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January 28th, 2013

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.

Blonde on the Prairie: Wrong is Wrong, Right is Right

January 25, 2013

That mother of mine didn’t spank us, whip us, paddle us or slap us. I just remember her baby blues turning boogie-man black with “the look.” You know the look. Your wife probably gives it to you when you leave the toilet seat up. I give that husband of mine the look when he’s talking on the phone to someone and discloses something that shouldn’t have been disclosed. It’s a spiritually reckoning thing-the look, it is. It is a visual prompt to let you know you’re wrong. People don’t use the look unless there is a wrong lingering near.

My (Elevated) Life: If the Shoe Fits

January 25, 2013

I love shoes. Any kind of shoes, sneakers, flats, boots, whatever. But my first love is high heels. I own heels in every color and shape. I have purple stilettos, black wedges, and pink pumps. I own shoes with round toes, flat toes, peep toes, and toes so pointed I had to buy a size larger to accommodate my foot.

My obsession with shoes started early. When I was little, I had foot problems and had to wear ugly orthopedic shoes. I always had two pairs, one in black and one in brown.

January 24th

Nutrition Class for On the Move Set for Feb. 7

January 24, 2013

Special to the Times-Record

Nutrition, Heart Disease, Cholesterol and You, a 1-1/2 hour class sponsored by Barnes ON THE MOVE, will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Feb. 7, in the Valley City Public School Administration Building, 460 Central Avenue North in Valley City. Everyone is welcome.

The class is free for ON THE MOVE members, $6 for non-members with scholarships available.

BC Parks Have Profitable 2012

January 24, 2013

Barnes County Parks, primarily Clausen Springs Recreation Area and Little Yellowstone Park made more than $26,000 in revenue in 2012 making it a record year.

VC’s Rotary Club Pancake Dinner a Hit

January 24, 2013

A steady stream of people including seniors, adults and children streamed into the Valley City Rotary Club’s annual Pancake Dinner Tuesday evening at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post.

After diners were initially served a meal of pancakes, sausages, syrup, and a choice of coffee, water or milk, Rotary Club members went table to table offering seconds to those who wanted more, along with pouring coffee.
The meal was served from 5 to 7 p.m.

“It was very successful,” said Dick Gulmon, a community affairs committee member of the Rotary and an organizer of the event.

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