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April 10th, 2012

VC’s Lee awarded top rank by National Forensics League

April 10, 2012

Valley City High School Student Nicholas Lee, under the guidance of Edith Wagar, has earned the degree of Premier Distinction, the National Forensic League’s highest degree of student membership.

A degree of Premier Distinction reflects sustained excellence in classroom activities, competition rounds and service projects.

Students may earn points in six separate categories: speech, debate, congress, service, district and national.

Water board tables dam study

April 10, 2012

BALDHILL CREEK, N.D. – The Barnes County Water Resource District Board tabled a discussion on supporting a proposed study for a dry dam on the Baldhill Creek after hearing from several landowners in that area who opposed it.

The Baldhill Creek site and another near Cooperstown were identified last summer in a study conducted by West Fargo-based Moore Engineering as two sites that could retain a significant amount of water from entering Ashtabula Lake, which lies upstream from Valley City, behind the Baldhill Dam.

Robinson Recovery Center marks six years

April 10, 2012

After watching the effects of a methamphetamine epidemic sweep across the state in the middle of the last decade, State Senator Larry Robinson knew something had to be done to alleviate the damage caused by the dangerous drug.

Today, a rehabilitation center bearing Robinson’s namesake is celebrating six years of success in helping treat addictions to meth and other substances.

VC School Board approves 2012-2013 calendar

April 10, 2012

The Valley City School Board approved the proposed 2012-2013 school year calendar (attached) at Monday's regular meeting.

April 9th

‘Wait and see’: Fed funding may delay Ninth Avenue

April 9, 2012

A delay in the passage of a federal highway bill may put a kink in the city’s plans to finish the Ninth Avenue Northwest reconstruction project in a timely manner.

The Valley City City Commission met in a special meeting Friday to nail down its options for the shortened construction window caused by the funding delay, which has already dashed any hopes of finishing the entire project in 2012.

UpStage Productions presents 'Willy Wonka' April 13-14

April 9, 2012

UpStage Productions, in cooperation with MTI, presents…

A collaborative effort between UpStage Productions, Inc., Music Theatre International, and VCSU’s Community School for the Arts Children’s Choir

When: Friday, April 13th and Saturday, April 14th at 7:30 nightly

Where: Washington Elementary School gym

Tickets: Adults-$8, Students-$6.50. Available at the door

County Road To Be Closed For Construction

April 9, 2012

County Road #22(old #10), West of State #1 at the blinking light and East of the City of Sanborn, will be closed from Wednesday, April 11th 2012 until construction is completed. We anticipate completion date to be July 14th 2012

April 6th

Blonde On The Prairie: Memories of an old-time Easter Bonnet

April 6, 2012

Raise your hand if you knew my mom Pat (Kranz) Larson. She was born in 1930. That’s an important piece of trivia. I think that particular era explains what I’m about to share with you. She escaped her Electric Mobility Scooter and I’m certain was gifted working legs in the sky once she arrived. She’s in Heaven now. Most of you only knew my mom from her scooter days after she had her stroke. She called it her Cadillac. She was the woman who would drive around the town with that extremely decorated electric scooter.

No end in sight: County rejects BNSF railroad’s response to complaints

April 6, 2012

SANBORN, N.D. — “Eight minutes, which ain’t bad,” business owner Terry Didier said as he clicked off the timer on the TV in the lobby of Didier’s Ag Center located on Main Avenue in Sanborn.

“Now eight minutes might be the difference between life or death for a rescue team.”

April 3rd

City explores possibility of loan for buyouts

April 3, 2012

The Valley City City Commission explored the possibility of loaning itself $1 million from the Public Works department for permanent flood protection funding Monday night.

“The immediate need is from May to the end of August when these buyouts will occur,” said Commissioner Matt Pedersen. “The ball is in motion, and I would like to see us come to an agreement that we’re willing to borrow the million and in parallel, research the various mechanisms to pay it back.”

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