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September 10th

Nutrition Club Open in VC

September 10, 2013

A new nutrition club has opened in Valley City. Amanda Goplin is an independent distributor of Herbalife, operating her business out of Valley Nutrition, located at 341 Central Avenue North.
Goplin said the goal of the nutrition club is to help people get healthy by developing a plan for members' different needs. In addition to selling Herbalife products, the club has a personal wellness coach available and will be starting fitness clubs and a weight loss challenge.
Read more in Tuesday's Times-Record.

ND Secretary of State Al Jaeger Receives School Start Petition

September 10, 2013

On Monday, North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger announced he has received a proposed petition to ask state voters to OK a requirement that school classes start after Labor Day.
Jaeger said the proposed initiative was proposed by Kelly Heinert of Mandan and Linda Striebel of Bismarck, and has 25 sponsoring committee members.
More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.

9-11 Memorial Ride

September 10, 2013

More than 100 motorcycles and riders rode from Valley City Sunday for the annual Red Knights 9-11 Memorial Ride. Read more in Tuesday's Times-Record.

September 9th

BC Commission Wants To Be Heard

September 9, 2013

Barnes County Commissioners are looking for a way to be be better heard at commission meetings.
Meeting Tuesday, Sept. 3, the five-member board heard a report on microphones from Management of Information Systems Department Director Jason Thiel.
Asked about a better sound system for the commission room, Thiel said a new set of microphones for commissioners plus a portable microphone for members of the public wanting to speak would cost about $2,235.
Read more in Monday's Times-Record.

Students Build Pollinator Garden At Fish Hatchery

September 9, 2013

Students in Valley City State University's conservation biology class spent part of Friday afternoon at the Valley City National Fish Hatchery picnic area, planning and and working on a pollinator garden they are working on as part of the class.
Said Casey Williams, VCSU fisheries biology professor at VCSU, “The students are building a pollinator garden, trying to get it ready to get native plants in the ground.”
More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.

New Welding Shop Open in VC

September 9, 2013

Valley City man Chuck Bowen has opened a new welding shop near the city. Bowen Welding, located in the old Trader Brothers building at 3175 117th Avenue Southeast, is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Bowen said he does farm repairs, welding projects for vehicles and various other jobs. He can be reached at (701) 840-5988.
Read more in Monday's Times-Record.

September 6th

APOC Fundraiser Today

September 6, 2013

The Abused Persons Outreach Center is holding a fundraiser today at the Valley City VFW from 4 to 8 p.m.
The event will feature a chicken and roast beef meal and a silent auction with over 175 baskets and other items donated by area businesses and organizations.

Leadership Classes Available to Community

September 6, 2013

The Valley City-Barnes County Development Corp. is teaming up with the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce and Dale Carnegie Business Group of North Dakota to offer servant leadership courses to individuals in Valley City and Jamestown.
The classes, which are put on by Dale Carnegie Training, a world-wide human resources and management consulting organization, allow people to get together and work on a community project together while gaining leadership skills.

City to Hold Budget Public Hearing

September 6, 2013

Financially, the City of Valley City is doing well. The preliminary 2014 budget is complete with an overall increase of 3.6 percent in expenditures.
A public hearing is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 16 for residents to voice objections or concerns regarding the proposed budget. According to Valley City City Auditor Avis Richter, all residents are welcome including renters or others who may not pay city taxes on property.

Teachers, School Board Still Apart on Negotiations

September 6, 2013

Salary increases and a step increase for teachers who receive advanced education degrees may lead the Valley City Education Association and the Valley City School board to impasse on teacher contract negotiations.
For 3-1/2 hours Thursday afternoon and into the evening members of the Valley City School District Negotiations Advisory Committee worked to mediate contract disagreements between teachers and the school district, but failed to find agreement.
More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.

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