June 8th, 2012
Kevin Cramer, one of North Dakotaâ€™s three Public Service Commissioners, will face off against fellow Commissioner Brian Kalk for the Republican nomination to the stateâ€™s lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Last week, Cramer sat down with Times-Record reporter David Luessen for an interview.
(Note: An interview with Kalk was published in the May 18 edition of the Times-Record and is available online at www.Times-Online.com)
The Byway Executive Committee is seeking ideas for expansion and improvements to the Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway.
Contractor for the project is the engineering firm Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson.
A series of meetings have been set, with the next one 7 p.m Monday in Valley City at the Regional Tech Center on Winter Show Road, and the final one June 14 at 7 p.m. at the Sodbusters Club in Sibley.
According to a letter from KLJ, â€śWe need your input. After 10 years the Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway is ready to grow again.â€ť
â€śDo you know if Erma is home?â€ť Sandy Hall recalls a time when she was at a local business and overheard a woman ask another that question. The woman was referring to Hallâ€™s mother, the school and county nurse, and just about everybodyâ€™s friend.
â€śNo one had to say Erma Overby,â€ť Hall explained, â€śMost everyone knew her by her first name.â€ť
Erma Overby was a nurse in Barnes County who spent much of her career working as the school and county nurse. Overby was also instrumental in starting many of the healthcare organizations that exist today in Valley City.
Special to the Times-Record
A new program is debuting at Fort Ransom State Park this year called â€śCountry Farm Life: Portraits of North Dakota Living at the Turn of the Century,â€ť announces FRSP Manager John Kwapinski.
Each Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. programs featuring pioneer living in North Dakota will be held at the parkâ€™s Sunne Demonstration Farm.
The North Dakota Republican-GOP will hold the annual Republican Roundup on Friday and Saturday in Fargo, and state spokesman Matt Becker said the fundraising rally could not come at a better time.
â€śThis will be the largest summer event we have held in years,â€ť Becker said in a news release. â€śWe expect to welcome a big crowd and energize a lot of new supporters.â€ť
The District 24 Democrats held their Presidential Caucus and delegate selection meeting Tuesday night at the Skoal Room at Valley City State University.
The State Democratic party had similar meetings in every district in North Dakota on Tuesday. The meetings were part of a new process of selecting delegates to send to the North Dakota Democratic Non Partisan League meeting June 16 in Bismarck. At the state meeting, delegates for the National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., from September 3 through 6 will be selected.
Valley Auto Body and Storage, LLC has purchased what used to be Quality Auto Body Shop from former owner Ken Schwanke of Fargo.
The body shop and storage units are now under local ownership. Jerry Bennefeld, Craig Larsen and Dan Taylor, all of Valley City, decided to make the investment.
â€śWe all three have experience with rental property and we were looking to diversify,â€ť Bennefeld said.
Larsen said that he and Bennefeld own rental property together and are always looking to find new opportunities.
DICKINSON â€” In both days of the Class A state boys golf tournament, Valley City High School senior Nick Jenson saved his best for last. The last nine, that is.
In both days of the 36-hole tournament, which ended Wednesday at Dickinsonâ€™s Heart River Municipal Golf Course, Jenson struggled in the courseâ€™s front nine, but was able to make up for it on the back.
â€śI like the back nine a lot better here, so I knew Iâ€™d make some birdies and I didâ€ť he said.
He finished with a final score of 155, which tied for sixth place and earned him All-State honors.
VCHS golfers in hunt at state
Valley City High School boys golf team had players finish the first day of the state championship in the hunt for a placing score.
Nick Jenson leads the Hi-Liners with an 82, which is tied for 17th. The score is only four strokes off the top-5.
Ben Sorenson had an 83, which ties him for 23rd. Jared Lentz finished the day with an 84 and is tied for 31st.
The tournament wraps up today in Dickinson.
Legion team drops first four
The Valley City Post 60 American Legion baseball team opened the season with four straight losses.