Valleroy named Fellow at UJ

Jacob Valleroy, of New Salem, received a College Fellow award during an honors convocation last month at the University of Jamestown.

The College Fellow is awarded to a limited number of outstanding junior or senior students who are selected each year by the faculty. Recipients are to be of exemplary character, possess an overall cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or better as well as a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 in their major. A Fellow may tutor or teach under the direction of the department chair, and holds rank just below that of the college instructor.

Hebron hosting NDSA 'roundup'

Hebron is a site for one of the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association’s Spring Roundups, titled “Strength in Numbers.”

The District 4 event will be held June 11 at the Hebron Community Center, hosted by district chairman Joel Opp, of Hebron.

The brand inspectors meeting begins at 5 p.m. local time, a social at 5:30 p.m., supper at 6:30 p.m. and the program and nominating committee meetings following.

Speakers will include Dan Rorvig, NDSA president, and Julie Ellingson, NDSA executive vice president.

Recognition for Mandan agents

Mandan agents for North Dakota Farmers Union Insurance earned recognition from the company for March.

• Top producer: Dave Berger, auto insurance premiums.

• Top-5 producers: Dustin Anderson, health insurance premiums; Phil Halvorson, supplemental insurance premiums and health insurance premiums; Courtney Schauer, life insurance premiums; and Lewis Schock, health insurance premiums and supplemental insurance premiums.

'Zipper merge' helps traffic flow

Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction as construction on the Bismarck Expressway and I-94 in Bismarck-Mandan has begun and will continue into late fall 2019.

The North Dakota Department of Transportation encourages use of the zipper merge technique to increase traffic efficiency in work zones. Motorists should use both lanes until the point of lane reduction, then take turns, left-right, merging into one lane like the teeth of a zipper.

EDA event set in Mandan

The Economic Development Association of North Dakota has scheduled its summer conference in Mandan on June 17-19.

The conference theme, “Cowboy Up: The Ride to Community Betterment,” plays on Mandan’s efforts in cleaning up a downtown underground fuel spill and revitalizing Main Street.

Doug Griffiths will present the keynote “13 Ways to Kill Your Community” on June 18. He is a co-author of a book by the same name and a former Canadian legislator.

Find the full program and registration details at www.ednd.org.

Students win AMVETS contests

Students from Mandan schools are among those who recently received awards for placing in the Bismarck AMVETS Post 9 Americanism poster and essay contests.

The students are listed by grade level with their schools and placement.

Third grade: Grant Edwards, St. Joseph/Mandan, first; Austin Helbling, St. Joseph/Mandan, second; Olivia Larson, St. Joseph/Mandan, third.

Fourth grade: Caydence Kahl, St. Joseph/Mandan, third.

Ninth grade: Lilly Aceves, Mandan High School, first.

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