July 9th, 2012
There isnât much that can change a baseball gameâs momentum more than a big home run.
But after allowing a two-run game-tying dinger to deep centerfield in the third inning of the teamâs second game with Lidgerwood Friday at Charlie Brown Memorial Field, Valley City Post 60 pitcher Austen Meyer was determined to keep his chin up.
âYouâve just got to come back and get the next guy,â Meyer said.
Instead, he and the rest of his team responded in the best way possible.
JAMESTOWN â As Shar Bernsâ husband looked her in the eyes and told her that her best friend, a woman she had come to love in the past eight years, was dead, Berns could hardly muster a response.
âWe were supposed to have lunch next Thursday. It just, it just doesnât seem real,â she said.
Her friend, Allison Deutscher, 36, along with her husband Aaron, 34, and 18-month-old daughter Brielle, of West Fargo, were killed Friday evening in a head-on collision on Interstate 94 west of Jamestown.
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Bank Forward Valley City announces staffing changes.
Jonelle Langemo has been promoted to Personal Banking Supervisor.
Recent new hires are Krista Briss, Ryan Mehus and Michelle Wobbema as Personal Bankers; Sarah Omdahl as an Administrative Assistant and Scott Tweed as a Loan Officer (Agriculture).
Langemo has been employed with Bank Forward since June 2008 and has four years banking experience.
Briss attends Valley City State University and has customer service experience.
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Paul Drabus, of Valley City has been promoted to the rank of staff sergeant with the North Dakota Army National Guard. He serves with Detachment 1, Company B, 231st Brigade Support Battalion, a Valley City-based maintenance unit. The promotion comes with the new assignment as a squad leader.
Drabus joined the National Guard in April 1997 and has been trained as a metal worker and utilities equipment repairer.
He served on a 15-month mission to Iraq from December 2003 through February 2005 and on a 12-month mission to Kosovo from 2009-10.
The Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement with Gowan Construction, Inc., an Oslo, Minn., based company the EPA had accused of violating the Clean Water Act.
The company agreed to pay $40,000 for violations on a project on Interstate 29 near Harwood, along one of the last stretches of the Sheyenne River before it reaches West Fargo and eventually drains into the Red River of the North.
LAKE ASHTABULA, N.D. â Several dozen people looked quizzically to the sky on Saturday as a small airplane, flying very low, coasted over the lakeâs landings and campgrounds. The plane was just another fiber in a slowly unraveling rope that is tying together a very unusual case in Valley City.
Amber Marcia Glatt, a 22-year-old Valley City State University student, was reported missing at 10:10 p.m., July 4, by her boyfriend Andy Mushet.
It happened again this week. That thing the moon does. It gets plump and full. That big, protective moon sat perched shining life onto the dark, provocative night. I sat under it looking up wondering whatâs itâs like shining light onto the dark, provocative night from way up there. At that point I smiled not just at the moon protecting me âbut at eternity. Iâm certain that plump, golden moon disappeared until next time knowing it had affected me so.
A total of 37 Valley City seventh and eighth-graders and parents went on this yearâs Washington, D.C. Tour, May 29 through June 1, said Mike Watterson, program director for the past 20 years.
Other leaders on the tour were course leader Alex Mathews of World Strides,â and bus driver Todd Walls of the James River Bus Co.
Those on the tour stayed at the Radisson Hotel in Largo, Md.
Watterson said the tour was arranged through World Strides Tours of Charlottesville, Va.
Talks are underway to immortalize a Barnes County nurse with a scholarship at Valley City State University in her name.
Erma Overby passed away on June 4 at age 87. At a regular meeting of the Valley City-Barnes County Health District Board, board member Sharon Buhr called her âa champion of public healthâ and said the City-County Health District should honor her with a scholarship.
âShe was so incredible in terms of bringing Barnes County into the common era for public health,â Burh said.
There has been a lot of controversy in the past year about whether sunscreen is effective against skin cancer or not. It was even brought up that sunscreen potentially caused skin cancer. In 2012, the FDA implemented new guidelines for sunscreens on the market and how they can be labeled to let people know what they are buying and how protected they really are.