November 21st, 2013
North Dakota's Department of Public Instruction and the North Dakota University System are working hard to integrate new K-12 Common Core Standards with higher education admissions requirements, said leaders of both agencies Wednesday. More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.
The Valley City School Board heard an audit report for the 2012-2013 school year from Harold Rotunda Tuesday during the board's regular meeting.
Rotunda said a shift in the state's funding formula and rising expenses towards the district, specifically health care and retirement, has placed a financial burden on the school district.
Read more in Thursday's Times-Record.
Valley City State football boasts eight players on the 30-player North Star Athletic Association All-Conference First Team, the most of any school in the conference, the NSAA announced Wednesday.
Read this story in Thursday's Times-Record.
Beginning in 2014, The Valley City City Commission will hold its regular meetings at 5 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month instead of Mondays. Read more in Wednesday's Times-Record.
William Winkler of Alta Township is proposing to start sponsoring three or four mud runs per year, possibly including other entertainment and food as part of the experience. More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.
The new centralized Barnes County North school building is now open. Students began attending classes at the new facility near Leal Monday, two months after administrators originally hoped to have the building open.
Read more in Wednesday's Times-Record.
North Dakota Affordable Health Care Act navigator Donene Feist will be at the Valley City Barnes County Public Library Nov. 22 with information on available options. More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Fort Ransom will close its general store Nov. 30 if someone is not found to manage the business. More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Valley City High School Drama Department is performing Hello, Dolly this week. Show times are scheduled for Nov.19, 21, 22 and 23 at 7:30 each evening. Reserved seating is available in the VCHS senior high office through Nov. 21 or by calling (701) 845-0483, extension 2: Students-$5.00, Adults-$10.00, and Preschool-Free when seated with an adult. Also the drama department requests that elementary students be accompanied by an adult.
Read more in Tuesday's Times-Record.
CenturyLink is participating in a government FCC program called Lifeline, designed to make residential telephone service more affordable to low-income individuals and families. More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.