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January 29th, 2013

DOT Fund Shortage May Affect VC Road Construction Projects

January 29, 2013

The Department of Transportation has a funding shortfall within its urban roads construction program, which is what Valley City uses to help finance construction projects that qualify.

Typically, the North Dakota DOT receives around $240 million per year from the federal government, but this year they’re funded at about $108 million, Valley City City Administrator David Schelkoph said Friday.
The NDDOT distributes the funds they receive from Washington, D.C. to qualified communities in the state that need funds to assist financing constructions programs.

Barnes County Students to Compete in Spelling Bee

January 29, 2013

Special to Times-Record

Barnes County students prepare for annual Spelling Bee on Feb. 4th at VCSU.

The 35th Annual Barnes County Spelling Bee will be held on Feb 4th at Valley City State University’s Student Center.

Area schools will have a top speller competing in each of the two divisions: grades 5-6, Division II and grades 7-8, Division III. Barnes County spellers will compete in a written and an oral section. The top two spellers overall will represent Barnes County on March 22nd at the ND State Spelling Bee in Bismarck.

Superintendent’s Corner: District Profile Available Online for Parents, Others

January 29, 2013

Greetings everyone! I hope this finds you doing well with the weather Mother Nature has dealt us. On the bright side, the amount of day light is getting longer each day!

January 28th

Travel Alert issued for southeast region of North Dakota

January 28, 2013

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) and the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) has issued a Travel Alert for the southeast region of North Dakota including the cities of Jamestown, Valley City, Fargo, Wahpeton, Lisbon, Edgeley, Ellendale and surrounding areas due to bands of heavy snow creating snow covered roadways, icy conditions and reduced visibility. Conditions are such that motorists can still travel in these areas, but should be advised that conditions could change rapidly in the evening hours.

Survey: Most NRA Members Agree

January 28, 2013

Special to the Times-Record

FAIRFAX, Va. – The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action conducted a national poll of its members and found near unanimity among NRA members on a wide range of issues involving mental health reform and firearm rights.

Gun control advocates including New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, as well as various media outlets, have released data claiming to represent the views of NRA members, despite the fact that none of those surveys had access to the NRA’s membership list.

BCN Senior Wins Kindle For Reading

January 28, 2013

Barnes County North Senior MaKenzie Krueger, a student from the West Campus, was awarded a Kindle Fire by the school’s Title I Reading Committee Jan. 22 for earning 2,500 Accelerated Reader points.

Principal Joan Klein said Friday she figures Krueger had to read between 250 and 300 books in order to win the device, which can be used for reading books along with accessing the Internet.

State’s Attorney Hires New Assistant

January 28, 2013

Attorney Carl Martineck is the new Barnes County Assistant State’s Attorney, replacing Brad Cruff, who left the state’s attorney’s office after being elected Judge of Southeast District Court Eight in Wahpeton.

Martineck practiced law in Valley City for the past few years specializing in real estate, family law, custody, divorce, wills and trust, and criminal defense as the court-appointed attorney for the district court.

January 25th

Don’t Fall for Scams

January 25, 2013

E-mail scams are prolific in North Dakota and have begun showing up on police and sheriff’s reports in Valley City and Barnes County.

VCHS Snow Week Royalty Introduced

January 25, 2013

Special to the Times-Record

The 2013 Snow Week Royalty at Valley City High School are (left to right, back to front): Devon Liljenquist, Kyle Knutson, Steven Horner, Cassidy Wendler, Destiny Winkler and Michaela Scherr.

Activities for Snow Week, Jan. 28-Feb. 2, include a hallway decorating contest and pep rally with coronation at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Hi-Liner Activity Center.

First Community Credit Union Moving

January 25, 2013

The First Community Credit Union in Valley City will soon have a new home. Land has been purchased on East Main Street, on the east side of Essentia Health, that will soon be the location of a new building for the bank branch.

Steve Schmidt, president, said they closed on the purchase in December, and “our intentions are to break ground this spring.” The company is negotiating right now with a general contractor.

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