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November 1st, 2012

Pet Spa Moved to New Location

November 1, 2012

It’s evident by the variety of plush dogs surrounding the windows of the building and the paw prints that speckle the pink walls and floor that Jackie Borg’s business is a spa designed exclusively for pets.

In fact, even the music and television caters to pets.

Borg, a Valley City native, celebrated an open house for the reopening of her professional dog grooming business, now under a new name, Wednesday.

Visitors were greeted at Jackie’s Pet Spa, located at 235 3rd Street Northeast in Valley City, with bone-shaped cookies and punch and coffee.

October 31st

VCHS Volleyball Loses to North, Set to Host EDC Play-In Match

October 31, 2012

Valley City High School sports fans already had plenty to look forward to in the coming week with the Hi-Liner football team set to play for a spot in the AA state championship game.
But Tuesday, the VCHS volleyball team added another item to the school's playoff agenda — a home match to start the Eastern Dakota Conference tournament.
The Hi-Liners, who lost 25-17, 25-16, 25-17 to Fargo North Tuesday in their regular season finale, will host Devils Lake in an EDC Play-In match, coach Katy Van Dyke said after the loss. A time and location for the match will be announced later this week.

Health Department Fights DUIs

October 31, 2012

The Barnes County Health Department’s Healthy Communities Coalition recently received $65,000 from the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) to develop a volunteer citizen DUI reporting program.

“You’ve heard of Neighborhood Watch? Well, this would be like Neighbor Road watch,” said Kasey Skalicky, Barnes County Health Department Traffic Safety Coordinator.

She hopes the program will stop a lot of crashes and deaths.
According to NDDOT, alcohol slows down reactions, impairs vision, interferes with concentration, dulls judgment and creates a false sense of confidence.

Shopko Customers Liking the Changes

October 31, 2012

Almost two weeks have passed since the Shopko Hometown store’s grand opening in Valley City, and general manager Scott Schmitz said the customers are really liking the changes.

“We’ve had a lot of compliments,” he said.

Schmitz said the apparel side of the business has gone over very well. Customers are liking the better variety and better quality of the shoe and apparel selection.

Schmitz said his employees are loving the changes, too.
“They have adapted well,” he said.

Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2012

Bonnie Jo Hanson/Times-Record
A pumpkin carving contest was held for students at Valley City State University to celebrate Halloween. This pumpkin, carved by Eric Schauer, was the second place winner. The first place award went to Troy Neimer, third place went to Lyndsey Swanson.

Students Work With SVFA

October 31, 2012

Valley City State University students are working with the Sheyenne Valley Friends of Animals of Valley City to help provide homes for adoptable animals.

Jamie Wirth, coordinator of the Learning to Live program at VCSU, said Tuesday the service learning project is one of 16 projects taking place this year during freshmen students’ first 14 weeks on campus.

VCSU requires all new students to participate in Learning to Live projects that include volunteering in the community.

Clinton Headlines Heitkamp Rally

October 31, 2012

FARGO — As the clock neared 7 p.m. Monday, there was a lingering excitement at the Fargo Civic Center.

An hour before a rally for Democratic Senate candidate Heidi Heitkamp was set to start, a line snaked its way around the building. Inside, supporters held signs, cheering at the sight of Heitkamp mingling amongst the crowd.

It was excitement that reached its peak just after 8 p.m., when former president Bill Clinton took the stage, drawing the crowd into a frenzy as he gave a 40-minute long speech offering his endorsement of Heitkamp.

October 30th

Some ND Facilities Received Products Linked to Meningitis

October 30, 2012

Six North Dakota pharmacies or clinics have received products from the New England Compounding Company, which has produced medications associated with a meningitis outbreak in the United States.

Kirby Kruger, director of the division of disease control for the North Dakota Department of Health, said the department has notified these facilities to inform them of new updated Food and Drug Administration recommendations.

Although all products from NECC have been recalled, not all of the NECC products sent to North Dakota facilities are subject to the new FDA guidance.

Radon Levels High in State

October 30, 2012

North Dakota is one of only two states in the entire nation that is rated a zone one for radon risk, according to Marcie Bata, director of environmental health at Central Valley Health District. In conjunction with Home Indoor Air Quality Month, state and local health officials are urging North Dakota residents to test their homes for radon and to fix any radon problems that are discovered.

“Each year, (radon) is estimated to cause 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the United States,” Bata said, adding that in can happen 5 to 25 years after exposure.

VC Robotics Club Rallies at Competition

October 30, 2012

Area students recently competed in A BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology), robotics competition at the North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton. The Valley City robotics team, whose members call themselves the Hi-Linerds, took home prizes that included first place for “Most Robust Robot,” first place for “Mentor of the Year,” second place for their robot, third place for their engineering notebook, and third place overall. The club’s second place distinction earned it a spot in the Regional BEST competition in Fargo in December.

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