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February 4th, 2014

Relay for Life Campaign Begins, Looking for Teams

February 4, 2014

Barnes County Relay for Life organizers are gearing up for this year's event, looking for teams and asking the public to donate on Giving Hearts Day. Money donated by the community to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life on Giving Hearts Day, a 24-hour online give-a-thon hosted by Dakota Medical Foundation and Impact Foundation, will benefit the Barnes County Relay. Diane Sommerfeld, who does publicity for this year's Relay, said donations are taken online.

Bullwinkle or Natasha?

February 4, 2014

Moose in Valley City are not unheard of, but due to the declining population in southeast North Dakota they're not that common, either. But the moose wandering through yards and corn fields in and around Wolski Plaza over the weekend seemed unimpressed with statistical data.
More in Tuesday's Times-Record.

Rodeo Queen Seminar April 11-13 In VC

February 4, 2014

Valley City will host a rodeo queen seminar April 11 through April 13, hosted by the Miss Rodeo North Dakota Pageant Association for prospective rodeo queen and princess participants ages 8 to 25. More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.

February 3rd

House Fire Hero

February 3, 2014

When the Schonert home burned last week, an 18-year-old neighbor was on-hand to help three of the family members who were forced to jump from a second-story window to escape the flames. Read more in Monday's Times-Record.

Simmental Bull Sale Opens Feb. 8

February 3, 2014

The Dakota Power Bull Sale returns to the North Dakota Winter Show building for the 10th time for three days Feb. 8 through Feb. 10, said Patrick J. Thorson, owner of Black Tie Simmentals of Kindred.
The auction sale will take place at the conclusion of the three-day event at 1 p.m. Feb. 10. More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.

DOT Names Jamestown Airline

February 3, 2014

Federal Transportation Department officials Friday named SkyWest Airlines of Denver as the new Essential Air Service provider in Jamestown, starting April 1. More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.

February 2nd

On Super Bowl Sunday, Punxty Sam Makes His Call: Six More Weeks Of Winter

February 2, 2014

(Editor's Note: The following piece is a first-hand account written by the editor of The Punxsutawney Spirit, Zak Lantz. Zak was born and raised in Punxsutawney, and this account reflects more of a personal attachment to the holiday.)

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. — This morning, I looked down and noticed something — I was wearing a press pass. Now, I know that it's part of my job to wear one, but it's not all that often — at least not in these parts — that I actually need one.

January 31st

Viking Room Extends Hours

January 31, 2014

Vicky's Viking Room restaurant has been owned by Vicky and Terry Jones since early 2011, and on Jan. 21 expanded its weekday hours to 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. as it added dinner to the menu, said Terry Jones.
Terry said Saturday hours are 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the restaurant is open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays. More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.

Mercy Gets Trauma Certification

January 31, 2014

Valley City's Mercy Hospital emergency room has been certified for Level IV trauma care, said Keith Heuser, hospital administrator Thursday. More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.

Propane Costs Skyrocket, Assistance is Available

January 31, 2014

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released funding Thursday that could help some area residents heat their homes in the face of rapidly increasing heating fuel prices, and while funding has not been distributed locally, assistance for low income residents is still available through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.Read more in Friday's Times-Record.

[Photo courtesy of Jessica Lammle] Randy Compson of Valley City, who has raced at Pierre, S.D.’s...
Valley City’s Running Buddies, coached by the Hi-Liner cross country team, raced at the one-mile...
Sharon Michael and the Valley City junior high girls, and Mikaylah Ross and the varsity girls, came...

 

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