July 25th, 2012
Online safety is everyoneâ€™s responsibility. Parents need to be aware, educated, and observant about their childrenâ€™s use of the computer and cell phone. In our classrooms, teachers need to promote responsible Internet usage by students. The Internet safety curriculum in our school establishes a foundation to help youth develop the decision-making skills needed to use the Internet safely. But when those kids leave our school buildings, computers are no longer filtered, cell phone use is no longer monitored, and social networking sites such as Facebook are no longer blocked.
The Valley City Public School Board discussed six new school policies at a special meeting on Monday, including the schoolâ€™s Wellness Policy which has been in the works for several months.
The policy was developed by school administrators and staff, including physical education instructors, school board member Sharon Buhr, who is the director of the Young Peopleâ€™s Healthy Heart program at Mercy Hospital, and the schoolâ€™s food service director Sue Milender. Milender has been nationally recognized as one of the top school food directors in the country.
Saturday Valley City residents are encouraged to cheer on bicyclists riding to raise awareness for multiple sclerosis.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society hosts a bike ride every year in the Fargo area. This yearâ€™s ride called â€śBike MS: Sanford Health Ride the Wind,â€ť participating cyclists will start their route in Casselton, loop north through several small towns and Lake Ashtabula, and then turn south to head to Valley City, covering up to 140 miles.
STEELE, N.D. â€” As members of the Valley City Babe Ruth baseball team walked off the field following a 1-0 season-ending loss to Oakes Tuesday in the District 6 championship, the players' faces seemed to match the gray skies that loomed over the field during the game.
There was a bit of sadness and a hint of frustration after Valley City lost by the slimmest margin possible to a team it had pushed to the limit numerous times this summer.
A Valley City man was arrested by local police Sunday on a warrant obtained by the Wahpeton Police Department.
Joshua Dale Holm, 31, was charged with a Class B Felony for allegedly luring minors by computer or other electronic means. Wahpeton PD has been conducting an ongoing undercover sting operation to catch people luring minors over the internet for sexual purposes.
Barnes County Stateâ€™s Attorney Lee Grossman said the alleged crime carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine, but Barnes County will have no involvement in the case.
The fourth annual Debbie Gabel Memorial Motorcycle Ride, Raffle and Street Dance will be held Saturday in Valley City.
Registration for the motorcycle ride begins at 9 a.m. in the Veterans Memorial Park parking lot, with the ride beginning at noon. Cost to participate is $20 per bike, and much of the net proceeds benefit Hospice of the Red River Valley.
A hearing has been set for Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 1 p.m. to officially remove Barnes County Water Resource District Board member Duane Lettenmaier from the water board over what three other board members claim were â€śunapproved actions.â€ť
An official complaint was sent to Commission Chair Cindy Schwehr and signed by water board president Jeff McMillan, vice president Pat Hurley, and board member John Kohler.
The Barnes County Commission will hold the hearing following its regularly scheduled meeting from 8 a.m. to noon that morning.
STEELE, ND â€” The Valley City Babe Ruth baseball team isn't one that lacks team chemistry. For nearly every bobbled ball or untimely ground out, a player has no issue finding somebody who'll lift them back up.
But during a pair of upset victories at the District 6 Tournament in Steele Monday, the team's chemistry took a whole different form.
After beating LaMoure 6-5 in eight innings, Valley City's players opened a 9-3 win over Steele with energy in the dugout.
Special to the Times-Record
Marlin & Wanda Niess, Argusville, ND (Dakota Gospel) and grandchildren, Mikey, Katy and Amelia Meester, Valley City will be sharing their music on Wed., July 25th.
Dakota Gospel, Marlin and Wanda Niess, from Argusville, ND will be entertaining along with their grandchildren, Mikey, Katy & Amelia Meester of Valley City on Wednesday, July 25th at Music in City Park in Valley City beginning at 7:15 p.m.
Valley City has some new businesses downtown, and the owners are excited for their first Crazy Day Wednesday. The event is an annual street fair and sale hosted by the Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce held on Central Avenue in downtown Valley City.
Some long-time businesses will continue traditions theyâ€™ve had at previous Crazy Day sales, while new businesses hope to start new traditions.
The fair starts at 7 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m.