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May 9th, 2014

9-1-1 Costs Rise Significantly

May 9, 2014

Costs of operating dispatch for 9-1-1 emergency calls have increased significantly since Barnes County took over in 2014, according to information from Kimberly Franklin, director of Barnes County Emergency Management. More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.

BC OKs USFWS Purchase Talks

May 9, 2014

Meeting Tuesday, Barnes County Commissioners authorized the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to discuss buying two properties for wildlife conservation now designated partially for farming. More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.

May 8th

Shirley Proud of VCSU Tenure

May 8, 2014

When Dr. Steve Shirley arrived in Valley City six years ago at the age of 35, he was noted as one of the youngest university presidents in the nation.

Come July 1, Shirley becomes new president of Minot State University. At the time Shirley took the job at VCSU, he was vice president for student affairs at Dakota State University in Madison, S.D.

When Shirley arrived in Valley City, his biggest challenge “was growing the campus. Enrollment was fairly constant or flat for a number of years – like 20.
More in Thursday's Times-Record.

Grand Opening Planned for My Bar

May 8, 2014

The owners of My Bar in Valley City want the community to come out and see what they've done with their business after opening in February. A grand opening celebration is planned next week.
Thursday, May 15, patrons can enjoy Full Nelson Karaoke along with $2 can beers. Friday, May 16, local rock band Really Big will perform, and Saturday, May 17, Full Nelson Karaoke will be back.
More in Thursday's Times-Record.

Arrive Alive: VC Officials Demonstrate Mock Car Crash

May 8, 2014

Juniors and seniors at Valley City Senior High School were witnesses to a mock accident Wednesday that was intended to demonstrate the very real perils of driving while intoxicated or distracted; riding with an intoxicated driver; or riding in a vehicle, whether as a driver or passenger, without seatbelts.
More in Thursday's Times-Record.

May 7th

BC Tables Garage

May 7, 2014

Meeting Tuesday, Barnes County Commissioners decided to not build a small garage on courthouse grounds to house a Bobcat skid steer loader. More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.

BC OKs BCHD Software

May 7, 2014

Barnes County on Tuesday authorized spending $10,000 to buy the Barnes County Highway Department software management system. Presenting the case for buying the software were Jason Thiel, Barnes County IT director, and Jamie Smith, administrative assistant for the highway department. More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.

Wimbledon Has Community Garden

May 7, 2014

Residents in small Barnes County town Wimbledon enjoy a community garden that was started by local resident LuAnn Martin in 2009. The garden features various plants and flowers planted by her, a walking path, a few places to sit, and a mural on the side of the building paid for by Wimbledon's Mary Beth Olombel and painted by Linda Schwartz, of Fried Township.
More in Wednesday's Times-Record.

May 6th

Dahlberg Named VCSU Interim President

May 6, 2014

Dr. Margaret Dahlberg, vice president for academic affairs at Valley City State University, has been appointed interim president of VCSU by the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education.

Dahlberg will begin serving as VCSU interim president on July 1. She will succeed VCSU’s current president, Steven W. Shirley, who has been appointed president of Minot State University.

Greg Vanney, VCSU director of marketing and communications, said Tuesday the process of selecting a permanent president continues.

VCSU Choir to Host Final Concert of Year

May 6, 2014

The Valley City State University Concert Choir and University Singers will present their final concert of the season on Friday at Epworth United Methodist Church, 680 Eighth Avenue SW, in Valley City. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted to support the work of the VCSU music department. The VCSU Quantum Brass will also perform as guest artists on the program.
More in Tuesday's Times-Record.

The Hi-Liner boys' baseball team played Thursday evening in Valley City. See Friday's Times-Record...
The Hi-Liner girls' tennis team decisively won against the West Fargo Packers in EDC play Thursday...
A Valley City High School Track and Field athlete is closing in on the record books. See Thursday's...

 

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