Archive - Jan 2013 - News Article
Bonnie Jo Hanson/Times-Record
More than 150 athletes from around the state converged on Valley City for the Special Olympics Winter Games on Friday and Saturday. Athletes were led into the Valley City Auditorium for the opening ceremony Friday by local law enforcement and firefighters. Look for more on the Special Olympics Tuesday in the Times-Record.
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The library at Jefferson Elementary School was packed with excited kindergartners and first-graders as they waited for folk singer-songwriter Dennis Warner to start his first song.
â€śInch by inch, row. Gonna make this garden grow.â€ť he sang as the children chimed in.
Iâ€™m not a Catholic nor am I a criminal. Yet here I stand in an invisible confessional bearing my soul. In this life I wish to teach as much as I learn. I learned, for instance, sometime during the flood of 2009 never to set my keys on the shelf in a porta-pottie because itâ€™s really not a shelf at all. If you look closely at the shelves in porta-potties they have a single hole in them. I learned it is not a shelf but rather a urinal. The hole has a purpose. The keys have since been washed. Trust me. I confessed that to you because I appreciate humor.
Barnes County officials held an informative meeting with representatives from Stutsman and Richland Counties and Independent Emergency Services, a provider of 9-1-1 networks and equipment, on Wednesday to discuss options and costs for replacing the countyâ€™s aged 9-1-1 equipment.
The assessment on the City Auditorium came back lower than city officials had hoped, putting plans on hold for selling the building, City Administrator David Schelkoph said Thursday.
Vanguard assessed the building at $178,500, an amount that will delay plans for the city to sell the Audi.
The Valley City City Commission decided in September to sell the Audi to an interested buyer who met the criteria. City commissioners approved one of two plans presented to them in November. Berkel Properties had presented the city with a plan to repurpose the Audi and make it apartment buildings.
Dakota Rose Floral will open in their new location at 1125 West Main Street Monday, employee Kathy Jacobson said.
The new location is a bigger facility with more parking space that will allow the business to accommodate their recent staff expansion and consolidation with another flower show.
â€śWeâ€™re busing at the seams at this smaller place,â€ť Jacobson said.
In September Deb White, owner of Dakota Rose Floral, bought all inventory from Bloom N Crafts Floral, owned by Kathy Jacobson.
The cost for First-Class mail will increase by 1 cent Jan. 27, when the price goes from 45 cents to 46 cents, Valley City Postmaster Sherry Johnson confirmed Wednesday.
Along with the increase in cost for First-Class mail, the U.S. Postal Service will introduce a First-Class mail global forever stamp. The new stamp will allow customers to mail letters anywhere in the world at a set price of $1.10. Johnson said this is the first time a global forever stamp is being sold.
The big game is once again upon us. Which means tons of parties and food. If youâ€™re like me, you hate serving all your guest the same old boring appetizers. I have looked for new recipes that are simple, quick and of course delicious. I have picked a couple of my favorites to share with you. If hot and spicy is what your crowd likes, then they will love this first recipe. It is so fast an easy to make and will have your guests screaming for more.
Bacon wrapped Jalapeno Shrimp with Sweet Chili Sauce.
All you need is:
24 shrimp, medium size
12 slices bacon
24 jalapeno peppers
The public is invited to visit engineering firm Kadrmas, Lee and Jackson Thursday evening after the office has closed.
The Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce has been hosting â€śbusiness after hoursâ€ť events for the past couple of years as an effort to get the community involved with local businesses.
Valley City Doctor Tanya Diegel encourages people to establish relationships with a primary health provider to benefit from having a partner in managing health.
Rochelle Haugen of Dazey, started seeing her family practice doctor more than a decade ago. Now, her four children and husband see the same physician, Diegel of Essentia Health-Valley City Clinic. Haugen said that familiarity with her family membersâ€™ health histories is comforting for her.