September 20th, 2013
Meth labs, whether large or small, are dangerous. Chemicals used in making meth are dangerous, the process of making meth is dangerous, and the waste left behind is dangerous.
Methamphetamine is an illegal stimulant typically made in "laboratories" from common materials, many of which are readily available to the maker. Recipes for the substance and step-by-step instructions can be found on the Internet, making it possible that a meth lab could be located in nearly any neighborhood in any city, any rural setting, or even campers and fish houses.
Local people will be able to sell or have their old coins and antiques evaluated at a free event being held at the Valley City Eagles Aerie from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, said William Gross, president and owner of Land Of Lincoln Treasure Buyers LLP.
Thursday morning Gross and company vice President Archie Davis were at the Aerie, 345 12th Street NE, for the first day of the two-day event.
More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
Barnes County plans to mill and overlay 18 miles of Barnes County Road 21 north from Valley City to State Highway 26 as its major road project for 2014, said Road Superintendent Kerry Johnson Thursday.
Johnson said county residents will end up paying about $450,000 of the estimated $3.25 million total cost.
More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
Valley City tennis (1-6 Eastern Dakota Conference, 1-8 overall) played at Shanley (4-3, 4-3) on Thursday in their last regular season EDC match of the year.
Shanley took the match 7-2, but the eighth-seed Hi-Liners' EDC Regional Tournament play-in match against ninth-seed Wahpeton on Monday bears the most important outcome.
The match against Shanley, make no mistake, was an exhibition of Hi-Liner talent.
Dakota State beat North Star rival Valley City State 3-0 (25-17, 27-25, 25-18) Wednesday night at Graichen Gymnasium to earn their second NSAA conference win in as many tries and drop the Vikings to 0-2 in the conference and 6-11 overall.
Dakota State improves 5-13 overall.
Senior middle hitter Aurissa Martens led the Vikes with 11 kills. Sophomore outside hitter Kelsey Labodi added five kills and sophomore Barb Ector four more.
Sophomore setter Stephanie Miller and sophomore middle hitter/right side hitter Rachel Hummel each recorded an ace.
Sheriffs Coach Reed Anderson is ready.
Thrashing the Vikings, 98-77, in last year's Deputies Football Game was so glorious, so enthralling, that he's looking forward to crushing them again, 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26 at Lokken Stadium.
Anderson became the Sheriffs' coach because he is the ultimate source of football expertise.
Negotiations between Valley City teachers and the school board have hit an impasse with the board voting unanimously Tuesday to end the negotiation period with the Valley City Education Association.
Valley City School Board President Joyce Braunagel announced after the school board and its counsel met in executive session, that an impasse would be declared as board members had learned that day that the VCEA had already notified the state of an impasse.
Despite plans to finish Tuesday, Barnes County Dispatch as of Wednesday has still not completed its move from the Valley City Police Department to its new office in the Barnes County Courthouse.
Kimberly Franklin, director of Barnes County Emergency Management, said Tuesday, â€śThe move is expected to be completed by the end of today if all goes well.â€ť All didn't go exactly as planned, Franklin said Wednesday.
More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.
Valley City High School has events planned all next week for its homecoming. Angela Van Bruggen, VCHS student council advisor, encourages the community to come out and celebrate their Hi-Liner pride.
New this year is a community pep fest and coronation Monday night at 7:15 p.m. at the Hi-Liner Activity Center. The free community event will consist of the pep band, cheerleaders and dance team followed by a ceremony featuring the VCHS Concert Choir to crown the 2013 homecoming king and queen.
Valley City tennis (1-5 EDC, 1-6 overall) hosted Fargo Davies (1-5, 1-7) on Tuesday in a duel for the seventh seed in the Regional Tournament.
Davies took the match, 7-2, to draw even with Fargo North for the sixth spot.
"This loss means that regardless of the result of our last EDC match at Shanley on Thursday, we will be the 8th seed," Hi-Liner Tennis Head Coach Matt Nielson said. "Wahpeton is the 9th seed, and will come play us in a play-in match on Monday, with the winners moving onto regionals in Fargo that Thursday (Sept. 26) and the loser's team season ending."