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April 30th, 2013

Graduation Approaching

April 30, 2013

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

April 29th

Flood Chance Decreases

April 29, 2013

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 Commission— and the news is looking good.
"The melt — 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.

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.

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