Second-graders at Jefferson Elementary school built a Christmas tree Tuesday with toilet paper collected to donate to the Abused Persons Outreach Center. Pictured are Emilee Olson (left), Olivia Ingstad, Alex Rogelstad, Michelle Grebel of APOC, Amelia Meester, and Faith Peterson. Students also collected tissues and paper towels.
Henrietta Dotting was presented with a life membership from the Order of Eastern Star, North Dakota Grand Chapter on Saturday after more than 82 years of membership. The membership was presented by members of the Woodbine Chapter, to which Dotting is now a member.
Dotting, who will turn 107 in January, joined the organization in 1930. She believes she is the oldest living Eastern Star member.
Dick and Kay Winter of Valley City took first place in the Valley City Area Chamber of Commerceâ€™s home decorating contest this year. Dick, who takes pride in his yard, said, â€śIt really makes you feel good; I get a lot of satisfaction on (compliments).â€ť
The home and business decorating contest is held annually by the Chamber. They put out calls for nominations earlier this month. Kay Vinje, office manager for the Chamber, told the Times-Record that anybody can call in and nominate their own home or business or somebody elseâ€™s.
The Valley City State University softball team announced two signings for the 2014 season, and at least one of them will be familiar to local fans.
Maple Valley High School senior Cassie Pautz will be joining the Vikings, along with Lindsey White, who is entering her sophomore season at Itasca (Minn.) Community College.
Pautz, who also plays volleyball and basketball for Maple Valley, will play her senior season on the diamond for Enderlin/Maple Valley this spring. In June, she contributed to the team's Class B state championship, the first in state history.
Barnes County Extension Agent Ellen Bjelland proposed putting a vending machine containing healthy alternatives to junk food in the courthouse during the Barnes County Commissionâ€™s regular meeting on Tuesday.
Currently, two machines are located in the courthouse rotunda, one dispenses Pepsi products and the other Coke products.
The proposed machine would vend healthy foods like sandwiches, milk and healthy snacks as well as Coke and Pepsi products, possibly eliminating the need for the machines that are currently in the rotunda.
Friday, Dec. 21 marks this yearâ€™s winter solstice, which is the time the sun is at its southernmost point in the sky. The day has come and gone every other winter without much incident, making way for a rising sun the next day. But this year, some predict the sun wonâ€™t have an Earth on which to rise the next day.
Dec. 21, 2012 marks the end of the Mayan calendar, and some people have interpreted that to mean either an apocalypse â€śend of the worldâ€ť or a â€śnew worldâ€ť with new beliefs.
District 24 legislators from both the D-NPL and Republican parties back a proposal by Republican Gov. Jack Dalrymple that will significantly strengthen North Dakotaâ€™s DUI laws.
Newly elected Republican Rep. Dwight Kiefert and D-NPL Sen. Larry Robinson both said Tuesday they support the governorâ€™s proposal.
New . Naomi Muscha was out of state, and not available for comment.
The Valley City City Commission decided Monday to allow a credit card option for Public Works. The decision came after a request made by City Administrator David Schelkoph, who said many customers want the option and it would allow the city to accommodate those who might not be able to pay their bills right away.
After doing some research, Schelkoph and other city employees found that using a credit card reader might not be a huge saving financially, but it would save on time and provide a customer service that commissioners agree is beneficial to everyone.
Santa Cops and Kids, a program sponsored by the Valley City Department, paired local law enforcement officers and firefighters with children who endured rough circumstances during the past year for an evening of shopping for Christmas gifts for the kidsâ€™ families.
The event included supper at Pizza Corner, a parade of lights and sirens to Shopko, shopping, and wrapping gifts before Santa made an entrance at the Valley City Police Department with gifts for the kids.
The children each were given $100 in donated money to spend on their families during the event.