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February 12th, 2013

VC Restaurant Will Soon Serve Mexican Food

February 12, 2013

Valley City’s Another Time restaurant will soon serve authentic and homemade Mexican food from owner and head cook Abel Turrubiates.

Turrubiates, a native-born Mexican, said he will eventually call his restaurant Mi Pueblito, which means “my little town.”

“The reason I call it my little town, is Valley City is a little town, and I have my children who live here, and I thought of adopting his little town as ‘my little town,’” he said.

Turrubiates took over the business from former owner Tanya Hurlimann, who recently decided to move to Florida.

Hillier: Elementary Counselor of the Year

February 12, 2013

Special to the Times-Record

The North Dakota School Counselors Association recently awarded Judi Hillier, currently K-3 counselor at Jefferson Elementary School in Valley City, the North Dakota Elementary School Counselor of the Year Award.

Mrs. Hillier has implemented programs at Washington and Jefferson Schools, which include organizing the first fifth and sixth grade Career Fair and Kindness Week activities.

Most recently at Jefferson, Judi organized the Third Grade Test Tip Pep Rally, Honoring Children Military Program and the Autism Awareness Classroom activities.

VC Takes First at MATHCOUNTS: Erik Johnson Places First Individually

February 12, 2013

Special to the Times-Record

Valley City, Feb. 7, 2013 – A team of middle school Mathletes from Valley City Jr. High won the Barnes County MATHCOUNTS competition. The top individual was Erik Johnson, son of Scott and Amy Johnson, from Valley City Jr. High. Second place was Evan Haglund, son of Bret and Toni Haglund, from Valley City Jr. High. Third place was Sam Richman, son of Matt and Jenni Richman, from Maple Valley. Fourth place was Dustin Kasowski, son of Randy and Lori Kasowski, from Maple Valley.

February 11th

Schlaufman: Many Thanks, Barnes County

February 11, 2013

So long and farewell

By Scott Schlaufman

A few months ago, I went up to Grafton.
It was a unique trip for many reasons. The Valley City High School football team was playing there in the semifinals of the AA playoffs, the day after a large snow storm hit the area.
The field itself had been plowed early that morning, but only the field, plus about a foot beyond, leaving the bleacher-less Valley City crowd to packed along the sidelines.
As the game went on, one of the girls from the school turns and asks me, "Scott- why aren't you cheering?"

VCHS Gymnastics Finishes Regular Season

February 11, 2013

The Valley City High School gymnastics team finished the regular season last Thursday, taking third in a meet in Jamestown.
The Hi-Liners earned their highest team score of the season despite having Sara Gilbertson, one of the team's most consistent vaulters and a strong beam performer, out with a sore ankle.
Rebekah Fisher led the way with a 35.80 All Around score and placed in all events.

blonde on the prairie: About Girls With Guns

February 11, 2013

“Girls with guns.” That’s what my shirt says. I got it from a girl with guns. The shirt makes me feel protected. A friend of mine taught me how to shoot so the saying on my shirt wouldn’t be a lie. Feeling safe is what I told that husband of mine was the most important thing before we got married.

I’m not mentally ill and neither are my many friends with guns. I’m guessing if the government attempts to take any more control of things they have no business peeping in to, perhaps mental illness will be the norm. In the slightest of ways it is already happening.

I-94 has Re-opened

February 11, 2013

I-94 from Jamestown to Fargo and I-29 from Grand Forks to Fargo NOW OPEN; I-29 remains closed from Fargo to ND/SD border

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) along with the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) have opened I-94 from Jamestown to Fargo and I-29 from Grand Forks to Fargo. The portion of I-29 from Fargo to the ND/SD border remains closed at this time. Motorists are reminded that the roadways are covered with ice and compacted snow and are extremely icy. Motorists must slow down and use extreme caution while traveling.

VCPD to Offer Training for Alcohol Establishments

February 11, 2013

The Valley City Police Department held a training class for those who own or are employed at alcohol establishments Friday. The same class will be offered about every month at the VCPD.

Officer Wade Hannig, who head the class Friday, said the free classes are “an effort to help the bars notice potential problems, avoid them before they become problems — just kind of a community service.”

Assessor Nudges ND Legislature to Make Tax Changes

February 11, 2013

When Valley City Assessor Sandy Hansen made an inquiry regarding homestead tax exemptions in North Dakota, she couldn’t have known that she would start a chain reaction that may change how the state approaches special assessments and homestead exemptions.

A homestead exemption is a property tax reduction for the elderly and disabled. It is a sliding scale reduction that is based on income after deducting medical expenses, according to Hansen.

Snow Day in Valley City

February 11, 2013

There will be no school today in Valley City. As a result there will have school next Monday, Presidents Day, the next available make-up day. There will be no activities or practices today, nor will be no parent-teacher conferences today.

Superintendent Dean Koppelman will send information out through news media and email pertaining to parent-teacher conferences. Buses and school will be run at regular time tomorrow.

Interstate 94 is closed, but DOT officials hope that the it will be open by 11 a.m.

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