Blue Cross Blue Shield's call center in Valley City recently added eight jobs to its office, bringing a total of 19 employees. An Economic Policy Institute study showed that each of the eight new jobs adds approximately $115,000 in economic impact, which is close to $1 million total.
Linda Skramstad, the call center's team leader, said eight new employees started Sept. 16. She said the jobs were added because it was anticipated they'd need more customer service representatives based on the new healthcare reform.
More in Friday's Times-Record.
After a couple weeks of preparation, Great Plains STEM Center executive Director Dr. David DeMuth Jr. got an Ag Cab Lab installed at the Barnes County Historical Society Museum Friday. More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.
Barnes County has agreed to add $500 to its 2013 funding of the regional truck regulatory office, and hold off on increasing its 2014 truck regulatory contribution by $5,000, to make certain the other three counties paying for the program also add $5,000 each. More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.
Barnes County Commissioners have decided to make no immediate changes in the number of poling places on election day after sponsoring a informational meeting for the public Dec. 5. More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Pioneer Park Warming House, located at 800 NW 4th Street, opened for the season on Saturday, Valley City Park District announced Friday.
Warming House hours are Friday and Saturday from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., and Saturday & Sunday from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Christmas Eve hours are 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Dec. 26 - Jan. 3 hours are 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Regular season hours begin Jan. 4.
The Warming House, according to policy, closes if the temperature drops to 10 degrees below zero or fewer, or if the wind chill is 19 below or less.
A Pizza Corner employee who saved a woman's life in October was recently given the Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce's monthly customer service award.
David McDonald said he's felt support and welcoming from the community ever since an article appeared in the Times-Record about McDonald's heroic act when he saved an elderly woman from choking at the restaurant the evening of Oct. 23.
Read more in Monday's Times-Record.
Valley City High School graduate Niki Nelson always knew she would go into accounting or finance, and she did. Read about Niki in the latest installment of "Where are They Now?" in Monday's Valley City Times-Record.
Barnes County Commissioners have authorized Southeastern District Clerk of Court Wanda Auka apply for a court facility grant from the North Dakota court system to create a permanent jury room, covering 75 percent of the estimated $32,500 total cost. More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
For a very small cost, Barnes County benefits financially and health wise by its employees participating in On The Move, county commissioners learned at a Tuesday meeting. More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
Valley City senior Zach Doty is No. 1 in the 182-pound weight class, and five Hi-Liners in all made the Top 10 in their divisions, according to the second North Dakota Class A Wrestling Coaches' Poll released Thursday.
Read this story in Monday's Times-Record.