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May 16th, 2014
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."
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.