April 1st, 2013
Valley City High School senior high art teacher Kelly Callahan shares her passion for science, wildlife and art with her students every year in a contest that combines all three. Every year, VCHS students do well, and this year was no exception.
Destiny Winkler, a senior at Valley City High School, won the 2013 Best of Show in the North Dakota Junior Duck Stamp Contest, sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Read more about the contest and other local winners in Monday's Times-Record.
City Hall in Valley City closed at noon today in observance of Good Friday.
Area farmers are itching to get into the fields, but Mother Nature isn't cooperating. Compared to last spring when some spring wheat had already been planted, area fields are still snow-covered. While farmers hope to get into the fields by the third week in April, a cooler than usual weather forecast may delay farmers even more.
For more on spring planting, read Friday's Times-Record.
The Monday-Thursday and Saturday Valley City farmers markets cooperate with each other, but are operated separately.
The Monday-Thursday market is having its annual organizational meeting 10 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at Roby's. The Saturday market will have its meeting 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at AgCountry Farm Services, 220 Winter Show Road. Both meetings are open to anyone wanting to be a vendor in 2013.
Hilde Van Gijssel of Valley City State University said Thursday's Regional Science Olympiad competitions were slated to run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a 3 p.m. awards ceremony. â€śBy 4 p.m. it's all done.â€ť
The VCSU regional event took place in two divisions â€“ Division B for students in grades sixth through ninth, and Division C, for high school students in 10th through 12th grades.
More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
Valley Fashions in Valley City will be closing its doors in the near future.
DyVonne Zinck, who owns the store with her husband George, said they started a going-out-of-business sale Wednesday, and they aren't sure how long the sale will last.
"I guess it depends on how good the sale is," Zinck said.
Read more in Friday's Times-Record.
According to the U.S. Government Government Accounting Office, â€śThe service is bound by law to deliver mail six days a week, and is incorrect in interpreting that a temporary measure used to fund U.S. government operations released it from that requirement, the GAO said in a letter to Representative Gerald Connolly, a Virginia Democrat, who requested that the watchdog agency look at the matter.
The plan to cut delivery of letter mail while retaining package delivery on Saturdays "rests upon a faulty USPS premise," GAO General Counsel Susan Poling said in the letter.
Barnes County cattle rancher Jim Stevens is not as positive about his older cows. It is a tough time for calving because of the cold weather. Going from a heifer's internal body temperature of 101 degrees to below freezing is hard on calves. The temperature difference is a shock to new calves.
This season is a tough one for calving with a relatively late spring and much snow still on the ground near his Bar Lazy S Ranch off the Kathryn Road south of Valley City.
More in Thursday's Times-Record
Be careful what you post on Facebook or Twitter, someone may be watching.
The Internet is bursting with stories about people who were fired, or not hired based on what employers see on social networking sites.
Area employers say they don't monitor social networking sites, but if something damaging is posted and they hear about it, it could be cause for disciplinary action.
For more on social media in the workplace, read Thursday's Times-Record.
The Valley City-Barnes County Children's Library will improve its non-fiction section thanks to a grant it recently received.
The grant from the Libri Foundation allows the library to receive 70 free books, Mary Ann Anderson, director, said.
Read more in Thursday's Times-Record.