Archive - Jul 2012 - News Article
Valley City has some new businesses downtown, and the owners are excited for their first Crazy Day Wednesday. The event is an annual street fair and sale hosted by the Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce held on Central Avenue in downtown Valley City.
Some long-time businesses will continue traditions theyâve had at previous Crazy Day sales, while new businesses hope to start new traditions.
The fair starts at 7 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m.
No one was hurt in a small fire in apartment at 676 11th Ave. SW at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday, said Valley City Fire Chief Gary Retterath.
Retterath said the fire started in and was confined to a bedroom closet in the apartment occupied by Rose Anderson and two children.
As of Friday, Retterath said he didnât know what caused the fire. âThere was no structural damage â just some smoke. Fortunately they (the Anderson family) heard the smoke detector and put it out. It was moderate smoke â not real heavy.â
If youâre a girl living on the prairie, out of all of the numbers you could know, thatâs the number you need to know. The number rings up the Barnes Country Sheriffâs office.
There are no losers in Valley Cityâs Hunger Free North Dakota Garden Project.
Low-income residents get fresh local fruit and vegetables for their tables, and gardeners with an excess of produce have an appreciative recipient for the surplus.
Ellen Bjelland of the Barnes County Extension office said Thursday the project starts Monday, July 23.
City and Barnes county officials met with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Thursday to talk about flooding issues in Valley City and along the Sheyenne River Valley.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Mississippi Valley Division Commander Maj. Gen. John Peabody and St. Paul District Commander Col. Michael Price visited a number of North Dakota communities this week, and Valley City was their last stop.
The North Dakota Stockmenâs Associationâs reward fund for two cases of livestock shootings in the state has risen from a combined $2,000 to $14,100.
The organization has had standing rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person caught stealing, butchering or shooting cattle, horses or mules in the state since 1929.
NDSA Board Chairman Steve Brooks said there is a growing groundswell of citizen support for the victims of such crimes.
At 3:45 a.m. on Tuesday, local law enforcement was asked to help on a traffic stop on Interstate 94 westbound from Absaraka by two Cass County Sheriffâs Deputies.
The deputies had pulled over Kelly James Davis, 36, of Bend, Ore., on I-94. Police in Hutchinson, Minn., had issued an âattempt to locateâ on him after he allegedly shot rounds from a semi-automatic hand gun into the ground and air in a dispute with another man in Hutchinson. Davis left the scene in a white, Ford Shelby Mustang and law enforcement received word he was heading west to Oregon.
West Main Street in Valley City is lined with local businesses and swarming with traffic, but hidden behind a bounty of vines, shrubs and trees is a quaint photo studio and long-time business of Valley City called Matsonâs Studio.
The owner of the studio, Ken Matson, has been a photographer in Valley City for 58 years. He retired last year at the age of 85.
Although retired, Matsonâs passion for photography never ran out. He still shoots photos for fun and remains the family photographer.
Special to the Times-Record
Returning to their home venue this summer, the LaMoure County Summer Musical Theatre is producing The Apple Tree, a musical revue presenting three stories: The Diary of Adam and Eve, The Tiger or the Lady, and Passionella. Based on short stories by Mark Twain, Frank Stockton, and Jules Feiffer, this musical offers many opportunities for local talent, including Jane Anderson, Bob Muhs, and Michael Spiese, veteran performers who are returning to the LCSMT stage again this year.
The gauntlet has been thrown and the flags will fly as the Barnes County Sheriffâs deputies will face off against the Valley City State University Vikings in a flag football game next month.
The Aug. 9 event, organized by Deputy Scott Crump, will be a fundraiser to buy equipment for the deputy reserves.
âI wanted this to be a community thing, not just for the deputies,â Crump said. âIt takes a lot to plan; itâs really brand new.â