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October 15th, 2012

Supporters of ND Measure 5 Strike Back

October 15, 2012

Supporters of Measure 5 released a list of crimes against animals in the state in response to critics of the measure that would strengthen the legal penalties in cases of animal cruelty.

“Across the country—everywhere but North Dakota and South Dakota—the worst acts of cruelty to dogs, cats and horses are considered felonies, yet these vicious crimes happen here, too,” said Karen Thunshelle, campaign manager for North Dakotans to Stop Animal Cruelty.

October 12th

Muskie Fish Program a Go

October 12, 2012

Some monsters may soon be returning to local waters.

The National Fish Hatchery near Valley City is in the process of relaunching the state’s muskie (muskellunge) program. Muskies are the largest member of the pike family, typically growing from 30 to 50 inches long.

“The rebuilding of that program is in its infancy,” said fish hatchery director Kurt Eversman.

The Blonde on the Prairie: Don’t Diagnose Yourself

October 12, 2012

Owie! If you’ve seen me at all this week you may have heard me say that word.

About a week and a half ago I began noticing it more than before. Though I noticed it before – I did that thing I’ve made myself so good at. I can justify most any pain in my body.

Pain is such a subjective thing. I can breathe my way through most anything and use my mind to forget about it for a minute. If I have a raging headache and squeeze my ear lobe my headache pain disappears for a spell because then my ear is taking up all the pain receptors. Just like I tease my cat – I tease my pain.

ODC Residents Make Pride of Dakota Products

October 12, 2012

Residents at Valley City’s Open Door Center have been making Pride of Dakota products since the beginning of this year, and the demand for them just keeps increasing.

In January, the ODC purchased the Thunderbird Ranch Gourmet Foods line and moved it from a small western North Dakota town called Ray to Valley City.

ODC residents produce 29 Pride of Dakota food products that are sold online, at various Pride of Dakota shows, and in various retailers across the Midwest as well as in the Eagle’s Nest Bookstore.

VCSU Will Have Sat. Concert

October 12, 2012

Special to the Times-Record

October 11th

Fire Destroys Eckelson Home

October 11, 2012

Paul and Eugene Komrosky are in Valley City’s Mercy Hospital after being injured in an explosion that destroyed Paul’s house on 101st Avenue Southeast in the Eckelson area Tuesday, said Eugene’s wife, Hilma Komrosky.

She said Paul is in the intensive care unit, and Eugene is in a regular room. “They both received second-degree burns – very painful,” Hilma said.

Hilma said two Komrosky families were living in the residence at the time of the explosion – Paul and Jason Komrosky, and Jason’s wife, Laura.

Hit And Run Injures Valley City Woman

October 11, 2012

The Valley City Police Department is asking for information from possible witnesses to a hit and run that left a Valley City woman injured on Tuesday morning.

Tonya Bennett, co-owner of the Another Time restaurant on the southwest corner of Fifth Avenue and West Main Street, reported a regular customer had been hit by a young, female driver around 11 a.m. on Tuesday morning.
“She came in and said that a black pickup with a young girl came speeding around the corner and she (the driver) had earphones in, hit her, and kept going,” Bennett said.

Rise in Houses Contaminated With Meth

October 11, 2012

“Buyers remorse” took on a whole new level in the case of one Oregon homeowner who is drawing national attention to a problem his family found themselves in.

Jonathan Hankins, of Klamath Falls, Ore., started a petition on Change.org that has gathered nation-wide support when he and his family began experiencing health problems after purchasing their new home. The suffering started with dry mouths and mouth sores, then Hankins started having sinus headaches and nosebleeds.

October 10th

Heating Assistance Available for Locals

October 10, 2012

People who need help paying heating bills this winter may be eligible for assistance through the North Dakota Department of Human Services.
Barnes County Social Services began accepting applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) on Oct. 1. LIHEAP is a federally funded program administered through the state.

On Tuesday, Mari Quittschreiber at Social Services said so far about 100 people have signed up for the program.

“We’ve probably had less people applying now than last year at this time,” Quittschreiber said.

Money Raised in Social Will Benefit Litchville Grocery

October 10, 2012

Money raised from Litchville’s Annual Pie and Pickin’ social will be used to help deal with a $5,000 milk bill left unpaid when Litchville Enterprises, which owned the town’s grocery store, closed down, said Arlene Andrus Monday.

To help, the Oct. 13 monthly Valley City Bluegrass Jam has been moved to Litchville, and will take place with the social.

Andrus, who’s leading the effort, was a stockholder and former Litchville Enterprises board member.

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