September 14th, 2012
It usually happens when Iâm the passenger in a car. It also shows itself when Iâm quietly waiting to be called in to an appointment. The worst time is right before Iâm ready to fall asleep. Wonder. Quite frankly, wonder appears most everywhere I go during my day. I donât invite it along and just like a wood tick it attaches itself to me and comes along for the ride. It shows itself when I donât really want it to.
The liquidation sale at Pamida will end Saturday, and the store will be closed for a week starting Sunday as remodeling goes into full swing to convert Pamida to a Shopko Hometown store.
The store will re-open Sept. 23, selling consumables, such as health and beauty items, over-the-counter medication, beverages, snacks and candy.
The remainder of Valley Cityâs store will not be fully-stocked when it opens again as the apparel and home departments will still need to be converted.
WEST FARGO, N.D.âThe smell of popcorn and fried food and the roar of 1,000 conversations filled the air amidst the swirling mass of people attending the 32nd annual Big Iron Farm Show at the West Fargo Fairgrounds this week.
The show was expected to attract more than 800 exhibitors and vendors and more than 80,000 people from around the world.
Jansen Invite story
by Scott Schlaufman
Every year, the Valley City High School cross country team hosts the Bill Jansen Invitational meet, and one thing never changes â the size.
"It's generally bigger than most of them," Valley City cross country coach Brian Engelhard said.
This year's race takes place 11 a.m. Saturday at the Bjornson Park Golf Course.
Over 500 runners from 30 schools across the state are signed up to race in the event, which runs junior high and junior varsity races as well.
MONTPELIER, N.D. â With only a handful of players with significant varsity experience and five with no varsity experience entering the season, it'd be easy to dismiss the Litchville-Marion/Montpelier volleyball team.
But even with an 0-10 record, it's a team that first-year coach Ryan Nelson believes the girls are onto something, even if the record isn't showing it.
"To come out the way we are playing, it's awesome," Nelson said. "We don't have a win yet, but we've gone four sets a couple of times now with teams that are supposed to be top dogs in our district.
Last week, Barnes County Highway Superintendent Kerry Johnson responded to a complaint that a campaign sign was posted in the countyâs right of way along a county road, obstructing the view of oncoming traffic.
Johnson drove out to the area and noticed the field appeared in the countyâs right of way as well. The right-of-way on the road extends 75 feet from the center and the edge of the field was 39 feet from the center.
Residents at The Legacy Place have the opportunity to show off their artistic abilities Friday during an âArt for the Agesâ art exhibit open house.
The Legacy Place, an assisted living facility in Valley City, is hosting the event in honor of National Assisted Living Week, which began on Grandparentâs Day, Sept. 9, and continues until Saturday.
There are 1,109 students enrolled in Valley City Public Schools this year, who have several hundred parents or guardians. However, as the principals of the four schools in the district gave a presentation to parents and the general public about the district failing to meet federal academic requirements, only two parents showed up: School board member Rich Ross and St. Catherineâs fifth-grade teacher Dawn Ihry.
During Tuesday night's regular Valley City School Board meeting, Val Moritz spoke of the joy she's experienced watching baseball games at Charlie Brown Memorial Field.
"You talk about a piece of Americana," said Moritz, a member of the school board. "Sitting up there watching a baseball game on a summer night and a train goes over the Hi-Line Bridge â it doesn't get any better than that."