Archive - 2012 - News Article
County Road #22(old #10), West of State #1 at the blinking light and East of the City of Sanborn, will be closed from Wednesday, April 11th 2012 until construction is completed. We anticipate completion date to be July 14th 2012
Raise your hand if you knew my mom Pat (Kranz) Larson. She was born in 1930. Thatâ€™s an important piece of trivia. I think that particular era explains what Iâ€™m about to share with you. She escaped her Electric Mobility Scooter and Iâ€™m certain was gifted working legs in the sky once she arrived. Sheâ€™s in Heaven now. Most of you only knew my mom from her scooter days after she had her stroke. She called it her Cadillac. She was the woman who would drive around the town with that extremely decorated electric scooter.
SANBORN, N.D. â€” â€śEight minutes, which ainâ€™t bad,â€ť business owner Terry Didier said as he clicked off the timer on the TV in the lobby of Didierâ€™s Ag Center located on Main Avenue in Sanborn.
â€śNow eight minutes might be the difference between life or death for a rescue team.â€ť
The Valley City City Commission explored the possibility of loaning itself $1 million from the Public Works department for permanent flood protection funding Monday night.
â€śThe immediate need is from May to the end of August when these buyouts will occur,â€ť said Commissioner Matt Pedersen. â€śThe ball is in motion, and I would like to see us come to an agreement that weâ€™re willing to borrow the million and in parallel, research the various mechanisms to pay it back.â€ť
Heavy black smoke resulted from an outside fire at Harvâ€™s Welding on 10th Street Southwest 10:40 a.m. Monday morning in Valley City. Valley City Fire Chief Gary Retterath said welding work was being done on a box attached to a truck, and rubber in the bottom ignited, causing minor damage to the box.
Some protest was heard over the impending Ninth Avenue Northwest reconstruction project Monday night, and the Valley City City Commission vowed to do what they could to make it right.
â€śI think the assessment is unfair,â€ť Ninth Avenue homeowner Mike Bresnahan told the commission. â€śIn my case, the amount being assessed is about $21,000. The amounts are ridiculous relative to the values of the homes.â€ť
BISMARCK, N.D. - With 16 candidates seeking nine offices, competition for party endorsement was stiff over the weekend at the North Dakota Republican Convention in Bismarck.
There were 1,940 delegates from the stateâ€™s 47 congressional districts registered for the convention, which is a 26 percent increase since 2010. However, as nominations began on Saturday, 1,666 delegates were present to vote by 1:47 p.m., but that number edged up to 1,717 by 1:33 p.m. Sunday according to the credentials committee.
Itâ€™s unusual for a business to celebrate its 100th birthday while simultaneously planning a retirement party, but manager Mike Schwehr and his crew at C.H. Carpenter Lumber company are doing just that.
â€śItâ€™s a little hard because youâ€™ve put so much into it,â€ť Schwehr said of the closing. â€śItâ€™s tough. Theyâ€™ve been good to us around here, the communityâ€™s supported us well. Weâ€™ve been thanking everybody for everything theyâ€™ve done over the years.â€ť
The Valley City Community Gardens are warming up for their fourth season, and for those who are itching to get their hands dirty, space is filling up rapidly. As of Thursday, eight 20 by 20 foot plots were still available to rent for the season at the gardens, located west of Riverside Gardens, just off of Tenth Street Southwest.
â€śThe soil out there is really nice right now,â€ť said Ellen Bjelland, Garden Steering Committee chair. â€śIt had alfalfa on it previously and people worked it a lot last year. Theyâ€™re in good shape.â€ť
The Barnes County Municipal Airport on the southern edge of Valley City has received the â€ś2011 General Aviation Airport of the Yearâ€ť award, said Tim Thorsen, president of the Airport Association of N.D.
The award was presented by the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission.
The award was presented March 6 at the Upper Midwest Aviation Symposium held in Bismarck. The award is sponsored by the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission in conjunction with the Airport Association of N.D.
This award is for excellence in maintaining safety, project management, and community awareness.