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May 30th, 2012
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.
The Winter Show building looked a little more green and yellow on Saturday as John Deere turned 175, and John Deere Seeding Group of Valley City celebrated with a party open to the entire community.
The celebration featured entertainment for visitors in the afternoon and a employee appreciation dinner to end the evening.
April showers bring May flowers, but May showers may ruin some Memorial Day weekend plans.
Fridayâs high temperatures are expected to drop from the low 60s into the 50s on Saturday, when rain clouds and possible thunderstorms are expected to spread throughout the region, which could linger into Sunday.
âRight now it looks like the best chance for thunderstorms will be Saturday night into Sunday,â said Jeff Makowski, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Grand Forks. âThereâs a chance for thunderstorms later Sunday night but theyâll be a little bit more scattered.â
A major change is in the works for the 2012-2013 school year that most students will probably not notice.
Following a nationwide media blitz earlier this year over lean, finely-textured beef â or âpink slime,â as it was dubbed â the United States Department of Agriculture will begin labeling the ground beef products it provides to schools so Americaâs schoolâs food service directors can make the decision as to whether they will include LFTB or not.
Jefferson Elementary School recently hosted a âSurvivorâ field day for students as a fundraising event, and it proved to be a success. Misti Kauffman, vice president of the PTO which helped establish the event, said it raised around $9,000 after expenses.
Kauffman said the event, which was organized with the help of the physical education department, was well-supported and will likely be done again next year.