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October 29th, 2012

Kids Celebrate Halloween Early

October 29, 2012

Area children got to wear their costumes early this year during the eighth annual Ruckus at the Rec that was held Friday evening at the Recreation Center gym in Valley City.

The event featured an evening of carnival games for all children ages pre-school through sixth grade. Parents and grandparents also joined their parents dressed in costume. Community and surrounding area businesses and organizations as well as interested individuals also assisted with the activities.

Doing It Gangnam Style

October 29, 2012

Members of the Valley City High School football team danced to the hit song “Gangnam Style” at a pep rally Friday. The pep rally was held for the football team, which beat Bishop Ryan 24-14 in Minot Saturday in the state tournament. The rally also celebrated the cross country team, which competed in the state meet Saturday.

New DL Water Soon Expected At Dam

October 29, 2012

Sheyenne River water flows are expected to increase early this week as water pumped from the east end of Devils Lake begins arriving, said Schueneman manager of the Baldhill Dam for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Friday Schueneman said North Dakota once again Monday began pumping water out of the east end of the lake into the Sheyenne River after repairing a pump that was out of action.

October 26th

Events Calendar: Oct. 26-Nov. 21, 2012

October 26, 2012

Friday, October 26 through Monday, October 29
Members of the local Boy Scout Troop 560 are selling Christmas wreaths, crosses and garlands as a fundraiser for scouting activities. To place prepaid orders, please contact Jon Jury, 2012 parent chairman at 845-1558 or 490-0148, email jljury2@msn.com. Scouts will be delivering all purchases beginning Saturday, November 17.

Friday, October 26

Blonde On The Prairie: A $2 Republican Kind of Halloween

October 26, 2012

A bride should always keep her groom guessing. Don’t you think? Shoot! You don’t even need to be a bride to a groom. I’ll expand that sentence to declare, “A person should always keep the world guessing!” And so I do.

Flu Vaccines Available to VC Residents

October 26, 2012

The season of the flu is already upon us, and health officials in Valley City urge anybody age 6 months and older to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Local pharmacies and City-County Health District offer flu shots with no appointment necessary.

Sarah Hansen, Registered Nurse at the City-County Health District, said the CCHD is open to give flu shots from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The cost of shots at the CCHD for private pay is $32. They can also be covered by private insurance, Medicaid and Medicare.

Ryan Taylor in Valley City

October 26, 2012

State Senator Ryan Taylor (DNPL), candidate for governor, visited Valley City Thursday. More than a dozen people had the opportunity to meet the candidate and hear his plans for the future when he visited the AmericInn for a lunchtime town hall meeting.

October 25th

Tour of Homes in Buffalo and Tower City Set for Nov. 4

October 25, 2012

The Community Health Ministry of Buffalo and Tower City will be sponsoring the ninth annual Tour of Homes on Sunday, Nov. 4 from 1-4:30 p.m. Everyone is invited.
The tour will begin at the Buffalo 1916 School on Pearl Street, where tickets, maps and refreshments will be available, and the Olde School Gift Shoppe will be open for your shopping pleasure. Advance tickets will also be on sale at Kasowski-Gubrud Repair and the Food Market in Buffalo.

Food Drive Operating Under Original Name

October 25, 2012

The Valley City School District's major campaign to collect food for those in need begins Wednesday, albeit under a new name, “Stuff The Truck.”
Last year the effort went under the name “Pack The HAC.” The new name brings the effort full circle, said Cindy Waagen, director of Marketplace Foods.
“That was our original name,” when Marketplace Foods started the effort in 2000, Waagen said Wednesday.
The Valley City School District took over leadership in about 2005, Waagen said. “When it was done by Marketplace the schools were always involved,” she said.

County Unsure of Costs for Changes to 911

October 25, 2012

The Barnes County 911 system, or who will run it has been a weighty issue for city and county officials, but making the change from city to county control should not involve a lot of costs, according to County Commissioner Eldred Knutson. Last week, Barnes County commissioners voted 3-2 to take control of 911 operations, against the Valley City City Commission's wishes.

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