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October 11th, 2012
Paul and Eugene Komrosky are in Valley Cityâs Mercy Hospital after being injured in an explosion that destroyed Paulâs house on 101st Avenue Southeast in the Eckelson area Tuesday, said Eugeneâs wife, Hilma Komrosky.
She said Paul is in the intensive care unit, and Eugene is in a regular room. âThey both received second-degree burns â very painful,â Hilma said.
Hilma said two Komrosky families were living in the residence at the time of the explosion â Paul and Jason Komrosky, and Jasonâs wife, Laura.
The Valley City Police Department is asking for information from possible witnesses to a hit and run that left a Valley City woman injured on Tuesday morning.
Tonya Bennett, co-owner of the Another Time restaurant on the southwest corner of Fifth Avenue and West Main Street, reported a regular customer had been hit by a young, female driver around 11 a.m. on Tuesday morning.
âShe came in and said that a black pickup with a young girl came speeding around the corner and she (the driver) had earphones in, hit her, and kept going,â Bennett said.
âBuyers remorseâ took on a whole new level in the case of one Oregon homeowner who is drawing national attention to a problem his family found themselves in.
Jonathan Hankins, of Klamath Falls, Ore., started a petition on Change.org that has gathered nation-wide support when he and his family began experiencing health problems after purchasing their new home. The suffering started with dry mouths and mouth sores, then Hankins started having sinus headaches and nosebleeds.
People who need help paying heating bills this winter may be eligible for assistance through the North Dakota Department of Human Services.
Barnes County Social Services began accepting applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) on Oct. 1. LIHEAP is a federally funded program administered through the state.
On Tuesday, Mari Quittschreiber at Social Services said so far about 100 people have signed up for the program.
âWeâve probably had less people applying now than last year at this time,â Quittschreiber said.
Money raised from Litchvilleâs Annual Pie and Pickinâ social will be used to help deal with a $5,000 milk bill left unpaid when Litchville Enterprises, which owned the townâs grocery store, closed down, said Arlene Andrus Monday.
To help, the Oct. 13 monthly Valley City Bluegrass Jam has been moved to Litchville, and will take place with the social.
Andrus, whoâs leading the effort, was a stockholder and former Litchville Enterprises board member.
Glendaâs Beauty Salon is still a buzzing and well-known salon in Valley City, but the owner, Glenda Sherman, has not worked there for a couple years due to a hand injury. Sherman now rents out four of the stations in her shop to individual stylists. Although sheâs been retired for a couple years, sheâll be officially celebrating with an open house later this month.
âIâve had two shops in Valley,â Sherman said of her lifelong career as a hairdresser.
Valley City Public School Administrators are developing a survey for parents, students, staff and possibly the general public to garner input on how the schools operate.
On Monday, schools superintendent Dean Koppelman said administrators would meet Tuesday to discuss the particulars of the survey, which will be opened roughly in the first week of November to coincide with parent-teacher conferences.
The Valley City State University Planetarium is celebrating its 20th birthday this year and only has a few shows left before campus construction puts it into a nine-month hiatus. In the meantime the university is hoping the planetarium can rekindle some old friendships and start some new ones.
âFriends of the Planetariumâ donate money to help the planetarium operate. Barnes County Museum Curator Wes Anderson teaches a physics course, âPlanetarium Science,â at VCSU and his students put together a new program every year.
Valley City High School drama students arenât only learning how to act in this yearâs production; theyâre also getting a feel for military life. Students are being taught to march properly and may even wear authentic Korean War uniforms.
Drama director Carol Foth said sheâd like to see if area Korean War veterans would be interested in lending their uniforms and other war memorabilia to the school for students to use as costumes and props in their upcoming MASH production.
The Southeast Region of the North Dakota Highway Patrol is keeping up with troopers in the oil patch when comparing overloaded truck citations issued this year compared to last year.
The agency said it had handed out more overload fees from January, 2012, through September than it had in all of 2011. While many of those citations were written in the bustling Bakken Oil Field, the rest of the state as seen some âheavy trafficâ as well.