June 10th, 2012
Special to the Times-Record
The Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce announces that this yearâ€™s proceeds from the Annual â€śDuckinâ€™ Down the Sheyenneâ€ť rubber duck race will go to United Way of Barnes County.
The annual fundraiser will be held on Saturday, June 16 during the Rally in the Valley festivities.
Applications were reviewed by the Chamber Board on Friday, May 18.
There were many local youth-orientated organizations who applied. The United Way will use the funds to support the many worthy groups within Barnes County that they support.
Summer Reading fun: Over 110 children plus teens and adults have helped launch our Summer reading program. Keep on coming. Join the fun!
After a week off, I needed to get back (up to snuff). Meanwhile, Politeness will get you most anything! In â€śThe Duckling Gets a Cookieâ€ť by Mo Williams, a childrenâ€™s title, Duckling asks (politely) for a cookie, with nuts, and receives it immediately. Pigeon is jealous! He complains loudly and long about asking and not receiving. Finally, Duck says he got the cookie for Pigeon. Then Duck politely asks for another cookie, without nuts!
Spectators lined Central Avenue Saturday as they watched rivers speed down the hill in motorless cars sponsored by area businesses.
Competitors in the 17th annual Soap Box Derby were divided into two divisions, stock and super stock. The derby was conducted as a true double-elimination event with each race consisting of two heats against the same opponents. The drivers swapped lanes and wheels between each heat.
With temperatures soaring to almost 90 degrees and winds quite gusty at times. the drivers still had fun racing their gravity-powered race cars.
Eric Olson, the Libertarian candidate for North Dakotaâ€™s lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, has lived in Fargo for most of his life. He studied business administration and computer networking at Minnesota State University Moorhead and Northwest Tech. He runs XPI L.L.C., an inventory business that serves convenience stores, and also works for IMS, an internet retailer that sells military surplus equipment.
Thereâ€™s been a lot of candidates going after that House seat, how do you think youâ€™ll fare this year?
The second you and I were born we became one. Most people were too busy goo-goo-ga-gaing over you to give you the proper title. As we age we should demand being recognized for being one. Iâ€™m venturing to guess the entire economic outlook on our city would skyrocket if only we could teach each other that we are one to one another.
The thing about being one is that we too have to recognize all other breathing beings as being one too. But do we? â€™m learning that itâ€™s not second nature to recognize it at all.
Kevin Cramer, one of North Dakotaâ€™s three Public Service Commissioners, will face off against fellow Commissioner Brian Kalk for the Republican nomination to the stateâ€™s lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Last week, Cramer sat down with Times-Record reporter David Luessen for an interview.
(Note: An interview with Kalk was published in the May 18 edition of the Times-Record and is available online at www.Times-Online.com)
The Byway Executive Committee is seeking ideas for expansion and improvements to the Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway.
Contractor for the project is the engineering firm Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson.
A series of meetings have been set, with the next one 7 p.m Monday in Valley City at the Regional Tech Center on Winter Show Road, and the final one June 14 at 7 p.m. at the Sodbusters Club in Sibley.
According to a letter from KLJ, â€śWe need your input. After 10 years the Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway is ready to grow again.â€ť
â€śDo you know if Erma is home?â€ť Sandy Hall recalls a time when she was at a local business and overheard a woman ask another that question. The woman was referring to Hallâ€™s mother, the school and county nurse, and just about everybodyâ€™s friend.
â€śNo one had to say Erma Overby,â€ť Hall explained, â€śMost everyone knew her by her first name.â€ť
Erma Overby was a nurse in Barnes County who spent much of her career working as the school and county nurse. Overby was also instrumental in starting many of the healthcare organizations that exist today in Valley City.
Special to the Times-Record
A new program is debuting at Fort Ransom State Park this year called â€śCountry Farm Life: Portraits of North Dakota Living at the Turn of the Century,â€ť announces FRSP Manager John Kwapinski.
Each Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. programs featuring pioneer living in North Dakota will be held at the parkâ€™s Sunne Demonstration Farm.