May 29th, 2013
Ten children in the Valley City area are riding safer following their participation in a car safety seat checkup sponsored by City/County Health District and the North Dakota Department of Health. The checkup took place Monday, May 20, at the ambulance garage.
With Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer, past, it's time to get out the grill, dust off the spatulas, and let the grilling season begin. But first, grillers need to be aware of safety and know how to cook burgers, not themselves or their surroundings.
June and July are peak months for grill fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association. While gas grills cause more home fires, charcoal grillers also need to know that both types of grills pose a risk of fires.
Read more in Wednesday's Times-Record.
With a new executive vice president on board, a new Valley City Area of Chamber Commerce assistant, and growth within the Winter Show, Valley City is at a point that the Chamber doesn't want to miss.
Kay Vinje, who will become the executive vice president of the Chamber June 1, said, "The whole nation is looking at North Dakota right now, and then we're (Valley City) nestled in this perfect area. We've got people not wanting to live on the western side of the state, so we've got people calling from all over the nation wanting to move to Valley City."
Living in the midwest, emergency preparedness tends to focus on natural disasters like floods or tornadoes, but Valley City Police Chief Fred Thompson wants area residents to be prepared for another type of disaster; chemical, biologic or radiologic releases into the environment which could result in a recommendation for residents to shelter-in-place.
Valley City will be host to a circus June 17, when the Carson & Barnes Circus appears at the the North Dakota Winter Show Event Center.
Circus performances are scheduled for 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
More in the Tuesday issue of the Times-Record.
Forty-one years after Karen Christianson began teaching in Valley City, she has decided to retire. The second-grade teacher has seen a lot of changes over the years, especially in technology, and she's always enjoyed working with her students.
Read more in Wednesday's Times-Record.
A water fountain in Valley City's City Park was damaged by a vandal or vandals the evening of Thursday, May 16, or early morning Friday, May 17, said Valley City Police Lt. Mark McDonald Thursday.
McDonald said someone tipped over the cement pieces stacked to form the fountain â€ślate May 16 or early May 17.â€ť
More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
Scams are rampant in North Dakota with senior citizens among scammers' favorite victims. According to the North Dakota Attorney General, if something seems too good to be true, it probably is. Read more about one woman's experience with a lottery scam and how to avoid getting scammed in Friday's Times-Record.
All funds raised from a local rock group's concert in June will benefit area band students. Valley City-based band Madeuce (M2) will start off a weekend of live music in Valley City by performing an all-ages show at the Teen Center June 14, the night before Rally in the Valley community days events and street dance. All money collected from the suggested $4 admission fee will help provide instruments to local band students.
After listening to several books read by Valley City Auditor Avis Richter Wednesday, about 20 Valley City youngsters had a chance to see a large selection of new children's books the Valley City-Barnes County Library obtained with the help of a grant.
Hammel said all the books being obtained with the help of the grant from the Libri Foundation have now been received. The books include a wide selection of children's books, including books in braille, Hammel said. The 70 books are valued at about $1,070.
More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.