March 5th, 2013
The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) has issued a Travel Alert for the southeast region of North Dakota including the cities of Jamestown, Valley City, Fargo, Wahpeton and surrounding areas due to blowing snow causing reduced visibility and areas of scattered ice on roadways. Conditions are such that motorists can still travel in these areas, but should be advised that conditions could change rapidly. Motorists are encouraged to reduce speeds and drive according to the conditions.
Pharmacist Amy Noeske at Mercy Hospital Pharmacy explains how to deal with the winter itch and other skin problems in this week's Your Health column.
The Marion Fire Department responded to a fire at the home of George and Sally Tvedt on 101st Street north of Marion (the Eckelson Road), in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The fire, which started in an attached garage, destroyed the garage and caused extensive damage to the home. The Tvedts, along with their dog, escaped the fire unharmed. A Marion firefighter was treated and released for smoke inhalation at Mercy
Hospital in Valley City.
Read more in Tuesday's Times-Record.
Mixed Martial Arts fighter Travis McCullough was skinny with a big mouth when he was a kid, so he got beat up regularly. Finally, he learned to defend himself and at 23 he turned his fighting skills into a profession as a mixed martial arts fighter.
On Saturday, McCullough fought at a Valley City event but was defeated but only after putting up a good fight.
McCullough, who lives in Tower City, is now 31 and fights because he likes it, he said. He enjoys the travel and meeting people along the way.
The Valley Youth Choir, under the direction of Dr. Sara Hagan, has been rehearsing for its spring concert which will be held in April.
The choir, part of the Valley City State University Community School of the Arts, is made up of 12 youth between third and eighth grades. The children, who come from all over the surrounding areas, gather for weekly rehearsals where they learn to work together, get voice training and gain appreciation for the music.
"We're a team, we work together," Hagen said.
Several Valley City businesses and groups helped to make the 2013 North Dakota state gymnastics competition Feb. 22 and 23 in Valley City a success.
Valley City's Shopko Hometown store, MarketPlace and Leevers Foods, Enterprise Sales, Stoudt-Ross Ford, and the Twisters Gymnastics Club were among those who helped.
See more about it in Monday's issue of the Valley City Times-Record.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation has launched a mobile version of their website in the form of a smartphone application. In addition, they also launched an email and text message service to disseminate information to the public.
The new app enables access to NDDOTâ€™s travel information map from a smartphones and smart devices and tablets, providing an overview of road conditions within North Dakota.
Advanced options allow users to add/remove map layers, save favorites, view cameras, search by keyword and select common routes.
See more in Monday's Times-Record
There will be NO school today, Monday March 4th.
We will now have school Monday, April 1st as that is our next scheduled
Parent Teacher conferences that were scheduled for today will now be next
Monday, March 11th from 5pm - 8pm.
There will be no activities or practices today.
Saturday, March 2
Mixed Martial Arts ImpactÂ FightingÂ will return to Valley City atÂ the North Dakota Winter Show Arena startingÂ at 7 p.m. Contact the NDWS office at 845-1406 for more information.
The Whoever Can Come band will have a free and open to all jam-session at the Barnes County Museum from 1 to 4 p.m.
This week, Jodi Rae Ingstad,"The Blonde on the Prairie," says in her weekly column that she and her husband are forced to move from their cabin, and she's asking readers to help them find a new place in the country so she doesn't have to become "The Blonde in the City."
"We need to live in the country," she writes. "Iâ€™ve flipped in to a girl that craves the smell of gravel dust and moss must. I found my soul in the grove of trees that is home to bees and things. Itâ€™s by the lights of stars and not cars that brighten my hope that everything will be OK in this unfair, rude, unkind world.".