Archive - Jul 2013 - News Article
A mother-daughter duo in Valley City has started a small business, making and selling incense, leather pouches and more.
Jamie Bowen and her mother Sheree Bowen sell their products at Really Big Music in Valley City and at various flea markets throughout the area.
Jamie said, "We sell incense that we make ourselves, Zippo lighters, handmade leather pouches and lighter holders and tapestries."
Read more in Monday's Times-Record.
North Dakota was recently named the third best state to do business in a CNBC survey, up from fifth place in 2012 and just behind South Dakota, which was number one, and number two ranking Texas. According to the survey, one of the forces driving the state's strong finish was its number two ranking in the economy category, spurred by record oil production in the Bakken Oil Fields.
The old Piller Theater curtain, in storage since the 1960s, has been moved from Valley City High School to the Valley City Parks and Recreation Rec Center and will be hung for display in the near future.
Becky Heise, a researcher for the Barnes County Historical Society, speculated Thursday the curtain will be hung â€świthin the next couple of weeks.â€ť
â€śWe have to wait for the contractor to have time to put up the brackets so we can put it up.â€ť
Read more in Friday's Times-Record.
"On Friday, July 19, The Valley City Hockey Club known as "The Vipers" is having their annual "Viper Cup" golf tournament and auction fundraiser.
The golf tournament and auction will be held at the Valley City Country Club with the auction beginning around 6 p.m.
Some of the items up for auction are a "Parise" Minnesota Wild jersey autographed by Zach Parise (UND and current NHL Wild player), an autographed hockey stick (Bauer TotalOne NXG) used by Chris Porter (UND and current NHL St. Louis Blues player), and a Matt Cullen (Wild) autographed stick.
Doctors at the Valley City Sanford Clinic have decided to continue their privileges at Mercy Hospital after discussions between the four doctors, clinic operations director Linda Lane and Hospital Administrator Keith Heuser.
Thursday doctors Genevieve Goven, Dave Hochhalter, Misty Anderson and James Buhr met with Heuser and Lane and decided to rescind their resignations of hospital privileges slated for Aug. 1.
City/County Health will likely move into the First Community Credit Union building on Fourth Street, Valley City, later this year, and Barnes County Social Services will likely share the space.
During its regular meeting on Tuesday, Barnes County commissioners voted 3-2 to move forward with the purchase of the building asking that Barnes County State's Attorney look over a purchase agreement before one is entered into.
Read more in Thursday's Times-Record.
Doctors at the Valley City Sanford Clinic will remain in Valley City, despite a decision by four clinic doctors to terminate their privileges at Mercy Hospital as of Aug. 1.
The four doctors who gave notice June 24 were Genevieve Govan, Dave Hochhalter, Misty Anderson and James Buhr.
Tuesday Paulette Amundson, vice president for Sanford Health regional clinics based in Fargo said â€śthe doctors are not leaving the clinic and are working with Mercy Hospital administration to try and resolve the dispute.â€ť
The local Sons of Norway is having a membership promotion next week at Valley City Crazy Day.
Elaine Nelson, International Director for the district four Sons of Norway, said, "We want to tell the people what the Sons of Norway organization offers to be a member."
They will have a booth set up at the annual street fair that also celebrates the 45th anniversary of the establishment of the Valley City Sons of Norway branch, Hjemdahl 4-481.
Valley City Commissioner Mary Lee Nielson, along with Sharon Buhr of ON THE MOVE!, and What in the World is Going On are encouraging everybody in town to get out and party with the neighbors at a block party.
From now through October, the group is encouraging neighborhoods throughout Valley City to hold parties in an effort to get to know each other as well as city leaders.
According to Nielson, Valley City is growing, and people "don't really know their neighbors." Holding a block party is a great way to get people together.
Read more in Thursday's Times-Record.
Wes Anderson is aware of no Barnes County sites that are included on the Website Ghosts of North Dakota, but has plenty of now defunct Barnes County towns to nominate.
Anderson, curator of the Barnes County Historical Society Museum, said Tuesday there are scores of places which once housed people in Barnes County that have turned into ghost towns.
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.