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May 8th, 2012

VC speech team competes at state

May 8, 2012

The VCHS Speech Team wrapped up its 2012 season with state competition and attempts to qualify for national competition this June in Indianapolis. Nick Lee was able to qualify for the National Forensic League Tournament and will compete with an original oratory about welfare reform at the national level. He will also compete in supplemental categories of poetry and storytelling.

Former VC resident celebrates 100th birthday

May 8, 2012

On April 10, 1912 LaLander Stadig Norman, “DUCK” was born in Binford, North Dakota and grew up in Valley City, ND. The day of his birth was the day the Titanic set sail.

His parents immigrated from Sweden. His father was John Norman who worked at the Fair Store in its hey day. His mother fed harvesters from a traveling cook car. As a lad, Duck helped her.

He graduated at age 15 from High School and went to Valley City Teachers’ College. Then he studied at the University of Michigan and studied 10 years to become an actuary.

Final high school art fest

May 8, 2012

Valley City High School’s artists will have one last chance to shine on Thursday at the VCHS Fine Arts Festival.

The exhibition in the school starts at 6 p.m. and comes days after several VCHS art students were honored for their achievements in the Junior Duck Stamp Competition at the state’s annual banquet in Bismarck.
VCHS art instructor Kelly Callahan said as an art instructor, she can only do so much, but her students help teach and motivate each other.

May 7th

Celebrating National Tourism Week

May 7, 2012

The Valley City Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is celebrating National Tourism Week at 12:00 (noon) on Thursday, May 10. The celebration begins at the new water fountain at City Park then moves to the outdoor display at the Rosebud Visitor Center. Rootbeer floats will be served at the Visitor Center.

Haugen April/May VCSU Student Employees of the Month

May 7, 2012

APRIL:
Aaron Haugen has been selected as Valley City State University Student Employee of the Month for April 2012.
A 2008 graduate of Pelican Rapids High School, Pelican Rapids, MN, Haugen is a Senior at Valley City State University. Valley City, N.D., majoring in Business Education.
Haugen is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes organization on campus.
Haugen is employed at the VCSU Music Department.
His parents are David and Martha Haugen, Pelican Rapids, Minn.

MAY:

Don Mugan retiring from VCSU

May 7, 2012

Valley City State University technology education Professor and Great Plains STEM Education Center director Donald Mugan is retiring June 15 after 39 years as a teacher and administrator at VCSU, he said Friday.
STEM stands for Science Technology Engineering Mathematics.
It is a new way of looking at science and math education to make the disciplines more attractive to the current generation of students.
As center director, Mugan saw himself as an evangelist in transforming math, science, engineering and technology education into a form that attracts students.

2 tie for first at VCSU symposium

May 7, 2012

Students at Valley City State University got the chance to present projects they have been working on over the 2011-2012 school year at the Scholar Symposium on Thursday.

Nearly three dozen students presented to a panel of 21 judges that included VCSU faculty and staff on topics ranging from the North Dakota dairy industry to classical music and literary analysis.

“It’s an annual event and it’s the best works from the fall semester and the spring semester,” said Jodi Shorma, VCSU instructor and the symposium’s coordinator.

May 4th

Sermonette: Do You Have A Problem With God?

May 4, 2012

It has been said that “Life is to be lived forward, and understood backwards.” That is so hard for most of us! We want to understand first. Whenever we face a problem or challenge, we want to know the details and know “why?” from the start. But life doesn’t let us read ahead. We have to wait for it to be lived. Hopefully in time, answers will be clearer.

Blonde On The Prairie: Maybe life isn’t supposed to be so comfortable

May 4, 2012

Last week I sat with butterflies photographing and sharing them. I rode my vintage John Deere bike up my prairie road in utter bliss –as if I was riding in an animated Disney movie. The butterflies fluttered all around me as I sat at my blossoming cherry tree thanking them for choosing me to spend time with.

Mary Lee Nielson runs for VC city commission

May 4, 2012

The June 12 city election will see five candidates vying for two City Commissioner seats vacated by George Dutton and Jon Wagar. This week, the T-R will interview all five candidates to provide a better look at those seeking office and their take on the issues facing Valley City. Going alphabetically, the final interviewee is candidate Mary Lee Nielson.

Mary Lee Nielson

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