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July 23rd, 2012

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.

City, Corps Talk Flooding

July 20, 2012

City and Barnes county officials met with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Thursday to talk about flooding issues in Valley City and along the Sheyenne River Valley.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Mississippi Valley Division Commander Maj. Gen. John Peabody and St. Paul District Commander Col. Michael Price visited a number of North Dakota communities this week, and Valley City was their last stop.

July 19th

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.

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