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November 12th, 2014
The City-County Health District is adding ways to prevent children from ever starting smoking to this year's 39th annual Great American Smokeout, which will take place on Thursday, Nov. 20. More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Governor Jack Dalrymple re-appointed Jim Verwey of Valley City as Secretary of the Administrative Committee on Veterans Affairs (ACOVA). Verwey is a Vietnam War Veteran who retired as a Command Sergeant Major after serving over 36 years in the military to include the North Dakota National Guard.
Verwey holds a Masters of Education and taught first grade and junior high special education, he served as Special Education Coordinator for nine districts and Special Education Director for seven districts around Valley City.
More in Tuesday's Times-Record.
The Valley City Health, Wellness and Physical Education Center isn't a done deal yet, but last week's approval of an advisory measure granting public approval of the project gave planners a green light to move forward with plans for the endeavor. The next steps will be for the Valley City City Commission to approve the city's share of funding, then planners can get down to raising the remaining $4 to 5 million still needed for the project. If all goes according to plan, Valley City could have a wellness center by late summer or fall of 2016.
More in Tuesday's Times-Record.
Barnes County Commissioners believe seeking help from the federal government might be a better way to speed up trains in Sanborn than passing a local ordinance such as Enderlin did.
The issue came up as a county Commissioner meeting Tuesday. More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Valley City's American Legion Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars post and KOVC radio are all having specials in honor of veterans today for Veterans Day, said Scott Crump, Barnes County Veterans Service Officer. More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Starting Monday, Nov. 1, the Barnes County Recorder's office began offering both U.S. passport services and marriage licenses, said Recorder Jody Pfaff Wednesday. More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.
Knife River Construction was the low bidder on 22 miles of roadwork in the Fingal, Litchville and Sanborn areas, Barnes County Highway Superintendent Kerry Johnson told Barnes County Commissioners on Tuesday. More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol identified the man who died in an Interstate 94 crash Wednesday as Gregory Hillukka, 40, of Cokato, Minn.
Hillukka was driving his 2003 Ford Escort at about 11:45 p.m. when he lost control of the vehicle and struck the rear end of a tow truck near mile marker 295, one mile east of Valley City.
The tow truck had its emergency lights on and the truck operator was attempting to remove vehicles involved in a prior crash from the south ditch.
The NDHP said Hillukka died at the scene and the crash is under investigation.
A man faces aggravated assault charges after allegedly stabbing another man over debt in Valley City. Valley City Police Chief Fred Thompson said Sharmke Abudulle, 23, was not seriously injured when Faisal Mohamed, 23, allegedly cut Abudulle at his apartment Wednesday evening.
Valley City Police responded to a report of stabbing at 238 East Main Street in Valley City at about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday.
Barnes County may 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.
Jason Thiel, Barnes County IT director, raised the issue at a Tuesday county commission meeting. More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.