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August 9th, 2013

Burglary Suspect Implicated

August 9, 2013

Arrest warrants have been issued for a Towner man suspected of a series of storage unit burglaries in Valley City.
According to a press release from Valley City Police Chief Fred Thompson, Zachariah Mitchael Grotberg, 31, has been implicated in burglaries in Valley City and elsewhere in the state.
Arrest warrants were issued for Grotberg for three counts of burglary – a class C felony, and one count of theft of property – a class B felony.
Read more in Friday's Times-Record.

Harvest Hotline Now Open

August 9, 2013

North Dakota's Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has activated the North Dakota Harvest Hotline.
The harvest hotline connects North Dakota growers with custom harvesters. "If you need someone to combine your fields, or if you are a harvester looking for a job, call us at (701) 328-2391," said Goehring in a press release. "We will put your name in the Harvest Hotline database and match you up with other callers."
The hotline is open to calls weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Evening and weekend callers can leave a message. The service is free of charge.

Community School of Arts Has New Director

August 9, 2013

The Valley City Community School of the Arts has a new director. Beth Klingenstein, the former director who founded the school in 1994, has taken on the role of director again.
Klingenstein is also chair for the department of music at Valley City State University. She said although VCSU does not fund the school, the college is very helpful in providing faculty and facilities.
"It's a great relationship with VCSU," Klingenstein said. "It's a wonderful way for VCSU to reach out to the community."
She said faculty is very generous at giving up their time to work with the community school.

August 8th

VCSU Shirley's Getting 5% Raise

August 8, 2013

After initially discussing giving Valley City State University and Williston State College presidents 6 percent raises and other presidents of state colleges and universities 4 percent raises, North Dakota Higher Education Board members decided on 5 percent raises for the Mayville State College and Valley City presidents and smaller raises for the other presidents.

Musical Planned At City Audi

August 8, 2013

The Frog Princess will be presented Aug. at the Valley City Audi Aug. 26, said Jenni Lou Russi, director theater at Valley City State University.
The musical play is being put on by Jason Smith, a Valley City High School graduate who runs mini theater camps for children in Chicago, said his sister-in-law, Karen Kringlie.
Tuition for the camp will be $80, and should be paid to Valley City Parks and Recreation.
The show will take place at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., with an audition planned for 1 p.m. Aug. 20.

Workshop Will Teach Social Technology

August 8, 2013

The way in which people communicate with one another is continually changing with the advancements in technology, making it hard to keep up with it all. Facebook, Twitter, Skype, podcasts and blogging have revolutionized the way people keep in touch. Those who do not know how to use the technology often feel left out, Jennifer Pickard, director of local nonprofit group Elevate Within, said.
In an effort to teach people how to use the technology, Elevate Within is hosting a free technology support workshop this Saturday at the Valley City Eagles Club from 2-4 p.m.

August 7th

Flags in VC Last Week Represent Abortions in State

August 7, 2013

The 66,000 pink and blue flags that filled several acres of Interstate 94, including on the lawn of Grace Free Lutheran Church, in Valley City last week represent the number of elective abortions in North Dakota since the procedure became legal in 1973.

Former Valley City Resident Turns 100

August 7, 2013

Clarice Cink, formerly of Valley City, will celebrate her 100th birthday with family and friends at an afternoon tea held in her honor on Aug. 17 in Yreka, Calif.
Clarice Lorene (Miller) Cink was born on Aug. 17, 1913, in Hobert Township, near Valley City, on the farm homesteaded by her grandparents, John and Anna Miller.
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.

'What in the World is Going On?' Screening Film

August 7, 2013

The Barnes County Historical Society Museum will host When the Landscape is Quiet Again: The Legacy of Art Link, presented by “What in the World is Going On?,” a Valley City-based campus/community organization that addresses local, national, and international issues of importance.
Directed by Clay Jenkinson and David Swenson, this film focuses on issues facing North Dakota today.
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.

Different Rules for Truck Regulatory

August 7, 2013

Tim Gillespie, the Multi-Agency Truck Regulatory Deputy for Barnes, Stutsman, LaMoure and Dickey Counties, doesn't need probable cause to pull over a truck he believes to be overweight. All he needs is a reasonable suspicion that a truck may be overweight or bearing faulty equipment to pull the driver over.
Trucks need to be kept at higher standards than passenger vehicles, said Gillespie. "A truck has to be up to snuff," he said, "because a loaded truck can be a 180,000 pound weapon."

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