Archive - Jun 20, 2012 - News Article
With summerâ€™s arrival, families turn to the age-old question: â€śWhat should we do for a summer vacation?â€ť Well, there are the usual answers and then thereâ€™s something that is fairly new to our vocabulary â€“ staycations.
According to Websterâ€™s Dictionary and Wikipedia, staycation is a newly coined term for a period in which an individual or family stays and relaxes at home, possibly taking day trips to area attractions. They became popular during our countryâ€™s recent financial downturn as families sought inexpensive ideas for spending time together.
Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce and North Dakota Winter Show boards have decided to consolidate their staffs and name Winter Show Manager Dawn Riley executive vice president of the Chamber.
The two groups notified members of the agreement in an email message sent late Tuesday morning.
Tuesday Riley said she learned of the decision to consolidate Monday.
Terry Didier, owner of Didier's Ag Center in Sanborn, reported a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train blocking the exits in the city at 10:33 a.m. Tuesday, like he does almost every day when a train blocks off the city. Over an hour later, the Barnes County Commission decided to get tough with BNSF over the Sanborn situation after a scheduled discussion at a county commission meeting.
The county approved overtime for the Sheriff's Office to monitor the trains and cite the engineers who park longer than state law allows. The office will also look into video surveillance.