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August 16th, 2013

UPDATE: Victims Identified in BC Crash

August 16, 2013

Two women were seriously injured in a multi-vehicle crash Friday in Valley City.
Sandra Burchill, 69, and Geraldine Knutson, 65, both of Valley City, were reportedly seriously injured in the incident which took place on East Main Street and Second Avenue at about 5 p.m., according to Sgt. Troy Wolf of the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

Local Couple's Granddaughter Gets Nashville Record Deal

August 16, 2013

The granddaughter of local couple Lon and Sharon Sinness has been signed to a record label and will begin recording country music in Nashville later this month.
Caitlin Sinness, 11, known by her stage name Caitlin, is the daughter of Candy Sinness, who is the daughter of Lon and Sharon.
Lon was a crop duster for over 20 years in the Dazey area, and Candy attended school in North Central, now known as Barnes County North.

Corps Cutting Baldhill Dam flows For Inspection

August 16, 2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will complete a periodic inspection of Baldhill Dam, located northeast of Valley City, N.D., early next week.
“Every five years we do an intensive periodic inspection of the dam,” said Rich Schueneman, manager of the dam for the Corps.
Schueneman said three engineers including a geotechnical and mechanical engineer “will come on site and walk all over the structure to identify any changes or issues.”
Read more in Friday's Times-Record.

Band Shell Group at $53K

August 16, 2013

As of Thursday, Friends of the City Park Band Shell had raised $53,900 in cash toward the estimated $150,000 cost of building a new foundation for the historic structure in City Park, said Becky Heise.
She estimated the total cost of the project will be about $150,000.
Along with the donations, Heise said the group has applied for $32,500 in grants. If all the grants are awarded, the group would be more than halfway to its goal at $86,400.
Read more in Friday's Times-Record.

August 15th

Man Suing VC for $25,000

August 15, 2013

Nathan Preston, who became embroiled with law enforcement on July 28 after he fired several shots at a pair of pit bull dogs with a .40 cal. handgun, has filed a $25,000 lawsuit in small claims court claiming false arrest and that city officials have violated his right to defend himself by confiscating two of his weapons including one he claims was not used in the shooting.

Crazy Hat Day at Thift Shop

August 15, 2013

The ladies at the ARC Thrift Store designated Wednesday as "Crazy Hat Day" and donned their best bonnets just for fun. See this photo in Thursday's Times-Record.

Rabies Cases Found In Southeastern North Dakota

August 15, 2013

Barnes County has been able to escape any reported positive cases of rabies so far in 2013, but five cases were diagnosed in the region, said Dr. Beth Carlson, deputy state veterinarian.
Tuesday Carlson said one case was confirmed in LaMoure County, two were confirmed in Ransom County, one in Richland County and one in Stutsman.
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.

Straus Mall Public Opening Set

August 15, 2013

George Gaukler and his business partners in Valley City's Straus Mall are getting ready for a Sept. 1 public opening for the renovated downtown centerpiece.
Wednesday Gaukler said nearly all work on the structure was completed but the cleaning.
Gaukler is lead partner in Straus Mall Property LLC, the company owning the mall.
Read more in Thursday's Times-Record.

August 14th

VCPS Prepares for Another Year

August 14, 2013

Valley City Public School superintendent Dean Koppelman gave a start of the school year report Monday during the school board's regular meeting.
The board addressed technology updates, including a new speaker system at Hanna Field, and two positions still needing filled, the nutrition services director and a family and consumer sciences teacher.
Read more in Wednesday's Times-Record.

VC Schools Concussion Management Testing Thursday

August 14, 2013

On Thursday, the Valley City Public Schools will conduct its 2013-14 baseline concussion management tests for 10th graders who plan to participate in fall sports as well as any new students in grades 9-12 who plan to participate in fall sports.
Testing will run from 10 to 11 a.m. Students should report to the computer lab by 10 a.m.
Testing for seventh graders and new junior high students who plan to participate in fall sports will be held on Thursday, Aug. 22 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the junior high computer lab.

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