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September 19th, 2012

New Shopko Sign Installed

September 19, 2012

Valley City’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 Sunday’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.

September 18th

Red Knights Annual 911 Run

September 18, 2012

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 club’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 year’s event took place Sept. 16.

VCPS Aims to Keep Kids Sober

September 18, 2012

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.

164 Infantry Reunion Held Last Weekend

September 18, 2012

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 Veteran’s of Foreign Wars (VFW) Club.

A supper and dance was held at the VFW on Friday evening, and Saturday’s events, including a meeting, memorial service and banquet, were held at the Senior Center, American Legion and VFW.

Gov. Candidate Answers Questions

September 18, 2012

The Democratic candidate for the North Dakota Governor’s Office, Ryan Taylor, made a campaign stop at the Valley City Times-Record last week.

September 17th

A Legacy of Artists The Legacy Place Tenants, Staff Showed Off Artwork

September 17, 2012

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 “Art for the Ages” 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.

Tech Students Cycle Through Projects

September 17, 2012

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 year’s construction class, and at the SVACTC Board meeting, Director Jeff Bopp said they are not done with them yet.

“We’ll be doing another small project there,” Bopp said.

USDA Tours VC Schools

September 17, 2012

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 school’s new wellness policy and other initiatives go above and beyond what the government expects from a school lunch program.

“Where were you when my kids were in school?” USDA Regional Special Nutrition Programs Director Darlene Sanchez asked VCPS Food Service Director Sue Milender.

September 14th

Events Calendar: Sept. 15-30, 2012

September 14, 2012

Saturday, September 15

Blonde on the Prairie: Take the Time to Wonder

September 14, 2012

It usually happens when I’m the passenger in a car. It also shows itself when I’m quietly waiting to be called in to an appointment. The worst time is right before I’m ready to fall asleep. Wonder. Quite frankly, wonder appears most everywhere I go during my day. I don’t invite it along and just like a wood tick it attaches itself to me and comes along for the ride. It shows itself when I don’t really want it to.

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