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August 27th, 2013

Bullorama in Sibley Labor Day Weekend

August 27, 2013

The Dazey Sodbusters Club will celebrate its 68th anniversary this year with the 10th Sodbuster Stampede Bullorama in Sibley on Sunday. Along with a full day of bull riding, dancing and pedal tractor pulling, the Sodbuster club will honor Larry Martin as the 2013 Outstanding Sodbuster of the Year.
martin, an 18-year member of the Sodbusters, was voted outstanding Sodbuster by his peers. According to Sodbuster president, Tony Heinze, Martin does whatever is necessary for the club including participating in fundraising events mowing and cleaning with he does with help from his grandsons.

Dakota Plains Seeks Merger With CHS

August 27, 2013

Valley City-based Dakota Plains Cooperative will ask its farmer stockholders to approved a full merger with CHS Inc., the nation's largest farmer cooperative later this month or in October, said general manager Ken Astrup.
Said Astrup Monday, “We started the process early last spring, and in early August the board decided to propose to stockholders a full merger.”
More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.

VCSU Frosh Go Through Orientation

August 27, 2013

New freshmen at Valley City State University were introduced to college life and living on their own during orientation Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Students were very visible Monday morning, as they participated in a scavenger hunt, designed as a casual way to get to know Valley City, said Greg Vanney, director of marketing and communications.
Read more in Tuesday's Times-Record.

August 26th

VCPS Cancels School Wednesday; Early Dismissal Thursday and Friday

August 26, 2013

Due to the heat and humidity in buildings, Valley City Public Schools is making some changes to the school times this week.

There will be no school on Wednesday, Aug. 28, Bryan Kriewald, technology coordinator, said in an email Monday afternoon.

School will start at regular time on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 29 and 30 but will be dismissed at 1:30 p.m. those days.

The Jefferson School picnic tonight and the Back to School Night at Washington Elementary on Thursday are still on as scheduled.

Mabel Miller Celebrates 90th Birthday

August 26, 2013

Valley City resident Mabel Miller celebrated her 90th birthday Aug. 3 at the Legacy Place.

Library Increasing Internet Access

August 26, 2013

The Valley City Barnes County Public Library is going modern, starting a new catalog interface readers will be able to reach from the library homepage.
Library Director Steve Hammel said Friday, “Patrons will be able to log on and look at their account. They will be able to renew online, look at their account, see what's out and when it's due.”
More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.

VC Man Arrested for Possession of Child Porn

August 26, 2013

A Valley City man was arrested early Friday for possession of child pornography.
According to a press release from Valley City Police Chief Fred Thompson, the VCPD was contacted by a man who alleged the man was in possession of child pornography. After interviewing the woman, and investigation was started.

Dog Shooter Arrested

August 26, 2013

Editor’s note: with few exceptions, the Valley City Times-Record’s policy is to not print the names of those accused or arrested of crimes until that person has been convicted.
A Valley City man who fired several shots at two pit bull dogs he thought were going to attack him was arrested Thursday by the Valley City Police for disorderly conduct.
The accused, 24, was taken to the Barnes County Correctional Center where his bond was later posted by District 24 Representative Dwight Kiefert (R).

August 23rd

Second Truck Crash Victim Identified

August 23, 2013

Carl Bjustad, 64, of Sheldon, was identified as the second victim in a fatal truck crash near Litchville Aug. 14.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol said in a release that Bjustad and Allan Tofsrud, 46, of Leeds, were both killed Aug. 14 when their semi trucks collided at the intersection of Highway 46 and Highway 1.
The NDHP said Tofsrud was traveling on Highway 46 and failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Highway 1 and struck Bjustad, who was traveling on Highway 1. Both trucks came to rest in the northeast ditch of the interchange.

August 22nd

Stoudt-Ross Ford, Miller Motors Moving

August 22, 2013

Two Valley City auto dealerships are moving, allowing both to continue to grow. Stoudt-Ross Ford plans to build a new facility on Winter Show Road, and Miller Motors will move into the existing Ford building.
Stoudt-Ross Ford owner Steve Ross said it's a great time to be in business in the Valley City area and North Dakota as a whole.

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