March 28th, 2014
TLChildcare in Valley City, the city's only non-profit daycare, needs help from the community. After operating for years with only one rate increase, the center has dipped into its reserve funds making it necessary to implement a significant rate increase for nearly seven dozen children in the center's care.
More in Friday's Times-Record.
The Valley City Education Association has filed a Writ of Mandamus petition that temporarily restrains the Valley City Public School District from issuing unilateral contracts to teachers after the two entities failed to reach an agreement in contract negotiations earlier this year.
Restaurant of the Week is a new feature series that looks at area restaurants and what they offer.
The Tower Travel Center is open seven days weekly from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., and serves a full menu of breakfast, lunch and supper items all day long. More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
Scammers have taken aim at Cass County Electric Cooperative customers, attempting to convince business people they are behind on utility bills and must make immediate payment or have their service disconnected. More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
Viking football and volleyball players visited Barnes County elementary schools in the first week of March to exemplify the importance of being active and eating healthy, to demonstrate exercises students can do for training and to show students that physical activity can be fun.
Read this story in Friday's Times-Record.
After just four days off following a 16-game, 12-day Tucson, Ariz. stretch, Valley City State baseball opens their in-state games this weekend with doubleheaders at Dickinson State on Saturday and Sunday.
As of Thursday afternoon, Saturdayâ€™s forecast in Dickinson calls for a high near 59 degrees and mostly sunny skies. Sundayâ€™s games could be in jeopardy as the forecast calling for a chance of rain and a high near 40 degrees. Game times are 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Mountain Time on Saturday, and 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. Mountain Time on Sunday.
A pair of Valley City State University menâ€™s basketball recruits have received even more postseason awards.
Milnor 6-foot-3-inch senior guard Briton Bussman, who became the Class B Senior Athlete of the Year on March 8, was also a finalist and finished second in voting for the North Dakota Mr. Basketball Award. Bussmanâ€™s latest honor came with First Team All-State distinction on March 24 that followed All-Region and All-District status.
A small group of North Dakota Army National Guard soldiers assigned to the Valley City-based 231st Brigade Support Battalion have received an alert notification for possible mobilization, said the unit's commander, Capt. Nicolette Daschendorf. More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.
A novel by Arizona resident Judith Grout is partially set in Valley City, which she calls Felicity, N.D. in the book. The novel, called, "Chasing the Strawberry Moon: Hitchiking (for girls)," is based on the true story of Grout's late mother-in-law's journey with her friend across the western United States during the summer of 1939.
More in Thursday's Times-Record.
Valley City will hold its annual tax equalization meeting on Tuesday, April 8 at 4 p.m. in the commission chambers at City Hall.