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December 5th

Girl Scouts Receives $150,000 Grant

December 5, 2012

With the help of a $150,000 grant, Girl Scouts-Dakota Horizons is creating a Girl Scout camp volunteer delivery program to reignite camping experiences for today’s busy girls.

Through the grant from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, Girl Scouts will create a new training platform for volunteers which will bring camp opportunities into the many communities served by the council.

The grant will benefit Valley City Girl Scouts, said Ann Metli, a spokeswoman for the Girl Scouts-Dakota Horizons council, which serves Girl Scouts in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa.

NuBar Considers Smoke Shelter

December 5, 2012

During the regular Valley City City Commission meeting Monday, Ryan Mathias, owner of the NuBar in Valley City, presented the commission with his plans to build a windbreak smoke shelter to accommodate his smoking customers when a new law takes place Thursday.

During the regular November election, North Dakota voters approved a smoking ban that would prohibit smoking in all indoor workplaces and 20 feet from any door.

BC Considers 9-1-1 Again

December 5, 2012

Editor's note: The story that ran in Wednesday's paper incorrectly identified the commissioners that were sworn in at Tuesday's meeting. This article has been updated with the correct names.

Two newly re-elected county commissioners, Cindy Schwehr and John Froelich, were sworn in during the regular meeting of the Barnes County Commissioners on Tuesday.

The commissioners approved a contract with Valley City for a financial split and a return of funds to the county for operations of the 9-1-1 system.

December 4th

Results of SVFA Drawing Sat.

December 4, 2012

Special to the Times-Record
The drawing for the Sheyenne Valley Friends of Animals was held Saturday evening at the Rosebud Visitor Center.  

The results of the drawing:

Airplane Tour for 2 from Mike Lerud: ­ Caren Berg, Valley City

Oral B Electric Toothbrush Set from Dr. Caren Berg: ­ Julie Mikkelsen, Valley City

Lia Sophia Necklace/Earrings Set from Julie Keller:­ Tyler Keller, Valley City

Homemade Afghan from Connie Gullickson: ­ Sue Carlsrud, Valley City

One-hour Setting and $50 Print Credit from Photography by Sarah:­ Nancy Oast, Valley City

Nazarene Church Depicts Christmas Story

December 4, 2012

The Christmas story, which is the story of the birth of Jesus Christ as told in the book of Matthew from the Bible, has been told in a variety of ways throughout many cultures and generations.

The Nazarene Church in Valley City is telling the story through the eighth annual “Journey Through Christmas” Dec. 13 and 14 from 7-9 p.m.
The event depicts the Christmas story in six scenes with 30 costumed characters and live animals.

“It is called ‘Journey Through Christmas’ because it is a drive-through experience,” the church said in an email.

Dakota Plains Donates $4K to Soap Box Derby

December 4, 2012

A brand-new Soap Box Derby Association is off to a flying start with the help of matching donations from the Dakota Plains and Land O’ Lakes Cooperatives.

Monday Rydell Becker, manager of the main Dakota Plains store in Valley City, presented Scott Crump, president of the new Sheyenne Valley Soap Box Derby Association and association Vice President Wes King with a $4,000 check.

Bazaar Helps African Women

December 4, 2012

On Friday, area residents will have the opportunity to do some Christmas shopping while helping women in East Africa. The Asante Network, a charitable group that markets the crafts of several groups of African women, will hold a Bazaar Friday in the gift shop at the Sheyenne Care Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The bazaar will feature; textiles, including batiks and embroidered pieces that range from wall hangings to clothing and bedding; carvings; vividly colored beaded items including jewelry and household items; and hand woven baskets and mats in an array of colors.

December 3rd

12 Days of Christmas Campaign Starts Thurs.

December 3, 2012

The holiday season is well underway, and that means people are spending more time shopping. Dacotah Bank in Valley City hopes people in the area will support their local economy by buying their holiday gifts at stores in Valley City.

Dacotah Bank is teaming up with the Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce again this year for their campaign to push people to shop locally during the holiday season.

The campaign, which is now called “12 Days of Christmas,” starts Dec. 6 and is held every business day thereafter leading up to Christmas.

Eagles Club Raising Money for Fire Victims

December 3, 2012

The Valley City Eagles Club is raising money to help pay medical bills for Paul Komrosky, who was burned in an October furnace explosion and fire in Eckelson, and to help replace items owned by the families of Paul and his brother, Jason Komrosky, that were destroyed in the fire.

Hilma Komrosky, mother of Paul and Jason, said Friday the fundraising spaghetti dinner, silent auction and bake sale will take place 5 to 8:30 p.m. with entertainment by a band to follow Dec. 21 at the Valley City Eagle Aerie.

Quite the ‘Classic’ Annual Show Gets 550 Entries from 5 States

December 3, 2012

The largest cattle show in North Dakota, the 17th annual North Star Classic at the North Dakota Winter Show Event Center, wrapped up on Sunday, as organizers deemed it a huge success.

According to Winter Show board member Kory Sorby, the show had about 550 entries by people from five states : North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and South Dakota.

The largest increase was in the number of kids in the junior classes, Sorby said. About 217 kids entered the junior class on Sunday.

“Showmanship was incredible,” said Sorby of the number of kids in the class.

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