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September 3rd, 2013

Eagles Hosts Polka Fest

September 3, 2013

The Valley City Eagles Club held its annual Polka Fest Saturday
and Sunday. A crowd was on hand both days to dance to polka and old-time country music including songs by Albert Mikesh, a one-man-band.
See photos in Tuesday's Times-Record.

Meeting Was Official Griggs County Meeting

September 3, 2013

An opinion issued Wednesday by North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem requires the Griggs County Commission give John Wakefield meeting minutes of a Feb. 12 meeting without charge.
Wakefield asked the attorney general for an opinion on his position that county commissioners violated North Dakota's open records and open meeting laws.
More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.

August 30th

Bridge City Cruisers Restores Car for Local Veteran

August 30, 2013

Ryan Metcalf, Valley City, saw his fully-restored car for the first time Thursday evening, after local car club Bridge City Cruisers spent more than a year restoring it as a gift to him.
The project came about in 2011 after Ryan's wife Erin asked the club to restore his 1966 Chevy Impala, which he bought from his grandfather three years ago, while he was deployed in Afghanistan with the North Dakota National Guard.

Scam Report

August 30, 2013

The Valley City Police Department warns residents of a reported scam.
A Valley City resident reported on Wednesday he received a call from a caller who advised him of an IRS settlement. Later he received a call from the Department of Motor Vehicles in Valley City telling him that his driver's license was revoked because of a letter from an attorney.
The first calls came from (530) 567-2511 and (530) 235-6505. The last call came from 845-3812 which is the DMV's phone number but police confirmed the DMV did not place the call and that the man's license was current.

Signs Remind Drivers to Slow Down Near Schools

August 30, 2013

New signs, purchased with a Safe Routes to School grant, let drivers passing Washington Elementary School and Jefferson Elementary School know just how fast they are going in the 20 miles-per-hour zone. The new signs are meant to help remind motorists to slow down.

BC Steam Thresher Visits MN

August 30, 2013

A 1913 Gaar Scott steam traction engine restored by the Jury family of Barnes County traveled to Rollag, Minn., early this week to be part of the 60th anniversary Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion Friday through Monday, Sept. 2, said Lori Jury.
Dan Voegele of Bismarck along with Neil Pederson of Valley City helped load the engine owned by Jon and Lori Jury of rural Valley City early Monday morning.

City Starts AMI Install

August 30, 2013

In spite of resistance from some Valley City residents, the city utilities has begun installing an automated metering system which will eventually replace resident's old utility meters.
According to Valley City Electric Supervisor Stan Hansen, four gateways or receivers have been installed in various locations throughout the city with two more still on the way.
Read more in Friday's Times-Record.

Welken Family Establishing Scholarship

August 30, 2013

A Valley City State University memorial scholarship fund is being set up in the honor of Steve Welken of Valley City, said Allison Kasowski, assistant director of annual giving for VCSU Thursday.
Welken died in a car accident south of Valley City on Aug 24.
Welken had strong ties to VCSU where he taught accounting classes and spent many hours promoting and volunteering. Executive Director of University Advancement Larry Robinson said Welken served on the VCSU Foundation Board and V-500 Club.

August 29th

Fund, CaringBridge Set Up for Accident Victim

August 29, 2013

A fund has been set up at Dacotah Bank for Geraldine (Gerri) Knutson, 65, of Valley City, who was seriously injured in a multi-vehicle accident Friday, Aug. 16. A CaringBridge website has also been set up for her at www.caringbridge.org/visit/geraldinegerriknutson. Visitors to the site can track her recovery progress and leave messages on the guestbook.
Knutson's 2012 Chevrolet Impala was struck head-on on Main Street by a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed, estimated by the North Dakota Highway Patrol at about 70 mph.

CCH Offers Hot Weather Safety Tips

August 29, 2013

Because of extremely high temperatures across North Dakota including Barnes County this week, the state health department is urging everyone to take precautions to protect their health, said Dr. Terry Dwelle, state health officer for the North Dakota Department of Health.
The National Weather Service predicts temperatures in the high 80s and low 90s through Saturday, with the Wednesday heat index value at 95.

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