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July 11th, 2012

Drain Gets Murky for BC Officials

July 11, 2012

A local contractor will have to wait one more month to find out when he will be paid in a development that had one member of the Barnes County Water Resource District Board calling for the resignation of another.
On Monday, the board moved to rescind a motion from last month’s meeting to pay for work done on “Legal Drain No. 2,” and will decide how to proceed next month based on whether board member Duane Lettenmaier will pay the bills personally or not.

Police Chief holds Conference on Missing VCSU Student

July 11, 2012

The five-day search for a missing Valley City State University student ended Monday on the northern rim of the Grand Canyon.

Valley City Police Chief Fred Thompson held a press conference Tuesday afternoon stating that the Coconino County Sheriff’s Department in Arizona informed VCPD hours earlier they had located 22-year-old Amber Glatt, who suffers from reccurring amnesia.

“The missing persons part of it (this case) is closed,” Thompson said. “There’s a few other details we want to clear up and we will work to do that before we officially close everything.”

July 10th

Grafing, Leier to Perform at Courthouse Wednesday

July 10, 2012

Special to the Times-Record

Amanda Grafing of Valley City, along with Paul Leier, owner/operator of Big Hammer Music Entertainment, will be providing music on Wednesday, July 11th at the Courthouse Lawn starting at 7:15 pm.

Amanda graduated from VCHS in 2007. After graduation she was hired by John Deere Seeding Group where she is about to complete her 5th year.
Paul Leier is the owner and operator of Big Hammer Music Entertainment. He has been doing DJ - Karaoke since 1995 in Twin Cities and North Dakota Area.

Water Board Keeps Moving on Projects

July 10, 2012

The majority of Monday’s regular meeting of the Barnes County Water Resource District was spent reviewing the status of past, present and future water projects the board has been involved with in the county.
The expansion of local lakes has been a frequent focus of the board and Monday was no exception.

A Passion for Paws: 11-year-old Kathryn resident using newsletter to held animals in need

July 10, 2012

Bethany Reiten combines her love for animals and writing in a 4-H service project, which she says has helped her learn that helping others is an important part of life.

July 9th

BREAKING: Missing VC woman contacts family

July 10, 2012

A Valley City woman who went missing last week has made contact with her mother.
Amber Glatt, 22, a Valley City State University student who has been missing since July 4, called her mother from a pay phone late Monday evening. It was the first time anyone had heard from her in nearly a week.
“It’s a huge relief,” Glatt’s Mother, Amy Rines, said late Monday night. “I will see her tomorrow. The airports are closed tonight or else we’d be going tonight.”
Glatt has had bouts of reoccurring amnesia since suffering a head injury in 2010.

Four die in crash: Families, friends recall family killed Friday evening near Medina

July 9, 2012

JAMESTOWN — As Shar Berns’ husband looked her in the eyes and told her that her best friend, a woman she had come to love in the past eight years, was dead, Berns could hardly muster a response.

“We were supposed to have lunch next Thursday. It just, it just doesn’t seem real,” she said.

Her friend, Allison Deutscher, 36, along with her husband Aaron, 34, and 18-month-old daughter Brielle, of West Fargo, were killed Friday evening in a head-on collision on Interstate 94 west of Jamestown.

Bank Forward Makes Staffing Changes

July 9, 2012

Special to The Times-Record

Bank Forward Valley City announces staffing changes.

Jonelle Langemo has been promoted to Personal Banking Supervisor.
Recent new hires are Krista Briss, Ryan Mehus and Michelle Wobbema as Personal Bankers; Sarah Omdahl as an Administrative Assistant and Scott Tweed as a Loan Officer (Agriculture).

Langemo has been employed with Bank Forward since June 2008 and has four years banking experience.

Briss attends Valley City State University and has customer service experience.

Drabus Promoted in the North Dakota National Guard

July 9, 2012

Special to The Times-Record

Paul Drabus, of Valley City has been promoted to the rank of staff sergeant with the North Dakota Army National Guard. He serves with Detachment 1, Company B, 231st Brigade Support Battalion, a Valley City-based maintenance unit. The promotion comes with the new assignment as a squad leader.

Drabus joined the National Guard in April 1997 and has been trained as a metal worker and utilities equipment repairer.

He served on a 15-month mission to Iraq from December 2003 through February 2005 and on a 12-month mission to Kosovo from 2009-10.

Sheyenne Pollution Case Settled

July 9, 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement with Gowan Construction, Inc., an Oslo, Minn., based company the EPA had accused of violating the Clean Water Act.

The company agreed to pay $40,000 for violations on a project on Interstate 29 near Harwood, along one of the last stretches of the Sheyenne River before it reaches West Fargo and eventually drains into the Red River of the North.

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