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May 17th

AgCountry Farm Credit Services Awards $24K in scholarships

May 17, 2012

AgCountry Farm Credit Services has awarded twenty-four $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors from northwest and west central Minnesota and eastern North Dakota. Criteria for selection included academic record, vocational promise, financial need, personal attributes and leadership/extra-curricular activities. The recipients are:

Jenna Gullickson, daughter of Scott and Wendy Gullickson, Spiritwood, N.D. Jenna graduates from Barnes County North – East Campus and plans to attend North Dakota State University.

Safe routes to school in VC Valley City

May 17, 2012

Safe Routes to School (SRTS ) is not simply a program to get students in Valley City to walk to school. It is to create an environment where citizens receive safe opportunities for more routine physical activity. Valley City received a SRTS grant to improve accessibility to sidewalks on a route from Mercy Hospital past the St. Catherine School and up to Jefferson School. The grant also provided for speed monitors to be put up at the schools.

Heroes honored by county officials

May 17, 2012

Two Jamestown residents, Cole Huber and Chelsey Fiebiger, were honored by the Barnes County Commission and the Sheriff’s Office with the county’s award for heroism on Tuesday.

The couple were presented plaques by Barnes County Sheriff Randy McClaflin at Tuesday’s commission meeting.

Legacy Place hosts 1st Nightingale Ceremony

May 17, 2012

“There’s nothing like being in a room full of nurses. In a small community like this, we all know each other by where we work,” Tamie Gerntholz, nursing director at The Legacy Place, exclaimed.

The Legacy Place hosted the first annual Nightingale Nursing Ceremony, an event to honor nurses in Barnes County, on Tuesday. About 100 guests showed up to take part in the eventful evening.

Valley City’s newest assisted living facility was filled with delighted nurses, both active and retired, reacquainting and reminiscing with past co-workers, classmates, and friends.

May 16th

Valley City picks Nevada man as new police chief

May 16, 2012

Valley City has chosen Fred Thompson, a just-retired captain with the Henderson, Nev., police department as new police chief, administrator David Schelkoph announced Wednesday afternoon.

Thompson will begin his new position the first week of June.
Current acting police chief Mark McDonald, VCPD Sgt. Doug Kiefert, Fred Thompson, Patricia Nowak and Ryan Evans were finalists for the job, and went through in-person interviews from May 8 to Tuesday.

Agrium supports V-500’s new sponsorship program

May 16, 2012

Agrium US Inc. of Rogers is the first business to pledge sponsorship of a V-500 Scholarship for a single student. V-500 has recently kicked off their new scholarship sponsorship program.

This program connects the donors to recipients in a personal fashion. This fall, a student receiving a $1500 V-500 scholarship will learn that Agrium US Inc. is the reason the scholarship is available to them.

Garden Corner

May 16, 2012

Most likely, you’ve been planning your vegetable garden since the seed catalogs began arriving in January. Our desire to begin planting increased with the warm days we had in March and finding that stores were beginning to stock their shelves with gardening tools, packages of seeds, and many new products offered for gardening. As if those motivators weren’t enough, the smells of freshly cut grass and newly tilled soil are a sure sign that we should be in our gardens.

VC schools honor teachers, staff

May 16, 2012

Last week the teachers and staff members received grants, awards and a free dinner, but more importantly they received appreciation.

The Valley City Public School District held its annual Teacher Appreciation Banquet at the Hi-Liner Activity Center last week, where 20 staff members - three of them retiring this year - were honored for their service to the district, and Carmelle Kuehn was named “Teacher of the Year.”

The Teacher of the Year award recipient is based on input from students, staff and administration.

VC students recognized at fine arts awards night

May 16, 2012

Students in grades 9-12 from Valley City High School were recognized for their achievements in fine arts Monday evening at the Hi-Liner Activity Center.

Awards were given in various fine arts programs at VCHS to students who excelled in various programs of fine arts throughout the school year.

The evening began with speech awards. Guest speaker Kristofer Kracht, a 1996 VCHS graduate, spoke to the audience about his time on Mrs. Langdahl’s VCHS speech team.

May 15th

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.

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