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November 20th, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Deactivation of Guard 141st Engineer Combat Battalion

November 20, 2014

The Valley City Times-Record plans to run a historical photograph each week on Thursdays submitted by our readers.

Gerry Gerntholz of Valley City brought in this photograph taken during the 2008 program marking the deactivation of Valley City's National Guard 141st Engineer Combat Battalion. The battalion was started in 1955.

The Times-Record encourages residents of Barnes County and Valley City to submit photographs of personal and community events and activities that happened during their memories.

Submitted photographs will be returned after publication on request.

VC Employees Get Raises all Around

November 20, 2014

Valley City's employees were granted raises during a regular meeting of the Valley City City Commission Tuesday after a study revealed that Valley City employees, on average, earned 20 percent less than their counterparts in other cities.

BC Covering Park Damage

November 20, 2014

Barnes County Commissioners have agreed to pay for vandalism to Faust Park, even though the Barnes County Wildlife Federation takes care of the county facility owned by the Federal Emergency Management Agency Agency under contract. More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.

November 19th

VCSU Alumni Captures Northern Lights Over Hi-Line Bridge

November 19, 2014

Valley City State University alumni Duke Johnson captured this photo of the Northern Lights over the Hi-Line Bridge Saturday.

Duke told Alice Beauchman, photography instructor at VCSU, that while visiting family Saturday, he went out to take a star trail photo of the Big Dipper ducking down below the Hi-Line Bridge.

More in Wednesday's Times-Record.

Koppelman Announces Retirement Plans

November 19, 2014

Valley City Public Schools Superintendent Dean Koppelman announced plans to retire after next school year at Monday's regular school board meeting.

Koppelman said he told board members that he'd let them know retirement plans at the end of his three-year contract, which ends this school year.

More in Wednesday's Times-Record.

Service Dogs Visit VC Church

November 19, 2014

Members of Valley City's Congregational United Church of Christ learned about the work that Jud-based Service Dogs for America is doing to help veterans during a special program Sunday at the church. More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.

November 18th

Sheriff Releases Names of Victims in Propane Leak

November 18, 2014

Two people were found dead in a rural Eckelson home Monday and another was hospitalized, all due to a possible propane leak.

Barnes County Sheriff Randy McClaflin said Rodney Larson and Janet Larson, both 71, of rural Spiritwood died of what appears to be carbon monoxide poisoning.

Sharon Price, Janet's sister, of Wisconsin was transported to Mercy Hospital in Valley City and then transferred to a Fargo hospital. Her condition is unknown.

VC Among Safest Cities in ND

November 18, 2014

Valley City was recently named the fifth safest city in North Dakota by Movoto Real Estate Blog, making it a great place to live and raise a family.

In a study based on crime rates provided by FBI statistics, while Valley City was not the smallest city with high rankings, it's small-town crime rates make it hospitable.

More in Tuesday's Times-Record.

No Decision Yet on Drainage for McDonald's Site

November 18, 2014

The North Dakota Department of Transportation has authorized drainage from a lot where a Valley City McDonald's restaurant has been proposed into a ditch designed for Interstate 94 drainage, but a request for a neighboring lot is still on hold, said John Thompson, district engineer for the Valley City NDDOT office. More in Tuesday's Times-Record.

Churches Fill Thanksgiving Food Baskets

November 18, 2014

Ninety-one area families in need will get a full Thanksgiving dinner this year, thanks to the efforts of three Valley City churches. Faith Lutheran Church, Our Savior's Lutheran Church and Trinity Lutheran Church have teamed up again this year to fill baskets with all the traditional Thanksgiving goodies. More in

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