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January 19th, 2012

High risk sex offender moves to Valley City

January 19, 2012

The Valley City Police Department reports that a high risk sex offender will be living at 135 2nd St. southeast in Valley City.

Tyler Wayne Delmore, 27, was convicted of gross sexual imposition in Barnes County District Court on July 18, 2005 for having sex with a 14-year-old girl without a condom. Delmore was 19 at the time of the incident. He was sentenced to five years in prison with two years suspended and five years of supervised probation.

Don't forget to vote!

January 19, 2012

With the Jan. 24 recall election less than a week away, Valley City residents are reminded that absentee ballots are still available at City Hall until Jan. 23 for those who wish to cast their vote early.

Eligible voters who live within city limits can both register to vote and pick up their absentee ballots at City Hall. Once the ballot is filled out and sealed, voters must remember to sign and date the outside of the yellow envelope to make their vote official.

Twins bring big-league conversation to Valley City

January 19, 2012

As Ron Gardenhire stood up and took the microphone at Trestle's Bar and Grill Tuesday, he saw a bear out of the corner of his eye.
The brown bear, just over seven feet tall, was only feet from numerous Valley City residents and mulling around the platters of beans, grilled hot dogs and potato chips.

Fortunately for the bear, Gardenhire, Manager of the Minnesota Twins baseball team, saw him first.
"T.C., you know they do shoot things out here?" Gardenhire said to the team's jersey-clad mascot. "You've got to get away from the hotdogs."

January 18th

Corps requests comments on Tolna Coulee

January 18, 2012

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is requesting public comments on its operating plan for the Tolna Coulee control structure.

Tolna Coulee is upstream from Valley City in the flood-plagued Devils Lake Basin. The proposed operating plan can be found at http://www.mvp.usace.army.mil/fl_damage_reduct/default.asp?pageid=1779.

Public input may be sent to the Corps of Engineers project manager Bill Csajko at william.l.csajko@usace.army.mil, (651) 290-5854 or 180 E. 5th St. Suite 700, St. Paul, Minn, 55101-1678.

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.

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