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May 28th, 2014
Members of the Valley City Fire Department attended training on tanker disasters last week in order to learn what to do in the case of a train derailment or truck-tanker accident in or near the city.
More in Wednesday's Times-Record.
Jefferson Elementary School students raised over $17,000 for the parent teacher organization during this year's Minion Madness field day, held Friday, April 23. Money raised will help update and provide new playground equipment for the school and go into the PTO's general fund, used to pay for various equipment, events and programs for students throughout the year.
More in Wednesday's Times-Record.
Valley City Boy Scouts join about a dozen parade entrants in the city's annual Memorial Day parade to honor the nation's fallen heroes.
What in the World Is Going On? will provide an opportunity for readers to make both a list and a case for one of their favorite books 7 p.m., June 5, at the Vault, 223 N. Central Ave., Valley City. More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Developers still plan to build a McDonalds in Valley City, though some red tape from the state slowed construction.
According to Dave Andersen, Valley City Building Inspector, developers are in the process of obtaining permits for the new restaurant, which is planned off Winter Show Road behind the Wagon Wheel Inn near KLJ. Before a building permit can be issued, the state of North Dakota needs to approve plans for storm water waste disposal.
According to Andersen, this permit was delayed, but a request was made to expedite the process. The plan should be approved soon.
Valley City's Rich Plecity rescued a Fargo teenage girl from possible drowning Saturday while walking his dog Saturday in Fargo. Plecity, owner of Rich Plecity Excavating, said Thursday, â€śA young girl in a swimsuit jumped off a bridge on the south side hanging onto a rope.â€ť More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
Children and many adults may have Monday off for the Memorial Day holiday, but Valley City and Barnes County will be filled with events recognizing the contribution of service people.
Valley City will have its annual Memorial Day parade, and memorial services will be conducted at cemeteries in and near Valley City and around Barnes County.
Scott Crump, Barnes County Veterans Service Officer, said Thursday memorial services will be conducted at the following cemeteries:
*8 a.m. Hillside Cemetery â€“ Eagles Auxiliary
*8:15 a.m.St. Catherine Cemetery â€“ American Legion Auxiliary
During a regular meeting of the Valley City City Commission Tuesday, commissioners approved a shared-use path along Main Street from I-94 Exit 290 on the west end of the city. Read more in Friday's Times-Record.
A new committee has been formed to come up with plans for starting a library foundation to manage and encourage private donations for the library, said Phil Leitner, a member of the library board of directors and the committee looking at setting up a foundation. More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.
Paul Stenshoel is urging Barnes County to help protect old cemeteries in rural areas. At a Tuesday Barnes County Commission meeting, Stenshoel said he wanted the county to take responsibility for protecting â€śabandonedâ€ť cemeteries from being plowed up. More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.