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April 10th, 2013

Fruits, Vegetables Essential to Health

April 10, 2013

During the District VI 2013 North Dakota Governor's Forum on Aging at the Valley City Senior Center, Sharon Buhr and Michon Kysilka urged attendees to eat more fruits and vegetables.
About 60 people, many of them senior citizens, were at at the center for the half-day forum, which ran from 9 a.m. until about 1:30 p.m.
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.

April 9th

ND Bill Protects the Elderly and Vulnerable

April 9, 2013

Elderly abuse, including financial abuse like scams against seniors, is on the rise in North Dakota, primarily because the state's population is aging. A bill recently passed both houses in the legislature that would require reporting of suspected elder abuse.
For more about the elder abuse bill, read Tuesday's Times-Record.

Sportsmen and Landowners Meet

April 9, 2013

A new program developed by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department and North Dakota Department of Agriculture aims to connect landowners with hunters and trappers to help control the population.
Jeb Williams, assistant chief of wildlife division for the NDGF, said, "The goal of the program is to identify interested landowners who have been seeing or have coyotes on their property and would like to get rid of them. The goal is to provide a database of sportsmen interested in hunting coyotes."
Read more in Tuesday's Times-Record.

DUI Law Fails Senate

April 9, 2013

Legislation aimed at tougher penalties for DUIs failed in the North Dakota Senate last week with opponents saying it would tie up the court system. Local law enforcement believe stiffer penalties could help reduce the incidence of drunk-driving in and around Valley City. Education aimed at reducing DUIs is also necessary.
For more on this story, read Tuesday's Times-Record.

Education 'Stakeholders' met To Plan

April 9, 2013

North Dakota's Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler met Thursday with key education stakeholders to develop plans to assist educators across the state as they transition to the new Common Core State Standards and new assessment system. The meeting took place at the Ramada Hotel and Conference Center in Bismarck.

Valley City High School Principal Kristi Brandt was in Bismarck learning more about how to move to the newly state-required Common Core Standards.

More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.

VCSU Hosting Antiracism Workshop

April 9, 2013

Victor M. Roderiguez Dominguez, professor and former chairman of the department of Chicano and Latino Studies, California State University at Long Beach, will lead an anti-racism workshop April 19 at Valley City State University.

The workshop, “Building Anti-Racist Educational Leadership in Higher Education,” will take place 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the VCSU student center.

The planned anti-racism workshop is for regional colleges and universities.

More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.

April 8th

Solar Energy in Valley City?

April 8, 2013

Valley City State University is sponsoring a “What in the World is Going On?” panel discussion about the potential for residential and business solar energy in Valley City and surrounding areas Tuesday, April 23.
A question and answer session will be included in the presentation, which will take place at 7 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church.
The panel will be moderated by the Rev. Dayne Zachirson of Epworth United Methodist Church.

Jefferson Students Being Rewarded

April 8, 2013

All students at Jefferson Elementary School met their On The Move activity goals, and will be rewarded for their efforts Tuesday and Wednesday.
Sharon Buhr of the On The Move program said Friday principals were given autonomy in setting goals, and Miller chose classroom and individual goals. “We are excited all classrooms at Jefferson met their physical activity goal,” Buhr said.
More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record

VC Student Wins State Coloring Contest

April 8, 2013

Nine local students participated in a state-wide coloring contest sponsored by the North Dakota Farm Bureau. Participants were supposed to create a colored art piece representing what agriculture means to them. Valley City fifth-grader Alexis Triebold was the state-wide first place winner.
Read more in Monday's Times-Record.

April 5th

County-City Feud: Costs Adding Up

April 5, 2013

During a recent meeting of the Barnes County Commission, commissioner Phil Leitner expressed concern with the rising costs involved with the county's separation from Valley City. Times-Record reporter Bonnie Jo Hanson looked at various possible scenarios, and has estimated what it may cost residents of Barnes County to separate from the city.
For the entire story, read Friday's Times-Record.

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