Archive - Jun 26, 2013
Elsie Keys, 86, retires this week from the Valley City-Barnes County Public Library after 30 years.
Her final day will be Saturday. Fellow library worker Irma Ness said part of Keys' reason for retiring is because her daughter has a lake cabin, "and she likes to spend time at the lake."
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Safety is important when cleaning up messes left by heavy rainfall Thursday evening.
Once Barnes County and Valley City residents finish pumping out basements and other low areas, they must start cleanup operations. But before diving into the job, people should check to make sure their tetanus (Tdap) shots are current.
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record
Last week, after Mother Nature dumped up to seven inches of rain on the area, a lot of damage was left behind in the wake. Unscrupulous contractors like to swoop in on victims of natural disasters and perform repairs that may be sub-par or done with shoddy materials. If a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is. To learn how to be protected from "storm chasers," read Wednesday's Times-Record.
Valley City High School and Valley City State University both received significant damage from Thursday's flash flood. Both institutions have filed claims with North Dakota Fire and Tornado Fund, a property insurance company, and are waiting to see if the damage will be paid for.
Valley City Public Schools superintendent Dean Koppelman said the junior and senior high school received about $60,000 worth of damage, mainly to carpet and ceiling tiles. He said a quick response and people available to help aided in mitigating much of the damage.