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May 16th, 2012
Last week the teachers and staff members received grants, awards and a free dinner, but more importantly they received appreciation.
The Valley City Public School District held its annual Teacher Appreciation Banquet at the Hi-Liner Activity Center last week, where 20 staff members - three of them retiring this year - were honored for their service to the district, and Carmelle Kuehn was named â€śTeacher of the Year.â€ť
The Teacher of the Year award recipient is based on input from students, staff and administration.
Students in grades 9-12 from Valley City High School were recognized for their achievements in fine arts Monday evening at the Hi-Liner Activity Center.
Awards were given in various fine arts programs at VCHS to students who excelled in various programs of fine arts throughout the school year.
The evening began with speech awards. Guest speaker Kristofer Kracht, a 1996 VCHS graduate, spoke to the audience about his time on Mrs. Langdahlâ€™s VCHS speech team.
The April Students of the Month for Valley City Jr High School are Hunter Olstad, Brelynn Komrosky, Tabatha Branum, and Erik Milender. The criteria for selection is being a hardworking student, respect for staff and peers, and involvement in school activities.
Hunter Olstad, 7th grade, is the son of Mike and Jackie Olstad. His favorite subjects in school are social studies and science. Involvement in extracurricular activities are tennis, golf, and theater. Hunterâ€™s hobbies are drama, science, and tennis.
If you want to spend some high-quality time with your children, look no farther than your backyard or community garden.
Gardening with your children offers an opportunity to relax, be active and have fun together while preparing them for life.
The National Gardening Association surveyed garden program leaders and found that gardening improves the following characteristics in children:
The Valley City Area Concert Association had its very last concert Thursday, May 10, and has ended as an organization. â€śA total decapitation of our executive board combined with a shrinking and aging audience and increasing costs itâ€™s just been harder and harder to make these concerts happen,â€ť explained Wes Anderson, who is a volunteer member of the concert association board.
Their last of many concerts usually held in VCSUâ€™s Vangstad Auditorium or Froemke Auditorium featured â€śMETALES M5,â€ť Mexicoâ€™s finest young brass quintet whose members live in and around Mexico City.
NOME â€“ The Barnes County Water Resource District Board met Monday with an agenda that included the Thordenskjold Drain Assessment District in the southeast portion of the county and a proposed outlet on Ten Mile Lake in the northwestern section of the county.
The assessment district for the Thordenskjold drain near Nome has grown from less than 8,000 acres to 23,400 acres.
Remember when Saturday Night in your hometown was a big deal? Everyone came to town to meet up with friends and enjoy visiting, shopping, dancing, eating, and cruising!
Two local mechanics have shown the state, AAA and the Ford Motor Company they know their way around an automobile.
Sheyenne Valley Area Career and Technology Center Students Brandon Compson and Dillon Baasch were at the West Fargo Fairgrounds with their automotive technology instructor Jim McFadgen to compete in the state finals of the 2012 Ford AAA Student Automotive Skills competition. The pair took second place for their efforts.
Tech center director Jeff Bopp said he received a picture from McFadgen on his phone of the winning team.
A Valley City man was honored by the Valley City Education Association as the 2011 â€śFriend of Educationâ€ť at Wednesday nightâ€™s teacher appreciation banquet at Valley City High School.
Local carpenter and Vietnam war veteran Dean Pedersen received the award, which is given to people who support education in extraordinary ways without being an employee of the district.
Pedersen, who was blinded by a hand grenade during the war, speaks to the freshman English classes during their unit on Vietnam.
Family and friends described the late Jodi Kvien Opatz in numerous ways-- caring compassionate and protective. â€śShe would do anything for me,â€ť said her son Jaustin, 10.
Opatz passed away Friday, only two days before she was to celebrate Motherâ€™s Day with Jaustin, his brother Jaiden, 15, and sister Jara, 13.
On a Facebook page created in memory of Opatz, her eldest son Jaiden wished her a happy Motherâ€™s Day on Sunday. Others shared their memories, one recalling her beautiful smile.