Archive - 2014 - News Article
Mary, Mary, quite contrary; how does your garden grow?
If Mary is in North Dakota, her garden probably isn't growing very well at all.
But all is not lost. According to horticulturalist Esther McGinnis, Cass County Extension Agent, while gardening season is lagging behind the average, its about on-par with last year.
"We're going to be planting later than usual," she said.
More in Thursday's Times-Record.
The Great Plains Food Bank will be distributing donated perishable food items, such as fresh vegetables and bakery goods, to people in need of food assistance from 10 a.m. to noon this Friday, May 16, across from Valley City's North Dakota Winter Show Arena.
All in need of food assistance are welcome, no referrals or preregistration are required.
The Great Plains Food Bank is a program of Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota.
The North Dakota Winter Show's Women's Division will no longer conduct any shows or programs during the annual agriculture show. Winter Show Manager Dawn Riley said liability issues has forced the Winter Show to take all events into its own hands.
Riley said that if any accidents were to happen at any of the events, the Winter Show would be liable, so "we're looking out for the best interest of the Winter Show."
When Andrew Sadek disappeared after leaving his dorm at the North Dakota State College of Science on May 1, he may have suspected he was the subject of a drug investigation.
On May, 5, the Richland County Sheriff's Office issued an arrest warrant for Sadek, 20, of Barnes County, on two counts of delivery of a controlled substance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia for three separate incidents that occurred on the NDSCS campus in 2013.
Information regarding the arrest warrants was not released until May 9, after a Times-Record inquiry prompted them to do so.
Andrew Miklas was sentenced in Barnes County District Court last week and will spend less than six months in prison for his role in an October church burglary.
Micklas, 25, of Valley City, plead guilty and was sentenced on May 6 to 161 days for one count of terrorizing, a class C felony; 161 days for one count of criminal mischief, a class A misdemeanor; and 161 days for burglary, a class C felony, all for his role in a burglary of Faith Lutheran Church in Valley City, which Miklas is also charged with burning down in October. The sentences are to be served concurrently.
Deb Beilke, Valley City Junior Senior High School business and computer teacher, received the Valley City Public School District teacher of the year award Wednesday, April 14 at the annual staff recognition banquet.
Beilke has been with the VCPS for 18 years and before that taught at the Hope-Page Public School District.
More in Wednesday's Times-Record.
People wearing seat belts during the upcoming Click It or Ticket campaign May 17 through June 1 will also be given tickets â€“ for free cookies from the Subway sandwich chain. More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.
A new informal group designed to help non-native speakers improve their use of English will start soon when English Corner has its first meeting 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Valley City-Barnes County Public Library. More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Valley City's Dr. Gary Krapu, retired U.S. Geological Survey wildlife biologist and North Dakota native, recently received the L. H. Walkinshaw Crane Conservation Award for his career-long research on sandhill cranes.
More in Tuesday's Times-Record.
Valley City residents are encouraged to clean up their properties during clean-up week, which runs Monday through Friday this week.
More in Tuesday's Times-Record.