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March 28th, 2013

Cold Makes Calving Difficult In Barnes County

March 28, 2013

Barnes County cattle rancher Jim Stevens is not as positive about his older cows. It is a tough time for calving because of the cold weather. Going from a heifer's internal body temperature of 101 degrees to below freezing is hard on calves. The temperature difference is a shock to new calves.

This season is a tough one for calving with a relatively late spring and much snow still on the ground near his Bar Lazy S Ranch off the Kathryn Road south of Valley City.

More in Thursday's Times-Record

Social Media Affects Employment

March 28, 2013

Be careful what you post on Facebook or Twitter, someone may be watching.
The Internet is bursting with stories about people who were fired, or not hired based on what employers see on social networking sites.
Area employers say they don't monitor social networking sites, but if something damaging is posted and they hear about it, it could be cause for disciplinary action.
For more on social media in the workplace, read Thursday's Times-Record.

Library Getting New Books With Grant

March 28, 2013

The Valley City-Barnes County Children's Library will improve its non-fiction section thanks to a grant it recently received.
The grant from the Libri Foundation allows the library to receive 70 free books, Mary Ann Anderson, director, said.
Read more in Thursday's Times-Record.

March 27th

Load Restrictions Begin on N.D. Highways

March 27, 2013

UPDATE: Additional load restrictions in effect April 1
 
Effective 7 a.m. CT,  Monday, April 1, 2013, load restrictions will be implemented on most  highways for a region of the state south of and including US 2 and west of and including ND 1.  In addition, the load restriction will be changed on the following highways:
 
·         ND 68 from the Montana border to Jct US 85 will be reduced to a 7 ton restriction
·         ND 1804 from Jct ND 23 north approx. 20 miles will be reduced to a 7 ton restriction
 
All other previously implemented restrictions will remain in effect.
 

Science Teacher to Retire

March 27, 2013

After 37 years in the Valley City Public Schools, jr. high science teacher Mike Watterson plans to retire with the end of the school year. He will miss teaching, but he will not miss the paperwork that goes with it.
Watterson plans to spend time with his wife and family in his retirement and possibly travel.
For more on Watterson's teaching career and his future plans, read Tuesday's Times-Record.

500-600 Expected at VCSU Science Olympiad

March 27, 2013

Valley City State University will host a Regional Science Olympiad for teams of high school and
junior high students on campus Thursday, March 28.
Twenty-three high school teams and 16 junior high teams―comprising 500 to 600 students―
will compete at VCSU.
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record

Easter Egg Hunts, Breakfasts Planned

March 27, 2013

Valley City area churches plan special events for Easter week, including Easter egg hunts and Easter breakfasts.
Most events are free and open to the public, with some requesting free will donations for food.
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.

Jolly for 66 Years

March 27, 2013

What started as a birthday club in Valley City 66 years ago still has a founding member plus eight others.
According to Colleen Vannurden, a member of the Jolly Dozen Birthday Club, a group of women who meet regularly to socialize and play cards, Ethel Heckmen founded the club in September 1947 along with six other ladies.
The women continue to meet regularly for cards and visiting.
Read more in Wednesday's Times-Record.

March 26th

VCSU Scholarship Auction Set For April 19

March 26, 2013

Kim Hesch, Assistant Director of Advancement at VCSU, said the 19th annual VCSU Scholarship Auction has been set for Friday, April 19 at the Valley City Eagles Club.
Hesch said this year's theme of Get Wild in the VCSU Jungle “has auction committee members working hard to create a fun and wild atmosphere at the Eagles Club for the auction. The scholarship auction is our single biggest event in terms of generating scholarship dollars and it seems to get bigger each year,” said Hesch, “We sold more than 550 tickets to the event last year and are on target to do the same this year.”

Straus Mall Owners Continuing Renovations of Structure

March 26, 2013

New fabric awnings were installed over first floor windows of Valley City's Straus Mall Monday, part of continuing work by mall owners to renovate the structure.
At present the mall houses three businesses. Exterior work has included installing the awnings, plastering, painting and installing new windows. More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.

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