June 19th, 2013
North Dakota Geocaching Association is hosting a geocaching event at Fort Ransom State Park on June 21 and 22 for anyone interested in trying the fast-growing high tech treasure hunt.
Novice and experienced geocachers will be attending, and anyone who wants to learn more about the outdoor, kid-friendly activity is invited.
The proposed schedule of events, which is subject to change, begins Friday, at 6 p.m., when participants should arrive and find their campsite.
For the full schedule, read Wednesday's Times-Record.
The Vangstad Auditorium building on the Valley State University campus will be renovated with the help of a $3.5 million appropriation from the North Dakota State legislature.
Valley City State University President Dr. Steve Shirley announced the appropriation during a recognition luncheon sponsored by the Valley City State University Foundation Board Monday at Sabir's Dining and Lounge.
Shirley said the money has been awarded to remodel the Vangstad Auditorium and the building that houses it.
Read more in Tuesday's Times-Record.
Valley City Public Works will spray for mosquitos on Wednesday, June 19 beginning at about 8 p.m. and Thursday if needed, weather permitting.
Parents are advised to keep children and pets out of the streets and away from the spray machines.
Motorists are urged to used caution when traveling in the area of the operation.
For questions, feel free to call Valley City Public Works at (701)845-0380.
Flags burn in a dumpster outside the American Legion Friday after local Boy Scouts conducted a flag burning ceremony on Flag Day.
Boy Scouts from troop 560, under the direction of scout master Dave Gazeley, held the service Friday to properly retire flags according to the United States Flag Code.
Sunny and warm weather arrived just in time for the weekend's Rally in the Valley community days. Children pick up candy during a Saturday morning parade. See more photos from the weekend's events on our Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/VCTimesRecord.
The National Weather Service in Grand Forks predicts more severe weather in Barnes County including tornados in 2013 than in 2012.
Greg Gust, warning coordinating meteorologist for the Grand Forks office, said Thursday he expects a normal amount of severe weather including tornados this season, compared with a light year for severe weather last summer.
More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
Organizers of Barnes County's 2013 Relay for Life will be selling ballon-carried floating lanterns to be released the night of the annual event set for Friday.
This year's relay will take place in downtown Valley City from 6 p.m. to midnight, said Betty Pedersen, one of the board members of the sponsoring organization. Pedersen said it has not yet been decided where the floating balloons will be released, but it will be someplace on Central Avenue.
More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
A new group calling itself Friends of the Bandshell has organized in an attempt to raise an estimated $150,000 needed to repair and build a foundation for the bandshell in Valley City's City Park.
Becky Heise, a member of the group, said the group met Thursday in the Barnes County Historical Society Museum to talk about what was needed and â€śto divvy up some tasksâ€ť on what will be needed.
Heise said the bandshell is currently on top of a collapsing basement damaged by floods in 2009 and 2011.
Read more in Friday's Times-Record.
Rally in the Valley community days weekend will have no shortage of wheels. A car show and vehicle events are set for Saturday, and a hill climb is planned for Sunday.
The Valley City Cruisers will hold its 15th annual car show Saturday at Rally in the Valley.
According to club president Terry Johnson, the group expects to attract about 120 cars, motorcycles, tractors and more at Central Avenue and Main Street for the event.
The Dakota Riders Motorcycle Club will hold its 35th annual Father's Day hill climb in Valley City Sunday as part of Rally in the Valley.
Ron Tolstad, left, and Tom Nix, Korean War veterans and members of Valley City's Veterans of Foreign Wars club, are the reason Main Street is lined with American flags this summer. The two hung flags on light posts down the street for Memorial Day, and they will keep them up until Labor Day.
Nix said, "I think they should be put up to remind everybody this is America and we're not ashamed of them."