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May 22nd, 2012
Valley Cityâ€™s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and AMVETS chapter along with auxiliaries from all city veteranâ€™s organizations will participate in this yearâ€™s Memorial Day observations in Valley City.
James Verwey, Barnes County Veterans Service Officer, said Monday along with the VFW and AMVETS organizations, auxiliaries from the VFW, AMVETS, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans and Eagles will be involved.
It takes three seconds and it can save your life.
The Valley City Police Department and the Barnes County Sheriffâ€™s Office is participating in a seatbelt blitz as part of a national â€śClick It or Ticketâ€ť campaign that will run from May 21 to June 3.
â€śWe write seatbelt citations throughout the year, but we wonâ€™t give any warnings for a two-week period here,â€ť said Barnes County Sheriffâ€™s Deputy Brian Hager.
Valley City Police Sgt. David Swenson said in news release wearing a seat belt is the single most effective way to reduce motor vehicle fatalities.
Keith Heuser, administrator of Valley Cityâ€™s Mercy Hospital, has been named North Dakotaâ€™s sole Grassroots Champion for 2012 by the American Hospital Association.
The AHA in partnership with the state hospital associations, last week awarded 52 people with the award. As Grassroots Champions these individuals are being recognized for exceptional leadership in generating grassroots and community activity in support of a hospitalâ€™s mission.
Friday Heuser said he was presented with the award at a Grassroots Champion breakfast last week in Washington, D.C.
Screams and laughs echoed at Hanna Field as students in grades K-3 enjoyed a â€śSurvivorâ€ť-themed field day at Jefferson Elementary School on Friday.
Students competed with their classmates in a variety of activities at the first annual Jefferson Elementary â€śSurvivorâ€ť Field Day on Friday.
The all-day event, which was organized by the PTO and the Physical Education Department to raise funds, promoted fun, outdoor exercise.
The North Dakota Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, Heidi Heitkamp, recently stopped in Valley City for a visit with Valley City State University president Steve Shirley and afterward sat down for an interview with Times-Record reporter David Luessen.
We escape the womb living only to take our first breath already dying. We swim or get yanked out of our warm motherâ€™s birthing bin and it must feel like â€śTa-dah!â€ť That quickly turns to â€śOh no! Not yet!â€ť We really are born dying but I donâ€™t think it is kosher for me to remind you of that. Nobody wants to hear or think about the impending news that theyâ€™re dying. Maybe thatâ€™s why we donâ€™t ever acknowledge weâ€™re dying until we get older or we get hit with a chronic, terminal disease. Maybe my own chronic pain and my own disease process has turned me into what Iâ€™ve become.
The Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring a Candidate Forum at the Valley City HAC Gymnasium at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22.
Thursday Keith Heuser, administrator at Mercy Hospital and Chamber president, confirmed he will moderate the forum.
Heuser said all candidates for city commission and county commission have been invited to participate.
â€śAll but one candidate said they can make it,â€ť said Stephanie Mayfield, executive director of the Chamber. â€śI havenâ€™t heard back from (city commission candidate) Arthur Frieze,â€ť she said Thursday.
The Valley City High School Senior Choir, Senior Band and Jazz Band traveled to New York City May 3-6 to compete in the Heritage Festival at Riverside Church. Riverside Church is located in the upper west side of New York, next to President Ulysses S. Grantâ€™s tomb and the Hudson River.
Juniors and seniors and music directors Sheila Zinke, Penny Peterson and Tom Kjelland along with eight chaperones spent four days competing and touring The Big Apple, even seeing a couple celebrities.
North Dakota Public Service Commissioner Brian Kalk received the his partyâ€™s nomination at the State Republican Convention for the U.S. House of Representatives April 1 and faces one last hurdle at a contested June primary before cinching the partyâ€™s nod. On Thursday morning, he sat down for a phone interview with Times-Record reporter David Luessen.
Kalk grew up in Bottineau, where he graduated high school in 1984 and took a year of junior college classes before enlisting in the U.S.
A Memorial Service will be conducted at the following cemeteries:
8:00 am Hillside Cemetery
8:15 am St. Catherine Cemetery
8:45 am Oriska Cemetery
9:00 am St. Bernard Cemetery
9:30 am Memory Gardens
9:45 am Woodbine Cemetery
At 10:30 AM there will be a parade down Central Avenue. (No political entries or No candy throwing during the parade) The parade will start by Sheyenne Care Center. If you have questions about the parade call James Riden (845-1586).
Immediately following the parade, or about 11:00 AM, there will be a Program at the VFW Clubroom.