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September 20th, 2013
Barnes County plans to mill and overlay 18 miles of Barnes County Road 21 north from Valley City to State Highway 26 as its major road project for 2014, said Road Superintendent Kerry Johnson Thursday.
Johnson said county residents will end up paying about $450,000 of the estimated $3.25 million total cost.
More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
Negotiations between Valley City teachers and the school board have hit an impasse with the board voting unanimously Tuesday to end the negotiation period with the Valley City Education Association.
Valley City School Board President Joyce Braunagel announced after the school board and its counsel met in executive session, that an impasse would be declared as board members had learned that day that the VCEA had already notified the state of an impasse.
Despite plans to finish Tuesday, Barnes County Dispatch as of Wednesday has still not completed its move from the Valley City Police Department to its new office in the Barnes County Courthouse.
Kimberly Franklin, director of Barnes County Emergency Management, said Tuesday, â€śThe move is expected to be completed by the end of today if all goes well.â€ť All didn't go exactly as planned, Franklin said Wednesday.
More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.
Valley City High School has events planned all next week for its homecoming. Angela Van Bruggen, VCHS student council advisor, encourages the community to come out and celebrate their Hi-Liner pride.
New this year is a community pep fest and coronation Monday night at 7:15 p.m. at the Hi-Liner Activity Center. The free community event will consist of the pep band, cheerleaders and dance team followed by a ceremony featuring the VCHS Concert Choir to crown the 2013 homecoming king and queen.
A Valley City man has been arrested and charged with gross sexual imposition.
Timothy Tucker, 30, was arrested on Sept. 10 for the Sept 5 incident that involved a female under 15, according to Barnes County State's Attorney Lee Grossman.
Tucker, who was arrested by Valley City Police, is held in the Barnes County Correctional Facility on $10,000 bond. His next court date will be Oct. 12.
A new club, Diversity @ VCSU, held its first event related to diversity and inclusion Monday afternoon. In an effort to promote and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Abel Turrubiates, native of Mexico, gave a presentation on Mexican Independence Day in Valley City State University's Skoal Room.
The event, open to students and the community, was the first of many planned over the next two semesters. VCSU hired diversity and inclusion coordinator Nadja Johnson early this year to educate students on various cultures throughout the world and help students of all diversities feel included.
Barnes County is one of 10 Parent Resource Centers in North Dakota, with County Extension offering parenting classes to help families deal with difficult issues.
Amy Tichy, PRC coordinator for Barnes County told Barnes County commissioners Tuesday classes including â€śCrossroads of Parenting and Divorce,â€ť a Family Art Hour and a 16 week program targeting families at high risk for child abuse and neglect are being offered.
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Barnes County Commissioners have rejected a proposed new campground off Barnes County 21 near Lake Ashtabula, in hopes Scott Cole can reach an agreement with neighbors.
Commissioners rejected the plan for a campground with space for about 20 units after about six Getchell Township residents said they were uncomfortable with the proposal.
Commissioners voted 1-4 against the plan, with Rodger Berntson voting in favor.
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Area officials and those who work with children are being sought to attend an upcoming child passenger safety conference in Bismarck Oct. 1 and 2.
The North Dakota Department of Health's Child Passenger Safety Program is sponsoring the "Celebrating 30 Years of Buckling up Children" Child Passenger Safety Conference at the Ramada Bismarck.
More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Valley City was host to the state Rec and Park Conference last week, and one event they hosted was a walk audit in which community leaders could participate. On Thursday, Mark Fenton, nationally-acclaimed authority on transportation, streets, planning and public health, visited the conference, spoke to local leaders and took them on a walk, explaining how an audit works along the way.
Thursday's walk served the purpose of showing leaders how to conduct an audit, but also gave participants an idea of how accommodating the area is for pedestrian traffic.
Read more in Tuesday's Times-Record.