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November 21st, 2012
The Barnes County Sheriff's Department reported Wednesday afternoon that three suspects wanted in connection with a string of burglaries were arrested in Minnesota Tuesday.
Steven Lee Hovland, 38, was arrested in Preston, Minn., and Broc Allen Buytaert, 32, and Betsy Lee Runkle, 31, were arrested in Rochester, Minn., according to deputy Don Fiebiger.
The three, along with April Robyn Kapaun, face approximately 50 charges related to alleged burglaries in August and September.
See Friday's Times-Record for more information
The Valley City Times-Record staff asks the question...."What is your favorite Thanksgiving tradition?"
Sharon Buhr will not ask for a recount following her 50-vote loss for the District 24 Congressional seat.
In a recent statement Buhr said, âI would like to congratulate our newly re-elected District 24 state senator and two newlyÂ elected state representatives. There is much work to be done in our state so that all of our citizens have the opportunity to have a rich and full life.â
Barnes County Commissioners discussed postponing the proposed date for taking control of the 911 system from Jan. 1, 2013 to July 16, 2013 during their regular meeting on Tuesday.
It was brought to the county commissioners attention that the operating contract currently held by the city doesnât expire until July 16, 2013. If the county voids the contract early, it may be open to legal action by the city for breech of contract.
The Legacy Place in Valley City opened with 25 residents in March 2009. Over three years later, it has nearly doubled in residents and tripled in services â and itâs still continuing to grow.
To accommodate for growth and better serve its residents, The Legacy Place, owned by Paul and Tanya Diegel, is reorganizing staff internally and seeking new staff.
Cami Hendrickson, who currently serves as the assisted living facilityâs business office manager will take on duties as the interim administrator, a position currently held by Tamie Gerntholtz.
Valley City State University President Steven Shirley had little trouble acknowledging the schoolâs recent success Monday, when he addressed students, faculty and community members during his annual State of the University address at Vangstad Auditorium. But that didnât keep him from looking to the near future.
âTo use the term âcrossroadsâ too often becomes cliche,â he told the crowd. âHowever, I sincerely believe we are at a crossroads at Valley City State University, and with this crossroad, we have a unique opportunity to transform our educational offerings.â
Maple Valley High School:
A Honor Roll
Cassandra Baasch, Brandan Ertelt, James Richman, Kara Smith, Abbie Tinjum, KayLee Hanson, Ashley Punton, Corby Richman, Katelyn Schrenk, Alex Syverson, Sarah Biggers, Jacob Bodziachowski, Courtney Boppre, Erin Grieger, Jesse Johnson, Rylee Nudell, Jacob Richman
B Honor Roll
College students donât always have the opportunity to make it home for every holiday, so Valley City State University makes sure students who stay in town over the holidays are provided a nice meal.
VCSU is teaming up with Vickyâs Viking Room to offer a Thanksgiving meal to college students who arenât able to make it home for the holiday weekend.
âIâve always felt bad that I know there are students that canât go home because itâs such a short holiday,â said Kari Stricklin, director of student activities at VCSU.
Valley City Public School students stuffed a Coca-Cola truck with 109 tubs of food last Wednesday for the Barnes County Food Shelf during its annual âStuff the Truckâ food drive.
Official charges in connection with approximately 50 Barnes County burglaries have been filed against two Valley City residents and two Minnesota residents by the Barnes County Sheriffs Department, said Sheriff Randy McClaflin.
On Thursday District Court Judge Jay A. Schmitz ordered the arrest of Barnes County residents April Robyn Kapaun, 25, and Steven Lee Hovland, 38; and Minnesota residents Broc Allen Buytaert, 32; and Betsy Lee Runkle, 31.
Schmitzâs orders said there there was sufficient probable cause for the arrest of all four suspects.