Archive - Jan 31, 2013 - News Article
Clay S. Jenkinson left North Dakota in 1973 for college, and while he visited frequently, he didnât move back to his beloved home for 25 years. The North Dakota he left had changed, it was not the same âclunky wheat state of his youth.â
Jenkinson had changed too.
âAm I still a North Dakotan?â he asked himself in the essay âClay Jenkinson: a Native Sonâs Letter from the Plains,â one in a book of Jenkinsonâs essays that began as columns in the Bismarck Tribune.
TOP: Valley City High Schoolâs snow week royalty waits to find out who will be named king and queen at the coronation ceremony Wednesday at the Hi-Liner Activity Center. Pictured, left to right, are Steven Horner, Cassidy Wendler, Devon Liljenquist, Michaela Scherr, Kyle Knutson, and Destiny Winkler.
BOTTOM: VCHS Snow Week queen Cassidy Wendler, right, laughs as king Devon Liljenquist gives a royal wave to the crowd at the coronation ceremony Wednesday at the HAC.
The student body at Valley City State University has officially taken over sponsorship of the Valley City 2013 Daffodil Days campaign, said Michaela Halvorson, secretary of the VCSU Student Senate.
Halvorson, a freshman, said VCSU Science Professor Hilde van Gijssel proposed students pick up the responsibility from Bank Forward.
Bank Forwardâs Deb Kohler decided to pass the torch after three years of chairing the event for the bank.
During the American Cancer Societyâs Daffodil Days, donors are given daffodils in appreciation of their contributions.
Local Girl Scouts will soon begin their annual cookie sales again. Quiana Steele, new Daisy troop leader, said her girls, ages 5 and 6, will have booths set up all around Valley City.
âThe opening day (Feb. 9) weâll be at the basketball gameâ at Valley City State University, and a booth will be set up at one of the grocery stores in Valley City.
âThe girls are allowed to go door-to-door to sell the cookies, so youâll probably see a lot of that coming up,â Steele said.