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Events Calendar: Feb. 9-March 20, 2013

February 8, 2013

Saturday, February 9
Bluegrass jam is scheduled from 1-5 p.m. at the Barnes County Museum. The acoustic jam is free and open to the public and beginning musicians are welcome. For more information call John Andrus at 701-762-4891.

Tuesday, February 12

Hatchery Hopes To Become Local Travel Hotspot

February 8, 2013

Under the leadership of Project Leader Kurt Eversman, Valley City’s National Fish Hatchery on River Road is working to become a destination along the Sheyenne River.

Activities already going strong on the fish hatchery grounds include bird watching, a fishing pond signed for people 16 or under, but “anybody can come and fish,” and gravel roads throughout the property.
Said Eversman, “quite a few people walk the perimeters of roads”looking for wildlife, fish, and the river.

Celebrating a Century: Relatives Join VC’s Hochhalter For 100th Birthday

February 8, 2013

Surrounded by friends and relatives from throughout North Dakota, Ted Hochhalter celebrated his 100th birthday Thursday at Legacy Place.
Born Feb. 7, 1913 on a farm south of New Leipzig, Hochhalter farmed all of his life, said his son, Harvey Hochhalter.

Ted’s mind is sharp as a tack, but said it is hard for him to hear.
Harvey said his father spent a short time working with apples in Yakima, Wash., then returned to farm in North Dakota.

City Alleges: County Hacked Us: Barnes County Officials Accused of Illegally Accessing Recorded Call

February 8, 2013

Valley City police, the city attorney and the city administrator are investigating the alleged illegal access, by a Barnes County employee, of a phone call made to the Valley City Police Department.

The phone call, which resulted in disciplinary action for a Valley City 9-1-1 dispatcher, was made to the police department phone line by a woman reporting an injured deer. The call was not made to 9-1-1.

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