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April 20th, 2012
Valley City‚Äôs City Park bandshell has sat unused since 2008, and is now facing an uncertain future. A recent assessment by city engineers Kadrmas, Lee and Jackson put the estimated cost for repairing the 80-year-old building at a quarter of a million dollars, and the hefty price tag has the Valley City Park District wondering if the historic structure can or should be salvaged.
Kristy Winings grew up in Valley City and was a member of the VCHS class of 1991. Kristy lost the use of her legs 4 years ago in a rollover. This past year, a massive infection resulted in the loss of bone and muscle, and the doctors have told her that she is now restricted to only one hour in her wheelchair twice a day; the remaining 22 hours of her day, she will be bedridden. Kristy is only 39 years old and she has handled her disability with a grace beyond measure. She is far too young to face being bedridden for the rest of her life. She needs our help.
Car Wash at Sheyenne Valley Area Career & Tech Center,801 Valley Ave. SE 701-845-0256 Date: April 20th 2012 Times: 9:00AM-12:00PM AND 1:00PM-7:00PM FREE-WILL Donation, Funds will be used for students competing in StateSkills.
Two students at Valley City High School are among five finalists for the billboard competition in the North Dakota Department of Transportation‚Äôs ND Teen Driver Contest, however their names will not be released until the contest is over.
This will be the third annual contest the NDDOT has put on in partnership with AAA North Dakota and the North Dakota Safety Council, and VCHS students have become a common sight in the finals.
The Valley City State University Foundation looks to have another success on its hands for the 18th annual VCSU Scholarship Auction this Friday.
As of Tuesday, the Foundation had sold all 525 tickets for the event, which has now sold out four years running and consistently raised funds in the $60,000 range for both the V-500 and Century Club Scholarship programs. The net profits are split 50/50 between the two programs.
In a pitch-dark room on the third floor of VCSU‚Äôs Rhoades Science Center, a small group of students meets weekly to gaze at the night sky.
With their necks craned back and their eyes fixed on the heavenly dome of North Dakota‚Äôs only planetarium, the class uses laptops and a projection control panel to play a stellar show that they have created from start to finish.
‚ÄúFinding Polaris II‚ÄĚ is an instructional tour through the night sky that was written, voiced and produced by students in instructor Wes Anderson‚Äôs Planetarium Science Class.
The Barnes County Commission voted unanimously to deny a request from Valley City Mayor Bob Werkhoven for funds to help cover the cost of the Ninth Avenue Northwest project in the city.
Werkhoven had requested $125,000 from the county‚Äôs Farm to Market Fund to cover the road‚Äôs repair and other work, but commissioners said funding was already spread too thin.
Barnes County Roads Superintendent Kerry Johnson and State‚Äôs Attorney Lee Grossman also urged the commission to deny the city‚Äôs request.
Five people have signed up for two open nonpartisan Valley City City Commission seats in the June 12 Primary Election, including former Mayor Mary Lee Nielson and former Commissioner Ken Evenson.
Nielson was defeated for another term as mayor by Werkhoven in the 2010 election, and Evenson lost to Dewey Magnuson in a Jan. 24 recall election.
Also running for the city commission are Robert Drake, Arthur Frieze and Dr. Madeline Luke.
Current Mayor Bob Werkhoven said Tuesday incumbent commissioners Jon Wagar and George Dutton have decided against running for another term in office.
Local paramedics help Litchville-Marion junior John Baumgartner during a vehicle crash scenario put on for area students Tuesday. Baumgartner and several of his fellow students acted out a bloody prom night tragedy where drinking and driving caused a fatal wreck. Volunteers from the Barnes County Sheriff‚Äôs Office, Valley City Police Department, Barnes County EMS, Valley City Fire and Rescue, North Dakota Highway Patrol and Lerud-Schuldt Funeral Home donated their time and equipment for the presentation.
Colorectal (colon) cancer is the third most common cancer among adults in the United States.
It is also the second leading cause of cancer related death. If current trends continue, one in twenty Americans will be diagnosed with colon cancer during their lifetime!
So how does this affect us in Valley City? According to the North Dakota Cancer Coalition, the rate of colon cancer statewide is 58.5 per 100,000 people. In Barnes County, the rate of colon cancer is 78.6 per 100,000 people. This rate is higher than that of both the state and the nation!