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April 29th, 2013

Sober Proms

April 29, 2013

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.

April 26th

Overweight Trucks: Income for BC

April 26, 2013

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.

Teaching About Tornados

April 26, 2013

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.

Valley City Girl Scouts Learn Robotics

April 26, 2013

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. “Last year we did one on geocaching. My daughter is in the troop.”
More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.

Quilt of Remembrance

April 26, 2013

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.

April 25th

Valley City's Planned Legislative Forum Postponed

April 25, 2013

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

BC Schools Place At State

April 25, 2013

Students in the Maple Valley and Valley City School Districts placed in both the junior and senior high divisions of the State Science Olympiad at North Dakota State University Saturday.
In the junior high school division, the Maple Valley team came in seventh with 343 points and
Valley City junior high students Sarah Montecuollo and Madison Anderson were named champions in the food science category, while Anderson and Tabatha Branam were champions in the shock value category.
More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record

Washington Elementary Principal to Retire

April 25, 2013

The Valley City School Board met Tuesday, when they approved Washington Elementary principal Wayne Denault's letter of retirement. Board members also agreed to hire Jennifer Lambrecht as the new high school counselor.
Read more in Thursday's Times-Record.

Good-Bye Lead

April 25, 2013

Valley City is getting the lead out – of the Law Enforcement Center.
A lead removal team has gotten rid of about 40 percent of the lead in the building's basement which formerly housed a shooting range. While the city is unsure how the basement will be used in the future, it will likely never be a shooting range again.
For more on the progress of lead removal in the Law Enforcement Building, read Thursday's Times-Record.

Pilot Error in Plane Crash

April 25, 2013

The aviation accident that killed Robert Odegaard of Kindred while practicing over Valley City for the 2012 Wings and Wheels AirShow in September, was due to pilot error, the NTSB ruled. The crash happened at the Barnes County Municipal Airport.
For more on this story, read Thursday's Times-Record.

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