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April 30th, 2013
North Dakota's Veterinary Medical Association is looking for nominees for its annual NDVMA Animal Hall of Fame Awards.
Nominees must reside in North Dakota and an official nomination form must be completed. Nomination forms can be downloaded from the NDVMA's website at www.ndvma.com or by contacting the NDVMA office at (701) 221-7740. A picture of the nominee, as well as a letter explaining why they should receive the award, must accompany the nomination form.
More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.
The Valley City Times-Record is officially an award-winning newspaper.
On Friday, the North Dakota Newspaper Association announced winners of the 2012 NDNA Better Newspaper Contest during its convention in Rapid City S.D. The T-R placed in a variety of areas including individual and staff awards in advertising, editorial and sports categories for daily newspapers with a circulation of less than 12,000. Newspapers in this circulation category also included the Jamestown Sun, the Dickinson Press, the Daily News in Wahpeton, the Devils Lake Journal and the Williston Herald.
Area students will soon gather to celebrate another milestone and chapter in their lives as they receive their diplomas. Barnes County schools have graduation ceremonies throughout the month of May.
Valley City State University's graduation is scheduled for May 11, and local high schools will have their graduation ceremonies later this month.
Read more in Tuesday's Times-Record
Rich Schuneman, US Army Corps of Engineers Baldhill Dam Resource Manager, gave an updated flood forecast during a Friday morning flood meeting to the Valley City City Commissionâ€” and the news is looking good.
"The melt â€” you couldn't ask for it to go any better," he said.
Schuneman said there's a 95 percent chance of the Sheyenne River in Valley City reaching 12.9 feet, which is below flood stage. A previous forecast predicted a 50 percent chance of moderate flooding.
Read more in Monday's Times-Record.
A new tradition has taken hold at area proms in the last several years. It's not a dress style or a special dance; it's breathalyzer tests.
Last weekend, Litchville-Marion students were asked to blow into a tube before gaining entrance to their prom, and on May 3, Valley City High School students will be asked to do the same.
According to VCHS principal Kristi Brandt, the school, which owns two breathalyzer units, has given the test to young men and women before prom for several years.
Read more in Monday's Times-Record.
Barnes County should get added income beginning in August when a new law takes effect that would put fines for overweight trucks on county roads in to the county's general fund. According to Tim Gillespie, the Multi-Agency Truck Regulatory Deputy for Barnes, Stutsman, LaMoure and Dickey Counties, fines for overweight trucks could add up to a substantial amount of income for counties.
For more on this story, read Friday's Times-Record.
Next week is Is National Severe Summer Awareness week, and learning opportunities are planned for Barnes County as well as locations throughout North Dakota throughout the week. Barnes County Emergency Manager Kim Franklin has plans for the week to help area students learn how to be prepared for emergency situations.
For more information, read Friday's Times-Record.
The Valley City State University Technology Education Department hosted a robotics workshop April 20 for the local Valley City Girl Scout Troop 30306, said James Boe, department chairman.
James Boe said this is the second time his department has done a workshop for Girls Scouts. â€śLast year we did one on geocaching. My daughter is in the troop.â€ť
More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
A quilt gifted to an American Cancer Society gala fundraiser in March has been donated to the Relay for Life, which plans to use the quilt as a fundraiser.
Linda Carico donated the "quilt of remembrance," said Hilde Van Gijssel, chairperson of the gala.
Van Gijssel said, "We wanted to give (the quilt) to the Relay to show that we support the Relay and show we're all working towards the same goal," which is to fight cancer.
Read more in Friday's Times-Record.
Saturday's planned legislative forum in Valley City has been postponed to an unspecified date due to the conference committee having work remaining, Sen. Larry Robinson said Wednesday.
Robinson said some issues important to Barnes County and Valley City must still be worked out before the end of the legislative session, including budgets for the North Dakota State Water Commission and the Valley City State University budget and others.
More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record