Archive - Sep 2012 - News Article
On August 17 Robert Lynds, Valley City, was the victim of severe smoke inhalation when his house caught fire, causing smoke to fill the entire house, located on 11th Avenue Southeast, almost from floor to ceiling.
Lyndsâ€™ girlfriend Janet Peterson of Valley City, said Lynds was 99.9 percent dead when police officers arrived.
Lyndsâ€™ doctors said one more breath and it would have been his last.
Valley City Police Officer Dave Swenson was the first to arrive at the scene, where he pulled Lynds out of the house.
Valley City police officers will soon start checking in on local drinking establishments to make certain things are going smoothly and underaged persons are not being served.
Last week Fred Thompson, Valley City police chief, said when he came on board several months ago he was surprised to discover regular checks had not been done for several years.
In July, Thompson said, he met with all licensed owners of liquor licenses in Valley City and filled them in on the new plans.
Barnes County will begin advertising for the vacant position of County Auditor effective today.
Normally an elected position, the chosen candidate for the job will be appointed for a term that will expire on March 31, 2015. Elections for the position will be held in November, 2014.
â€śAny Joe Blow could run for this office, but we have the opportunity to be a little more selective, and that doesnâ€™t mean in two years theyâ€™re still going to have that job,â€ť said Commissioner Cindy Schwehr.
Valley Cityâ€™s local Disabled American Veterans Chapter is seeking applicants for itâ€™s long-running, twice-a-year scholarship program, said Jim Verwey, a chapter member and Barnes County Veterans Service Officer.
Verwey said Friday the scholarships are reserved for relatives of chapter members â€“ â€śsons, daughters, grandsons and granddaughters.â€ť
Valley Cityâ€™s chapter is the Clarence â€śTomâ€ť Lemley Chapter 24.
Many of todayâ€™s farms are equipped with GPS (Global Positioning System)-powered tractors with houses filled with efficiency appliances, like refrigerators and stoves, but it wasnâ€™t always this technologically-advanced.
This weekend, people have the opportunity to see what life was like on a farm during early days during Fort Ransomâ€™s Sodbusters Days held Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
SIBLEY, N.D. â€“ Careers are hard to come by in the rodeo business, but one performer has decided to hang up his nose.
Randy â€śSlipKnotâ€ť Scheidler said backstage at the Dazey Sodbusters Stampede and Bull-A-Rama on Sunday the annual Labor Day celebration would be his last dance in the arena as a rodeo clown. The Cambridge, Minn., native and Sodbusters Stampede veteran said heâ€™s been in the rodeo business for over 30 years.