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June 15th, 2012

Goodbye to a Goodfella: Mob informant Henry Hill dead at 69

June 15, 2012

“As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster,” said actor Ray Liotta as he immortalized mobster-turned-FBI informant Henry Hill in the 1990 Martin Scorsese film “Goodfellas.”

Hill was an associate in the New York-based Lucchese crime family and testified against mafia members following the theft of $5.8 million from a Lufthansa Airlines vault.

Really Big Music to host scholarship dance Saturday

June 15, 2012

Really Big Music is hosting what it hopes to be the start of an annual tradition of a music scholarship dance and jam session Saturday night.

June 14th

Alumni Basketball and Band Jam Saturday

June 14, 2012

What may soon be an official Rally in the Valley event is coming back again this year. The VCHS Alumni Basketball and Band Jam will be Saturday, June 16th. The jam consists of the VCHS Reunion Marching Band performing in the annual Rally in the Valley parade plus an All 80’s and 90’s Alumni Basketball game to be held at the City Auditorium in Valley City.

Starting at 10 a.m., the VCHS Hi-Liner Reunion Marching Band will perform in the Rally in the Valley Parade down Central Avenue. at 4:00 p.m. The VCHS Alumni Basketball Game and Pep Rally will take place in the City Auditorium.

Voters select leaders, draw Nov. battle lines

June 14, 2012

The dust has settled and the battle lines are drawn for the general election in November.

Following Tuesday’s primary election, Rick Berg, Kevin Cramer and Kirsten Baesler secured their slots on the Republican ticket for U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives and North Dakota’s Superintendent of Schools, respectively. The Republican ticket held the only contested elections in the state.

Also claiming victory were Libertarian candidates Roland Riemers, Eric Olson and Josh Voytek who are running for Governor, U.S. House of Representatives and Public Service Commission respectively.

Bridge City Cruisers excited about this weekend’s show

June 14, 2012

The Bridge City Cruisers, Valley City’s car club, will be hosting its 14th annual car show on Central Avenue and Main Street in Valley City on Saturday, and club president Terry Johnson said they’re hoping to fill downtown this year.

The club, which started in 1998, has grown from 15 members to more than 100. Johnson said, “A few guys got together and put together a club and it has kind of evolved.”

The car show will feature unique and classic vehicles belonging to residents from all over North Dakota as well as the entire upper Midwest.

June 13th

2 join staff at Sheyenne Care Center

June 13, 2012

The Sheyenne Care Center staff and residents in Valley City recently saw the addition of two new faces.

Cynthia Smith will take over as director of nursing, while Valley City native John Ziemba will be the new employee recruiter.

Smith moved to North Dakota from South Carolina in June of 2001 when she accepted a job as director of nursing in Rugby, eventually becoming the administrator of the Rugby Long Term Care Program.

Unofficial election results

June 13, 2012

All precincts reported. See Thursday’s Times-Record for full results.

Valley City Commission
Ken Evenson — 484
Arthur Frieze — 199
Robert Drake — 860
Mary Lee Nielson — 1,012
Madeline Luke — 1,077

Measure 1
Legislative assembly appointments
Yes-96,298 (60.48); No-62,917 (39.52)

Measure 2
Elimination of property tax
Yes-40,106(23.43); No-131.082(76.57)

Measure 3
Religious freedom measure
Yes-60,129(35.94); No-107,186(64.06)

Measure 4
Discontinuation of UND’s nickname
Yes-113.165(67.38);No-57,788(32.62)

-Compiled by Scott Schlaufman

Lisa Black uses cancer journey to help others

June 13, 2012

Lisa Black’s reason for wanting to participate in this year’s Relay for Life is more personal than for many people. Lisa, who will be conducting the luminary ceremony, has a number of family members who’ve been affected with cancer. But she is also a survivor of cancer herself.

Although this is her first year partaking in Relay for Life, Lisa said she’d been interested before but was never around during the event.

The relay takes place 6 p.m. Friday to 6 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday at Lokken Field.

June 12th

ND Cowboy Hall of Fame induction events

June 12, 2012

Special to the Times-Record

BISMARCK, ND - The North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame (NDCHF) finalized plans for the 2012 induction weekend June 22-23, in Medora, with special recognition programs and receptions to acknowledge the current (and past) inductees in to the Hall of Honorees of the NDCHF – Center of Western Heritage & Cultures: Native American, Ranching and Rodeo.

Stephanie Mayfield leaves EVP position at Chamber

June 12, 2012

Stephanie Mayfield has left her position as Executive Vice President at the Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce as of Friday.

To honor her service, the Chamber held a farewell open house Friday afternoon.

Mayfield is excited for her next adventure to stay at home with her 4-year-old daughter. She said her daughter’s daycare closed and instead of trying to find a new one, she decided to stay home with her.

Mayfield has been with the Chamber for more than two years; she started in March of 2010.

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