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January 16th, 2013

A Message From Our Superintendent Dean Koppelman

January 16, 2013

*Special note: This is a message that Dean Koppelman sent out to the media and the parents of the Valley City School district via email. We thought it was such a good letter that some of you, who arn't on the school email list, would also like to read it.

Thank you, Times-Record Staff

Good evening everyone,

There are times I like to send information from a school board meeting when there are topics of importance to our district. Last night's meeting had several of those topics on the agenda and I would like to share some information with you.

January 15th

Cafe Concert Will Feature a Summer Theme

January 15, 2013

Valley City Junior Senior High School’s senior choir director Sheila Zinke said her choir students are busy planning a fun show for Valley City’s 25th annual cafe concert in a couple weeks.

The show, held Jan. 27 at 3 p.m., and Jan. 28 and 29 at 7 p.m. is the biggest fundraiser for the music department. Tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for children. Call Cindy Creviston at (701) 490-0231 to purchase them.
This year’s theme is “Fun in the Sun,” so “that conjures up all sorts of summer songs,” Zinke said.

Valley City Native Dies in House Fire

January 15, 2013

Valley City Native Sharon (Kvien) Cashatt died in a house fire in Rockford Ill. on Monday, Jan 7. Also killed in the fire was her son; Douglas Cashatt, 24; son Dominick Cashatt, 13; and her great-granddaughter Isabella Gonzalez, 10 months.

Sharon, 61, was a 1969 graduate of Valley City High School. She was born and raised in Valley City, by her parents Maurice and Dorothy Kvien, along with her brothers and sisters Ginny, Roger, Sharon, Mickey and Beth.

Special Olympic Winter Games Comes to VC

January 15, 2013

Rita Mae Grant is pretty excited about the upcoming 2013 Special Olympics Winter Games which will be held in Valley City on Friday and Saturday.

After all, she’s been competing for 41 years and even competed in the Special Olympic World Games in Nagano, Japan in 2001. She knows exactly what kind of excitement is coming for her and her snowshoeing teammates.

January 14th

BC Couple Wins Conservation Award

January 14, 2013

Special to the Times-Record

2012 Overall Conservation Award Winner

Wes andd Michele Elston are young, enthusiastic producers who have built their operation from the ground up.

They installed a manure management system in 2006, are planting cover crops, and continue to plant field, livestock and farmstead windbreaks throughout their 2,200 acre farm.

The Elstons have participated in EQUIP to enhance their grazing system and to improve soil health.

The couple has a three-year-old son, Ian, who loves riding in any tractor or farm implement when given the chance.

Conservation Fair to be Held in VC Jan. 16

January 14, 2013

The First Conservation Community Fair is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Valley City Eagles Club Riverside Room.

Representatives from the Barnes County Soil Conservation District; Barnes County 319 Watershed Project; NRCS (programs, soil health and range), FSA,North Dakota.

Study: DL Water Not Big Threat

January 14, 2013

Water from Devils Lake does not pose a big threat for catastrophic flooding in Valley City. The public learned this during a public forum Thursday sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul, Minn. District, and the City of Valley City, where they informed audience the results of the first phase of their feasibility study. The study also showed that some of the alternatives for flood risk management considered were not found to be cost effective and would not be justified for implementation as a federal project.

January 11th

Events Calendar: Jan. 11-30, 2013

January 11, 2013

Friday, January 11
Full Nelson Karaoke will be held from 8:30 p.m. to midnight in the Valley City American Legion Club rooms. Must be 21 or older to attend. The event supports Legion Baseball.

Saturday, January 12
Grace Free Lutheran Church ManCamp Gun Show, starting at 3 p.m. Join us for conversation and “show & tell” surrounding one of man’s favorite past-times: Firearms. An antique firearm collector will display multiple firearms ranging from the 1880’s to the modern era. Call 845-2753 for more information.

Valley City Students Let Out Early

January 11, 2013

Valley City School Superintendent Dean Koppelman announced Friday morning that all Valley City public schools would be dismissed 2 p.m. Friday and buses would leave at that time. At the same time, the district also announced all Friday and Saturday school activities were canceled.

Blonde On The Prairie: Can Thinkers Be Thankers?

January 11, 2013

Think. I do it often. I probably do it too much. It takes just one thought to turn into a whole universe of thoughts. I didn’t know myself well when I was two years old but I’m guessing I asked, “Why” a lot because I do now. I just can’t stop thinking once a subject is given to me. If you stop me on the street and tell me you’re planning on opening a new business I’m already thinking about who you need to call to make you the best sign in town. I’m already thinking of how to get you better wholesale pricing. I’m thinking of how the store should be set up for the perfect flow.

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