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March 7th, 2013
The old time tractor pull held at the North Dakota Winter Show Tuesday gives tractor hobbyists a chance to show off their restorations. Donald Pollert, a retired farmer, and Rob Bell, a service manager at a John Deere dealer, were two of many who entered this year's pull.
"It's a good group of people who take part in it," Pollert said. "You meet a lot of different people from different areas of the state, especially at the Winter Show. They come from all over."
The First Church of the Nazarene in Valley City will hold a Passover service Sunday featuring a missionary from Jews for Jesus who will explain the service and tie it into Christianity.
Samuel Rood, a missionary from Jews for Jesus will tell the Passover story and explain the significance and symbolism of the Passover meal and traditions. According to Jews for Jesus, Christ's Last Supper was a Passover supper.
Rood will tie the Old Testament to the New Testament, according to Pr. Fred Morrison of the First Church of the Nazarene.
During Monday's finance meeting, the Valley City City Commission discussed raising Public Works rates in April. Because some departments lost revenue in 2012 and the previous years, city officials decided to focus on raising rates for commercial garbage fees along with a slight raise in other utilities.
Commissioners did not vote or make a permanent decision and the matter will be discussed further at the April 1 finance meeting.
See more in Wednesday's Times-Record.
Tuesday at the North Dakota Winter Show, farmers learned about ways to increase yields of various crops using low-till and other methods.
The more organic matter in soil, the greater the yields of crops grown in that soil.
See more in Tuesday's edition of the Valley City Times-Record.
Barnes County commissioners discussed the advantages and disadvantages of renewing its lease in the Valley City Law Enforcement Center where the Barnes County Sheriff's Department is located, or moving the sheriff's department to a new location.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) has issued a Travel Alert for the southeast region of North Dakota including the cities of Jamestown, Valley City, Fargo, Wahpeton and surrounding areas due to blowing snow causing reduced visibility and areas of scattered ice on roadways. Conditions are such that motorists can still travel in these areas, but should be advised that conditions could change rapidly. Motorists are encouraged to reduce speeds and drive according to the conditions.
Pharmacist Amy Noeske at Mercy Hospital Pharmacy explains how to deal with the winter itch and other skin problems in this week's Your Health column.
The Marion Fire Department responded to a fire at the home of George and Sally Tvedt on 101st Street north of Marion (the Eckelson Road), in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The fire, which started in an attached garage, destroyed the garage and caused extensive damage to the home. The Tvedts, along with their dog, escaped the fire unharmed. A Marion firefighter was treated and released for smoke inhalation at Mercy
Hospital in Valley City.
Read more in Tuesday's Times-Record.
Mixed Martial Arts fighter Travis McCullough was skinny with a big mouth when he was a kid, so he got beat up regularly. Finally, he learned to defend himself and at 23 he turned his fighting skills into a profession as a mixed martial arts fighter.
On Saturday, McCullough fought at a Valley City event but was defeated but only after putting up a good fight.
McCullough, who lives in Tower City, is now 31 and fights because he likes it, he said. He enjoys the travel and meeting people along the way.
The Valley Youth Choir, under the direction of Dr. Sara Hagan, has been rehearsing for its spring concert which will be held in April.
The choir, part of the Valley City State University Community School of the Arts, is made up of 12 youth between third and eighth grades. The children, who come from all over the surrounding areas, gather for weekly rehearsals where they learn to work together, get voice training and gain appreciation for the music.
"We're a team, we work together," Hagen said.