Archive - 2013
The Valley City Community School of the Arts has a new director. Beth Klingenstein, the former director who founded the school in 1994, has taken on the role of director again.
Klingenstein is also chair for the department of music at Valley City State University. She said although VCSU does not fund the school, the college is very helpful in providing faculty and facilities.
"It's a great relationship with VCSU," Klingenstein said. "It's a wonderful way for VCSU to reach out to the community."
She said faculty is very generous at giving up their time to work with the community school.
After initially discussing giving Valley City State University and Williston State College presidents 6 percent raises and other presidents of state colleges and universities 4 percent raises, North Dakota Higher Education Board members decided on 5 percent raises for the Mayville State College and Valley City presidents and smaller raises for the other presidents.
The Frog Princess will be presented Aug. at the Valley City Audi Aug. 26, said Jenni Lou Russi, director theater at Valley City State University.
The musical play is being put on by Jason Smith, a Valley City High School graduate who runs mini theater camps for children in Chicago, said his sister-in-law, Karen Kringlie.
Tuition for the camp will be $80, and should be paid to Valley City Parks and Recreation.
The show will take place at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., with an audition planned for 1 p.m. Aug. 20.
The way in which people communicate with one another is continually changing with the advancements in technology, making it hard to keep up with it all. Facebook, Twitter, Skype, podcasts and blogging have revolutionized the way people keep in touch. Those who do not know how to use the technology often feel left out, Jennifer Pickard, director of local nonprofit group Elevate Within, said.
In an effort to teach people how to use the technology, Elevate Within is hosting a free technology support workshop this Saturday at the Valley City Eagles Club from 2-4 p.m.
The 66,000 pink and blue flags that filled several acres of Interstate 94, including on the lawn of Grace Free Lutheran Church, in Valley City last week represent the number of elective abortions in North Dakota since the procedure became legal in 1973.
Clarice Cink, formerly of Valley City, will celebrate her 100th birthday with family and friends at an afternoon tea held in her honor on Aug. 17 in Yreka, Calif.
Clarice Lorene (Miller) Cink was born on Aug. 17, 1913, in Hobert Township, near Valley City, on the farm homesteaded by her grandparents, John and Anna Miller.
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.
The Barnes County Historical Society Museum will host When the Landscape is Quiet Again: The Legacy of Art Link, presented by â€śWhat in the World is Going On?,â€ť a Valley City-based campus/community organization that addresses local, national, and international issues of importance.
Directed by Clay Jenkinson and David Swenson, this film focuses on issues facing North Dakota today.
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Tim Gillespie, the Multi-Agency Truck Regulatory Deputy for Barnes, Stutsman, LaMoure and Dickey Counties, doesn't need probable cause to pull over a truck he believes to be overweight. All he needs is a reasonable suspicion that a truck may be overweight or bearing faulty equipment to pull the driver over.
Trucks need to be kept at higher standards than passenger vehicles, said Gillespie. "A truck has to be up to snuff," he said, "because a loaded truck can be a 180,000 pound weapon."
The City-County Health Department may still move into the building currently occupied by First Community Credit Union, but the department may have to pay a mortgage itself.
During a regular meeting of the Barnes County Commissioners on Tuesday, commissioners urged City-County Health Department's Executive Director Theresa Will and health department board member to organize an emergency board meeting to discuss purchasing the building themselves.
Read more in Wednesday's Times-Record.
Abuse, neglect and exploitation of the elderly and other vulnerable adults is probably underreported, according to Michelle Gayette, elder rights program administrator for the North Dakota Department of Health and Human Services. A new law that requires health care professionals report suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation should increase reporting and help many adults who can't help themselves.
Previously, reporting of harm to vulnerable adults was voluntary, and some people were uncomfortable with reporting. The new law "takes the guesswork out of it," said Gayette.