Archive - Nov 8, 2012 - News Article
Special to the Times-Record
A total of 79 people volunteered to donate blood, and 66 were able to give during Valley Cityâ€™s blood drive. Fourteen people gave blood on the automated 2RBC machine which collects two units of red blood cells during the donation, so a total of 80 products were collected. One of the donors gave for their first time.
Shirley Dykshoorn is looking for Barnes County residents to apply for grants to help them recover from 2011 flooding damages, she said Wednesday.
Barnes County was awarded a Housing Rehabilitation and Citizen Retention Grant, designed to help various communities and residents to recover from the 2011 flood disaster in North Dakota, said Kimberly Franklin, director of Barnes County Emergency Management.
Dykshoorn said Wednesday Barnes County has been allocated $93,909.31 to assist homeowners to rehabilitate their flood-damaged homes.
The Barnes County Commissioners addressed city concerns regarding changes to the countyâ€™s 911 system at their regular meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Valley City City Administrator was present to address the cityâ€™s concerns in regards to the county taking over 911 operations after contracting with the city for 911 operations for more than 20 years.
In other business the County Commission agreed to publish the deadline for applying for county board appointments as Mon. November 26.
Many of the houses surrounding Valley City State University were built long ago with character and detail that isnâ€™t found anymore in modern homes. Some of these homes, which have housed generations of families, will soon be torn down.
In an effort to preserve the history of the homes, the Barnes County Historical Society, in conjunction with the State Historical Society of North Dakota, is documenting the homes that were bought out in the first phase of Valley Cityâ€™s flood buyout program.