July 6th, 2012
A total of 37 Valley City seventh and eighth-graders and parents went on this yearâs Washington, D.C. Tour, May 29 through June 1, said Mike Watterson, program director for the past 20 years.
Other leaders on the tour were course leader Alex Mathews of World Strides,â and bus driver Todd Walls of the James River Bus Co.
Those on the tour stayed at the Radisson Hotel in Largo, Md.
Watterson said the tour was arranged through World Strides Tours of Charlottesville, Va.
Talks are underway to immortalize a Barnes County nurse with a scholarship at Valley City State University in her name.
Erma Overby passed away on June 4 at age 87. At a regular meeting of the Valley City-Barnes County Health District Board, board member Sharon Buhr called her âa champion of public healthâ and said the City-County Health District should honor her with a scholarship.
âShe was so incredible in terms of bringing Barnes County into the common era for public health,â Burh said.
There has been a lot of controversy in the past year about whether sunscreen is effective against skin cancer or not. It was even brought up that sunscreen potentially caused skin cancer. In 2012, the FDA implemented new guidelines for sunscreens on the market and how they can be labeled to let people know what they are buying and how protected they really are.
Barnes County saw an increase in serious crimes between 2010 and 2011, according to figures released Monday by North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem.
The number of serious crimes committed in Barnes County grew by 11 from 101 in 2010 to 112 in 2011.
The number of serious offenses handled by the Barnes County Sheriffâs Department grew by 29, from 17 in 2010 to 46 in 2011.
The number of serious crimes in Valley City fell by 18 from 84 in 2010 to 66 in 2011.
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Co. trains have been blocking the railroad crossings in Sanborn for decades and the Barnes County Commission is remaining focused on a solution to the problem.
The commission decided Tuesday to coordinate a time for the sheriff or a deputy to be posted in Sanborn to catch a train engineer who is blocking traffic for longer than 10 minutes.
The Valley City Babe Ruth baseball team offense was a bit more sluggish in its first game Monday than coach Lance Lukes would have liked it to be, but later recovered for the second game of a double header with Lisbon.
But in Tuesdayâs 20-2 district win in Edgeley, there were no early jitters.
The team put together at least three runs in each inning, ending the game after five, and had 15 total hits.
âItâs always tough coming from a game like Monday,â Lukes said. âThere can be times where players get set in looking for the walks and stop being aggressive at the plate.â
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Due to the 4th of July holiday, there will be no Times-Record paper or delivery Wednesday.
We will be back with all your local news Thursday!
As co-chairs of this yearâs American Cancer Society Barnes County Relay For Life, we would like to thank residents of Barnes County and beyond for their generosity and support. Six energetic and dedicated teams participated in this yearâs event and raised more than $27,000 to help the Societyâs fight for every birthday, threatened by every cancer, here and throughout the world. We are anticipating breaking the $30,000 mark by the end of relay season, Aug. 31. We would like for supporters to know that donations can be accepted in support of the 2012 event until that date.
The National Weather Service in Grand Forks declared a heat advisory for eastern North Dakota on Monday as temperatures reached into the 90-degree territory and humidity in some cities in the region was more than 70 percent, causing the heat index to hover around 100 degrees.
NWS meteorologist Brad Hopkins said heat advisories are declared on a day-by-day basis and there is a good chance they could continue throughout the week.
The Monday/Thursday farmers market will begin its 34th year on Monday, July 9 in the Rosebud Parking lot across from the Elks building. The market will continue Thursday, July 12 in the Pamida parking lot.
Norma Voldal, manager of the market, said they tried splitting the locations of the markets last year as an experiment, and it worked so well that they decided to do it again this year.