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November 12th, 2014
Photo courtesy of Belinda Kennedy.
A hot air balloon had a hard landing south of Interstate 94 near the Peak exit (296), a few miles east of Valley City, last Thursday. According to Valley City resident Jennifer Pickard who watched the balloon descend as she followed to offer assistance if necessary, the pilot is in the process of flying over each of the 50 states and got caught up in a North Dakota wind. He chose to fly over North Dakota after harvest just in case he ended up in a field. Nobody was injured during the hard landing.
Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce ambassadors welcomed Stoudt-Ross Ford to its new location at 325 Wintershow Road Monday at its grand opening.
The nearly 25,000-square-foot building opened in October.
Joseph and John DeMasi are coming full circle, returning to the folk music they drifted away from 20 years ago. They are doing their return in Valley City. More in Wednesday's Times-Record.
The City-County Health District is adding ways to prevent children from ever starting smoking to this year's 39th annual Great American Smokeout, which will take place on Thursday, Nov. 20. More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Governor Jack Dalrymple re-appointed Jim Verwey of Valley City as Secretary of the Administrative Committee on Veterans Affairs (ACOVA). Verwey is a Vietnam War Veteran who retired as a Command Sergeant Major after serving over 36 years in the military to include the North Dakota National Guard.
Verwey holds a Masters of Education and taught first grade and junior high special education, he served as Special Education Coordinator for nine districts and Special Education Director for seven districts around Valley City.
More in Tuesday's Times-Record.
The Valley City Health, Wellness and Physical Education Center isn't a done deal yet, but last week's approval of an advisory measure granting public approval of the project gave planners a green light to move forward with plans for the endeavor. The next steps will be for the Valley City City Commission to approve the city's share of funding, then planners can get down to raising the remaining $4 to 5 million still needed for the project. If all goes according to plan, Valley City could have a wellness center by late summer or fall of 2016.
More in Tuesday's Times-Record.
Barnes County Commissioners believe seeking help from the federal government might be a better way to speed up trains in Sanborn than passing a local ordinance such as Enderlin did.
The issue came up as a county Commissioner meeting Tuesday. More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Valley City's American Legion Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars post and KOVC radio are all having specials in honor of veterans today for Veterans Day, said Scott Crump, Barnes County Veterans Service Officer. More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Starting Monday, Nov. 1, the Barnes County Recorder's office began offering both U.S. passport services and marriage licenses, said Recorder Jody Pfaff Wednesday. More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.
Knife River Construction was the low bidder on 22 miles of roadwork in the Fingal, Litchville and Sanborn areas, Barnes County Highway Superintendent Kerry Johnson told Barnes County Commissioners on Tuesday. More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.