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Ashtabula restaurant, bar under new ownership

May 30, 2012

Those who spent Memorial Day weekend at Lake Ashtabula’s East Crossing resort might have noticed some new faces and a fresh coat of blue paint on the walls of the Ashtabula Crossing restaurant.

The popular eatery, located less than 20 miles from Valley City, is under new ownership as of April 9. Mary Jean Cuffe, formerly of Breezy Point, Minn., her sister Patty Hoff, and Patty’s husband Scott, formerly of Perley, Minn., purchased the restaurant and bar from former owner Bob Kelly.

Kadrmas in final year directing Derby

May 30, 2012

Tim Kadrmas will miss working with the kids and adult volunteers after he finishes this year – his final year – directing the Valley City Soap Box Derby, but after 18 years in the job he decided it was time.

“Looking at the faces of rookies coming down the track the first time you can see it is thrilling and exhilarating for them – you see the joy and fear and excitement in their faces.”

This year’s North Dakota Soap Box Derby takes place June 8 and 9 in Valley City.

Penalties steep for cow killers

May 30, 2012

The North Dakota Stockmen’s Association received an anonymous donation of $1,000 for its reward fund for information leading to the arrest of suspects involved in a pair of livestock shootings in Griggs County. The two incidents near Cooperstown involved the killing of four horses and three head of cattle. Authorities are also investigating a massacre of 14 cattle near Hankinson in Richland County.

Barnes County Sheriff Randy McClaflin said the occasional livestock shooting is not unheard of in the region.

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