Archive - 2013 - News Article
North Dakota Lieutenant Governor Drew Wrigley is helping recognize the 30th anniversary of Sodbuster Days taking place at Fort Ransom State Park on Sept. 7-8.
Fort Ransom State Park Manager John Kwapinski said Tuesday, â€śIt's a special one, and the Lieutenant Governor plans to attend. It's special because this is the 30th year the Fort Ransom Sodbuster Association has been holding Sodbusters Day at the park, and for an all volunteer organization, that's a long time. They (the association) helped put Fort Ransom on the map in our early years in the 1980s.â€ť
A Valley City man who is suing the city for $25,000 had his first pre-trial hearing Tuesday on disorderly conduct charges after he said he shot at two dogs.
The defendant was arrested weeks after he fired several shots at two pit bull dogs he said were threatening him and his girlfriend.
While the man did not plead to the charges Tuesday, he did request that his weapons be returned; a request Municipal Court Judge Tom Goven denied citing the defendant's past conviction for disorderly conduct in a Minot case that also involved firearms.
HJ Norman, Valley City, recently opened a mud park southeast of town, and plans to host a bash this Labor Day weekend, complete with off-road mudding, live music and camping.
The event will be held at Winkler Offroad Park, owned by Bill Winkler and run by Triple Twisted Motorsports, of which Norman is president. The park, located two miles south and one mile east off Interstate 94 exit 298, has five sloughs available for off-road mudding with trucks and ATVs/UTVs.
The Valley City High School Booster Club burger and brat feed will be held Friday, Aug. 30 at Hanna Field during the football game. Serving begins at 6 p.m. Free-will offering.
The Dazey Sodbusters Club will celebrate its 68th anniversary this year with the 10th Sodbuster Stampede Bullorama in Sibley on Sunday. Along with a full day of bull riding, dancing and pedal tractor pulling, the Sodbuster club will honor Larry Martin as the 2013 Outstanding Sodbuster of the Year.
martin, an 18-year member of the Sodbusters, was voted outstanding Sodbuster by his peers. According to Sodbuster president, Tony Heinze, Martin does whatever is necessary for the club including participating in fundraising events mowing and cleaning with he does with help from his grandsons.
Valley City-based Dakota Plains Cooperative will ask its farmer stockholders to approved a full merger with CHS Inc., the nation's largest farmer cooperative later this month or in October, said general manager Ken Astrup.
Said Astrup Monday, â€śWe started the process early last spring, and in early August the board decided to propose to stockholders a full merger.â€ť
More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.
New freshmen at Valley City State University were introduced to college life and living on their own during orientation Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Students were very visible Monday morning, as they participated in a scavenger hunt, designed as a casual way to get to know Valley City, said Greg Vanney, director of marketing and communications.
Read more in Tuesday's Times-Record.
Due to the heat and humidity in buildings, Valley City Public Schools is making some changes to the school times this week.
There will be no school on Wednesday, Aug. 28, Bryan Kriewald, technology coordinator, said in an email Monday afternoon.
School will start at regular time on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 29 and 30 but will be dismissed at 1:30 p.m. those days.
The Jefferson School picnic tonight and the Back to School Night at Washington Elementary on Thursday are still on as scheduled.
Valley City resident Mabel Miller celebrated her 90th birthday Aug. 3 at the Legacy Place.
The Valley City Barnes County Public Library is going modern, starting a new catalog interface readers will be able to reach from the library homepage.
Library Director Steve Hammel said Friday, â€śPatrons will be able to log on and look at their account. They will be able to renew online, look at their account, see what's out and when it's due.â€ť
More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.