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September 22nd, 2014
Barnes County United Way will hold a door-to-door fundraising campaign this evening. Starting at about 5:15 p.m., volunteers, including Valley City State University athletes, will go around town, knocking on doors and asking for small donations.
Barnes County will repair 500-pound plus granite steps at the courthouse that are beginning to sag, possibly creating a safety concern, despite complications. More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
A scammer has been calling area residents claiming to represent Valley City Public Utilities and demanding credit card payment to keep the resident's power on. This is a scam, according to Valley City Police Chief Fred Thompson, that has been attempted in other parts of the country.
According to Lori Glaser of Valley City Public Utilities, several notices are sent out before turning off power to customers. Valley City Public Utilities never calls customers to demand payment.
Meeting Tuesday, Barnes County Commissioners voted 3-1 to build a communication tower it will share with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
Between 50 and 60 people attended a BEK Communications combination question and answer session and open house from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at its office in Valley City's Regional Technology Center, 415 Winter Show Road. More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
A young man from Israel traveled all the way to Valley City to earn a GED diploma. Nadiv Swidler, 16, traveled here with his dad Jeff to take the test at the Valley City Adult Learning Center located in the Sheyenne Valley Career and Technical Center this week. He passed with honors. More in Friday's Times-Record.
Editors note: another news outlet reported the following incident as taking place in April, due to a typographical error in a sworn affidavit. The incident actually took place in August and was promptly reported and transferred to Barnes County. A full law enforcement report was not received by the Barnes County State's Attorney until Sept. 12.
An Arkansas man faces rape charges in Barnes County for an incident that took place during a drive from Cooperstown to Valley City in August.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation has granted Valley City permission to route water from the site planned for a new Valley City McDonald's restaurant into an Interstate 94 drainage ditch.
However, it has not yet reached a decision on granting a permit to drain water from another property about 500 feet east of the site into the same ditch.
Valley City is requesting the permits on behalf of developers of Valley City's planned new McDonald's restaurant, said John Thompson, Valley City District engineer for the state department.
The Valley City Times-Record plans to run a historical photograph each week on Thursdays submitted by our readers.
This week's photograph was of the 1968 Valley City High School homecoming parade and was submitted by Diane Bjerke.
Wes Anderson, curator of the Barnes County Historical Society Museum agreed to start off the series to give our readers an idea what we are looking for.
Photos can be of events or places in Barnes County from 10, 20, 30 years ago, or even older. We will publish at least one submitted photograph every week in the Valley City Times-Record.