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December 3rd

Don't Burn at Christmas: Tree Safety

December 3, 2014

In the past 20 years, Valley City Fire Department Chief Gary Retterath doesn't remember a Christmas tree-related fire locally, and he'd like to keep it that way. "Nobody wants that," he said. "It's not much of a Christmas if that happens."

Paying attention to some simple safety rules can go a long way in preventing Christmas fires.

More in Wednesday's Times-Record.

Mitten Tree in 37th Year

December 3, 2014

The Valley City Cares Mitten Tree began as a dream Rosie Larson has had since she was a little girl and saw a tree in the window of a local bank in Detroit Lakes, Minn. That tree happened to be a charity campaign that helps those in need during the holiday season.

And so for the 37th straight year, Rosie has organized an annual mitten tree in Valley City. The campaign accepts donated mittens, hats, scarves and toys.

More in Wednesday's Times-Record.

BC Buying New Panic Buttons

December 3, 2014

Barnes County will replace current panic buttons in the county courthouse and add buttons to the Barnes County Highway Department and the City-County Health District in its new location. More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.

December 2nd

VC Woman Arrested for Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest

December 2, 2014

A Valley City woman was arrested Sunday on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after she assaulted a Valley City police officer.

Valley City police were called to a home at 923 Fourth Avenue Northwest, at about 2:40 a.m. Sunday by the recently-divorced ex-husband of Lindsey Thorton, whom he claimed was trying to beat his door down. When police arrived, Thorton, 31, who appeared to be intoxicated, according to VCPD Chief Fred Thompson, was outside the home, speaking in a very loud voice.

North Star Classic Kicks Off Thursday

December 2, 2014

The 15th annual North Star Classic, the largest cattle show in North Dakota, will recognize two livestock honorees this year; the late Tom Wieland of Sanborn and Ed Olson will be honored for their contribution to the success of the North Star Classic and the North Dakota Winter Show as well as the livestock industry in general. Wieland, a Barnes County native, spent his life in the farming and ranching industry – from running the family farm to working with livestock at a few stockyards. He started working as the NDWS barn manager in 2013.

More in Tuesday's Times-Record.

Succession Planning Workshop Topic

December 2, 2014

Barnes County Extension Agency Randy Grueneich encourages Barnes County farmers to attend two workshops on succession planning Dec. 8 and 15 in Enderlin. More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.

Treats for Troops: Bridgeview Estates Residents Send Homemade Popcorn Balls Overseas

December 2, 2014

Residents of Bridgeview Estates spent the afternoon before Thanksgiving making popcorn balls to send to troops overseas. More in Tuesday's Times-Record.

December 1st

Festival of Trees: A Night of Sparkle

December 1, 2014

The Valley City Eagles Club sparkled Saturday evening during the Mercy Healthcare Foundation Festival of Trees. The "Chevron, Polka-Dot Fun" tree by Bridge City Dentistry was among the tree, wreaths and gift baskets auctioned off at the fundraiser. More in Monday's Times-Record.

BCSD Secret Santa Program Starts

December 1, 2014

Barnes County Sheriff's Department deputies and reserve deputies are hoping to make things a little bit better for the holidays though its Secret Santa Program, now in its fourth year. More in Monday's Times-Record.

Mercy Hospice Helps Many

December 1, 2014

Mercy Hospice is planning two open houses in early December. The first will be 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4 at the Senior Center in Lisbon, N.D. The second will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at the Mercy Hospice office in Valley City, 367 Second Street NW. More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.

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