Archive - Nov 3, 2011 - News Article
Barnes County Sheriff's Deputy Scott Crump presented his case for a K-9 unit for the sheriff's department to the Barnes County Commission at the Tuesday, Nov. 2 regular meeting.
âThe need for a K-9 unit within the sheriffâs department grows on a daily basis,â Crump said. âIn law enforcement we need all the help we can get.â
It's that time of year again. The Valley City Police Department would like to remind residents that parking on the street overnight could get you a ticket. Residents should be on the lookout for red and white "No Parking 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. October thru March" signs in the downtown business district along Main St. and Central Ave., and in some school zones.
The areas are off limits for overnight parking to keep the streets free for winter snow removal.
The police department issued 50 warnings on Friday, October 28, to vehicles in violation of the ordinance, but no tickets were written.
The new South Central Transit bus garage undergoing final touches on East Main Street will include geothermal heating to keep heating costs as low as possible.
âIt (the garage) has got the nicest heating system in town,â said construction manager Brandon Nadeau of Enterprise Sales, the projectâs general contractor. Enterprise installed a geothermal heating system, where on-site wells are dug to tap the earthâs natural heat output.
Thursday, November 3
VCSU Fine Arts presents the Barnes County Music Festival at Vangstad Auditorium at 7 p.m.
Friday, November 4
VCSU Fine Arts presents Jorge Variego, Clarinet & Composition at Froemke at 7:30 p.m.
39th Annual St. Catherineâs Fall Auction 6 p.m. (silent auction) and 7 p.m. (live auction) at the Eagles Club
Saturday, November 5
Trinity Lutheran Church in Valley City will have its fall festival from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will be a baked potato bar from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Residents in the 5th and 6th Avenue Southwest are finally seeing an end in sight.
Since the flood of 2009, the area surrounding 5th and 6th Avenue Southwest has undergone extensive construction work. A complete overhaul of water mains and sewers was mounted last summer, and the road remained unpaved all winter and into most of 2011.
Hundreds of community members turned out on Oct. 27th to raise money for Valley City resident Malley Aufenkamp. Organizers estimated that nearly $12,000 was raised at the benefit, 400 community members attended, and 35-40 volunteers from local churches participated. Attendees enjoyed a pasta supper, bake sale, silent auction and carnival games. Malley suffers from biliary atresia and is currently on the list to await a liver transplant. Due to an unrelated viral illness, Malley was in the hospital in Fargo and unable to attend, according to family members.