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April 3rd, 2014
Third-graders at Jefferson Elementary School released blue balloons into the sky Wednesday afternoon in an effort to raise autism awareness. Autism is a developmental brain disorder that impairs a person's ability to communicate and interact socially.
The event was organized by Jennifer Cabezas, who has twin boys, Ethan and Shelby, in the third grade who have autism. Wednesday is World Autism Awareness Day, and Cabezas wants the community to know how many people are affected by the disease.
More in Thursday's Times-Record.
Mother Nature played a cruel April Fool's prank by dumping more than a foot of wet, heavy snow to dig out from under on Tuesday. Throughout Valley City and Barnes County, snow blowers and plows could be spotted while vehicles spun and fishtailed through snow-packed streets.
A hearing to determine the legality of unilateral contracts that the Valley City Public School Board issued to Valley City teachers has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 16 at 1 p.m. at the Barnes County Courthouse.
More in Wednesday's Times-Record.
Meeting Tuesday, Barnes County Commissioners met Doug Kiefert, who becomes the newest road officer for the Barnes County Sheriff's Department May 9. More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.
"Remembering our Fallen," a photo exhibit of the North Dakotans who made the ultimate sacrifice fighting the war on terrorism, will be visiting the Buffalo Community Center through April 18.
Read more in Tuesday's Times-Record.
Snow hit Valley City and much of North Dakota with a vengeance Monday, with a major blizzard expected to dump a foot or more of snow over the area. More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Baseball pitcher Ty Buttrey, drafted two years ago by the Boston Red Sox, has won a $1,000 bet with his grandmother, Valley City's Jacquette "Ketta" Stricklin, who was also an athlete. More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Barnes County Social Services is encouraging the community to observe National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April. The organization says, "Prevention requires a community effort, and everyone can do something."
Valley City Public Schools will be closing early with Jefferson and Washington Elementary Schools dismissing students at 12:45 p.m. and the junior/senior high school dismissing students at 1 p.m.
The Barnes County Courthouse is Closed.
Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp and Congressman Kevin Cramer Wednesday announced that they will host U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx in Casselton on April 24. Read more in Monday's Times-Record.