Archive - May 2012 - News Article
April showers bring May flowers, but May showers may ruin some Memorial Day weekend plans.
Fridayâs high temperatures are expected to drop from the low 60s into the 50s on Saturday, when rain clouds and possible thunderstorms are expected to spread throughout the region, which could linger into Sunday.
âRight now it looks like the best chance for thunderstorms will be Saturday night into Sunday,â said Jeff Makowski, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Grand Forks. âThereâs a chance for thunderstorms later Sunday night but theyâll be a little bit more scattered.â
A major change is in the works for the 2012-2013 school year that most students will probably not notice.
Following a nationwide media blitz earlier this year over lean, finely-textured beef â or âpink slime,â as it was dubbed â the United States Department of Agriculture will begin labeling the ground beef products it provides to schools so Americaâs schoolâs food service directors can make the decision as to whether they will include LFTB or not.
Jefferson Elementary School recently hosted a âSurvivorâ field day for students as a fundraising event, and it proved to be a success. Misti Kauffman, vice president of the PTO which helped establish the event, said it raised around $9,000 after expenses.
Kauffman said the event, which was organized with the help of the physical education department, was well-supported and will likely be done again next year.
CARRINGTON, N.D. â Tuesday marked an important moment in the history of Valley City and its neighbor to the north, Devils Lake.
âThis is a joint meeting of the Devils Lake Outlet Management Advisory Committee and also the Devils Lake Outlet Advisory Committee,â said Gov. Jack Dalrymple. âIf thatâs confusing you, youâre not the only one.â
The five candidates for the two open Valley City City Commission seats, and uncontested Barnes County Commissioners John Froelich and Cindy Schwehr, who are up for reelection this year, addressed the community at a candidate forum Tuesday night at the Hi-Liner Activity Center.
The forum, sponsored by the Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce and moderated by Mercy Hospital director Keith Heuser, was an opportunity for candidates to get their message out by answering questions from the community.
North Dakota residents are finally being recognized for more than their friendliness, hard work ethic, oil reserves and the Coen brothersâ movie âFargo.â
According to a report from Conning Research and Consulting, a Connecticut-based money management firm with $87 billion in assets, North Dakota ranked No. 1 in credit quality.
The rankings are based on 13 indicators including state revenue growth, year-over-year employment gains and foreclosure rates.
In November, the state was still ranked behind Wyoming.
Blake Curtis Dinger, 42, of Bloomer, Wiscinson was cited for fleeing to elude by Jamestown police officers after leading units from Barnes and Stutsman counties on a pursuit down Interstate 94.
Police Chief Ettinger of the Jamestown Police Department said that officers received a call that there was an erratic driver at about mile marker 256 in the east bound lanes of I94. Two Jamestown Police Department units soon got behind the Jeep Cherokee.
When the driver would not pull over, two sheriff department units from the Stutsman County Sheriffâs Department were called, Ettinger said.
Friday Valley City will be playing host to the family of singer Peggy Lee, in the area to attend the grand opening of the Midland Continental Depot Transportation Museum Saturday in Wimbledon, said Wes Anderson, curator of the Barnes County Historical Society Museum.
Anderson said he had heard from Leeâs family and some guests they would like to see some of the places in Valley City that their grandmother would have remembered from her time here.
From Ronald McDonald House to Disney World
âSeeing Paitynâs face light up, watching how excited she was.â Thatâs how Angie Elston described her favorite memory from her familyâs recent trip to Disney World.
Elston of Valley City is mother to four-year-old Paityn Elston whose dreams came true when she was granted a trip to Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla., by the Make-A-Wish North Dakota Foundation.
Valley Cityâs Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and AMVETS chapter along with auxiliaries from all city veteranâs organizations will participate in this yearâs Memorial Day observations in Valley City.
James Verwey, Barnes County Veterans Service Officer, said Monday along with the VFW and AMVETS organizations, auxiliaries from the VFW, AMVETS, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans and Eagles will be involved.