Archive - 2013
Rural Kathryn's Kendra Myers ended up with four grand champion awards and one reserve grand champion award at the 2013 North Dakota State Fair.
Myers, who turns 11 Monday, and her purebred Simmental heifer â€śDaisy,â€ť were named Grand Champion in the Junior Simmental Show, Grand Champion Simmental in the North Dakota Junior Points Show Association, and Grand Champion in the 4-H show.
Read more in Wednesday's Times-Record.
Valley City police say the 2005 Honda CRV that rolled following a 2-vehicle accident Monday around 5 p.m. was driven by Duane Huibregtse, 70. The SUV rolled after being struck on the passenger side by a 2000 Volkswagon Beetle, driven by Karen Bruyea, 48.
The vehicles collided at the intersection of Third Avenue and Second Street Northeast.
Bruyea was transported to Mercy Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem Tuesday released North Dakotaâ€™s crime statistics for 2012. The annual Crime Report is compiled from information reported by local law enforcement agencies across the state.
â€śBased on our experience here (in Barnes County), our numbers are up from last year, and last year's numbers were up from the previous year,â€ť said Barnes County States Attorney Lee Grossman.
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.
When Valley City High School Junior Annie Hart, 16, volunteered to drive an unused soap box car in the local competition earlier this summer, she never dreamed she would win a chance to compete in the international competition in Akron, Ohio, let alone place third in the world. Before that first race in Valley City, she had never raced in a soap box derby.
Annie placed third in the super stock division at the All American Soap Box Derby at Derby Downs in Akron Ohio last week competing against 121 racers from all over the world.
Shots were fired early Sunday morning as a Valley City man claimed to feel threatened by a pair of dogs. The man, who fired several shots at the pit bulls, reported the incident.
Valley City police received a call from Nathan Preston, 24, of 718 Second Street SW, Valley City, Preston informed the communications operator that he was attacked by two pit bulls and, feeling threatened, he fired several rounds at the approaching dogs.
A total of 10 Barnes County youths either won champion or reserve champion awards in the 4-H static exhibits at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot.
Static exhibits are exhibits that do no move and are usually submitted by individuals.
â€śWe had quite a few reserve and grand champions,â€ť said Randy Grueneich, Barnes County extension agent, Monday.
â€śWe are pleased when our kids do well at the state. We do interview judging at the county level, at the state level just projects are judged,â€ť Grueneich said.
Curt Hill, a Valley City State University math professor who will be teaching software engineering starting this fall, is excited about plans creating a home for computer systems and software engineering in McFarland Hall.
Monday Hill said faculty offices and a receptionist area will be clustered together with a lounge in front â€śfor students to work.â€ť
More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Trees provide beauty and shade to yards, city forester David Dunham said, but they often succumb to disease and must be chopped down. Fortunately, tree disease can be prevented by acting early.
Dunham said tree diseases for all species can be prevented at the start by avoiding planting the same trees right next to each other.
"The key is diversification," he said, explaining that planting a variety of tree species in an area prevents disease from spreading so easily.
A Honda CRV rolled after being t-boned by a Volkswagon Beetle at the intersection of Second Street and Third Avenue Northeast Monday around 5 p.m. Valley City police believe there were no serious injuries. The accident is under investigation. Read the Times-Record and our website for more information.
In Rep. Dwight Kiefert's legislative report in the Friday, July 26-28 issue of the Times-Record the wrong first name was given. The Times-Record regrets the error.