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May 19th, 2015
Several adults dressed as mannequins startled students spending a night at the Barnes County Historical Museum.
Finally it looks--and feels--like spring may be back. Very little wind, blue skies, and temperatures moving into the high 60s and low 70s give hope that the snow flurries may be gone. For a few months at least.
The Valley City Memorial Day Parade scheduled for Monday, May 25, has been cancelled due to a lack of participation.
A ceremony led by the Valley City AMVETS Color Guard and the VFW Honor Guard followed by a concert by the Valley City Junior and Senior High School bands will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the 100 block of Main Street East in Valley City.
* Monday, 8 a.m., the Barnes County Commission meets in the Barnes County Courthouse.
* Monday, 5 p.m., the Valley City City Commission meets 5 p.m. in the City Commission meeting room.
* On Thursday at 7 p.m. Alice Beauchman will deliver a Barnes County Historical Society lecture in the Barnes County Historical Society Museum.
* On Friday the Jefferson Elementary School Field Day will take place at the Youth Sports Complex.
*John Deere awards grant to support meals for children
*Precipitation starting to help farmers
*Valley City named a Tree City USA
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Due to deteriorating road conditions, the Barnes County Highway Department on Thursday morning closed Barnes County Highway No. 32, two miles west of county road No. 7 and 2 Â˝ miles east of the Stutsman County line for a distance of one mile. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes and to use caution while traveling on all county gravel roads.
Jamie Smith, an administrative assistant with the Barnes County Highway Department, said Thursday the road has been closed due to a combination of rain and â€śsoft road conditions.â€ť She speculated the road could be closed for several days.
The Valley City Times-Record plans to run a historical photograph each week submitted by our readers.
Wes Anderson, curator of the Barnes County Historical Society Museum provided this photograph taken of the 1941 College High School football team.
That year 19 of the football team's members had their photographs taken, along with the team's coach and student coach.
Photos can be of people, events or places in Barnes County from 10, 20, 30 years ago, or even older. Please submit photographs by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or drop them by our office at 146 Third Street NE.
A Fessenden, N.D. man was arrested Sunday night after driving through a fence on a Valley City property and attempting to use a six-year-old as a human shield from a taser.
Brent Messmer, 28, was arrested after 9-1-1 calls were made regarding a white pickup that was seen speeding on Fifth Avenue Northeast and later drove through a fence in the 1000 block of 12th Avenue Southeast. Upon responding to the area, Valley City Police Department officers found the driver of the pickup and a young female walking in the area, according to a media release from VCPD Chief Fred Thompson.