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April 4th, 2013

No Flood Predicted, but City Leaders Prepared

April 4, 2013

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.

VCSU Students, Faculty Visit Mexico

April 4, 2013

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.

April 3rd

Sheriff Moving to Hill

April 3, 2013

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 Adding Jobs In VC, SD

April 3, 2013

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. “We have room for 60 or 70 people.”
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.

Jefferson Students Raise Autism Awareness

April 3, 2013

Tuesday students and staff at Jefferson Elementary School did an “awareness 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

City Has New Mayor for a Day

April 3, 2013

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.

New Bar and Grill Opening in VC

April 3, 2013

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.

April 2nd

Chief: Tahoe Best for the Job

April 2, 2013

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.

Anti-Smoking Law Doesn't Cover Apartments

April 2, 2013

Under an initiated measure now part of North Dakota law, smoking is prohibited inside and within 20 feet of the entrance to bars and other indoor workplaces where state law formerly allowed smoking, including tobacco shops, private nursing-home rooms, taxis and motel rooms that are now reserved for smokers.
It also bans smoking in outdoor stadiums.
More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record

Shroud of Turin Presentation Set for Jamestown

April 2, 2013

In 1978 a team of over 40 American scientists thoroughly examined and tested the Shroud of Turin using the best science of the time.
Scientists included representatives of the Los Alamos Lab, Jet Propulsion Lab and the SAF Academy Physics Department. They were able to establish that the relic was not a fake. Then a 1988 carbon dating of the shroud from one area showed that area to be from the 16th century.
More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record

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