Archive - 2013
This prairie branded me. I used to be just a girl trying to find myself. This prairie gave me a purpose. It wasnâ€™t a planned purpose. I never aspired to be â€śThe Blonde on the Prairie.â€ť In fact â€“if you would have told me Iâ€™d be called that I may have just walked away talking under my breath. Some guy named â€śBruceâ€ť gave me the name after he printed the first or second column I ever wrote. I only met him once yet the impact he has had on my life is epic. Something like nine years have passed since he first printed that name.
The City of Valley City has closed the shooting range that was located in the basement of the Law Enforcement Center building, City Administrator David Schelkoph said Thursday.
â€śWe closed it (in December) because we had the Department of Health come in and they did a test; they told us they believe thereâ€™s too much lead inside the shooting area,â€ť Schelkoph said. â€śTo be safe rather than sorry we closed it down.â€ť
Henrietta Dotting sat in a recliner in her room at the Sheyenne Care Center as she contemplated the significance of turning 107 on Jan. 4. â€śItâ€™s not a big deal!â€ť she said to her nephew Duane Farnquist.
â€śIt is a big deal!â€ť he replied.
Indeed, Dotting doesnâ€™t attribute her longevity to anything she did or didnâ€™t do. Her mother lived to 94, so it could be biological.
At 106, Dotting is still sharp-minded. Even though her eyesight is nearly gone, she still spends many hours listening to books on tapes through a pair of headphones that Farnquist had to remove.
Editor's note: 2012 was my first full calendar year as a staff member of the Times-Record, and what a year it was. Barnes County saw championships on both the state and national levels, and even the teams that fell just short gave fans a heck of a ride. Although there were too many sports stories to choose from, I worked with other members of the editorial staff to choose this list of 10 biggest happenings in local sports from the last year. With any abbreiviated list, there is sure to be a bit of disagreement.
Preschool children today are surrounded by violence. Much of the violence that children are exposed to is through television and other screen time. According to data from the Nielson Company, pre-schoolers ages two to five spend 32.5 hours a week in front of the television, watching TV, watching shows recorded by DVR, watching DVDs or playing video games.
Special to the Times-Record
Special to the Times-Record
Third-graders from Jefferson School teamed up to collect supplies for the Sheyenne Valley Friends of Animals. Here representative students from each of the four sections present their donations to SVFA members Kay Kringlie and Michele Grebel. The third-grade teachers who coordinated the effort are: Â Mrs. Potratz, Mrs. Goven, Mrs. Breckheimer and Mrs. McDaniel. Â The donations will be used for needy animals in the Valley City area.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) has lifted the Travel Alert for the Dickinson, Williston and Minot areas. However a Travel Alert remains in effect for the Bismarck area and is extended to the Jamestown, Valley City and surrounding areas due to blowing snow causing areas of scattered ice. The Travel Alert means motorists can still travel, but may encounter areas of challenging winter weather driving conditions and should use caution.
The ice is ready!
Pioneer Park Warming House opens for the season on Friday, Dec. 21st!
800 NW 4th Street
Warming House Hours:
Friday & Saturday Nights: 7 pm â€“ 9 pm
Saturday & Sunday afternoons: 1 â€“ 5 pm
Christmas Eve: 1 â€“ 5 pm
Dec. 26 & 27: 1 â€“ 5 pm
Dec. 31 & Jan. 1: 1 â€“ 5 pm
Policy: Warming House closed if temperature is 10 degrees below zero or less or if the wind chill is 19 below or less.
12th Annual Ride held on Jan. 26, 2013 and hosted by Marion Sno-Riders.
Shaking will be held at the Duck Inn of Marion anytime after 10a. and must be done by 6p. with drawings to follow. You don't have to ride a sled to shake for the drawings. Lunch will be available starting at 5pm. Proceeds will benefit Red River Vally Hospice. For more info call brad Rodin at 701-669-2240 or Duck Inn at 701-669-2352