Current members of the National Guard and their families, as well as old soldiers and their families, gathered to pay tribute to a unit that served at home and abroad with distinction Saturday at Valley City.
The Casing of the Colors Ceremony marked the end of the 141st Engineer Combat Battalion as the unit is reorganized as the 231st Brigade Support Battalion.
A Valley City developer says he’ll start work on two new apartment buildings in Williston, a month after another developer pulled out.
George Gaulker, of Valley Realty Inc., of Valley City, told city commissioners Tuesday night that he plans to build two 36-unit apartment buildings in a former mobile home park. The project is to be finished by next summer.
Valley City will become the big school on the block when it shifts from Class A to Class B basketball. But the Hi-Liners’ reclassification ultimately could be a boost for the smaller North Dakota high school basketball programs.
The 141st Engineer Combat Battalion will mark its deactivation after 53 years of service during a Casing of the Colors Ceremony Saturday.
The public is invited to attend the ceremony, which begins at 2 p.m. in the Hi-Liner Activity Center, 180 Fourth St. N.W., Valley City. North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven, Rep. Earl Pomeroy, D-N.D., Valley City Mayor Mary Lee Nielson and Maj. Gen. David Sprynczynatyk, North Dakota National Guard adjutant general, will speak during the event.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol announced Wednesday that the second driver in a two-car accident in Steele County died.
Gene Russell, 43, Valley City, N.D. died of injuries received from the Sept. 29 crash.
The Barnes County Historical Society Lecture Series Season 11 presents Dr. Bob Anderson, Valley City State University, speaking on “North Dakota Birding” at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Barnes County Historical Society Museum in Valley City.
Two Valley City, N.D., women were injured in a sideswipe crash Wednesday evening in Barnes County, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
The patrol said Mona L. Hennel, 46, Valley City, was driving a 1998 Chevrolet Silverado pickup southbound on Barnes County Road 21 about three miles south of Valley City when she crossed the centerline into the northbound lane.
The Epworth United Methodist Women’s annual Bazaar and Luncheon is on Saturday at Valley City’s Epworth UM Church, 680 Eight Ave. S.W., Valley City.
A craft sale is from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Two men were injured in a two-car accident Monday afternoon, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
Gene Russell, 43, of Valley City, N.D., was driving a 1989 Buick southbound on Highway 32 around 2:42 p.m. Monday. He struck Kenneth Ihry Sr., 75 of rural Hope, N.D., who was crossing Highway 32 from east to west, at a right angle. Ihry was driving a 1974 Ford tandem axle truck.
Travis W. Hackey of Valley City, N.D., was recognized for being commissioned a second lieutenant in the North Dakota Army National Guard during a ceremony Aug. 23 at Camp Gilbert C. Grafton, N.D.
Hackey was recognized with 17 other graduates of the National Guard’s training program.
Metcalf’s Corn Maze in Valley City will open on Saturday and will be open every weekend through Nov. 1. Special events include Boy Scout Saturday on Oct. 4 and Girl Scout Saturday on Oct. 11. The Couple’s Moonlight train ride and campfire is Oct. 11 starting at 9:30 p.m. Call ahead for reservations at 701-845-5697.
The Easy Street Seven, a popular Valley City area band comprised of Valley City State University alums, will share the stage with The VCSU Jazz Ensemble at a dinner-dance to be held at the Eagles Club, Friday, Oct. 17, 2008. The two bands will perform popular dance classics from the 1940s to the present day. All proceeds from the events will be used to fund music scholarships at VCSU.
Final fall enrollment figures at Valley City State University showed small increases in headcount and full-time equivalent enrollment amid continued rapid changes in the nature of the student population. Total headcount increased 3.8 percent from 982 in 2007 to 1,019. Full-time equivalent enrollment increased 2% percent from 807 in 2007 to 823. Undergraduate headcount of 900 was a slight increase from 2007, while graduate headcount of 119 and FTE of 51 were substantial increases over 2007.
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