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March 25th, 2013

Hobart Lake Area More Prone to Ice

March 25, 2013

The area on Interstate 94 near Hobart Lake is more prone to icy road conditions, Bryan Niewind, captain for the North Dakota Highway Patrol said.
He said the area, located near mile marker 283, is one of several spots on the interstate that accumulates with ice more than others.
"The wind has a tendency to really blow through there," he said. "There's nothing to stop it because it's a wide open lake. With the sun shining and snow blowing, it'll stick to the road."
Read more in Monday's Times-Record

Librarian Retiring after 26 Years in VC

March 25, 2013

Kathy Laumb, librarian at Valley City Jr./Sr. High School, will retire at the end of this school year after more than 40 years as an educator, 26 of them at VCPS.
During her years as a teacher, Laumb believes the biggest change has been in technology. She was on-hand when the school got its first computers two years after she arrived.
A Valley City native, Laumb plans to spend her time reading, doing activities with her husband, and visiting her family.
For more on Laumb's retirement, read Monday's Times-Record.

Library Room Named For Fischer

March 25, 2013

A plaque bearing the name Mary E. Fischer has been placed over the door of the multipurpose room in the Valley City-Barnes County Public Library.
In Fischer's 24 years as library director, she led the library to doubling the sized of the building, making it handicapped accessible, introduced computers to the library for book check-out (which meant bar-coding the entire collection) and acquired computers for patron use.
More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record

BC Offers Computerized Day Care Training

March 25, 2013

Training needed by both licensed and self-declared day care providers in Barnes County is either free of charge or low cost, said Dana Lindemann, Barnes County daycare licensor.
The annual training requirements for operating a center vary according to how many hours day care is provided per week.
More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record

March 22nd

Accident Causes Life-Threatening Injuries

March 22, 2013

The North Dakota Highway Patrol reported a roll-over accident Wednesday on I-94 west of Valley City that resulted in life-threatening injuries for two individuals.
Read more in Friday's Times-Record.

Foster Parents Needed for Service Dogs

March 22, 2013

Service Dogs of America needs volunteers to foster future service dogs, teach them basic manners, and help them become socialized before they are placed with disabled people.
The organization needs foster parents who can provide love and affection and help the puppies become comfortable in a variety of settings.
SDA provides service dogs that aid their partners in a variety of ways including with mobility and in medical emergencies.
For more about fostering an SDA puppy, read Friday's Times-Record.

BC Short of Day Care Providers

March 22, 2013

Barnes County is experiencing a shortage of licensed and self-declared daycare providers. Licensed and self-declared daycare providers play an important role in the community.
As the community continues to grow, so does the need for quality providers.
Please contact Dana Lindemann, Barnes County Daycare Licensor, at 845-8521, to find out more information on becoming a licensed or self-declared daycare provider.
Read more in Friday's Times-Record.

VC Fairly Safe From Flooding

March 22, 2013

The National Weather Service Grand Forks office Thursday issued an updated spring flooding prediction for the Sheyenne River at Valley City.
Chances are slight for spring flooding.
Predictions for flooding in Fargo are much different. Residents along the Red River in Fargo and neighboring Moorhead, Minn., should prepare for one of the top five floods in their history.
More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record

Floods and Droughts

March 22, 2013

After two recent years of record-breaking floods in the area, it may seem like the future of Valley City looks very wet, but according to two local women, a drought may be just as likely, although predictions can change rapidly.
World Water Day is observed March 22 as an effort to raise awareness on water issues. Jean Legge, former science teacher at Litchville Marion High School, and local water advocate Madeline Luke, both say that while the future of water in the area may be uncertain, the area should prepare for extreme weather events — whether it's a flood or drought.

March 20th

$1 million lottery prize claimed by Wahpeton resident

March 20, 2013

The March 13 Match Five Powerball prize worth $1 million was claimed Wednesday at the Lottery office in Bismarck. The winning ticket was sold at the Cenex Convenience Store in Wahpeton.

The winner, a resident of Wahpeton who chose to remain anonymous, had to check the numbers several times to make sure it was the winning ticket.
The winner has no immediate plans for the prize winnings.

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