Archive - Apr 25, 2012 - News Article
Three Barnes County North students have achieved âstraight Aâs.â
âArrows,â that is.
Sisters Hope and Hannah Willson, fifth and seventh graders, respectively, and senior Cody Beach qualified for the 2012 NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program) National competition in Louisville, Ky., on May 10 and 11 following the state competition that saw the school finishing fourth as a team in the senior high division.
âWe were 15 points from third,â said coach Kurt Wagner at the BCN School Board Meeting last Wednesday. âNext year.â
Plans to build a shared use path in Pioneer Park are going forward this year, and a new bridge is under construction to accommodate both bikes and pedestrians.
The heavy lifting on the bridge is being handled entirely by shop superintendent Jim Olstad, who has worked for the Valley City Park District for 35 years.
The bridge is a side project that Olstad works on periodically in the Park District maintenance shop at City Park.
âItâs just me, but I have tools to help,â Olstad said of the large amount of metal going into the bridge. âI move it all by myself.â
Valley City State Universityâs spring semester is coming to a close, and with graduation right around the corner, the university has announced its keynote, graduate and undergraduate commencement speakers.
Ken Astrup, General Manager of the Dakota Plains Cooperative in Valley City will be the keynote speaker at VCSUâs graduation ceremony on May 12 in the W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse in southwest Valley City.