U.S. Sen. John Hoeven spent an hour in Valley City Friday morning, touring the current North Dakota National Guard maintenance shop, the site for a planned new shop east of Valley City's John Deere facility, and finally perused plans for the new shop scheduled for completion in 2016. More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
Valley City Senior Jordyn Sayler was recently named Miss Teen North Dakota International 2015. She will move on to compete for Miss Teen International in Jacksonville, Fla. in August.
Sayler, daughter of Nathan and Marsha Sayler, received the title Dec. 6 at the North Dakota International Pageant at the Fargo South Theater, where she competed against other teens from the state. Also at the competition Miss Grand Forks County Megan Yahna was named Miss North Dakota International and Mrs. Fargo Erin Bertel was named Mrs. North Dakota International.
More in Monday's Times-Record.
Valley City Police are looking for an unidentified individual who broke into the Dietrich and Sons building through a window early this morning when the business was closed and unoccupied.
Police Chief Fred Thompson said once inside, the suspect took a small safe belonging to the business and left in an unknown direction.
The suspect, described as "heavy set," and some of the suspect's movements were caught on surveillance video. Police were unable to locate the suspect after checking the area.
Bob Drake believes Valley City lost out when flood buy-out homes were demolished. Had the homes been sold and moved onto other city lots, the city would have benefited from the purchases as well as property taxes once the homes were at new locations.
The VCSU Community School of the Arts (CSA) Valley Youth Choir, directed by Courtney Pederson, from the Barnes County Courthouse Carol Sing on the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 16.
Connie Reiten, director of the Community School of the Arts, said on Wednesday that one other CSA ensemble performed, the Valley Voices Women's Choir directed by Dr. Christopher Redfearn, as did the Valley City Troubadours.
U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer spent more than an hour Thursday speaking to students in Brock Carlson's government class at Valley City High School. About 35 students attended, and every seat was filled along with more than a dozen students leaning against walls and sitting on the floor. More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
A new health and wellness business has opened in Valley City. Wellness at Revelations of Beauty, owned by Kim Costello, features acupuncture treatment as well as aesthetics and beauty services.
"Revelations of Beauty comes from the aesthetics part of my career," Costello said, adding, "the wellness comes from the acupuncture."
More in Friday's Times-Record.
Francis â€śFrankâ€ť Trzpuc, age 91 of Mayville, ND and formerly of Marion, N died Dec. 17, 2014 at the Luther Memorial Home in Mayville. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 AM Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 at the Lerud-Schuldt Funeral Home in Valley City with Rev. Dave Montecuello officiating. Interment will be in St. Francis Cemetery at Marion, ND. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home.
The Valley City State University basketball teams will be offering free admission Friday as the Vikings host a food drive to collect donations for the Barnes County Food Pantry.
The Vikings host University of Minnesota-Morris for a doubleheader Friday at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse. Admission to the games will be free, but fans and spectators are asked to bring a non-perishable food item, which will be donated to the Barnes County Food Pantry.
Smith Lumber's new store is now open for business. New owners Tim and Brenda Durheim, who took over the business in July, have chosen to move to 1525 East Main Street, to expand the business.
An open house is planned for today from 3-7 p.m. so the public can check out the new place. Refreshments and goodies will be served. Brenda said a bigger grand opening celebration will be held in April.
More in Thursday's Times-Record.