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October 10th, 2013

City Planning Permanent Flood Protection Around VCSU

October 10, 2013

Valley City's Flood Task Force met Tuesday to discuss permanent flood protection. The group received an update from Chad Petersen of city engineering firm KLJ about a proposed plan to build flood protection around the Valley City State University campus.
For the first phase of flood protection, the city plans to widen the floodway and install permanent and removable levees around the college campus from Third Avenue Southeast, up College Street, and over to and along Fifth Avenue Southwest. This area consists of land the city bought to build permanent flood protection.

Women's Group Changes Name

October 10, 2013

A long-time Valley City women's group has changed its name and dropped its affiliation so it can be more active, said club officer Bonnie Kramer Tuesday.
Kramer, treasurer of the newly-formed Women of the Valley, said VC Women of Today withdrew from state and national affiliation and have now reorganized.
More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.

VCHS Prepares for "Hello Dolly" Production

October 10, 2013

In preparation for the upcoming Valley City High School production of Hello, Dolly, several cast members and the entire VCHS Varsity Marching Band marched in a parade; not a real parade, but one that was videotaped for viewing during the Hello, Dolly performances. Director Carol Foth made arrangements for the parade to march directly in front of the Barnes County Courthouse.
Hello, Dolly, produced in cooperation with Tams-Witmark of New York, is scheduled to open on Nov. 19 and also run Nov. 21-23 in the VCHS Theater.
Read more in Thursday's Times-Record.

Fund Set Up for Fire Victims

October 10, 2013

A benefit fund has has set up at Dacotah Bank in Valley City for the Mark and Kristal Skramstad family, said Lee Isensee, one of the organizers of the fund Tuesday.
The Skramstad family home at 576 Fifth Ave. NE in Valley City received heavy smoke damage in an Oct. 4 blaze, said Valley City Fire Chief Gary Retterath Wednesday.
More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.

October 9th

UPDATE: Man Identified in Litchville Rollover

October 9, 2013

Rodney Vaders was identified as the 71-year-old Litchville man who was killed Tuesday afternoon after his vehicle entered a ditch and rolled. Around 3:30 p.m. Vaders was driving a 1988 Chevrolet Corvette convertible westbound on a straight level portion of paved Barnes County Road 38, about half a mile north of Litchville, when his vehicle gradually drifted into the north ditch, according to a press release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
The vehicle then rotated clockwise and rolled.

Drug Warrants Lead to 7 Arrests

October 9, 2013

Seven suspects were arrested in Valley City on a total of 20 narcotic-related charges late last month.
According to a press release from the Valley City Police Department, during the week of September 25, the Stutsman County Narcotics Task Force, which serves Stutsman, Barnes, LaMoure, Foster and Eddy Counties, served five narcotics-related searches in Valley City resulting in 17 felony charges and three misdemeanor charges that will be filed by the Barnes County State's Attorney against seven suspects.

Ruckus at the Rec Set for Oct. 25

October 9, 2013

Valley City Parks and Recreation will hold the ninth annual Ruckus at the Rec on Friday, Oct. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Recreation Center gym.
"This is a free event safe for children to where costumes and have fun," said Diane Sommerfeld of Parks and Rec. “Ruckus at the Rec is an exciting variety of carnival games for all children ages pre-school through 6th grade to participate in with prizes for everyone."

Commission Awards Grant to NDWS

October 9, 2013

The Valley City City Commission approved a food and beverage grant of $75,000 for the North Dakota Winter Show during its regular meeting Monday.
The funds will pay for a portion of repairs to roof trusses that were damaged by snow in 2011, and will be used to build horse stalls which could assist in bringing more off-season events to the North Dakota Winter Show Event Center, according to Bobby Koepplin, chairman of the Valley City Visitor's Committee.
Read more in Wednesday's Times-Record.

Barnes Rural Water gets $4.5 Million

October 9, 2013

Barnes Rural Water was awarded a grant of $4.5 million from the Water Resources Trust Fund for local projects.
Of that, $3.3 million will go toward connecting new customers within the Barnes Rural Water district, which covers and area from Tower City to Spiritwood and from Sutton to Verona, according to Barnes Rural Water Manager Perry Kapaun.
The cost to lay pipe to connect new customers is $25,000 to $30,000 per mile, said Kapaun. Grant money will be used to offset the cost to provide rural residents with an alternative to well water.
Read more in Wednesday's Times-Record.

Litchville Man Dies in Rollover

October 9, 2013

A 71-year-old Litchville man was killed Tuesday afternoon after his vehicle entered a ditch and rolled. Around 3:30 p.m. the man was driving a 1988 Chevrolet Corvette convertible westbound on a straight level portion of paved Barnes County Road 38, about half a mile north of Litchville, when his vehicle gradually drifted into the north ditch, according to a press release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
The vehicle then rotated clockwise and rolled. The driver was ejected, and the vehicle and driver came to rest in a soybean field.

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