January 3rd, 2013
Special to the Times-Record
Third-graders from Jefferson School teamed up to collect supplies for the Sheyenne Valley Friends of Animals. Here representative students from each of the four sections present their donations to SVFA members Kay Kringlie and Michele Grebel. The third-grade teachers who coordinated the effort are: Â Mrs. Potratz, Mrs. Goven, Mrs. Breckheimer and Mrs. McDaniel. Â The donations will be used for needy animals in the Valley City area.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) has lifted the Travel Alert for the Dickinson, Williston and Minot areas. However a Travel Alert remains in effect for the Bismarck area and is extended to the Jamestown, Valley City and surrounding areas due to blowing snow causing areas of scattered ice. The Travel Alert means motorists can still travel, but may encounter areas of challenging winter weather driving conditions and should use caution.
The ice is ready!
Pioneer Park Warming House opens for the season on Friday, Dec. 21st!
800 NW 4th Street
Warming House Hours:
Friday & Saturday Nights: 7 pm â€“ 9 pm
Saturday & Sunday afternoons: 1 â€“ 5 pm
Christmas Eve: 1 â€“ 5 pm
Dec. 26 & 27: 1 â€“ 5 pm
Dec. 31 & Jan. 1: 1 â€“ 5 pm
Policy: Warming House closed if temperature is 10 degrees below zero or less or if the wind chill is 19 below or less.
12th Annual Ride held on Jan. 26, 2013 and hosted by Marion Sno-Riders.
Shaking will be held at the Duck Inn of Marion anytime after 10a. and must be done by 6p. with drawings to follow. You don't have to ride a sled to shake for the drawings. Lunch will be available starting at 5pm. Proceeds will benefit Red River Vally Hospice. For more info call brad Rodin at 701-669-2240 or Duck Inn at 701-669-2352
Times-Record reporters Paul Riemerman, Bonnie Jo Hanson, and Heidi Harris look back at the top 12 local stories of 2012.
Read more in today's issue of the Times-Record!
December 31st, 2012
The Barnes County Sheriff's Office is notifying the public of a high risk sex offender that is currently housed in the Barnes County Jail and a resident of Valley City.
According to sheriff Randy McClaflin, the state has assessed Michael A. Nelson, 23, of Valley City as a high risk sex offender. Nelson was convicted in Dec. 2009 for corruption or solicitation of minors.
A nine-member committee recently reviewed his file and changed his assessment to high risk.
Nelson is currently on work release and is employed by Quality Refinishing, 1100 Seventh Street, Southeast in Valley City.
Hospice of the Red River Valley invites health care professionals to its January Lunch and Learn offerings as it continues to explore various topics related to end-of-life care.
Sessions at Hospice offices in Valley City, Lisbon, N.D., and Detroit Lakes, Minn., will be through video conferencing with the Fargo office where the live presentation will take place.
Bonnie Oelschlager, a spokeswoman for the hospice, said Friday there will be no charge to participate in the sessions, â€śand they will be able to attend via video-conferencing technology.â€ť
Valley City Commissioners discussed its options in an ongoing 9-1-1 struggle with Barnes County as well as special assessments during a special meeting on Friday.
The 9-1-1 issue, or who will eventually control the system, has been a point of contention for months.
Currently, the city and county share the costs of running the 9-1-1 system. 9-1-1 operations are contracted out to the city by Barnes County and is operated from the Valley City Police Department.
Students at Valley City State University will begin their first week of classes in January in the new addition of the Rhoades Science Center, President Steve Shirley said Friday.
â€śItâ€™s essentially a two-part project, the renovation of the existing facility and the expansion,â€ť he said. The 28,000-square-foot expansion is almost complete, and theyâ€™re just getting down to final crunch time.
VCHS boys vs. Jamestown
Last season, the Valley City High School boys basketball team couldnâ€™t get a win over a Class A opponent.
But the Hi-Liners broke the streak in style with an 81-51 win over Jamestown at the Hi-Liner Activity Center.
The Hi-Liners used a solid defensive effort to go up 36-16 at halftime and never let up from there, getting the lead as high as 78-41 with about five minutes left to play.