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Sophia Ann snaps into photography world

April 30, 2012

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?

“Sophia was the first cat I ever owned, and I’ve always loved that name,” Goerke said. “And my middle name is Ann, so I thought we’d do something fun and cute.”

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.

BC gets $500K in flood money

April 30, 2012

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.

“These state grants are an important part of our on-going work to help communities and rural areas across our state recover from last year’s major flood events,” said Gov. Jack Dalrymple, chair of the State Land Board, in a news release. “We will not waiver in our commitment to help meet these changes.”

Bob Drake runs for city commission

April 30, 2012

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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