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VCJHS selects Students of the Month

May 15, 2012

The April Students of the Month for Valley City Jr High School are Hunter Olstad, Brelynn Komrosky, Tabatha Branum, and Erik Milender. The criteria for selection is being a hardworking student, respect for staff and peers, and involvement in school activities.

Hunter Olstad, 7th grade, is the son of Mike and Jackie Olstad. His favorite subjects in school are social studies and science. Involvement in extracurricular activities are tennis, golf, and theater. Hunter’s hobbies are drama, science, and tennis.

Garden with your kids

May 15, 2012

If you want to spend some high-quality time with your children, look no farther than your backyard or community garden.

Gardening with your children offers an opportunity to relax, be active and have fun together while preparing them for life.

The National Gardening Association surveyed garden program leaders and found that gardening improves the following characteristics in children:

*Environmental attitudes
*Self-confidence
*Social skills
*Leadership skills
*Nutritional attitudes
*Scholastic achievement

VCACA ending after 46 years

May 15, 2012

The Valley City Area Concert Association had its very last concert Thursday, May 10, and has ended as an organization. “A total decapitation of our executive board combined with a shrinking and aging audience and increasing costs it’s just been harder and harder to make these concerts happen,” explained Wes Anderson, who is a volunteer member of the concert association board.

Their last of many concerts usually held in VCSU’s Vangstad Auditorium or Froemke Auditorium featured “METALES M5,” Mexico’s finest young brass quintet whose members live in and around Mexico City.

Water board to float drain plans

May 15, 2012

NOME – The Barnes County Water Resource District Board met Monday with an agenda that included the Thordenskjold Drain Assessment District in the southeast portion of the county and a proposed outlet on Ten Mile Lake in the northwestern section of the county.

The assessment district for the Thordenskjold drain near Nome has grown from less than 8,000 acres to 23,400 acres.

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