January 16th, 2014
A McDonald's restaurant is set to open this year behind the Wagon Wheel Inn at the site of the old recreational vehicle park. Greg Burchill, who previously owned the land before selling it to a company that will lease it to McDonald's, said construction is set to begin this spring with a 90-day construction schedule.
More details will be released in March.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation along with the North Dakota Highway Patrol have CLOSED I-94 from Bismarck to Jamestown due to high winds causing areas of zero visibility and hazardous travel conditions. Motorists who drive past a road closure device may be fined up to $250.
Holly Neuberger, assistant supervisor/communications specialist for Barnes County Dispatch, said she believes Valley City residents are being treated fairly by dispatch, and anyone who doubts it should listen to dispatchers in action. More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.
Another blizzard is predicted for the area Thursday with one-to-two inches of snow and wind gusts of up to 65 miles-per-hour predicted for Valley City and the surrounding areas.
According to Jennifer Ritterling, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Grand Forks, the blizzard is part of a fairly potent system moving in from Saskatchewan with warm temperatures in the lead and cold following.
More in Friday's Times-Record.
North Dakota Winter Show Women's Division plans to have a new event this year to replace the annual craft show. Mary Ann Berntson, of the women's division, said the new "junk boutique and more" will still have crafts but will mainly consist of booths filled with repurposed, restored and restyled home furnishings, yard decor and custom creations.
The show will be held at the National Guard Armory during Winter Show week Saturday, March 7 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, March 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
More in Friday's Times-Record.
No School Today: Enderlin, Barnes County North, Maple Valley, Valley City Head Start, Valley City State University Campus, Valley City Public Schools, St Catherine's
School Two Hours Late: Sheyenne Valley Career & Tech.
School One Hour Late: Litchville-Marion, Kensal.
No Rural Bus Service: Carrington.
Valley City State junior guard Sierra Even set a school record Wednesday night with 14 assists as four Vikings scored in double figures and VCSU defeated Johnson and Wales, 95-84, for their sixth-straight win and their seventh in their last eight games.
Read this story in Thursday's Times-Record.
Erin, Reanna and Kaelyn Welken, of Valley City, have established a Steve Welken Memorial Scholarship at Valley City State University. The endowment will provide scholarships for full-time students in their junior or senior year, with majors in business, education or STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), said Alison Kasowski, assistant director of annual giving at VCSU.
More in Wednesday's Times-Record.
Members of the Barnes County Municipal Airport Authority plan to have a 2014 airshow Saturday, Sept. 6, at the airport located north of Valley City on the western end of town. More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.