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September 17th, 2012
A representative from the U.S. Department of Agriculture said that Valley City Public Schools has not only successfully positioned itself for new federal guidelines for school meals, but that the schoolâ€™s new wellness policy and other initiatives go above and beyond what the government expects from a school lunch program.
â€śWhere were you when my kids were in school?â€ť USDA Regional Special Nutrition Programs Director Darlene Sanchez asked VCPS Food Service Director Sue Milender.
It usually happens when Iâ€™m the passenger in a car. It also shows itself when Iâ€™m quietly waiting to be called in to an appointment. The worst time is right before Iâ€™m ready to fall asleep. Wonder. Quite frankly, wonder appears most everywhere I go during my day. I donâ€™t invite it along and just like a wood tick it attaches itself to me and comes along for the ride. It shows itself when I donâ€™t really want it to.
The liquidation sale at Pamida will end Saturday, and the store will be closed for a week starting Sunday as remodeling goes into full swing to convert Pamida to a Shopko Hometown store.
The store will re-open Sept. 23, selling consumables, such as health and beauty items, over-the-counter medication, beverages, snacks and candy.
The remainder of Valley Cityâ€™s store will not be fully-stocked when it opens again as the apparel and home departments will still need to be converted.
WEST FARGO, N.D.â€”The smell of popcorn and fried food and the roar of 1,000 conversations filled the air amidst the swirling mass of people attending the 32nd annual Big Iron Farm Show at the West Fargo Fairgrounds this week.
The show was expected to attract more than 800 exhibitors and vendors and more than 80,000 people from around the world.
Last week, Barnes County Highway Superintendent Kerry Johnson responded to a complaint that a campaign sign was posted in the countyâ€™s right of way along a county road, obstructing the view of oncoming traffic.
Johnson drove out to the area and noticed the field appeared in the countyâ€™s right of way as well. The right-of-way on the road extends 75 feet from the center and the edge of the field was 39 feet from the center.
Residents at The Legacy Place have the opportunity to show off their artistic abilities Friday during an â€śArt for the Agesâ€ť art exhibit open house.
The Legacy Place, an assisted living facility in Valley City, is hosting the event in honor of National Assisted Living Week, which began on Grandparentâ€™s Day, Sept. 9, and continues until Saturday.
There are 1,109 students enrolled in Valley City Public Schools this year, who have several hundred parents or guardians. However, as the principals of the four schools in the district gave a presentation to parents and the general public about the district failing to meet federal academic requirements, only two parents showed up: School board member Rich Ross and St. Catherineâ€™s fifth-grade teacher Dawn Ihry.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation recently released the â€ś2011 North Dakota Crash Summaryâ€ť and the numbers are fairly grim.
â€śItâ€™s getting worse,â€ť Kasey Skalicki, Safe Communities coordinator with the Valley City-Barnes County Health District, said Tuesday. â€śIn 2011 we had 148 motor vehicle deaths, which is 43 more than in 2010. We have been increasing steadily this year, weâ€™re way ahead of time.â€ť
Skalicki said seat belts and sober driving would have saved many of the lives lost on North Dakota roads in 2011 and 2012.
The old North Valley Bridge is set for demolition on Sept. 17 after serving the residents of Valley City and north central Barnes County, as well as thousands upon thousands of visitors to Lake Ashtabula over the past several decades.
The last vehicles crossed the bridge on the afternoon of Aug. 16, when traffic was then permanently switched over to the new, $2.4 million North Valley Bridge, built along the east side of the existing bridge.