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November 20th, 2014
Barnes County Commissioners have agreed to pay for vandalism to Faust Park, even though the Barnes County Wildlife Federation takes care of the county facility owned by the Federal Emergency Management Agency Agency under contract. More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.
Valley City State University alumni Duke Johnson captured this photo of the Northern Lights over the Hi-Line Bridge Saturday.
Duke told Alice Beauchman, photography instructor at VCSU, that while visiting family Saturday, he went out to take a star trail photo of the Big Dipper ducking down below the Hi-Line Bridge.
More in Wednesday's Times-Record.
Valley City Public Schools Superintendent Dean Koppelman announced plans to retire after next school year at Monday's regular school board meeting.
Koppelman said he told board members that he'd let them know retirement plans at the end of his three-year contract, which ends this school year.
More in Wednesday's Times-Record.
Members of Valley City's Congregational United Church of Christ learned about the work that Jud-based Service Dogs for America is doing to help veterans during a special program Sunday at the church. More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Two people were found dead in a rural Eckelson home Monday and another was hospitalized, all due to a possible propane leak.
Barnes County Sheriff Randy McClaflin said Rodney Larson and Janet Larson, both 71, of rural Spiritwood died of what appears to be carbon monoxide poisoning.
Sharon Price, Janet's sister, of Wisconsin was transported to Mercy Hospital in Valley City and then transferred to a Fargo hospital. Her condition is unknown.
Valley City was recently named the fifth safest city in North Dakota by Movoto Real Estate Blog, making it a great place to live and raise a family.
In a study based on crime rates provided by FBI statistics, while Valley City was not the smallest city with high rankings, it's small-town crime rates make it hospitable.
More in Tuesday's Times-Record.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation has authorized drainage from a lot where a Valley City McDonald's restaurant has been proposed into a ditch designed for Interstate 94 drainage, but a request for a neighboring lot is still on hold, said John Thompson, district engineer for the Valley City NDDOT office. More in Tuesday's Times-Record.
Ninety-one area families in need will get a full Thanksgiving dinner this year, thanks to the efforts of three Valley City churches. Faith Lutheran Church, Our Savior's Lutheran Church and Trinity Lutheran Church have teamed up again this year to fill baskets with all the traditional Thanksgiving goodies. More in
The Salvation Army Service Unit of Barnes County is preparing to begin its annual Red Kettle fundraising Campaign the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 28, said Joe Lunde, kettle campaign co-chairman with Phil Leitner. More in Tuesday's issue of the Tmes-Record.
Two people died in an Eckelson home Monday and another was hospitalized â€“ the result of a possible propane leak.
According to Barnes County Sheriff Randy McClaflin, authorities responding to the scene to preform a welfare check at the request of a neighbor noticed a strong propane odor before requesting the Sanborn Fire Department secure the scene.
Three people were found inside the home; a man and a woman were pronounced dead at the scene and another woman was transported to a Fargo Hospital by Life Flight.