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September 14th, 2012

Events Calendar: Sept. 15-30, 2012

September 14, 2012

Saturday, September 15

Blonde on the Prairie: Take the Time to Wonder

September 14, 2012

It usually happens when I’m the passenger in a car. It also shows itself when I’m quietly waiting to be called in to an appointment. The worst time is right before I’m ready to fall asleep. Wonder. Quite frankly, wonder appears most everywhere I go during my day. I don’t 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 don’t really want it to.

Pamida Sale Ending, Remodeling to Start

September 14, 2012

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 City’s store will not be fully-stocked when it opens again as the apparel and home departments will still need to be converted.

Big Crowds For Big Iron Show

September 14, 2012

WEST FARGO, N.D.—The 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.

September 13th

Jansen Invite Brings 30 XC Teams to VC; Local Digest

September 14, 2012

Jansen Invite story
by Scott Schlaufman
trsports@times-online.com
Every year, the Valley City High School cross country team hosts the Bill Jansen Invitational meet, and one thing never changes — 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.

Strong Start Not Enough for LMM volleyball

September 14, 2012

MONTPELIER, N.D. — 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.

Enforcement Increased on County Roads

September 13, 2012

Last week, Barnes County Highway Superintendent Kerry Johnson responded to a complaint that a campaign sign was posted in the county’s 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 county’s 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.

Legacy Place Tenants to Show Artwork Friday

September 13, 2012

Residents at The Legacy Place have the opportunity to show off their artistic abilities Friday during an “Art for the Ages” 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 Grandparent’s Day, Sept. 9, and continues until Saturday.

Schools-Parents Meeting Had Low Attendance

September 13, 2012

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. Catherine’s fifth-grade teacher Dawn Ihry.

September 12th

VCPS Contributes to Charlie Brown Project

September 12, 2012

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 — it doesn't get any better than that."

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