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October 24th

BC Music Festival Set for Nov. 13

October 24, 2012

Most high school students in the area have small class sizes, and music students share the stage with a relatively low amount of people, but on Nov. 13, they’ll get a chance to play and sing with a much larger group.
Students from area high schools will join together to perform in the annual Barnes County music festival Nov. 13 at Valley City State University’s Vangstad Auditorium.

New Reporter Joins the TR

October 24, 2012

My name is Bonnie Jo Hanson. I’m the new county reporter here at the Times-Record, and I will also be covering agriculture and education.

I hail from a rural area in southern Ohio, close to Huntington W. Va. Now I live in Marion with a husband, Greg, and one kid. Two of my kids, Anthony and Libby, are grown and gone, Christian is still at home. I also have a bunch of animals – three dogs and two cats. (We can’t say no, but our house is getting really small and hairy.)

October 23rd

September Students of the Month Selected

October 23, 2012

Special to the Times-Record

The September Students of the Month for Valley City Jr High School are Abby Slyter, Tanner Thomsen, Annie Fitzell, and Devin Anderson. The criteria for selection is being a hardworking student, respect for staff and peers, and involvement in school activities.

Proceeds from Debbie Gabel Ride Benefit Hospice

October 23, 2012

The Thundering Saints have donated $8,000 to Hospice of the Red River Valley, generated from proceeds of the fourth annual Debbie Gabel Memorial Ride held in Valley City on July 28.

The donation will be used to provide compassionate end-of-life care to those in Valley City and surrounding communities.

Rocky Gabel, who started the ride in honor of his wife who died of cancer, said Monday the event has grown since it began in 2009.

VC Police Dept. Discontinues Funeral Escorts

October 23, 2012

The Valley City Police Department has discontinued the general practice of escorting funerals. Police Chief Fred Thompson told the Valley City city commission during its regular meeting Oct. 15 that the city could be liable for any collision caused during an escort.

Thompson said the problem is that when officers are escorting a funeral from town, there might be 15-20 cars with an officer leading and maybe one in back, but the vehicles in between the officers get stretched out.

October 22nd

Big Reeno Releases Music Video For The Forgotten Disaster

October 22, 2012

North Dakota's own hip hop rising star Big Reeno recently released the official music video for his new, heartfelt single, The Forgotten Disaster, (view video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2I4oV4sbpooff) his untitled, upcoming project releasing early next year. The song was made to commemorate the first anniversary of the national disaster that occurred in Reeno’s home state of North Dakota in June, 2011. A flood hit the city of Minot, destroying people’s homes, businesses and lives. It was the only category 5 disaster in the US in 2011.

Feir and Wit: Upcoming Election Causing Heat

October 22, 2012

With the upcoming election, things are getting heated – even on social networking sites. Tweets, statuses and every other kind of post are filled with sarcasm, support and opposition.

There are three parties you may belong to on these sites; Republican, Democrat or the Annoyed Indifferents.

To me, the annoyed, “indifferent” party members are hiding – hiding from judgment and opposition. They want a little attention, like their outspoken friends, so they post updates that hold an opinion.

Staying Safe on Halloween

October 22, 2012

The end of October marks a popular holiday of fun and fright — Halloween, and Valley City will have plenty of Halloween events to entertain locals. With the spooky holiday, though, comes risks. The Valley City Police Department has some advice to keep children and teens safe on Halloween.

Cody Thibert, police officer at the Valley City Police Department, says that everyone should be aware of the extra children out on Halloween night and during public Halloween events.

“Be careful and slow it down,” Thibert advises. “There’s going to be lots of kids crossing the streets everywhere.”

Tax Director Gets Pay Bump

October 22, 2012

The Barnes County Commission voted unanimously to raise the pay of the county Tax Director Betty Koslovski from Grade 9 to Grade 11.
Koslovski wiped tears from her eyes as she asked for worthwhile compensation from the commission.

“I think for what your position entails, you definitely should be a (Grade) 10 for sure,” Commissioner John Froelich said.

Koslovski is head of the county’s tax department, and Commissioner Phil Leitner said the responsibilities of county department heads varies from office to office.

October 19th

Events Calendar: Oct. 20-Dec. 14, 2012

October 19, 2012

Saturday, October 20
The Saturday Farmers Market will meet every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the City Auditorium (320 Central Ave. South, Valley City) until Oct. 27.

Hi Lo Bowling September 2 Bank Forward took three of four games from Leevers Foods Sky Lanes won...
Valley City Rifle and Pistol Club Paper Prairie Dog Shoot September 14 Adults 1. Travis Carico 2....
Freshman Riley Miller defeated Fargo South junior Owen Duncan, 7-5, 1-6, 6-4, on the road Thursday...

 

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