Marketplace Foods Grand Reopening Ceremony (Audio)

VALLEY CITY, ND – (NewsDakota.com) Marketplace Food is celebrating their 75th anniversary and the stores major remodeling project. The area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate on September 1. Owner Keith Johanneson said the new store will be saving a lot of electricity.

Johanneson said the construction growth in Valley City has help spur their decision to remodel and expand their properties.

Valley City store manager Cindy Waagen said customers have complimented them on the store expansion.

The company plans to remodel and expand Marketplace liquors at its current location in the strip mall just north of the store.

And a new gas station and convenience store at the intersection of Main & Central is still in the planning stage.

Far right Marketplace owner Keith Johanneson makes a few announcements about the store remodeling before the ribbon cutting ceremony. Photos by Steve Urness.

Far right Marketplace owner Keith Johanneson makes a few announcements about the store remodeling before the ribbon cutting ceremony. Photos by Steve Urness.

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Far left Marketplace Food store manager Cindy Waagen being interviews by Ingstad Family Media announcer Chase Miller. Photos by Steve Urness.

Far left Marketplace Food store manager Cindy Waagen being interviews by Ingstad Family Media announcer Chase Miller. Photos by Steve Urness.

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Valley City School District Meal Policy Change

VALLEY CITY, ND – (NewsDakota.com) Valley City students will have another option if their hot lunch account drops below a $30 negative balance.

Food Service Director Katie Hoban said the alternate meal will be a peanut butter sandwich, apple and milk. But those students who suffer from a peanut allergy will receive a cheese sandwich.

Hoban said parents will be contacted via of email, letter and phone call before the alternate meal policy is implemented on any student in the district.

Under the policy approved by the school board, if a student meal account balance reaches negative $30, parents have four options, make a full payment, set up a payment plan, send a sack lunch or send cash to pay for that day’s meal.

Hoban said no student will ever be denied a meal.

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Carrington Row Crop Tours Set For Sept. 3

CARRINGTON, ND – Farmers, crop advisers and agricultural industry representatives will have an opportunity to view field research trials and receive production recommendations
on corn, dry edible beans and soybeans at row crop field tours on Thursday, Sept. 3, at the North Dakota State University Carrington Research Extension Center.

This year’s event will have two parts: a one-hour tour beginning at 3:15 p.m. and the main tour at 4:30.

The 3:15 p.m. tour will provide a review of current research and recommendations for managing white mold (Sclerotinia) in dry beans, soybeans and sunflowers.

Topics will include:

* Balancing soybean plant populations and row spacing for white mold management and soybean yield

* Irrigation management in fields where white mold is a constraint

* Optimizing fungicide application timing

* Prospects for improving fungicide coverage and white mold disease control through the use of drop nozzles

Topics for the 4:30 tour include:

* Corn plant populations and nutrient management

* Dry bean plant establishment and nutrient management

* Soybean variety selection and planting dates

* An overview of disease management in dry beans and soybeans, with an emphasis on white mold and soybean cyst nematode

Tour speakers are NDSU Extension Service and research agronomists Greg Endres, Hans Kandel, Mike Ostlie and Blaine Schatz; and plant pathologists Michael Wunsch, Sam Markell, Michael Schaefer and Suanne Kallis.

“Participants are encouraged to attend both tours,” says Endres, area Extension agronomist at the center. “If choosing to attend only the main tour, please be present at the Carrington center by 4:15 p.m. because tour wagons will leave for the field promptly at 4:30 p.m.”

A supper sponsored by associated North Dakota commodity organizations will follow the main tour.

Continuing education credits will be available for certified crop advisers participating in the event.

Additional information about the tour is available from the Carrington center at (701) 652-2951 or https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/CarringtonREC.

The center is 3 1/2 miles north of Carrington on U.S. Highway 281.

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Vikings Update – September 1st Edition

VALLEY CITY, N.D. (VCSU) – This week’s edition of Vikings Update features highlights from VCSU football’s 41-31 win at Jamestown. We also talk with head golf coach Jamie Paurus about his team’s strong showing last weekend in Bismarck.

Watch Vikings Update at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dlQjV7nFyM&feature=youtu.be

 

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