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April 24th, 2013

LIFEPAK, BC Ambulance to the Rescue

April 24, 2013

By Bonnie Jo Hanson
trnews2@times-online.com

Harvey Hochhalter (left) listens as EMTs Sarah Hass and Matt Miller show how the LIFEPAK 15 helped save Hochhalter's life during a recent heart attack.

When Valley City Resident Harvey Hochhalter had a heart attack earlier this month, a Barnes County ambulance was on hand within minutes and new technology on that ambulance may possibly have saved his life, or at the very least saved him from a lot of heart damage. For more information about new technology used by the Barnes County Ambulance, read Wednesday's Times-Record.

Going Green

April 24, 2013

In an effort to raise awareness on environmental responsibility, Valley City State University hosted its second annual Earth Day Festival Monday evening at the Bubble.
The festivities, which last all week, are organized by the university and its environmental task force.
Originally scheduled at the Medicine Wheel Park, the event was moved to VCSU's Osmon Fieldhouse due to inclement weather.
Read more in Wednesday's Times-Record.

April 23rd

Friday Night 9-1-1

April 23, 2013

On Friday, Times-Record reporter Bonnie Jo Hanson spent the evening doing a "ride-along" in the 9-1-1 dispatch center with Rhoda Baade. Though it was a quiet Friday night, Hanson got a glimpse into what it's like for a dispatcher on any night. For more about a night in the dispatch center, read Tuesday's Times-Record.

Summer's Coming

April 23, 2013

With snow still on the ground and temperatures well below average, it may seem that summer is never coming, but the Sheyenne River Valley Chapter of the North Country Trail Association is gearing up for a summer full of outdoor activities.
The group will soon begin hikes and work days along the trail that ends in New York.
The first hike is May 5, and a work day is planned for May 18.
For more information on the events planned along the scenic trail that stretches from Lake Sakakawea, N.D., to Crown Point, N.Y., read Tuesday's Times-Record.

April 22nd

Flood Prep Begins

April 22, 2013

While Valley City officials do not foresee a major flood in the forecast, commissioners met in a special meeting on Friday to begin the process of applying for financial aid, just in case, after the National Weather Service changed its flood outlook for the city on Thursday.
For more on this story, read Monday's Times-Record.

Optimists, In Partnership with Bank Forward, Donate to School

April 22, 2013

The Valley City Optimist Club in partnership with Bank Forward recently celebrated Library month by holding "Library Skates" each Sunday night in March. Washington Elementary, Jefferson Elementary, St. Catherine's, and the Jr. High School were represented.
Students registered each week while at skating for their respective school. The school with the highest attendance would receive the largest donation to their school library.
More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.

VCSU Students Attend National Conference

April 22, 2013

Four Valley City State University students attended the 27th National Conference on Undergraduate Research April 11-13 at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
VCSU biology Professor Andre DeLorme, who accompanied the students along with fisheries and wildlife Professor Casey Williams, said Friday VCSU has been having undergraduate students attend conferences for the past “5 to 10 years. Every year we take them on regional conferences,” but rarely to national conferences. “I think it's a great experience for them.”
More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.

Increasing Diversity

April 22, 2013

Victor Rodriguez, professor from California State University, spoke to faculty and administration at Valley City State University Friday about increasing diversity and welcomeness on campus.
Rodriguez, who is a professor in the department of chicano and latino studies, told the Times-Record Friday that it's important for VCSU to increase diversity on campus, both faculty and staff, for a number of reasons. Read more in Monday's Times-Record

April 19th

Community Asked to Nominate Businesses

April 19, 2013

The Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce and Valley City-Barnes County Development Corp. is asking the community to nominate deserving businesses for their joint awards banquet in May.
Chamber office manager Kay Vinje said they'll give out four awards at the annual banquet, which are the business of the year award, community image award, community spirit award and hi-line award.
To learn more about the criteria of the awards, read Friday's Times-Record.

ND’s Smoke-Free Law Requires Signs

April 19, 2013

Smoke-free signs must be posted in all enclosed public places and places of employment under North Dakota’s new smoke-free law, said Vicki Voldal Rosenau, City-County Health District tobacco prevention coordinator.
The Valley City-based City-County Health District has educational resources and free signs available for local business. Downloadable sign templates and educational resources are available at www.breathend.com.
More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record

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