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Ross challenges Buhr for school board seat

May 31, 2012

Valley City Public Schools School Board member Sharon Buhr faces re-election this year, and her opponent is Valley City State University assistant professor Richard Ross. Both candidates have strong backgrounds in education and both sat down for interviews with Times-Record reporter David Luessen on Tuesday.

Sharon Buhr

May 30th

Ashtabula restaurant, bar under new ownership

May 30, 2012

Those who spent Memorial Day weekend at Lake Ashtabula’s East Crossing resort might have noticed some new faces and a fresh coat of blue paint on the walls of the Ashtabula Crossing restaurant.

The popular eatery, located less than 20 miles from Valley City, is under new ownership as of April 9. Mary Jean Cuffe, formerly of Breezy Point, Minn., her sister Patty Hoff, and Patty’s husband Scott, formerly of Perley, Minn., purchased the restaurant and bar from former owner Bob Kelly.

Kadrmas in final year directing Derby

May 30, 2012

Tim Kadrmas will miss working with the kids and adult volunteers after he finishes this year – his final year – directing the Valley City Soap Box Derby, but after 18 years in the job he decided it was time.

“Looking at the faces of rookies coming down the track the first time you can see it is thrilling and exhilarating for them – you see the joy and fear and excitement in their faces.”

This year’s North Dakota Soap Box Derby takes place June 8 and 9 in Valley City.

Penalties steep for cow killers

May 30, 2012

The North Dakota Stockmen’s Association received an anonymous donation of $1,000 for its reward fund for information leading to the arrest of suspects involved in a pair of livestock shootings in Griggs County. The two incidents near Cooperstown involved the killing of four horses and three head of cattle. Authorities are also investigating a massacre of 14 cattle near Hankinson in Richland County.

Barnes County Sheriff Randy McClaflin said the occasional livestock shooting is not unheard of in the region.

May 28th

VC Eagles hold banquet

May 28, 2012

By Lorraine Thompson
Special to the Times-Record

Valley City Eagles 2192 held its 43rd annual award banquet at the Aerie Club with Lorney Behm as the master of cememonies. The hometown builder was Dakota Plains Co-op with manager Ken Astrup who accepted the award and thanked the Eagles.

The Civic Service Award went to Fire Chief Gary Retterath and was presented by Mary Simonson, a former winner.

The Humanitarian Award was given to Lynell Gertin by Don Malec and Gloria VanDyke. Gertin saved Gloria while she choking at the bank.

Memorial Day celebrated in VC

May 28, 2012

A number of musical units, including VCHS, performed in Monday’s Memorial Day parade down Central Avenue in Valley City.

Museum opening packs them in

May 28, 2012

WIMBLEDON, N.D. - Cold weather, rain and a five-year wait were not enough to deter the crowds that gathered in Wimbledon for the grand opening of the Midland Continental Railroad Depot Transportation Museum on Saturday.

May 25th

John Deere celebrated 175th Saturday

May 25, 2012

The Winter Show building looked a little more green and yellow on Saturday as John Deere turned 175, and John Deere Seeding Group of Valley City celebrated with a party open to the entire community.

The celebration featured entertainment for visitors in the afternoon and a employee appreciation dinner to end the evening.

Rain expected: Memorial Day weather not looking too memorable

May 25, 2012

April showers bring May flowers, but May showers may ruin some Memorial Day weekend plans.

Friday’s high temperatures are expected to drop from the low 60s into the 50s on Saturday, when rain clouds and possible thunderstorms are expected to spread throughout the region, which could linger into Sunday.

“Right now it looks like the best chance for thunderstorms will be Saturday night into Sunday,” said Jeff Makowski, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Grand Forks. “There’s a chance for thunderstorms later Sunday night but they’ll be a little bit more scattered.”

Fine beef or pink slime? Experts weigh in on national debate

May 25, 2012

A major change is in the works for the 2012-2013 school year that most students will probably not notice.

Following a nationwide media blitz earlier this year over lean, finely-textured beef – or “pink slime,” as it was dubbed – the United States Department of Agriculture will begin labeling the ground beef products it provides to schools so America’s school’s food service directors can make the decision as to whether they will include LFTB or not.

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