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July 16th, 2012
Barnes County 4-H members who participated in the dog project had a chance to show off their work Friday at the dog show during Barnes County 4-H Achievement Days.
The show began at 5:30 p.m. at the North Dakota Winter Show building. Crowds gathered around to watch the 10 dogs and their owners compete in obedience and showmanship.
The dog show is an annual show held every July during the achievement days.
Ellen Bjelland, Barnes Countyâ€™s 4-H extension agent, said Barnes County is one of the few counties that does a dog show.
HOPE, N.D. â€“ â€śUnbelievable,â€ť a woman remarked as she inspected a 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 retractable convertible. The car, owned by Earl and Connie Behm of Valley City, was one of several dozen in the classic car show during â€śHope Days.â€ť
Over the the weekend the city of Hope celebrated its annual Hope Days and the 2012 Class Bash reunion of students from Hope, Luverne and Pillsbury.
This yearâ€™s events included a classic car show, 5K run/walk, demolition derby and a Sunday morning golf tournament.
Approximately one year ago, the Head Injury Association began a peer mentoring program. The purpose of the program is to assist families and individuals who have sustained a brain injury cope with the complexities and impact of this disability from acute care through community re-integration.
Barnes County is among the healthiest counties in North Dakota according to the University of Wisconsin.
The UWâ€™s Population Health Institute recently released its 2012 County Health Rankings and Roadmaps report, which found that Barnes Ranks No. 2 in the â€śHealth Outcomesâ€ť category, second only to Griggs County. Under â€śHealth Factors,â€ť Barnes was fifth, behind Bowman, Cass, Griggs and Burleigh.
â€śI probably donâ€™t need to tell anyone here that thereâ€™s a significant flood risk in Valley City. Youâ€™ve all lived through it and been through flood fighting efforts,â€ť began Sierra Schroeder of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during a half-hour slide show presentation during a public forum Tuesday.
A light but vocal crowd attended the evening meeting, which was hosted by the Corps and the City of Valley City, that gave residents the opportunity to speak with officials from the Corps about permanent flood protection in Valley City.
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Flowers growing in containers may need to be watered daily. Hanging baskets of fuchsias and other flowers are especially prone to drying out.
A layer of mulch in containers can reduce watering needs.
Remove flowers in the garden after they fade. This is called deadheading. In this way, the plant wonâ€™t waste any energy on producing seed in these faded flowers. Rather, the plant will spend its energy on producing new flowers.
A local contractor will have to wait one more month to find out when he will be paid in a development that had one member of the Barnes County Water Resource District Board calling for the resignation of another.
On Monday, the board moved to rescind a motion from last monthâ€™s meeting to pay for work done on â€śLegal Drain No. 2,â€ť and will decide how to proceed next month based on whether board member Duane Lettenmaier will pay the bills personally or not.
The five-day search for a missing Valley City State University student ended Monday on the northern rim of the Grand Canyon.
Valley City Police Chief Fred Thompson held a press conference Tuesday afternoon stating that the Coconino County Sheriffâ€™s Department in Arizona informed VCPD hours earlier they had located 22-year-old Amber Glatt, who suffers from reccurring amnesia.
â€śThe missing persons part of it (this case) is closed,â€ť Thompson said. â€śThereâ€™s a few other details we want to clear up and we will work to do that before we officially close everything.â€ť
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Amanda Grafing of Valley City, along with Paul Leier, owner/operator of Big Hammer Music Entertainment, will be providing music on Wednesday, July 11th at the Courthouse Lawn starting at 7:15 pm.
Amanda graduated from VCHS in 2007. After graduation she was hired by John Deere Seeding Group where she is about to complete her 5th year.
Paul LeierÂ is the owner and operator of Big Hammer Music Entertainment. He has been doing DJ - Karaoke since 1995 in Twin Cities and North Dakota Area.
The majority of Mondayâ€™s regular meeting of the Barnes County Water Resource District was spent reviewing the status of past, present and future water projects the board has been involved with in the county.
The expansion of local lakes has been a frequent focus of the board and Monday was no exception.