May 21st, 2013
Memorial Day is a day set aside to honor those who gave their lives in the service of their country. Memorial Day services are planned for communities in and around Barnes County Monday. To learn more about services, read Tuesday's Times-Record.
A young group of local musicians will perform for their hometown crowd as they open at the street dance during this year's Rally in the Valley community days. The band, called Three Card Molly, hopes to draw a large crowd and continue playing gigs throughout the summer.
The Valley City-based band will first play an all-ages "summer kick-off" show at Moon Lake southwest of Valley City on Friday, May 24 from 8 to 11 p.m., and then they'll perform from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Broken Spoke parking lot as the opening act to Twin Cities-based band 8 Foot 4 for the street dance.
Three additional cases of active tuberculosis have been identified in Cass and Stutsman counties, North Dakota Department of Health officials reported Thursday.
Barnes County residents should not be overly concerned about cases being found in adjacent counties, said Theresa Will, executive director of the City-County Health District.
â€śWe don't have any active cases in the area,â€ť Will said Friday. â€śGood cough etiquette and washing handsâ€ť will help limit exposure to the bacteria, Will said.
More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
Local youth have the opportunity to audition for a part in Alice In Wonderland in a couple weeks. Amy Tahran, president of UpStage Productions, Inc. which is hosting the week-long theater event along with Prairie Fire Children's Theater, said they are hoping for at least 35 kids ages 7-18 to audition.
Auditions are Monday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to noon at St. Catherine's Elementary School gymnasium, and youth will attend workshops the remainder of the week, preparing for the final production Saturday.
Read more in Monday's Times-Record.
Valley City Police arrested a Moorhead stabbing suspect without incident Friday Morning. The suspect, who was in possession of a stolen vehicle, was arrested on charges of first and second degree assault for stabbing a 25-year-old male at a Moorhead social gathering on May 5. Vehicle theft charges are pending. The suspect is currently in the Barnes County Jail.
Read more about the arrest in Monday's Times-Record
Barnes County is prepared to spend up to $20,360 to remodel the county courthouse basement to ready space for a new 9-1-1 dispatch center on top of the estimated $63,000 estimated to move the center.
At a special Barnes County Commission meeting on Thursday, commissioners voted to move forward with the remodel project 3-1 with commissioner John Froelich voting no and commissioner Phil Leitner absent.
For more on the 9-1-1 move, read Friday's Times-Record
Valley City-based Sheyenne Valley Friends of Animals has a busy summer planned for 2013, said Erickson, secretary/treasurer of the animal welfare group.
As of Wednesday, Erickson wrote that upcoming events the group plans to participate in include Rally in the Valley, Crazy Day and a Walk and Wag-a-thon.
More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
Second-graders at Jefferson Elementary school ascended 40 feet into the air on a fire truck ladder during an egg drop project Thursday.
According to second-grade teacher Connie Schlittenhardt, who organized the event, the students had to create contraptions to keep eggs safe as they dropped them from the ladder.
Read more in Friday's Times-Record
June 8 and 9 may be ordinary days to most of you, but the Times-Record wants to know what those ordinary days have in store for all of you â€” perhaps they're not so ordinary after all.
Keep track of what you do on June 8 or 9 with photos or writing. We want to know how Valley City ticks and who's behind it all. We want to know what your life is like here in the valley and what makes it awesome.
The Valley City Times-Record will be publishing a special section based on the submissions we get from you in June.
Head Librarian Steve Hammel looked over a group of books recently received by the Valley City-Barnes County Public Library through a Books for Children grant. The grant provided 70 books, both fiction and non-fiction, for children between birth and 12 years of age. The books are worth about $1,070.