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August 20th

Fence Co. Punctures Gas Line

August 20, 2013

A post hole digger being used by a fence company punctured a natural gas line near the FEI Inc. building at 913 14th Street SW, ,just south of Interstate 94 Tuesday afternoon in Valley City, causing firefighters and police to evacuate the business and block off the road for about a half hour.
The Valley City Fire Department got word of the gas leak shortly after 1 p.m., and police and firefighters began leaving the scene about 1:45 p.m.

BC Asking for 9-1-1 Assistance from City

August 20, 2013

Barnes County has requested financial assistance from Valley City for operation of the 9-1-1 dispatch center for which the county took over day-to-day operations just last week.
According to an e-mail from Barnes County Emergency Manager Kim Franklin to members of the Valley City Commission and other city officials, the county believes the city should pay toward the system.
"As Valley City is more than 50 percent of the dispatch calls, I think that they should still be willing to pay towards the system and help ensure the safety of all citizens," Franklin wrote.

Rural Tower City Man Takes First at Minot

August 20, 2013

Rural Tower City's Travis House took both first and second place in the percentage horse pull at the North Dakota State Fair in July.
Interviewed Monday, House, 28, said his new team of Belgian draft horses took first place, while his experienced team took second spot.
More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.

North Dakota Chaplains Discuss Prophetic Voice at NDCA Conference

August 20, 2013

This year the North Dakota Chaplains’ Association celebrated its 35thanniversary during its annual conference Aug. 1 and 2 at Maryvale in Valley City.
The event featured Dr. Joan Henriksen-Hellyer, Ph.D., who discussed the chaplains’ role as prophets and professionals in clinical ethics. Hendricksen-Hellyer is the coordinator of the ethics consult service at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.

August 19th

Lawsuit Plaintiff Tells His Side

August 19, 2013

"I feared for my life, I feared for my girlfriend's life, there was nothing else I could do different," said Nathan Preston, a man who fired several shots at a pair of pit bull dogs from a .40-caliber handgun last month at his home in Valley City.
Preston has filed a $25,000 suit in small claims court claiming that his right to defend himself has been violated because police confiscated two of his weapons after the incident, even though he only fired one of them that evening, he said.

Valley City Man Named to Railroad Hall of Fame

August 19, 2013

Valley City resident Lloyd A. Nelson will be honored Aug. 25 in Mandan, when he will be inducted into the North Dakota Railroad Hall of Fame in a special program at the North Dakota Railroad Museum.
The public is invited to the museum from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. for Railroad Days, a day full of special activities.
More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.

One BC Truck Crash Victim Identified

August 19, 2013

The name of one of the drivers killed in a two-semi crash near Litchville last week has been released by the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
Allen Tofsrud, 46, of Leeds, N.D., died on the scene Wednesday after the crash that claimed the lives of both drivers.
Read more in Monday's Times-Record

Area Teen Involved in Deadly Crash

August 19, 2013

Two Litchville-Marion students, one from Litchville and one from Dickey, were passengers in a one-car crash that killed the driver, Micah Wagner, 18, of Fullerton.
Wagner, along with four passengers – Dylan Eull, 21, of Verona; Daniel Haugen, 18 of LaMoure; and two minors, ages 15 and 14 – were northbound on a gravel road about 2.5 miles south of LaMoure. Wagner lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle entered the east ditch, went through a fence, into a pasture and overturned, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

August 16th

UPDATE: Victims Identified in BC Crash

August 16, 2013

Two women were seriously injured in a multi-vehicle crash Friday in Valley City.
Sandra Burchill, 69, and Geraldine Knutson, 65, both of Valley City, were reportedly seriously injured in the incident which took place on East Main Street and Second Avenue at about 5 p.m., according to Sgt. Troy Wolf of the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

Local Couple's Granddaughter Gets Nashville Record Deal

August 16, 2013

The granddaughter of local couple Lon and Sharon Sinness has been signed to a record label and will begin recording country music in Nashville later this month.
Caitlin Sinness, 11, known by her stage name Caitlin, is the daughter of Candy Sinness, who is the daughter of Lon and Sharon.
Lon was a crop duster for over 20 years in the Dazey area, and Candy attended school in North Central, now known as Barnes County North.

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