Douglas Oglesby

Douglas OglesbyDouglas R. Oglesby, 91, passed peacefully in his sleep, August 22, 2014 at Maryhill Manor in Enderlin, ND.  His funeral service will be 1:30 PM, Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at the Oliver-Nathan Funeral Chapel, Valley City, ND.  Visitation will be held the hour prior to the funeral.  Burial will be in the ND Veterans Cemetery on Wednesday, August 27, 2014.

Doug was born to Art and Freda (Flach) Oglesby in Sanborn, ND.  He along with four sisters and two brothers were raised on a farm outside of Wimbledon, ND.  Doug was the oldest of 7 children.  In 1941, he enlisted in the US Army at the age of seventeen.  He completed officers training program in Ft. Knox, Kentucky before going to North Africa with the 1st Armor Division in 1943.  In 1944, Doug also served in Italy during the Anzio Invasion.  He was honorably discharged in 1946.  In 2008, his son George accompanied him to Washington, DC in honor of all living WWII veterans.

Doug married Alvera Shockley in 1947 and together they had 5 children.  He pursued a degree in education, graduating from Jamestown College with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree.  He later pursued a Masters Degree in Administration from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.  Doug’s first teaching job was in Sutton, ND.  From 1952-1961, he was Superintendent of Schools in Hurdsfield, ND.  Doug moved his family to Esparto, CA in 1961 and was Superintendent of Schools there for 8 years.  In 1969, he returned to ND where he was Superintendent of Schools in Enderlin for 10 years.

In 1975, Doug married Louella Harrison.  They enjoyed life together for 36 years.  During that time he served as Superintendent of Schools in Garrison, ND and North Central, ND.  He retired in 1983 with over 35 years in education.

He was known as an avid fisherman and hunter and spent many a day fishing with family and friends on the lakes in Canada and hunting in the Dakota Badlands and Red River Valley.  He was a life member of the VFW as well as belonging to the American Legion and Eagles Club.  Doug was also a member of a number of administrator and teacher associations including the ND Administrators Association and the ND Education Association.

Mr. Oglesby is survived by his two daughters, Melodye (Lyle) Thompson of Seattle, WA and LeeAnn Matson of Wenatchee, WA; three sons, Doug (Sandy) of Eldorado Hills, CA, George (Peggy) of Lone Tree, CO, and Nayland of Leavenworth, WA; four step-children, Victor (Carolyn) Harrison, James Harrison, Glenda (Larry Reidman), and Debbie (James) Lochow; 18 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; 9 great great grandchildren; sisters, Elverna Becker and Ardella Fugelstead; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Louella; and siblings, Norman, Art, Francis, and Rose.

Oliver-Nathan Funeral Chapel of Valley City, ND has been entrusted with the arrangements for Doug’s service.  Please sign the register book online at

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Rosalind Jacobsen

Rosalind JacobsenRosalind Jacobsen, 93, Valley City, ND passed away peacefully on August 22, 2014 at her granddaughter’s farm home cared for by all of her family and Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Rosalind Irene Webber was born March 10, 1921 near Karnak, ND to F.J. and Ellen (Dolan) Webber.  She grew up in the Hannaford area finishing 8th grade at Kent School in Griggs County school district.

On November 1, 1940 she married Talbert Jacobsen in Valley City.  They farmed and raised their family in the Luverne area.  She enjoyed ceramics, cooking, baking and sleep overs with the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Upon retiring from the farm, they moved to Valley City where they spent their winters.  Their summers were spent at Strawberry Lake, Minnesota.

Rosalind was preceded in death by her husband, a son, Ken, a daughter-in-law, Linda Jacobsen, her brother Charles, and her sisters Florence June Pickar and Gladys Bjornson.

She is survived by her son David (Carol) Jacobsen of West Fargo, her daughter Joy (Don) Schuler of Boerne, TX, her brother Walter Webber, Valley City, her grandchildren Kelly (Kimberly) Jacobsen, Kristi (Randy) Olinger, Twila (Pete) Dover, Shantell (Matthew) Olson, Paula (Mark) Thomsen, Trevor (Lisa) Jacobsen and Tricia (Tom) Breckheimer, 20 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephew.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, August 23 at 4:00pm at Oliver-Nathan Funeral Home with interment to follow at Luverne Cemetery.  Visitation will be one hour before the service at the chapel.

Rosie loved flowers but she also loved giving.  Donations may be made in her memory to the Luverne Cemetery, Faith Lutheran Church Fire Fund or Hospice of the Red River Valley.

An online guest book is available at

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VCSU Fall Kickoff Picnic

VALLEY CITY, N.D. (VCSU) The Valley City State University athletic Booster Board is hosting a Fall Kickoff Picnic on Tuesday, Aug. 26 at Dacotah Pavilion.

Food and drink will be provided, and the VCSU fall coaches will talk about the upcoming football, volleyball and cross country seasons. VCSU fans, families and community members are invited to help the Vikings kick off the 2014 sports season.

The event starts at 6 p.m. and will be held inside Dacotah Pavilion at Valley City’s Chautauqua Park.

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Edgeley Power Outages Leaves 400 Without Power

EDGELEY, N.D. ( – A power outage in the town of Edgeley has left roughly 400 residents without power.

Katie Ryan-Andersen with Dakota Valley Electric Cooperative stated that a contractor hit a line, causing the power outage. Currently, the Western Area Power Association is on the way out and their estimated time of arrival is unknown at this time. The outage could last up to two hours.

Once WAPA has reached the area, more information will become available. If you have any questions, call 1-800-342-4671.

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