April 25th, 2013
Valley City is getting the lead out â€“ of the Law Enforcement Center.
A lead removal team has gotten rid of about 40 percent of the lead in the building's basement which formerly housed a shooting range. While the city is unsure how the basement will be used in the future, it will likely never be a shooting range again.
For more on the progress of lead removal in the Law Enforcement Building, read Thursday's Times-Record.
The aviation accident that killed Robert Odegaard of Kindred while practicing over Valley City for the 2012 Wings and Wheels AirShow in September, was due to pilot error, the NTSB ruled. The crash happened at the Barnes County Municipal Airport.
For more on this story, read Thursday's Times-Record.
On April 3, students from the Student Nurse Organization, Dakota Nursing Program, in Valley City, donated a temporal thermometer to the Medical-Surgical staff at Mercy Hospital, recognizing the help they have received from the hospital.
Proceeds from SNO fundraising activities this past school year have also gone towards defraying the medical costs of a local cancer survivor and participating in the Christmas Giving Tree sponsored by Dacotah Bank of Valley City.
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record
Valley City paleontologist Alan Komrosky Tuesday said he continues to seek a buyer for his triceratops.
Komrosky said he is working on a deal to sell the skeleton, but â€śbut until they sign on the line you can't tell. I've been trying to get it done for eight years.â€ť
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.
The Valley City Little League will hold a fundraiser on Thursday, April 4 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Stoudt Ross Ford in Valley City.
The group will serve brats, chips, dessert and a drink. The minimum donation will be $5.
In the event of inclement weather, food will be served in the showroom.
By Bonnie Jo Hanson
Harvey Hochhalter (left) listens as EMTs Sarah Hass and Matt Miller show how the LIFEPAK 15 helped save Hochhalter's life during a recent heart attack.
When Valley City Resident Harvey Hochhalter had a heart attack earlier this month, a Barnes County ambulance was on hand within minutes and new technology on that ambulance may possibly have saved his life, or at the very least saved him from a lot of heart damage. For more information about new technology used by the Barnes County Ambulance, read Wednesday's Times-Record.
In an effort to raise awareness on environmental responsibility, Valley City State University hosted its second annual Earth Day Festival Monday evening at the Bubble.
The festivities, which last all week, are organized by the university and its environmental task force.
Originally scheduled at the Medicine Wheel Park, the event was moved to VCSU's Osmon Fieldhouse due to inclement weather.
Read more in Wednesday's Times-Record.
On Friday, Times-Record reporter Bonnie Jo Hanson spent the evening doing a "ride-along" in the 9-1-1 dispatch center with Rhoda Baade. Though it was a quiet Friday night, Hanson got a glimpse into what it's like for a dispatcher on any night. For more about a night in the dispatch center, read Tuesday's Times-Record.
With snow still on the ground and temperatures well below average, it may seem that summer is never coming, but the Sheyenne River Valley Chapter of the North Country Trail Association is gearing up for a summer full of outdoor activities.
The group will soon begin hikes and work days along the trail that ends in New York.
The first hike is May 5, and a work day is planned for May 18.
For more information on the events planned along the scenic trail that stretches from Lake Sakakawea, N.D., to Crown Point, N.Y., read Tuesday's Times-Record.
While Valley City officials do not foresee a major flood in the forecast, commissioners met in a special meeting on Friday to begin the process of applying for financial aid, just in case, after the National Weather Service changed its flood outlook for the city on Thursday.
For more on this story, read Monday's Times-Record.