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September 4th, 2013

Barnes County Plans To Ask For Addresses

September 4, 2013

Barnes County Commissioners Monday rejected a proposed motion to ask incorporated cities to require house number and street numbers, but said they still want things to be easier for first responders and fire departments to respond to emergency calls.
Commissioners rejected the proposed request 3-2, but only in order to seek input from fire departments and first responders on what type of identification they prefer.
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.

Farmer's Market to Serve Kabobs

September 4, 2013

The Monday and Thursday Farmer’s Market will serve free samples of grilled vegetable kabobs and chicken kabobs on Monday, Sept. 9 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Rosebud Visitor’s Center Parking Lot.  Pictured above are Sharon Buhr, Licensed Registered Dietitian at Young People’s Healthy Heart Program at Mercy Hospital; Jerdan Ruff, UND Medical Student; and Dr. James Buhr, physician at Sanford Clinic who grilled vegetables last year at the Farmer’s Market. Dr.

September 3rd

VC Getting Movie Theater

September 3, 2013

Valley City will get a new movie theater by Nov. 1, said Jeremy Zako of Bismarck, who plans to call the theater Cinema Flix.
Jennifer Feist of the Valley City-Barnes County Development Corp. introduced the Bismarck resident to county commissioners Monday morning, at the same time as she asked commissioners to provide a $25,000 grant to help the theater open from development corp. budget.
Commissioners voted 5-0 to provide the requested grant.

Salvation Army Does Backpack Program

September 3, 2013

Backpacks filled with school supplies were given to families in need by the Barnes County Salvation Army, said Lee Isensee, chairman of the county organization.
Thursday Isensee said the Barnes County Salvation Army's school and backpack program was chaired by Jana Olson and Dave Carlsrud.
More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.

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.

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