Archive - Apr 2012 - News Article
Rachel Goerke officially opened Sophia Ann Photography in September 2011 after moving to Valley City from California, and is looking to make a name for herself in the portrait business. But whose name is it?
âSophia was the first cat I ever owned, and Iâve always loved that name,â Goerke said. âAnd my middle name is Ann, so I thought weâd do something fun and cute.â
Originally from the East Bay area, an hour inland from San Francisco, Goerke was studying to be pre-med with dreams of becoming a pediatrician, but found a different path calling her.
The North Dakota State Board of University and School Lands, also referred to as the State Land Board, approved $25.6 million for statewide flood recovery projects in nine counties, with $500,000 of that going to 10 projects in Barnes County.
âThese state grants are an important part of our on-going work to help communities and rural areas across our state recover from last yearâs major flood events,â said Gov. Jack Dalrymple, chair of the State Land Board, in a news release. âWe will not waiver in our commitment to help meet these changes.â
The June 12 city election will see five candidates vying for two City Commissioner seats vacated by George Dutton and Jon Wagar. This week, the T-R will interview all five candidates to provide a better look at those seeking office and their take on the issues facing Valley City.
Going alphabetically, the first interviewee is candidate Bob Drake.
Occupation: Restauranteur for 40 years, lived in Valley City for 22 years
Education: High school, Delta College for 2 years
Family: Wife Tammy, seven sons and daughters and four grandkids.
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#1 May 1, 2012
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VCSU âBLEED CARDINALâ Blood Drive
Do you bleed Cardinal? Then show your Pride. Save a life. Maybe even win a VCSU T-shirt.
VCSU Athletic Department Blood Drive
Tuesday, May 1st from 9:30am â 3:30pm
VCSU Student Center Skoal Room
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or call: Coach Horner at 701-845-7423
#2 May 7, 2012
Find the Hero in you
Valley City Eagles
Monday, May 7th
I have a memory. Oh my do I have a memory. I remember things that could have been purged long ago and far away but my memory has memorized them and thatâs all there is to it. In the 10th grade I memorized Marc Anthonyâs speech at Caesarâs funeral. I do a very impressive dramatic impression of this grand Shakespearian moment. Stop me on the street any day and Iâll prove it. The point is I donât need to know this anymore for any reason other than I do. The whole entire speech lives long in my memory-but thatâs not all.
Valley Cityâs Junior and Senior High Science Olympiad teams had a strong showing at the North Dakota State Science Olympiad which took place at North Dakota State University on April 21.
The Junior High took third place overall out of 23 teams and the Senior High took 11th out of 24 teams.
The Wings and Wheels AirShow set for Saturday, September 8 at the Barnes County Municipal Airport north of Valley City is being dedicated to the memory of two long time aviators, Larry Lindemann and Bob Beyer.
Large donations from engineering firm Kadrmas, Lee and Jackson Inc. and the Valley City Dacotah Bank of $2,500 each are helping fund the show.
Chad Petersen, manager of the Valley City office of KLJ, said Thursday âWeâve done work with the airport for years and they have been a great client over the years.â
Students at Jefferson Elementary School joined an expected 37,000 people across the U.S. and Canada who were blowing bubbles in an effort to raise autism awareness, and set a possible world record in the process.
It was a time when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, volcanoes spewed fiery lava and pterodactyls roamed the skies searching for prey.
But upon closer inspection, the dinosaurs are made of painted cardboard, and the volcano is fashioned out of yards of draped tulle, making the perfect background for Valley City High Schoolâs elaborate 2012 prom theme: âFrom the Beginning of Time to the End of Time.â
âWe just thought a prehistoric theme would be fun, and âthe end of timeâ has a little bit to do with 2012,â said VCHS art teacher and prom advisor Carol Foth.
An event to raise awareness for Autism is try to set a Guinness Book of World Record Thursday at Jefferson elementary school in Valley City
Event coordinator Jennifer Cabezas of Valley City who has two Autistic twin boys said there is a lot about the neurological disorder that many people donât understand.