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March 5th, 2013

Fire Damages Marion Home

March 5, 2013

The Marion Fire Department responded to a fire at the home of George and Sally Tvedt on 101st Street north of Marion (the Eckelson Road), in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The fire, which started in an attached garage, destroyed the garage and caused extensive damage to the home. The Tvedts, along with their dog, escaped the fire unharmed. A Marion firefighter was treated and released for smoke inhalation at Mercy
Hospital in Valley City.
Read more in Tuesday's Times-Record.

Local Boy Scraps at MMA Event

March 5, 2013

Mixed Martial Arts fighter Travis McCullough was skinny with a big mouth when he was a kid, so he got beat up regularly. Finally, he learned to defend himself and at 23 he turned his fighting skills into a profession as a mixed martial arts fighter.
On Saturday, McCullough fought at a Valley City event but was defeated but only after putting up a good fight.
McCullough, who lives in Tower City, is now 31 and fights because he likes it, he said. He enjoys the travel and meeting people along the way.

March 4th

Youth Choir Preps for Spring Show

March 4, 2013

The Valley Youth Choir, under the direction of Dr. Sara Hagan, has been rehearsing for its spring concert which will be held in April.
The choir, part of the Valley City State University Community School of the Arts, is made up of 12 youth between third and eighth grades. The children, who come from all over the surrounding areas, gather for weekly rehearsals where they learn to work together, get voice training and gain appreciation for the music.
"We're a team, we work together," Hagen said.

Shopko Donates To Help Cover Costs

March 4, 2013

Several Valley City businesses and groups helped to make the 2013 North Dakota state gymnastics competition Feb. 22 and 23 in Valley City a success.
Valley City's Shopko Hometown store, MarketPlace and Leevers Foods, Enterprise Sales, Stoudt-Ross Ford, and the Twisters Gymnastics Club were among those who helped.
See more about it in Monday's issue of the Valley City Times-Record.

Department of Transportation Goes Mobile

March 4, 2013

The North Dakota Department of Transportation has launched a mobile version of their website in the form of a smartphone application. In addition, they also launched an email and text message service to disseminate information to the public.
The new app enables access to NDDOT’s travel information map from a smartphones and smart devices and tablets, providing an overview of road conditions within North Dakota.
Advanced options allow users to add/remove map layers, save favorites, view cameras, search by keyword and select common routes.
See more in Monday's Times-Record

Dean Koppelman says "NO SCHOOL" in VALLEY CITY today!

March 4, 2013

There will be NO school today, Monday March 4th.

We will now have school Monday, April 1st as that is our next scheduled
make-up day.

Parent Teacher conferences that were scheduled for today will now be next
Monday, March 11th from 5pm - 8pm.

There will be no activities or practices today.

March 1st

WEEKEND EVENTS: March 1-3, 2013

March 1, 2013

Saturday, March 2
Mixed Martial Arts Impact Fighting will return to Valley City at the North Dakota Winter Show Arena starting at 7 p.m. Contact the NDWS office at 845-1406 for more information.

The Whoever Can Come band will have a free and open to all jam-session at the Barnes County Museum from 1 to 4 p.m.

The Blonde Writes About Finding a New Home

March 1, 2013

This week, Jodi Rae Ingstad,"The Blonde on the Prairie," says in her weekly column that she and her husband are forced to move from their cabin, and she's asking readers to help them find a new place in the country so she doesn't have to become "The Blonde in the City."
"We need to live in the country," she writes. "I’ve flipped in to a girl that craves the smell of gravel dust and moss must. I found my soul in the grove of trees that is home to bees and things. It’s by the lights of stars and not cars that brighten my hope that everything will be OK in this unfair, rude, unkind world.".

VCSU Gets New Marketing Director

March 1, 2013

Greg Vanney is the new director of marketing and communications at Valley City State University replacing Doug Anderson who recently left the University.
One thing Vanney hopes to do at VCSU is to "make sure that new people get to know Valley City State, and that we keep those that already know about it in the fold."
As the director of publications at Luther College, his duties included overseeing the college's alumni magazine, other print publications and its website.
See more in Friday's Times-Record.

Regional Housing Short With New Jobs Planned

March 1, 2013

Barnes and Stusman counties are both facing housing shortages at the same time as thousands of permanent and temporary jobs are expected to be added.
Local elected and appointed officials have been meeting since December to look at possible solutions to the problem.
Valley City has been losing rental housing units to permanent flood protection buyouts, while Jamestown officials are uncertain why they are short of housing.
See more in Friday's issue of the Times-Record

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