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April 9th, 2012

‘Wait and see’: Fed funding may delay Ninth Avenue

April 9, 2012

A delay in the passage of a federal highway bill may put a kink in the city’s plans to finish the Ninth Avenue Northwest reconstruction project in a timely manner.

The Valley City City Commission met in a special meeting Friday to nail down its options for the shortened construction window caused by the funding delay, which has already dashed any hopes of finishing the entire project in 2012.

UpStage Productions presents 'Willy Wonka' April 13-14

April 9, 2012

UpStage Productions, in cooperation with MTI, presents…

A collaborative effort between UpStage Productions, Inc., Music Theatre International, and VCSU’s Community School for the Arts Children’s Choir

When: Friday, April 13th and Saturday, April 14th at 7:30 nightly

Where: Washington Elementary School gym

Tickets: Adults-$8, Students-$6.50. Available at the door

County Road To Be Closed For Construction

April 9, 2012

County Road #22(old #10), West of State #1 at the blinking light and East of the City of Sanborn, will be closed from Wednesday, April 11th 2012 until construction is completed. We anticipate completion date to be July 14th 2012

April 6th

Blonde On The Prairie: Memories of an old-time Easter Bonnet

April 6, 2012

Raise your hand if you knew my mom Pat (Kranz) Larson. She was born in 1930. That’s an important piece of trivia. I think that particular era explains what I’m about to share with you. She escaped her Electric Mobility Scooter and I’m certain was gifted working legs in the sky once she arrived. She’s in Heaven now. Most of you only knew my mom from her scooter days after she had her stroke. She called it her Cadillac. She was the woman who would drive around the town with that extremely decorated electric scooter.

No end in sight: County rejects BNSF railroad’s response to complaints

April 6, 2012

SANBORN, N.D. — “Eight minutes, which ain’t bad,” business owner Terry Didier said as he clicked off the timer on the TV in the lobby of Didier’s Ag Center located on Main Avenue in Sanborn.

“Now eight minutes might be the difference between life or death for a rescue team.”

April 3rd

City explores possibility of loan for buyouts

April 3, 2012

The Valley City City Commission explored the possibility of loaning itself $1 million from the Public Works department for permanent flood protection funding Monday night.

“The immediate need is from May to the end of August when these buyouts will occur,” said Commissioner Matt Pedersen. “The ball is in motion, and I would like to see us come to an agreement that we’re willing to borrow the million and in parallel, research the various mechanisms to pay it back.”

Truck Fire At Harv's Welding

April 3, 2012

Heavy black smoke resulted from an outside fire at Harv’s Welding on 10th Street Southwest 10:40 a.m. Monday morning in Valley City. Valley City Fire Chief Gary Retterath said welding work was being done on a box attached to a truck, and rubber in the bottom ignited, causing minor damage to the box.

Ninth Ave. project irks taxpayers

April 3, 2012

Some protest was heard over the impending Ninth Avenue Northwest reconstruction project Monday night, and the Valley City City Commission vowed to do what they could to make it right.

“I think the assessment is unfair,” Ninth Avenue homeowner Mike Bresnahan told the commission. “In my case, the amount being assessed is about $21,000. The amounts are ridiculous relative to the values of the homes.”

April 2nd

ND GOP draws battle lines in Bismarck

April 2, 2012

BISMARCK, N.D. - With 16 candidates seeking nine offices, competition for party endorsement was stiff over the weekend at the North Dakota Republican Convention in Bismarck.

There were 1,940 delegates from the state’s 47 congressional districts registered for the convention, which is a 26 percent increase since 2010. However, as nominations began on Saturday, 1,666 delegates were present to vote by 1:47 p.m., but that number edged up to 1,717 by 1:33 p.m. Sunday according to the credentials committee.

Down to the last board: C.H. Carpenter Lumber will soon close its doors

April 2, 2012

It’s unusual for a business to celebrate its 100th birthday while simultaneously planning a retirement party, but manager Mike Schwehr and his crew at C.H. Carpenter Lumber company are doing just that.

“It’s a little hard because you’ve put so much into it,” Schwehr said of the closing. “It’s tough. They’ve been good to us around here, the community’s supported us well. We’ve been thanking everybody for everything they’ve done over the years.”

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