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June 19th, 2014

Area Residents Encouraged to Throw Block Parties

June 19, 2014

Valley City and Barnes County officials have joined forces to encourage residents to throw or attend neighborhood block parties. When people know each other there is definitely an increase in safety in a neighborhood, according to Sharon Buhr of ON THE MOVE. That’s one reason the national slogan is, "Give neighborhood crime and drugs a going away party! Reduce crime, drugs & violence.”
More in Thursday's Times-Record.

June 18th

Injured Truck Driver Says Thanks to 'VC's Finest'

June 18, 2014

When Jackson,Tenn., truck driver Jack Gaiser fell on the deck of a semi-trailer badly breaking his leg Sunday, he knew he needed help. Thankfully, the Valley City Police and first responders reached him quickly, which was a godsend considering Gaiser couldn't even tell dispatchers exactly where he was.
More in Thursday's Times-Record.

Frozen Yogurt Shop to Open in VC

June 18, 2014

A frozen yogurt shop is set to open in Valley City next week. Roxy's Frozen Yogurt, owned by Max Drake and named after his late sister, is located at 256 East Main Street.
More in Thursday's Times-Record.

BC May Shrink Hobart Lake Pipe

June 18, 2014

The Barnes County Water Resource District might shrink a pipeline for a Hobart Lake flooding fix from 26 inches to 24 inches to deal with objections from a nearby property owner. Bruce Anderson, one of the district managers, told Barnes County commissioners Tuesday that a 24-inch pipe would cost about $689,000 to install, contrasted with $819,000 for a 36-inch pipe, but it would likely take two years to decrease water levels five feet, versus one year with a 36-inch pipe. More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.

VCSU Recognizes Backers

June 18, 2014

Jennifer Feist, executive vice president of the Valley City-Barnes County Development Corp., and Mary Simonson, director of the Open Door Center, were both Presented with Valley City State University President's Distinguished Service Awards during a Recognition Luncheon Monday.

Pooches on Parade

June 18, 2014

Dogs and dog lovers turned out for a pet parade and picnic at Chautauqua Park Monday. The event, sponsored by the Sheyenne Valley Friends of Animals, featured about a dozen pooches dressed costumes. After strutting their stuff for the audience and judges, the dogs relaxed while their owners enjoyed a picnic supper.

June 17th

VCHS Band Reunited – Again

June 17, 2014

When members of the Valley City High School Reunion Band gather each year to march in the Rally in the Valley parade, they're never sure they'll have enough people to perform, but year after year, they managed to pull it off, just as they did this year.
More in Tuesday's Times-Record.

BC Short of Poll Workers

June 17, 2014

Barnes County had a difficult time coming up with enough people to staff all 15 voting precincts for Tuesday's Primary Elections, said county election officials. More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.

Duckin' Down the Sheyenne

June 17, 2014

Hundreds of rubber ducks are dumped off the City Park foot bridge Saturday afternoon to begin the Duckin' Down the Sheyenne rubber duck race. All proceeds benefit the Barnes County Relay for Life.

Winners of the race were Dorie Koppelman, first place; Lisa McCulloch, second place; Jodi Arneson, third place; Mary Tangen, fourth place; Kenny Nelson, fifth place; Kenneth Beach, sixth place; Mary Dahl, eighth place; Sue Kapaun, ninth place; and Pat Stoen, tenth place.

BC Relay for Life Celebrates 15 Years

June 17, 2014

Cancer survivors, caregivers, friends and family walked and rallied together Friday evening to fight against cancer during the 15th annual Barnes County Relay for Life.

In a new location and on a new weekend, the Relay was held Friday from 5 p.m. to midnight at the Barnes County Courthouse. The evening started with a survivors reception at 5 p.m., followed by opening ceremonies at 6 p.m. A luminary ceremony was held at dusk.
Read this story in Monday's Times-Record.

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