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November 23rd, 2012

LMES Youngsters Sing Disney Songs

November 23, 2012

Litchville-Marion Elementary School pre-schoolers and kindergartner's sang Disney Songs under the direction of Dale Conrad during the winter concert.

City Heard Two Presentations Monday

November 23, 2012

The Valley City City Commission heard presentations from international engineering firm URS and On the Move/ACHIEVE officials Monday during its regular meeting.
Abby Korte, hydrologist from URS, told the commissioners their five-phase comprehensive streambank study would address flooding and erosion issues along the Sheyenne River in Valley City.

Safer, Easier Grain-Bin Rescue

November 23, 2012

Last Friday evening about two dozen firefighters and first responders were on hand for a grain bin rescue at the Enderlin Elevator, including members of the Fingal and Kathryn Fire Departments. Their victim was buried in a grain truck full of corn, only his head and arms remained visible. As seconds passed, inhaling became more difficult as the pressure on the victim's chest increased from the weight of the corn. Finally, rescue workers, after assessing the victim's condition, constructed a tube around him which allowed them to dig the man out.

Anderson Leaves VCSU After Over Eight Years

November 23, 2012

After eight-and-a-half years as marketing director at Valley State University, Doug Anderson is having a hard time leaving the university, as well as the small city he has called home. But a new job as the Director of Media and Communications for the Minnesota State College and University System, based in his hometown of St. Paul, Minn. has him doing just that.
"Valley City is an outstanding place to live and work," he said. "You can become part of it, that's why it's hard to leave."

November 21st

BREAKING: 3 Suspects Arrested in Relation to Burglary

November 21, 2012

The Barnes County Sheriff's Department reported Wednesday afternoon that three suspects wanted in connection with a string of burglaries were arrested in Minnesota Tuesday.
Steven Lee Hovland, 38, was arrested in Preston, Minn., and Broc Allen Buytaert, 32, and Betsy Lee Runkle, 31, were arrested in Rochester, Minn., according to deputy Don Fiebiger.
The three, along with April Robyn Kapaun, face approximately 50 charges related to alleged burglaries in August and September.
See Friday's Times-Record for more information

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 21, 2012

The Valley City Times-Record staff asks the question...."What is your favorite Thanksgiving tradition?"

Buhr Refuses Recount

November 21, 2012

Sharon Buhr will not ask for a recount following her 50-vote loss for the District 24 Congressional seat.

In a recent statement Buhr said, “I would like to congratulate our newly re-elected District 24 state senator and two newly elected state representatives. There is much work to be done in our state so that all of our citizens have the opportunity to have a rich and full life.”

911 Switch Faces Possible Delay: Valley City Has Contract In Place Until July 2013

November 21, 2012

Barnes County Commissioners discussed postponing the proposed date for taking control of the 911 system from Jan. 1, 2013 to July 16, 2013 during their regular meeting on Tuesday.

It was brought to the county commissioners attention that the operating contract currently held by the city doesn’t expire until July 16, 2013. If the county voids the contract early, it may be open to legal action by the city for breech of contract.

November 20th

Legacy Place Expanding, Gets New Administrator

November 20, 2012

The Legacy Place in Valley City opened with 25 residents in March 2009. Over three years later, it has nearly doubled in residents and tripled in services — and it’s still continuing to grow.

To accommodate for growth and better serve its residents, The Legacy Place, owned by Paul and Tanya Diegel, is reorganizing staff internally and seeking new staff.

Cami Hendrickson, who currently serves as the assisted living facility’s business office manager will take on duties as the interim administrator, a position currently held by Tamie Gerntholtz.

Shirley Focuses on ‘Transformation’ at State of VCSU

November 20, 2012

Valley City State University President Steven Shirley had little trouble acknowledging the school’s recent success Monday, when he addressed students, faculty and community members during his annual State of the University address at Vangstad Auditorium. But that didn’t keep him from looking to the near future.

“To use the term ‘crossroads’ too often becomes cliche,” he told the crowd. “However, I sincerely believe we are at a crossroads at Valley City State University, and with this crossroad, we have a unique opportunity to transform our educational offerings.”

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