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August 16th, 2012

VCSU Volleyball Starting Home Season Saturday

August 16, 2012

The Valley City State University volleyball team finished last season on a bit of a sour note when it narrowly missed the Association of Independent Institutions conference tournament.
Although the Vikings finished sixth in the final Association of Independent Institutions conference poll, technically good enough to get to the conference tournament, they were bumped out by the host team, which gets an automatic bid.

8-17 local digest

August 16, 2012

Valley City Merchants Win State Championship

The Valley City Merchants won the men’s slow pitch softball Division III (Class D) State Tournament this past weekend in Fargo. The Merchants went 5-0 and allowed only 6 runs in the tournament to win the state title.
They opened the the tournament Saturday by defeating Industrial Electric of Dickinson 10-0, and followed it with a 12-0 win over the Kensal Merchants.
Valley City closed out Saturday with a 5-1 win over Zimney Oil Field Services of Minot 5-1.

City Officials Urge Water Conservation

August 16, 2012

Valley City City Administrator David Schelkoph said Thursday that contrary to rumors, the city's water supply is not in danger of contamination, nor is there the possibility of the sewer system backing up.
The problem, Schelkoph said, is with the master lift station, and reducing pressure on the sewer system.

Valley City Residents Ordered to Cut Back on Water Usage Until Further Notice

August 16, 2012

VALLEY CITY, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) Here we go again! Valley City officials are asking for residents to curtail their water usage until further notice due to repairs being made on the cities master lift station.

Mayor Bob Werkhoven says residents downstream should not use the Sheyenne River being raw sewage is being pumped into the river.

State Dodges Bullet in Wave of Fish Kills

August 16, 2012

North Dakota is expected to see an end to the fish kills that have plagued the Midwest this summer.

Scott Gangl of the State Game and Fish department said North Dakota had nearly a dozen fish kills this year, with the largest being on the James River near LaMoure.

“It was really shallow and it warmed up to the point where it was killing northern pike, just by the heat alone,” he said. “They’re a cool-water fish and the temperatures got too extreme for them.”

Open Door: Work is the Best Social Program

August 16, 2012

In late January 2012, in a below zero day with strong northwest winds, four people from Valley City traveled to Ray, North Dakota to obtain Thunderbird Ranch Gourmet Foods for the Open Door Center. The purpose of the trip was to secure real work for people with disabilities through the production of the products of Thunderbird Gourmet Foods. Because the Open Door Center believes that work is the best social program.

What’s in the Water? State Monitors Aquatic Life

August 16, 2012

Valley City’s upgraded water treatment plant will eliminate sulfates from the city’s drinking water, but state officials are still monitoring aquatic life in the Sheyenne River.

Gov. Jack Dalrymple recently suspended the sulfate limits in the Sheyenne River to allow the newly constructed Devils Lake East-End Outlet to operate, draining high sulfate water into the Sheyenne River. Devils Lake has grown from approximately 44,000 acres in the early 1990s to over 200,000 acres over the past two decades.

New Water Treatment Plant Dedicated Wed.

August 16, 2012

Gov. Jack Dalyrmple joined state and local officials Wednesday during a ribbon cutting ceremony and the dedication of Valley City’s new water treatment plant, which Dalrymple says produces the finest drinking water in North Dakota. The dedication was part of the “Sites Along the Sheyenne” tour, which explained why the Sheyenne River is part of the discussion on the Devils Lake crisis, hosted by the North Dakota Water Education Foundation.

August 15th

Rewards Abound for Animal Killer Info

August 15, 2012

The US Fish and Wildlife Service is offering $2,500 in rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction responsible for the deaths of four wolves and six bald eagles near the Bob Marshal Wilderness Area in Montana. The reward is one of three in the region involving cases of mysterious animal deaths.

Lab results have shown the animals died as a result of poisoning in May, but fish and wildlife special agent Rick Branzell said Tuesday he could not elaborate on any details of the case because, “the matter is still under investigation.”

Leevers Under New Affiliation

August 15, 2012

Leevers Foods, one of two grocery stores in Valley City, has dropped its affiliation with SuperValu and is now carrying products from the Nash Finch Company. Dave Heisler, vice president of Leevers Foods, said the only significant change will be in the store brand label.

The Our Family brand, which has been around for 100 years, offers “a lot wider variety and high quality products,” according to Heisler.

Leever’s was formerly under the SuperValu affiliation with the Flavorite store brand label.

Other than the brand change customers shouldn’t expect to see too many changes.

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