July 23rd, 2013
The 5th annual Debbie Gabel Memorial Motorcycle ride, along with a raffle and street dance, will be held Saturday, July 27, in Valley City.
Rocky Gabel, Valley City, organized the event in honor of his wife, Debbie Gabel, who lost her battle with ovarian cancer in 2009. Last year, approximately 200 people participated in the motorcycle ride.Â Net proceeds of the events benefit Hospice of the Red River Valley.
The Barnes County North School Board voted Monday during a special meeting to start school on time this year despite construction on the new centralized campus being behind.
The board met with officials from MBA Construction, parents and patrons Monday at the Spiritwood school to discuss options. Following a recommendation from school administration, the board unanimously voted to begin school on its regularly-scheduled start date of Aug. 27; although, students will be divided into both the east campus near Rogers and west campus in Wimbeldon.
Kathryn resident Emily Trzpuc competed in a preliminary for the Miss North Dakota title recently in the Montpelier High School gymnasium.â€¨Thirteen young women from across the state competed for the titles of Miss Fort Abercrombie, Miss Peace Garden, and Miss James River Valley. Trzpuc and other contestants were each awarded a $100 scholarship. The winner of the Fort Abercrombie title received a $2,000 scholarship and the winners of the Peace Garden and James River Valley titles each received a $500 scholarship.
The Dakota Nursing Program faculty and students recently officially revealed their new logo.
Timing for the new logo matches up with planned changes this fall when the program its lab and office area to Valley City State University in the renovated portion of the thirdfloor of the Rhoades Science Center.
More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
A mother-daughter duo in Valley City has started a small business, making and selling incense, leather pouches and more.
Jamie Bowen and her mother Sheree Bowen sell their products at Really Big Music in Valley City and at various flea markets throughout the area.
Jamie said, "We sell incense that we make ourselves, Zippo lighters, handmade leather pouches and lighter holders and tapestries."
Read more in Monday's Times-Record.
North Dakota was recently named the third best state to do business in a CNBC survey, up from fifth place in 2012 and just behind South Dakota, which was number one, and number two ranking Texas. According to the survey, one of the forces driving the state's strong finish was its number two ranking in the economy category, spurred by record oil production in the Bakken Oil Fields.
The old Piller Theater curtain, in storage since the 1960s, has been moved from Valley City High School to the Valley City Parks and Recreation Rec Center and will be hung for display in the near future.
Becky Heise, a researcher for the Barnes County Historical Society, speculated Thursday the curtain will be hung â€świthin the next couple of weeks.â€ť
â€śWe have to wait for the contractor to have time to put up the brackets so we can put it up.â€ť
Read more in Friday's Times-Record.
"On Friday, July 19, The Valley City Hockey Club known as "The Vipers" is having their annual "Viper Cup" golf tournament and auction fundraiser.
The golf tournament and auction will be held at the Valley City Country Club with the auction beginning around 6 p.m.
Some of the items up for auction are a "Parise" Minnesota Wild jersey autographed by Zach Parise (UND and current NHL Wild player), an autographed hockey stick (Bauer TotalOne NXG) used by Chris Porter (UND and current NHL St. Louis Blues player), and a Matt Cullen (Wild) autographed stick.
Doctors at the Valley City Sanford Clinic have decided to continue their privileges at Mercy Hospital after discussions between the four doctors, clinic operations director Linda Lane and Hospital Administrator Keith Heuser.
Thursday doctors Genevieve Goven, Dave Hochhalter, Misty Anderson and James Buhr met with Heuser and Lane and decided to rescind their resignations of hospital privileges slated for Aug. 1.
City/County Health will likely move into the First Community Credit Union building on Fourth Street, Valley City, later this year, and Barnes County Social Services will likely share the space.
During its regular meeting on Tuesday, Barnes County commissioners voted 3-2 to move forward with the purchase of the building asking that Barnes County State's Attorney look over a purchase agreement before one is entered into.
Read more in Thursday's Times-Record.