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June 14th, 2012

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.

Landowners vocal over drain reassessment

June 12, 2012

“Opinions don’t matter, they’re going to do what they want to do,” said one landowner as he left a public hearing on the Thordenskjold Drain reassessment.

Time capsule offers church a look into former years

June 12, 2012

On Oct. 18, 1953, the cornerstone was laid at the St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Valley City. Along with it, a time capsule was secured for a future congregation.

The Church opened the capsule following services on Sunday at St. Paul’s new location.

“To be able to open it,” said the Rev. Mathew Sprunger, “it was really awesome.”

Sprunger will celebrate three years with the church in August, and said that the former pastor of the church, Donald E. Kolander, handpicked many of the articles that were placed in the capsule.

June 10th

United Way of BC to go duckin’ down the Sheyenne River

June 10, 2012

Special to the Times-Record

The Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce announces that this year’s proceeds from the Annual “Duckin’ Down the Sheyenne” rubber duck race will go to United Way of Barnes County.

The annual fundraiser will be held on Saturday, June 16 during the Rally in the Valley festivities.

Applications were reviewed by the Chamber Board on Friday, May 18.
There were many local youth-orientated organizations who applied. The United Way will use the funds to support the many worthy groups within Barnes County that they support.

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