March 8th, 2013
The Comet PANSTARRS will be making an appearance in the skies over North Dakota next week and a viewing party will be held at the Rosebud Visitors Center parking lot for anyone who wants to witness it.
"Comets are unpredictable," said Dr. Joe Stickler of Valley City State University, so he doesn't know what kind of show the comet will give its audience. "But it will be fun to watch," he added.
To learn how to witness next week's comet, read Friday's Times-Record.
Sid and Thelma Hinrichs took part of their store in Tower City on the road for the antique show at the North Dakota Winter Show. The couple, who owns Sid's Antiques, has been in the antique business for 30 years.
See more in Friday's Times-Record.
The old time tractor pull held at the North Dakota Winter Show Tuesday gives tractor hobbyists a chance to show off their restorations. Donald Pollert, a retired farmer, and Rob Bell, a service manager at a John Deere dealer, were two of many who entered this year's pull.
"It's a good group of people who take part in it," Pollert said. "You meet a lot of different people from different areas of the state, especially at the Winter Show. They come from all over."
The First Church of the Nazarene in Valley City will hold a Passover service Sunday featuring a missionary from Jews for Jesus who will explain the service and tie it into Christianity.
Samuel Rood, a missionary from Jews for Jesus will tell the Passover story and explain the significance and symbolism of the Passover meal and traditions. According to Jews for Jesus, Christ's Last Supper was a Passover supper.
Rood will tie the Old Testament to the New Testament, according to Pr. Fred Morrison of the First Church of the Nazarene.
During Monday's finance meeting, the Valley City City Commission discussed raising Public Works rates in April. Because some departments lost revenue in 2012 and the previous years, city officials decided to focus on raising rates for commercial garbage fees along with a slight raise in other utilities.
Commissioners did not vote or make a permanent decision and the matter will be discussed further at the April 1 finance meeting.
See more in Wednesday's Times-Record.
Tuesday at the North Dakota Winter Show, farmers learned about ways to increase yields of various crops using low-till and other methods.
The more organic matter in soil, the greater the yields of crops grown in that soil.
See more in Tuesday's edition of the Valley City Times-Record.
Barnes County commissioners discussed the advantages and disadvantages of renewing its lease in the Valley City Law Enforcement Center where the Barnes County Sheriff's Department is located, or moving the sheriff's department to a new location.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) has issued a Travel Alert for the southeast region of North Dakota including the cities of Jamestown, Valley City, Fargo, Wahpeton and surrounding areas due to blowing snow causing reduced visibility and areas of scattered ice on roadways. Conditions are such that motorists can still travel in these areas, but should be advised that conditions could change rapidly. Motorists are encouraged to reduce speeds and drive according to the conditions.
Pharmacist Amy Noeske at Mercy Hospital Pharmacy explains how to deal with the winter itch and other skin problems in this week's Your Health column.
The Marion Fire Department responded to a fire at the home of George and Sally Tvedt on 101st Street north of Marion (the Eckelson Road), in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The fire, which started in an attached garage, destroyed the garage and caused extensive damage to the home. The Tvedts, along with their dog, escaped the fire unharmed. A Marion firefighter was treated and released for smoke inhalation at Mercy
Hospital in Valley City.
Read more in Tuesday's Times-Record.