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February 27th, 2014

Community to Compete in Annual Chili Cook-off, Community Olympics

February 27, 2014

The Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce's annual chili cook-off and community olympics are scheduled Monday evening to kick off the North Dakota Winter Show.

The annual events, which are known as friendly and fun competition among community members, groups, businesses and organizations, will take place at the Winter Show's main arena. Sign-up forms are on the Chamber's website, www.valleycitychamber.com, and must be sent by Saturday. The chili cook-off begins at 5:30 p.m., and the community olympics begin at 7 p.m.
More in Friday's Times-Record.

New Owners at VC Bar

February 27, 2014

A Valley City bar has a new name and new owners. Scott Sandvik, Valley City, and Jerry Jarvis, of Arizona, are the new owners of My Bar, formerly called The Ram, which was owned by Michelle Brendmoen. Sandvik and Jarvis became the owners of the bar, located at 240 East Main Street in Valley City, Feb. 19.

My Bar plans to have entertainment regularly, starting with Big Hammer Karaoke on Friday, March 7 from 9 p.m. to close. Sandvik said, "Come on down for entertainment after the Winter Show concert."
More in Friday's Times-Record.

Shirley Named MSU President

February 27, 2014

The State Board of Higher Education Thursday named Valley City State University President Dr. Steven Shirley as the next president of Minot State University, Minot, N.D., said MSU spokeswoman Linda Benson. More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.

BC Family Arrested on Drug Charges

February 27, 2014

Several members of a Barnes County family were arrested Tuesday on a variety of charges including possession of methamphetamine, possession of stolen property, and assault.

Barbara Case, 45, of Wimbledon, was charged in Barnes County District Court for possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine, a class C felony: and possession of stolen property, a class A misdemeanor.

Concept Dentistry Gains 2 Dentists, New Technology

February 27, 2014

Two new dentists have joined Dr. Ted Hagen at Concept Dentistry in Valley City. Dr. Brian Bulik and Dr. Ann Slama each have skills that allow the practice to offer a variety of modern services.
Read more in Thursday's Times-Record.

VC Offering Smart Driver Course

February 27, 2014

The Barnes County Senior Center will be home to an American Association of Retired Persons Smart Driver Course 1 p.m. May 8, said Peter Farrelly, an AARP-certified instructor who lives in Valley City. More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.

February 26th

Farm Burglary Case Closes

February 26, 2014

A conviction in Barnes County District Court last week marked the end of a case that began with a string of farmstead burglaries in 2012. Broc Allen Buytaert was sentenced in Barnes County District Court last week for his role in the robberies; previously Steven Lee Hovland and April Robyn Kapaun were sentenced for the same crimes. Read more in Wednesday's Times-Record.

Winter Woes for Rural Water Customers

February 26, 2014

Rural water customers should protect against frozen water pipes, but with caution.
According to Perry Kapaun, manager of Barnes Rural water, with cold temps this winter and little insulation from snow, ground frost is deeper than usual meaning water pipes could freeze causing a litany of problems for homeowners.

Jefferson Counselor Recognized by National Organization

February 26, 2014

Jefferson Elementary School's guidance counselor Judi Hillier was recently recognized as a semi-finalist at the American School Counselor Association school counselor of the year program at a black tie gala in Washington, D.C.
Hillier, who's been a counselor at the Valley City Public School district for 33 years, received a certificate at Union Station in D.C. Friday, Jan. 31 among five finalists and 31 semi-finalists from across the country.
More in Wednesday's Times-Record.

USDA Announces $3M For Pollinator Health

February 26, 2014

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service will provide close to $3 million in technical and financial assistance for interested farmers and ranchers to help improve the health of bees, which play an important role in crop production. More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.

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