Archive - Apr 30, 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?
â€śSophia was the first cat I ever owned, and Iâ€™ve always loved that name,â€ť Goerke said. â€śAnd my middle name is Ann, so I thought weâ€™d do something fun and cute.â€ť
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.
â€śThese state grants are an important part of our on-going work to help communities and rural areas across our state recover from last yearâ€™s major flood events,â€ť said Gov. Jack Dalrymple, chair of the State Land Board, in a news release. â€śWe will not waiver in our commitment to help meet these changes.â€ť
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.