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February 19th, 2013

ND Winter Show Rodeo Turns 50

February 19, 2013

During the early days of the North Dakota Winter Show, it wasn’t uncommon for a stray bull to run loose on Main Street in Valley City during the agriculture show. Jim Nelson, chairperson for the rodeo committee, said now that all the livestock for the rodeo are housed at the Winter Show main arena, that isn’t a problem anymore — but the event remains just as popular.

Local Grower Offers Garden-Fresh Produce

February 19, 2013

Community Supported Agriculture is an idea that has recently taken off in the Barnes County area, allowing consumers to buy local produce directly from the grower.

CSAs operate by selling shares of their products to the public. In the case of Llama Trax Gardens near Valley City, the product is vegetables, fruit, and herbs straight from the garden.

In other words, subscribers pay an up-fron fee to the Hansens, who in turn grow fresh produce which they divide up between subscribers and distribute several times during the growing season.

VCJHS Honor Roll

February 19, 2013

The following students are seventh-graders who made the first quarter “A” Honor Roll at Valley City Junior High School:

Feir and Wit: How You Met Your Sweetheart

February 19, 2013

If you didn’t gather a thick enough layer of courage to ask your object of affection out on a date, it’s not entirely too late. Valentine’s Day may have been last Thursday, but Thursdays happen every week, so you get another chance in a few days.

However, let’s take a quick look at how some successfully established couples may have met. After all, love can happen any old day (that was in a song, I think), unplanned and surprising.

Does your love story relate to any of the following scenarios?

“We met when I was an exchange student in another country.”

Blonde on the Prairie: The Sin of Valentine’s Day

February 19, 2013

Let’s play a game called, “What would you do?” I’ll be the host and you give the answers but allow me to divulge that by the time you give the answers it will already be too late. Ready? Let’s play!

February 18th

Parent/Teacher conferences rescheduled

February 18, 2013

Due to the Barnes County blizzard warning, travel alert, weather, and poor road conditions in the rural areas Parent/Teacher conferences will not be held this evening at Valley City Public Schools. "We will be rescheduling conferences for Monday, March 4 with the same times," the school said in an email.

After school school activities and athletics practices will conclude at 4:45p.m. and students must be out of the buildings and on the way home by 5 p.m.

No Travel Advisory issued in the Jamestown and Valley City area

February 18, 2013

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) and the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) have issued a No Travel Advisory for the Jamestown, Valley City and surrounding areas due to blowing snow causing near zero visibility. Conditions are such that motorists should not travel due to hazardous conditions which may make it unsafe to travel.

The NDDOT and NDHP is also LIFTING the No Travel Advisory in Devils Lake and Rolla, but motorists should still use caution while traveling in this area.

Other Travel Related information:

Snowy and Blowy and the Paper

February 18, 2013

Winter has risen from its lethargy. It could be worse for the Northern Plains. This could be our fourth month of closed roads and snow whipped well and layered as an icy glaze on asphalt by 30 mile-an-hour winds. But such is today, with roads closed, semis jack-knifed, and whiteouts and hundreds of miles of black ice on the Interstate, today's paper will be late.

Travel is slow and our driver is on the way. We will keep the site updated as to when the paper will be here.

Thank you,

Reed Anderson
Times-Record Publisher

Travel Advisories

February 18, 2013

MOST RECENT: I-94 closed between Fargo and Jamestown; I-29 closed from Grand Forks to Watertown, S.D.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation along with the North Dakota Highway Patrol have closed Interstate 94 from Jamestown to Fargo, and Interstate 29 from Fargo to Grand Forks due to heavy snow, blowing snow and areas of near zero visibility creating hazardous driving conditions.

I-94 Closed Between Jamestown & Valley City
The NDDOT and NDHP have temporarily closed I-94 in Eastbound AND Westbound lanes between Jamestown and Valley City due to a traffic incident.

Reading Month at St. Kate’s

February 18, 2013

Special to the Times-Record

Valley City Police Chief Fred Thompson reads to students at St. Catherine’s during Reading Month. Reading is always one of the most important subjects for the children as they begin to grow in their academics. February brought a number of readers into the classroom of first and second graders. St. Catherine’s is grateful to local leaders and family members who were willing to help show the children how important reading is.

Other readers included Valley City Fire Department Chief Gary Retterath, Grandma Cindy Zimmer, and Grandma Marlys Kunze.

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Go Far Woman, a women-only running event that held its inaugural race on Aug. 24, 2013, in Fargo,...

 

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