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Parent/Teacher conferences rescheduled

February 18, 2013

Due to the Barnes County blizzard warning, travel alert, weather, and poor road conditions in the rural areas Parent/Teacher conferences will not be held this evening at Valley City Public Schools. "We will be rescheduling conferences for Monday, March 4 with the same times," the school said in an email.

After school school activities and athletics practices will conclude at 4:45p.m. and students must be out of the buildings and on the way home by 5 p.m.

No Travel Advisory issued in the Jamestown and Valley City area

February 18, 2013

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) and the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) have issued a No Travel Advisory for the Jamestown, Valley City and surrounding areas due to blowing snow causing near zero visibility. Conditions are such that motorists should not travel due to hazardous conditions which may make it unsafe to travel.

The NDDOT and NDHP is also LIFTING the No Travel Advisory in Devils Lake and Rolla, but motorists should still use caution while traveling in this area.

Other Travel Related information:

Snowy and Blowy and the Paper

February 18, 2013

Winter has risen from its lethargy. It could be worse for the Northern Plains. This could be our fourth month of closed roads and snow whipped well and layered as an icy glaze on asphalt by 30 mile-an-hour winds. But such is today, with roads closed, semis jack-knifed, and whiteouts and hundreds of miles of black ice on the Interstate, today's paper will be late.

Travel is slow and our driver is on the way. We will keep the site updated as to when the paper will be here.

Thank you,

Reed Anderson
Times-Record Publisher

Travel Advisories

February 18, 2013

MOST RECENT: I-94 closed between Fargo and Jamestown; I-29 closed from Grand Forks to Watertown, S.D.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation along with the North Dakota Highway Patrol have closed Interstate 94 from Jamestown to Fargo, and Interstate 29 from Fargo to Grand Forks due to heavy snow, blowing snow and areas of near zero visibility creating hazardous driving conditions.

I-94 Closed Between Jamestown & Valley City
The NDDOT and NDHP have temporarily closed I-94 in Eastbound AND Westbound lanes between Jamestown and Valley City due to a traffic incident.

Reading Month at St. Kate’s

February 18, 2013

Special to the Times-Record

Valley City Police Chief Fred Thompson reads to students at St. Catherine’s during Reading Month. Reading is always one of the most important subjects for the children as they begin to grow in their academics. February brought a number of readers into the classroom of first and second graders. St. Catherine’s is grateful to local leaders and family members who were willing to help show the children how important reading is.

Other readers included Valley City Fire Department Chief Gary Retterath, Grandma Cindy Zimmer, and Grandma Marlys Kunze.

Counselor Earns Award

February 18, 2013

Judi Hillier, guidance counselor at Jefferson Elementary School, was recently named North Dakota’s Elementary School Counselor of the Year by the North Dakota School Counselor Association.

Nominated by Jefferson Elementary School Principal, Troy Miller, Hillier was shocked when she heard she had won the award just a week before the NDSCA conference.

Counterfeit Bill Shows Up at Wells Fargo

February 18, 2013

An unspecified counterfeit bill showed up at Wells Fargo Bank in Valley City Monday. Lieutenant Mark McDonald with the Valley City Police Department said the bank received just one counterfeit bill, but he wasn’t sure of the amount. The VCPD forwarded the bill to the United States Secret Service for federal investigation.

McDonald said if someone does acquire a bill believed to be counterfeit, that person should turn it into a local law enforcement agency.

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