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June 1st, 2012
Valley City and Jamestown law enforcement personnel joined others from across North Dakota this week in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics North Dakota.
The Special Olympicsâ website reads, âThe Torch Run is a running event in which officers and athletes carry the Flame of Hope to the Opening Ceremony of local Special Olympics competitions.â
The Special Olympics Summer Games will be held Friday and Saturday in Fargo.
Kathleen Meagher, President of the Special Olympics North Dakota, said that they try to link cities through the run.
Valley Cityâs Saturday Farmers Market opens for the season Saturday at Hirschberger Park, said Becky Huber, who is managing this yearâs market with brother Arlen.
This marks the 33rd year the Saturday market has been operating.
The Hubers are taking over management of the market this season from Sharon Clancy.
Huber has been selling her fresh local vegetables at the market âsince day one.â
Helping the Hubers operate the market this year are Margaret Stoltz and Candy and Mike Rasmussen.
âWe need all the help we can get,â Huber said.
Special to the Times-Record
May is Stroke Awareness Month, and City- County Health District and the Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control Policy (the Center) are using the opportunity to underscore how the connection between cigarette smoke and stroke reinforces the need for comprehensive smoke-free policies.
Stroke is the fourth-leading cause of death in the U.S., and people who smoke cigarettes are twice as likely to have a stroke.
Valley City Public Schools School Board member Sharon Buhr faces re-election this year, and her opponent is Valley City State University assistant professor Richard Ross. Both candidates have strong backgrounds in education and both sat down for interviews with Times-Record reporter David Luessen on Tuesday.
Those who spent Memorial Day weekend at Lake Ashtabulaâs East Crossing resort might have noticed some new faces and a fresh coat of blue paint on the walls of the Ashtabula Crossing restaurant.
The popular eatery, located less than 20 miles from Valley City, is under new ownership as of April 9. Mary Jean Cuffe, formerly of Breezy Point, Minn., her sister Patty Hoff, and Pattyâs husband Scott, formerly of Perley, Minn., purchased the restaurant and bar from former owner Bob Kelly.
Tim Kadrmas will miss working with the kids and adult volunteers after he finishes this year â his final year â directing the Valley City Soap Box Derby, but after 18 years in the job he decided it was time.
âLooking at the faces of rookies coming down the track the first time you can see it is thrilling and exhilarating for them â you see the joy and fear and excitement in their faces.â
This yearâs North Dakota Soap Box Derby takes place June 8 and 9 in Valley City.
The North Dakota Stockmenâs Association received an anonymous donation of $1,000 for its reward fund for information leading to the arrest of suspects involved in a pair of livestock shootings in Griggs County. The two incidents near Cooperstown involved the killing of four horses and three head of cattle. Authorities are also investigating a massacre of 14 cattle near Hankinson in Richland County.
Barnes County Sheriff Randy McClaflin said the occasional livestock shooting is not unheard of in the region.
By Lorraine Thompson
Special to the Times-Record
Valley City Eagles 2192 held its 43rd annual award banquet at the Aerie Club with Lorney Behm as the master of cememonies. The hometown builder was Dakota Plains Co-op with manager Ken Astrup who accepted the award and thanked the Eagles.
The Civic Service Award went to Fire Chief Gary Retterath and was presented by Mary Simonson, a former winner.
The Humanitarian Award was given to Lynell Gertin by Don Malec and Gloria VanDyke. Gertin saved Gloria while she choking at the bank.
A number of musical units, including VCHS, performed in Mondayâs Memorial Day parade down Central Avenue in Valley City.
WIMBLEDON, N.D. - Cold weather, rain and a five-year wait were not enough to deter the crowds that gathered in Wimbledon for the grand opening of the Midland Continental Railroad Depot Transportation Museum on Saturday.