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June 19th, 2013

Valley City National Fish Hatchery Opens Archery Range

June 19, 2013

YCC young people from Valley City High School, Barnes County North and Griggs County schools set up an archery range Tuesday on Valley City National Fish Hatchery property adjacent to the Barnes County Girl Scout camp.
Kurt Eversman, hatchery manager, said the range is modeled on the national Archery in the Schools program, and was set up by Jeff Long, an employee of the North Dakota Game and Fish Department and coordinator of the the archery program for North Dakota.
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.

Open Door Funding May Change

June 19, 2013

Mary Simonson, executive director of Valley City's Open Door Center is optimistic the center will not lose funding on a new payment system established by the North Dakota state legislature.
Simonson said her understanding is payments will go from the current system that is based on what costs and services are used to a system based on anticipated needs.
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.

Geocaching Event in Ft. Ransom This Weekend

June 19, 2013

North Dakota Geocaching Association is hosting a geocaching event at Fort Ransom State Park on June 21 and 22 for anyone interested in trying the fast-growing high tech treasure hunt.
Novice and experienced geocachers will be attending, and anyone who wants to learn more about the outdoor, kid-friendly activity is invited.
The proposed schedule of events, which is subject to change, begins Friday, at 6 p.m., when participants should arrive and find their campsite.
For the full schedule, read Wednesday's Times-Record.

June 18th

VCSU Renovating Vangstad

June 18, 2013

The Vangstad Auditorium building on the Valley State University campus will be renovated with the help of a $3.5 million appropriation from the North Dakota State legislature.
Valley City State University President Dr. Steve Shirley announced the appropriation during a recognition luncheon sponsored by the Valley City State University Foundation Board Monday at Sabir's Dining and Lounge.
Shirley said the money has been awarded to remodel the Vangstad Auditorium and the building that houses it.
Read more in Tuesday's Times-Record.

Mosquito Spraying

June 18, 2013

Valley City Public Works will spray for mosquitos on Wednesday, June 19 beginning at about 8 p.m. and Thursday if needed, weather permitting.
Parents are advised to keep children and pets out of the streets and away from the spray machines.
Motorists are urged to used caution when traveling in the area of the operation.
For questions, feel free to call Valley City Public Works at (701)845-0380.

Flag Retirement

June 18, 2013

Flags burn in a dumpster outside the American Legion Friday after local Boy Scouts conducted a flag burning ceremony on Flag Day.
Boy Scouts from troop 560, under the direction of scout master Dave Gazeley, held the service Friday to properly retire flags according to the United States Flag Code.

June 17th

Rally in the Valley

June 17, 2013

Sunny and warm weather arrived just in time for the weekend's Rally in the Valley community days. Children pick up candy during a Saturday morning parade. See more photos from the weekend's events on our Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/VCTimesRecord.

National Weather Service Predicts Tornado Increase

June 17, 2013

The National Weather Service in Grand Forks predicts more severe weather in Barnes County including tornados in 2013 than in 2012.
Greg Gust, warning coordinating meteorologist for the Grand Forks office, said Thursday he expects a normal amount of severe weather including tornados this season, compared with a light year for severe weather last summer.
More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.

Barnes County Relay For Life Selling Floating Lanterns

June 17, 2013

Organizers of Barnes County's 2013 Relay for Life will be selling ballon-carried floating lanterns to be released the night of the annual event set for Friday.
This year's relay will take place in downtown Valley City from 6 p.m. to midnight, said Betty Pedersen, one of the board members of the sponsoring organization. Pedersen said it has not yet been decided where the floating balloons will be released, but it will be someplace on Central Avenue.
More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.

June 14th

Group Formed To Save Bandshell

June 14, 2013

A new group calling itself Friends of the Bandshell has organized in an attempt to raise an estimated $150,000 needed to repair and build a foundation for the bandshell in Valley City's City Park.
Becky Heise, a member of the group, said the group met Thursday in the Barnes County Historical Society Museum to talk about what was needed and “to divvy up some tasks” on what will be needed.
Heise said the bandshell is currently on top of a collapsing basement damaged by floods in 2009 and 2011.
Read more in Friday's Times-Record.

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