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Leave campaign signs alone, say both Valley City Police Chief Fred Thompson and Barnes County Sheriff Randy McClaflin. McClaflin said Thursday he had received reports from several people, â€śThat there has been vandalism to campaign signs in town.â€ť More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
Barnes County North students will get a first-hand look into the world of manufacturing thanks to a $48,665 North Dakota Education Technology Council (ETC) Classroom Transformation Grant.
The Valley City State University Community gave its official farewell to outgoing President Dr. Steve Shirley, during a two-hour open house Wednesday in the Skoal Room of the student center. More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
The Barnes County jail currently does not have an outdoor recreation area for prisoners, needed to meet state jail guidelines. County Sheriff Randy McClaflin said Thursday the jail stopped using the outdoor recreation area for prisoners, â€śAfter the wind broke off some of the posts (supporting the fence) and broke off some of the privacy netting.â€ť More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
Barnes County residents recently surveyed do not believe alcohol abuse is a serious problem among adults, and they believe underage drinking in Barnes County is less of a problem than it is in other parts of the state. But the statistics imply otherwise.
According to data collected by the Valley City-Barnes County Health District, alcohol use is socially acceptable, and underage drinking occurs and the acceptable age is between 14 and 16 years of age.
Connie Reiten, newly named director of the Valley City State University Community School of the Arts, said Tuesday, â€śI am really looking forward to the challenge. (the current director) offered the position to me, and asked me if I was interested.â€ť More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Some new events are planned for this year's Rally in the Valley community days weekend. In addition to the Relay for Life taking place that weekend, new events are the Mighty Thomas Carnival and live music following the second annual mud bogs.
More in Thursday's Times-Record.
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."