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October 15th, 2013
School leaders and representatives of local nonprofit groups heard a presentation about an early literacy program from North Dakota First Lady Betsy Dalrymple Monday morning.
Dalrymple told the audience that met in the Washington Elementary School library that morning about a program called Dolly Parton Imagination Library that gives free books to children from birth to age 5 in an effort to get them reading before they start school.
Children, animals, plants and more help residents at the Sheyenne Care Center feel more at-home, more relaxed and less stressed thanks to a program called KAPPS.
KAPPS, which stands for Kids, Aromatherapy, Pets, Plants and Sound, was started at the center in 2000 and has been helping residents since.
Barnes County has agreed to pay about $1,024 to buy six new batteries and pads for defibrillators carried by Barnes County deputies.
Friday Barnes County Sheriff Randy McClaflin said he and all Barnes County deputies are trained as first responders and know how to use the medical devices carried in each squad car.
â€śIt is a county standard, not a state standard,â€ť McClaflin said.
Read more in Monday's Times-Record.
A public impasse hearing, to discuss differences dividing the Valley City Public Schools School Board and the Valley City Education Association, will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Jefferson Elementary School gymnasium.
After failed negotiations between the school board and the VCEA, a state mediator was called to assist in the dispute. The school board declared an impasse in the mediation process in September after the VCEA mad it known they were unwilling to continue.
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In a Friday release, the Barnes County Sheriffâ€™s Office reported that Terry Lee Cornell II, 39, of Sanborn was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment, a Class C felony.
According to the release, authorities responded to a disturbance call at the Sandoon Saloon in Sanborn. Terry Lee Cornell is alleged to have thrown an ax through the front window of the bar; after an altercation in the bar that had occurred. After repeated attempts from deputies to have Cornell exit his residence, Cornell refused.
Seasonal street work in Valley City is wrapping up, with completion for a major project planned for next week.
The street portion Ninth Avenue Northwest project should be finished late next week, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony tentatively scheduled for Oct. 23, according to Chad Peterson of KLJ. While lighting has already been installed and actual street work should be finished Friday, work is still needed on the shared use path and sidewalk along Ninth Avenue Northwest.
The Ninth Avenue Northwest project cost about $4.2 million over a two-year period, said Peterson.
The owner of a $100,000 home will pay about $3.60 more per year in property taxes under a Barnes County mill levy budget passed Thursday.
Owners of agricultural and commercial property valued at $100,000 will pay approximately $4 more per year in property taxes under the mill levy budget passed by commissioners.
More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
Two young missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints are in town and want the community to know who they are.
Elder Ivie and Elder Brownlee are spending time in the Barnes County community as part of their two-year service mission for their church. They're both from Utah but staying in town until they move on to the next part of their mission.
Valley City's Flood Task Force met Tuesday to discuss permanent flood protection. The group received an update from Chad Petersen of city engineering firm KLJ about a proposed plan to build flood protection around the Valley City State University campus.
For the first phase of flood protection, the city plans to widen the floodway and install permanent and removable levees around the college campus from Third Avenue Southeast, up College Street, and over to and along Fifth Avenue Southwest. This area consists of land the city bought to build permanent flood protection.
A long-time Valley City women's group has changed its name and dropped its affiliation so it can be more active, said club officer Bonnie Kramer Tuesday.
Kramer, treasurer of the newly-formed Women of the Valley, said VC Women of Today withdrew from state and national affiliation and have now reorganized.
More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.