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April 12th, 2012

Public Works loaning VC $1M

April 12, 2012

In a move to solidify the final piece of funding for the upcoming Phase One home buyouts, the Valley City City Commission approved accepting a loan of $1 million from the Public Works electrical department at a special meeting Tuesday.

“We felt that it was time to make a vote on this,” said City Commissioner Matt Pedersen. “The buyout candidates are ready to go.”
“I don’t think we’ve got a choice of where we get the money,” said Mayor Bob Werkhoven, “and the City Attorney has indicated that we are within the law as far as (the loan), so now we can feel our conscience is clear.”

Medora musical starts June 8

April 12, 2012

The Medora Foundation hopes its annual summer musical and the Medora area will be a popular destination for Valley City people this summer.

The musical, now in its 48th year, takes place in the midst of the North Dakota Badlands near the south unit of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park in southwestern North Dakota.

Foundation board President Randy Hatzenbuhler was touring the state this past week, including a stop Monday in Valley City.

VCSU internships offer career experience

April 12, 2012

In the working world, there is the age-old argument of the value of experience versus education, but Valley City State University is providing its students an opportunity to gain both through its internship program.

Marcia Foss, VCSU’s Director of Career Services and Internships said the college tries to identify employers who might be able to provide a work experience similar to what the student is studying.

“It needs to be meaningful work, so they’re not just standing at a copier.”

'Wonka' to bring wonder to Washington

April 12, 2012

"In your wildest dreams you cannot imagine the surprises that await you!" reads the message on Charlie Bucket's golden ticket, which gives him entrance into the Willy Wonka factory and a world of wonder.
Audiences the world over are familiar with the story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and now local audiences will have a golden opportunity to see the story told by young local actors.

Earth Day Celebration at Valley City State University

April 12, 2012

It’s the first Annual VCSU Earth Day Festival will be Wednesday April, 25 6:00pm-9:00pm. It’s free and open to the public.

Earth Day is April 22 and Valley City State University will hold its first annual Earth Day Festival three days later on the VCSU campus.

Venders will offer earth friendly products and demonstrations, they’ll be games for all ages, musical entertainment includes a performance by “Lakota Thunder” an Emmy nominated Native American drum group.

April 11th

City to be home for 1 more sex offender

April 11, 2012

Allan Joeseph Cook, 34, is a high risk, registered sex offender who will be living at 1019 5th Ave. Northwest No. 4 in Valley City.

Cook was convicted Feb. 1, 2002 in Barnes County District Court of two Class C Felony counts of sexual assault for engaging in sexual acts with three juvenile females, ages 15 to 17 years old.

Tech center students prepare to compete

April 11, 2012

With the school year drawing to a close, it is now time for 14 students from the Sheyenne Valley Area Career and Technology Center to show off what they’ve learned this year.

SkillsUSA is a nonprofit organization comprised of students, teachers and other members of the educational industry working together to ensure that the nation has and can continue to develop a skilled workforce. The SkillsUSA program includes local, state and national competitions that allow students to demonstrate occupational and leadership skills.

Going the distance: Distance runners bring depth, experience to VCHS track

April 11, 2012

When Valley City High School runner Ruth Ihry started with the school’s track and field team, she wasn’t much for distance.
“She used to be a sprinter,” her teammate, Allyson Suhr, said with a friendly, if not slightly accusatory tone. “We converted her.”
Asked why, Ihry thinks for a minute.
“All my friends,” Ihry said.
Now, Ihry has become one of the numerous distance runners on a team that has plenty of depth in the area.

Valley Twisters do well at state

April 11, 2012

The Valley Twisters gymnastics team improved on an already great season earlier this month at the USA Gymnastics state championships in Bismarck.
Over 200 gymnasts from all across the state competed in the three-day meet.
The team was lead by Taylor Johnson, a Level 8 gymnast, who rejoined the Twisters after her first season in high school gymnastics. She placed second on the floor with a 9.225 and took third in the beam. She also placed sixth on the bars and eighth on the vault. Her all around score of 34.150 was good for sixth place and also qualified her for the 2012

April 10th

Valley Twisters start search for new coach

April 10, 2012

The Valley Twisters gymnastics club has started the search for a new head coach and executive director deciding to part ways with Jon Liardi Monday night.
"The long-term best interest, with respect to safety of students and growth of program, wasn't to have him on board as a coach and director," President Bobby Koepplin said Tuesday.
Liardi said he was asked Wednesday morning to turn in a letter of resignation, though he was unsure whether he would.

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