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August 25th

Bull Bash Benefits Sauer Family

August 26, 2013

The Second Annual Andrea Arbuckle Memorial Shootout and Ride the Hide Benefit Bull Bash on Aug. 24 in Litchville showcased local bull riding talent and hosted a silent auction to come to the aid of the Mike Sauer family of Valley City.

Litchville natives Tate and Taryl Smith competed in the Bull Bash in memory of their cousin Annie Arbuckle.

August 23rd

Back in the Game

August 23, 2013

My name is Jake McNeal and I am your new Times-Record sports editor.

I come to Valley City from Portland, Ore., having found a great new opportunity.

But why Valley?

Because Valley City presents a new sports writing adventure, and I wanted to be the sports guy in a small town.

My wish most certainly came true.

Bull Bash Returns Tomorrow

August 23, 2013

Litchville native Tate Smith has organized the 2nd Annual Ride the Hide Bull Bash, to be followed by the Andrea "Annie" Arbuckle Memorial Shootout, on Aug. 24 in Litchville.

A street dance, sponsored by Uncle Dean's Tavern and the Bull Bash, and featuring the Dickinson-based band Outlaw Sippin', will follow the shootout. The Bull Bach will also feature a silent auction for the benefit of the Sauer family.

VCSU Football Gets Back to Business

August 23, 2013

The late August sun hung over the northwest corner of Shelly Ellig Field for Valley City State's Red-vs.-White, open two-quarter running-clock scrimmage on Aug. 22.

Scores were left uncounted because the scrimmage was to be a showcase of Viking talent.

Freshman Kurtis Walls came in first at quarterback for the White team.

Second Truck Crash Victim Identified

August 23, 2013

Carl Bjustad, 64, of Sheldon, was identified as the second victim in a fatal truck crash near Litchville Aug. 14.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol said in a release that Bjustad and Allan Tofsrud, 46, of Leeds, were both killed Aug. 14 when their semi trucks collided at the intersection of Highway 46 and Highway 1.
The NDHP said Tofsrud was traveling on Highway 46 and failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Highway 1 and struck Bjustad, who was traveling on Highway 1. Both trucks came to rest in the northeast ditch of the interchange.

August 22nd

Stoudt-Ross Ford, Miller Motors Moving

August 22, 2013

Two Valley City auto dealerships are moving, allowing both to continue to grow. Stoudt-Ross Ford plans to build a new facility on Winter Show Road, and Miller Motors will move into the existing Ford building.
Stoudt-Ross Ford owner Steve Ross said it's a great time to be in business in the Valley City area and North Dakota as a whole.

Disc Spark Starts Fire

August 22, 2013

A stray spark caused by discing on the Chuck Reidman farm 14 miles south of Valley City in Scandia Township caused a field fire about 2:26 p.m. Thursday, said Valley City Fire Chief Gary Retterath.
Retterath said Reidman was discing on his farm, when a spark ignited dead grass in a slough. "It wasn't very bad – we wet it down so it wouldn't get into another field," Retterath said.
The fire chief blamed the fire on especially dry conditions.

AP Top 25 Fooptball Poll

August 22, 2013

Read the AP Top 25 poll, which appears regularly on the www.times-online.com web site. The most recent poll was released Aug. 17. Every week college football fans anxiously await the release of the AP Top 25 poll.

BC ARC Awards Scholarship

August 22, 2013

The Arc of Barnes County recently presented Hilary Larson, a senior at Minnesota State University-Moorhead, with a $1,000 scholarship to help further her education, said Lavonne Lawrence.
ARC board members Barb Cook and Ken Merkes presented Larson with a check for winning the 2013 Arc of Barnes Scholarship at the August ARC board meeting.
More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.

Volunteers Needed To Help Low-Income Seniors

August 22, 2013

AARP’s volunteer operated Tax-Aide program is looking for new volunteers across North Dakota, including Valley City.
Lyle Halvorson, who works for AARP in North Dakota, said Wednesday, “We did have a volunteer in Valley City, but she retired.”
More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.

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