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December 5th

Primping and Prepping: Cattle Ready for Show

December 5, 2014

Friday was a day for primping and prepping as owners and handlers got their cattle show-ready on the first day of the North Star Classic at the North Dakota Winter Show. Know as the largest cattle show in North Dakota, the North Star Classic will run through Sunday.

December 4th

VC: Ordinance Addresses Pet Messes

December 4, 2014

Proposed changes in the Valley City animal ordinance will affect cat owners more than the old version of the ordinance, but all pet owners who don't clean up after their animals stand to receive tickets and pay fines. More in Thursday's Times-Record.

Valley City Woman Donates Proceeds from Doughnut Sales to Salvation Army

December 4, 2014

During World War II, the Salvation Army was known for giving free doughnuts and coffee to soldiers. Irene Haugen of Valley City remembers her brother-in-law, cousins and neighbors who served in the war being grateful for that gesture.

Now, decades later, Haugen, or known to some as The Doughnut Lady, donates proceeds from her homemade doughnuts to Barnes County's Salvation Army.

More in Thursday's Times-Record.

Throwback Thursday: BC Selective Service Inductees

December 4, 2014

The Valley City Times-Record plans to run a historical photograph each week on Thursdays submitted by our readers.

Jean Schlegel of rural Valley City provided this photograph of Barnes County inductees into military service in October of 1954.

Christmas Eve Dinner Set

December 4, 2014

Valley City's annual community Christmas Eve dinner, held Wednesday, Dec. 24 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the St. Catherine's Catholic Church social hall, isn't just for members of the church ― it's open to all who would like a traditional holiday feast of ham, turkey and side dishes, and company on Christmas Eve. More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.

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.

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