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August 28th, 2012

Your Health: School Lunch Changes This Fall

August 28, 2012

Starting this fall, kids and teachers will see some changes to the school lunch program because of the new federal mandate. These tough new mandatory regulations are part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act and every public school in the nation is required to follow the standards beginning with the 2012-2013 school year. These standards bring an emphasis to fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fat-free and low-fat milk.

August 27th

Water in Potter Remains a Problem

August 27, 2012

SANBORN, N.D. – Earlier this month, Barnes County Water Resource District Board member Duane Lettenmaier was removed from the board by the Barnes County Commission for work on a drain that exceeded the original scope of the project.

Potter Township officer David Lettenmaier, Duane’s brother, said the water problem still remains an issue at Tuesday’s county commission meeting. The township officer said a metal detector was used on County Road 11 north of Sanborn where existing culverts were found.

Puppy Love

August 27, 2012

Black, white, red, yellow and brown; large or small; male or female; young or old; all the dogs participating in Saturday’s fourth annual Sheyenne Valley Friends of Animals Walk-And-Wag-Athon all had one thing in common: their owners care about animals.

Bringing in $1,380 to the organization, this year’s fundraising event nearly doubled last year’s take of $727.

19 Cases of West Nile Reported

August 27, 2012

As of Wednesday, the North Dakota Department of Health reported five new human cases of West Nile virus since reporting the first case two weeks ago, bringing the statewide total to 19. This compares to only four cases confirmed in 2011. The North Dakota Department of Health has not detected increases in West Nile virus activity similar to what has been reported in recent weeks since 2007 when there were 369 human cases reported. Of the 19 confirmed cases, five have been hospitalized.

Construction Projects Moving Along Steadily

August 27, 2012

Chad Petersen from city engineering firm Kadrmas, Lee and Jackson told the Valley City city commission that road construction projects in Valley City are moving along steadily as most are scheduled to wrap up in September and October.

“We have really millions of dollars at work here in the city, getting rid of those pot holes,” Valley City City Administrator David Schelkoph said during Monday’s meeting.

August 24th

Upcoming Events: Aug. 24-Oct. 6

August 24, 2012

Friday, August 24
Full Nelson Karaoke, 8:30 p.m. to midnight in the Valley City American Legion Club rooms. Also at the same time on Sept. 21, Oct. 26, Nov. 16. and Dec. 14. Must be 21 or older to attend. The event supports Legion Baseball.

Saturday, August 25

Chautauqua Barks

August 24, 2012

The fourth annual Sheyenne Valley Friends of Animals Walk-And-Wag-Athon will be held all day Saturday at Chautauqua Park’s dog park. Event organizer Tracy Lee said the fundraiser has been increasing successful since it began as an effort to raise funds to build the dog park. Now the group uses the money it raises at the Walk-And-Wag to offset the medical expenses for animals in their foster program. The SVFA spays/neuters and microchips every animal in the program for what Lee estimated was an average of $230 per animal.

Free Plane Rides For Kids At Air Show

August 24, 2012

Young people aged 8 to 17 will be able to take free airplane rides during the Saturday, Sept. 8, during the two-day Wings and Wheels Air Show running Sept. 8 and 9 at the Barnes County Municipal Airport.

Toby McPherson, EAA member and co-chair of the event, said Thursday the free rides for youths are being offered through the Experimental Aircraft Association Young Eagles Program, and will take place from 9 a.m. to noon. Along with the free rides for kids, McPherson said the Fargo EAA chapter is also sponsoring a breakfast at the air show from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday.

Legacy Townhomes Offer Amenities

August 24, 2012

The Legacy Place, an assisted living facility in Valley City, is currently in the process of building its third triplex of town homes, known has The Legacy Townhomes, that surround the facility. Owner Paul Diegel says the town homes offer great amenities and can be customized to the owner’s liking.

Six D Construction, owned by Diegel, has already developed two triplexes and is just completing a third. The triplexes consist of three connected town homes with three-stall insulated and heated garages.

They are available for purchase and each has its own lot.

August 23rd

Paws to Consider: Local Girl Donates to SVFA

August 23, 2012

How is your pet feeling? This is an issue that all pet companions deal with every day: Has Fifi eaten? Is Spot active? Did Buddy meet me at the door? etc. As pet companions we all understand how important this “monitoring” can be. My golden retriever quit eating, didn’t sleep, and would not come in once she was outside. Something was wrong. I knew it and didn’t want to admit it. It looked serious to me so I took her in to the vet. Yep, she was very ill and had little time to live.

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