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May 22nd, 2012

Vet groups plans for Memorial Day

May 22, 2012

Valley City’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and AMVETS chapter along with auxiliaries from all city veteran’s organizations will participate in this year’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.

Local law enforcement joins national blitz

May 22, 2012

It takes three seconds and it can save your life.

The Valley City Police Department and the Barnes County Sheriff’s Office is participating in a seatbelt blitz as part of a national “Click It or Ticket” campaign that will run from May 21 to June 3.

“We write seatbelt citations throughout the year, but we won’t give any warnings for a two-week period here,” said Barnes County Sheriff’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.

May 21st

Mercy administrator Heuser honored by AHA

May 21, 2012

Keith Heuser, administrator of Valley City’s Mercy Hospital, has been named North Dakota’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 hospital’s mission.

Friday Heuser said he was presented with the award at a Grassroots Champion breakfast last week in Washington, D.C.

Students at Jefferson spent Friday on the field

May 21, 2012

Screams and laughs echoed at Hanna Field as students in grades K-3 enjoyed a “Survivor”-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 “Survivor” 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.

Candidate Heitkamp visits Valley City

May 21, 2012

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.

Background:

May 17th

Blonde On The Prairie: So, who really hates dandelions?

May 17, 2012

We escape the womb living only to take our first breath already dying. We swim or get yanked out of our warm mother’s birthing bin and it must feel like “Ta-dah!” That quickly turns to “Oh no! Not yet!” We really are born dying but I don’t think it is kosher for me to remind you of that. Nobody wants to hear or think about the impending news that they’re dying. Maybe that’s why we don’t ever acknowledge we’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 I’ve become.

VC/BC commission candidate forum set

May 17, 2012

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.

“All but one candidate said they can make it,” said Stephanie Mayfield, executive director of the Chamber. “I haven’t heard back from (city commission candidate) Arthur Frieze,” she said Thursday.

VCHS music students get gold, silver in NYC

May 17, 2012

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. Grant’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.

Kalk says background preparation for office

May 17, 2012

North Dakota Public Service Commissioner Brian Kalk received the his party’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 party’s nod. On Thursday morning, he sat down for a phone interview with Times-Record reporter David Luessen.
Background:

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.

Tentative Memorial Day Schedule

May 17, 2012

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.

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