July 26th, 2013
Barnes County resident Gail Pederson is excited about her son, Evan Pederson, being named a reader reviewer for Backpacker Magazine.
"It was a fun process," said Evan. "It will be my first time working with editors, and on deadlines. I lived in Montana for eight years, and now live in Alaska."
More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
The old Valley Fashions building didn't remain without clothes for long. A new apparel and accessory store officially opened in the building Wednesday during Crazy Day.
Owners Tanya and Chad Couture said they had a lot of good feedback from the public during their soft opening.
"After yesterday (Wednesday), things kind of all fell into place," Tanya said.
Urban Couture was originally set to open in the Straus Mall, but once the Valley Fashions building became available, the owners decided to "take the leap."
Barnes County deputies arrested a man Tuesday after a brief chase in Barnes County. The suspect was wanted in Jamestown for allegedly stealing $15,000.
Shawn Teggatz, 48, of Jamestown, was arrested after the Barnes County Sheriff's Department received a tip from the owner of Prairie Haven Campground, located on the Eckelson Road south of I-94, that Teggatz, was there. Teggatz allegedly fled the scene but but was arrested near Valley City by Barnes County Deputy Steve Loibl.
Read more in Thursday's Times-Record.
Newly visible Valley City business Reign Realty chose Wednesday for its open house and ribbon cutting in the former Dakota Rose building, because Dakota Rose decided to have the ribbon cutting and open house for its new location the same day.
Donna Reign, owner of Reign Realty at 201 Central Ave. S., said she began the business in March of 2012, but this is the first time she has had a store-front to operate from.
Reign said the business sells homes and land, and both business and residential properties.
The North Dakota Community Foundation is now accepting grant applications for grants from its Unrestricted Fund. Eligible organizations in the state include those designated by the IRS Code as 501(c)(3) non-profit tax exempt groups or government agencies, such as a park district or school district.
Alicia Hoffarth, resource development specialist with the Valley City-Barnes County Development Corp., said Wednesday local non-profits seeking grants should check out the foundation's grants from its unrestricted fund to see if they are eligible.
More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.
Monsignor Dennis Skonseng, pastor of Valley City's St. Catherine Catholic Church, said Tuesday, "I am thankful and joyful to have a new bishop."
Bishop John Folda, the newly ordained bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Fargo, will speak at â€śFaith through the Agesâ€ť events July 30 at St. Catherineâ€™s Catholic Church in Valley City and Aug. 14 at St. Michaelâ€™s Catholic Church in Grand Forks.
The presentations begin at 7 p.m. and will be followed by refreshments and an opportunity to meet Bishop Folda.
Bethany Reiten of Kathryn stays incredibly busy for a 12-year-old.
Today Reiten plans to sell homemade blizzards and have a kiddie fish pond at Crazy Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the Dancing Wildflower Salon on Central Avenue in Valley City.
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Alliance Pipeline Community Investment program has donated to the Wimbledon Quick Response Unit to support education and training. Evan Reimers, pipeline technician in the Wimbledon location, presented Bob Everson, squad leader, a check for $5,000 in Wimbledon on July 16. Funds received will be used to train new volunteer emergency medical responders who completed and passed the course. The newest members of the response unit are Mary Plumb, Wimbledon and Dale Undem Leal, N.D.
Everson said, "I think (the donation) is great â€” it's very generous of them."
While in Accra, Ghana for exercise Western Accord 2013, 1st Lt. Matt Nielson and "JJ" Fankhanel, 141st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, North Dakota National Guard, befriended Noble Kofi Nazzah, a local teacher who was a senior prom chaperone at the hotel where the Soldiers were staying. Fankhanel works with special needs students at Pelican Rapids High School in Pelican Rapids, Minn., and Nielson teaches chemistry at Valley City High School in Valley City.
A misunderstanding between Aspen Exteriors, a Minnesota-based construction doing storm damage repair in Valley City, and Valley City Commissioner Madeline Luke, may be just that â€“ a misunderstanding.
During a recent meeting of the Valley City Commission, Luke told other commissioners and the gallery that she heard the company was using her name for endorsement purposes, and she did not give them permission to do so.