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January 18th, 2012

Education briefs

January 18, 2012

King speech rediscovered by Ohio teacher, student
CLEVELAND (AP) — A recording of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is getting new attention after being found in 2010 by an Ohio high school art teacher and student searching through items the school library was discarding.
The 1967 speech preserved on reel-to-reel tape was given, and found, at Glenville High School in Cleveland. In it, King says "Our power does not lie in Molotov cocktails. ... Our power lies in our ability to say nonviolently that we aren't gonna take it any longer."

January 17th

ON THE MOVE to host supermarket tours in Valley City

January 17, 2012

Special to the Times-Record

Have you ever wondered which bread is the healthiest, or which margarine to buy or which cereal is best for your family? With thousands of products lining the shelves of the grocery stores, it can be overwhelming to shop when considering health, budget and taste.

Become a supermarket sleuth and search out healthy foods at the ON THE MOVE Supermarket Tours. There will be a tour at Marketplace Foods on Tuesday, January 24 from 5:15-6:15 pm. There will also be a tour at Leevers on Thursday, January 26 from 10:00-11:00am.

January 16th

Barnes County Water Resource District Board special meeting agenda for Jan. 17

January 16, 2012

Barnes County Water Resource District
PO Box 306
Valley City, ND. 58072
701-845-8508

Notice of Special Meeting
01-17-2012
9:00 AM
Barnes County Highway Department Conference Room

Agenda
Call to order
Discussion on multi county drainage with Griggs County WRD
Adjourn

The District reserves the right to amend this agenda any time prior to the start of the meeting.

January 13th

Impact MMA to hit in February

January 13, 2012

The hard-charging atmosphere of mixed martial arts is coming to town, but one resident says the event could be a black eye for Valley City.

The North Dakota Winter Show recently announced its plans to host an MMA event, Bismarck-based Impact Fighting Championship, at the show's Event Center in late February.

January 12th

Barnes County Commission meeting agenda for Jan. 17

January 12, 2012

The Barnes County Commission will meet Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 8 a.m. in the Commission Chambers on the second floor of the Barnes County Courthouse.

Agenda
(times are approximate)
8:00 Pledge of Allegiance
8:05 Kerry Johnson, Hwy Supt North Valley Bridge/River Erosion Project
8:45 Game and Fish Grant for Clausen Springs
9:00 Vicki Zinck – Pledge of Assets/Designate Depositories
9:15 Auditor’s Office / Appoint Commissioner to the Community Service Board/ Truck regulatory / Pat Hanson – Senior Service Board

January 11th

Upcoming Events, Jan. 12-Feb. 5

January 11, 2012

Here's a listing of local events for the month of January and into early February. If you would like your event listed, send the who, what, when and where to trnews1@times-online.com.

Thursday, January 12
Valley City High School Jr./Sr. High Art Show, 6:30 p.m. @ VCHS

Friday, January 13
Valley City hosts the ND Special Olympics Winter Games beginning at 11 a.m. Friday, January 13, with opening ceremonies being held at the City Auditorium. Any interested volunteers should contact SOND Director of Sports, Reid Huttunen at (701)746-0331 or email sond@midconetwork.com.

Engineer: ND receiving $100m too little in aid

January 11, 2012

VALLEY CITY, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota Department of Transportation official says that the state will receive $100 million less from the federal government than is needed to repair flood damage.

The Valley City Times-Record reports that Local Government Engineer Paul Benning sent a memo to state officials outlining the gap in funding vs. need.

January 10th

Township road becomes first victim of Winter 2012

January 10, 2012

The Barnes County Highway Department closed 28th Street southeast this week as underground springs and unpredictable temperatures have created a thick sheet of wet ice east and uphill from County Road 19.

The glacier in question creeps over a steep section of road and into an unprotected ravine, threatening to take motorists with it. The deep roadside ditch plummets approximately 100 feet down near the John Froelich farm south of Lake Ashtabula.

January 9th

Water board welcomes new members

January 9, 2012

The new Barnes County Water Resource District Board met Monday for its first meeting of 2012.

Jerry Hieb and John Kohler joined the board which already consisted of Jeff McMillan, Pat Hurley and Duane Lettenmeier.

"I want to say one thing, Jerry," Hurley said to Hieb during the meeting, "I'm glad you're on the board, you and John (Kohler), "I think it's going to be good."

At the beginning of the meeting, the board moved to make Hurley vice chairman and McMillan chair.

Retailers Shopko and Pamida to merge

January 9, 2012

The Associated Press
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Retailers Shopko and Pamida say they plan to merge, creating a company with nearly 350 stores in 22 states.

Terms of the deal announced Wednesday weren't disclosed. The merger is expected to close in mid-February.
The companies, owned by investment firm Sun Capital Partners Inc., are focused on smaller and rural communities. Shopko, based in Green Bay, Wis., has 149 stores in 13 states and annual revenues of $2 billion. Pamida, based in Omaha, Neb., has 193 stores in 17 states, with revenues of $1 billion.

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