February 5th, 2014
Barnes County Commissioners voted 3-2 Tuesday to end Veterans Service Officer Scott Crumps six-month trial period and hire him on as a permanent employee after rejecting a recommendation by Commissioner Phil Leitner to extend the probationary period. More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Barnes County Relay for Life co-chairs this year are Lisa McCulloch and Rad Nicholson of Valley City. The two have each been involved in the Relay separately in the past, and are heading this year's event, which has some changes in store.
More in Wednesday's Times-Record.
Faith Lutheran Church will rebuild after fire destroyed its Valley City home in October. The congregation has taken some of the first steps toward that end by starting the process of hiring an architect to start planning a new structure.
The congregation plans to rebuild on its current site and salvage what it can of the former building, said Tory Hart. While the building was virtually destroyed, some of the oldest stained-glass windows were salvageable, said Hart, and some of the old fellowship hall my be salvaged, if only the footings.
More in Wednesday's Times-Record.
Grand Forks Red River gave Valley City all they could handle Tuesday night as they dominated the rebound game and built a 30-23 halftime lead, but five Hi-Liners stepped up to score in double figures and Valley City took a 50-49 lead with two minutes remaining en route to a 54-53 win.
Read this story in Wednesday's Times-Record.
The Barnes County Airport Municipal Airport Authority plans to have an entry in the 2014 Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce Chili Cook-off and place an advertisement in the 2014 Explore the Sheyenne Magazine to help publicize its planned 2014 airshow set for Sept. 6. More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Barnes County Relay for Life organizers are gearing up for this year's event, looking for teams and asking the public to donate on Giving Hearts Day. Money donated by the community to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life on Giving Hearts Day, a 24-hour online give-a-thon hosted by Dakota Medical Foundation and Impact Foundation, will benefit the Barnes County Relay. Diane Sommerfeld, who does publicity for this year's Relay, said donations are taken online.
Moose in Valley City are not unheard of, but due to the declining population in southeast North Dakota they're not that common, either. But the moose wandering through yards and corn fields in and around Wolski Plaza over the weekend seemed unimpressed with statistical data.
More in Tuesday's Times-Record.
Valley City will host a rodeo queen seminar April 11 through April 13, hosted by the Miss Rodeo North Dakota Pageant Association for prospective rodeo queen and princess participants ages 8 to 25. More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.
The Valley City State University Booster Club will host the first Viking Fish Fry on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at the Valley City VFW Club.
Tickets are $15 and include a meal, which starts at 5:30 p.m., of fish and fixinâ€™s, along with entry for door prizes. All proceeds go to VCSU athletic scholarships.
Only 300 tickets will be sold. Contact a VCSU Booster Club member or call 845-7161 to purchase your tickets. The Fish Fry replaces the annual Wild Game Feed hosted in previous years.
Valley City State University softball team announced the addition of Kelli Moore, who has signed a letter of intent to attend VCSU and play softball for the Vikings starting this fall.
Read this story in Tuesday's Times-Record.