August 30th, 2013
Ryan Metcalf, Valley City, saw his fully-restored car for the first time Thursday evening, after local car club Bridge City Cruisers spent more than a year restoring it as a gift to him.
The project came about in 2011 after Ryan's wife Erin asked the club to restore his 1966 Chevy Impala, which he bought from his grandfather three years ago, while he was deployed in Afghanistan with the North Dakota National Guard.
The Valley City Police Department warns residents of a reported scam.
A Valley City resident reported on Wednesday he received a call from a caller who advised him of an IRS settlement. Later he received a call from the Department of Motor Vehicles in Valley City telling him that his driver's license was revoked because of a letter from an attorney.
The first calls came from (530) 567-2511 and (530) 235-6505. The last call came from 845-3812 which is the DMV's phone number but police confirmed the DMV did not place the call and that the man's license was current.
New signs, purchased with a Safe Routes to School grant, let drivers passing Washington Elementary School and Jefferson Elementary School know just how fast they are going in the 20 miles-per-hour zone. The new signs are meant to help remind motorists to slow down.
A 1913 Gaar Scott steam traction engine restored by the Jury family of Barnes County traveled to Rollag, Minn., early this week to be part of the 60th anniversary Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion Friday through Monday, Sept. 2, said Lori Jury.
Dan Voegele of Bismarck along with Neil Pederson of Valley City helped load the engine owned by Jon and Lori Jury of rural Valley City early Monday morning.
Perennial tennis championship contender Grand Forks Red River visited Valley City for an Eastern Dakota Conference match on Thursday amid a week of heat-induced schedule changes.
Red River took the match, 9-0, though Hi-Liner head coach Matt Nielson was impressed with his team's efforts.
"Red River is Red River," Nielson said. "They haven't won the state championship 14 consecutive time because they are lucky â€” they are the best in the state. Their No. 1's to No. 4's all have the talent to win the state championship.Â Their No. 5, (Andrew) Godon, took 5th in the state last year."
The Valley City State football team has announced its team captains for the 2013 season.
The Vikings named Matt Craft and Jake Miller as new team captains to join Jake Thurston and George Trujillo, who were named team captains following spring practice.
Craft is a senior defensive lineman from Fairbanks, Alaska, who recorded 49 tackles and 3.5 sacks last season. Miller, a junior tight end from Rolla, N.D., had eight catches for 75 yards last season and is expected to play a much bigger role in 2013.
Viking golf opened the season Wednesday with a solid showing at the University of Jamestown Open on the 6,637-yard, Par-72 Hillcrest Golf Course.
Four Vikings placed in the Top 10, led by Haley Christofferson, who shot a 90 for sixth place in the women's division. Alyssa Tait carded a 101 to finish 11th.
In spite of resistance from some Valley City residents, the city utilities has begun installing an automated metering system which will eventually replace resident's old utility meters.
According to Valley City Electric Supervisor Stan Hansen, four gateways or receivers have been installed in various locations throughout the city with two more still on the way.
Read more in Friday's Times-Record.
A Valley City State University memorial scholarship fund is being set up in the honor of Steve Welken of Valley City, said Allison Kasowski, assistant director of annual giving for VCSU Thursday.
Welken died in a car accident south of Valley City on Aug 24.
Welken had strong ties to VCSU where he taught accounting classes and spent many hours promoting and volunteering. Executive Director of University Advancement Larry Robinson said Welken served on the VCSU Foundation Board and V-500 Club.
A fund has been set up at Dacotah Bank for Geraldine (Gerri) Knutson, 65, of Valley City, who was seriously injured in a multi-vehicle accident Friday, Aug. 16. A CaringBridge website has also been set up for her at www.caringbridge.org/visit/geraldinegerriknutson. Visitors to the site can track her recovery progress and leave messages on the guestbook.
Knutson's 2012 Chevrolet Impala was struck head-on on Main Street by a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed, estimated by the North Dakota Highway Patrol at about 70 mph.