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April 21st, 2014
No one was hurt when fire heavily damaged a Valley City house at 643 Central Ave. North Monday Morning, said Valley City Fire Chief Gary Retterath at the scene about 11 a.m. Monday.
Sometime between 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. firefighters heard a report of smoke coming from the residence, Retterath said.
â€śI was at the state and they said smoke was coming out of the house, and there sure was, coming through a roof vent,â€ť Retterath said.
No one was home at the occupied residence owned by Conrad Hoff during the fire, Retterath said.
A Valley City State University male student is missing after three people fell into the Sheyenne River when their rubber raft capsized early Monday morning.
The accident happened at about 1:15 Monday morning near the Little Dam by Eighth Avenue Southwest. Two other men were rescued by Valley City police officers.
Officials are lowering the river level so divers from Valley Water Rescue from Fargo can use sonar to find the missing man, according to Valley City Fire Department Chief Gary Retterath.
Pizza Ranch will open its doors for business at 1066 West Main Street in Valley City on Monday, May 12. Local entrepreneur Bob Bergan and his son, Tommy Bergan, co-own the new Pizza Ranch in Valley City. The father-and-son duo also co-own City Lights Supper Club and Taco Johnâ€™s in town.Â
More in Monday's Times-Record.
Before going to prom this year, area students will get a close-up look at what could happen after prom â€“ or any time â€“ if they drink and drive, drive distracted or ride without seatbelts.
More in Friday's Times-Record.
Barnes County has asked the Barnes County Water Resource District to set up a meeting with Sanborn Lake area residents to see if a financial arrangement can be worked out to help protect the area from future spring flooding. More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
In a an effort to end the problem of impaired driving, the Southeast Jamestown Regional DUI Task Force conducted a month-long high visibility enforcement event during March. More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
Southeast Judicial District Judge Jay Schmitz said he will issue a decision in a court hearing between the Valley City Public School board and Valley City Education Association by next week. The four-hour hearing, held Wednesday afternoon at the Barnes County Courthouse, was to determine of the unilateral contracts issued by the board to the teachers are legal.
Read the full story in Friday's Times-Record.
Valley City water rates will increase beginning in May.
According to Valley City City Administrator David Shelkoph, the rate increase amounts to 20 percent for residential customers or $6 to $7 per month for the average residence.
More than $800,000 will be invested in Valley City street repairs this summer; primarily in mill and overlay work along with patching and sealcoating streets throughout the city.
Barnes County Emergency Management Director Kimberly Franklin wants to see changes in cost sharing to operate 9-1-1 dispatch center and cover costs. More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.