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April 3rd, 2012
Some protest was heard over the impending Ninth Avenue Northwest reconstruction project Monday night, and the Valley City City Commission vowed to do what they could to make it right.
‚ÄúI think the assessment is unfair,‚ÄĚ Ninth Avenue homeowner Mike Bresnahan told the commission. ‚ÄúIn my case, the amount being assessed is about $21,000. The amounts are ridiculous relative to the values of the homes.‚ÄĚ
BISMARCK, N.D. - With 16 candidates seeking nine offices, competition for party endorsement was stiff over the weekend at the North Dakota Republican Convention in Bismarck.
There were 1,940 delegates from the state‚Äôs 47 congressional districts registered for the convention, which is a 26 percent increase since 2010. However, as nominations began on Saturday, 1,666 delegates were present to vote by 1:47 p.m., but that number edged up to 1,717 by 1:33 p.m. Sunday according to the credentials committee.
It‚Äôs unusual for a business to celebrate its 100th birthday while simultaneously planning a retirement party, but manager Mike Schwehr and his crew at C.H. Carpenter Lumber company are doing just that.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs a little hard because you‚Äôve put so much into it,‚ÄĚ Schwehr said of the closing. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs tough. They‚Äôve been good to us around here, the community‚Äôs supported us well. We‚Äôve been thanking everybody for everything they‚Äôve done over the years.‚ÄĚ
The Valley City Community Gardens are warming up for their fourth season, and for those who are itching to get their hands dirty, space is filling up rapidly. As of Thursday, eight 20 by 20 foot plots were still available to rent for the season at the gardens, located west of Riverside Gardens, just off of Tenth Street Southwest.
‚ÄúThe soil out there is really nice right now,‚ÄĚ said Ellen Bjelland, Garden Steering Committee chair. ‚ÄúIt had alfalfa on it previously and people worked it a lot last year. They‚Äôre in good shape.‚ÄĚ
The Barnes County Municipal Airport on the southern edge of Valley City has received the ‚Äú2011 General Aviation Airport of the Year‚ÄĚ award, said Tim Thorsen, president of the Airport Association of N.D.
The award was presented by the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission.
The award was presented March 6 at the Upper Midwest Aviation Symposium held in Bismarck. The award is sponsored by the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission in conjunction with the Airport Association of N.D.
This award is for excellence in maintaining safety, project management, and community awareness.
As far as roots go, Cal Schaefer is literally, and figuratively, rooted firmly in place at the North Dakota Winter Show.
‚ÄúI‚Äôve had a booth right here since ‚Äė73, in the same exact spot,‚ÄĚ Schaefer said, pointing to the ground of the Main Exhibit building.
Schaefer began working at the show in 1963 doing general labor.
‚ÄúI worked in the barns, wherever they needed help: cleaning, setting up all the rodeos and stage shows.‚ÄĚ The job didn‚Äôt pay very well, as Schaefer recalled, ‚ÄúIt was only a dollar and a quarter an hour.‚ÄĚ
As of Wednesday, the city has received 11 applications for the open Valley City Chief of Police position.
City Administrator David Schelkopf reported that the opening was posted ten days ago, but that no local candidates have applied for the job so far. All current applicants are from out of state.
‚ÄúIt looks like a couple others are talking about it locally, I just had a city officer come in and talk to me about it yesterday, so I‚Äôm pretty certain there will be local people applying for this position,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄėWe‚Äôre going to have a large group of people to look at.‚ÄĚ
The Barnes County Water Resource District Board will meet Monday, March 12, in the Barnes County Highway Department Conference Room.
The meeting will take place at 8 a.m. instead of the regular time of 9 a.m.
Call to order
Revenue & Expenditure Report
Stewart-Anderson Assessment Drain
Steele County Snagging & Clearing
Upper Sheyenne Retention project report
Tile Drainage permitting-policy discussion
Meadow Lake Township-
Ten Mile Lake-inspection reports
Board member reports:
Esther Keeling was one of the first people in Valley City to be tested by computer for her General Educational Development certification Wednesday when the new program was unveiled at Valley City‚Äôs Sheyenne Valley Career and Technical Center.
Keeling ‚Äútold me it was simple, fast and easy,‚ÄĚ after taking the computerized test, said Allison Jennings, program manager for GED Testing Service based in Washington, D.C.
‚ÄúYou should have seen the look in Esther‚Äôs face when she saw she passed,‚ÄĚ said center director Jeff Bopp.
Pictures can be found in your Thursday, March 8, 2012 printed edition of the Valley City Times-Record.
The Times-Record got out and talked to a wide variety of Winter Show attendees on Wednesday, asking them where they‚Äôre from and why they came out to the show.
Cleone Genre and Larry Junker of Valley City danced their socks off at Senior Dance Day Wednesday. ‚ÄúHaving fun? You bet,‚ÄĚ said Junker of the polka-themed music of Marv and the Moonlighters. ‚ÄúWe like ‚Äėem all, but we do prefer a good two-step.‚ÄĚ