August 10th, 2012
They appear. When they do they donât yet have names. I donât conjure them up and never do I expect them. Like I said-they just appear out of nowhere.
Nowhere sounds like a lonely place. Just saying the word makes me feel lost and alone. Try it. You say it. âNowhere.â How did that make you feel? This past week I was going nowhere and I was going there fast.
That husband and I didnât really have any plans. We were chomping at the bit to do something but we didnât know where to do it let alone what to do. Doing nothing nowhere is a double negative and we were on our way to both.
Employees and volunteers at the Valley City National Fish Hatchery were busy Wednesday stocking a recreational fishing pond for youth with breeder black crappies, readying the fishing hole for use.
Noah Kvilang, 15, a student at Valley City High School, was dipping nets full of the young adult fish out of a tank on a trailer towed by a pickup truck and emptying them into the pond.
Kvilang said he helped out earlier this summer in the Youth Conservation Corps, and decided to continue helping as a volunteer.
Barnes County Deputy Auditor Julie Mindt was selected Tuesday by the Barnes County Commission to temporarily fill the role of resigning County Auditor Ed McGough. McGough officially vacated his seat on Wednesday.
The former auditor missed most of 2011 due to ongoing health problems, which he cited as his reason for leaving now.
Mindt said she doesnât know how long sheâll be interim auditor.
âIâm hoping for a lot of support,â she said Thursday.
When the Valley City State University football team takes the field for its first game later this month, freshman wide receiver Alex Cundiff seemingly has one less thing to worry about.
Unlike his teammates, he's already gotten a win this fall on Shelly Ellig Field at Lokken Stadium.
Lila Bemis doesnât remember exactly when she started working weekends at the Rosebud Visitors Center, but she does know her time there is enjoyable.
Bemis, who is a retired tax accountant, works at the Rosebud every Saturday, Sunday and summer holiday, single-handedly keeping operations running when other employees arenât there.
Wednesday, Dawn Riley, executive vice president for the Valley City Chamber of Commerce, presented Bemis with the Chamberâs monthly customer service award.
An overhaul of the 911 system in Barnes County inched forward on Tuesday as the Barnes County Commission voted 3-2 on a multi-faceted measure to proceed.
âMost of this stuff we would have done regardless of which route we go,â said Commissioner Eldred Knutson.
A year ago the county commission voted to remain the governing board for 911 services and established an advisory committee with city commission and emergency service representatives to over see finances and other operations.
Kurt Eversman, manager of the Valley City National Fish Hatchery since March, is working to make the federal facility located about 2.5 miles north and west of Valley City a recreational destination.
Wednesday Eversman, 28, said âI would like to see people on the property. This is federal property and people should be able to come and enjoy it.â
The Valley City City Commission reconsidered the possibility of selling the City Auditorium and heard city engineering firm Kadrmas Lee and Jacksonâs long-range plans for infrastructure improvements for the city during its regular meeting Monday.
City Commissioner Matt Pedersen spoke with his fellow commissioners about the possiblity of selling the City Auditorium to private parties, which the city has been considering for some time, before this particular commission was seated.
No one was injured in a one-vehicle accident 4:06 p.m. Monday on Interstate 94 at milepost 306, according to a release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
Benjamin Rau of West Fargo was driving a 2001 Kenworth truck east on Interstate 94 when the front right tire of the vehicle blew, causing Rau to lose control of the vehicle. He was wearing a seatbelt.
It swerved sharply to the right and left the roadway, entering the south ditch. He was able to steer the vehicle enough to keep it from overturning and tried to stop after entering the ditch.
Barnes County Water Resource District board members Pat Hurley and Duane Lettenmaier are good friends, but on Tuesday, they could not have been further apart.
The two faced off against each other Tuesday afternoon as the commission voted to remove Lettenmaier for misconduct in office. The charges were brought by the water boardâs vice president Hurley. Hurley often portrays a jovial demeanor at public meetings, but was notably dour during the hearing to remove Lettenmaier and after the commission made itâs final decision on Tuesday.