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March 17th, 2014
Two Barnes County students will compete next week in the 2014 North Dakota State Spelling Bee Competition in Bismarck.
Ashley Tahran, a seventh-grader at Maple Valley, and Nita Warcken-Peterson, an eighth-grader at Valley City Junior High School, will compete in the state spelling bee on March 21.
More in Monday's Times-Record.
Restaurant of the Week is a new feature series that looks at area restaurants and what they offer. The new feature runs weekly in the Times-Record.
Budget Burger, located at 951 West Main Street in Valley City and owned by Bob and Tammy Drake, offers an array of burgers including the Western Burger â€” complete with barbecue sauce, fried onions, pickles, bacon and American cheese â€” the Jalapeno Burger, made with Swiss cheese, jalapenos and jalapeÃ±o sauce, and the Chili Burger.
More in Monday's Times-Record.
Valley City Public School District lost three more students since January. During the Valley City Public School Board meeting Monday, Superintendent Dean Koppelman said the district is down 24 students from last year.
"(The loss) is across our district," Koppelman said, stating Jefferson Elementary School is down five students; Washington Elementary School is down six students; Valley City Junior High School is down three students; and Valley City High School is down 10 students.
More in Friday's Times-Record.
Informational meetings on the economics of industrial beet production are scheduled at five locations in central North Dakota this coming week of March 17. More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
Delays in rail car shipments of grain from area elevators are causing more than inconvenience for farmers and elevator operators. In many cases, the delays are costing money as well.
Permanent fish houses must be off North Dakota lakes by the end of the day Saturday, said Greg Hastings, district game warden for North Dakota Game and Fish, based in Jamestown. More in Friday''s issue of the Times-Record.
Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp Tuesday met with BNSF Railway CEO Carl Ice to follow up on a range of concerns they expressed to railroad officials over the past year. More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.
Thursday, North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple presented the North Dakota Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award to the family of Herman Stern, a businessman and visionary who managed the Straus Clothing Store in Valley City for 70 years and made numerous contributions to the state, including establishing the North Dakota Winter Show and founding the Greater North Dakota Association, now known as the Greater North Dakota Chamber (GNDC).
Stern, who passed away in 1980, is the 40th recipient of the award, the stateâ€™s highest commendation for its citizens.
John Deere Seeding Group and Shopko Hometown each received rebate checks Wednesday morning for participating in Valley City's supplemental power supplier Missouri River's Energy Services' Bright Energy Solutions program. Both companies installed new energy-efficient lighting in their facilities, so the city rewarded them with a rebate.
More in Thursday's Times-Record.
Charges against a Valley City man who shot a pit bull dog within city limits last summer have been dismissed.
Nathan Preston faced criminal charges for the late-July incident when he fired a weapon at two pit bulls.