When rural Dazey man Ron Berge watches the North Dakota State University Bison football team compete for their third national championship Saturday, he'll be surrounded by family and his huge bison herd collection.
Ron is a dedicated Bison fan. He began collecting hard ironwood Bison some years after graduating from NDSU with a mechanical engineering degree in 1960.
Read more about Berge's collection in Monday's Times-Record.
A benefit supper and silent auction for Andrew Gubrud and Becky Sundstrom, who lost their home in a house fire earlier this month, will be held Saturday, Jan. 18 from 5-8 p.m. at the Valley City Eagles Club. The spaghetti supper will be available for a free-will offering, and a silent auction and Ruby's Karaoke will also be held.
The family plans to rebuild this spring and are very thankful of the support they have received from the community.
For more information or to donate silent auction items, call (218) 779-4000.
Matt Milledge's dog Bubba is finally back home after he ran away from a farm where he was being temporarily boarded, but it took a trip to court and retrieving the animal from the woman who adopted the animal from the Sheyenne Valley Friends of Animals. More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
Lady Hi-Liner basketball visited Jamestown on Saturday night for their first game in two weeks, and senior forwards Dierra Diegel and Danica Diegel's double-doubles propelled Valley City to a 59-48 win.
Dierra Diegel led Valley City with 20 points, 10 rebounds and six steals. Danica Diegel put up 11 points, 13 rebounds, an assist and a steal. Senior guard Jessica Denholm added 17 points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals of her own.
Hi-Liner wrestling, ranked 10th among North Dakota Class B varsity teams, took their talents to Fargo for the Rumble on the Red Wrestling Championships, from which Valley City took 21st of 69 varsity teams, ninth of 64 junior varsity teams and a 182-pound championship from senior Dustin Lindgren.
Read this story in Monday's Times-Record.
Barnes County heard objections to hiring Carl Martineck states attorney after Lee Grossmann leaves after his appointment Dec. 17. More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
Valley City is one of five cities the Green Vision Group is looking at as a home for an energy beet plant, said Randy Grueneich, Barnes County extension agent. More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
Blue Cross Blue Shield's call center in Valley City recently added eight jobs to its office, bringing a total of 19 employees. An Economic Policy Institute study showed that each of the eight new jobs adds approximately $115,000 in economic impact, which is close to $1 million total.
Linda Skramstad, the call center's team leader, said eight new employees started Sept. 16. She said the jobs were added because it was anticipated they'd need more customer service representatives based on the new healthcare reform.
More in Friday's Times-Record.
After a couple weeks of preparation, Great Plains STEM Center executive Director Dr. David DeMuth Jr. got an Ag Cab Lab installed at the Barnes County Historical Society Museum Friday. More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.
Barnes County has agreed to add $500 to its 2013 funding of the regional truck regulatory office, and hold off on increasing its 2014 truck regulatory contribution by $5,000, to make certain the other three counties paying for the program also add $5,000 each. More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.