November 4th, 2014
Unofficial numbers are in; Valley City Ballot Measures 2 and 3 passed Tuesday paving the way for the community-based Valley Health, Wellness and Physical Education Center and funding for permanent flood protection in the city.
Valley City Measure 3, which passed by slim margin with a 1,184 to 1,132 vote, will extend a current 1/2 percent city sales tax, originally approved for funding of the the Hi-Liner Activity Center, and allocate no more than 17 percent of the tax â€“ up to $3,000,000 â€“ to the Valley City Health Wellness and Physical Education Center.
With all 15 Barnes County precincts reporting, Mike Metcalf leads Phil Leitner 311 (54 percent) votes to 257 (45 percent) for the Barnes County Commission District 2 seat, and Bill Carlblom leads Ryan Mathis 321 (57 percent) votes to 232 (41 percent) for the Barnes County District 3 seat.
All 15 Barnes County precincts report 61 percent no votes and 38 percent on Barnes County Measure 1, which increases the fee of $1 per month per communication connection be increased to $1.50 per month.
Valley City voters at the polls approved Valley City Measures 2 and 3, which take an existing half percent sales tax, currently being used to fund the Hi-Liner Activity Center, to help pay for flood protection and the proposed Valley City Health, Wellness and Physical Education, respectively.
Valley City voters at the polls opposed Valley City Measure 1, which allows the Valley City City Commission to grant a property tax exemption to a new or expanding retail sector business during the taxable year 2015 or 2016, by 33 votes.
Varsity, featuring Drew Oberlander, Levi Nix, Matthew Lyter, Austin Lura, Laine Schwehr and Collin Lura, opened against Moorhead with back-and-forth wins, 145-160, 147-119, 125-142 and 166-144 that brought the match down to the fifth and final game. There was no magic on the lanes, but enough for a win at 115-97. Collin Lura led Varsity with five strikes, a spare, two errors and a 75 percent fill.
Barnes County North (4-7 District 5, 7-20 overall) carried the fifth seed into Oct. 30â€™s District 5 Volleyball Tournament Quarterfinals in Ellendale, where they fell 3-0 to Ellendale, defeated No. 8 Litchville-Marion/Montpelier (0-11 District 5, 0-26 overall) 3-0 on Oct. 31 and fell 3-1 to No. 2 Oakes in Mondayâ€™s Regional qualifier.
Litchville-Marion Montpelier fell 3-0 to No. 1 LaMoure in Oct. 30â€™s quarterfinals.
Shelby Brown (5-foot, 7-inch outside hitter) and Abby Undem (5-foot, 10-inch outside hitter) are this yearâ€™s Bison seniors.
Voting was going slowly, but steady in the Barnes County Courthouse at 2 p.m. election day.
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Stoudt-Ross Ford and Valley City State University's V-500 scholarship program are partnering to help raise up to $6,000 in support of V-500 as part of Ford Motor Company's Drive 4 UR Community program. More in Tuesday's Times-Record.
More than a dozen judges, plus lawyers, and North Dakota's governor and lieutenant governor were in Valley City Friday for the official investiture for new Southeast Judicial District Judge Jerod E. Tufte.
North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple said he appointed Tufte, a former member of his staff, to serve as a judge until the 2016 election. More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.