September 21st, 2012
I woke up and for some odd reason I could only talk in a British accent. Iâ€™m a mimicker and mimickers many times mimic other distinctive dialects. When I want to sound harsh I break out my best Russian. I pucker my face and make my forehead purposefully furrow. Though most Russians are very kind people, their language comes across as a bit harsh. â€śPlease. Take garrrr-bage out now,â€ť I mimic like I mean it and my name is Svetlana rather than Jodi. The real Russians in my life call me â€śJodichka.â€ť That can never sound harsh because itâ€™s so endearing.
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department says there is an increase in ducks and pheasants in the state this year, but some of last seasonâ€™s hunting grounds will be missing this year.
Saturday is the opening day for the North Dakota residentsâ€™ hunting season for ducks, coots, mergansers and geese. The NDGF released a report last week that showed an increase in duck numbers based on surveys conducted over the summer.
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Students, staff and guests at Valley Cityâ€™s St. Catherine School were entertained this week by one of the groups touring with the Impact World Tour.
A free public appearance by one of the tour groups, GX International, takes place 7 p.m. Friday (tonight) at the North Dakota Winter Show.
Not all homes that the city has acquired through the voluntary acquisition program will be demolished.
During Mondayâ€™s meeting, the Valley City City Commission voted unanimously to sell some of them for relocation.
After some discussion, city commissioners decided to go ahead and sell at least seven of the 29 homes the city will own that they deem to be in good enough condition to sell.
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This month, 100 world-class athletes, performers, and champions will give their time to present a series of messages across Valley City and Jamestown, said the Rev. Foster Beckstrand, pastor of the Dazey Assembly of God Church.
The no-charge Impact World Tour will bring lively daytime school assemblies, followed by events throughout the region from Sept. 14 to 23.
Sponsors say the Impact World Tour is not an event, but an experience.
The 2011-2012 Valley City High School yearbook staff received national recognition from the Minneapolis-based Jostens company which produces school yearbooks and rings, and other items, including the NFL Superbowl rings.
The latest edition of the VCHS Yearbook achieved the National Yearbook Program of Excellence (NYPE) designation for the 2011-2012 school year.
Kristi Shanenko, the faculty advisor to the yearbook staff said last yearâ€™s staff only had four people: Destiny Winkler, editor, Jenna Mairs, Alexa McCulloch and Arelle Krueger.
TOWER CITY â€” As the season has progressed for the Valley City High School volleyball team, sophomore Clarissa Olson has found herself in a variety of spots on the court.
But she's making the most of it, coming up with key kills up front but also getting crucial digs to help out defensively.
"She is coming around so much," Valley City coach Katy Van Dyke said. "She's young and she's been told what she needs to do. ... She soaks up that information and she uses it, then goes out there and does it."
Twisters Fundraiser Ending Soon
The Valley Twisters gymnastics team has a fundraiser finishing up this weekend.
Until Saturday, any order placed through Schwan's food delivery service will have the option of donating 20 percent of the sale to the team by visiting schwansfundraising.com or calling 888-SCHWANS and using the campaign code 40342. Orders can be placed until the day of the event and can be picked up Saturday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Youth Sports Complex.
The Valley City City Commission accomplished a lot Monday during their regular meeting, where they took steps in securing land for the National Guard and private sector development.
Jennifer Feist of the Valley City/Barnes County Development Corp. presented the commission with several requests, all which aid in the financing for the National Guardâ€™s new facility and in private sector development.
The city approved a request from VDC for a portion of future sales tax revenue to secure financing for the new $31.6 million Guard facility.
The Barnes County Commission met Tuesday and among other things, appointed David Vareberg to the Barnes County Weed Board and Andre DeLorme to the Barnes County Park Board.
About 10 months ago DeLorme, a VCSU professor, was a possible pick for the Barnes County Water Resource District Board, and was supported by Commissioner Phil Leitner.
Commissioner Cindy Schwehr said she supported DeLorme for the park board.
â€śI really like him,â€ť she said. â€śHeâ€™s passionate about that river... I like him, Iâ€™ve worked with some of the kids he teaches, they like him, heâ€™s just a likable guy.â€ť