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November 16th, 2012

Stores Prepare for Shopping Weekend

November 16, 2012

Those looking to score discounts and deals for holiday shopping have plenty of options as retailers across the nation open earlier and have bigger sales on Black Friday, the notorious Friday after Thanksgiving. But scoring deals on what is deemed the biggest shopping day of the year often requires camping out and rising before the sun.

School Discusses Special Ed Finances

November 16, 2012

The Valley City Public Schools school board discussed how special education services are paid and how the costs could be shared more equitably among a group of schools that share special education services at its regular meeting on Tuesday.

Currently, special education services, including services for blind and hearing impaired, are provided by the Sheyenne Valley Special Education Unit. VCPS partners with five other school districts; Oakes, Maple Valley, North Central/Wimbledon/Spiritwood, Hope and Page, to provide special education services.

November 15th

Barnes County Music Festival

November 15, 2012

Dave Opdahl/Special to the Times-Record

Band and Choir students from area high schools gathered for the Barnes County Music Festival. After working together for a day, the students combined for band and choir concerts.

VCHS Students Run DECA Store

November 15, 2012

The DECA store at Valley City High School is the place to purchase everything Hi-Liner including clothing, outerwear, and accessories.

According to DECA advisor Scott Hurlimann, who teaches business at VCHS, students are involved with running the store from helping to choose what Hi-Liner merchandise to feature, to operating the business during activities and one day a month.

Local Electrician Volunteers East

November 15, 2012

An Ottertail Power employee with strong links to Valley City is helping restore power to portions of New York state pummeled by Superstorm Sandy.

Brad Weninger of Carrington is the husband of Valley City native Lisa Weninger, said his father-in-law, Louie Nicoli of Valley City.

Lisa, a registered nurse with Foster County Public Health, said Wednesday her husband left for Long Island, N.Y., Nov. 2 with a group of 16 to 18 Ottertail Power volunteer employees to help restore power to vast areas of the state affected by the storm.

Brad works for the Ottertail Power office in Jamestown.

Church Holds Mission Fair Sat.

November 15, 2012

As a member of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church of America), Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Valley City participates in many mission projects that benefit people in developing countries.

One group, called The Good Samaritans, focuses just on quilt making.
“We have a group of 15 or so (14 ladies and one gentleman) who faithfully sew quilts every Tuesday for Lutheran World Relief and also give to Abused Persons Outreach Center and others that need a touch of love with a handmade quilt locally,” said Janice Stowman, chairperson of the church’s women’s group.

November 14th

Leevers Joins Others in Food Drive

November 14, 2012

Leevers Foods is currently running a “stuff a truck” promotion, which started Nov. 5 and lasts through Nov. 25.

The promotion is an effort to collect nonperishable food for the Barnes County Food Pantry.

Rick Idland, general manager, said, “This is such a caring community, and there’s so much need out there.”

“I know everyone is doing their parts,” he said, citing the Valley City Parks and Recreation’s food drive at Ruckus at the Rec along with local car dealers’ “stuff the trunk” promotions.

Salvation Army Sets $32K Goal

November 14, 2012

Valley City’s annual Salvation Army begins its 2012 bell-ringing campaign Friday, Nov. 23, the day after Thanksgiving.

The mission goal of $32,000 is $10,000 greater than last year’s goal, a result of tremendous success last year combined with great need, said Isensee, the Barnes County Salvation Army chairman.

Last year the campaign raised double its goal of $22,000.

The Salvation Army is a Christian organization started in 1852 in England by William Booth and brought to the U.S. in 1880.

Official in Hit-and-Run Accident

November 14, 2012

A Valley City city official was charged with misdemeanor duty upon striking an unattended vehicle last month.

The official was coming onto Sixth Street NE in Valley City near the intersection of Chautauqua Boulevard, and encountered a large city truck approaching from the opposite direction. The official moved to the right and hit a parked car. After inspecting both cars, the official decided the damage was minimal, and went on. Presumably, said the official, the truck driver called the police.

November 13th

RHRA Architects Opens New Office in Valley City 

November 13, 2012

RHRA Architects announced it has opened an office in Valley City, North Dakota to better serve clients in Valley City and surrounding areas. The new office is located at 200 Central Avenue North in the newly renovated Straus Mall
 
“Our clients have a lot of new projects in development in or near Valley City and it only makes sense to open a local office to be able to better assist our customers.” said RHRA principal Brian Durgin.
 

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