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August 21st

Are Kids Tested Too Much?

August 21, 2012

Teachers, administrators, parents and students are racing to get ready for the first day of school. Superintendent Dean Koppelman said the school needs help from parents to get students registered for classes and bussing.

North Dakota requires 175 days of classroom instruction per academic year, and with the amount of required testing students face, Koppelman wondered at Monday’s school board meeting if students are tested too much.

24-Hour Theatre Starts Friday

August 21, 2012

BWhen theatre student Burke Tagney walks into Valley City State University’s Vangstad Auditorium Friday, he won’t know what to expect. He does know that in just 24 hours, audience will be at their seats in anticipation for a series of plays created in just one day.

Tagney will be a participant in the 24-hour Theatre Extravaganza, which is hosted by VCSU’s Theatre Department and open to the entire community.

August 20th

Police Patrol Parks After Dark

August 20, 2012

Valley City Police are stepping up patrol after a rash of suspicious activity and now a Monday-night arson were reported in Valley City’s Chautauqua and City Parks.

“We had some people call in and say that there were some people down there that looked kind of suspicious,” said Tyler Jacobson, Valley City Parks and Recreation director.

“We called the police and asked if they step up their patrol. We’ve also had a couple of fires going on out at Chautauqua; a couple individuals burned up one of garbage cans completely and burned one of our dumpsters too.”

Clausen Springs Project Completed

August 20, 2012

A 1.5 mile stretch of smooth, new blacktop now rises, falls, twists and turns as it winds from the opening gate of Clausen Springs around the southern half of the lake to the Clausen Springs Dam. The road was finished last week and is the final piece of the restoration of the park after it was devastated during spring flooding in 2009.

The Big Winner

August 20, 2012

Like many, Valley City resident Bonnie Olson has plenty of trips she’d like to take, but can’t always fit in due to high gas prices.

But for now, that isn’t much of a worry.

Olson had her name drawn as the winner of the grand prize of the Times-Record’s $1,000 Free Gas Giveaway and won $250 gift cards to the Valley Service, Stop and Go, Dakota Plains and Brothers III gas stations in Valley City.

“This is really going to be nice, because now my gas is paid for,” Olson said.

August 17th

Just Use a Little Less

August 17, 2012

Valley City City Administrator, David Schelkoph said that contrary to rumors, the city’s water supply is not in danger of contamination, nor is there the possibility of the sewer system backing up. The problem, Schelkoph said, is with the master lift station, and reducing pressure on the sewer system.

Enjoy Your Ride and Laughs Along the Way

August 17, 2012

To me, that husband of mine is sexy! His voice is deep and calm unlike my high, shrieking, un-calm blabber. I fall in to the transparent emerald of his eyes feeling like I’ve just landed on a grassy meadow in Ireland. His legs are muscular and formed like a Roman warrior. They are so appealing to me that if I could –I would taxidermy them and use them as a lamp just like the one in “The Christmas Story.” Geepers. I hope he doesn’t one day read this. He is a modest man with clean, soft hands. For all that he is he isn’t handy. That’s not a criticism. It just is what it is.

Valley Realty Developing Hillside Addition

August 17, 2012

Valley Realty will be developing a residential addition called Hillside Addition in the northwest part of Valley City.

Vice President Jim Knutson said the addition will have about 17 lots.
“We’re looking to start the underground work for sewer and water within the next week or two,” Knutson said, adding that he hopes to have the properties available for sale yet this fall.

Property Owners Share Buyout Stories

August 17, 2012

Being uprooted from home can cause a string of emotions to anybody, but for some Valley City residents, they feel a sense of relief being away from the flood-prone Sheyenne River. Those residents had properties bought out by the city. Valley City’s voluntary acquisition program allows the city to acquire properties close to the river that cannot be safely and permanently protected from floods.

Scam Alert

August 17, 2012

“Naeem Ibrahim Atiea” has a problem. His father was a cabinet minister for “Muhammad Gadaffi,” but when it was learned the elder Atiea didn’t support the Libyan president’s political ideology, he was killed, his property was burned and his investments were confiscated. Before his death, Atiea’s father deposited $3.7 million in a bank in Côte d’Ivoire, an African country along the Ivory Coast.

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