Archive - 2014 - News Article
Fire, likely caused by an old exhaust fan, damaged the roof of the Thrivent building on Second Street, Valley City, Wednesday.
Valley City Fire Department responded to the call at about 2 p.m. Wednesday after reports of smoke in the building. Occupants of the building reported light smoke in the businesses on the main floor, with heavier smoke in the second floor apartments. Firefighters had difficulty, however, finding the source of the smoke, said VCFD Chief Gary Retterath, either by visual inspection and using thermal imaging, as the fire was contained to an area in the roof.
The Valley City Times-Record plans to run a historical photograph each week on Thursdays submitted by our readers.
Wes Anderson, curator of the Barnes County Historical Society Museum agreed to start off the series and give our readers an idea what we are hoping will be submitted with this photo from the museum archives.
Photos can be of events or places in Barnes County from 10, 20, 30 years ago, or even older. We will publish at least one submitted photograph every week in the Valley City Times-Record.
Bethany Reiten, a resident of rural Kathryn, took second place for documentaries in the national 4-H Film Festival that took place in St. Louis, Aug. 2 to 6. More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Part of Woodbine Cemetery in Valley is getting a facelift. Tuesday, a pair of contractors began the task of straightening and securing gravestones of veterans â€“ some from as far back as the Civil War â€“ on an edge of the cemetery reserved for veterans. More in Wednesday's Times-Record.
Two ladies at the Rudolf Square in Valley City have created a garden for the community there. Maridenis Carpenter started by putting a couple flower pots out on the steps, and the garden has grown to include several flowers and plants along the steps and fence on the east side and a few on the west side.
More in Wednesday's Times-Record.
Each Wednesday, local law enforcement asks for help from the community in locating individuals who have felony warrants out for their arrest.
This week, the Barnes County Sheriff's Office is looking for Jeremy Albert Earl Smith who is wanted on a class C felony warrant for aggravated assault.
Smith, 22, is an African American male with black hair and brown eyes. He is 6 feet tall and weighs 155 pounds.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Smith should call the Barnes County Sheriff's Office at (701) 845-8530.
According to Barnes County Weed Officer Jim McAllister, Barnes County is becoming invaded with a relatively new weed called absinth wormwood. Mor in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Flaxseed, the highly-regarded offspring of the flax plant, grows readily in North Dakota and has caused growth of another sort; business growth at Heartland Flax, one of the nation's premiere processors of flaxseed. In fact, Heartland Flax in Valley City is growing so fast, it has several positions to fill. More in Tuesday's Times-Record.
The City County Health District will save $106,000 from the $414,000 it expected to need for bare bones renovation of the former Valley City First Community Credit Union into a new home. More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.