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February 5th, 2014
Barnes County Relay for Life co-chairs this year are Lisa McCulloch and Rad Nicholson of Valley City. The two have each been involved in the Relay separately in the past, and are heading this year's event, which has some changes in store.
More in Wednesday's Times-Record.
Faith Lutheran Church will rebuild after fire destroyed its Valley City home in October. The congregation has taken some of the first steps toward that end by starting the process of hiring an architect to start planning a new structure.
The congregation plans to rebuild on its current site and salvage what it can of the former building, said Tory Hart. While the building was virtually destroyed, some of the oldest stained-glass windows were salvageable, said Hart, and some of the old fellowship hall my be salvaged, if only the footings.
More in Wednesday's Times-Record.
The Barnes County Airport Municipal Airport Authority plans to have an entry in the 2014 Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce Chili Cook-off and place an advertisement in the 2014 Explore the Sheyenne Magazine to help publicize its planned 2014 airshow set for Sept. 6. More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Barnes County Relay for Life organizers are gearing up for this year's event, looking for teams and asking the public to donate on Giving Hearts Day. Money donated by the community to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life on Giving Hearts Day, a 24-hour online give-a-thon hosted by Dakota Medical Foundation and Impact Foundation, will benefit the Barnes County Relay. Diane Sommerfeld, who does publicity for this year's Relay, said donations are taken online.
Moose in Valley City are not unheard of, but due to the declining population in southeast North Dakota they're not that common, either. But the moose wandering through yards and corn fields in and around Wolski Plaza over the weekend seemed unimpressed with statistical data.
More in Tuesday's Times-Record.
Valley City will host a rodeo queen seminar April 11 through April 13, hosted by the Miss Rodeo North Dakota Pageant Association for prospective rodeo queen and princess participants ages 8 to 25. More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.
When the Schonert home burned last week, an 18-year-old neighbor was on-hand to help three of the family members who were forced to jump from a second-story window to escape the flames. Read more in Monday's Times-Record.
The Dakota Power Bull Sale returns to the North Dakota Winter Show building for the 10th time for three days Feb. 8 through Feb. 10, said Patrick J. Thorson, owner of Black Tie Simmentals of Kindred.
The auction sale will take place at the conclusion of the three-day event at 1 p.m. Feb. 10. More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
Federal Transportation Department officials Friday named SkyWest Airlines of Denver as the new Essential Air Service provider in Jamestown, starting April 1. More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
(Editor's Note: The following piece is a first-hand account written by the editor of The Punxsutawney Spirit, Zak Lantz. Zak was born and raised in Punxsutawney, and this account reflects more of a personal attachment to the holiday.)
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. â€” This morning, I looked down and noticed something â€” I was wearing a press pass. Now, I know that it's part of my job to wear one, but it's not all that often â€” at least not in these parts â€” that I actually need one.