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October 23rd, 2013

Faith Lutheran Church Plans Next Steps

October 23, 2013

A prayer service is planned for the congregation of Faith Lutheran Church at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the empty lot between the church on 4th street, Valley City, and Smith Lumber, and a meal and congregational meeting is planned afterwards at St. Catherine's, where the congregation can discuss their next steps including where to hold services.

October 22nd

Valley City Native to Appear in FX Series Fargo

October 22, 2013

Valley City native Tom Musgrave is set to appear in an upcoming TV adaption of the 1996 film Fargo, which is slated to air in 10 episodes on FX this spring.
Musgrave will play Bo Munk, the boss of main character Lester Nygaard, played by Martin Freeman, a well-known actor who's appeared in The Office, Sherlock and The Hobbit film trilogy.

Dickey Rural Network Region Wins National Smart Community Award

October 22, 2013

Dickey Rural Network, a telecommunications, internet and television services company based in Ellendale, was recently designated a "Smart Community" in a nationwide competition by NTCA, a telecommunications advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C. Read more in Tuesday's Times-Record.

Huss Named Barnes County Department Head

October 22, 2013

Candy Huss will take over as Barnes County social services director after current director Heather Pautz leaves. Read more in Tuesday's Times-Record.

Barnes County OKS 4 Percent Employee Raise

October 22, 2013

Monday Barnes County Commissioners voted to give all Barnes County employees a 4 percent cost of living adjustment raise. Read more in Tuesday's Times-Record.

October 21st

Fire Causes Extensive Damage at Faith Lutheran: Officials Ask to Please Stay Clear

October 21, 2013

Officials ask that the public steer clear of Faith Lutheran Church on Fourth St. NE, Valley City, after fire caused extensive damage to the structure Monday morning.
A cause for the fire has not been determined, so until an investigation is complete and the structure is safe, the Valley City Fire Department and church officials ask that nobody enter the building.
Inspectors from the North Dakota State Fire Marshall's office and from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms investigated the scene Monday afternoon. The cause of the blaze has not been released pending their investigation.

VC Parks and Rec Announces Tobacco-Free Policy

October 21, 2013

Valley City Parks and Recreation’s board approved a policy on Oct. 2 that prohibits the use of any tobacco products in most of their recreational facilities, both outdoor and enclosed areas, according to VCPR Director Tyler Jacobson.
The board wants to create and sustain a recreation environment that supports a clear tobacco-free norm and helps protect the health of our youth, Jacobson said.

Harvest Help for Enderlin Farmer

October 21, 2013

Bill Lemma of Enderlin is too sick to harvest beans this year, but because of Farm Rescue, Bill can focus on healing instead of worrying about harvest.
Bill has cancer and is in Rochester undergoing a bone marrow transplant. On Friday, volunteers, including Bill's son and a former neighbor Steve Mark navigated combines flying both the U.S. flag and a Farm Rescue flag, through Bill's soybean fields.

FSA: The Check Is in the Mail

October 21, 2013

Farmers should soon receive CRP and DCP payments delayed because of the government shutdown.
The Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program is a government based subsidy program that is based on crop acreage of qualified crops; in this area corn, soybeans, wheat and barley. The program is overseen by the Farm Services Agency.
Usually, direct payments to farmers go out in early October, but this year the government shutdown prevented it, but according to David Shea, executive director for Barnes County FSA, those checks will go out soon.
Read more in Monday's Times-Record.

October 18th

Free Shows at Planetarium

October 18, 2013

Two free public Valley City State University Planetarium shows will be held Saturday at 1 and 1:30 p.m. in Room 309 of the Rhoades Science Center.
The first show is a 30-minute program called Finding Polaris I that introduces the audience to ancient Greek and Roman mythology told from a stars' point of view.

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