August 12th, 2013
Junior Achievement, a nonprofit organization aimed at inspiring young people to succeed in a global economy, now has a presence in Valley City.
Tydise Reed Peltier, 39, has registered as a sex offender in Valley City. Peltier's registered residence is 250 3rd Avenue, Apartment 13, Valley City.
Peltier is a lifetime offender assessed at a moderate risk to reoffend.
Peltier was convicted in 1997 of abusive sexual contact without permission for having intercourse with a nine-year-old girl whom he gave a sexually transmitted disease.
In 2008 Peltier was convicted of sexual assault and solicitation of a minor after having sex with a 17-year-old developmentally disabled girl who was pregnant with his child.
The Barnes County Sheriff's Department is seeking information regarding the whereabouts of Michael Allen Nelson, a lifetime registered sex offender who was assessed as a high-risk offender.
Nelson is wanted for four outstanding warrants: failure to comply with registration requirements, a class C felony; failing 24/7 drug testing; drove or actual physical control of motor vehicle-failure to appear; disorderly conduct-failure to appear.
Corn growers interested in learning about sulfur deficiency in corn should attend the Fingal corn plot tour scheduled to begin at 8 am on Thursday, Aug. 15.
Greg Endres, NDSU Extension Area Agronomist, will discuss why sulfur deficiency was such a widespread problem this year.
More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
Friday the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded Valley City's Mercy Hospital with a Bronze recognition level for its organ, eye, and tissue donation and registration efforts between September 2012 and May 2013.
Camille Settelmeyer, Mercy's assistant administrator for clinical services, said Friday Mercy was recognized for the fact that families of 100 percent of deceased persons eligible to make tissue donations agreed to do so and because the hospital worked with organ procurers to make the process of providing information about donations to families.
A groundbreaking took place Friday morning where the Dakota Spirit AgEnergy ethanol plant will be built near Spiritwood.
Midwest AgEnergy Group, an upper Midwest biofuels enterprise owned by Great River Energy, will build a biorefinery capable of producing 65 million gallons of ethanol, 198,000 tons of distillers grains for livestock feed and 6,900 tons of fuel-grade corn oil for use in biodiesel.Â Â
Arrest warrants have been issued for a Towner man suspected of a series of storage unit burglaries in Valley City.
According to a press release from Valley City Police Chief Fred Thompson, Zachariah Mitchael Grotberg, 31, has been implicated in burglaries in Valley City and elsewhere in the state.
Arrest warrants were issued for Grotberg for three counts of burglary â€“ a class C felony, and one count of theft of property â€“ a class B felony.
Read more in Friday's Times-Record.
North Dakota's Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has activated the North Dakota Harvest Hotline.
The harvest hotline connects North Dakota growers with custom harvesters. "If you need someone to combine your fields, or if you are a harvester looking for a job, call us at (701) 328-2391," said Goehring in a press release. "We will put your name in the Harvest Hotline database and match you up with other callers."
The hotline is open to calls weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Evening and weekend callers can leave a message. The service is free of charge.
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.