October 22nd, 2012
North Dakota's own hip hop rising star Big Reeno recently released the official music video for his new, heartfelt single, The Forgotten Disaster, (view video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2I4oV4sbpooff) his untitled, upcoming project releasing early next year. The song was made to commemorate the first anniversary of the national disaster that occurred in Reenoâ€™s home state of North Dakota in June, 2011. A flood hit the city of Minot, destroying peopleâ€™s homes, businesses and lives. It was the only category 5 disaster in the US in 2011.
With the upcoming election, things are getting heated â€“ even on social networking sites. Tweets, statuses and every other kind of post are filled with sarcasm, support and opposition.
There are three parties you may belong to on these sites; Republican, Democrat or the Annoyed Indifferents.
To me, the annoyed, â€śindifferentâ€ť party members are hiding â€“ hiding from judgment and opposition. They want a little attention, like their outspoken friends, so they post updates that hold an opinion.
The end of October marks a popular holiday of fun and fright â€” Halloween, and Valley City will have plenty of Halloween events to entertain locals. With the spooky holiday, though, comes risks. The Valley City Police Department has some advice to keep children and teens safe on Halloween.
Cody Thibert, police officer at the Valley City Police Department, says that everyone should be aware of the extra children out on Halloween night and during public Halloween events.
â€śBe careful and slow it down,â€ť Thibert advises. â€śThereâ€™s going to be lots of kids crossing the streets everywhere.â€ť
The Barnes County Commission voted unanimously to raise the pay of the county Tax Director Betty Koslovski from Grade 9 to Grade 11.
Koslovski wiped tears from her eyes as she asked for worthwhile compensation from the commission.
â€śI think for what your position entails, you definitely should be a (Grade) 10 for sure,â€ť Commissioner John Froelich said.
Koslovski is head of the countyâ€™s tax department, and Commissioner Phil Leitner said the responsibilities of county department heads varies from office to office.
Saturday, October 20
The Saturday Farmers Market will meet every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the City Auditorium (320 Central Ave. South, Valley City) until Oct. 27.
Following a nearly three-month liquidation sale and a week-long closure for remodeling and expansion, the former Pamida store in Valley City celebrated its conversion to a Shopko Hometown store Thursday with an official ribbon cutting. Shopko employees joined city officials, Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and enthusiastic shoppers for the ceremony at 8:45 a.m.
The first 100 shoppers to arrive were given $10 gift cards to use on merchandise in the store. Shoppers could also register for a drawing for prizes including the grand prize of a 32 inch LCD HDTV.
Some days I get so rattled and frazzled and hurried. I get that way so much that I have to check the dryer twice to make sure the cat didnâ€™t crawl in before I push the â€śstartâ€ť button. It seems I always remember I forgot to put the clothes from the washer into the dryer the night before the morning I need what is in the washer. The problem is that the clothes have been in the washer, already washed for two or three days and so I have to re-wash them before I can dry them. Frazzling. The washer and dryer live in the scary basement. Most farmers have barn cats. I have basement cats.
Valley Cityâ€™s National Fish Hatchery played host to two National Archery in the Schools Program training sessions Thursday and again Friday, led by Jeffrey Long, an employee of the North Dakota Game and Fish Department and coordinator of the state program.
About 10 people were in Thursdayâ€™s session, and 12 were expected Friday, Long said.
Longâ€™s students included Valley City State University students, a Boy Scout leader, and teachers from Freedom Elementary School and the Circle of Nations school in Wahpeton.
As the Valley City High School cross country team waited to start its third annual Hi-Liner Challenge race at Chautauqua Park Thursday, VCHS coach Brian Engelhard took note of the weather conditions.
Compared to the warmth that filled Valley City Tuesday, Wednesday's races were run in temperatures in the mid-40s, underneath the overcast and drizzling skies that lingered throughout the day.
"Welcome to the third annual Coach Knows How To Pick 'Em Day," Engelhard told the crowd of runners and parents at the starting line.
FARGO â€” As the Griggs/Barnes County football team walked off the field at Shanley High School's Cichy Stadium Tuesday, the looks on the faces of the players nearly said it all.
As the Titans gave each other a hug and a handshake, seniors seemed to be holding back tears following a 47-15 loss to the Deacons in their final game of the season.
It was a loss that, though large on the scoreboard, left second-year coach Davy Zinke plenty happy as the team continued its improvements this season.