November 25th, 2013
Barnes County's Salvation Army annual red kettle drive begins this week on Black Friday. Organizers hope to raise $40,000 this year, $10,000 more than the goal last year, but still less than the record-breaking amount raised last year.
This year's fundraising campaign begins Friday, Nov. 29, and lasts until Christmas Eve. The familiar red kettles will be set up at Leevers Foods, Marketplace Foods and Shopko in Valley City.
Read more in Monday's Times-Record.
Barnes County has agreed to increase its 2014 truck regulatory contribution by $5,000, providing the other three counties paying for the program also add $5,000 each. More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Nov. 15 announced that it does not intend to close any of the nationâs national fish hatcheries in the current fiscal year. More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
Valley City junior Annie Hart and sophomore Camille Kawasaki swam with the Jamestown Blue Jays Girls' Swim & Dive team in Grand Forks on Nov. 16, at which Hart became an All-State First-Team selection, was named the Nov. 18-22 Jamestown Optimist Athlete of the Week and received All-Western Dakota Conference honors.
Read this story in Monday's Times-Record.
President Steven W. Shirley of Valley City State University will present the âState of the Universityâ address Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at 3:30 p.m. in Vangstad Auditorium on the VCSU campus.
The annual address will highlight 2012â13 accomplishments, as well as information on campus initiatives for 2013â14.
The event is open to the public.
Video of the address will be available at www.vcsu.edu/media/.
Wednesday morning Valley City State University officials told legislators visiting the campus about local campus issues and VCSU's science, technology, Engineering and Mathematics Initiatives.
The state legislature's Higher Education Funding Committee spent much of the day meeting in the Skoal room of the VCSU student center. More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
All Barnes County residents are invited to an informational meeting on a proposal to switch to only one polling place in the entire county, 7 p.m. Dec. 5 in the HAC. More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
Three Valley City churches are teaming up to offer Thanksgiving food baskets for low-income families in the area.
Faith Lutheran Church, Trinity Lutheran Church and Our Savior's Lutheran Church have 60 baskets to fill with traditional Thanksgiving food Friday evening and deliver to families Saturday.
Read more in Friday's Times-Record.
Students From Valley City Public Schools stuffed a Coca Cola truck Wednesday with non-perishable food items for the Barnes County Food Pantry. In all, students collected about 3,100 items including about 2,689 food items and about $600 in cash.
Read more in Thursday's Times-Record.