July 15th, 2013
For the past seven years, retired minister Peter Farrelly of Valley City has been offering defensive driving classes for senior citizens and others needing to freshen their driving skills.
Farrelly said the classes were â€śdesigned for 55 and older, but there is no minimum. What is taught can be used by high school students on information learned in (drivers education) classes.â€ť
More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
The heat and humidity of July has finally arrived, but with the sunshine and hot weather comes risks. In order to prevent complications from the heat, Sarah Hansen, registered nurse with the City-County Health District, recommends a few steps people can take.
She said when outside, stay hydrated by drinking nonalcoholic and decaffeinated fluids and take things slowly.
"Don't do too much strenuous activity," she said. "Dress for summer; wear lightweight clothing and light-colored clothing to reflect heat and sunlight."
Valley City Legion played two last night, facing the Harwood Hogs at Charlie Brown Field. Throwing errors were the decided difference in the outcome.
Valley City went up in the first inning 3-0. A double from Hog Matt Dufner prompted a two-out Hog rally in the top of the second pushing two across the plate. Valley City was three-up, three-down in the bottom of the second.
The North Dakota Water Education Foundation is hosting the Irrigation in Motion tour on Tuesday, July 23, said Angela Magstadt, a foundation employee.
Delta Air Lines will add new nonstop seasonal service between Fargo, N.D. and Atlanta, effective Dec. 21.
â€śWe continue to see growing demand in this marketplace, especially from customers wanting to connect to the Southeast and Latin America during the winter season,â€ť said Joe Esposito, Deltaâ€™s Managing Director â€“ Domestic Network Planning. â€śWith this new seasonal service, Fargo customers will have access to more than 200 nonstop destinations at the worldâ€™s largest single airline hub.â€ť
Read more in Friday's Times-Record.
Valley City's annual street fair will be held later this month. Crazy Day will be held all day July 24 on Central Avenue in downtown Valley City.
Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce assistant Courtney Henkel said the fair will feature miscellaneous vendors and food vendors from area businesses and organizations along with a variety of activities.
Read more in Friday's Times-Record
Registered sex offender Allan Joseph Cook, 35, is back in the Barnes County Jail after allegedly providing a false address to officials as his home.
Cook registered with the Valley City Police Department indicating that he was residing at 305 4th Street in Valley City. Officials discovered later that he was not residing at that address. He was arrested in Valley City on Tuesday, July 9.
Since 1881, when Clara Barton started one of America's largest humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross has mobilized volunteers to help alleviate suffering nation-wide. Valley City residents Paul and Barb Henke are a part of that tradition.
As long-time Red Cross volunteers, the Henkes are currently deployed to Arizona to assist victims displaced by wildfires and first responders who are fighting them.
Read more in Thursday's Times-Record.
With the Help of a computer program, South Central Adult Services is offering a free service to check on how senior citizens are doing called â€śRU Okay?.â€ť
Dolly Hoelmer, Barnes County outreach officer, said Wednesday, â€śIf you just pick up the phone, we know they are OK,â€ť Hoelmer said.
More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.