Archive - Mar 2013 - News Article
After 37 years in the Valley City Public Schools, jr. high science teacher Mike Watterson plans to retire with the end of the school year. He will miss teaching, but he will not miss the paperwork that goes with it.
Watterson plans to spend time with his wife and family in his retirement and possibly travel.
For more on Watterson's teaching career and his future plans, read Tuesday's Times-Record.
Valley City State University will host a Regional Science Olympiad for teams of high school and
junior high students on campus Thursday, March 28.
Twenty-three high school teams and 16 junior high teamsâ€•comprising 500 to 600 studentsâ€•
will compete at VCSU.
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record
Valley City area churches plan special events for Easter week, including Easter egg hunts and Easter breakfasts.
Most events are free and open to the public, with some requesting free will donations for food.
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.
What started as a birthday club in Valley City 66 years ago still has a founding member plus eight others.
According to Colleen Vannurden, a member of the Jolly Dozen Birthday Club, a group of women who meet regularly to socialize and play cards, Ethel Heckmen founded the club in September 1947 along with six other ladies.
The women continue to meet regularly for cards and visiting.
Read more in Wednesday's Times-Record.
Kim Hesch, Assistant Director of Advancement at VCSU, said the 19th annual VCSU Scholarship Auction has been set for Friday, April 19 at the Valley City Eagles Club.
Hesch said this year's theme of Get Wild in the VCSU Jungle â€śhas auction committee members working hard to create a fun and wild atmosphere at the Eagles Club for the auction. The scholarship auction is our single biggest event in terms of generating scholarship dollars and it seems to get bigger each year,â€ť said Hesch, â€śWe sold more than 550 tickets to the event last year and are on target to do the same this year.â€ť
New fabric awnings were installed over first floor windows of Valley City's Straus Mall Monday, part of continuing work by mall owners to renovate the structure.
At present the mall houses three businesses. Exterior work has included installing the awnings, plastering, painting and installing new windows. More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.
The City of Valley City is testing its emergency sirens today.
Valley City Police Chief Fred Thompson recently attended training on domestic violence. The training was a coordinated effort to bring together entities that respond to domestic violence crises.
Part of the training included learning about North Dakota law as it applies to domestic violence for Thompson who is from Nevada. As time and finances allow, Thompson would like to send each of his officer to the training.
In 2011, 5,159 incidents of domestic violence were reported to crisis intervention centers in North Dakota. Of those, 50 percent were reported to law enforcement.
Two people have died as a result of injuries received in a one-car rollover accident on I94 west of Valley City on Wednesday.
Tiffany Przybycien, 23, driver of the pickup involved in the crash, died at the Sanford Hospital in Fargo on Saturday. Her passenger, Kyle Truckey, 22, died at the Sanford Hospital in Fargo on Friday.
Read more in Tuesday's Times-Record.
A one-vehicle crash has claimed the life of a Marion man.
Merle Haakenson, 40, was killed early Saturday when the truck in which he was a passenger rolled on a gravel road 1.5 miles west of Marion.
The pick-up truck, driven by Angela Haakenson, 43, of Marion, was traveling westbound on the snow-covered road when the driver lost control.
Read more in Tuesday's Times-Record.