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September 5th, 2013

Regional 911 Link On Hold

September 5, 2013

Barnes County's 911 dispatch link with Stutsman and Richland counties will likely not happen for a couple of weeks as North Dakota computer system specialists finish needed connections and install equipment, said Barnes County Information Systems Manager Jason Thiel.
Wednesday Barnes County Emergency Emergency Manager Kim Franklin said new equipment and the county courthouse building are both waiting to complete a connection with Richland and Stutsman counties. “We will just have to wait to hook in.” Franklin said new routes and IP lines will both be installed.

24 Hour Theater Set for Weekend

September 5, 2013

The community is invited to join Valley City State University students and faculty for a 24-hour theater extravaganza this weekend. Director Jenni Lou Russi said they're looking for writers and directors to show up at VCSU's Vangstad Auditorium at 7 p.m. Friday evening. After a 24-hour challenge of writing and rehearsing, the free show will be held in Vangstad at 7 p.m. Saturday, also open to all.

Sex Offender Arrested

September 5, 2013

A convicted sex offender, who eluded officials for about three weeks after failing to register, was arrested in Valley City Tuesday and is now in the Barnes County Correctional Facility.
Michael Allen Nelson was arrested in a house in southwest Valley City without incident, according to Barnes County Sheriff Randy McClaflin.
Nelson is considered a lifetime high-risk offender who was convicted in 2009 for corruption/solicitation of a minor after having sex with a 14-year-old girl when he was 20.

September 4th

Barnes County Plans To Ask For Addresses

September 4, 2013

Barnes County Commissioners Monday rejected a proposed motion to ask incorporated cities to require house number and street numbers, but said they still want things to be easier for first responders and fire departments to respond to emergency calls.
Commissioners rejected the proposed request 3-2, but only in order to seek input from fire departments and first responders on what type of identification they prefer.
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.

Farmer's Market to Serve Kabobs

September 4, 2013

The Monday and Thursday Farmer’s Market will serve free samples of grilled vegetable kabobs and chicken kabobs on Monday, Sept. 9 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Rosebud Visitor’s Center Parking Lot.  Pictured above are Sharon Buhr, Licensed Registered Dietitian at Young People’s Healthy Heart Program at Mercy Hospital; Jerdan Ruff, UND Medical Student; and Dr. James Buhr, physician at Sanford Clinic who grilled vegetables last year at the Farmer’s Market. Dr.

September 3rd

VC Getting Movie Theater

September 3, 2013

Valley City will get a new movie theater by Nov. 1, said Jeremy Zako of Bismarck, who plans to call the theater Cinema Flix.
Jennifer Feist of the Valley City-Barnes County Development Corp. introduced the Bismarck resident to county commissioners Monday morning, at the same time as she asked commissioners to provide a $25,000 grant to help the theater open from development corp. budget.
Commissioners voted 5-0 to provide the requested grant.

Salvation Army Does Backpack Program

September 3, 2013

Backpacks filled with school supplies were given to families in need by the Barnes County Salvation Army, said Lee Isensee, chairman of the county organization.
Thursday Isensee said the Barnes County Salvation Army's school and backpack program was chaired by Jana Olson and Dave Carlsrud.
More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.

Eagles Hosts Polka Fest

September 3, 2013

The Valley City Eagles Club held its annual Polka Fest Saturday
and Sunday. A crowd was on hand both days to dance to polka and old-time country music including songs by Albert Mikesh, a one-man-band.
See photos in Tuesday's Times-Record.

Meeting Was Official Griggs County Meeting

September 3, 2013

An opinion issued Wednesday by North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem requires the Griggs County Commission give John Wakefield meeting minutes of a Feb. 12 meeting without charge.
Wakefield asked the attorney general for an opinion on his position that county commissioners violated North Dakota's open records and open meeting laws.
More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.

August 30th

Bridge City Cruisers Restores Car for Local Veteran

August 30, 2013

Ryan Metcalf, Valley City, saw his fully-restored car for the first time Thursday evening, after local car club Bridge City Cruisers spent more than a year restoring it as a gift to him.
The project came about in 2011 after Ryan's wife Erin asked the club to restore his 1966 Chevy Impala, which he bought from his grandfather three years ago, while he was deployed in Afghanistan with the North Dakota National Guard.

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