The season could be very joyous for holiday travelers this year with average gasoline prices at a five-year low and dropping. According to the AAA Auto Club, as of Monday, gas in Fargo was about $2.48 per gallon for regular unleaded, compared to $2.91 in November and $2.95 a year ago. The average price nationally on Monday for regular unleaded was $2.54. More in Tuesday's Times-Record.
Both the grand prize winner and winner of the 2014 Snowman Decorating contest were announced Monday by the Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce.
Weekly Christmas in the Valley button contest winners were also announced.
Winner of the grand prize â€“ a Surface Pro 2 Tablet, donated in part by Hi-Line Technology, was Gary Peterson.
Dacotah Bank was selected as the Snowman Decorating winner.
More in Tuesday's Times-Record.
Valley City's U.S. Fish and Wildlife Serviceâ€™s Valley City Wetland Management District office is looking for Valley City and Barnes County residents to participate in a Christmas Bird Count Thursday, Dec. 18, said Terry Gwilliams, range technician.More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.
The Viper Squirts hockey team played away on Saturday against Jamestown White and won 14-2.
They played home on Sunday against Devils Lake and won 10-0.
A Pledge-A-Thon is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 16 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Valley City Parks And Recreation Center in an effort to raise up to $4 million for the Valley City Wellness, Health and Physical Education Center.
According to Andrea Nelson of the Sheyenne Valley Foundation, those interested in making a tax-deductible donation toward the center can either stop in or call in pledges to (701) 845-3294.
More in Monday's Times-Record.
Woodland Steakhouse Bar and Grill, owned by Dianne and Wade Hatcher, is now open for business, Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. It is closed Sundays.
The restaurant, located at 3475 Woodland Park in Valley City, serves steaks, burgers and a sandwich and supper menu to compliment the steaks, Dianne said.
She said a grand opening is tentatively scheduled for January.
Right now, diners have the chance to vote on a name for a buffalo head that will sit above a fireplace on the main floor. The name choices are Sheyenne and Dakota Woodland. Voting ends Dec. 23.
Jefferson Elementary School first-graders rang the bell for the Barnes County Salvation Army for their service project. The project raised $328.76 for the organization.
Pictured in the front row (left to right) are Kinlee Sufficool, Louisa Ramos, Lauren May, Chloee Wieser, Griffin Kvilvang, Derek Shape and Jamison Adams.
In the second row (left to right) are Evan Schroeder, Abby Wilmes, Kellen Westman, Cody Dawes and Brooks Beyer.
In the third row (left to right) are Hunter Olson, Alyssa Wilmes, Abby Wangrud, Jessa Koch and Georgia Zaun.
Valley City's Optimist Club has chosen the Barnes County Salvation Army for its 2014 Community Service Award, said Sue Carlsrud, club president, on Friday. More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
7th place game: Barnes County North 67, Griggs County Central 28
5th place game: Enderlin 48, Finley-Sharon/Hope-Page 53
3rd place game: LaMoure-Litchville-Marion 58, Oakes 33
Championship: Sargent Central 45, Maple Valley 43
Mai Syverson, Enderlin
Zoie Breckheimer, FS/HP
Jacey Alber, LLM
Bella Hansen, Oakes
Tiffany Beaver, Sargent Central
Hannah Schlecht, Sargent Central
*Lexi Archer, FS/HP
*Anna Holen, LLM
*Rylee Nudell, Maple Valley
*Megan Kasowski, Maple Valley
*Denotes unanimous selection
Free Throw Champion
Bella Hansen, Oakes