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March 26th, 2013

VCSU Scholarship Auction Set For April 19

March 26, 2013

Kim Hesch, Assistant Director of Advancement at VCSU, said the 19th annual VCSU Scholarship Auction has been set for Friday, April 19 at the Valley City Eagles Club.
Hesch said this year's theme of Get Wild in the VCSU Jungle “has auction committee members working hard to create a fun and wild atmosphere at the Eagles Club for the auction. The scholarship auction is our single biggest event in terms of generating scholarship dollars and it seems to get bigger each year,” said Hesch, “We sold more than 550 tickets to the event last year and are on target to do the same this year.”

Straus Mall Owners Continuing Renovations of Structure

March 26, 2013

New fabric awnings were installed over first floor windows of Valley City's Straus Mall Monday, part of continuing work by mall owners to renovate the structure.
At present the mall houses three businesses. Exterior work has included installing the awnings, plastering, painting and installing new windows. More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.

City Testing Sirens

March 26, 2013

The City of Valley City is testing its emergency sirens today.

Police Attend Domestic Violence Training

March 26, 2013

Valley City Police Chief Fred Thompson recently attended training on domestic violence. The training was a coordinated effort to bring together entities that respond to domestic violence crises.
Part of the training included learning about North Dakota law as it applies to domestic violence for Thompson who is from Nevada. As time and finances allow, Thompson would like to send each of his officer to the training.
In 2011, 5,159 incidents of domestic violence were reported to crisis intervention centers in North Dakota. Of those, 50 percent were reported to law enforcement.

Wednesday Crash Now a Fatality

March 26, 2013

Two people have died as a result of injuries received in a one-car rollover accident on I94 west of Valley City on Wednesday.
Tiffany Przybycien, 23, driver of the pickup involved in the crash, died at the Sanford Hospital in Fargo on Saturday. Her passenger, Kyle Truckey, 22, died at the Sanford Hospital in Fargo on Friday.
Read more in Tuesday's Times-Record.

Marion Man Dies in Crash

March 26, 2013

A one-vehicle crash has claimed the life of a Marion man.
Merle Haakenson, 40, was killed early Saturday when the truck in which he was a passenger rolled on a gravel road 1.5 miles west of Marion.
The pick-up truck, driven by Angela Haakenson, 43, of Marion, was traveling westbound on the snow-covered road when the driver lost control.
Read more in Tuesday's Times-Record.

Litchville, Marion to Help Feed Hungry

March 26, 2013

The communities and schools of Litchville and Marion will spend April 11 packaging meals for starving children across the world and locally.
This will be the second year that they participated in Kids Against Hunger, an organization that helps feed the poor, Kathy Karlgaard of Litchville said.
"I don't think anybody should be hungry in the world that we live in today. It's sad when there's starving children," she said.
Read more in Tuesday's Times-Record.

March 25th

Hobart Lake Area More Prone to Ice

March 25, 2013

The area on Interstate 94 near Hobart Lake is more prone to icy road conditions, Bryan Niewind, captain for the North Dakota Highway Patrol said.
He said the area, located near mile marker 283, is one of several spots on the interstate that accumulates with ice more than others.
"The wind has a tendency to really blow through there," he said. "There's nothing to stop it because it's a wide open lake. With the sun shining and snow blowing, it'll stick to the road."
Read more in Monday's Times-Record

Librarian Retiring after 26 Years in VC

March 25, 2013

Kathy Laumb, librarian at Valley City Jr./Sr. High School, will retire at the end of this school year after more than 40 years as an educator, 26 of them at VCPS.
During her years as a teacher, Laumb believes the biggest change has been in technology. She was on-hand when the school got its first computers two years after she arrived.
A Valley City native, Laumb plans to spend her time reading, doing activities with her husband, and visiting her family.
For more on Laumb's retirement, read Monday's Times-Record.

Library Room Named For Fischer

March 25, 2013

A plaque bearing the name Mary E. Fischer has been placed over the door of the multipurpose room in the Valley City-Barnes County Public Library.
In Fischer's 24 years as library director, she led the library to doubling the sized of the building, making it handicapped accessible, introduced computers to the library for book check-out (which meant bar-coding the entire collection) and acquired computers for patron use.
More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record

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