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March 1st, 2013
Barnes and Stusman counties are both facing housing shortages at the same time as thousands of permanent and temporary jobs are expected to be added.
Local elected and appointed officials have been meeting since December to look at possible solutions to the problem.
Valley City has been losing rental housing units to permanent flood protection buyouts, while Jamestown officials are uncertain why they are short of housing.
See more in Friday's issue of the Times-Record
During the late morning hours of Feb. 28, two male suspects took an undetermined amount of cash after forcibly entering the American Legion in Valley City, Valley City Police Chief Fred Thompson said in a news release.
"Once inside the building the two suspects checked the register for money and after finding none, located the safe," the release said. "The two suspects then forcibly broke into the safe and removed an undetermined amount of cash."
The Valley City Police Department is investigating the burglary and have no suspects in custody.
Valley City's South Central Adult Services is seeking people interested in serving as volunteer senior companions, said Dolly Hoelmer, outreach worker for Valley City's adult services operation.
Hoelmer said Valley City now has three senior companions, who each receive a stipend of $2.55 per hour to help people in need.
More in Thursday's issue of the Valley City Times-Record.
The Valley City State University Alumni Association is using social media and events to increase interaction and communication with VCSU alumni.
VCSU senior and intern Dillan Ostrom is heading the project that allows alumni to get involved by posting pictures of their pets, answering a question of the week and watching videos of campus updates and improvements.
Kim Hesch, assistant director for advancement and alumni relations, said the alumni foundation wants to keep alumni more involved and keep them aware of what's going on.
Michon Kysilka, is an intern from UND working toward becoming a licensed registered dietician.
"Each student must have hands-on experience in a number of areas to meet the national standards established by the national Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics," said LRD Sharon Buhr.
Kysilka particularly enjoys working with students in the On The Move program and with the Mercy Hospital Young People's Healthy Heart Program.
For more on Kysilka, read Wednesday's edition of the Times-Record.
Valley City has been hearing from increasing numbers of potential buyers of an architecturally significant house on Fifth Ave. SW that some people call the Pink Flamingo.
The house was originally built as a single family home, and was turned into rental property 10 to 15 years ago.
More in Wednesday's Valley City Times-Record.
The Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its annual community olympics and chili cook-off. The events are held annually the Monday before the North Dakota Winter Show to build excitement and bring people into Valley City.
The community olympics will feature six different events from an egg toss to outhouse horseshoes, which trades in the horseshoe for a toilet seat.
"Different businesses in town have a chance to compete. Friendly competition is a great thing for the community," Chamber office manager Kay Vinje said.
Washington Elementary School Principal Wayne Denault was named regional Principal of the Year by the North Dakota Association of Elementary School Principals.
More than just an administrator at Washington, Denault wears a lot of hats. He is the Title I coordinator for the Valley City Public School district and the AdvancED school improvement coordinator for the district.
Special to the Times-Record
Utility work will take place Wednesday, Feb. 27 at approximately 9 a.m. â€“ 2 p.m. onÂ eastbound and westbound Interstate 94 near milepost 287, five miles west of Valley City.Â
During utility work, eastbound and westbound I-94 will be reduced to one lane traffic; speeds will be reduced; and motorists should expect minimal delays.Â
The traveling public should use caution when driving through the work zone. The North Dakota Department of Transportation reminds motorists to slow down for their safety and the safety of the highway workers.
Valley City City Administrator David Schelkoph said the cityâ€™s main reason for considering installing smartgrid technology is for load control but the advanced technology has the ability to offer much more.
The Valley City City Commission learned more about Cooper Powerâ€™s automated metering infrastructure system Feb. 19 during its regular meeting, but no decision has been made.