July 30th, 2013
Trees provide beauty and shade to yards, city forester David Dunham said, but they often succumb to disease and must be chopped down. Fortunately, tree disease can be prevented by acting early.
Dunham said tree diseases for all species can be prevented at the start by avoiding planting the same trees right next to each other.
"The key is diversification," he said, explaining that planting a variety of tree species in an area prevents disease from spreading so easily.
A Honda CRV rolled after being t-boned by a Volkswagon Beetle at the intersection of Second Street and Third Avenue Northeast Monday around 5 p.m. Valley City police believe there were no serious injuries. The accident is under investigation. Read the Times-Record and our website for more information.
In Rep. Dwight Kiefert's legislative report in the Friday, July 26-28 issue of the Times-Record the wrong first name was given. The Times-Record regrets the error.
Becky Heise is confident Friends of the City Park Band Shell will raise the $150,000 estimated cost to build a new foundation for the historic structure in City Park.
Heise said anyone wanting to make donations for the project can send their tax-deductible donations to the Valley City Parks and Recreation District, 4th St SW., Valley City 58072.
More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
Valley City State University is creating a home for computer systems and software engineering in McFarland Hall, said Greg Vanney, director of marketing and communications.
Vanney said the program is part of business and information technology at VCSU.
VCSU will offer a new undergraduate major in software engineering beginning fall semester 2013.
More in Monday's Times-Record.
The fifth annual Debbie Gabel Memorial Ride took place Saturday. About 170 riders on 130 motorcycles traveled more than 140 miles, starting in Valley City and crossing into four counties, to raise awareness of ovarian cancer and to raise money for research and the care of terminally ill patients.
The ride ended in Valley City and was followed by a silent auction, a raffle for a Polaris Ranger and a street dance, all in the name of the organizer's beloved wife, whom he lost to ovarian cancer.
Valley City State University has agreed to hire Cathy Hanek as the seventh head women's basketball coach in school history.
Hanek joins VCSU after a year as head coach at Miles Community College in Miles City, Mont. She officially takes over the Viking women's basketball program Aug. 19.
Last week, a toddler riding in a tractor with his father on their farm near Cayuga, N.D., fell out an open window and died after he was hit by one of the rear tires. The tractor was an older one with no air conditioning, so the windows were open for ventilation.
Deb Miller, blood drive coordinator for the two-day drive held in Valley City on July 16 and 17th saw 95 people volunteer to donate blood and 79 were able to give.
Miller said 18 people gave blood on the automated 2RBC machine which collects two units of red blood cells during the donation, so a total of 95 products were collected.
Five of the donors gave blood for the first time.
Read more in Friday's Times-Record.
Barnes County resident Gail Pederson is excited about her son, Evan Pederson, being named a reader reviewer for Backpacker Magazine.
"It was a fun process," said Evan. "It will be my first time working with editors, and on deadlines. I lived in Montana for eight years, and now live in Alaska."
More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.