October 26th, 2012
The season of the flu is already upon us, and health officials in Valley City urge anybody age 6 months and older to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Local pharmacies and City-County Health District offer flu shots with no appointment necessary.
Sarah Hansen, Registered Nurse at the City-County Health District, said the CCHD is open to give flu shots from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The cost of shots at the CCHD for private pay is $32. They can also be covered by private insurance, Medicaid and Medicare.
State Senator Ryan Taylor (DNPL), candidate for governor, visited Valley City Thursday. More than a dozen people had the opportunity to meet the candidate and hear his plans for the future when he visited the AmericInn for a lunchtime town hall meeting.
ELLENDALE â€” As the Litchville-Marion/Montpelier volleyball team prepared for the postseason, coach Ryan Nelson decided to change things up and had his team change its coverage of the floor. But in game situations, it can take a bit for the changes to kick it.
When the Rebels opened the Class B District 5 tournament Thursday in Ellendale, there was a bit of delay as the team made the adjustments in its coverage, but once they were comfortable, even a casual observer could have noted the difference.
The Community Health Ministry of Buffalo and Tower City will be sponsoring the ninth annual Tour of Homes on Sunday, Nov. 4 from 1-4:30 p.m. Everyone is invited.
The tour will begin at the Buffalo 1916 School on Pearl Street, where tickets, maps and refreshments will be available, and the Olde School Gift Shoppe will be open for your shopping pleasure. Advance tickets will also be on sale at Kasowski-Gubrud Repair and the Food Market in Buffalo.
The Valley City School District's major campaign to collect food for those in need begins Wednesday, albeit under a new name, â€śStuff The Truck.â€ť
Last year the effort went under the name â€śPack The HAC.â€ť The new name brings the effort full circle, said Cindy Waagen, director of Marketplace Foods.
â€śThat was our original name,â€ť when Marketplace Foods started the effort in 2000, Waagen said Wednesday.
The Valley City School District took over leadership in about 2005, Waagen said. â€śWhen it was done by Marketplace the schools were always involved,â€ť she said.
The Barnes County 911 system, or who will run it has been a weighty issue for city and county officials, but making the change from city to county control should not involve a lot of costs, according to County Commissioner Eldred Knutson. Last week, Barnes County commissioners voted 3-2 to take control of 911 operations, against the Valley City City Commission's wishes.
Instead of walking door-to-door, ringing doorbells, area kids will have the opportunity to walk from car-to-car, looking at trunks in this year's trunk-or-treat.
Trunk-or-treat, held annually at the Nazarene Church in Valley City, is a "fun and safe event for the whole family," the Rev. JoAnn Stack said.
The event will be held Oct. 31 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the church.
Members of the Nazarene Church will decorate the trunks of their vehicles and hand out treats to kids. The free event is open to children of all ages and their families.
Barnes County Sheriff Randy McClaflin is asking people who have noticed items missing from their residences, especially along Peak Road and Kathryn Road, to contact the Sheriffâ€™s office.
McClaflin said Tuesday that the Barnes County Sheriffâ€™s Department has a 30-year-old woman in custody â€śfor entering numerous homes in the Barnes County, specifically Peak Road (County Road 27 North), Kathryn Road (County Road 21 south), Valley City and Sanborn.â€ť
McClaflin said the homes were unlocked, and â€śif confronted she usually made up a believable story of why she was in the residence.â€ť
Most high school students in the area have small class sizes, and music students share the stage with a relatively low amount of people, but on Nov. 13, theyâ€™ll get a chance to play and sing with a much larger group.
Students from area high schools will join together to perform in the annual Barnes County music festival Nov. 13 at Valley City State Universityâ€™s Vangstad Auditorium.
My name is Bonnie Jo Hanson. Iâ€™m the new county reporter here at the Times-Record, and I will also be covering agriculture and education.
I hail from a rural area in southern Ohio, close to Huntington W. Va. Now I live in Marion with a husband, Greg, and one kid. Two of my kids, Anthony and Libby, are grown and gone, Christian is still at home. I also have a bunch of animals â€“ three dogs and two cats. (We canâ€™t say no, but our house is getting really small and hairy.)