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January 8th, 2014

Casselton: Are We Prepared?

January 8, 2014

A railroad accident early last week in Casselton, resulting in an evacuation of the city, raised the question: if such an accident happened in or around Valley City, are we prepared?
The short answer: maybe.
Valley City and Casselton, along with several smaller communities in North Dakota face many of the same hazards: natural disasters; rail car accidents and I-94 traffic accidents involving tankers carrying hazardous materials are just a few of the scenarios that could provoke the need for a response from multiple agencies.
More in Wednesday's Times-Record.

Concession Food Expo held for Hi-Liner Booster Club

January 8, 2014

A concession food expo was held at the Hi-Liner Activity Center (HAC) on Wednesday, Dec. 18 for all Hi-Liner Booster Club Board members, Valley City Public School administrative staff, PTO officers and students. The expo was offered as a way to introduce fast and easy healthy foods and recipes that can be made in a concession stand and will help increase profits.
More in Wednesday's Times-Record.

BC OKS Jail Locking System, Sgt

January 8, 2014

Meeting Tuesday, Barnes County commissioners voted to add a third sergeant to the sheriff's office, buy a new vehicle and a new door locking system for the Barnes County Correctional Facility. More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.

January 7th

ON THE MOVE, Off With a Bang

January 7, 2014

Barnes ON THE MOVE is underway and already has 175 members in its first week.
According to Teresa Garrahy of Young People's Healthy Heart, the three-month program kicked-off Jan. 1 and will start offering its first classes, Walk Away the Pounds and Hand Weights, this week.
More in Tuesday's Times-Record.

2 Picked for ND Ag Hall of Fame

January 7, 2014

Two people – Al Gustin of Mandan and the late Alfred Black of Mandan – have been selected for induction into the North Dakota Agricultural Hall of Fame March 8 in Valley City. More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.

Former VC Woman Raising Relief Funds

January 7, 2014

One-time Valley City resident Jana Banico, a graduate of the Valley City High School class of 2000, is raising money to help people in an area of the Philippines ravaged by a typhoon on Nov. 8. More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.

January 6th

2013 ND Gas Prices Down

January 6, 2014

North Dakota motorists paid an average of $3.54 per gallon for gas in 2013, making it the least expensive year to fill up since 2010.
North Dakota AAA spokesman Gene LaDoucer said Thursday that the average price in Valley City in 2013 was $3.09 per gallon, while the 2012 average price per gallon was $3.19.
More in Monday's Times-Record.

Advance Directives Session Set

January 6, 2014

Local people who want to find out more about health care advance directives are welcome to a free informational session 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday in Valley City’s Mercy Hospital health education center.
More in Monday's Times-Record.

Crash Numbers Up

January 6, 2014

The number of crashes in southeast North Dakota in 2013 was nearly double the December average.
According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol Southeast Region, troopers responded to 209 crashes in December, compared to an average of 110 crashes over the last five years.
More in Monday's Times-Record.

Sledding: Enjoy the Ride, Follow the Rules

January 6, 2014

While many locals hate North Dakota winters, some wait all summer for a chance to get out the sled and tear up the snowmobile trails that run through Valley City and beyond.
While snowmobiles are allowed within the city limits, some riders have been less than respectful of their neighbors, according to Valley City Police Chief Fred Thompson.
Read snowmobile rules for Valley City in Monday's Times-Record.

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