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May 11th

CVB celebrates tourism week with fountain unveiling

May 11, 2012

The Valley City Convention and Visitors Bureau, whose primary purpose is bringing visitors to the area, had a lot to celebrate Thursday. As part of National Tourism Week, the CVB celebrated new additions to Valley City.

“Tourism has been on the rise in Valley City as evidenced by increased accommodation tax collections and a rise in the food and beverage tax amount.  These are two funds that help quantify the number of visitors in the area.  Visitors signing in at the Rosebud Visitor Center has averaged over 2,000 a year,” said Mary Lee Nielson, marketing director of CVB.

May 10th

‘Little Sturgis of the North’

May 10, 2012

The 16th annual Cavalier Motorcycle Ride-In, “Little Sturgis of the North”, will be held in Cavalier, N.D., on Saturday, June 16th with other activities scheduled June 15 and 17.

Nick Faure named VCSU Valedictorian is

May 10, 2012

When Nick Faure began his four-year career at Valley City State University, he didn’t expect to have the opportunity to study abroad twice as well as play a key role in starting the Pre-Professional Club.
Faure, a Valley City native, took on the challenge of three majors: Chemistry, Health Science, and Biology. He was also involved in a number of activities on campus: he was president of the Pre-Professional Club, a member of Student Center, a Viking Ambassador and was involved in Spanish Club and the Environmental Task Force.

VCHS advisors win awards, NFLer speaks

May 10, 2012

Three Valley City High School staff members were recognized as “Advisors of the Year” for the “Fuel Up to Play 60 Program,” an in-school nutrition and physical activity program developed by the National Dairy Council, Midwest Dairy Council and the National Football League.

Food and consumer sciences teacher Beth Beckers, Sue Milender, the schools food services director, and physical education instructor Trevor Bakalar received their awards at a presentation at the VCHS theater on Wednesday, which included a visit from former NFL player John Taylor.

Don Mugan retiring from VCSU

May 10, 2012

Valley City State University technology education Professor and Great Plains STEM Education Center director Donald Mugan retires June 15 after 39 years as a teacher and administrator at VCSU.

His family and friends are invited to an open house from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Friday at the Valley City Eagles Aerie “to wish him well,” said Mugan’s daughter Bridget Mugan Rohan Wednesday.

STEM stands for Science Technology Engineering Mathematics.

It is a new way of looking at science and math education to make the disciplines more attractive to the current generation of students.

May 9th

Your Health: So, just what is new in nutrition?

May 9, 2012

Nutrition is constantly changing. Below you’ll read about both changes and some new research information.

Simplified food safety temperatures for meat. Food poisoning is a major concern, so it’s important to cook meat to the correct temperature.
If you undercook meat, salmonella may still be lurking and you will become ill.

With pork there is no need to worry about trichinosis anymore. This parasitic roundworm has not been a problem in commercially produce pork for years.

The USDA has now simplified the government’s recommendations for safe cooking temperatures.

VC awarded $513K for stabilization

May 9, 2012

Valley City Tuesday learned Gov. Dalrymple has agreed to give the city $513,447 in Community Development Block Grants to help pay for emergency riverbank stabilization along Main Street.

City Administrator David Schelkopf said Tuesday the grant money will allow Valley City to repair riverbank from west of the Elks walking bridge to the first building past a retaining wall on the north bank of the river.

The CDBG funds are designated for vital infrastructure improvements of $250,000 in the city of Cooperstown and $513,447 in the city of Valley City.

John Deere party offers chance for fundraising

May 9, 2012

A birthday bash for the John Deere company is in the works, and a call for volunteers has been made.

The farm machinery and implement company, which dates back to 1837, is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year that includes a city-wide celebration on Saturday, May 19.

To ensure the success of the event, the company is looking to entice volunteers through donations to their respective volunteer groups, including the local school districts.

May 8th

VC speech team competes at state

May 8, 2012

The VCHS Speech Team wrapped up its 2012 season with state competition and attempts to qualify for national competition this June in Indianapolis. Nick Lee was able to qualify for the National Forensic League Tournament and will compete with an original oratory about welfare reform at the national level. He will also compete in supplemental categories of poetry and storytelling.

Former VC resident celebrates 100th birthday

May 8, 2012

On April 10, 1912 LaLander Stadig Norman, “DUCK” was born in Binford, North Dakota and grew up in Valley City, ND. The day of his birth was the day the Titanic set sail.

His parents immigrated from Sweden. His father was John Norman who worked at the Fair Store in its hey day. His mother fed harvesters from a traveling cook car. As a lad, Duck helped her.

He graduated at age 15 from High School and went to Valley City Teachers’ College. Then he studied at the University of Michigan and studied 10 years to become an actuary.

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