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December 3rd

Eagles Club Raising Money for Fire Victims

December 3, 2012

The Valley City Eagles Club is raising money to help pay medical bills for Paul Komrosky, who was burned in an October furnace explosion and fire in Eckelson, and to help replace items owned by the families of Paul and his brother, Jason Komrosky, that were destroyed in the fire.

Hilma Komrosky, mother of Paul and Jason, said Friday the fundraising spaghetti dinner, silent auction and bake sale will take place 5 to 8:30 p.m. with entertainment by a band to follow Dec. 21 at the Valley City Eagle Aerie.

Quite the ‘Classic’ Annual Show Gets 550 Entries from 5 States

December 3, 2012

The largest cattle show in North Dakota, the 17th annual North Star Classic at the North Dakota Winter Show Event Center, wrapped up on Sunday, as organizers deemed it a huge success.

According to Winter Show board member Kory Sorby, the show had about 550 entries by people from five states : North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and South Dakota.

The largest increase was in the number of kids in the junior classes, Sorby said. About 217 kids entered the junior class on Sunday.

“Showmanship was incredible,” said Sorby of the number of kids in the class.

November 30th

Students Celebrate Red Ribbon Week

November 30, 2012

Special to the Times-Record

Washington and Jefferson elementary schools celebrated Red Ribbon Week Nov. 19-21.  

State’s Attorney Has New Assistant

November 30, 2012

Barnes County will soon have a new assistant State’s Attorney. Ashley Heitkamp will join the State’s Attorney’s office in early January. She will replace Brad Cruff who was elected Southeast District Judge in Wahpeton earlier this month.

Lee Grossman, Barnes County State’s Attorney, said he was happy for Cruff, but sad to see him leave.

Heitkamp will begin as an assistant 2. At that level she will be nearly equal to Grossman in responsibility he told the Barnes County Commission at its last regular meeting.

Salvation Army Hopes for Enough Donations

November 30, 2012

Lee Isensee, Barnes County Salvation Army chairman, feels the organization is blessed based on donations so far this year, but with increased demand contrasted with last year, he hopes there will be enough donations to meet the need.

The local organization needs both bell ringers and donations.
“We feel so blessed for all the people who ring for us, but we need 500 (spots filled) and have 300 left to fill,” Isensee said Wednesday.
The mission goal of $32,000 is $10,000 greater than last year’s goal, a result of tremendous success last year combined with great need, said Isensee.

November 29th

$10K Lottery Winner at Leevers Foods

November 29, 2012

A Powerball lottery ticket buyer has won $10,000 at Leevers Foods in Valley City, said store Manager Rick Idland Wednesday.

Idland said the winner, who has not yet claimed his or her winnings, bought the lottery ticket Saturday.

“No one has claimed it yet. Yesterday (Tuesday) they had 178 days to claim the money – today they have 177 days to bring it in.”

This is not Leevers’ largest lottery winner – “we’ve had a couple of $22,000 winners, a $10,000 winner and $5,000 winners. We sell a lot of lottery tickets at Leevers,” Idland said.

‘Just Like Art’ VC Resident to Showcase Nativity Collection

November 29, 2012

Valley City resident Sara Anderson Moore collects many things, but her most prized is her collection of nativity scenes — a collection with more than 300 pieces.

But Moore doesn’t keep her collection to herself. She’s excited to show them to others at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Valley City during an open house nativity set display from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday. Moore plans to show some of the sets she owns, and others will show their nativity sets too.

Boosters Raise $15,000 for Athletes

November 29, 2012

Generous area farmers helped the Griggs-Barnes County North Titans football team raise more than $15,000 last month.

During harvest this year, 23 farmers from the Hannaford and Cooperstown areas donated enough grain to fill more than two semi-trailers, totaling more than 2,250 bushels.

The fundraiser was organized by athletic booster club member Kelly Hanson. As the parent of children who played football for the Titans, Hanson was musing with some friends last year about how to raise money for the team.

November 28th

John Deere Breaks Ground on Expansion

November 28, 2012

John Deere Seeding Group broke ground Tuesday on a significant project at its factory in Valley City. The new $20 million expansion will increase the factory that was built 15 years ago by an additional 100,000 square feet, bringing the building to over 325,000 square feet.

Gov. Jack Dalrymple joined John Deere officials and Mayor Bob Werkhoven for the celebration.

John Deere’s expansion is part of a major Interstate 94 Regional Development Corridor project by the Barnes County-Valley City Development Corporation.

County Plans to Stick to 9-1-1 Plan

November 28, 2012

In spite of reports from another media outlet, county commissioners currently do not plan to take over operations of the 9-1-1 system by Jan. 1 according to Barnes County Commissioner Eldred Knutson. The commission will, however, consider taking over financial oversight of the public safety answering point by Jan. 1 at its next meeting.

According to County Commissioner Eldred Knutson, Jan. 1 was his personal goal, but the county commissioners will keep its deadline of July 16 for taking over 9-1-1 operations from the City of Valley City.

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