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November 23rd

Anderson Leaves VCSU After Over Eight Years

November 23, 2012

After eight-and-a-half years as marketing director at Valley State University, Doug Anderson is having a hard time leaving the university, as well as the small city he has called home. But a new job as the Director of Media and Communications for the Minnesota State College and University System, based in his hometown of St. Paul, Minn. has him doing just that.
"Valley City is an outstanding place to live and work," he said. "You can become part of it, that's why it's hard to leave."

November 21st

BREAKING: 3 Suspects Arrested in Relation to Burglary

November 21, 2012

The Barnes County Sheriff's Department reported Wednesday afternoon that three suspects wanted in connection with a string of burglaries were arrested in Minnesota Tuesday.
Steven Lee Hovland, 38, was arrested in Preston, Minn., and Broc Allen Buytaert, 32, and Betsy Lee Runkle, 31, were arrested in Rochester, Minn., according to deputy Don Fiebiger.
The three, along with April Robyn Kapaun, face approximately 50 charges related to alleged burglaries in August and September.
See Friday's Times-Record for more information

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 21, 2012

The Valley City Times-Record staff asks the question...."What is your favorite Thanksgiving tradition?"

Buhr Refuses Recount

November 21, 2012

Sharon Buhr will not ask for a recount following her 50-vote loss for the District 24 Congressional seat.

In a recent statement Buhr said, “I would like to congratulate our newly re-elected District 24 state senator and two newly elected state representatives. There is much work to be done in our state so that all of our citizens have the opportunity to have a rich and full life.”

911 Switch Faces Possible Delay: Valley City Has Contract In Place Until July 2013

November 21, 2012

Barnes County Commissioners discussed postponing the proposed date for taking control of the 911 system from Jan. 1, 2013 to July 16, 2013 during their regular meeting on Tuesday.

It was brought to the county commissioners attention that the operating contract currently held by the city doesn’t expire until July 16, 2013. If the county voids the contract early, it may be open to legal action by the city for breech of contract.

November 20th

Legacy Place Expanding, Gets New Administrator

November 20, 2012

The Legacy Place in Valley City opened with 25 residents in March 2009. Over three years later, it has nearly doubled in residents and tripled in services — and it’s still continuing to grow.

To accommodate for growth and better serve its residents, The Legacy Place, owned by Paul and Tanya Diegel, is reorganizing staff internally and seeking new staff.

Cami Hendrickson, who currently serves as the assisted living facility’s business office manager will take on duties as the interim administrator, a position currently held by Tamie Gerntholtz.

Shirley Focuses on ‘Transformation’ at State of VCSU

November 20, 2012

Valley City State University President Steven Shirley had little trouble acknowledging the school’s recent success Monday, when he addressed students, faculty and community members during his annual State of the University address at Vangstad Auditorium. But that didn’t keep him from looking to the near future.

“To use the term ‘crossroads’ too often becomes cliche,” he told the crowd. “However, I sincerely believe we are at a crossroads at Valley City State University, and with this crossroad, we have a unique opportunity to transform our educational offerings.”

Maple Valley Names 1st Quarter Honor Roll Students

November 20, 2012

Maple Valley High School:
A Honor Roll
Cassandra Baasch, Brandan Ertelt, James Richman, Kara Smith, Abbie Tinjum, KayLee Hanson, Ashley Punton, Corby Richman, Katelyn Schrenk, Alex Syverson, Sarah Biggers, Jacob Bodziachowski, Courtney Boppre, Erin Grieger, Jesse Johnson, Rylee Nudell, Jacob Richman

B Honor Roll

November 19th

VCSU Feeds Students for Holidays

November 19, 2012

College students don’t always have the opportunity to make it home for every holiday, so Valley City State University makes sure students who stay in town over the holidays are provided a nice meal.

VCSU is teaming up with Vicky’s Viking Room to offer a Thanksgiving meal to college students who aren’t able to make it home for the holiday weekend.

“I’ve always felt bad that I know there are students that can’t go home because it’s such a short holiday,” said Kari Stricklin, director of student activities at VCSU.

Students ‘Stuff the Truck’

November 19, 2012

Valley City Public School students stuffed a Coca-Cola truck with 109 tubs of food last Wednesday for the Barnes County Food Shelf during its annual “Stuff the Truck” food drive.

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