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July 19th, 2013

'Viper Cup' golf tournament and auction fundraiser

July 19, 2013

"On Friday, July 19, The Valley City Hockey Club known as "The Vipers" is having their annual "Viper Cup" golf tournament and auction fundraiser.

The golf tournament and auction will be held at the Valley City Country Club with the auction beginning around 6 p.m.

Some of the items up for auction are a "Parise" Minnesota Wild jersey autographed by Zach Parise (UND and current NHL Wild player), an autographed hockey stick (Bauer TotalOne NXG) used by Chris Porter (UND and current NHL St. Louis Blues player), and a Matt Cullen (Wild) autographed stick.

July 18th

Doctors, Mercy Reach Agreement

July 18, 2013

Doctors at the Valley City Sanford Clinic have decided to continue their privileges at Mercy Hospital after discussions between the four doctors, clinic operations director Linda Lane and Hospital Administrator Keith Heuser.
Thursday doctors Genevieve Goven, Dave Hochhalter, Misty Anderson and James Buhr met with Heuser and Lane and decided to rescind their resignations of hospital privileges slated for Aug. 1.

Health Department, Social Services One Step Closer to Move

July 18, 2013

City/County Health will likely move into the First Community Credit Union building on Fourth Street, Valley City, later this year, and Barnes County Social Services will likely share the space.
During its regular meeting on Tuesday, Barnes County commissioners voted 3-2 to move forward with the purchase of the building asking that Barnes County State's Attorney look over a purchase agreement before one is entered into.
Read more in Thursday's Times-Record.

Sanford Doctors Staying in VC

July 18, 2013

Doctors at the Valley City Sanford Clinic will remain in Valley City, despite a decision by four clinic doctors to terminate their privileges at Mercy Hospital as of Aug. 1.
The four doctors who gave notice June 24 were Genevieve Govan, Dave Hochhalter, Misty Anderson and James Buhr.
Tuesday Paulette Amundson, vice president for Sanford Health regional clinics based in Fargo said “the doctors are not leaving the clinic and are working with Mercy Hospital administration to try and resolve the dispute.”

Sons of Norway Hopes to Increase Members

July 18, 2013

The local Sons of Norway is having a membership promotion next week at Valley City Crazy Day.
Elaine Nelson, International Director for the district four Sons of Norway, said, "We want to tell the people what the Sons of Norway organization offers to be a member."
They will have a booth set up at the annual street fair that also celebrates the 45th anniversary of the establishment of the Valley City Sons of Norway branch, Hjemdahl 4-481.

It's Party Time in VC

July 18, 2013

Valley City Commissioner Mary Lee Nielson, along with Sharon Buhr of ON THE MOVE!, and What in the World is Going On are encouraging everybody in town to get out and party with the neighbors at a block party.
From now through October, the group is encouraging neighborhoods throughout Valley City to hold parties in an effort to get to know each other as well as city leaders.
According to Nielson, Valley City is growing, and people "don't really know their neighbors." Holding a block party is a great way to get people together.
Read more in Thursday's Times-Record.

July 17th

BC Has Plenty Nominees for Ghosts of North Dakota

July 17, 2013

Wes Anderson is aware of no Barnes County sites that are included on the Website Ghosts of North Dakota, but has plenty of now defunct Barnes County towns to nominate.
Anderson, curator of the Barnes County Historical Society Museum, said Tuesday there are scores of places which once housed people in Barnes County that have turned into ghost towns.
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.

Summer Storm, No Help From FEMA

July 17, 2013

No Federal Emergency Management funding will be available to Valley City residents to help rebuild after last month's summer storm. During a regular meeting of the Valley City Commission, Barnes County Emergency Manager Kim Franklin said because the Presidential Disaster Declaration covered only weather events for a month-long period from May 17 to June 16, FEMA funds would not be available for clean-up assistance after the June 20 storm.
Read more in Wednesday's Times-Record.

July 16th

Man Returns to Area During Walk Across Country

July 16, 2013

"It sure is pretty up here," Bruce Maynard said Tuesday afternoon as he hiked up a hill on the Kathryn Road with the cart he calls Sam. It wasn't the first time the Bellingham, Wash.-native has strolled up that same hill on the scenic byway. He was here about a year ago, during one of his many walks across the country.
During an interview Tuesday Maynard matter-of-factly said, "I'm just taking a stroll across America."

Alderman School Makes National Register of Historic Places

July 16, 2013

Barnes County's Alderman School has been added to the National Register of Historic Places, said Becky Heise, president of the Alderman School Historic Preservation Commission.
Tuesday Heise said the one-room school, which last operated during the 1958-59 school year, was added to the National Register June 26.
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.

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