Archive - Jan 2014 - News Article
A new five-year Farm Bill could be close at hand, according to statements from U.S. Senators John Hoeven (R,) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-NPL). On the table is a 1,000-page bipartisan bill that cuts food stamps by 1 percent yet provides subsidies and other programs for farmers.
More in Wednesday's Times-Record.
An early-morning fire left a Valley City family homeless Tuesday after destroying the residence and sending three family members to the hospital for minor injuries.
The Valley City Fire Department responded to a fire at the Schonert residence at 542 Fourth Avenue SW, Valley City at about 1:30 a.m. and battled the flames in sub-zero temperatures for the next five hours.
The Valley City Eagles Club is hosting an adult prom, complete with winter wonderland decorations, food and a grand march, this Valentine's Day. Manager Rich Hass said the doors open at the club Friday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m., and the band, Boomtown, starts at 8:30 p.m. Hass said the cost is $5 per person and requests that attendees RSVP to the Valley City Eagles Club at (701) 845-2192 by Feb. 7.
More in Tuesday's Times-Record.
Xcel Energy Monday announced it was no longer asking its natural gas customers in eastern North Dakota to turn thermostats down to 60 degrees to deal with an emergency. More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.
The first 2014 spring flooding prediction for Valley City shows a lower chance than normal for any type of flooding by April 27, according to Mike Lukes, National Weather Service hydrologist for the Grand Forks office. More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record
The Valley City Junior Senior High School cafe concert's Sunday performances have been postponed to Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Hi-Liner Activity Center. The two performances will be combined into one due to facility conflicts. The seventh- and eighth-grade choirs will perform at the Wednesday show.
Monday's performance will remain the same, featuring the sixth-grade students from Washington Elementary School beginning at 7 p.m. Sunday's performance tickets will not be honored for Monday's performance unless ticket holders call the school and exchange tickets on Monday.
The Valley City Times-Record invites the community to meet the press Friday, Jan. 31 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Valley City State University Student Center. Come and chat with publisher J. Reed Anderson, local news reporter Heidi Harris and sports editor Jake McNeal.
The Valley City Police Department is cautioning area churches about a convicted child sex offender from California who is allegedly operating a scam.
A release from the VCPD said Kenneth Monk, a 5-foot-9-inch, 140-pound white male with brown hair and brown eyes, has been walking into churches, telling the congregations that his wife has died in a car accident and he needs money to get to Forest, Miss., to go to the funeral and be with his children. It's estimated that Monk is about 35 years old.
Barnes County commissioners Tuesday approved rebuilding work on two county roads done over the summer, said Kerry Johnson, Barnes County Highway superintendent.
More in Monday's Times-Record.
Nikki Grebel is the new director at the Legacy Place in Valley City. A former U.S. Bank employee, Grebel said she is enjoying her new role and is excited for the challenge. She became director Dec. 16
Read more in Monday's Times-Record.