February 7th, 2014
Valley City State University Head Football Coach Dennis McCulloch announced Wednesday the addition of 22 student-athletes who have signed letters of intent to attend VCSU and play football for the Vikings this fall.
"We are extremely excited about this group of incoming student-athletes," McCulloch said. "We have a good mix of playmakers on both offense and defense joining our program. These young men have proven themselves at the high school level, and we're excited to see them excel at the collegiate level over the next four years, both in the classroom and on the field."
Mercy Hospital plans to make major improvements to patient care with the help of a $2.53 million gift from the estate of Leonard and Marjorie (Dreis) Wright of Mukilteo, Wash., hospital and foundation officials said Thursday.
More in Friday's Times-Record.
Editor's note: Eatery of the Week is a new feature series that looks at area restaurants and what they offer. The new feature will run weekly in the Times-Record.
A fine dining restaurant in Valley City offers a wide array of homemade menu items, including steak, prime rib, seafood, chicken, pasta and more.
A Valley City man has been arrested for attempting to lure a minor, possibly for sexual purposes.
Chris Kinney, 46, was arrested and charged Thursday with Luring a Minor by Computer or Electronic Device, a class-C felony; and Corruption or Solicitation of a Minor, a Class-A misdemeanor.
On Feb. 5. a juvenile reported to a social worker that the juvenile had received text messages of a sexual nature, according to a press release from the Valley City Police Department. The social worker contacted the VCPD.
Negotiations between the Valley City Public School Board and the Valley City Education Association ended after no agreement was reached at a meeting Wednesday. The school board then met Thursday morning to approve issuing unilateral contracts to Valley City Public School District teachers for the 2013-2014 school year.
Read this story in Friday's Times-Record.
LaMoure-based attorney Tonya Duffy has been offered a position as a Barnes County assistant state's attorney, said Carl Martineck Wednesday. More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.
Farm Rescue is now accepting applications for spring planting.
The Jamestown-based organization helps farm families who have experienced a major illness, injury or natural disaster by providing planting and harvesting assistance free of charge.
City Lights Supper Club is one of 10 restaurants throughout the state teaming up with North Dakota Special Olympics to raise funds later this month.
Owner Tommy Bergan said 18 percent of sales made at the restaurant on Tuesday, Feb. 18, will benefit the North Dakota Special Olympics. He said the event comes at no cost to the guest.
More in Thursday's Times-Record.
Three Barnes County commissioners, the sheriff, treasurer, state's attorney, auditor and recorder will all be on the primary and general election ballots for election in 2014, according to Auditor Beth Didier. More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.
A fire that destroyed the home of John and Linda Schonert on Fourth Avenue Southwest in Valley City last week has been determined to have been started by space heaters in the basement, according to Valley City Fire Department Chief Gary Retterath.
More in Thursday's Times-Record.