Archive - Aug 29, 2013 - News Article
A fund has been set up at Dacotah Bank for Geraldine (Gerri) Knutson, 65, of Valley City, who was seriously injured in a multi-vehicle accident Friday, Aug. 16. A CaringBridge website has also been set up for her at www.caringbridge.org/visit/geraldinegerriknutson. Visitors to the site can track her recovery progress and leave messages on the guestbook.
Knutson's 2012 Chevrolet Impala was struck head-on on Main Street by a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed, estimated by the North Dakota Highway Patrol at about 70 mph.
Because of extremely high temperatures across North Dakota including Barnes County this week, the state health department is urging everyone to take precautions to protect their health, said Dr. Terry Dwelle, state health officer for the North Dakota Department of Health.
The National Weather Service predicts temperatures in the high 80s and low 90s through Saturday, with the Wednesday heat index value at 95.
Washington Elementary School students have a new principal this year. Chad Lueck replaces Wayne Denault, who retired the end of last school year. Lueck said he is excited to join the district.
Before taking the job in Valley City, Lueck worked in the Litchville-Marion School district for seven years, five of which he was the elementary principal.
Lueck, originally from Lidgerwood, N.D., graduated from Valley City State University with a degree in elementary education, and received his master's degree in educational leadership from Tri-College University.
Fall driving means more than watching out for school buses, motorists must also pay close attention to the possibility of encountering large, slow-moving harvest equipment while traveling on country roads.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation wants to urge motorists to use caution and share the road with harvest equipment during harvest.