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September 21st

Blonde on the Prairie: Recognize Autumn with a Sweater

September 21, 2012

I woke up and for some odd reason I could only talk in a British accent. I’m a mimicker and mimickers many times mimic other distinctive dialects. When I want to sound harsh I break out my best Russian. I pucker my face and make my forehead purposefully furrow. Though most Russians are very kind people, their language comes across as a bit harsh. “Please. Take garrrr-bage out now,” I mimic like I mean it and my name is Svetlana rather than Jodi. The real Russians in my life call me “Jodichka.” That can never sound harsh because it’s so endearing.

Birds Up, Habitat Down

September 21, 2012

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department says there is an increase in ducks and pheasants in the state this year, but some of last season’s hunting grounds will be missing this year.

Saturday is the opening day for the North Dakota residents’ hunting season for ducks, coots, mergansers and geese. The NDGF released a report last week that showed an increase in duck numbers based on surveys conducted over the summer.

Impact World Tour Comes to St. Kate’s

September 21, 2012

Special to the Times-Record
Students, staff and guests at Valley City’s St. Catherine School were entertained this week by one of the groups touring with the Impact World Tour.
A free public appearance by one of the tour groups, GX International, takes place 7 p.m. Friday (tonight) at the North Dakota Winter Show.

September 20th

City to Sell Buyout Homes

September 20, 2012

Not all homes that the city has acquired through the voluntary acquisition program will be demolished.

During Monday’s meeting, the Valley City City Commission voted unanimously to sell some of them for relocation.

After some discussion, city commissioners decided to go ahead and sell at least seven of the 29 homes the city will own that they deem to be in good enough condition to sell.

Impact World Tour Coming to Valley City

September 20, 2012

Special to the Times-Record
This month, 100 world-class athletes, performers, and champions will give their time to present a series of messages across Valley City and Jamestown, said the Rev. Foster Beckstrand, pastor of the Dazey Assembly of God Church.
The no-charge Impact World Tour will bring lively daytime school assemblies, followed by events throughout the region from Sept. 14 to 23.
Sponsors say the Impact World Tour is not an event, but an experience.

VCHS Yearbook Wins NYPE Award

September 20, 2012

The 2011-2012 Valley City High School yearbook staff received national recognition from the Minneapolis-based Jostens company which produces school yearbooks and rings, and other items, including the NFL Superbowl rings.

The latest edition of the VCHS Yearbook achieved the National Yearbook Program of Excellence (NYPE) designation for the 2011-2012 school year.
Kristi Shanenko, the faculty advisor to the yearbook staff said last year’s staff only had four people: Destiny Winkler, editor, Jenna Mairs, Alexa McCulloch and Arelle Krueger.

September 19th

Guard Money Secured

September 19, 2012

The Valley City City Commission accomplished a lot Monday during their regular meeting, where they took steps in securing land for the National Guard and private sector development.

Jennifer Feist of the Valley City/Barnes County Development Corp. presented the commission with several requests, all which aid in the financing for the National Guard’s new facility and in private sector development.

The city approved a request from VDC for a portion of future sales tax revenue to secure financing for the new $31.6 million Guard facility.

County Makes Two Board Appointments

September 19, 2012

The Barnes County Commission met Tuesday and among other things, appointed David Vareberg to the Barnes County Weed Board and Andre DeLorme to the Barnes County Park Board.

About 10 months ago DeLorme, a VCSU professor, was a possible pick for the Barnes County Water Resource District Board, and was supported by Commissioner Phil Leitner.

Commissioner Cindy Schwehr said she supported DeLorme for the park board.
“I really like him,” she said. “He’s passionate about that river... I like him, I’ve worked with some of the kids he teaches, they like him, he’s just a likable guy.”

New Shopko Sign Installed

September 19, 2012

Valley City’s brand new Shopko Hometown Store will open for the first time Sunday, Sept. 23, albeit on a limited basis, said assistant manager Sue Martin Monday.

Along with Sunday’s informal partial opening, a grand opening has been set for 8:30 a.m. Oct. 18, when the fully stocked store will be open to the public for the first time, Martin said.

On Wednesday, Jack and Cody States of Indigo Sign Works were hard at work putting up massive signs announcing the new store name both just off the Main Street West frontage road and on the front of the building.

September 18th

Red Knights Annual 911 Run

September 18, 2012

Special to the Times-Record
Members of the Red Knights of North Dakota Chapter 1 gather Sunday at the Valley City Fire Department for the motorcycle club’s annual 911 Run. The club, made up of firefighters from Barnes County and the surrounding area, raises money for those in need from its annual ride close to Sept. 11. The 911 ride takes place annually, and this year’s event took place Sept. 16.

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