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August 15th

Man Suing VC for $25,000

August 15, 2013

Nathan Preston, who became embroiled with law enforcement on July 28 after he fired several shots at a pair of pit bull dogs with a .40 cal. handgun, has filed a $25,000 lawsuit in small claims court claiming false arrest and that city officials have violated his right to defend himself by confiscating two of his weapons including one he claims was not used in the shooting.

Large Northern Caught in Sheyenne River

August 15, 2013

Jeremiah Komrosky, Valley City, caught an 18-pound northern "somewhere in the Sheyenne," mid June.
Komrosky, who works at Valley City State University, said as he was reeling the fish in, it felt like a log going down the river.
"As I was reeling it in, I could actually see it and as it got to the shore, it took a big leaping jump towards me," he said.

VCSU FB Team Gets Votes In Poll

August 15, 2013

The Valley City State football team received votes in the NAIA Coaches' Preseason Top 25 Poll released on Monday.
The Vikings received 15 votes in the poll, dropping out of the Top 25 after being ranked No. 24 in both last year's postseason poll and this year's spring poll. VCSU is coming off a 7-3 season in 2012 and is the only team in the Dakotas that received votes in the preseason poll. 
The Vikings will have a chance to shake up the poll when they play at top-ranked Morningside (Iowa) on Sept. 7.

Crazy Hat Day at Thift Shop

August 15, 2013

The ladies at the ARC Thrift Store designated Wednesday as "Crazy Hat Day" and donned their best bonnets just for fun. See this photo in Thursday's Times-Record.

Rabies Cases Found In Southeastern North Dakota

August 15, 2013

Barnes County has been able to escape any reported positive cases of rabies so far in 2013, but five cases were diagnosed in the region, said Dr. Beth Carlson, deputy state veterinarian.
Tuesday Carlson said one case was confirmed in LaMoure County, two were confirmed in Ransom County, one in Richland County and one in Stutsman.
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.

Straus Mall Public Opening Set

August 15, 2013

George Gaukler and his business partners in Valley City's Straus Mall are getting ready for a Sept. 1 public opening for the renovated downtown centerpiece.
Wednesday Gaukler said nearly all work on the structure was completed but the cleaning.
Gaukler is lead partner in Straus Mall Property LLC, the company owning the mall.
Read more in Thursday's Times-Record.

August 14th

VCPS Prepares for Another Year

August 14, 2013

Valley City Public School superintendent Dean Koppelman gave a start of the school year report Monday during the school board's regular meeting.
The board addressed technology updates, including a new speaker system at Hanna Field, and two positions still needing filled, the nutrition services director and a family and consumer sciences teacher.
Read more in Wednesday's Times-Record.

VC Schools Concussion Management Testing Thursday

August 14, 2013

On Thursday, the Valley City Public Schools will conduct its 2013-14 baseline concussion management tests for 10th graders who plan to participate in fall sports as well as any new students in grades 9-12 who plan to participate in fall sports.
Testing will run from 10 to 11 a.m. Students should report to the computer lab by 10 a.m.
Testing for seventh graders and new junior high students who plan to participate in fall sports will be held on Thursday, Aug. 22 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the junior high computer lab.

UPDATE: Two Die in Fiery Truck Crash

August 14, 2013

An accident Wednesday morning in southern Barnes County east of Litchville claimed the lives of two people.
The accident occurred at about 9 a.m. at the intersection of North Dakota Highway 1 and North Dakota Highway 46. A semi going eastbound on highway 46 failed to stop at the intersection of highway 1. A northbound truck struck the eastbound truck, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Both trucks came to rest in the northeast ditch of the interchange. Both drivers died on the scene. One driver was wearing seatbelts while the other was not.

August 13th

VC Woman Wins $1K in Gas

August 13, 2013

Shirley Olson of Valley City was the winner of $1,000 in gas certificates at the Valley City Times-Record Free Gas Giveaway held at the Valley City Eagles Club Monday.
Read more in Tuesday's Times-Record.

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