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August 29th, 2012

Officials Assess Community Health

August 29, 2012

About two dozen city and county officials and health care workers met at the Health Education Center at Mercy Hospital for a community health assessment Tuesday morning.

The assessment was organized by the Valley City-Barnes County Health District and Mercy Hospital, and was used to develop a community health improvement plan, a requirement for City-County Health to be an accredited public health district and for the hospital to maintain it’s not-for-profit status.

Lift Stations Back to Normal Operation

August 29, 2012

Following a sewer emergency a week-and-a-half ago, all six motors from Valley City lift stations are installed and the crank is back to normal operating procedures.

The morning of Friday, Aug. 17, residents of Valley City were asked to conserve water as a precautionary measure when lift station motors failed, causing raw sewage to be dumped into the Sheyenne River.

“With the different inflows in the sewer system throughout the year, we kind of have seasons just like everything else,” Schelkoph said.

August 28th

Damaged Roads to be Repaired

August 28, 2012

Valley City City Commission members met Monday during a special meeting to approve a perpetual restrictive covenant, restricting the city from building any structure other than for flood control on its acquired properties. They also approved a street reconstruction project on the streets surrounding the water treatment plant.

Commissioner Regrets Vote

August 28, 2012

Barnes County Commissioner Rodger Berntson said misinformation from State’s Attorney Lee Grossman affected his vote at an Aug. 7 commission meeting, but admits his lone dissenting vote would not have made a difference.

The commission voted 5-0 to appoint a person to fill the shoes of resigning County Auditor Ed McGough. County auditor is an elected position, but the commissioners felt there was too little time to solicit candidates for the November ballot.

Your Health: School Lunch Changes This Fall

August 28, 2012

Starting this fall, kids and teachers will see some changes to the school lunch program because of the new federal mandate. These tough new mandatory regulations are part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act and every public school in the nation is required to follow the standards beginning with the 2012-2013 school year. These standards bring an emphasis to fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fat-free and low-fat milk.

August 27th

Water in Potter Remains a Problem

August 27, 2012

SANBORN, N.D. – Earlier this month, Barnes County Water Resource District Board member Duane Lettenmaier was removed from the board by the Barnes County Commission for work on a drain that exceeded the original scope of the project.

Potter Township officer David Lettenmaier, Duane’s brother, said the water problem still remains an issue at Tuesday’s county commission meeting. The township officer said a metal detector was used on County Road 11 north of Sanborn where existing culverts were found.

Puppy Love

August 27, 2012

Black, white, red, yellow and brown; large or small; male or female; young or old; all the dogs participating in Saturday’s fourth annual Sheyenne Valley Friends of Animals Walk-And-Wag-Athon all had one thing in common: their owners care about animals.

Bringing in $1,380 to the organization, this year’s fundraising event nearly doubled last year’s take of $727.

19 Cases of West Nile Reported

August 27, 2012

As of Wednesday, the North Dakota Department of Health reported five new human cases of West Nile virus since reporting the first case two weeks ago, bringing the statewide total to 19. This compares to only four cases confirmed in 2011. The North Dakota Department of Health has not detected increases in West Nile virus activity similar to what has been reported in recent weeks since 2007 when there were 369 human cases reported. Of the 19 confirmed cases, five have been hospitalized.

Construction Projects Moving Along Steadily

August 27, 2012

Chad Petersen from city engineering firm Kadrmas, Lee and Jackson told the Valley City city commission that road construction projects in Valley City are moving along steadily as most are scheduled to wrap up in September and October.

“We have really millions of dollars at work here in the city, getting rid of those pot holes,” Valley City City Administrator David Schelkoph said during Monday’s meeting.

August 26th

Falcons Top Titans in Season Opener

August 26, 2012

It's rare for a football game to be decided on a single play, but a match up between the Griggs/Barnes County and the Maple Valley/Enderlin Falcons is not an everyday occurrence.
An incomplete pass by the Titans sealed an 18-13 victory for MV/E in the season-opening non-regional contest on Friday in Tower City.
After the unsuccessful throw on fourth down and 11 yards from the goal line, the Falcons took a knee to run out the final 66 seconds of the game.

Bismarck St. Mary’s 6-foot, 165-pound senior tailback Dillon Reiner ran 47 times for 211 yards and...
It’s do or die Friday night at Hanna Field when third-place Valley City hosts fifth-place Central...
20-20 Auto Center won all four games against Valley Lumber Great Plains Equipment won all four...

 

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