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July 10th, 2012
The majority of Mondayâ€™s regular meeting of the Barnes County Water Resource District was spent reviewing the status of past, present and future water projects the board has been involved with in the county.
The expansion of local lakes has been a frequent focus of the board and Monday was no exception.
Bethany Reiten combines her love for animals and writing in a 4-H service project, which she says has helped her learn that helping others is an important part of life.
A Valley City woman who went missing last week has made contact with her mother.
Amber Glatt, 22, a Valley City State University student who has been missing since July 4, called her mother from a pay phone late Monday evening. It was the first time anyone had heard from her in nearly a week.
â€śItâ€™s a huge relief,â€ť Glattâ€™s Mother, Amy Rines, said late Monday night. â€śI will see her tomorrow. The airports are closed tonight or else weâ€™d be going tonight.â€ť
Glatt has had bouts of reoccurring amnesia since suffering a head injury in 2010.
JAMESTOWN â€” As Shar Bernsâ€™ husband looked her in the eyes and told her that her best friend, a woman she had come to love in the past eight years, was dead, Berns could hardly muster a response.
â€śWe were supposed to have lunch next Thursday. It just, it just doesnâ€™t seem real,â€ť she said.
Her friend, Allison Deutscher, 36, along with her husband Aaron, 34, and 18-month-old daughter Brielle, of West Fargo, were killed Friday evening in a head-on collision on Interstate 94 west of Jamestown.
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Bank Forward Valley City announces staffing changes.
Jonelle Langemo has been promoted to Personal Banking Supervisor.
Recent new hires are Krista Briss, Ryan Mehus and Michelle Wobbema as Personal Bankers; Sarah Omdahl as an Administrative Assistant and Scott Tweed as a Loan Officer (Agriculture).
Langemo has been employed with Bank Forward since June 2008 and has four years banking experience.
Briss attends Valley City State University and has customer service experience.
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Paul Drabus, of Valley City has been promoted to the rank of staff sergeant with the North Dakota Army National Guard. He serves with Detachment 1, Company B, 231st Brigade Support Battalion, a Valley City-based maintenance unit. The promotion comes with the new assignment as a squad leader.
Drabus joined the National Guard in April 1997 and has been trained as a metal worker and utilities equipment repairer.
He served on a 15-month mission to Iraq from December 2003 through February 2005 and on a 12-month mission to Kosovo from 2009-10.
The Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement with Gowan Construction, Inc., an Oslo, Minn., based company the EPA had accused of violating the Clean Water Act.
The company agreed to pay $40,000 for violations on a project on Interstate 29 near Harwood, along one of the last stretches of the Sheyenne River before it reaches West Fargo and eventually drains into the Red River of the North.
LAKE ASHTABULA, N.D. â€“ Several dozen people looked quizzically to the sky on Saturday as a small airplane, flying very low, coasted over the lakeâ€™s landings and campgrounds. The plane was just another fiber in a slowly unraveling rope that is tying together a very unusual case in Valley City.
Amber Marcia Glatt, a 22-year-old Valley City State University student, was reported missing at 10:10 p.m., July 4, by her boyfriend Andy Mushet.
It happened again this week. That thing the moon does. It gets plump and full. That big, protective moon sat perched shining life onto the dark, provocative night. I sat under it looking up wondering whatâ€™s itâ€™s like shining light onto the dark, provocative night from way up there. At that point I smiled not just at the moon protecting me â€“but at eternity. Iâ€™m certain that plump, golden moon disappeared until next time knowing it had affected me so.
A total of 37 Valley City seventh and eighth-graders and parents went on this yearâ€™s Washington, D.C. Tour, May 29 through June 1, said Mike Watterson, program director for the past 20 years.
Other leaders on the tour were course leader Alex Mathews of World Strides,â€ť and bus driver Todd Walls of the James River Bus Co.
Those on the tour stayed at the Radisson Hotel in Largo, Md.
Watterson said the tour was arranged through World Strides Tours of Charlottesville, Va.