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‘The Smile in The Sky’ Coming to Valley City

August 29, 2012

Duggy, “The Smile in The Sky” is coming to the Barnes County Municipal Airport Thursday, Sept. 6, and kids of all ages are invited.

The World War II-era DC-3 aircraft will be in Valley City as part of the happenings leading up to the Sept. 8 to 9 Wings and Wheels Air Show at the airport, said Toby McPherson, co-chair of the event with Lori Jury.

McPherson said Tuesday, “It’s a kids dream your dream program – it’s a smile in the sky.”

McPherson said the plane was built in 1943 as a World War II military transport aircraft.

Stampede to Draw Large Crowds

August 29, 2012

The biggest Labor Day weekend party in Barnes County, the annual Dazey Sodbusters Stampede and Bull-O-Rama, will take place Sunday at the Sibley Crossing on Lake Ashtabula.

This will be the 67th year for the event which has grown steadily to attract 3,000 people in recent years. Each year a Dazey Sodbusters Club member is selected to be honored as “Sodbuster of the Year.” This year’s honoree is Dale Kunze.

Kunze, 70, said he has been involved with the Sodbusters organization for more than 50 years.

Officials Assess Community Health

August 29, 2012

About two dozen city and county officials and health care workers met at the Health Education Center at Mercy Hospital for a community health assessment Tuesday morning.

The assessment was organized by the Valley City-Barnes County Health District and Mercy Hospital, and was used to develop a community health improvement plan, a requirement for City-County Health to be an accredited public health district and for the hospital to maintain it’s not-for-profit status.

Lift Stations Back to Normal Operation

August 29, 2012

Following a sewer emergency a week-and-a-half ago, all six motors from Valley City lift stations are installed and the crank is back to normal operating procedures.

The morning of Friday, Aug. 17, residents of Valley City were asked to conserve water as a precautionary measure when lift station motors failed, causing raw sewage to be dumped into the Sheyenne River.

“With the different inflows in the sewer system throughout the year, we kind of have seasons just like everything else,” Schelkoph said.

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