July 24th, 2013
Alliance Pipeline Community Investment program has donated to the Wimbledon Quick Response Unit to support education and training. Evan Reimers, pipeline technician in the Wimbledon location, presented Bob Everson, squad leader, a check for $5,000 in Wimbledon on July 16. Funds received will be used to train new volunteer emergency medical responders who completed and passed the course. The newest members of the response unit are Mary Plumb, Wimbledon and Dale Undem Leal, N.D.
Everson said, "I think (the donation) is great â it's very generous of them."
While in Accra, Ghana for exercise Western Accord 2013, 1st Lt. Matt Nielson and "JJ" Fankhanel, 141st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, North Dakota National Guard, befriended Noble Kofi Nazzah, a local teacher who was a senior prom chaperone at the hotel where the Soldiers were staying. Fankhanel works with special needs students at Pelican Rapids High School in Pelican Rapids, Minn., and Nielson teaches chemistry at Valley City High School in Valley City.
A misunderstanding between Aspen Exteriors, a Minnesota-based construction doing storm damage repair in Valley City, and Valley City Commissioner Madeline Luke, may be just that â a misunderstanding.
During a recent meeting of the Valley City Commission, Luke told other commissioners and the gallery that she heard the company was using her name for endorsement purposes, and she did not give them permission to do so.
The 5th annual Debbie Gabel Memorial Motorcycle ride, along with a raffle and street dance, will be held Saturday, July 27, in Valley City.
Rocky Gabel, Valley City, organized the event in honor of his wife, Debbie Gabel, who lost her battle with ovarian cancer in 2009. Last year, approximately 200 people participated in the motorcycle ride.Â Net proceeds of the events benefit Hospice of the Red River Valley.
The Barnes County North School Board voted Monday during a special meeting to start school on time this year despite construction on the new centralized campus being behind.
The board met with officials from MBA Construction, parents and patrons Monday at the Spiritwood school to discuss options. Following a recommendation from school administration, the board unanimously voted to begin school on its regularly-scheduled start date of Aug. 27; although, students will be divided into both the east campus near Rogers and west campus in Wimbeldon.
Kathryn resident Emily Trzpuc competed in a preliminary for the Miss North Dakota title recently in the Montpelier High School gymnasium.â¨Thirteen young women from across the state competed for the titles of Miss Fort Abercrombie, Miss Peace Garden, and Miss James River Valley. Trzpuc and other contestants were each awarded a $100 scholarship. The winner of the Fort Abercrombie title received a $2,000 scholarship and the winners of the Peace Garden and James River Valley titles each received a $500 scholarship.
The Dakota Nursing Program faculty and students recently officially revealed their new logo.
Timing for the new logo matches up with planned changes this fall when the program its lab and office area to Valley City State University in the renovated portion of the thirdfloor of the Rhoades Science Center.
More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
A mother-daughter duo in Valley City has started a small business, making and selling incense, leather pouches and more.
Jamie Bowen and her mother Sheree Bowen sell their products at Really Big Music in Valley City and at various flea markets throughout the area.
Jamie said, "We sell incense that we make ourselves, Zippo lighters, handmade leather pouches and lighter holders and tapestries."
Read more in Monday's Times-Record.
North Dakota was recently named the third best state to do business in a CNBC survey, up from fifth place in 2012 and just behind South Dakota, which was number one, and number two ranking Texas. According to the survey, one of the forces driving the state's strong finish was its number two ranking in the economy category, spurred by record oil production in the Bakken Oil Fields.
The old Piller Theater curtain, in storage since the 1960s, has been moved from Valley City High School to the Valley City Parks and Recreation Rec Center and will be hung for display in the near future.
Becky Heise, a researcher for the Barnes County Historical Society, speculated Thursday the curtain will be hung âwithin the next couple of weeks.â
âWe have to wait for the contractor to have time to put up the brackets so we can put it up.â
Read more in Friday's Times-Record.