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July 20th, 2012
There are no losers in Valley Cityâs Hunger Free North Dakota Garden Project.
Low-income residents get fresh local fruit and vegetables for their tables, and gardeners with an excess of produce have an appreciative recipient for the surplus.
Ellen Bjelland of the Barnes County Extension office said Thursday the project starts Monday, July 23.
City and Barnes county officials met with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Thursday to talk about flooding issues in Valley City and along the Sheyenne River Valley.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Mississippi Valley Division Commander Maj. Gen. John Peabody and St. Paul District Commander Col. Michael Price visited a number of North Dakota communities this week, and Valley City was their last stop.
The North Dakota Stockmenâs Associationâs reward fund for two cases of livestock shootings in the state has risen from a combined $2,000 to $14,100.
The organization has had standing rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person caught stealing, butchering or shooting cattle, horses or mules in the state since 1929.
NDSA Board Chairman Steve Brooks said there is a growing groundswell of citizen support for the victims of such crimes.
At 3:45 a.m. on Tuesday, local law enforcement was asked to help on a traffic stop on Interstate 94 westbound from Absaraka by two Cass County Sheriffâs Deputies.
The deputies had pulled over Kelly James Davis, 36, of Bend, Ore., on I-94. Police in Hutchinson, Minn., had issued an âattempt to locateâ on him after he allegedly shot rounds from a semi-automatic hand gun into the ground and air in a dispute with another man in Hutchinson. Davis left the scene in a white, Ford Shelby Mustang and law enforcement received word he was heading west to Oregon.
West Main Street in Valley City is lined with local businesses and swarming with traffic, but hidden behind a bounty of vines, shrubs and trees is a quaint photo studio and long-time business of Valley City called Matsonâs Studio.
The owner of the studio, Ken Matson, has been a photographer in Valley City for 58 years. He retired last year at the age of 85.
Although retired, Matsonâs passion for photography never ran out. He still shoots photos for fun and remains the family photographer.
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Returning to their home venue this summer, the LaMoure County Summer Musical Theatre is producing The Apple Tree, a musical revue presenting three stories: The Diary of Adam and Eve, The Tiger or the Lady, and Passionella. Based on short stories by Mark Twain, Frank Stockton, and Jules Feiffer, this musical offers many opportunities for local talent, including Jane Anderson, Bob Muhs, and Michael Spiese, veteran performers who are returning to the LCSMT stage again this year.
The gauntlet has been thrown and the flags will fly as the Barnes County Sheriffâs deputies will face off against the Valley City State University Vikings in a flag football game next month.
The Aug. 9 event, organized by Deputy Scott Crump, will be a fundraiser to buy equipment for the deputy reserves.
âI wanted this to be a community thing, not just for the deputies,â Crump said. âIt takes a lot to plan; itâs really brand new.â
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Three students from Sheyenne Valley Area Career Technology Centerâs SkillsUSA chapter participated in national competition in Kansas City on June 23-27.
Tera Laney-Uecker competed in the promotional bulletin board placing 6th in the nation. Tera also served as a voting delegate for election of national SkillsUSA officers and other national business. Andrew Sadek competed in electrical construction wiring placing 17th in the competition.
Jed Hansen competed in computer maintenance technologies in which he placed 21st.
An elderly Kathryn man was taken into custody Saturday night in an incident that involved a North Dakota Highway Patrolman brandishing a taser.
State trooper Ben Kennelly observed that a vehicle driven by Charles Olsberg, 75, of Kathryn, failed to dim its headlights to oncoming traffic. Kennelly activated his emergency lights in an attempt to pull Olsberg over, according to an affidavit filed with the Barnes County Clerk of Court's Office, but Olsberg continued on his way home, driving over 42 mph in a 25 mile per hour zone and swerving to avoid another vehicle.
Members from the Sheyenne Valley Garden Club and other local gardeners showed their favorite flowers during the 28th annual flower show show.
The show, hosted by the garden club, was held Monday. Gardeners entered their most prestigious flowers and bouquets from their garden in this yearâs show, called âGarden Favorites.â
A public viewing was held from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Eagles Aerie.
Gardeners competed in horticulture divisions, which were based on single specimens of flowers, and artistic divisions, which featured bouquets made with a variety of flowers.