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September 24th, 2013
Valley City High School crowned this yearâ€™s homecoming king and queen at coronation Monday evening.
This yearâ€™s king is Mason Bjornson, chosen from nominees Mason Bjornson, Nick Stevens and Dustin Lindgren.
This yearâ€™s queen is Gabby Cummings, chosen from nominees Gabby Cummings, Sara Gilbertson and Tia Wagar.
Kristi Shanenko, an English language arts teacher from Valley City Junior-Senior High School, was one of four finalists for the 2014 North Dakota Teacher of the year.
In May, Valley City Public Schools named Shanenko, junior and senior high English teacher, as teacher of the year for the school district.
After receiving the local honor, Shanenko said, â€śI'm so proud to be here. I'm humbled and grateful and I'm honored.â€ť
Members of Epworth United Methodist Church in Valley City are gearing up for the church's annual bazaar and luncheon early next month.
Church member Helen Noeske said, "Caring and sharing is what life is all about. On Saturday, Oct. 5, share your day by treating someone you care about to a pleasant outing â€“ to savor the October beauty, taste tried and true favorites at the noon luncheon and visit the seven shops of unique, attractive and useful crafts, gift baskets and foods."
East-bound traffic on Interstate 94 from the Eckelson turnoff to just west of Valley City will be limited to one lane through Tuesday evening as workers complete a slurry seal project, said John Thompson, Valley City-based District Engineer for the North Dakota Department of Transportation.
Work began on the project on Sunday with signs posted and cones placed, continued Monday, and was expected to be finished by this evening, Thompson said.
Special to the Times-Record.
Power went out in southwest Valley City along West Main Street about 3:10 p.m. Monday and still had not been restored by about 3:40 p.m., said Lori Glaser, administrative support employee with Valley City.
Glaser said public works employees responded to the reported outage and were still working on restoring full power at about 3:40 p.m.
"It is still out in parts of the area. A cause has not yet been determined," Glaser said.
Cowgirls love bling, but do their horses? Vendors selling gear for cowgirls, cowboys and their horses, including plenty of bling, were on hand at the second annual North Dakota High School Rodeo Association rodeo held at the North Dakota Winter Show Saturday and Sunday. Hundreds of junior- and senior-high competitors from schools around the state, including several local youth, competed in bull-riding, roping, and cutting events throughout the weekend.
Barnes County Road Superintendent Kerry Johnson will be asking for bids on two new or low mileage motorgraders to replace two that area wearing out.
Last week Barnes County Commissioners authorized Johnson to check out buying two new or low-hour vehicles used to grade gravel roads.
More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation and the state Association of Counties Traffic Safety Outreach Program is partnering with the North Dakota High School Activities Association to provide seat belt awareness and distracted driving awareness across the state at athletic events and fine arts productions.
Brian Bubach, assistant to the executive secretary of the Valley City-based NDHSAA, said Friday the association will feature NDDOT messages at post season tournaments, programs and brochures.
More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
The 46th annual Sheyenne Valley Arts and Crafts Association festival is set for the weekend. Saturday and Sunday are full of planned events and more than 150 vendors are expected to appear, Vicki Busta, coordinator, said Friday.
The show, held in the town of Fort Ransom, will be Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $2 for adults, $1 for children aged 6-14, and free for preschoolers and younger children. A bazaar and church dinner will be at Standing Rock Lutheran church beginning at 10 a.m., and a community club barbecue will be held at noon in the fire hall.
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