November 15th, 2012
An Ottertail Power employee with strong links to Valley City is helping restore power to portions of New York state pummeled by Superstorm Sandy.
Brad Weninger of Carrington is the husband of Valley City native Lisa Weninger, said his father-in-law, Louie Nicoli of Valley City.
Lisa, a registered nurse with Foster County Public Health, said Wednesday her husband left for Long Island, N.Y., Nov. 2 with a group of 16 to 18 Ottertail Power volunteer employees to help restore power to vast areas of the state affected by the storm.
Brad works for the Ottertail Power office in Jamestown.
As a member of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church of America), Our Saviorâs Lutheran Church in Valley City participates in many mission projects that benefit people in developing countries.
One group, called The Good Samaritans, focuses just on quilt making.
âWe have a group of 15 or so (14 ladies and one gentleman) who faithfully sew quilts every Tuesday for Lutheran World Relief and also give to Abused Persons Outreach Center and others that need a touch of love with a handmade quilt locally,â said Janice Stowman, chairperson of the churchâs womenâs group.
When Valley City High School sophomore Annie Hart was preparing to take her block for her events Saturday at the North Dakota High School Activities Association State Girls Swimming and Diving Championship Saturday in Bismarck, she knew it'd be a bit different than any other meet.
On top of the packed crowd at the Bismarck State College Aquatic and Wellness Center, she was among those who earned the right to walk in the parade of athletes, an honor reserved for the top eight finalists in every event.
Leevers Foods is currently running a âstuff a truckâ promotion, which started Nov. 5 and lasts through Nov. 25.
The promotion is an effort to collect nonperishable food for the Barnes County Food Pantry.
Rick Idland, general manager, said, âThis is such a caring community, and thereâs so much need out there.â
âI know everyone is doing their parts,â he said, citing the Valley City Parks and Recreationâs food drive at Ruckus at the Rec along with local car dealersâ âstuff the trunkâ promotions.
Valley Cityâs annual Salvation Army begins its 2012 bell-ringing campaign Friday, Nov. 23, the day after Thanksgiving.
The mission goal of $32,000 is $10,000 greater than last yearâs goal, a result of tremendous success last year combined with great need, said Isensee, the Barnes County Salvation Army chairman.
Last year the campaign raised double its goal of $22,000.
The Salvation Army is a Christian organization started in 1852 in England by William Booth and brought to the U.S. in 1880.
A Valley City city official was charged with misdemeanor duty upon striking an unattended vehicle last month.
The official was coming onto Sixth Street NE in Valley City near the intersection of Chautauqua Boulevard, and encountered a large city truck approaching from the opposite direction. The official moved to the right and hit a parked car. After inspecting both cars, the official decided the damage was minimal, and went on. Presumably, said the official, the truck driver called the police.
RHRA Architects announced it has opened an office in Valley City, North Dakota to better serve clients in Valley City and surrounding areas. The new office is located at 200 Central Avenue North in the newly renovated Straus Mall
âOur clients have a lot of new projects in development in or near Valley City and it only makes sense to open a local office to be able to better assist our customers.â said RHRA principal Brian Durgin.
It goes without saying that not every shot taken in a basketball game falls in, which is why many coaches focus on play after the shot. The difference between a team getting the ball back or giving it up falls in the hands of those underneath the basket grabbing rebounds.
In that regard, Valley City State University womens basketball coach Jill DeVries left pleased after the Vikings' 68-60 win over University of Minnesota â Crookston Monday at W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse.
Valley City High School theater cast spent Monday gearing up for their MASH production that begins Tuesday by practicing their last full dress rehearsal before the production. During the rehearsal, cast members wore the Korean War uniforms and relics they were looking for.
About a month ago, drama director Carol Foth put out a call to area Korean War vets to lend their uniforms and other war memorabilia to the school for students to use as costumes and props in their upcoming MASH production.
Special to the Times-Record
Nov. 15 marks the 37th Annual Great American Smokeout â a day when everyone is encouraged to lead tobacco-free lives to improve their overall health and quality of life.
âWeâre serious about protecting the health of North Dakotans, and the Great American Smokeout is a great opportunity to advance the most-powerful disease-prevention strategies we know: smoke-free policies,â said Vicki Voldal Rosenau, tobacco prevention coordinator at City-County Health District (CCHD).