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February 3rd, 2014
Federal Transportation Department officials Friday named SkyWest Airlines of Denver as the new Essential Air Service provider in Jamestown, starting April 1. More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
(Editor's Note: The following piece is a first-hand account written by the editor of The Punxsutawney Spirit, Zak Lantz. Zak was born and raised in Punxsutawney, and this account reflects more of a personal attachment to the holiday.)
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. â€” This morning, I looked down and noticed something â€” I was wearing a press pass. Now, I know that it's part of my job to wear one, but it's not all that often â€” at least not in these parts â€” that I actually need one.
Vicky's Viking Room restaurant has been owned by Vicky and Terry Jones since early 2011, and on Jan. 21 expanded its weekday hours to 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. as it added dinner to the menu, said Terry Jones.
Terry said Saturday hours are 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the restaurant is open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays. More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
Valley City's Mercy Hospital emergency room has been certified for Level IV trauma care, said Keith Heuser, hospital administrator Thursday. More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released funding Thursday that could help some area residents heat their homes in the face of rapidly increasing heating fuel prices, and while funding has not been distributed locally, assistance for low income residents is still available through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.Read more in Friday's Times-Record.
When the Schonert family of Valley City's house was destroyed by fire Monday, they escaped with only the clothes on their backs. Now the family, which is living temporarily in a Valley City motel, needs the help of the community to recover from the tragedy; and so far the community is responding.
While the family's immediate needs are being met, they still need a place to live and will need to furnish a new home, said Reverend Jim Black of First Baptist Church. They will need everything, said Black, from furnishings to appliances and linens.
Valley City State University Alumni and Foundation staff will be well represented in Arizona Friday and Saturday, sponsoring events for VCSU alumni and graduates in Surprise and Mesa. More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.
The Wimbledon Community Grocery is seeking more support from the community, said Wimbledon resident Linda Grotberg. More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.
A new restaurant in Valley City is having its grand opening Friday. Located in the former Broken Spoke building at 100 Central Avenue South, MO eats serves common Midwest breakfast and lunch meals with a southern flair, said owner/operator Amanda Clark.
Federal Transportation Department officials have agreed to announce Essential Air Service contracts for North Dakota communities this week, and to possibly speed up transitions for Devils Lake and Jamestown, where air service is threatened, U.S. Sens. John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp said. More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.