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July 24th, 2012

4th Debbie Gabel Memorial Ride

July 24, 2012

The fourth annual Debbie Gabel Memorial Motorcycle Ride, Raffle and Street Dance will be held Saturday in Valley City.

Registration for the motorcycle ride begins at 9 a.m. in the Veterans Memorial Park parking lot, with the ride beginning at noon. Cost to participate is $20 per bike, and much of the net proceeds benefit Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Hearing Set to Remove Lettenmaier

July 24, 2012

A hearing has been set for Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 1 p.m. to officially remove Barnes County Water Resource District Board member Duane Lettenmaier from the water board over what three other board members claim were “unapproved actions.”

An official complaint was sent to Commission Chair Cindy Schwehr and signed by water board president Jeff McMillan, vice president Pat Hurley, and board member John Kohler.

The Barnes County Commission will hold the hearing following its regularly scheduled meeting from 8 a.m. to noon that morning.

July 23rd

Dakota Gospel to Perform at Courthouse Lawn

July 23, 2012

Special to the Times-Record

Marlin & Wanda Niess, Argusville, ND (Dakota Gospel) and grandchildren, Mikey, Katy and Amelia Meester, Valley City will be sharing their music on Wed., July 25th.

Dakota Gospel, Marlin and Wanda Niess, from Argusville, ND will be entertaining along with their grandchildren, Mikey, Katy & Amelia Meester of Valley City on Wednesday, July 25th at Music in City Park in Valley City beginning at 7:15 p.m.

Wednesday’s Crazy Day Will Have New and Old Traditions

July 23, 2012

Valley City has some new businesses downtown, and the owners are excited for their first Crazy Day Wednesday. The event is an annual street fair and sale hosted by the Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce held on Central Avenue in downtown Valley City.

Some long-time businesses will continue traditions they’ve had at previous Crazy Day sales, while new businesses hope to start new traditions.

The fair starts at 7 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m.

No One Hurt in VC Fire

July 23, 2012

No one was hurt in a small fire in apartment at 676 11th Ave. SW at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday, said Valley City Fire Chief Gary Retterath.
Retterath said the fire started in and was confined to a bedroom closet in the apartment occupied by Rose Anderson and two children.

As of Friday, Retterath said he didn’t know what caused the fire. “There was no structural damage – just some smoke. Fortunately they (the Anderson family) heard the smoke detector and put it out. It was moderate smoke – not real heavy.”

July 20th

Blonde on the Prairie: Beware of Gypsies and Living Rooms on the Prairie

July 20, 2012

701-845-8530

If you’re a girl living on the prairie, out of all of the numbers you could know, that’s the number you need to know. The number rings up the Barnes Country Sheriff’s office.

Hunger Free ND Garden Project

July 20, 2012

There are no losers in Valley City’s Hunger Free North Dakota Garden Project.

Low-income residents get fresh local fruit and vegetables for their tables, and gardeners with an excess of produce have an appreciative recipient for the surplus.

Ellen Bjelland of the Barnes County Extension office said Thursday the project starts Monday, July 23.

City, Corps Talk Flooding

July 20, 2012

City and Barnes county officials met with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Thursday to talk about flooding issues in Valley City and along the Sheyenne River Valley.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Mississippi Valley Division Commander Maj. Gen. John Peabody and St. Paul District Commander Col. Michael Price visited a number of North Dakota communities this week, and Valley City was their last stop.

July 19th

Reward for Cow Killers Grows

July 19, 2012

The North Dakota Stockmen’s Association’s reward fund for two cases of livestock shootings in the state has risen from a combined $2,000 to $14,100.

The organization has had standing rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person caught stealing, butchering or shooting cattle, horses or mules in the state since 1929.

NDSA Board Chairman Steve Brooks said there is a growing groundswell of citizen support for the victims of such crimes.

Felony Suspect Nabbed East of Valley City

July 19, 2012

At 3:45 a.m. on Tuesday, local law enforcement was asked to help on a traffic stop on Interstate 94 westbound from Absaraka by two Cass County Sheriff’s Deputies.

The deputies had pulled over Kelly James Davis, 36, of Bend, Ore., on I-94. Police in Hutchinson, Minn., had issued an ‘attempt to locate’ on him after he allegedly shot rounds from a semi-automatic hand gun into the ground and air in a dispute with another man in Hutchinson. Davis left the scene in a white, Ford Shelby Mustang and law enforcement received word he was heading west to Oregon.

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