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October 8th, 2013
Over the past several weeks, several Valley City churches and the Valley City Barnes County Public Library were burglarized with an undisclosed amount of money taken. A break-in attempt was also reported at another church.
Trinity Lutheran Church, and Our Savior's Lutheran Church and the library were all burglarized the weekend of Sept. 28 and 29 and Faith Lutheran Church was burglarized on Oct. 6. A failed break-in attempt was also reported at the First Congregational United Church of Christ.
The second annual Valley City State University Rendezvous is set for October 18, and those in attendance should expect an eventful night beginning with a comedy show and ending with karaoke.
The headlining act this year is comedian Chad Daniels, and opening for him is Fargo-based comedian Jason Jacobson. After their show Big Hammer Karaoke will be set up for those who want to take the stage.
Valley City resident Bob Drake is worried about safety in the city, particularly about an increase in fights outside bars on weekend nights.
Drake addressed the Valley City City Commission during its regular meeting Monday, regarding the possibility of forming a citizen's watch that could assist police in patrolling fight-prone areas.
Originally, the commission agenda read that Drake proposed an armed citizen's patrol, which Drake claimed was a misunderstanding.
During this evening's Valley City City Commission meeting, local man Bob Drake plans to discuss an armed citizens watch patrol during a public forum. Commissioners will also discuss road construction projects as well as the preliminary engineering design and construction contract for the Interstate 94 Regional Development Coordior. The commission plans to approve the second and final reading of the 2014 budget.
The meeting will be held at City Hall at 5 p.m.
Wear orange and make it end! Bullying, that is. Oct. 9 is Unity Day, and Elevate Within, along with PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center want to stop bullying, and offer creative ways for educators and parents help get the word out that "it's not OK to bully or be bullied."
On Oct. 9, Elevate Within, a local peer support organization headed by Jennifer Pickard, urges everyone to wear orange, whether it's a tee shirt, a bracelet or an orange ribbon, to give bullying victims a show of strength and a day of triumph.
An informational program about changes in health insurance resulting from Obamacare will take place in Valley City Oct. 23, sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota.
Other sessions sponsored by BCBSND will also take place in other larger cities throughout the state during the month of October.
More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
To dedicate the renovation and addition of Valley City State University's Rhoades Science Center, several speakers were present at a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house Friday afternoon.
Thursday, Nyle Burchill said he was optimistic that a proposed grain-handling facility with a loop railroad track could be built in the Pillsbury area.
On Monday Barnes County commissioners told Burchill about $6,000 in back taxes would have to be paid on land owned by Doris Smith before the grain-handling facility could be constructed by the Arthur Companies of Arthur, N.D.
More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
Barnes County States Attorney Lee Grossman is trying to come up with a solution to an overcrowded Barnes County jail.
Thursday he said, â€śthe jail houses 30 to 32, and many of the inmates can't make bail. Less than 10 are serving sentences, and the rest are are (awaiting) court hearings because they can't meet bail, and a couple are awaiting extradition to other states.â€ť
More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
Cedric Chappell, a Valley City State University student accused of killing one man and injuring another in Minneapolis last weekend, did not waive extradition to Minnesota Wednesday, but instead asked for an extradition hearing.
Judge Jay Schmitz set Chappell's bond at $1 million at the request of Barnes County State's Attorney Lee Grossman at the recommendation of the State of Minnesota. Grossman explained to the court that not only did he consider Chappell a danger to the community, but Chappell may also be in danger from those who may seek retribution.