November 23rd, 2012
The Valley City City Commission heard presentations from international engineering firm URS and On the Move/ACHIEVE officials Monday during its regular meeting.
Abby Korte, hydrologist from URS, told the commissioners their five-phase comprehensive streambank study would address flooding and erosion issues along the Sheyenne River in Valley City.
Last Friday evening about two dozen firefighters and first responders were on hand for a grain bin rescue at the Enderlin Elevator, including members of the Fingal and Kathryn Fire Departments. Their victim was buried in a grain truck full of corn, only his head and arms remained visible. As seconds passed, inhaling became more difficult as the pressure on the victim's chest increased from the weight of the corn. Finally, rescue workers, after assessing the victim's condition, constructed a tube around him which allowed them to dig the man out.
After eight-and-a-half years as marketing director at Valley State University, Doug Anderson is having a hard time leaving the university, as well as the small city he has called home. But a new job as the Director of Media and Communications for the Minnesota State College and University System, based in his hometown of St. Paul, Minn. has him doing just that.
"Valley City is an outstanding place to live and work," he said. "You can become part of it, that's why it's hard to leave."
The Barnes County Sheriff's Department reported Wednesday afternoon that three suspects wanted in connection with a string of burglaries were arrested in Minnesota Tuesday.
Steven Lee Hovland, 38, was arrested in Preston, Minn., and Broc Allen Buytaert, 32, and Betsy Lee Runkle, 31, were arrested in Rochester, Minn., according to deputy Don Fiebiger.
The three, along with April Robyn Kapaun, face approximately 50 charges related to alleged burglaries in August and September.
See Friday's Times-Record for more information
The Valley City Times-Record staff asks the question...."What is your favorite Thanksgiving tradition?"
Sharon Buhr will not ask for a recount following her 50-vote loss for the District 24 Congressional seat.
In a recent statement Buhr said, â€śI would like to congratulate our newly re-elected District 24 state senator and two newlyÂ elected state representatives. There is much work to be done in our state so that all of our citizens have the opportunity to have a rich and full life.â€ť
Barnes County Commissioners discussed postponing the proposed date for taking control of the 911 system from Jan. 1, 2013 to July 16, 2013 during their regular meeting on Tuesday.
It was brought to the county commissioners attention that the operating contract currently held by the city doesnâ€™t expire until July 16, 2013. If the county voids the contract early, it may be open to legal action by the city for breech of contract.
When Valley City State University women's basketball coach Jill DeVries looked at the matchup between her team and Dickinson State University Saturday and thought her team could have some fun in the paint.
"We thought we could do some things with our post players because we're probably a litle quicker," DeVries said.
So as the Blue Hawks trapped Valley City's guards, leaving post players open, the Vikings capitalized, getting 29 combined points from Brittany Lehner and Kelsey Hunter in an 81-59 win at W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse in the teams' first encounter this season.
As the Valley City State University mens basketball team left the floor following its 63-61 win over Dickinson State at W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse, there was only a hint of the normal joy that comes with victory.
More than anything, there was disappointment that what seemed a sure victory â€” a 10-point lead with two minutes left â€” was ultimately decided by a missed buzzer beating 3-pointer from Dickinson's Anthony Hodges, on an open look from the corner that would have sent the Blue Hawks away with the win.
The Legacy Place in Valley City opened with 25 residents in March 2009. Over three years later, it has nearly doubled in residents and tripled in services â€” and itâ€™s still continuing to grow.
To accommodate for growth and better serve its residents, The Legacy Place, owned by Paul and Tanya Diegel, is reorganizing staff internally and seeking new staff.
Cami Hendrickson, who currently serves as the assisted living facilityâ€™s business office manager will take on duties as the interim administrator, a position currently held by Tamie Gerntholtz.