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County Waits On Buyout Demolition

September 24, 2012

Time is ticking for the demolition of the three remaining Barnes County properties bought out by FEMA following the 2009 flood.

The county commission met Friday morning to approve an agreement giving the contractor hired for the demolition an extra two weeks to tear down three houses. Plecity’s Excavating, LLC, of Valley City, has until Oct. 15 to demolish the properties. The county’s deadline with FEMA to have the work completed is Nov. 1.

“We just don’t have any wiggle room,” said Commissioner Rodger Berntson.

VCSU, VCHS Celebrate Homecoming This Week

September 24, 2012

If you like parades and football games, then you’re in luck—this week’s full of them.

Valley City High School and Valley City State University both celebrate homecoming this week. Both schools will host a variety of activities for their students, and the week will end with parades, football and dances.
Monday, VCSU students will meet their homecoming court at 8 p.m. in Vangstad Auditorium. Following, self-trained hypnotist Chris Jones will entertain students with his unique act.

Republican Pig Roast Attracts 100

September 24, 2012

Nearly 100 District 24 Republican faithful gathered Saturday evening at Chautauqua Park for what the local party promises to be the first annual District 24 Republican Pig Roast.

People of all ages, from babies in arms to senior citizens gathered for the combination social and fundraising event with a chance to listen to candidates and bring home political yard signs for their favorite candidates.

Major speakers during the evening included District 24 Republican State House candidates Dwight Keifert and Myrene Peterson and District 24 State Senate candidate Keith Hovland.

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