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Statewide Crime Statistics Released

July 31, 2013

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem Tuesday released North Dakota’s crime statistics for 2012. The annual Crime Report is compiled from information reported by local law enforcement agencies across the state.
“Based on our experience here (in Barnes County), our numbers are up from last year, and last year's numbers were up from the previous year,” said Barnes County States Attorney Lee Grossman.
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.

An Awesome Race: Local Girl Places Third in International Soap Box Derby

July 31, 2013

When Valley City High School Junior Annie Hart, 16, volunteered to drive an unused soap box car in the local competition earlier this summer, she never dreamed she would win a chance to compete in the international competition in Akron, Ohio, let alone place third in the world. Before that first race in Valley City, she had never raced in a soap box derby.
Annie placed third in the super stock division at the All American Soap Box Derby at Derby Downs in Akron Ohio last week competing against 121 racers from all over the world.

July 30th

Man Fires Shots at Dogs in VC

July 30, 2013

Shots were fired early Sunday morning as a Valley City man claimed to feel threatened by a pair of dogs. The man, who fired several shots at the pit bulls, reported the incident.
Valley City police received a call from Nathan Preston, 24, of 718 Second Street SW, Valley City, Preston informed the communications operator that he was attacked by two pit bulls and, feeling threatened, he fired several rounds at the approaching dogs.

4–H Excels At ND State Fair

July 30, 2013

A total of 10 Barnes County youths either won champion or reserve champion awards in the 4-H static exhibits at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot.
Static exhibits are exhibits that do no move and are usually submitted by individuals.
“We had quite a few reserve and grand champions,” said Randy Grueneich, Barnes County extension agent, Monday.
“We are pleased when our kids do well at the state. We do interview judging at the county level, at the state level just projects are judged,” Grueneich said.

VCSU Math Prof Excited About Plans

July 30, 2013

Curt Hill, a Valley City State University math professor who will be teaching software engineering starting this fall, is excited about plans creating a home for computer systems and software engineering in McFarland Hall.
Monday Hill said faculty offices and a receptionist area will be clustered together with a lounge in front “for students to work.”
More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.

Tree Disease Can Be Prevented By Acting Early

July 30, 2013

Trees provide beauty and shade to yards, city forester David Dunham said, but they often succumb to disease and must be chopped down. Fortunately, tree disease can be prevented by acting early.
Dunham said tree diseases for all species can be prevented at the start by avoiding planting the same trees right next to each other.
"The key is diversification," he said, explaining that planting a variety of tree species in an area prevents disease from spreading so easily.

July 29th

SUV Flips in 2-Vehicle Accident

July 29, 2013

A Honda CRV rolled after being t-boned by a Volkswagon Beetle at the intersection of Second Street and Third Avenue Northeast Monday around 5 p.m. Valley City police believe there were no serious injuries. The accident is under investigation. Read the Times-Record and our website for more information.

Wrong first name given for Rep. Dwight Kiefert

July 29, 2013

Correction
In Rep. Dwight Kiefert's legislative report in the Friday, July 26-28 issue of the Times-Record the wrong first name was given. The Times-Record regrets the error.

Band Shell Friends Seek Funds

July 29, 2013

Becky Heise is confident Friends of the City Park Band Shell will raise the $150,000 estimated cost to build a new foundation for the historic structure in City Park.
Heise said anyone wanting to make donations for the project can send their tax-deductible donations to the Valley City Parks and Recreation District, 4th St SW., Valley City 58072.
More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.

VCSU Creating Home For Major

July 29, 2013

Valley City State University is creating a home for computer systems and software engineering in McFarland Hall, said Greg Vanney, director of marketing and communications.
Vanney said the program is part of business and information technology at VCSU.
VCSU will offer a new undergraduate major in software engineering beginning fall semester 2013.
More in Monday's Times-Record.

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