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April 3rd, 2014

City Approves Flood Protection Plans

April 3, 2014

The Valley City City Commission unanimously approved phase one of the city's permanent flood protection construction plan during a regular meeting Tuesday.
The plan, estimated at $12.5 million, includes permanent flood protection in the Valley City State University area.
More in Thursday's Times-Record.

Jefferson Third-Graders Raise Awareness for Autism

April 3, 2014

Third-graders at Jefferson Elementary School released blue balloons into the sky Wednesday afternoon in an effort to raise autism awareness. Autism is a developmental brain disorder that impairs a person's ability to communicate and interact socially.

The event was organized by Jennifer Cabezas, who has twin boys, Ethan and Shelby, in the third grade who have autism. Wednesday is World Autism Awareness Day, and Cabezas wants the community to know how many people are affected by the disease.
More in Thursday's Times-Record.

April 2nd

It's Snow Joke

April 2, 2014

Mother Nature played a cruel April Fool's prank by dumping more than a foot of wet, heavy snow to dig out from under on Tuesday. Throughout Valley City and Barnes County, snow blowers and plows could be spotted while vehicles spun and fishtailed through snow-packed streets.

Hearing for School, Teachers Rescheduled

April 2, 2014

A hearing to determine the legality of unilateral contracts that the Valley City Public School Board issued to Valley City teachers has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 16 at 1 p.m. at the Barnes County Courthouse.
More in Wednesday's Times-Record.

Kiefert Named BC Deputy

April 2, 2014

Meeting Tuesday, Barnes County Commissioners met Doug Kiefert, who becomes the newest road officer for the Barnes County Sheriff's Department May 9. More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.

April 1st

Hero Exhibit Visits Buffalo

April 1, 2014

"Remembering our Fallen," a photo exhibit of the North Dakotans who made the ultimate sacrifice fighting the war on terrorism, will be visiting the Buffalo Community Center through April 18.
Read more in Tuesday's Times-Record.

Blizzard Pummels VC, ND

April 1, 2014

Snow hit Valley City and much of North Dakota with a vengeance Monday, with a major blizzard expected to dump a foot or more of snow over the area. More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.

Pitcher Wins Bet With Grandma

April 1, 2014

Baseball pitcher Ty Buttrey, drafted two years ago by the Boston Red Sox, has won a $1,000 bet with his grandmother, Valley City's Jacquette "Ketta" Stricklin, who was also an athlete. More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.

Social Services Plans Events for Child Abuse Prevention

April 1, 2014

Barnes County Social Services is encouraging the community to observe National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April. The organization says, "Prevention requires a community effort, and everyone can do something."

March 31st

WEATHER-RELATED ANNOUNCEMENTS

March 31, 2014

Valley City Public Schools will be closing early with Jefferson and Washington Elementary Schools dismissing students at 12:45 p.m. and the junior/senior high school dismissing students at 1 p.m.

The Barnes County Courthouse is Closed.

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