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May 17th, 2012
â€śThereâ€™s nothing like being in a room full of nurses. In a small community like this, we all know each other by where we work,â€ť Tamie Gerntholz, nursing director at The Legacy Place, exclaimed.
The Legacy Place hosted the first annual Nightingale Nursing Ceremony, an event to honor nurses in Barnes County, on Tuesday. About 100 guests showed up to take part in the eventful evening.
Valley Cityâ€™s newest assisted living facility was filled with delighted nurses, both active and retired, reacquainting and reminiscing with past co-workers, classmates, and friends.
Valley City has chosen Fred Thompson, a just-retired captain with the Henderson, Nev., police department as new police chief, administrator David Schelkoph announced Wednesday afternoon.
Thompson will begin his new position the first week of June.
Current acting police chief Mark McDonald, VCPD Sgt. Doug Kiefert, Fred Thompson, Patricia Nowak and Ryan Evans were finalists for the job, and went through in-person interviews from May 8 to Tuesday.
Agrium US Inc. of Rogers is the first business to pledge sponsorship of a V-500 Scholarship for a single student. V-500 has recently kicked off their new scholarship sponsorship program.
This program connects the donors to recipients in a personal fashion. This fall, a student receiving a $1500 V-500 scholarship will learn that Agrium US Inc. is the reason the scholarship is available to them.
Most likely, youâ€™ve been planning your vegetable garden since the seed catalogs began arriving in January. Our desire to begin planting increased with the warm days we had in March and finding that stores were beginning to stock their shelves with gardening tools, packages of seeds, and many new products offered for gardening. As if those motivators werenâ€™t enough, the smells of freshly cut grass and newly tilled soil are a sure sign that we should be in our gardens.
Last week the teachers and staff members received grants, awards and a free dinner, but more importantly they received appreciation.
The Valley City Public School District held its annual Teacher Appreciation Banquet at the Hi-Liner Activity Center last week, where 20 staff members - three of them retiring this year - were honored for their service to the district, and Carmelle Kuehn was named â€śTeacher of the Year.â€ť
The Teacher of the Year award recipient is based on input from students, staff and administration.
Students in grades 9-12 from Valley City High School were recognized for their achievements in fine arts Monday evening at the Hi-Liner Activity Center.
Awards were given in various fine arts programs at VCHS to students who excelled in various programs of fine arts throughout the school year.
The evening began with speech awards. Guest speaker Kristofer Kracht, a 1996 VCHS graduate, spoke to the audience about his time on Mrs. Langdahlâ€™s VCHS speech team.
The April Students of the Month for Valley City Jr High School are Hunter Olstad, Brelynn Komrosky, Tabatha Branum, and Erik Milender. The criteria for selection is being a hardworking student, respect for staff and peers, and involvement in school activities.
Hunter Olstad, 7th grade, is the son of Mike and Jackie Olstad. His favorite subjects in school are social studies and science. Involvement in extracurricular activities are tennis, golf, and theater. Hunterâ€™s hobbies are drama, science, and tennis.
If you want to spend some high-quality time with your children, look no farther than your backyard or community garden.
Gardening with your children offers an opportunity to relax, be active and have fun together while preparing them for life.
The National Gardening Association surveyed garden program leaders and found that gardening improves the following characteristics in children:
The Valley City Area Concert Association had its very last concert Thursday, May 10, and has ended as an organization. â€śA total decapitation of our executive board combined with a shrinking and aging audience and increasing costs itâ€™s just been harder and harder to make these concerts happen,â€ť explained Wes Anderson, who is a volunteer member of the concert association board.
Their last of many concerts usually held in VCSUâ€™s Vangstad Auditorium or Froemke Auditorium featured â€śMETALES M5,â€ť Mexicoâ€™s finest young brass quintet whose members live in and around Mexico City.
NOME â€“ The Barnes County Water Resource District Board met Monday with an agenda that included the Thordenskjold Drain Assessment District in the southeast portion of the county and a proposed outlet on Ten Mile Lake in the northwestern section of the county.
The assessment district for the Thordenskjold drain near Nome has grown from less than 8,000 acres to 23,400 acres.