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October 23rd, 2013
The Monday morning fire that ravaged Faith Lutheran Church in Valley has been determined to have been arson, according to Valley City Fire Department Gary Retterath. The case has been turned over to law enforcement. More details in Thursday's Times-Record
A high-risk sex offender, Daniel Jason Kelder, 42, who lives at 2323 114th Avenue Southeast, Rogers, N.D., has registered in Barnes County. Read more in Wednesday's Times-Record.
A prayer service is planned for the congregation of Faith Lutheran Church at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the empty lot between the church on 4th street, Valley City, and Smith Lumber, and a meal and congregational meeting is planned afterwards at St. Catherine's, where the congregation can discuss their next steps including where to hold services.
Valley City native Tom Musgrave is set to appear in an upcoming TV adaption of the 1996 film Fargo, which is slated to air in 10 episodes on FX this spring.
Musgrave will play Bo Munk, the boss of main character Lester Nygaard, played by Martin Freeman, a well-known actor who's appeared in The Office, Sherlock and The Hobbit film trilogy.
Dickey Rural Network, a telecommunications, internet and television services company based in Ellendale, was recently designated a "Smart Community" in a nationwide competition by NTCA, a telecommunications advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C. Read more in Tuesday's Times-Record.
Candy Huss will take over as Barnes County social services director after current director Heather Pautz leaves. Read more in Tuesday's Times-Record.
Monday Barnes County Commissioners voted to give all Barnes County employees a 4 percent cost of living adjustment raise. Read more in Tuesday's Times-Record.
Officials ask that the public steer clear of Faith Lutheran Church on Fourth St. NE, Valley City, after fire caused extensive damage to the structure Monday morning.
A cause for the fire has not been determined, so until an investigation is complete and the structure is safe, the Valley City Fire Department and church officials ask that nobody enter the building.
Inspectors from the North Dakota State Fire Marshall's office and from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms investigated the scene Monday afternoon. The cause of the blaze has not been released pending their investigation.
Valley City Parks and Recreationâ€™s board approved a policy on Oct. 2 that prohibits the use of any tobacco products in most of their recreational facilities, both outdoor and enclosed areas, according to VCPR Director Tyler Jacobson.
The board wants to create and sustain a recreation environment that supports a clear tobacco-free norm and helps protect the health of our youth, Jacobson said.
Bill Lemma of Enderlin is too sick to harvest beans this year, but because of Farm Rescue, Bill can focus on healing instead of worrying about harvest.
Bill has cancer and is in Rochester undergoing a bone marrow transplant. On Friday, volunteers, including Bill's son and a former neighbor Steve Mark navigated combines flying both the U.S. flag and a Farm Rescue flag, through Bill's soybean fields.