April 20th, 2015
A small grass fire west of Baldhill Dam Thursday serves as a reminder of the current danger of grass and wildfires.
The fire was reported to the Valley City Rural Fire Department at about 11:20 a.m. Thursday, according to Valley City Rural Fire Department Chief Gary Retterath. People working in the area witnessed the smoke just after a train passed and were able to extinguish the flames before the fire department arrived. The fire department assisted by wetting hot spots to keep the fire from re-igniting.
Circle of Friends pre-kindergarten class cleans litter in preparation of Earth Day, which is held Wednesday. "We are doing best to keep Valley City clean," said Colette Jenson of Circle of Friends.
The Sheyenne River Valley Chapter of the North Country Trail Association held its annual meeting on Saturday, April 11, at the Valley City Eagles Club. The group shared plans for the development and maintenance of the North Country Trail this summer which includes removing downed trees across the trail, installing directional signage, stop signs, brochure boxes and interpretive panels along the trail, and installing boardwalks in several low areas or filling in low spots with gravel.
More in Monday's Times-Record.
The Thrifty White Pharmacy in the Marketplace Foods building closes its doors for good April 25, said Pharmacist Kal Klingenstein on Friday.
More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
Two Valley City High School athletes play soccer for Jamestown High School through a co-op arrangement.
Several members of the All American Taekwondo Team placed at a weekend tournament in West Fargo. See Monday's Times-Record for full results.
TIME Magazine has revealed the 2015 TIME 100, its annual list of what it considers the 100 most influential people in the world.
Nationally recognized writer Mark Vinz will present an afternoon poetry and prose reading Monday, April 20, in the Student Center Skoal Room on the Valley City State University campus. A reception with light refreshments from 3â€“4 p.m. will precede a 4â€“5 p.m. reading and book signing. The event is open to the public free of charge.
Rich Schueneman has challenged Rick Ross to his seat on the Valley City Public School Board. The election will be held Tuesday, June 9. Residents can vote at the Central Administration Building from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
More in Friday's Times-Record.
Crew members from Indigo Signworks hang the City County Health District sign on the district's new building, the former First Community Credit Union building. CCHD hopes to make the move from their office in the Barnes County Courthouse Friday, April 24. The office will be closed that day and will re-open in the new location Monday, April 27.