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July 18th, 2013

Sons of Norway Hopes to Increase Members

July 18, 2013

The local Sons of Norway is having a membership promotion next week at Valley City Crazy Day.
Elaine Nelson, International Director for the district four Sons of Norway, said, "We want to tell the people what the Sons of Norway organization offers to be a member."
They will have a booth set up at the annual street fair that also celebrates the 45th anniversary of the establishment of the Valley City Sons of Norway branch, Hjemdahl 4-481.

It's Party Time in VC

July 18, 2013

Valley City Commissioner Mary Lee Nielson, along with Sharon Buhr of ON THE MOVE!, and What in the World is Going On are encouraging everybody in town to get out and party with the neighbors at a block party.
From now through October, the group is encouraging neighborhoods throughout Valley City to hold parties in an effort to get to know each other as well as city leaders.
According to Nielson, Valley City is growing, and people "don't really know their neighbors." Holding a block party is a great way to get people together.
Read more in Thursday's Times-Record.

July 17th

BC Has Plenty Nominees for Ghosts of North Dakota

July 17, 2013

Wes Anderson is aware of no Barnes County sites that are included on the Website Ghosts of North Dakota, but has plenty of now defunct Barnes County towns to nominate.
Anderson, curator of the Barnes County Historical Society Museum, said Tuesday there are scores of places which once housed people in Barnes County that have turned into ghost towns.
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.

Summer Storm, No Help From FEMA

July 17, 2013

No Federal Emergency Management funding will be available to Valley City residents to help rebuild after last month's summer storm. During a regular meeting of the Valley City Commission, Barnes County Emergency Manager Kim Franklin said because the Presidential Disaster Declaration covered only weather events for a month-long period from May 17 to June 16, FEMA funds would not be available for clean-up assistance after the June 20 storm.
Read more in Wednesday's Times-Record.

July 16th

Man Returns to Area During Walk Across Country

July 16, 2013

"It sure is pretty up here," Bruce Maynard said Tuesday afternoon as he hiked up a hill on the Kathryn Road with the cart he calls Sam. It wasn't the first time the Bellingham, Wash.-native has strolled up that same hill on the scenic byway. He was here about a year ago, during one of his many walks across the country.
During an interview Tuesday Maynard matter-of-factly said, "I'm just taking a stroll across America."

Alderman School Makes National Register of Historic Places

July 16, 2013

Barnes County's Alderman School has been added to the National Register of Historic Places, said Becky Heise, president of the Alderman School Historic Preservation Commission.
Tuesday Heise said the one-room school, which last operated during the 1958-59 school year, was added to the National Register June 26.
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.

Breakfast at the Valley City Barnes County Public Library

July 16, 2013

The Valley City Barnes County Public Library will be participating in this year's Crazy Day, Wednesday, July 24, serving coffee and rolls from Vicky's Viking Room from 8 a.m. to noon.
Prior to the coffee and rolls at the library will be Library Fun Day, set from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Hammel said.
More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.

July 15th

VC Bus Crash Injures 5

July 15, 2013

A Minnesota motor coach bus went off an I-94 exit ramp in Valley City and crashed into a field Monday morning, injuring five of its 14 passengers.
The bus, an MCI motor coach from Minneapolis, Minn. was on route to Minneapolis from Bismarck, where the bus had stopped without any mechanical problems, according to a news release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
Read more in Tuesday's Times-Record.

Chinese Buffet Opening in Valley City

July 15, 2013

The owner of the Great Dragon restaurant in Jamestown has purchased the old Pizza Hut building in Valley City, and will turn it into a Chinese buffet.
Manager of the Jamestown restaurant Allen Chen said his father, owner Yihe Chen, is "taking some time to remodel and look for help, then he should be ready to go." He plans to serve a variety of Chinese food in a buffet style.
Read more in Tuesday's Times-Record.

Big Response to Possible TRO Violation

July 15, 2013

On Saturday, Valley City Police, with the assistance of the Jamestown/Valley City/Stutsman County/Barnes County Special Operations Team conducted a search of a residence at 649 8th St. Northeast, Valley City, closing a portion of Chautauqua Boulevard and a portion of 6th Avenue. Authorities were searching for Lynn Daniel Kouba, who was believed to be in violation of the terms of a temporary restraining order.
After a search of the premises, it was found that Kouba was not at the residence.

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