May 17th, 2013
Miriam J. Welken, 94, formerly of Glen Head, NY, New Bern, NC and Salisbury, NC died peacefully on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 in Country Meadows Nursing Center, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She was born March 15, 1918 in Steele, ND, the daughter of the late Nels K. and Elida Erickson Nelson. She was the wife of the late Lloyd O. Welken, who died in 2004 and with whom she shared 61 years of marriage. Miriam is survived by a son, Lloyd C. Welken and his wife, Joyce of Easton, Pennsylvania; a daughter, Mary J. Weisbach and her husband, Phil of Boulder, Colorado; a brother, Lloyd A.
Richard â€śRickâ€ť Holden, age 64, of Valley City, ND, died Thursday, May 16th at his residence in Valley City. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, May 20th at the Lerud Schuldt Funeral Home Chapel in Valley City with Reverend Jolene Knudson-Hanse officiating. Visitation will be held one hour before the service on Monday afternoon at the funeral home. Interment will be in Woodbine Cemetery in Valley City.
Evelyn (Alme) Gruchalla, daughter of Hans and Alice (Lettenmaier) Alme, died peacefully on May 15, 2013 at the age of 89 under exceptional care from Sanford Hospice and the nursing staff at Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center in Bismarck. Services will be held May 20 at 11:30 a.m. at the Bismarck Funeral Home with burial to follow at the Veteransâ€™ Cemetery in Mandan. Visitation will be 5 p.m-7 p.m. on May 19 at Bismarck Funeral Home with a rosary at 7 p.m.
Patricia L. (Wagner) Drong, 64, passed away due to complications flowing surgery on Wednesday, May 15th at Sanford Hospital, Fargo.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 AM Tuesday May 21st at Sacred Heart Catholic church in Sanborn, ND with Msgr Dennis Skonseng celebrant and Deacon James McAllister assisting. Visitation will be from 4PM until 7 PM Monday at Sacred Heart Church with a Prayer Service beginning at 7 PM. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services on Wednesday. Interment will be in the ND Veterans Cemetery at Mandan, ND at 10 AM Wednesday.
Valley City Police arrested a Moorhead stabbing suspect without incident Friday Morning. The suspect, who was in possession of a stolen vehicle, was arrested on charges of first and second degree assault for stabbing a 25-year-old male at a Moorhead social gathering on May 5. Vehicle theft charges are pending. The suspect is currently in the Barnes County Jail.
Read more about the arrest in Monday's Times-Record
Barnes County is prepared to spend up to $20,360 to remodel the county courthouse basement to ready space for a new 9-1-1 dispatch center on top of the estimated $63,000 estimated to move the center.
At a special Barnes County Commission meeting on Thursday, commissioners voted to move forward with the remodel project 3-1 with commissioner John Froelich voting no and commissioner Phil Leitner absent.
For more on the 9-1-1 move, read Friday's Times-Record
Valley City-based Sheyenne Valley Friends of Animals has a busy summer planned for 2013, said Erickson, secretary/treasurer of the animal welfare group.
As of Wednesday, Erickson wrote that upcoming events the group plans to participate in include Rally in the Valley, Crazy Day and a Walk and Wag-a-thon.
More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
Second-graders at Jefferson Elementary school ascended 40 feet into the air on a fire truck ladder during an egg drop project Thursday.
According to second-grade teacher Connie Schlittenhardt, who organized the event, the students had to create contraptions to keep eggs safe as they dropped them from the ladder.
Read more in Friday's Times-Record
Patricia Lynne Messner, 66, Minot, ND, died Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at Trinity Hospital in Minot.
Patricia Lynne Nygaard was born September 3, 1946, the daughter of Clarence and Lila (Tenderholt) Nygaard, in Minot, ND. She was raised and educated in Minot, graduating from Minot High School in 1964. Patt furthered her education by attending Minot State Business College.
June 8 and 9 may be ordinary days to most of you, but the Times-Record wants to know what those ordinary days have in store for all of you â€” perhaps they're not so ordinary after all.
Keep track of what you do on June 8 or 9 with photos or writing. We want to know how Valley City ticks and who's behind it all. We want to know what your life is like here in the valley and what makes it awesome.
The Valley City Times-Record will be publishing a special section based on the submissions we get from you in June.