July 12th, 2012
Barnes County is among the healthiest counties in North Dakota according to the University of Wisconsin.
The UWâ€™s Population Health Institute recently released its 2012 County Health Rankings and Roadmaps report, which found that Barnes Ranks No. 2 in the â€śHealth Outcomesâ€ť category, second only to Griggs County. Under â€śHealth Factors,â€ť Barnes was fifth, behind Bowman, Cass, Griggs and Burleigh.
â€śI probably donâ€™t need to tell anyone here that thereâ€™s a significant flood risk in Valley City. Youâ€™ve all lived through it and been through flood fighting efforts,â€ť began Sierra Schroeder of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during a half-hour slide show presentation during a public forum Tuesday.
A light but vocal crowd attended the evening meeting, which was hosted by the Corps and the City of Valley City, that gave residents the opportunity to speak with officials from the Corps about permanent flood protection in Valley City.
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Flowers growing in containers may need to be watered daily. Hanging baskets of fuchsias and other flowers are especially prone to drying out.
A layer of mulch in containers can reduce watering needs.
Remove flowers in the garden after they fade. This is called deadheading. In this way, the plant wonâ€™t waste any energy on producing seed in these faded flowers. Rather, the plant will spend its energy on producing new flowers.
A local contractor will have to wait one more month to find out when he will be paid in a development that had one member of the Barnes County Water Resource District Board calling for the resignation of another.
On Monday, the board moved to rescind a motion from last monthâ€™s meeting to pay for work done on â€śLegal Drain No. 2,â€ť and will decide how to proceed next month based on whether board member Duane Lettenmaier will pay the bills personally or not.
The five-day search for a missing Valley City State University student ended Monday on the northern rim of the Grand Canyon.
Valley City Police Chief Fred Thompson held a press conference Tuesday afternoon stating that the Coconino County Sheriffâ€™s Department in Arizona informed VCPD hours earlier they had located 22-year-old Amber Glatt, who suffers from reccurring amnesia.
â€śThe missing persons part of it (this case) is closed,â€ť Thompson said. â€śThereâ€™s a few other details we want to clear up and we will work to do that before we officially close everything.â€ť
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Amanda Grafing of Valley City, along with Paul Leier, owner/operator of Big Hammer Music Entertainment, will be providing music on Wednesday, July 11th at the Courthouse Lawn starting at 7:15 pm.
Amanda graduated from VCHS in 2007. After graduation she was hired by John Deere Seeding Group where she is about to complete her 5th year.
Paul LeierÂ is the owner and operator of Big Hammer Music Entertainment. He has been doing DJ - Karaoke since 1995 in Twin Cities and North Dakota Area.
The majority of Mondayâ€™s regular meeting of the Barnes County Water Resource District was spent reviewing the status of past, present and future water projects the board has been involved with in the county.
The expansion of local lakes has been a frequent focus of the board and Monday was no exception.
Bethany Reiten combines her love for animals and writing in a 4-H service project, which she says has helped her learn that helping others is an important part of life.
Post 60 gets swept
The Valley City Post 60 American Legion baseball struggled offensively Monday and was swept by Kindred.
The team was only able to put together four total hits in the two games despite strong efforts from pitchers Chase Carpenter and Brett Stearns.
Valley City lost the first game 3-0. Kindred scored one run in the second, fourth and fifth innings.
Carpenter threw all six innings with only four hits allowed and eight strikeouts. He also went 1-2 at the plate. Anthony Olstad had Post 60â€™s only other hit.
Valley City Babe Ruth player Jacob Miller showed plenty of tenacity in Mondayâ€™s double header split with Oakes.
As his team played the first game, a 4-2 loss, he donned the catcherâ€™s gear and took his spot behind the plate for all seven innings in 90 degree weather.
He followed it by switching battery positions for game two, where he pitched all four innings and scored two runs in a 5-1 win.
In both instances, coach Lance Lukes was pleased as the team readies for the District 6 tournament later this month in Steele.