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July 3rd

Possible Fix for Health Department Space Woes

July 3, 2013

The City-County Health District needs more space, which they may soon have. During a regular meeting of the Barnes County Commission on Tuesday, commissioners agreed to consider purchasing the First Community Credit Union building on Fourth Street in Valley for the City-County Health District.
Read more in Wednesday's Times-Record.

VCSU Expanding Graduate Offerings

July 3, 2013

Valley City State University will start offering two additional areas of concentration ― elementary education and English education ― in its online master of education program.
VCSU limits its master's degree programs to online, “and a master of education is the only one we offer. We are offering two different options,” said a VCSU marketing and communications employee Tuesday.
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.

VCSU Hires Retention, Diversity Coordinator

July 3, 2013

A new Valley City State University employee aims to help students be successful at the university in a couple different ways. As the new retention/diversity and inclusion coordinator, Nadja Johnson, Ph. D., who was hired in January, will focus on both retention and inclusion to make the campus more supportive for all students.
Read more in Wednesday's Times-Record.

July 2nd

Sanborn Doing Full Fireworks

July 2, 2013

Sanborn is doing its full fireworks show Thursday despite losing a portion of the pyrotechnics designated for the show in an explosion Thursday at a bunker in Stutsman County.
The show will go off as scheduled at dusk, “probably starting at about 10:15 p.m.”
More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.

Deputies, Police Thwart Runner

July 2, 2013

A high-speed chase that started in Fargo in the pre-dawn hours of Saturday and reached speeds of up to 130 piles-per-hour ended over nine hours later near Valley City. Before being taken into custody, the 24-year-old Fargo man rammed two Barnes County Sheriff's vehicles, damaged a number of Fargo businesses, and attempted to run down at least one Fargo Police Officer.
Read more in Tuesday's Times-Record

Rural VC Church Celebrating 125 Years

July 2, 2013

Zion Free Lutheran Church, southwest of Valley City, plans to show off its remodel at a 125th anniversary celebration later this month.
About two years ago, the church started on an addition that is now a fellowship room. Other rooms inside, the outside of the building and yard all received some revamping too.
Church member Mary Ann Berntson anticipates the remodel will be complete by the anniversary celebration July 20 and 21.
Read more about the celebration in Tuesday's Times-Record.

July 1st

Rulings a Coup to Same-Sex Marriage Proponents

July 1, 2013

Last Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down two rulings upholding the rights of some same-sex partners to marry and giving all partners in legal same-sex marriages the same rights by the federal government as those in opposite-sex marriages. While reactions have varied greatly, some locals believe the implications of the rulings will reach far beyond the cases in which they were handed down.
Read more about local reactions in Monday's Times-Record.

FCCU Construction Begins

July 1, 2013

First Community Credit Union of Valley City broke ground at their new location on East Main Street Friday morning. Valley City branch manager Dean Rohrich and Valley City employees joined Chief Executive Officer Steve Schmitz and board members for the event that marks the beginning of construction on the new 4,000-square-foot building.
Schmitz said they hope to be into the new building by the end of the year.
Read more in Monday's Times-Record.

Fireworks Explode Early

July 1, 2013

Some of the fireworks set aside for Sanborn's July 4 celebration blew up Thursday evening in a storage bunker located northwest of Spiritwood in Stutsman County.
Terry Swenson, one of the leaders of the annual fireworks display and secretary of the Sanborn Fire Department said Friday, “Some of our projected show (fireworks) was in a bunker that exploded last night.”
Despite the explosion, Swenson said, “The show will go on,” slated to begin at dusk.
For more information, read Monday's Times-Record and check our website tomorrow.

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