Archive - 2013 - News Article
New signs, purchased with a Safe Routes to School grant, let drivers passing Washington Elementary School and Jefferson Elementary School know just how fast they are going in the 20 miles-per-hour zone. The new signs are meant to help remind motorists to slow down.
A 1913 Gaar Scott steam traction engine restored by the Jury family of Barnes County traveled to Rollag, Minn., early this week to be part of the 60th anniversary Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion Friday through Monday, Sept. 2, said Lori Jury.
Dan Voegele of Bismarck along with Neil Pederson of Valley City helped load the engine owned by Jon and Lori Jury of rural Valley City early Monday morning.
In spite of resistance from some Valley City residents, the city utilities has begun installing an automated metering system which will eventually replace resident's old utility meters.
According to Valley City Electric Supervisor Stan Hansen, four gateways or receivers have been installed in various locations throughout the city with two more still on the way.
Read more in Friday's Times-Record.
A Valley City State University memorial scholarship fund is being set up in the honor of Steve Welken of Valley City, said Allison Kasowski, assistant director of annual giving for VCSU Thursday.
Welken died in a car accident south of Valley City on Aug 24.
Welken had strong ties to VCSU where he taught accounting classes and spent many hours promoting and volunteering. Executive Director of University Advancement Larry Robinson said Welken served on the VCSU Foundation Board and V-500 Club.
A fund has been set up at Dacotah Bank for Geraldine (Gerri) Knutson, 65, of Valley City, who was seriously injured in a multi-vehicle accident Friday, Aug. 16. A CaringBridge website has also been set up for her at www.caringbridge.org/visit/geraldinegerriknutson. Visitors to the site can track her recovery progress and leave messages on the guestbook.
Knutson's 2012 Chevrolet Impala was struck head-on on Main Street by a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed, estimated by the North Dakota Highway Patrol at about 70 mph.
Because of extremely high temperatures across North Dakota including Barnes County this week, the state health department is urging everyone to take precautions to protect their health, said Dr. Terry Dwelle, state health officer for the North Dakota Department of Health.
The National Weather Service predicts temperatures in the high 80s and low 90s through Saturday, with the Wednesday heat index value at 95.
Washington Elementary School students have a new principal this year. Chad Lueck replaces Wayne Denault, who retired the end of last school year. Lueck said he is excited to join the district.
Before taking the job in Valley City, Lueck worked in the Litchville-Marion School district for seven years, five of which he was the elementary principal.
Lueck, originally from Lidgerwood, N.D., graduated from Valley City State University with a degree in elementary education, and received his master's degree in educational leadership from Tri-College University.
Fall driving means more than watching out for school buses, motorists must also pay close attention to the possibility of encountering large, slow-moving harvest equipment while traveling on country roads.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation wants to urge motorists to use caution and share the road with harvest equipment during harvest.
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.