Archive - Jan 2012 - News Article
The new Barnes County Water Resource District Board met Monday for its first meeting of 2012.
Jerry Hieb and John Kohler joined the board which already consisted of Jeff McMillan, Pat Hurley and Duane Lettenmeier.
"I want to say one thing, Jerry," Hurley said to Hieb during the meeting, "I'm glad you're on the board, you and John (Kohler), "I think it's going to be good."
At the beginning of the meeting, the board moved to make Hurley vice chairman and McMillan chair.
The Associated Press
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) â€” Retailers Shopko and Pamida say they plan to merge, creating a company with nearly 350 stores in 22 states.
Terms of the deal announced Wednesday weren't disclosed. The merger is expected to close in mid-February.
The companies, owned by investment firm Sun Capital Partners Inc., are focused on smaller and rural communities. Shopko, based in Green Bay, Wis., has 149 stores in 13 states and annual revenues of $2 billion. Pamida, based in Omaha, Neb., has 193 stores in 17 states, with revenues of $1 billion.
Larry Robinson, executive director of the Valley City State University Foundation, announced in the latest VCSU Donor Edition that scholarship allocations for the year had reached an all-time record of $757,000, due to the generosity of local residents and business.
Special to the Times-Record
A connection to the North Dakota prairie is what has inspired artist Molly McLain to create her art which is presently being shown at the Mercy Gallery located at Mercy Hospital in Valley City.
The candidates for the Jan. 24 recall election recently sat down with the T-R to share some of their views. City commission candidate Dewey Magnuson's interview appears below.
Duane (Dewey) Magnuson
Occupation: Employed with Perkins, Inc., since 1991
Education: 1987 graduate of VCHS, 1988 NDSCS diploma in Parts Management.
Family: Wife Darci, children Abby and Max, parents LeRoy and Karen, and brother Scott (Debbie) Magnuson.
Organizatons: Joined VC Fire Department in 1993, currently a member of VC/Barnes County Rescue Squad, certified diver and first responder.
The candidates for the Jan. 24 recall election recently sat down with the T-R to share some of their views. Incumbent Commissioner Ken Evenson is up against Dewey Magnuson to decide who will fill out the remaining two years of the four-year term ending in 2014.
Commissioner candidate Ken Evenson's interview appears below.
Ken Evenson, current City Commissioner, (middle of third term).
Occupation: Electrical lineman for Cass County Electric, 20+ years, and for City of Valley City, 20+ years.
Family: Wife Dotty, daughter Debbie and son Jeffrey.
A convicted sex offender who escaped from a prison transport van in eastern Barnes County in October 2011 changed his plea to "guilty" in Barnes County District Court Wednesday morning.
Joseph Matthew Megna, 30, was being transported from Florida to Washington state after being arrested on a warrant out of Franklin County, Wash. Megna fled the unlocked Extradition Transport of America van at the I-94 rest stop between Tower City and Oriska on Oct. 4, and was apprehended the next afternoon following a 22-hour manhunt.
Â Valley City State University has released a list of students who received academic honors for the fall semester of 2011.
THE PRESIDENTâ€™S ROLL OF HONOR:
The Presidentâ€™s Roll of Honor recognizes students who complete 12 semester hours or more with a grade point average of 4.0.
Aman, Ashlynn, Richardton, ND
Andersen, Apryl Elaine, Fargo, ND
Armstrong, Marcie D'ora, Rolette, ND
Bartholmy, Rachel, Scranton, ND
Bevan, Hayley, Valley City, ND
Bindas, Amanda Jo, Oxbow, ND
Bollingberg, Signe Ann, Fessenden, ND
Borkowski, Kathryn M, Fargo, ND
Brown, Amanda, Valley City, ND
The candidates for the Jan. 24 recall election recently sat down with the T-R to share some of their views. Mayor candidate Dean Ross's interview appears below.
Occupation: Officer with Valley City Police Department, 1973-2000, Chief of Police 2000-2011
Education: B.S. in Agricultural Economics from NDSU
Family: Wife Deb, daughter Jennifer (Bryan) Kriewald, son Michael (Erica) Ross, and four grandchildren.
Organizatons: Member of Our Savior's Church, ND Peace Officers Association, Fraternal Order of Police, and Valley City Eagles.
The candidates for the Jan. 24 recall election recently sat down with the T-R to share some of their views. Mayor candidate Bob Werkhoven's interview appears below.
Bob Werkhoven, current Valley City Mayor (term began June 2010)
Occupation: (retired) Former District Engineer at the North Dakota Department of Transportation.
Education: B.S. Civil Engineering from NDSU, Associate Degree Wildlife Management from Bottineau School of Forestry.
Family: Wife Darlene and children Dawn, (West Fargo) Dan (Valley City) and David (Jamestown).