November 18th, 2014
Two people were found dead in a rural Eckelson home Monday and another was hospitalized, all due to a possible propane leak.
Barnes County Sheriff Randy McClaflin said Rodney Larson and Janet Larson, both 71, of rural Spiritwood died of what appears to be carbon monoxide poisoning.
Sharon Price, Janet's sister, of Wisconsin was transported to Mercy Hospital in Valley City and then transferred to a Fargo hospital. Her condition is unknown.
Valley City was recently named the fifth safest city in North Dakota by Movoto Real Estate Blog, making it a great place to live and raise a family.
In a study based on crime rates provided by FBI statistics, while Valley City was not the smallest city with high rankings, it's small-town crime rates make it hospitable.
More in Tuesday's Times-Record.
Valley City State University's senior Alley Theroux was named to the 2014 North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) All-Conference Volleyball Team Monday as an Outside Hitter. More in Tuesday's Times-Record.
Thursday Night Football 11/13
Miami (6-4) 22 vs
Buffalo (5-5) 9
Miami QB Ryan Tannehill threw 2 second half touchdowns to rally a comeback victory over Buffalo. Buffalo was moving the ball up and down the field early, but could not seem to find the end zone to cap drivers. They clung to a 9-3 lead as they kept Miami in check. Tannehill was able to rally his teamâ€™s offense to score 19 unanswered points to seal the game and second place in the AFC East.
Houston (5-5) 23 @
Cleveland (6-4) 7
The North Dakota Department of Transportation has authorized drainage from a lot where a Valley City McDonald's restaurant has been proposed into a ditch designed for Interstate 94 drainage, but a request for a neighboring lot is still on hold, said John Thompson, district engineer for the Valley City NDDOT office. More in Tuesday's Times-Record.
Ninety-one area families in need will get a full Thanksgiving dinner this year, thanks to the efforts of three Valley City churches. Faith Lutheran Church, Our Savior's Lutheran Church and Trinity Lutheran Church have teamed up again this year to fill baskets with all the traditional Thanksgiving goodies. More in
The Salvation Army Service Unit of Barnes County is preparing to begin its annual Red Kettle fundraising Campaign the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 28, said Joe Lunde, kettle campaign co-chairman with Phil Leitner. More in Tuesday's issue of the Tmes-Record.
Two people died in an Eckelson home Monday and another was hospitalized â€“ the result of a possible propane leak.
According to Barnes County Sheriff Randy McClaflin, authorities responding to the scene to preform a welfare check at the request of a neighbor noticed a strong propane odor before requesting the Sanborn Fire Department secure the scene.
Three people were found inside the home; a man and a woman were pronounced dead at the scene and another woman was transported to a Fargo Hospital by Life Flight.
The Valley City State University (N.D.) women's basketball team added more size to its 2015 recruiting class on Thursday.
Viking head coach Jill DeVries announced that Kaitlin Connor, a 6-foot center from Madison, Minn., signed a letter of intent to attend VCSU and play for the Vikings this fall. Connor is entering her senior season at Lac Qui Parle Valley High School.
More in Monday's Times-Record.
The Valley City State University football team will face Carroll College in the first round of the NAIA playoffs, the national office announced Sunday.
VCSU, ranked No. 14 in the country, will play at No. 1-ranked Carroll College on Saturday, Nov. 22. Game time is to be determined. The Vikings are making their eighth NAIA playoff appearance, and fourth playoff appearance under coach Dennis McCulloch.Â
More in Monday's Times-Record.