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May 2nd, 2012
The June 12 city election will see five candidates vying for two City Commissioner seats vacated by George Dutton and Jon Wagar. This week, the T-R will interview all five candidates to provide a better look at those seeking office and their take on the issues facing Valley City. Going alphabetically, the third interviewee is candidate Arthur Friese.
Occupation: Currently employed at Pizza Corner, has held the position for five years
Education: VCHS graduate
Family: Wife Ashley, two kids and one on the way
Organizations: Treasurer of Community Action Headstart
The June 12 city election will see five candidates vying for two City Commissioner seats vacated by George Dutton and Jon Wagar. This week, the T-R will interview all five candidates to provide a better look at those seeking office and their take on the issues facing Valley City. Going alphabetically, the second interviewee is candidate Ken Evenson.
Occupation: (Retired) electrical lineman for Cass County Electric, 20-plus years, and for City of Valley City, 20-plus years. Resident of Valley City for over 50 years.
Family: Wife Dotty, daughter Debbie and son Jeffrey.
The Hi-Liners donned their dapperest duds for the 2012 Valley City High School Awards Banquet in the VCHS Theater in the high school on Monday night.
The evening saw several dozen students receive awards and scholarships and the induction of members in to the National Honor Society and the Minerva Chapter of the National Honor Society.
The city of Valley City has narrowed their search for a new Chief of Police to three out-of-state and two local candidates, according to City Administrator and hiring committee member David Schelkopf. Mark McDonald, Doug Kiefert, Fred Thompson, Patricia Nowak and Ryan Evans have been selected for final in-person interviews to take place from May 8 to 15.
â€śAny one of the people on this list would be a fine candidate for Valley City,â€ť Schelkopf said. â€śNow we just have to drill them and pick the best one.â€ť
Rachel Goerke officially opened Sophia Ann Photography in September 2011 after moving to Valley City from California, and is looking to make a name for herself in the portrait business. But whose name is it?
â€śSophia was the first cat I ever owned, and Iâ€™ve always loved that name,â€ť Goerke said. â€śAnd my middle name is Ann, so I thought weâ€™d do something fun and cute.â€ť
Originally from the East Bay area, an hour inland from San Francisco, Goerke was studying to be pre-med with dreams of becoming a pediatrician, but found a different path calling her.
The North Dakota State Board of University and School Lands, also referred to as the State Land Board, approved $25.6 million for statewide flood recovery projects in nine counties, with $500,000 of that going to 10 projects in Barnes County.
â€śThese state grants are an important part of our on-going work to help communities and rural areas across our state recover from last yearâ€™s major flood events,â€ť said Gov. Jack Dalrymple, chair of the State Land Board, in a news release. â€śWe will not waiver in our commitment to help meet these changes.â€ť
The June 12 city election will see five candidates vying for two City Commissioner seats vacated by George Dutton and Jon Wagar. This week, the T-R will interview all five candidates to provide a better look at those seeking office and their take on the issues facing Valley City.
Going alphabetically, the first interviewee is candidate Bob Drake.
Occupation: Restauranteur for 40 years, lived in Valley City for 22 years
Education: High school, Delta College for 2 years
Family: Wife Tammy, seven sons and daughters and four grandkids.
United Blood Services needs your blood.
Here are 2 opportunities to donate!!!
#1 May 1, 2012
Please donâ€™t make us send the mascot to you.
VCSU â€śBLEED CARDINALâ€ť Blood Drive
Do you bleed Cardinal? Then show your Pride. Save a life. Maybe even win a VCSU T-shirt.
VCSU Athletic Department Blood Drive
Tuesday, May 1st from 9:30am â€“ 3:30pm
VCSU Student Center Skoal Room
Sign up at : www.bloodhero.com Sponsor Code: VCSU
or call: Coach Horner at 701-845-7423
#2 May 7, 2012
Find the Hero in you
Valley City Eagles
Monday, May 7th
I have a memory. Oh my do I have a memory. I remember things that could have been purged long ago and far away but my memory has memorized them and thatâ€™s all there is to it. In the 10th grade I memorized Marc Anthonyâ€™s speech at Caesarâ€™s funeral. I do a very impressive dramatic impression of this grand Shakespearian moment. Stop me on the street any day and Iâ€™ll prove it. The point is I donâ€™t need to know this anymore for any reason other than I do. The whole entire speech lives long in my memory-but thatâ€™s not all.
Valley Cityâ€™s Junior and Senior High Science Olympiad teams had a strong showing at the North Dakota State Science Olympiad which took place at North Dakota State University on April 21.
The Junior High took third place overall out of 23 teams and the Senior High took 11th out of 24 teams.