Archive - 2014
Shirley Fletcher, 88, Jamestown, North Dakota died Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at Eventide at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Home, Jamestown.Â Shirley Leick was born November 28, 1925 in Wimbledon, North Dakota to Peter and Florence (Dingfelder) Leick.Â She graduated from Wimbledon High School.Â She married William Fletcher on November 4, 1944 in Wimbledon.Â They farmed in Courtenay, ND.Â Shirley and William also lived in Gackle, Cando and Forman.Â They also owned and operated The Town Pump in LaVerne, ND.Â Shirley enjoyed sewing, quilting, making many quilts with LaVerne church ladies for world relief
Thursday Night Football 11/20/14
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Valley City firefighter Lance Coit lays on a raft while he attempts to retrieve a handgun frozen into the Sheyenne River near the Rainbow Bridge in Valley City while firefighter Scott Magnuson helps steer the craft from shore.
The handgun was spotted by a pedestrian Sunday. It's unclear how the handgun made it into the frozen river, though Valley City Police Department Chief Fred Thompson suspects it was thrown in recently since it was frozen into the top few inches of ice.
Residents of the Maple Valley School District will be able to vote on a proposal to teach all district students in Tower City in a Jan. 13 special election. More in Tuesday's Times-Record.
Valley City is known for its bridges, and many of the bridges that cross the Sheyenne River have unique components that make them iconic. The Rainbow Bridge on East Main Street, which was rebuilt in 2004 for safety reasons, is one of the few rainbow arch bridges still in use in the U.S. today.
The new Rainbow Bridge, which replaced the Rainbow Arch Bridge, was dedicated almost 10 years ago.
More in Tuesday's Times-Record.
The Sheyenne Valley Community Foundation received its official 501c3 status from the IRS, a major achievement that allows contributions to be tax deductible. More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
The 2014 Stuff a Truck With Holiday Spirit collected 4,498 food items and $1,267.67 in cash donations by the time the annual drive was completed by 3 p.m. Thursday, said Angela Van Bruggen, Valley City High School student council advisor and social studies and math teacher. More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
Bull riders from the area and nationwide competed in Valley City at the Duel in the Dirt bull riding finals at the North Dakota Winter Show this weekend. The event featured riders from various summer bull riding events.
Justin Stringer, of 5 Star Bucking Bulls, which organized the event, said the finals featured riders from the Sanborn, Steele, Litchville, Sibley and Williston bullaramas as well as some invited stars.
Duel in the Dirt Finals Event Standings:
1. Zac Peterson, Velva, N.D. - 166 pts
2. Amos Yoder, Alden, Iowa - 156.5 pts
Three first-half turnovers put the Viking football team in a hole it couldn't dig out of Saturday during the first round of the NAIA Football Championship Series.
The Vikings trailed top-ranked Carroll College 35-0 at halftime en route to a 49-0 season-ending loss as a great season did not end the Vikings' way.
Morris Tharaldson, age 90, of Valley City, formerly of Dazey, ND, died Friday, November 21st at the Sheyenne Care Center in Valley City. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, November 26th at the Lerud Schuldt Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be held on hour before the service on Wednesday morning at the funeral home. Inurnment will be in the Dazey Cemetery, Dazey, and ND.