Archive - Jul 2012 - News Article
Special to the Times-Record
Entertainment for the upcoming Music at the Courthouse will be provided by â€śADAPTâ€ť from Valley City.
They will be here on Wednesday, August 1st at 7:15 pm. ADAPT is a menâ€™s quartet who have been together for several years. They perform a variety of musical tunes with great harmony.
Members of this group include Don Bauer, Monte McDaniel, Lance Drevecky and Tony Kobbervig. They are accompanied by Marian Drevecky.
Music at the courthouse is sponsored by the Valley City Parks & Recreation District, Bridges Arts Council & KOVC -Dakota Country.
Valley City Public School students in grades Kindergarten through 12 will return to schools that have been upgraded inside and out as classes resume Aug. 27 for the 2012-2013 school year.
Two very visible advancements include new press boxes and a scoreboard for Hanna Field, home of the Valley City High School Hi-Liner football team.
Work is underway for the reconstruction project on Ninth Avenue Northwest.
Chad Petersen, project manager, of city engineering firm Kadrmas, Lee, and Jackson, said the project is being reconstructed in two phases.
Phase I work will be completed this year. This includes the section of Ninth Avenue Northwest from Main Street to approximately Fourth Street Northwest.
The remainder of the corridor will be completed in 2013.
The expected number of riders was impacted a little by an early harvest. Instead of the 250 or so expected, there were maybe only 200. Thatâ€™s 200 motorcyclists riding in the Fourth Annual Debbie Gabel Memorial Ride, this past Saturday.
The riders and a raffle for a brand-new Harley-Davidson motorcycle help raise nearly $60,000 for the Thundering Saints Inc. foundation, said ride organizer, Rocky Gabel, husband of the late Debbie for whom the ride and the foundation are dedicated.
Valley Cityâ€™s new police chief has some new ideas and lofty goals for the Valley City Police Department and is working with the Valley City City Commission to bring those to life.
â€śWeâ€™re currently in discussion with the city commission to see if theyâ€™ll go along with what I would like to do, but my biggest push is to get the police department internationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA),â€ť said Chief Fred Thompson.
Locals cheered on bicyclists at the finish line Saturday as bikers from around the area finished the first day of a two-day bike ride hosted by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
During this yearâ€™s ride called â€śBike MS: Sanford Health Ride the Wind,â€ť participating cyclists started their route in Casselton, looped north through several small towns and Lake Ashtabula, and then turned south to head to Valley City, covering up to 140 miles.
I am just a humble dog. My name is Shya Ingstad. My home dog country is America. I will defend her.
I look out on my prairie-past the farm yards of plenty. Through the lush cow pastures and from the banks of each river I swim I see an America founded on core values my foredoggers put in place for me.
I see an America where Iâ€™m free to be me, Shya Ingstad-an imperfect hound of mixed breed.
A break from an intense heat wave arrived in the area this week, and it looks to be hanging around for the weekend according to graphical forecast data from the National Weather Service in Grand Forks.
Fridayâ€™s low temperature will see the mercury sinking to 60 degrees with a 5 percent chance of rain and wind speeds at 10 mph or less. The wind speeds will remain in that range throughout the weekend.
St. Paulâ€™s Lutheran Church of Valley City will be hosting a free indoor concert by the Christian band KoinĂ© on Monday at 7 p.m. Prior to the concert, St. Paulâ€™s will have a family activity night held outside on the church property from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. There will be a variety of games and activities for children of all ages.
The church will also serve hot dogs, pop, water, chips and cotton candy for a low price.
A Valley City woman was arrested Wednesday night on a warrant for allegedly having sexual contact with a female victim under the age of 15.
Felita Bravebull Bredeson, 20, of Valley City, was taken into custody on suspicion of the crime.
â€śShe was arrested for Gross Sexual Imposition, â€ś said Valley City Police Detective Mark McDonald. â€śIt did occur in Valley City and it did involve a 14-year-old Valley City resident.â€ť