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January 3rd, 2013

Elementary Students Collect Pet Supplies

January 3, 2013

Special to the Times-Record
Third-graders from Jefferson School teamed up to collect supplies for the Sheyenne Valley Friends of Animals. Here representative students from each of the four sections present their donations to SVFA members Kay Kringlie and Michele Grebel. The third-grade teachers who coordinated the effort are:  Mrs. Potratz, Mrs. Goven, Mrs. Breckheimer and Mrs. McDaniel.  The donations will be used for needy animals in the Valley City area.

January 2nd

Travel Alert for VC Area

January 2, 2013

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) has lifted the Travel Alert for the Dickinson, Williston and Minot areas. However a Travel Alert remains in effect for the Bismarck area and is extended to the Jamestown, Valley City and surrounding areas due to blowing snow causing areas of scattered ice. The Travel Alert means motorists can still travel, but may encounter areas of challenging winter weather driving conditions and should use caution.

Pioneer Park Warming House Is Open

January 2, 2013

The ice is ready!

Pioneer Park Warming House opens for the season on Friday, Dec. 21st!
800 NW 4th Street
Warming House Hours:
Friday & Saturday Nights: 7 pm – 9 pm
Saturday & Sunday afternoons: 1 – 5 pm

Holiday Hours:
Christmas Eve: 1 – 5 pm
Dec. 26 & 27: 1 – 5 pm
Dec. 31 & Jan. 1: 1 – 5 pm

Policy: Warming House closed if temperature is 10 degrees below zero or less or if the wind chill is 19 below or less.

Kim McInnes Memorial Snowmobile Ride

January 2, 2013

12th Annual Ride held on Jan. 26, 2013 and hosted by Marion Sno-Riders.
Shaking will be held at the Duck Inn of Marion anytime after 10a. and must be done by 6p. with drawings to follow. You don't have to ride a sled to shake for the drawings. Lunch will be available starting at 5pm. Proceeds will benefit Red River Vally Hospice. For more info call brad Rodin at 701-669-2240 or Duck Inn at 701-669-2352

2012 Year in Review

January 2, 2013

Times-Record reporters Paul Riemerman, Bonnie Jo Hanson, and Heidi Harris look back at the top 12 local stories of 2012.

Read more in today's issue of the Times-Record!

December 31st, 2012

Sheriff Notifies Public of High Risk Sex Offender

December 31, 2012

The Barnes County Sheriff's Office is notifying the public of a high risk sex offender that is currently housed in the Barnes County Jail and a resident of Valley City.
According to sheriff Randy McClaflin, the state has assessed Michael A. Nelson, 23, of Valley City as a high risk sex offender. Nelson was convicted in Dec. 2009 for corruption or solicitation of minors.
A nine-member committee recently reviewed his file and changed his assessment to high risk.
Nelson is currently on work release and is employed by Quality Refinishing, 1100 Seventh Street, Southeast in Valley City.

Hospice Sponsoring Lunch and Learns

December 31, 2012

Hospice of the Red River Valley invites health care professionals to its January Lunch and Learn offerings as it continues to explore various topics related to end-of-life care.

Sessions at Hospice offices in Valley City, Lisbon, N.D., and Detroit Lakes, Minn., will be through video conferencing with the Fargo office where the live presentation will take place.

Bonnie Oelschlager, a spokeswoman for the hospice, said Friday there will be no charge to participate in the sessions, “and they will be able to attend via video-conferencing technology.”

City Addressess 9-1-1, Special Assessments

December 31, 2012

Valley City Commissioners discussed its options in an ongoing 9-1-1 struggle with Barnes County as well as special assessments during a special meeting on Friday.

The 9-1-1 issue, or who will eventually control the system, has been a point of contention for months.

Currently, the city and county share the costs of running the 9-1-1 system. 9-1-1 operations are contracted out to the city by Barnes County and is operated from the Valley City Police Department.

VCSU Students to Take Classes in Rhoades Expansion

December 31, 2012

Students at Valley City State University will begin their first week of classes in January in the new addition of the Rhoades Science Center, President Steve Shirley said Friday.

“It’s essentially a two-part project, the renovation of the existing facility and the expansion,” he said. The 28,000-square-foot expansion is almost complete, and they’re just getting down to final crunch time.

December 28th

VC Commission Fights Back on 9-1-1

December 28, 2012

Valley City Commissioners agreed today that if Barnes County pursues its campaign to take control of the 9-1-1 system, they will also have to take total financial responsibility of it. Mary Lee Neilson said after a special meeting today that the city commission also agreed that antiquated 9-1-1 equipment should not be moved to a different location until it has been replaced.
Read the entire story in Monday's Times-Record.

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