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April 30th

State's Attorney Likes New DUI Laws

April 30, 2013

Barnes County State's Attorney Lee Grossman said Monday he was pleased a new North Dakota law covering drunken driving includes tougher penalties for first offenses.
North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed legislation Monday aimed at strengthening penalties for drunken driving in North Dakota.
More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.

NDVMA Animal Hall of Fame Nominees Sought

April 30, 2013

North Dakota's Veterinary Medical Association is looking for nominees for its annual NDVMA Animal Hall of Fame Awards.
Nominees must reside in North Dakota and an official nomination form must be completed. Nomination forms can be downloaded from the NDVMA's website at www.ndvma.com or by contacting the NDVMA office at (701) 221-7740. A picture of the nominee, as well as a letter explaining why they should receive the award, must accompany the nomination form.
More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.

Awards and Kudos to the T-R

April 30, 2013

The Valley City Times-Record is officially an award-winning newspaper.
On Friday, the North Dakota Newspaper Association announced winners of the 2012 NDNA Better Newspaper Contest during its convention in Rapid City S.D. The T-R placed in a variety of areas including individual and staff awards in advertising, editorial and sports categories for daily newspapers with a circulation of less than 12,000. Newspapers in this circulation category also included the Jamestown Sun, the Dickinson Press, the Daily News in Wahpeton, the Devils Lake Journal and the Williston Herald.

Graduation Approaching

April 30, 2013

Area students will soon gather to celebrate another milestone and chapter in their lives as they receive their diplomas. Barnes County schools have graduation ceremonies throughout the month of May.
Valley City State University's graduation is scheduled for May 11, and local high schools will have their graduation ceremonies later this month.
Read more in Tuesday's Times-Record

April 29th

VCHS Beats Bismarck Twice

April 29, 2013

With months' worth of practices adding to the frustrations of the Valley City softball team the Hi-Liners finally played their first game, Thursday, April 25. The Hi-Liners played a fourth ranked Bismarck team, according to the WDA pre-season poll, and won twice.
Valley City sent out a strong starting lineup with Paula Andel in the circle, Dierra Diegel at catcher, Danica Diegel at first, Madison McDaniel at second, Brooke Breckheimer at third, Sadi Klingenberg at shortstop, Jessica Denholm in left field, Jasmine Stevens in center, and Tarryn Justesen started in right.

Vikings Make It 4-4 Against Mayville

April 29, 2013

The Valley City State University Viking softball team finished their home opener perfectly against the Mayville State Comets. The Vikings scratched out a playing field at Lokken Stadium, took two from the Comets on Thursday, and then another two on Friday. The Vikings are now 7-21 overall.

Flood Chance Decreases

April 29, 2013

Rich Schuneman, US Army Corps of Engineers Baldhill Dam Resource Manager, gave an updated flood forecast during a Friday morning flood meeting to the Valley City City Commission— and the news is looking good.
"The melt — you couldn't ask for it to go any better," he said.
Schuneman said there's a 95 percent chance of the Sheyenne River in Valley City reaching 12.9 feet, which is below flood stage. A previous forecast predicted a 50 percent chance of moderate flooding.
Read more in Monday's Times-Record.

Sober Proms

April 29, 2013

A new tradition has taken hold at area proms in the last several years. It's not a dress style or a special dance; it's breathalyzer tests.
Last weekend, Litchville-Marion students were asked to blow into a tube before gaining entrance to their prom, and on May 3, Valley City High School students will be asked to do the same.
According to VCHS principal Kristi Brandt, the school, which owns two breathalyzer units, has given the test to young men and women before prom for several years.
Read more in Monday's Times-Record.

April 26th

Overweight Trucks: Income for BC

April 26, 2013

Barnes County should get added income beginning in August when a new law takes effect that would put fines for overweight trucks on county roads in to the county's general fund. According to Tim Gillespie, the Multi-Agency Truck Regulatory Deputy for Barnes, Stutsman, LaMoure and Dickey Counties, fines for overweight trucks could add up to a substantial amount of income for counties.
For more on this story, read Friday's Times-Record.

Teaching About Tornados

April 26, 2013

Next week is Is National Severe Summer Awareness week, and learning opportunities are planned for Barnes County as well as locations throughout North Dakota throughout the week. Barnes County Emergency Manager Kim Franklin has plans for the week to help area students learn how to be prepared for emergency situations.
For more information, read Friday's Times-Record.

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