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December 17th

Apartments Underway in Wimbledon

December 17, 2014

Steve Guscette and his wife are working hard to turn the former Wimbledon School building into an apartment building and convention center. More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.

Warrant Wednesday: Serena Sara Murno

December 17, 2014

Each week, local law enforcement asks for help from the community in locating individuals who have warrants out for their arrest.

Serena Sara Murno is wanted on bench warrants for failure to appear on charges of possession of a controlled substance in jail/correctional facility, and failure to pay fees on the charge of preventing arrest or discharge of other duties.

Murno, 40, is a white female with brown hair and brown eyes. She is five feet four inches tall and weighs 125 pounds.

County Ponders Cemetery Protection

December 17, 2014

For several years, Paul Stenshoel has urged Barnes County to help protect old cemeteries in rural areas. At a Tuesday Barnes County Commission meeting, Stenshoel said he wanted the county to take responsibility for protecting “abandoned” cemeteries from being plowed up. More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.

December 16th

'Tis the Season to Drive

December 16, 2014

The season could be very joyous for holiday travelers this year with average gasoline prices at a five-year low and dropping. According to the AAA Auto Club, as of Monday, gas in Fargo was about $2.48 per gallon for regular unleaded, compared to $2.91 in November and $2.95 a year ago. The average price nationally on Monday for regular unleaded was $2.54. More in Tuesday's Times-Record.

Chamber Announces Top Winners

December 16, 2014

Both the grand prize winner and winner of the 2014 Snowman Decorating contest were announced Monday by the Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce.

Weekly Christmas in the Valley button contest winners were also announced.
Winner of the grand prize – a Surface Pro 2 Tablet, donated in part by Hi-Line Technology, was Gary Peterson.

Dacotah Bank was selected as the Snowman Decorating winner.

More in Tuesday's Times-Record.

VC Bird Count Thursday

December 16, 2014

Valley City's U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Valley City Wetland Management District office is looking for Valley City and Barnes County residents to participate in a Christmas Bird Count Thursday, Dec. 18, said Terry Gwilliams, range technician.More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.

December 15th

Fundraiser Planned for Wellness Center

December 15, 2014

A Pledge-A-Thon is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 16 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Valley City Parks And Recreation Center in an effort to raise up to $4 million for the Valley City Wellness, Health and Physical Education Center.

According to Andrea Nelson of the Sheyenne Valley Foundation, those interested in making a tax-deductible donation toward the center can either stop in or call in pledges to (701) 845-3294.

More in Monday's Times-Record.

Steakhouse Now Open in VC

December 15, 2014

Woodland Steakhouse Bar and Grill, owned by Dianne and Wade Hatcher, is now open for business, Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. It is closed Sundays.

The restaurant, located at 3475 Woodland Park in Valley City, serves steaks, burgers and a sandwich and supper menu to compliment the steaks, Dianne said.

She said a grand opening is tentatively scheduled for January.

Right now, diners have the chance to vote on a name for a buffalo head that will sit above a fireplace on the main floor. The name choices are Sheyenne and Dakota Woodland. Voting ends Dec. 23.

First-graders Raise Over $300 for Salvation Army

December 15, 2014

Jefferson Elementary School first-graders rang the bell for the Barnes County Salvation Army for their service project. The project raised $328.76 for the organization.

Pictured in the front row (left to right) are Kinlee Sufficool, Louisa Ramos, Lauren May, Chloee Wieser, Griffin Kvilvang, Derek Shape and Jamison Adams.

In the second row (left to right) are Evan Schroeder, Abby Wilmes, Kellen Westman, Cody Dawes and Brooks Beyer.

In the third row (left to right) are Hunter Olson, Alyssa Wilmes, Abby Wangrud, Jessa Koch and Georgia Zaun.

Optimists Honor BC Salvation Army

December 15, 2014

Valley City's Optimist Club has chosen the Barnes County Salvation Army for its 2014 Community Service Award, said Sue Carlsrud, club president, on Friday. More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.

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