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May 24th

‘Survivor’ Field Day fundraiser successful

May 24, 2012

Jefferson Elementary School recently hosted a “Survivor” field day for students as a fundraising event, and it proved to be a success. Misti Kauffman, vice president of the PTO which helped establish the event, said it raised around $9,000 after expenses.

Kauffman said the event, which was organized with the help of the physical education department, was well-supported and will likely be done again next year.

Joint board discusses Devils Lake outlets

May 24, 2012

CARRINGTON, N.D. – Tuesday marked an important moment in the history of Valley City and its neighbor to the north, Devils Lake.

“This is a joint meeting of the Devils Lake Outlet Management Advisory Committee and also the Devils Lake Outlet Advisory Committee,” said Gov. Jack Dalrymple. “If that’s confusing you, you’re not the only one.”

Meeting the public: Candidates vie for votes

May 24, 2012

The five candidates for the two open Valley City City Commission seats, and uncontested Barnes County Commissioners John Froelich and Cindy Schwehr, who are up for reelection this year, addressed the community at a candidate forum Tuesday night at the Hi-Liner Activity Center.

The forum, sponsored by the Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce and moderated by Mercy Hospital director Keith Heuser, was an opportunity for candidates to get their message out by answering questions from the community.

May 23rd

Conning Research says ND has best credit

May 23, 2012

North Dakota residents are finally being recognized for more than their friendliness, hard work ethic, oil reserves and the Coen brothers’ movie “Fargo.”

According to a report from Conning Research and Consulting, a Connecticut-based money management firm with $87 billion in assets, North Dakota ranked No. 1 in credit quality.

The rankings are based on 13 indicators including state revenue growth, year-over-year employment gains and foreclosure rates.

In November, the state was still ranked behind Wyoming.

Wisconsin man led officers on I-94 pursuit

May 23, 2012

Blake Curtis Dinger, 42, of Bloomer, Wiscinson was cited for fleeing to elude by Jamestown police officers after leading units from Barnes and Stutsman counties on a pursuit down Interstate 94.

Police Chief Ettinger of the Jamestown Police Department said that officers received a call that there was an erratic driver at about mile marker 256 in the east bound lanes of I94. Two Jamestown Police Department units soon got behind the Jeep Cherokee.

When the driver would not pull over, two sheriff department units from the Stutsman County Sheriff’s Department were called, Ettinger said.

Peggy Lee family visiting VC

May 23, 2012

Friday Valley City will be playing host to the family of singer Peggy Lee, in the area to attend the grand opening of the Midland Continental Depot Transportation Museum Saturday in Wimbledon, said Wes Anderson, curator of the Barnes County Historical Society Museum.

Anderson said he had heard from Lee’s family and some guests they would like to see some of the places in Valley City that their grandmother would have remembered from her time here.

May 22nd

Local girl is granted her wish

May 22, 2012

From Ronald McDonald House to Disney World

“Seeing Paityn’s face light up, watching how excited she was.” That’s how Angie Elston described her favorite memory from her family’s recent trip to Disney World.

Elston of Valley City is mother to four-year-old Paityn Elston whose dreams came true when she was granted a trip to Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla., by the Make-A-Wish North Dakota Foundation.

Vet groups plans for Memorial Day

May 22, 2012

Valley City’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and AMVETS chapter along with auxiliaries from all city veteran’s organizations will participate in this year’s Memorial Day observations in Valley City.

James Verwey, Barnes County Veterans Service Officer, said Monday along with the VFW and AMVETS organizations, auxiliaries from the VFW, AMVETS, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans and Eagles will be involved.

Local law enforcement joins national blitz

May 22, 2012

It takes three seconds and it can save your life.

The Valley City Police Department and the Barnes County Sheriff’s Office is participating in a seatbelt blitz as part of a national “Click It or Ticket” campaign that will run from May 21 to June 3.

“We write seatbelt citations throughout the year, but we won’t give any warnings for a two-week period here,” said Barnes County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Hager.

Valley City Police Sgt. David Swenson said in news release wearing a seat belt is the single most effective way to reduce motor vehicle fatalities.

May 21st

Mercy administrator Heuser honored by AHA

May 21, 2012

Keith Heuser, administrator of Valley City’s Mercy Hospital, has been named North Dakota’s sole Grassroots Champion for 2012 by the American Hospital Association.

The AHA in partnership with the state hospital associations, last week awarded 52 people with the award. As Grassroots Champions these individuals are being recognized for exceptional leadership in generating grassroots and community activity in support of a hospital’s mission.

Friday Heuser said he was presented with the award at a Grassroots Champion breakfast last week in Washington, D.C.

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