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July 19th, 2012

Reward for Cow Killers Grows

July 19, 2012

The North Dakota Stockmen’s Association’s reward fund for two cases of livestock shootings in the state has risen from a combined $2,000 to $14,100.

The organization has had standing rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person caught stealing, butchering or shooting cattle, horses or mules in the state since 1929.

NDSA Board Chairman Steve Brooks said there is a growing groundswell of citizen support for the victims of such crimes.

Felony Suspect Nabbed East of Valley City

July 19, 2012

At 3:45 a.m. on Tuesday, local law enforcement was asked to help on a traffic stop on Interstate 94 westbound from Absaraka by two Cass County Sheriff’s Deputies.

The deputies had pulled over Kelly James Davis, 36, of Bend, Ore., on I-94. Police in Hutchinson, Minn., had issued an ‘attempt to locate’ on him after he allegedly shot rounds from a semi-automatic hand gun into the ground and air in a dispute with another man in Hutchinson. Davis left the scene in a white, Ford Shelby Mustang and law enforcement received word he was heading west to Oregon.

Life Behind a Lens VC’s Matson Continues Long Photography Career

July 19, 2012

West Main Street in Valley City is lined with local businesses and swarming with traffic, but hidden behind a bounty of vines, shrubs and trees is a quaint photo studio and long-time business of Valley City called Matson’s Studio.

The owner of the studio, Ken Matson, has been a photographer in Valley City for 58 years. He retired last year at the age of 85.

Although retired, Matson’s passion for photography never ran out. He still shoots photos for fun and remains the family photographer.

July 18th

LaMoure County Theatre Presents The Apple Tree

July 18, 2012

Special to the Times-Record

Returning to their home venue this summer, the LaMoure County Summer Musical Theatre is producing The Apple Tree, a musical revue presenting three stories: The Diary of Adam and Eve, The Tiger or the Lady, and Passionella. Based on short stories by Mark Twain, Frank Stockton, and Jules Feiffer, this musical offers many opportunities for local talent, including Jane Anderson, Bob Muhs, and Michael Spiese, veteran performers who are returning to the LCSMT stage again this year.

Cops vs. Vikes Sheriff’s Reserves to Take on VCSU’s Best in Flag Football

July 18, 2012

The gauntlet has been thrown and the flags will fly as the Barnes County Sheriff’s deputies will face off against the Valley City State University Vikings in a flag football game next month.

The Aug. 9 event, organized by Deputy Scott Crump, will be a fundraiser to buy equipment for the deputy reserves.

“I wanted this to be a community thing, not just for the deputies,” Crump said. “It takes a lot to plan; it’s really brand new.”

July 17th

Area SkillsUSA Students go to Nationals in KC

July 17, 2012

Special to the Times-Record

Three students from Sheyenne Valley Area Career Technology Center’s SkillsUSA chapter participated in national competition in Kansas City on June 23-27.

Tera Laney-Uecker competed in the promotional bulletin board placing 6th in the nation. Tera also served as a voting delegate for election of national SkillsUSA officers and other national business. Andrew Sadek competed in electrical construction wiring placing 17th in the competition.

Jed Hansen competed in computer maintenance technologies in which he placed 21st.

Low Speed Chase Leads to Arrest of BC Man

July 17, 2012

An elderly Kathryn man was taken into custody Saturday night in an incident that involved a North Dakota Highway Patrolman brandishing a taser.
State trooper Ben Kennelly observed that a vehicle driven by Charles Olsberg, 75, of Kathryn, failed to dim its headlights to oncoming traffic. Kennelly activated his emergency lights in an attempt to pull Olsberg over, according to an affidavit filed with the Barnes County Clerk of Court's Office, but Olsberg continued on his way home, driving over 42 mph in a 25 mile per hour zone and swerving to avoid another vehicle.

Local Gardeners Show Their Flowers

July 17, 2012

Members from the Sheyenne Valley Garden Club and other local gardeners showed their favorite flowers during the 28th annual flower show show.

The show, hosted by the garden club, was held Monday. Gardeners entered their most prestigious flowers and bouquets from their garden in this year’s show, called “Garden Favorites.”

A public viewing was held from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Eagles Aerie.

Gardeners competed in horticulture divisions, which were based on single specimens of flowers, and artistic divisions, which featured bouquets made with a variety of flowers.

Corn Shortage Has People Questioning its Use

July 17, 2012

A debate on corn is growing across the country, and the question is who should eat what little corn is produced this year – humans or machines?
Numbers released July 11 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) show the size of the current corn harvest, and how much of it is projected to be used for for ethanol fuel.

July 16th

Don’t Let Visible and Invisible “Bugs” Spoil Your Picnic Fun

July 16, 2012

Many of us have fond memories of family picnics and outdoor cooking from childhood. All you needed was a blanket and some food and you could set up a picnic on your lawn, at a park or even in the living room in the winter.
Today, grills are prominent features on most patios and decks. If you haven’t shopped for grills recently, you might be amazed at all the types of grills and grilling accessories.

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