Valley City Cares, a local, independent charity organization is sponsoring a mitten tree in Valley City for the 36th year. Run by Rosie Larson and her family, the tree helps provide those in need with mittens, boots, scarves, toys and other donated items during the holiday season.
The tree is located at First Community Credit Union, where people can drop off donations. Other drop-off sites are at Miller Motors, The Mane Tamer, MarketPlace Foods, and Barnes County Extension Office. Donations can also be dropped off at Larson's house by calling (701) 845-0688.
A fund has been established for an Oriska family who lost everything in a house fire last week.
On Dec. 4, everyone was gone when the home Becky Sundstrom shared with Andrew Gubrud and daughter Nellie was destroyed by fire. While the family was out of harm's way, their four dogs â€“ Daisy, Hector, Peanut and Astrid â€“ all perished in the blaze.
Sundstrom's co-workers at First Community Credit Union have set up a fund for the family. Donations can be sent to First Community Credit Union, 149 Fourth Street Northeast or P.O. Box 36, Valley City, ND 58072.
Read more in Friday's Times-Record.
For the third year in a row, the deputies and reserve deputies of the Barnes County Sheriff Office are working to make the holiday season brighter for families or individuals that have had a major tragedy in the last year through its Secret Santa Program, said Chief Deputy Don Fiebiger. More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
The Barnes County Highway Department is ready to go in terms of keeping roads clear of snow, said Road Superintendent Kerry Johnson Thursday. More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.