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Valley City's Parks and Recreation District facilities offer several winter activities, ranging from ice skating to basketball, said recreation manager Amy Pederson Friday. More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
Al Trader, Sr. has rang the bell for Barnes County's Salvation Army every year for the past 20 years, he estimates. The Valley City man began ringing the bell after he retired the second time and looks forward to it every year.
Read more in Monday's Times-Record.
Valley City Cares, a local, independent charity organization is sponsoring a mitten tree in Valley City for the 36th year. Run by Rosie Larson and her family, the tree helps provide those in need with mittens, boots, scarves, toys and other donated items during the holiday season.
The tree is located at First Community Credit Union, where people can drop off donations. Other drop-off sites are at Miller Motors, The Mane Tamer, MarketPlace Foods, and Barnes County Extension Office. Donations can also be dropped off at Larson's house by calling (701) 845-0688.
A fund has been established for an Oriska family who lost everything in a house fire last week.
On Dec. 4, everyone was gone when the home Becky Sundstrom shared with Andrew Gubrud and daughter Nellie was destroyed by fire. While the family was out of harm's way, their four dogs â€“ Daisy, Hector, Peanut and Astrid â€“ all perished in the blaze.
Sundstrom's co-workers at First Community Credit Union have set up a fund for the family. Donations can be sent to First Community Credit Union, 149 Fourth Street Northeast or P.O. Box 36, Valley City, ND 58072.
Read more in Friday's Times-Record.
For the third year in a row, the deputies and reserve deputies of the Barnes County Sheriff Office are working to make the holiday season brighter for families or individuals that have had a major tragedy in the last year through its Secret Santa Program, said Chief Deputy Don Fiebiger. More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
The Barnes County Highway Department is ready to go in terms of keeping roads clear of snow, said Road Superintendent Kerry Johnson Thursday. More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
A new department at Valley City State University brings a new software engineering major. The computer systems and software engineering department, added this fall, also has a minor in computer science and will continue to offer a computer information systems major.
Read more in Thursday's Times-Record.
Applications for heating assistance for low income Barnes County residents are now being accepted for the 2013-2014 program, said Dana Lindemann of Barnes County Social Services. More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.
Valley City's U.S. Fish and Wildlife Serviceâ€™s Valley City Wetland Management District office is looking for Valley City and Barnes County residents to participate in a Christmas Bird Count Tuesday, Dec. 17, said Terry Gwilliams, range technician. More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.
Valley City is in the process of updating its liquor license ordinance and has asked for input from local liquor establishment owners to make the process go smoothly. On Tuesday, city leaders held an informal meeting with liquor license holders to discuss what could â€“ or should not â€“ be included in the updated ordinance.
Currently, the city's liquor license ordinance is decades old, and some establishments are not in compliance with state statutes, according to Russell Myhre, Valley City City Attorney.
Read more in Wednesday's Times-Record.