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October 2nd, 2013
Fire destroyed a shed east of Valley City Tuesday. While firefighters from the Barnes County Rural Fire Department were able to contain the fire before it spread to an adjacent house, several beehives and barrels of honey along with honeying equipment, a camper and other vehicles were lost in the blaze.
A $25,000 lawsuit against the City of Valley City has been dismissed.
The lawsuit, filed in small claims court by Nathan Preston and Jeanine Russell earlier this summer, was dismissed by Judge Jay Schmitz on Sept. 1, on the grounds that it was an inappropriate forum for a constitutional issue and that it exceeded the monetary limits of small claims court, which is set at $15,000.
Valley City State University will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house for the renovated and expanded L.D. Rhoades Science Center on the VCSU campus on Friday, Oct. 4, at 1:30 p.m.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony will include remarks by Drew Wrigley, North Dakota lieutenant governor; Steven W. Shirley, VCSU president; Kirsten Baesler, North Dakota superintendent of public instruction and VCSU alumna; and Ray Holmberg, North Dakota District 17 state senator and chair of the appropriations committee.
Barnes County Commissioners reached no agreement on a 2014 budget that ranged from the same 99 mills paid by residents this year to a 10-mill increase to 109 mills during a two-hour plus discussion Monday.
Commissioners failed to reach agreement on attempts to cut the proposed budget from 109 mills down to as low as 99.5 mills.
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.
A Jamestown-based magazine gave City Lights Supper Club and Your Neighborhood Pub a top review in its September publication.
The Rumbler Magazine, put out monthly by motor club James Valley Street Machines, gave the restaurant and bar four out of four stars, after evaluators received desirable service and food. They ordered lodge prime rib and salmon with almandine crust, and their server was Ashley Forster.
The club has a team of six reviewers that dine at area restaurants and review them, president Skovy said. The magazine reaches about 3,600 readers in a 40-mile radius.
Both the U.S. Postal Service and Baldhill Dam will remain open, and social security and military checks would continue being sent out if the U.S. Government is closed today due to no agreement being reached between the U.S. House and Senate.
Local U.S. Government employees who could be furloughed without a budget deal are U.S. Department of Agriculture employees, the National Fish and Wildlife Service and full-time National Guard employees.
The Sheyenne Care Center will celebrate 75 years of operation Wednesday with a full afternoon of events planned for the community to attend. After opening in 1938, the nursing home has gone through many milestones that have made it what it is today. Administrator Craig Christianson says support from the community is the reason the program has been so successful and lasted this long.
The celebration begins at 1:30 p.m. with a services fair in the lobby area of the nursing home. The fair will feature display booths showcasing the various services SCC offers.
Andrew is 24 and has already been in prison.
In 2012, Andrew was arrested for delivering marijuana, a felony in North Dakota. After spending several days in a county jail, a few months in the state penitentiary in Bismarck, and five months in a half-way house, he's staying clean â€“ he's determined not to go back. "I'm still on parole," Andrew said. "If I mess up now, I have to start my whole sentence over. If I just keep my nose clean, and I don't have to worry about going back."
Valley City Public Schools and St. Catherineâ€™s School in Valley City will join schools from around the world to celebrate International Walk to School Day Oct. 9.
About 1,100 students from the Valley City schools are expected to walk to school Wednesday, Oct. 9 along with parents, teachers and community leaders. Administrators from St. Catherineâ€™s, Jefferson, Washington and the Junior-Senior High Schools with help from Dietrich Bus Service, the Valley City Police Department, School Parent Teacher Organizationâ€™s and Barnes County ON THE MOVE Partnership are orchestrating the event.
On Sept. 25, the Fargo Forum published an article about Dueling Dinosaurs, a pair of dinosaurs that appear to be fossilized in a fighting position, that referred to the upcoming auction of the find as "mostly hype." In the article, Paleontologist Jack Horner claimed the find had no scientific value because it was collected by people who make money.
I respect Jack Horner and the academics that do research in the field of paleontology, but I could not disagree more with the comment that all scientific value is lost simply because money is involved.