August 1st, 2012
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â€śThank you so much,â€ť Valley City Schools Superintendent Dean Koppelman said, hugging outgoing school board president Sharon Buhr.
Buhr was recognized for 21 years of service to the Valley City School Board on Monday night at the boardâ€™s annual meeting. Monday was Buhrâ€™s last meeting as an official board member after losing her re-elction bid to Richard Ross, an assistant professor and degree coordinator at Valley City State University.
Alliance Pipeline LLC, which runs its North Dakota office in Valley City, will be adopting their sixth wish to the Make-A-Wish foundation.
The company has already granted wishes to five North Dakota children living with life-threatening medical conditions since 2006.
Leighton Smith, North Dakota area manager for Alliance Pipeline, presented Make-A-Wish North Dakota representatives with its sixth $5,000 gift for the Adopt-A-Wish program Tuesday. Alliance Pipeline donated the money that will be used to underwrite one more childâ€™s wish.
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Entertainment for the upcoming Music at the Courthouse will be provided by â€śADAPTâ€ť from Valley City.
They will be here on Wednesday, August 1st at 7:15 pm. ADAPT is a menâ€™s quartet who have been together for several years. They perform a variety of musical tunes with great harmony.
Members of this group include Don Bauer, Monte McDaniel, Lance Drevecky and Tony Kobbervig. They are accompanied by Marian Drevecky.
Music at the courthouse is sponsored by the Valley City Parks & Recreation District, Bridges Arts Council & KOVC -Dakota Country.
Valley City Public School students in grades Kindergarten through 12 will return to schools that have been upgraded inside and out as classes resume Aug. 27 for the 2012-2013 school year.
Two very visible advancements include new press boxes and a scoreboard for Hanna Field, home of the Valley City High School Hi-Liner football team.
Work is underway for the reconstruction project on Ninth Avenue Northwest.
Chad Petersen, project manager, of city engineering firm Kadrmas, Lee, and Jackson, said the project is being reconstructed in two phases.
Phase I work will be completed this year. This includes the section of Ninth Avenue Northwest from Main Street to approximately Fourth Street Northwest.
The remainder of the corridor will be completed in 2013.
By Scott Schlaufman
After losing eight straight games to start the season, it would have been seemingly easy to write off the Valley City Post 60 American Legion baseball team.
But Saturday in Lidgerwood, the team finished second in the Section 1 tournament with a 28-1 loss to Wahpeton in the championship game.
"We started season 0-8 and not a lot of people expected us to be in this championship game, and we made a run and we got here," Valley City coach Jason Beilke said.
The expected number of riders was impacted a little by an early harvest. Instead of the 250 or so expected, there were maybe only 200. Thatâ€™s 200 motorcyclists riding in the Fourth Annual Debbie Gabel Memorial Ride, this past Saturday.
The riders and a raffle for a brand-new Harley-Davidson motorcycle help raise nearly $60,000 for the Thundering Saints Inc. foundation, said ride organizer, Rocky Gabel, husband of the late Debbie for whom the ride and the foundation are dedicated.
Valley Cityâ€™s new police chief has some new ideas and lofty goals for the Valley City Police Department and is working with the Valley City City Commission to bring those to life.
â€śWeâ€™re currently in discussion with the city commission to see if theyâ€™ll go along with what I would like to do, but my biggest push is to get the police department internationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA),â€ť said Chief Fred Thompson.
Locals cheered on bicyclists at the finish line Saturday as bikers from around the area finished the first day of a two-day bike ride hosted by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
During this yearâ€™s ride called â€śBike MS: Sanford Health Ride the Wind,â€ť participating cyclists started their route in Casselton, looped north through several small towns and Lake Ashtabula, and then turned south to head to Valley City, covering up to 140 miles.