Fire destroyed a shop on the property of John and Tammy Sadek in rural Valley City near Lake Ashtabula Thursday.
According to Valley City Rural Fire Department Chief Gary Retterath, the fire was reported at about 8 p.m. Thursday. Firefighters arrived to find the building smoldering with fire in the walls and ceiling. Crews were on scene until after 2 a.m.
The building and its contents, including a vehicle and tools stored in a room inside the building were destroyed, according to Retterath, who said the fire likely began in a heater in a corner of the shop.
Valley City's Central Avenue lit up Friday evening during the holiday lights parade.
Barnes County Commissioners have approved a draft Barnes County Multi-hazard Mitigation Plan after 10 months of work by the South Central Dakota Regional Council. More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
Gov. Jack Dalrymple's 2015-2017 Executive Budget includes $26 million in Valley City State University spending, including a new fine arts center, demolishing two other buildings and a new heating plant.
A Valley City State University senior artist is displaying an art exhibit about her grandmother's experience in World War II in Denmark at the Barnes County Historical Museum. Betty Jensen had just turned 17 when the country she was living in, Denmark, was invaded by Germany during WWII.
Lisa Jensen shows various handmade pieces pertaining to the WWII invasion of Denmark in her exhibit that was first installed at the Valley City State University Art Gallery.
More in Friday's Times-Record.
Friday was a day for primping and prepping as owners and handlers got their cattle show-ready on the first day of the North Star Classic at the North Dakota Winter Show. Know as the largest cattle show in North Dakota, the North Star Classic will run through Sunday.
Proposed changes in the Valley City animal ordinance will affect cat owners more than the old version of the ordinance, but all pet owners who don't clean up after their animals stand to receive tickets and pay fines. More in Thursday's Times-Record.
During World War II, the Salvation Army was known for giving free doughnuts and coffee to soldiers. Irene Haugen of Valley City remembers her brother-in-law, cousins and neighbors who served in the war being grateful for that gesture.
Now, decades later, Haugen, or known to some as The Doughnut Lady, donates proceeds from her homemade doughnuts to Barnes County's Salvation Army.
More in Thursday's Times-Record.
The Valley City Times-Record plans to run a historical photograph each week on Thursdays submitted by our readers.
Jean Schlegel of rural Valley City provided this photograph of Barnes County inductees into military service in October of 1954.