Archive - 2014
Mariann Maine, Valley City, was the winner of the Times-Record's $1,000 gas giveaway. She was one of 19 who qualified to win $1,000 worth of gas certificates during the five-week contest. Of those 19, 17 were present at the Eagles Thursday evening for the final drawing.
Maine won a $500 gift certificate to Valley Service and a $500 gift certificate to Brothers III as the grand prize as well as a $20 gas gift certificate to Valley Service as a door prize.
"I can't believe it," Maine said. "I don't drive out of town that much, but I'll make good use of it."
Residents filled the Hi-Liner Activity Center to learn more about a proposed wellness center Wednesday.
Architects unveiled plans for the $16 million center, which would likely be located on Eighth Avenue Southwest near the Bubble, and would include gymnasiums/open space, an aquatic center, a fitness area with an indoor track, child care area and office and classroom space.
Valley City Parks and Recreation would spearhead the project, with Valley City State University and Mercy Hospital as partners.
Fire, likely caused by an old exhaust fan, damaged the roof of the Thrivent building on Second Street, Valley City, Wednesday.
Valley City Fire Department responded to the call at about 2 p.m. Wednesday after reports of smoke in the building. Occupants of the building reported light smoke in the businesses on the main floor, with heavier smoke in the second floor apartments. Firefighters had difficulty, however, finding the source of the smoke, said VCFD Chief Gary Retterath, either by visual inspection and using thermal imaging, as the fire was contained to an area in the roof.
The Valley City Times-Record plans to run a historical photograph each week on Thursdays submitted by our readers.
Wes Anderson, curator of the Barnes County Historical Society Museum agreed to start off the series and give our readers an idea what we are hoping will be submitted with this photo from the museum archives.
Photos can be of events or places in Barnes County from 10, 20, 30 years ago, or even older. We will publish at least one submitted photograph every week in the Valley City Times-Record.
Bethany Reiten, a resident of rural Kathryn, took second place for documentaries in the national 4-H Film Festival that took place in St. Louis, Aug. 2 to 6. More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Part of Woodbine Cemetery in Valley is getting a facelift. Tuesday, a pair of contractors began the task of straightening and securing gravestones of veterans â€“ some from as far back as the Civil War â€“ on an edge of the cemetery reserved for veterans. More in Wednesday's Times-Record.
Two ladies at the Rudolf Square in Valley City have created a garden for the community there. Maridenis Carpenter started by putting a couple flower pots out on the steps, and the garden has grown to include several flowers and plants along the steps and fence on the east side and a few on the west side.
More in Wednesday's Times-Record.
Each Wednesday, local law enforcement asks for help from the community in locating individuals who have felony warrants out for their arrest.
This week, the Barnes County Sheriff's Office is looking for Jeremy Albert Earl Smith who is wanted on a class C felony warrant for aggravated assault.
Smith, 22, is an African American male with black hair and brown eyes. He is 6 feet tall and weighs 155 pounds.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Smith should call the Barnes County Sheriff's Office at (701) 845-8530.
According to Barnes County Weed Officer Jim McAllister, Barnes County is becoming invaded with a relatively new weed called absinth wormwood. Mor in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.