Archive - 2013
Head Librarian Steve Hammel looked over a group of books recently received by the Valley City-Barnes County Public Library through a Books for Children grant. The grant provided 70 books, both fiction and non-fiction, for children between birth and 12 years of age. The books are worth about $1,070.
Executive Vice President for the Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce Dawn Riley said she's stepping down from her EVP role and Kay Vinje, event coordinator for the Chamber, will be the new EVP as of June 1.
The announcement came at the Valley City-Barnes County Development Group and Chamber's joint banquet and awards ceremony Tuesday evening at Sabirs.
Read more in Thursday's Times-Record
DuBois T. Smith (February 17, 1931 â May 13, 2013)
The Reverend DuBois T. Smith died Monday evening, May 13, 2013 at the Sheyenne Care Center in Valley City, ND after a wonderful life. He was 82 years old.
Reverend Smith was born in Brooklyn, NY on February 17, 1931, the youngest child of Edward H.L. Smith and Dorothy Miller Smith. He spent most of his life on his familyâs farm in Nissequoque, NY part of the township of Smithtown, NY that was founded by his maternal and paternal ancestor Richard Smythe in the 1600âs.
Jerry Weigel of North Dakota Game and Fish Tuesday stocked the public fishing pond at Valley City's National Fish Hatchery with trout.
Weigel said he stocked the pond with 350 trout.
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record
Slightly more than a year after Valley City's $21 million upgrade to its water plant has been fully operational the facility is working well, said Wade Heche, Valley City Water Treatment Plant Manager.
âWith the water treatment plant in full-fledged operation, it's running as it should with periodic glitches. Since it's been a year now, myself and Sherry Keys (the two plant operators) are fairly comfortable with the whole system,â Heche said.
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.
An early morning storm left about 1,500 residences without power in Valley City Monday after power poles and trees were knocked about by strong winds. At least one driver reported pitch blackness from blowing dirt before his semi was blown into the median.
For more on Tuesday's storm, read the Wednesday Times-Record.
Valley City Public Schools administrators and teachers recognized students and staff during the Valley City Public School board's regular meeting Monday.
Among other recognitions, junior and senior high math teacher Trevar Hansen recognized four students who competed in the local, regional and state Mathcounts competition, a math competition for sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-graders. As a team, the students took first place in the region, and seventh-grader Evan Haglund just returned from the national competition in Washington, D.C. where he competed.
As of Monday evening, there were still three Valley City community garden plots available for rent for the season, said Ellen Bjelland, Garden Steering Committee chair and Barnes County extension agent.
Bjelland said plots are $30 each plus a $10 deposit. The deposit is to ensure gardeners will keep up their plot, weed regularly, and clean it up in the fall.
More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record
Several Valley City seasonal road projects are getting underway this week, said Chad Petersen, an engineer with KLJ, Valley City's engineering firm.
Work planned for this year includes street reconstruction and storm sewer work, shared use asphalt paths at Pioneer Park and retaining walls.
More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Ellen Bjelland, North Dakota State University's Barnes County extension agent, is moving to a different county. Her last day in Barnes County will be May 31.
Bjelland started as the family and consumer sciences extension agent in the county 15 years ago, and while she enjoyed her time here, she has decided to go back home. She recently inherited her family farm near Minot, and she'll live there and work as an extension agent for Ward County.
Read more in Tuesday's Times-Record.