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September 6th, 2012

City Pursuing Land for Guard

September 6, 2012

Valley City officials officially announced Monday their plans to work with the Economic Development Corporation to purchase land for the National Guard. The announcement came during the regular city commission meeting.

The 70 acres of land the city is looking to purchase for the National Guard is east of John Deere and includes the home and outbuildings of Valley City resident Stan Ryan.

Sexual Assault Response Team Explored

September 6, 2012

A few years ago, Kasey Skalicki, Safe Communities coordinator at the Valley City-Barnes County Health District (CCHD), found a young woman working in a gas station whom she always observed with a black eye. She also saw many people in the store but no one ever asked the woman about her injuries.

September 5th

Fire Victim Thanks Officer

September 5, 2012

On August 17 Robert Lynds, Valley City, was the victim of severe smoke inhalation when his house caught fire, causing smoke to fill the entire house, located on 11th Avenue Southeast, almost from floor to ceiling.
Lynds’ girlfriend Janet Peterson of Valley City, said Lynds was 99.9 percent dead when police officers arrived.

Lynds’ doctors said one more breath and it would have been his last.
Valley City Police Officer Dave Swenson was the first to arrive at the scene, where he pulled Lynds out of the house.

Police Dept. Set to Check Local Bars

September 5, 2012

Valley City police officers will soon start checking in on local drinking establishments to make certain things are going smoothly and underaged persons are not being served.

Last week Fred Thompson, Valley City police chief, said when he came on board several months ago he was surprised to discover regular checks had not been done for several years.

In July, Thompson said, he met with all licensed owners of liquor licenses in Valley City and filled them in on the new plans.

County Officially Seeks Auditor

September 5, 2012

Barnes County will begin advertising for the vacant position of County Auditor effective today.

Normally an elected position, the chosen candidate for the job will be appointed for a term that will expire on March 31, 2015. Elections for the position will be held in November, 2014.

“Any Joe Blow could run for this office, but we have the opportunity to be a little more selective, and that doesn’t mean in two years they’re still going to have that job,” said Commissioner Cindy Schwehr.

September 4th

DAV Seeks Applicants

September 4, 2012

Valley City’s local Disabled American Veterans Chapter is seeking applicants for it’s long-running, twice-a-year scholarship program, said Jim Verwey, a chapter member and Barnes County Veterans Service Officer.

Verwey said Friday the scholarships are reserved for relatives of chapter members – “sons, daughters, grandsons and granddaughters.”

Valley City’s chapter is the Clarence “Tom” Lemley Chapter 24.

Sodbusters to Showcase Early Farm Life

September 4, 2012

Many of today’s farms are equipped with GPS (Global Positioning System)-powered tractors with houses filled with efficiency appliances, like refrigerators and stoves, but it wasn’t always this technologically-advanced.

This weekend, people have the opportunity to see what life was like on a farm during early days during Fort Ransom’s Sodbusters Days held Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Last Show for Rodeo Clown

September 4, 2012

SIBLEY, N.D. – Careers are hard to come by in the rodeo business, but one performer has decided to hang up his nose.

Randy “SlipKnot” Scheidler said backstage at the Dazey Sodbusters Stampede and Bull-A-Rama on Sunday the annual Labor Day celebration would be his last dance in the arena as a rodeo clown. The Cambridge, Minn., native and Sodbusters Stampede veteran said he’s been in the rodeo business for over 30 years.

August 31st

Hi-Liner Boosters Throw Tailgate Party At VC Home-Opener Tonight.

August 31, 2012

Aug. 31 marks the Valley City Hi-Liners home-opener against the Dickinson Trinity Titans at 7 p.m. at Hanna Field. The game will also be the VC season opener after last Friday's game with Carrington was rained out.

The Hi-Liner Boosters will be throwing a free-will offering hamburger and brat tailgate party prior to the game at 5:15 p.m.

"The Hi-Liner Booster Club will also be conducting a membership drive during this event," said Hi-Liner Activities Director Dan Larson. "These memberships help fund the projects that give back to the youth in our community."

Museum Exhibit to Focus on Folk

August 31, 2012

Does anyone in Valley City remember the tale of the trucker who, when traveling east on I-94 through a snowstorm, gave a ride to the ghost of a dead girl who died in a blizzard?

Or can anyone in Fort Ransom recall the tale of “Beaver the Hermit,” who was framed for a murder he did not commit but managed to elude the Sheriff and his posse by hiding out in the Sheyenne River Valley?

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