April 5th, 2013
Barnes County is gearing up for another CROP Walk for Hunger that remains the longest continuously-running CROP Walk in the nation.
The six-mile annual walk is a fundraiser that benefits the hungry at home and around the world.Â
Walkers begin at Our Savior's Lutheran Church parking lot at 1 p.m. and walk for six miles around Valley City. Education stations that teach people about hunger-related issues, are set up in various points long the path.
Read more in Friday's Times-Record
Ty Kulsrud, a son of Jay and Laura Kulsrud, and Ty's brothers, Tanner and Lane, ended up visiting the home of his rodeo-riding hero, Ty Murray, Feb. 28 in Texas with the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The Kulsrud family was given the VIP treatment at the PBR rodeo, including tickets to the show, a backstage tour and interaction with the riders. Ty also had the chance to meet and hang out with a number of local cowboys.
More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.
While flooding isn't predicted in the Valley City area this year, city officials recently held a tabletop exercise in the event of an unpredicted flood disaster. The exercise addressed the city's readiness, what resources would be available and how the chain-of-command would work during flood response.
The exercise was especially important to the city administrator and the police chief who are both new to the area.
For more on the city's tabletop exercise, read Thursday's Times-Record.
Students and faculty from Valley City State University spent 10 days in Mexico where they collaborated with schools there and absorbed the culture and history of the area through tours and events.
Students spent three of those day doing projects academically related to their majors.
Read more in Thursday's Times-Record.
County commissioners voted 3-2 Tuesday to approve a lease agreement on offices in the former USDA building off Winter Show Road for the Barnes County Sheriff's Department.
The move was precipitated by complaints from Barnes County Sheriff Randy McClaflin and his deputies about health issues from lead and possible mold contamination in the Valley City Law Enforcement Building. McClaflin likes the idea of being near I94 since 80 percent of the department's calls are in that direction.
For more about the Barnes County Commission meeting, read Wednesday's Times-Record.
Eagle Creek Software Services plans to add employees at Valley City. Today Eagle Creek's Valley City operation has 66 employees, and room for about 130 total workers in the center on Winter Show Road, said said Jeff Brusseau, vice president of U.S. Project Centers. â€śWe have room for 60 or 70 people.â€ť
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Tuesday students and staff at Jefferson Elementary School did an â€śawareness piece" on autism. There is no known single cause for autism, but it is generally accepted that it is caused by abnormalities in brain structure or function. Brain scans show differences in the shape and structure of the brain in children with autism versus children with more usual brains and nervous systems.
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record
A Jefferson Elementary School third-grader acted as "Mayor for a Day" Monday after winning a city-sponsored essay contest. Tyler Compson lead the Pledge of Allegiance before the Valley City Commission meeting on Monday.
Commissioners addressed blocking off a street for the Relay for Life in June, and vacating an alley during the meeting.
For more in Monday's meeting of the Valley City Commission, read Wednesday's Times-Record.
A new bar and grill in Valley City is set to open in May. Bridges Bar and Grill, attached to the AmericInn, will be a full-service bar and restaurant, featuring specialty hamburgers, paninis, pizza, wraps, salads and appetizers.
Read more in Monday's Times-Record.
The Valley City Police Department will soon have two new Tahoes, one will be a patrol vehicle.
Police chief Fred Thompson weighed the pros and cons of purchasing SUVs and sedans, and decided the SUV were the better vehicle for his department for several reasons one being that the Tahoes had 4-wheel drive.
For more about the Valley City Police Department's new vehicles, read Tuesday's Times-Record.