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September 19th, 2012
The Valley City City Commission accomplished a lot Monday during their regular meeting, where they took steps in securing land for the National Guard and private sector development.
Jennifer Feist of the Valley City/Barnes County Development Corp. presented the commission with several requests, all which aid in the financing for the National Guardâ€™s new facility and in private sector development.
The city approved a request from VDC for a portion of future sales tax revenue to secure financing for the new $31.6 million Guard facility.
The Barnes County Commission met Tuesday and among other things, appointed David Vareberg to the Barnes County Weed Board and Andre DeLorme to the Barnes County Park Board.
About 10 months ago DeLorme, a VCSU professor, was a possible pick for the Barnes County Water Resource District Board, and was supported by Commissioner Phil Leitner.
Commissioner Cindy Schwehr said she supported DeLorme for the park board.
â€śI really like him,â€ť she said. â€śHeâ€™s passionate about that river... I like him, Iâ€™ve worked with some of the kids he teaches, they like him, heâ€™s just a likable guy.â€ť
Valley Cityâ€™s brand new Shopko Hometown Store will open for the first time Sunday, Sept. 23, albeit on a limited basis, said assistant manager Sue Martin Monday.
Along with Sundayâ€™s informal partial opening, a grand opening has been set for 8:30 a.m. Oct. 18, when the fully stocked store will be open to the public for the first time, Martin said.
On Wednesday, Jack and Cody States of Indigo Sign Works were hard at work putting up massive signs announcing the new store name both just off the Main Street West frontage road and on the front of the building.
Special to the Times-Record
Members of the Red Knights of North Dakota Chapter 1 gather Sunday at the Valley City Fire Department for the motorcycle clubâ€™s annual 911 Run. The club, made up of firefighters from Barnes County and the surrounding area, raises money for those in need from its annual ride close to Sept. 11. The 911 ride takes place annually, and this yearâ€™s event took place Sept. 16.
Valley City Public Schools want parents to know there is another useful weapon in the fight against teen substance abuse.
A link to Parents LEAD (Listen, Educate, Ask and Discuss), a website for parents who worry about their child drinking alcohol or using drugs, was recently sent in an email to parents.
Veterans from the 164 Infantry Association gathered in Valley City last weekend for its annual reunion.
Veterans and their families from the 164 Infantry National Guard, who fought in World War II and the Korean War, enjoyed a weekend of visiting, musical entertainment and food.
The event began Friday with registration and a social at the Veteranâ€™s of Foreign Wars (VFW) Club.
A supper and dance was held at the VFW on Friday evening, and Saturdayâ€™s events, including a meeting, memorial service and banquet, were held at the Senior Center, American Legion and VFW.
The Democratic candidate for the North Dakota Governorâ€™s Office, Ryan Taylor, made a campaign stop at the Valley City Times-Record last week.
Whether they used wood or pine needles, paint or fabric, staff and tenants at The Legacy Place showed off their artistic abilities in a variety of techniques Friday during an â€śArt for the Agesâ€ť art exhibit open house.
The show consisted of a variety of artwork made by tenants and staff of The Legacy Place, an assisted living facility in Valley City.
Harmonica music echoed in the background as visitors viewed paintings, afghans, cookbooks, ceramics, crewel stitching, woodwork, crochet and pine needle artwork.
It has been weeks since the new press boxes have been mounted on the stands at Hannah Field, the home of the Valley City Hi-Liners. The boxes were built by students at the Sheyenne Valley Area Career and Tech Center as a project for last yearâ€™s construction class, and at the SVACTC Board meeting, Director Jeff Bopp said they are not done with them yet.
â€śWeâ€™ll be doing another small project there,â€ť Bopp said.
A representative from the U.S. Department of Agriculture said that Valley City Public Schools has not only successfully positioned itself for new federal guidelines for school meals, but that the schoolâ€™s new wellness policy and other initiatives go above and beyond what the government expects from a school lunch program.
â€śWhere were you when my kids were in school?â€ť USDA Regional Special Nutrition Programs Director Darlene Sanchez asked VCPS Food Service Director Sue Milender.