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December 12th

Valley City Christmas Bird Count

December 12, 2013

Valley City's U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Valley City Wetland Management District office is looking for Valley City and Barnes County residents to participate in a Christmas Bird Count Tuesday, Dec. 17, said Terry Gwilliams, range technician. More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.

December 11th

City Considers New Liquor License Ordinance

December 11, 2013

Valley City is in the process of updating its liquor license ordinance and has asked for input from local liquor establishment owners to make the process go smoothly. On Tuesday, city leaders held an informal meeting with liquor license holders to discuss what could – or should not – be included in the updated ordinance.
Currently, the city's liquor license ordinance is decades old, and some establishments are not in compliance with state statutes, according to Russell Myhre, Valley City City Attorney.
Read more in Wednesday's Times-Record.

President's House Guest Inn to Get Elevator, Other Renovations

December 11, 2013

A preservation society in Valley City is taking its next steps toward renovating the President's House Guest Inn on the campus of Valley City State University.
Jan Stoman, co-chair of the President's House Preservation Society, said she and other volunteers have worked long and hard to preserve and restore the interior of the house, and the next step is to address accessibility and the exterior.
Read more in Wednesday's Times-Record.

Ft. Ransom General Store Closes

December 11, 2013

Fort Ransom closed its general store Saturday, Dec. 7, because no one was found to run the business. More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.

December 10th

Joe Diffie, Parmalee to Perform at NDWS Concert

December 10, 2013

North Dakota Winter Show Manager Dawn Riley said country singer Joe Diffie, upcoming country group Parmalee and Fargo-based band 32 Below are set to perform at the Winter Show concert Friday, March 7.
Diffie, a country singer known for songs "Pickup Man," Bigger Than the Beatles," and "Third Rock from the Sun," will headline this year's show with Parmalee, an upcoming country music band known for their hit single "Carolina."
32 Below, a regionally-known country and rock band, will open the show.
The concert will be held at the NDWS event center, and tickets go on sale Feb. 10.

Santa, Cops and Kids Plans Another Year

December 10, 2013

Christmas isn't until Dec. 25, but for some area children, Santa will come a little earlier. On Tuesday, Dec. 17, area law enforcement and emergency responders will host the annual Santa, Cops and Kids event for local children who faced hardships in the past year.
Read more in Tuesday's Times-Record.

Salvation Army at $9,500

December 10, 2013

Barnes County's Salvation Army is at $9,500 as of Monday, which is more behind than previous years. Chairman Lee Isensee said because the campaign started later this year, due to Thanksgiving being late, they are only a quarter of the way to their $40,000 goal.
Isensee said the organization is grateful for all the donations received so far.
Read more in Tuesday's Times-Record.

Knutson Re-elected BC Chairman

December 10, 2013

Barnes County Commissioners have decided to re-elected Eldred Knutson chairman and Phil Leitner vice chairman of commissioners for 2014.
Meeting Dec. 3, commissioners voted to name both commissioners to the officer seats they now hold.

December 9th

North Star Classic Wraps Up

December 9, 2013

The 14th annual North Dakota Winter Show North Star Classic wrapped up another successful year Sunday with lower than usual numbers, thanks to a winter onslaught from Mother Nature.
Read more in Monday's Times-Record.

BC Accepts Paving, Grader Bids

December 9, 2013

Meeting Dec. 3, Barnes County commissioners decided to repave County Road 21 from the North Valley Bridge to the Bayshore Resort at Lake Ashtabula for a total cost of $2.8 million in the summer of 2014. More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.

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