Archive - Jul 2012 - News Article
Special to the Times-Record
Three students from Sheyenne Valley Area Career Technology Centerâ€™s SkillsUSA chapter participated in national competition in Kansas City on June 23-27.
Tera Laney-Uecker competed in the promotional bulletin board placing 6th in the nation. Tera also served as a voting delegate for election of national SkillsUSA officers and other national business. Andrew Sadek competed in electrical construction wiring placing 17th in the competition.
Jed Hansen competed in computer maintenance technologies in which he placed 21st.
An elderly Kathryn man was taken into custody Saturday night in an incident that involved a North Dakota Highway Patrolman brandishing a taser.
State trooper Ben Kennelly observed that a vehicle driven by Charles Olsberg, 75, of Kathryn, failed to dim its headlights to oncoming traffic. Kennelly activated his emergency lights in an attempt to pull Olsberg over, according to an affidavit filed with the Barnes County Clerk of Court's Office, but Olsberg continued on his way home, driving over 42 mph in a 25 mile per hour zone and swerving to avoid another vehicle.
Members from the Sheyenne Valley Garden Club and other local gardeners showed their favorite flowers during the 28th annual flower show show.
The show, hosted by the garden club, was held Monday. Gardeners entered their most prestigious flowers and bouquets from their garden in this yearâ€™s show, called â€śGarden Favorites.â€ť
A public viewing was held from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Eagles Aerie.
Gardeners competed in horticulture divisions, which were based on single specimens of flowers, and artistic divisions, which featured bouquets made with a variety of flowers.
A debate on corn is growing across the country, and the question is who should eat what little corn is produced this year â€“ humans or machines?
Numbers released July 11 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) show the size of the current corn harvest, and how much of it is projected to be used for for ethanol fuel.
Many of us have fond memories of family picnics and outdoor cooking from childhood. All you needed was a blanket and some food and you could set up a picnic on your lawn, at a park or even in the living room in the winter.
Today, grills are prominent features on most patios and decks. If you havenâ€™t shopped for grills recently, you might be amazed at all the types of grills and grilling accessories.
Returning to Music at the Courthouse Lawn will be â€śThe Meyer Familyâ€ť from Valley City on Wednesday, July 18, beginning at 7:15 p.m..
Randie Meyer, son of DeMar and Shirley Meyer and Katie, daughter of Clarence and Lillie Olson, have been married for forty-two years. Their four children have been singing since they were two years old and now the fifteen grandchildren are asked to help â€śPass the Faith Alongâ€ť as one of the songs says.
Barnes County 4-H members who participated in the dog project had a chance to show off their work Friday at the dog show during Barnes County 4-H Achievement Days.
The show began at 5:30 p.m. at the North Dakota Winter Show building. Crowds gathered around to watch the 10 dogs and their owners compete in obedience and showmanship.
The dog show is an annual show held every July during the achievement days.
Ellen Bjelland, Barnes Countyâ€™s 4-H extension agent, said Barnes County is one of the few counties that does a dog show.
HOPE, N.D. â€“ â€śUnbelievable,â€ť a woman remarked as she inspected a 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 retractable convertible. The car, owned by Earl and Connie Behm of Valley City, was one of several dozen in the classic car show during â€śHope Days.â€ť
Over the the weekend the city of Hope celebrated its annual Hope Days and the 2012 Class Bash reunion of students from Hope, Luverne and Pillsbury.
This yearâ€™s events included a classic car show, 5K run/walk, demolition derby and a Sunday morning golf tournament.
Approximately one year ago, the Head Injury Association began a peer mentoring program. The purpose of the program is to assist families and individuals who have sustained a brain injury cope with the complexities and impact of this disability from acute care through community re-integration.
Barnes County is among the healthiest counties in North Dakota according to the University of Wisconsin.
The UWâ€™s Population Health Institute recently released its 2012 County Health Rankings and Roadmaps report, which found that Barnes Ranks No. 2 in the â€śHealth Outcomesâ€ť category, second only to Griggs County. Under â€śHealth Factors,â€ť Barnes was fifth, behind Bowman, Cass, Griggs and Burleigh.