November 20th, 2014
Valley City's employees were granted raises during a regular meeting of the Valley City City Commission Tuesday after a study revealed that Valley City employees, on average, earned 20 percent less than their counterparts in other cities.
Barnes County Commissioners have agreed to pay for vandalism to Faust Park, even though the Barnes County Wildlife Federation takes care of the county facility owned by the Federal Emergency Management Agency Agency under contract. More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.
Valley City State University did not get enough riders signed up for a fan bus to the NAIA football playoffs on Saturday, Nov. 22, where the Vikings take on Carroll College at 12 p.m. MST/1 p.m. CST in Helena, Mont.
Helena is located in west-central Montana and is approximately an 11-12 hour drive by car, mostly on interstate highways. Flying into Helena is also an option. Flights from Fargo and Bismarck would make stops in Minneapolis or Denver before flying into Helena.
VCSU has provided hotel information for those planning to make the trip via car or flight.
Valley City State University alumni Duke Johnson captured this photo of the Northern Lights over the Hi-Line Bridge Saturday.
Duke told Alice Beauchman, photography instructor at VCSU, that while visiting family Saturday, he went out to take a star trail photo of the Big Dipper ducking down below the Hi-Line Bridge.
More in Wednesday's Times-Record.
Valley City Public Schools Superintendent Dean Koppelman announced plans to retire after next school year at Monday's regular school board meeting.
Koppelman said he told board members that he'd let them know retirement plans at the end of his three-year contract, which ends this school year.
More in Wednesday's Times-Record.
Members of Valley City's Congregational United Church of Christ learned about the work that Jud-based Service Dogs for America is doing to help veterans during a special program Sunday at the church. More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Two people were found dead in a rural Eckelson home Monday and another was hospitalized, all due to a possible propane leak.
Barnes County Sheriff Randy McClaflin said Rodney Larson and Janet Larson, both 71, of rural Spiritwood died of what appears to be carbon monoxide poisoning.
Sharon Price, Janet's sister, of Wisconsin was transported to Mercy Hospital in Valley City and then transferred to a Fargo hospital. Her condition is unknown.
Valley City was recently named the fifth safest city in North Dakota by Movoto Real Estate Blog, making it a great place to live and raise a family.
In a study based on crime rates provided by FBI statistics, while Valley City was not the smallest city with high rankings, it's small-town crime rates make it hospitable.
More in Tuesday's Times-Record.
Valley City State University's senior Alley Theroux was named to the 2014 North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) All-Conference Volleyball Team Monday as an Outside Hitter. More in Tuesday's Times-Record.
Thursday Night Football 11/13
Miami (6-4) 22 vs
Buffalo (5-5) 9
Miami QB Ryan Tannehill threw 2 second half touchdowns to rally a comeback victory over Buffalo. Buffalo was moving the ball up and down the field early, but could not seem to find the end zone to cap drivers. They clung to a 9-3 lead as they kept Miami in check. Tannehill was able to rally his teamâ€™s offense to score 19 unanswered points to seal the game and second place in the AFC East.
Houston (5-5) 23 @
Cleveland (6-4) 7