley City Police Department, Barnes County EMS, Valley City Fire and Rescue, North Dakota Highway Patrol and Lerud-Schuldt Funeral Home donated their time and equipment for the presentation.

April 17th

Colon cancer: Another reason to eat right and move

April 17, 2012

Colorectal (colon) cancer is the third most common cancer among adults in the United States.

It is also the second leading cause of cancer related death. If current trends continue, one in twenty Americans will be diagnosed with colon cancer during their lifetime!

So how does this affect us in Valley City? According to the North Dakota Cancer Coalition, the rate of colon cancer statewide is 58.5 per 100,000 people. In Barnes County, the rate of colon cancer is 78.6 per 100,000 people. This rate is higher than that of both the state and the nation!

VC OKs riverbank repair

April 17, 2012

Emergency repairs were approved by the city commission Monday night for a portion of the riverbank along the 200 block of West Main Street that had fallen into the river sometime during the winter. A sizable portion of dirt and vegetation west of the retaining wall along Main eroded away, sparking concern about the structural stability of the road, sidewalk and a nearby billboard.

After requesting that the Department of Transportation and city engineers Kadrmas, Lee and Jackson examine the cave-in, it was found that no immediate danger to the road or billboard.

VC Schools launch lunch experiment

April 17, 2012

Does design affect diet?

The Valley City Public Schools, under the direction of food service director Sue Milender, will be conducting an experiment this week to track food sales following a visit from behavioral economist Dr. David Just.

Just was taken on a tour of the schools Friday morning with Milender after speaking at the Hi-Liner Activity Center on Thursday.

VC/BC CROP Hunger Walk 2012

April 17, 2012

Organizers of this year’s Valley City/Barnes County CROP Hunger Walk hope this year’s event will be a success and include the traditional walk, said the Rev. Emmy Isaackson of Our Saviors Lutheran Church Monday.

Last year’s walk raised $5,455, but Isaackson said no walk took place in 2011 due to flooding worries in Valley City and around Barnes County.

Isaackson is also a member of the local CROP Walk planning team this year. Many Valley City churches and their congregations are participating in this year’s event, scheduled for Sunday, April 29.

April 16th

Dakota College at Bottineau Hosts Open House at VCSU

April 16, 2012

Over the past few years, Dakota College at Bottineau has been busy collaborating with Valley City State University (VCSU) to deliver several associate degree programs on the VCSU campus, such as: Medical Assistant, Caregiver Services (child and adult), Paraeducation, and Nursing. Students in these programs can enjoy the conveniences of staying close to home, while completing their degrees through Dakota College.

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