Archive - News Article
November 6th, 2012
Special to the Times-Record
The Valley City Fire Department recently held a coloring contest for the elementary schools in Valley City for Fire Prevention Week. The winners got to ride in a fire truck and each got a prize.
ABOVE: The first grade winners from Jefferson Elementary School were, left to right: Abigail Redfearn, Carver Pederson, Caden Amann, Zachary Sykora, Sydney Larsen, Drew Potratz, Matthew Lahlum, Gianni Steele, Michael Schmidt and Tesa Olson.
BELOW: The first grade winners from St. Kateâ€™s School, left to right: Connor Klabor and Livia Dietrich.
Chocolate Day, the Valley City Barnes County Libraryâ€™s annual fundraiser for childrenâ€™s materials, returns to the library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, said acting library director Liz Hoskisson Monday.
Childrenâ€™s Librarian Mary Ann Anderson said the event began at the library â€śat least 20 years ago â€“ a long time ago.â€ť
The end of daylight savings time Sunday was a surefire sign that winter is quickly approaching. Valley City Fire Chief Gary Retterath said Valley City residents should take this time to check their smoke detectors and heating equipment to avoid house fires.
The Valley City Fire Department responded to quite a few grass fires during the past dry summer and fall, and now theyâ€™re expecting to respond to more fires related to heating, cooking and in vehicles.
The Thundering Saints have donated $1,000 to the Barnes County Relay for Life, generated from proceeds of the fourth annual Debbie Gabel Memorial Ride held in Valley City on July 28.
Rocky Gabel, the founder and organizer of the ride, Friday presented the check to Tami Kratz, co-captain of the Lafarge Relay for Life Team Friday. Also on hand for the donation was Mary Dahl, community representative for the American Cancer Society, which organizes relays.
Kratz said her team â€śdoes a fundraising breakfast the morning of the bike run, and in return for it, we get this wonderful donation.â€ť
Bonnie Jo Hanson/Times-Record
The Valley City-Barnes County Development Corporation officially announced Friday that it is proceeding with the purchase of approximately 77 acres of land along Interstate 94 for industrial and commercial development. The site will launch the I94 Regional Development Corridor, where it will house new facilities for the North Dakota National Guard and an expansion of John Deere Seeding Group.
Gov. Jack Dalrymple (GOP), congratulated Valley City on the just announced expansion project that includes the John Deere Seeding Group plant at a press conference Friday. The estimated $20 million project, spearheaded by the Valley City-Barnes County Development Corporation, includes a purchase agreement on a 77-acre site along I-94 where John Deere plans an expansion project and the North Dakota National Guard plans a new facility.
â€śWhen they (John Deere) chose your community, it was a very good coup,â€ť Dalrymple said. â€śThis is a great day.â€ť
Saturday, November 3
Barnes County Auditorâ€™s Office will be open 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. for Absentee Voting for the 2012 General Election.
Jeannie and Roger Preszler invite the public to join them for the first in a series of free presentations on reducing stress during the holidays. They will present an awakening discovery on sleeping your way to reduce stress at The Legacy Place beginning at 7 p.m.Â Sponsored in part by Elevate Within Peer Support Group, Valley City.Â For more information visit www.elevatewithin.com or call (888) 387-3123.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) and the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) have extended the Travel Alert for all areas of North Dakota, excluding the south west portion of the state due to areas of reduced visibility and slush and snow covered roadways. Wet roadways have the potential to turn into ice as the temperatures drop this evening. The Travel Alert remains in effect until Saturday morning for areas surrounding the cities of Williston, Minot, Bismarck, Jamestown, Valley City, Devils Lake, Grand Forks, and Fargo.
It used to be a front porch overlooking a little thicket of trees. Back in the day it must have been a pleasant place to hang a hat and rock in a rocker the whole day away. Iâ€™m guessing a ma and a pa had a conversation or two right there on the porch. I could imagine children opening and slamming the door as they popped in and out for lemonade and fresh baked pie. Maybe they hooked up a radio and listened to Bing, Frank and Dean Martin crooning true love tunes. Most likely the folks would watch wildlife like deer and fox and muskrats appear right there outside the five windows.