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September 23rd, 2013
The North Dakota Department of Transportation and the state Association of Counties Traffic Safety Outreach Program is partnering with the North Dakota High School Activities Association to provide seat belt awareness and distracted driving awareness across the state at athletic events and fine arts productions.
Brian Bubach, assistant to the executive secretary of the Valley City-based NDHSAA, said Friday the association will feature NDDOT messages at post season tournaments, programs and brochures.
More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
The 46th annual Sheyenne Valley Arts and Crafts Association festival is set for the weekend. Saturday and Sunday are full of planned events and more than 150 vendors are expected to appear, Vicki Busta, coordinator, said Friday.
The show, held in the town of Fort Ransom, will be Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $2 for adults, $1 for children aged 6-14, and free for preschoolers and younger children. A bazaar and church dinner will be at Standing Rock Lutheran church beginning at 10 a.m., and a community club barbecue will be held at noon in the fire hall.
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Local people will be able to sell or have their old coins and antiques evaluated at a free event being held at the Valley City Eagles Aerie from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, said William Gross, president and owner of Land Of Lincoln Treasure Buyers LLP.
Thursday morning Gross and company vice President Archie Davis were at the Aerie, 345 12th Street NE, for the first day of the two-day event.
More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
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.