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May 28th

Shelter-In-Place for Chemical Release

May 28, 2013

Living in the midwest, emergency preparedness tends to focus on natural disasters like floods or tornadoes, but Valley City Police Chief Fred Thompson wants area residents to be prepared for another type of disaster; chemical, biologic or radiologic releases into the environment which could result in a recommendation for residents to shelter-in-place.

Carson & Barnes Circus Coming to Valley City

May 28, 2013

Valley City will be host to a circus June 17, when the Carson & Barnes Circus appears at the the North Dakota Winter Show Event Center.
Circus performances are scheduled for 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
More in the Tuesday issue of the Times-Record.

Teacher Began, Ended Career in VC

May 28, 2013

Forty-one years after Karen Christianson began teaching in Valley City, she has decided to retire. The second-grade teacher has seen a lot of changes over the years, especially in technology, and she's always enjoyed working with her students.
Read more in Wednesday's Times-Record.

May 24th

Valley City's City Park Fountain Vandalized

May 24, 2013

A water fountain in Valley City's City Park was damaged by a vandal or vandals the evening of Thursday, May 16, or early morning Friday, May 17, said Valley City Police Lt. Mark McDonald Thursday.
McDonald said someone tipped over the cement pieces stacked to form the fountain “late May 16 or early May 17.”
More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.

Don't Fall For Scams

May 24, 2013

Scams are rampant in North Dakota with senior citizens among scammers' favorite victims. According to the North Dakota Attorney General, if something seems too good to be true, it probably is. Read more about one woman's experience with a lottery scam and how to avoid getting scammed in Friday's Times-Record.

Local Band Performing Benefit Show: Proceeds to Assist Band Students

May 24, 2013

All funds raised from a local rock group's concert in June will benefit area band students. Valley City-based band Madeuce (M2) will start off a weekend of live music in Valley City by performing an all-ages show at the Teen Center June 14, the night before Rally in the Valley community days events and street dance. All money collected from the suggested $4 admission fee will help provide instruments to local band students.

May 23rd

Kids See New Books

May 23, 2013

After listening to several books read by Valley City Auditor Avis Richter Wednesday, about 20 Valley City youngsters had a chance to see a large selection of new children's books the Valley City-Barnes County Library obtained with the help of a grant.
Hammel said all the books being obtained with the help of the grant from the Libri Foundation have now been received. The books include a wide selection of children's books, including books in braille, Hammel said. The 70 books are valued at about $1,070.
More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.

ALC Class of 2013 Graduates

May 23, 2013

The Valley City Adult Learning Center held its 2012 – 2013 Graduation on Thursday, May 16, at the Sheyenne Valley Area Career and Tech Center.
“This year’s graduation was particularly exciting because it is our biggest class by far for the ALC,” said Chantal Thiel, adult education instructor.
More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.

Police Seek Help with Arson Investigation

May 23, 2013

Valley City police are seeking information from the public regarding a dumpster fire in the early morning hours of Thursday, May 18. The fire, which police are investigating as a possible arson, was in a dumpster near the Lokken Field parking lot.
Anyone with information regarding the fire should contact the Valley City Police Department at (701) 845-3110.

Wimbledon Museum Opening for Summer

May 23, 2013

This weekend marks the seasonal opening of the Midland Continental Depot museum in Wimbledon, which opened last year to showcase the Midland Continental Railroad that was supposed to run from Winnepeg, Canada to Texas but never ended up crossing North Dakota borders.
The museum will open for the first time this summer over the Memorial Day weekend and will remain open daily until Labor Day from 1 to 4 p.m. and at other times by appointment.

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