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March 26th, 2014
Dietrich and Sons, Inc., which is the contracted bus service for the Valley City Public School District, wants to remind residents that they should not pass a school bus when the stop sign is up.
Brian Yanish, transportation safety specialist, said the company has seen a recent rise in people disobeying the law and driving through stop signs on the school bus when drivers are loading and unloading kids. He said bus drivers have observed 24 incidents in Valley City since the beginning of the school year.
More in Wednesday's Times-Record.
Kirin House, a Chinese buffet restaurant in Valley City, is set to open Friday, March 28. The restuarant will open at 11 a.m. and remain open until 9 or 9:30 p.m., which will be its regular hours seven days a week.
Kirin House, located in the old Pizza Hut building at 1155 West Main Street, is owned by Allen Chen, whose father, Yike Chen, owns Great Dragon in Jamestown.
Chen said his dad has a good reputation among both Jamestown and Valley City customers, and he wants to follow in his footsteps.
More in Wednesday's Times-Record.
Local residents have the chance to watch the premiere of FX series "Fargo," in Fargo, where former Valley City resident and an actor in the series, Tom Musgrave, will make an appearance.
A replica of an antique microphone was recently stolen from the Barnes County Historical Society Museum.
Not a real microphone, the replica is actually made of a coffee pot heating element and two sink drain plugs fashioned to make it look like a microphone. An NBC logo on the device is also a replica, according to Wes Anderson, museum curator.
"It is fake and has no monetary value," said Anderson. The device may have been missing for a week.
There's a pretty view of the Sheyenne River from the top floor of Brandon Nadeau's two-story home, where he lives with his wife and two kids.
But that view is getting more expensive for the Nadeaus, who pay $2,800 a year in flood insurance. That's up 17 percent from 2013, which came after a 14 percent jump in 2012.
The Barnes County Wildlife Federation is looking for a new location for an indoor archery range in Valley City. More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.
The District 24 Republicans held a breakfast get-together in Valley City Saturday with North Dakota Representative Dwight Kiefert on-hand to meet with constituents. Budget Burger restaurant was the venue for Kiefert and District 24 officials to meet and greet area residents.
More in Monday's Times-Record.
City Park's band shell that was damaged from two floods will soon get a new foundation, which marks the first phase of making the structure safe again for the community to use. Tyler Jacobson, director of Valley City Parks and Recreation, said Friday that they've awarded contracts for the construction of the new foundation and moving of the band shell sometime this spring.
Barnes County officials are united in an effort to continue having a Southeast Judicial District judge based in Valley City after Judge John T. Paulson retires June 3. More in Monday's Times-Record.
Arrest numbers in Valley City are up, a trend attributed to having a full staff at the Valley City Police Department along with more emphasis put on reporting, according to the VCPD 2013 annual report released this week by VCPD Police Chief Fred Thompson.