Archive - Oct 2013 - News Article
Seasonal street work in Valley City is wrapping up, with completion for a major project planned for next week.
The street portion Ninth Avenue Northwest project should be finished late next week, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony tentatively scheduled for Oct. 23, according to Chad Peterson of KLJ. While lighting has already been installed and actual street work should be finished Friday, work is still needed on the shared use path and sidewalk along Ninth Avenue Northwest.
The Ninth Avenue Northwest project cost about $4.2 million over a two-year period, said Peterson.
The owner of a $100,000 home will pay about $3.60 more per year in property taxes under a Barnes County mill levy budget passed Thursday.
Owners of agricultural and commercial property valued at $100,000 will pay approximately $4 more per year in property taxes under the mill levy budget passed by commissioners.
More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
Two young missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints are in town and want the community to know who they are.
Elder Ivie and Elder Brownlee are spending time in the Barnes County community as part of their two-year service mission for their church. They're both from Utah but staying in town until they move on to the next part of their mission.
Valley City's Flood Task Force met Tuesday to discuss permanent flood protection. The group received an update from Chad Petersen of city engineering firm KLJ about a proposed plan to build flood protection around the Valley City State University campus.
For the first phase of flood protection, the city plans to widen the floodway and install permanent and removable levees around the college campus from Third Avenue Southeast, up College Street, and over to and along Fifth Avenue Southwest. This area consists of land the city bought to build permanent flood protection.
A long-time Valley City women's group has changed its name and dropped its affiliation so it can be more active, said club officer Bonnie Kramer Tuesday.
Kramer, treasurer of the newly-formed Women of the Valley, said VC Women of Today withdrew from state and national affiliation and have now reorganized.
More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.
In preparation for the upcoming Valley City High School production of Hello, Dolly, several cast members and the entire VCHS Varsity Marching Band marched in a parade; not a real parade, but one that was videotaped for viewing during the Hello, Dolly performances. Director Carol Foth made arrangements for the parade to march directly in front of the Barnes County Courthouse.
Hello, Dolly, produced in cooperation with Tams-Witmark of New York, is scheduled to open on Nov. 19 and also run Nov. 21-23 in the VCHS Theater.
Read more in Thursday's Times-Record.
A benefit fund has has set up at Dacotah Bank in Valley City for the Mark and Kristal Skramstad family, said Lee Isensee, one of the organizers of the fund Tuesday.
The Skramstad family home at 576 Fifth Ave. NE in Valley City received heavy smoke damage in an Oct. 4 blaze, said Valley City Fire Chief Gary Retterath Wednesday.
More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.
Rodney Vaders was identified as the 71-year-old Litchville man who was killed Tuesday afternoon after his vehicle entered a ditch and rolled. Around 3:30 p.m. Vaders was driving a 1988 Chevrolet Corvette convertible westbound on a straight level portion of paved Barnes County Road 38, about half a mile north of Litchville, when his vehicle gradually drifted into the north ditch, according to a press release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol.â€¨The vehicle then rotated clockwise and rolled.
Seven suspects were arrested in Valley City on a total of 20 narcotic-related charges late last month.
According to a press release from the Valley City Police Department, during the week of September 25, the Stutsman County Narcotics Task Force, which serves Stutsman, Barnes, LaMoure, Foster and Eddy Counties, served five narcotics-related searches in Valley City resulting in 17 felony charges and three misdemeanor charges that will be filed by the Barnes County State's Attorney against seven suspects.
Valley City Parks and Recreation will hold the ninth annual Ruckus at the Rec on Friday, Oct. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Recreation Center gym.
"This is a free event safe for children to where costumes and have fun," said Diane Sommerfeld of Parks and Rec. â€œRuckus at the Rec is an exciting variety of carnival games for all children ages pre-school through 6th grade to participate in with prizes for everyone."