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February 12th

Special Valentine’s Day Entertainment at VCSU

February 12, 2013

Valley City State University is offering special entertainment this week that should mesh in perfectly with the traditional romantic holiday – Valentine’s Day.

Both the VCSU Theater and The Cafe on the campus are working together to provide something special for couples, and could work perfectly for people staying close to home due to snowy and windy weather during the week, said director Jenni Lou Russi.

Area Digs out After Big Winter Storm

February 12, 2013

Local law enforcement and snow removal crews were busy Monday dealing with the aftermath of nearly a foot of heavy, wet snow that fell on the area Sunday.

According to the National Weather Service, eight to 10 inches of snow, equal to four to six inches of moisture, fell from Sunday morning to Monday morning in Valley City with more snow recorded south of the city.

Travel became treacherous on Sunday with icy roads and blowing snow causing white-out conditions. Interstate 94 was closed from Jamestown east to Alexandria, Minn. from Sunday afternoon to late morning on Monday.

VC Restaurant Will Soon Serve Mexican Food

February 12, 2013

Valley City’s Another Time restaurant will soon serve authentic and homemade Mexican food from owner and head cook Abel Turrubiates.

Turrubiates, a native-born Mexican, said he will eventually call his restaurant Mi Pueblito, which means “my little town.”

“The reason I call it my little town, is Valley City is a little town, and I have my children who live here, and I thought of adopting his little town as ‘my little town,’” he said.

Turrubiates took over the business from former owner Tanya Hurlimann, who recently decided to move to Florida.

Hillier: Elementary Counselor of the Year

February 12, 2013

Special to the Times-Record

The North Dakota School Counselors Association recently awarded Judi Hillier, currently K-3 counselor at Jefferson Elementary School in Valley City, the North Dakota Elementary School Counselor of the Year Award.

Mrs. Hillier has implemented programs at Washington and Jefferson Schools, which include organizing the first fifth and sixth grade Career Fair and Kindness Week activities.

Most recently at Jefferson, Judi organized the Third Grade Test Tip Pep Rally, Honoring Children Military Program and the Autism Awareness Classroom activities.

VC Takes First at MATHCOUNTS: Erik Johnson Places First Individually

February 12, 2013

Special to the Times-Record

Valley City, Feb. 7, 2013 – A team of middle school Mathletes from Valley City Jr. High won the Barnes County MATHCOUNTS competition. The top individual was Erik Johnson, son of Scott and Amy Johnson, from Valley City Jr. High. Second place was Evan Haglund, son of Bret and Toni Haglund, from Valley City Jr. High. Third place was Sam Richman, son of Matt and Jenni Richman, from Maple Valley. Fourth place was Dustin Kasowski, son of Randy and Lori Kasowski, from Maple Valley.

February 11th

blonde on the prairie: About Girls With Guns

February 11, 2013

“Girls with guns.” That’s what my shirt says. I got it from a girl with guns. The shirt makes me feel protected. A friend of mine taught me how to shoot so the saying on my shirt wouldn’t be a lie. Feeling safe is what I told that husband of mine was the most important thing before we got married.

I’m not mentally ill and neither are my many friends with guns. I’m guessing if the government attempts to take any more control of things they have no business peeping in to, perhaps mental illness will be the norm. In the slightest of ways it is already happening.

I-94 has Re-opened

February 11, 2013

I-94 from Jamestown to Fargo and I-29 from Grand Forks to Fargo NOW OPEN; I-29 remains closed from Fargo to ND/SD border

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) along with the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) have opened I-94 from Jamestown to Fargo and I-29 from Grand Forks to Fargo. The portion of I-29 from Fargo to the ND/SD border remains closed at this time. Motorists are reminded that the roadways are covered with ice and compacted snow and are extremely icy. Motorists must slow down and use extreme caution while traveling.

VCPD to Offer Training for Alcohol Establishments

February 11, 2013

The Valley City Police Department held a training class for those who own or are employed at alcohol establishments Friday. The same class will be offered about every month at the VCPD.

Officer Wade Hannig, who head the class Friday, said the free classes are “an effort to help the bars notice potential problems, avoid them before they become problems — just kind of a community service.”

Assessor Nudges ND Legislature to Make Tax Changes

February 11, 2013

When Valley City Assessor Sandy Hansen made an inquiry regarding homestead tax exemptions in North Dakota, she couldn’t have known that she would start a chain reaction that may change how the state approaches special assessments and homestead exemptions.

A homestead exemption is a property tax reduction for the elderly and disabled. It is a sliding scale reduction that is based on income after deducting medical expenses, according to Hansen.

Snow Day in Valley City

February 11, 2013

There will be no school today in Valley City. As a result there will have school next Monday, Presidents Day, the next available make-up day. There will be no activities or practices today, nor will be no parent-teacher conferences today.

Superintendent Dean Koppelman will send information out through news media and email pertaining to parent-teacher conferences. Buses and school will be run at regular time tomorrow.

Interstate 94 is closed, but DOT officials hope that the it will be open by 11 a.m.

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