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August 26th, 2013

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.

Disc Spark Starts Fire

August 22, 2013

A stray spark caused by discing on the Chuck Reidman farm 14 miles south of Valley City in Scandia Township caused a field fire about 2:26 p.m. Thursday, said Valley City Fire Chief Gary Retterath.
Retterath said Reidman was discing on his farm, when a spark ignited dead grass in a slough. "It wasn't very bad – we wet it down so it wouldn't get into another field," Retterath said.
The fire chief blamed the fire on especially dry conditions.

AP Top 25 Fooptball Poll

August 22, 2013

Read the AP Top 25 poll, which appears regularly on the www.times-online.com web site. The most recent poll was released Aug. 17. Every week college football fans anxiously await the release of the AP Top 25 poll.

BC ARC Awards Scholarship

August 22, 2013

The Arc of Barnes County recently presented Hilary Larson, a senior at Minnesota State University-Moorhead, with a $1,000 scholarship to help further her education, said Lavonne Lawrence.
ARC board members Barb Cook and Ken Merkes presented Larson with a check for winning the 2013 Arc of Barnes Scholarship at the August ARC board meeting.
More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.

Volunteers Needed To Help Low-Income Seniors

August 22, 2013

AARP’s volunteer operated Tax-Aide program is looking for new volunteers across North Dakota, including Valley City.
Lyle Halvorson, who works for AARP in North Dakota, said Wednesday, “We did have a volunteer in Valley City, but she retired.”
More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.

Heitkamp Visits VCSU

August 22, 2013

U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-NPL) visited Valley City State University where she met last Thursday with the public along with VCSU president Dr. Steve Shirley as well as the presidents of Jamestown College and Mayville State University.
The purpose of Heitkamp's visit was to discuss student loan reform and a new law recently signed into law by President Barack Obama.

August 20th

Clancy Keeps Active as Volunteer

August 20, 2013

Rita Clancy keeps things interesting during coffee breaks for volunteers at Valley City's Nearly-Nu Store.
The 85-year-old Valley City resident has been volunteering at the thrift shop for about 20 years.
Monday afternoon, fellow volunteers celebrated her 85th birthday with a cake.
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.

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