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July 25th, 2012

School Reviews Policy

July 25, 2012

The Valley City Public School Board discussed six new school policies at a special meeting on Monday, including the school’s Wellness Policy which has been in the works for several months.

The policy was developed by school administrators and staff, including physical education instructors, school board member Sharon Buhr, who is the director of the Young People’s Healthy Heart program at Mercy Hospital, and the school’s food service director Sue Milender. Milender has been nationally recognized as one of the top school food directors in the country.

Bikers Ride to VC for MS Awareness

July 25, 2012

Saturday Valley City residents are encouraged to cheer on bicyclists riding to raise awareness for multiple sclerosis.

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society hosts a bike ride every year in the Fargo area. This year’s ride called “Bike MS: Sanford Health Ride the Wind,” participating cyclists will start their route in Casselton, loop north through several small towns and Lake Ashtabula, and then turn south to head to Valley City, covering up to 140 miles.

July 24th

VC Man Jailed for Luring Minor

July 24, 2012

A Valley City man was arrested by local police Sunday on a warrant obtained by the Wahpeton Police Department.

Joshua Dale Holm, 31, was charged with a Class B Felony for allegedly luring minors by computer or other electronic means. Wahpeton PD has been conducting an ongoing undercover sting operation to catch people luring minors over the internet for sexual purposes.

Barnes County State’s Attorney Lee Grossman said the alleged crime carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine, but Barnes County will have no involvement in the case.

4th Debbie Gabel Memorial Ride

July 24, 2012

The fourth annual Debbie Gabel Memorial Motorcycle Ride, Raffle and Street Dance will be held Saturday in Valley City.

Registration for the motorcycle ride begins at 9 a.m. in the Veterans Memorial Park parking lot, with the ride beginning at noon. Cost to participate is $20 per bike, and much of the net proceeds benefit Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Hearing Set to Remove Lettenmaier

July 24, 2012

A hearing has been set for Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 1 p.m. to officially remove Barnes County Water Resource District Board member Duane Lettenmaier from the water board over what three other board members claim were “unapproved actions.”

An official complaint was sent to Commission Chair Cindy Schwehr and signed by water board president Jeff McMillan, vice president Pat Hurley, and board member John Kohler.

The Barnes County Commission will hold the hearing following its regularly scheduled meeting from 8 a.m. to noon that morning.

July 23rd

Dakota Gospel to Perform at Courthouse Lawn

July 23, 2012

Special to the Times-Record

Marlin & Wanda Niess, Argusville, ND (Dakota Gospel) and grandchildren, Mikey, Katy and Amelia Meester, Valley City will be sharing their music on Wed., July 25th.

Dakota Gospel, Marlin and Wanda Niess, from Argusville, ND will be entertaining along with their grandchildren, Mikey, Katy & Amelia Meester of Valley City on Wednesday, July 25th at Music in City Park in Valley City beginning at 7:15 p.m.

Wednesday’s Crazy Day Will Have New and Old Traditions

July 23, 2012

Valley City has some new businesses downtown, and the owners are excited for their first Crazy Day Wednesday. The event is an annual street fair and sale hosted by the Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce held on Central Avenue in downtown Valley City.

Some long-time businesses will continue traditions they’ve had at previous Crazy Day sales, while new businesses hope to start new traditions.

The fair starts at 7 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m.

No One Hurt in VC Fire

July 23, 2012

No one was hurt in a small fire in apartment at 676 11th Ave. SW at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday, said Valley City Fire Chief Gary Retterath.
Retterath said the fire started in and was confined to a bedroom closet in the apartment occupied by Rose Anderson and two children.

As of Friday, Retterath said he didn’t know what caused the fire. “There was no structural damage – just some smoke. Fortunately they (the Anderson family) heard the smoke detector and put it out. It was moderate smoke – not real heavy.”

July 20th

Blonde on the Prairie: Beware of Gypsies and Living Rooms on the Prairie

July 20, 2012

701-845-8530

If you’re a girl living on the prairie, out of all of the numbers you could know, that’s the number you need to know. The number rings up the Barnes Country Sheriff’s office.

Hunger Free ND Garden Project

July 20, 2012

There are no losers in Valley City’s Hunger Free North Dakota Garden Project.

Low-income residents get fresh local fruit and vegetables for their tables, and gardeners with an excess of produce have an appreciative recipient for the surplus.

Ellen Bjelland of the Barnes County Extension office said Thursday the project starts Monday, July 23.

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