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May 23rd

Kids See New Books

May 23, 2013

After listening to several books read by Valley City Auditor Avis Richter Wednesday, about 20 Valley City youngsters had a chance to see a large selection of new children's books the Valley City-Barnes County Library obtained with the help of a grant.
Hammel said all the books being obtained with the help of the grant from the Libri Foundation have now been received. The books include a wide selection of children's books, including books in braille, Hammel said. The 70 books are valued at about $1,070.
More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.

ALC Class of 2013 Graduates

May 23, 2013

The Valley City Adult Learning Center held its 2012 – 2013 Graduation on Thursday, May 16, at the Sheyenne Valley Area Career and Tech Center.
“This year’s graduation was particularly exciting because it is our biggest class by far for the ALC,” said Chantal Thiel, adult education instructor.
More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.

Police Seek Help with Arson Investigation

May 23, 2013

Valley City police are seeking information from the public regarding a dumpster fire in the early morning hours of Thursday, May 18. The fire, which police are investigating as a possible arson, was in a dumpster near the Lokken Field parking lot.
Anyone with information regarding the fire should contact the Valley City Police Department at (701) 845-3110.

Wimbledon Museum Opening for Summer

May 23, 2013

This weekend marks the seasonal opening of the Midland Continental Depot museum in Wimbledon, which opened last year to showcase the Midland Continental Railroad that was supposed to run from Winnepeg, Canada to Texas but never ended up crossing North Dakota borders.
The museum will open for the first time this summer over the Memorial Day weekend and will remain open daily until Labor Day from 1 to 4 p.m. and at other times by appointment.

May 22nd

VCSU To Offer Software Major

May 22, 2013

Valley City State University will offer a new undergraduate major in software engineering beginning fall semester 2013.
“Software engineering will be a challenging and rewarding major for students,” said Susan Pfeifer, VCSU assistant professor in business and information technology.
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.

Senior Volunteers Available

May 22, 2013

Lutheran Social Services Senior Companions are available to help seniors age 60-plus with free, non-medical in-home services in Valley City.
All senior companions are at least 55 years of age, pre-screened, trained and have a desire to make a positive difference in the lives of other seniors in their community.
On Feb. 27, Dolly Hoelmer, outreach worker for Valley City's adult services operation, said “It is a great program. Our volunteers are able to help people with vision problems, or if they just need a friend or are lonely.”
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record

Nielson: No Good Reason to Move 9-1-1

May 22, 2013

During a regular meeting of the Valley City Commission Monday, commissioner Mary Lee Nielson said she believed Barnes County officials did not have a good reason for spending taxpayer's money to move the 9-1-1 dispatch center from the Valley City Law Enforcement Center to the basement of the Barnes County Courthouse. Read about this and other business conducted by the commission in Wednesday's Times-Record.

May 21st

Storm Chaser Born in VC Witnessed Deadly Oklahoma Twister

May 21, 2013

A storm chaser who witnessed the violent, deadly tornado in an Oklahoma City suburb Monday was born in Valley City, and his mother taught at Valley City State University for a short time.
Ben McMillan was born July 27, 1981 in Valley City to mother Dale Bryner and father James McMillan. Bryner was a ceramics instructor at VCSU from 1981 to 1982, McMillan said during a phone interview Tuesday.
McMillan said he and other storm chasers who work with a website called Stormscapelive.tv, intercepted the massive tornado in Moore, Okla. Monday.
Read more in Wednesday's Times-Record.

Stabbing Suspect Waives Extradition

May 21, 2013

A man arrested in Valley City Friday by Valley City Police will return to Minnesota to face assault charges after waiving extradition.
Zakariya Abdikarim, 26, waived extradition to Minnesota before Southeast Judicial District Court Judge James Hovey Monday. Abdikarim was charged with first and second degree assault in Minnesota for allegedly stabbing a man in Moorhead on May 5.
Read more in Tuesday's Times-Record.

Heavy Rains Hit

May 21, 2013

Valley City is under a flood watch in low-lying areas as a result of light to moderate rain continuing across most of the region Monday.
With another one to two inches through Tuesday on top of some places that have already saturated ground, some local area flooding is possible. The rain will begin to taper off Tuesday night.
According to the National Weather Service, an additional 1 to 2 inches of rain is possible through today on top of already saturated ground. Some overland area flooding is possible in low lying areas.
Read more in Tuesday's Times-Record.

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