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January 2nd, 2013

2012 Year in Review

January 2, 2013

Times-Record reporters Paul Riemerman, Bonnie Jo Hanson, and Heidi Harris look back at the top 12 local stories of 2012.

Read more in today's issue of the Times-Record!

December 31st, 2012

Sheriff Notifies Public of High Risk Sex Offender

December 31, 2012

The Barnes County Sheriff's Office is notifying the public of a high risk sex offender that is currently housed in the Barnes County Jail and a resident of Valley City.
According to sheriff Randy McClaflin, the state has assessed Michael A. Nelson, 23, of Valley City as a high risk sex offender. Nelson was convicted in Dec. 2009 for corruption or solicitation of minors.
A nine-member committee recently reviewed his file and changed his assessment to high risk.
Nelson is currently on work release and is employed by Quality Refinishing, 1100 Seventh Street, Southeast in Valley City.

Hospice Sponsoring Lunch and Learns

December 31, 2012

Hospice of the Red River Valley invites health care professionals to its January Lunch and Learn offerings as it continues to explore various topics related to end-of-life care.

Sessions at Hospice offices in Valley City, Lisbon, N.D., and Detroit Lakes, Minn., will be through video conferencing with the Fargo office where the live presentation will take place.

Bonnie Oelschlager, a spokeswoman for the hospice, said Friday there will be no charge to participate in the sessions, “and they will be able to attend via video-conferencing technology.”

City Addressess 9-1-1, Special Assessments

December 31, 2012

Valley City Commissioners discussed its options in an ongoing 9-1-1 struggle with Barnes County as well as special assessments during a special meeting on Friday.

The 9-1-1 issue, or who will eventually control the system, has been a point of contention for months.

Currently, the city and county share the costs of running the 9-1-1 system. 9-1-1 operations are contracted out to the city by Barnes County and is operated from the Valley City Police Department.

VCSU Students to Take Classes in Rhoades Expansion

December 31, 2012

Students at Valley City State University will begin their first week of classes in January in the new addition of the Rhoades Science Center, President Steve Shirley said Friday.

“It’s essentially a two-part project, the renovation of the existing facility and the expansion,” he said. The 28,000-square-foot expansion is almost complete, and they’re just getting down to final crunch time.

December 30th

VCHS Boys Rout Jamestown

December 31, 2012

VCHS boys vs. Jamestown
 
Last season, the Valley City High School boys basketball team couldn’t get a win over a Class A opponent.
But the Hi-Liners broke the streak in style with an 81-51 win over Jamestown at the Hi-Liner Activity Center.
The Hi-Liners used a solid defensive effort to go up 36-16 at halftime and never let up from there, getting the lead as high as 78-41 with about five minutes left to play.

VCHS Boys Rout Jamestown

December 31, 2012

VCHS boys vs. Jamestown
 
Last season, the Valley City High School boys basketball team couldn’t get a win over a Class A opponent.
But the Hi-Liners broke the streak in style with an 81-51 win over Jamestown at the Hi-Liner Activity Center.
The Hi-Liners used a solid defensive effort to go up 36-16 at halftime and never let up from there, getting the lead as high as 78-41 with about five minutes left to play.

Win over Jamestown puts VCHS girls at 5-0

December 31, 2012

By Scott Schlaufman
trsports@times-online.com
As the members of the Valley City High School girls basketball team left their locker room Friday night at the Hi-Liner Activity Center, many of the Hi-Liners seemed almost euphoric.
The girls' win 60-58 win over No. 4 Jamestown High School moved the Hi-Liners to 5-0 this season and leaves the Hi-Liners as one of the two remaining undefeated Class A teams in the state.

December 28th

VC Commission Fights Back on 9-1-1

December 28, 2012

Valley City Commissioners agreed today that if Barnes County pursues its campaign to take control of the 9-1-1 system, they will also have to take total financial responsibility of it. Mary Lee Neilson said after a special meeting today that the city commission also agreed that antiquated 9-1-1 equipment should not be moved to a different location until it has been replaced.
Read the entire story in Monday's Times-Record.

Blonde on the Prairie: Remember When...

December 28, 2012

Well would you look at that. Another 365 days have passed. In my head I don’t resolve to make and stick to any resolutions. I’ve determined that life is just an adventure of choices. I chose good this year- for the most part. I made a few mistakes but all of them led me to a conviction that either taught me something or helped me to teach somebody else.

July 22 Diamond 8 Valley Plains Equipment defeated Wonder Bar/RTS Shearing, 13-8 and 8-6 Diamond 9...
Up 6-5 in the bottom of the seventh with two outs, Harvey Post 28’s Shawn Kourajian on second and...
Valley City Legion Post 60 carry the No. 3 seed into Thursday’s Grafton Regional Tournament after a...

 

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