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June 20th, 2013

Breaking News: Prisoner Escapes Custody

June 20, 2013

The Barnes County Sheriff's Department and the Valley City Police Department are searching for Matthew Kidd, 26, who escaped from the Barnes County Jail earlier today. Kidd is 5'11" with sandy blond hair. He has two unidentified tattoos on his left arm, a bear tattoo on his right arm and "A&M" tattooed on his right leg.
Kidd escaped while being taken to recreation: officials believe he is still in the Valley City Area. Kidd is not considered a danger to the public. Anyone with information regarding Kidd or the escape should call the Valley City Police Department at 701-845-3110 or 9-1-1.

CCHD Targets Impaired Driving

June 20, 2013

Residents and local law enforcement teamed up to launch the Neighbor Road Watch program the night of June 15, at a Rally in the Valley street dance, in an effort to crack down on impaired driving.
Anyone interested in participating in the Neighbor Road Watch program is encouraged to contact the Traffic Safety Program at City-County Health District at 845-8518.
More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.

Heuser Takes First in Duck Race

June 20, 2013

Keith Heuser, No. 275 in the Ducking Down the Sheyenne race, took first place in the contest that took place June 15 during the Rally in the Valley.
No. 2 in the race was Judy Karch, who took home $200 in Chamber Bucks as her prize.
The third-place finisher was Deverne Hoggarth, who received $100 in Chamber Bucks as his prize.
More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.

Schools Accredited

June 20, 2013

Building principals within the Valley City Public School district shared its annual accreditation report Monday during the school board's regular meeting.
The schools were evaluated on five standards, which are purpose and direction; governance and leadership; teaching and assessing for learning; resources and support systems; and using results for continuous improvement. The team interviewed students for part of its process.
Read more in Thursday's Times-Record.

June 19th

Valley City National Fish Hatchery Opens Archery Range

June 19, 2013

YCC young people from Valley City High School, Barnes County North and Griggs County schools set up an archery range Tuesday on Valley City National Fish Hatchery property adjacent to the Barnes County Girl Scout camp.
Kurt Eversman, hatchery manager, said the range is modeled on the national Archery in the Schools program, and was set up by Jeff Long, an employee of the North Dakota Game and Fish Department and coordinator of the the archery program for North Dakota.
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.

Open Door Funding May Change

June 19, 2013

Mary Simonson, executive director of Valley City's Open Door Center is optimistic the center will not lose funding on a new payment system established by the North Dakota state legislature.
Simonson said her understanding is payments will go from the current system that is based on what costs and services are used to a system based on anticipated needs.
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.

Geocaching Event in Ft. Ransom This Weekend

June 19, 2013

North Dakota Geocaching Association is hosting a geocaching event at Fort Ransom State Park on June 21 and 22 for anyone interested in trying the fast-growing high tech treasure hunt.
Novice and experienced geocachers will be attending, and anyone who wants to learn more about the outdoor, kid-friendly activity is invited.
The proposed schedule of events, which is subject to change, begins Friday, at 6 p.m., when participants should arrive and find their campsite.
For the full schedule, read Wednesday's Times-Record.

June 18th

VCSU Renovating Vangstad

June 18, 2013

The Vangstad Auditorium building on the Valley State University campus will be renovated with the help of a $3.5 million appropriation from the North Dakota State legislature.
Valley City State University President Dr. Steve Shirley announced the appropriation during a recognition luncheon sponsored by the Valley City State University Foundation Board Monday at Sabir's Dining and Lounge.
Shirley said the money has been awarded to remodel the Vangstad Auditorium and the building that houses it.
Read more in Tuesday's Times-Record.

Mosquito Spraying

June 18, 2013

Valley City Public Works will spray for mosquitos on Wednesday, June 19 beginning at about 8 p.m. and Thursday if needed, weather permitting.
Parents are advised to keep children and pets out of the streets and away from the spray machines.
Motorists are urged to used caution when traveling in the area of the operation.
For questions, feel free to call Valley City Public Works at (701)845-0380.

Flag Retirement

June 18, 2013

Flags burn in a dumpster outside the American Legion Friday after local Boy Scouts conducted a flag burning ceremony on Flag Day.
Boy Scouts from troop 560, under the direction of scout master Dave Gazeley, held the service Friday to properly retire flags according to the United States Flag Code.

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