Archive - Nov 2012 - News Article
Austin Gordon spent the last ten years serving overseas in three different deployments with the North Dakota National Guard, while attending Valley City State University and raising a family of three with his wife Nicole. He said traveling with the Guard gave him much to learn and much to experience.
Gordon, staff sergeant, was first deployed to Kosovo in 2000, two years after he joined the military. His engineer battalion spent six months there, doing construction on the camp and a little work in the surrounding areas.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) and the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) have issued a No Travel Advisory for the northwest region of the state due to freezing rain creating glare ice causing hazardous travel conditions. This No Travel Advisory includes areas surrounding Williston, Watford City, New Town, Crosby, Bowbells and Stanley.
I just heard a fella say it and I couldnâ€™t agree more. The man said, â€śIf I have to hear the words â€śPewâ€ť and â€śGallupâ€ť used together ever again â€“I hope it has to do with a horse thatâ€™s passing gas and not political polls!â€ť Smart man, that fella, he is.
I know with some certainty I am maturing. Call me a late bloomer if you must. I am what I am. Iâ€™m just a girl trying to get by another day. Iâ€™m betting you are too. The new mature me isnâ€™t going to say a word about the election, the outcome or my opinion on it all. No sir! Iâ€™m going to train my tongue to be wise or die trying.
North Dakota residents are no stranger to dangerous winter driving, and with winter quickly approaching, law enforcement officials remind residents to take precaution during winter travel.
Sgt. Dave Swenson from the Valley City Police Department recommends that people do not have less than half a tank of gas in their vehicle during winter weather, and always travel with an emergency survival kit in the vehicle.
new foundation promises to help local kids with life-threatening illnesses. The Forward Foundation, an organization backed by Bank Forward, may give families of ill children some peace of mind when it comes to meeting the financial burdens associated with extended illnesses. A fundraising event will be held in Valley City on Thursday. Money raised will go toward helping local families.
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.
â€śMy freezer went out. What food can I save?â€ť my caller asked.
She wasnâ€™t sure how long her appliance had been out of commission.
The food was warm to the touch, so most of the food could not be salvaged. Her tightly wrapped frozen bread was safe, especially because no meat juice had dripped on the packages. Her fully thawed meat, poultry and fish were not safe after thawing and sitting for an undetermined amount of time. High-protein foods are especially perishable.
Unfortunately, I have had this sort of phone call many times in my career.