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December 26th

Erik Johnson Wins Valley City Junior High Geography Bee

December 26, 2012

Special to the Times-Record

Erik Johnson, a 8th grade student at Valley City Jr. High won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee on December 14th and a chance at a $25,000 college scholarship. Eighth grader, Hunter Olstad, was first runner-up. The school-level Bee, at which students answered oral questions on geography, was the first round in the 25th annual National Geographic Bee. This year’s Bee is sponsored by Google.

Nadine VanDyke Hospital Auxilian Award Winner

December 26, 2012

Nadine VanDyke has been named 2012 Mercy Hospital Auxilian-of-the-Year by fellow volunteers at the Valley City Hospital, said auxiliary Vice President Diane Heuser.

The award was presented by Donna Nelson, 2011 Mercy Hospital Auxilian-of-the-Year, Heuser said.

Heuser said the award was only created a few years ago, a suggestion of her own.

The wife of hospital administrator Keith Heuser, Heuser said, “Where we were before (coming to Mercy), they always had this type of thing (awards for volunteers).”

Local Grandparent Volunteers at School

December 26, 2012

Betty Jorissen, who volunteers to listen to students read at Jefferson Elementary School, said good-bye to her students for a few months last week.

Jorissen’s last day volunteering for the year was Tuesday, and the students had their last day of school Friday, but Jorissen won’t return right away in the new year.

“We just had a tearful goodbye because I go away for the winter,” she said. She heads south from January through March.

But Jorissen plans to return as long as she’s able.

December 24th

Hope Village in Minot Donates to Recovery Warehouse, United Way

December 24, 2012

Special to the Times-Record

MINOT, N.D. – Hope Village’s director Pastor Paul Krueger presented both the Recovery Warehouse and the United Way’s Unmet Needs committee with checks for $63,012.60.

The donation was taken from the proceeds of Hope Village’s “50k in 30 Days” fund-raiser that ran through November. Hope Village had chosen to donate 45 percent of the funds raised in the campaign to each of the two partners.

The remaining 10 percent ($14,002.80) plus developer Kent Busek’s original $25,000 will stay with Hope Village for its day-to-day operations.

Prairie Fare: As Children Grow and Mature, They Become Capable of Doing Different Tasks in the Kitchen

December 24, 2012

“Mom, you make the greatest cookies in the world!” my 9-year-old daughter exclaimed with a dazzling smile.

I was flattered by her extreme compliment, but I knew she had ulterior motives. I was packing cookies into containers at the time. She was waiting for samples.

During the holidays, people tend to pull out their containers of flour, sugar and spices, measuring cups and bowls to sweeten the holidays. Special holiday recipes get used, and children often are eager to help.

Two Join Fredrikson and Byron’s Trusts and Estates Group

December 24, 2012

Special to the Times-Record

Fredrikson & Byron is pleased to announce the addition of Katherine A. Peckham  and Katie A. Perleberg  to the firm’s Trusts & Estates Groups in Minneapolis and Fargo.

December 21st

Events Calendar: Dec. 21, 2012-July 4, 2013

December 21, 2012

Friday, December 21

Kids Get Creative

December 21, 2012

Second-graders at Jefferson Elementary school built a Christmas tree Tuesday with toilet paper collected to donate to the Abused Persons Outreach Center. Pictured are Emilee Olson (left), Olivia Ingstad, Alex Rogelstad, Michelle Grebel of APOC, Amelia Meester, and Faith Peterson. Students also collected tissues and paper towels.

Eastern Star Member Recognized for 80 Years

December 21, 2012

Henrietta Dotting was presented with a life membership from the Order of Eastern Star, North Dakota Grand Chapter on Saturday after more than 82 years of membership. The membership was presented by members of the Woodbine Chapter, to which Dotting is now a member.

Dotting, who will turn 107 in January, joined the organization in 1930. She believes she is the oldest living Eastern Star member.

Decorating Contest Winners Announced

December 21, 2012

Dick and Kay Winter of Valley City took first place in the Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce’s home decorating contest this year. Dick, who takes pride in his yard, said, “It really makes you feel good; I get a lot of satisfaction on (compliments).”

The home and business decorating contest is held annually by the Chamber. They put out calls for nominations earlier this month. Kay Vinje, office manager for the Chamber, told the Times-Record that anybody can call in and nominate their own home or business or somebody else’s.

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