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May 19th, 2014
Just before 4 a.m. Monday, an unidentified male entered the AmericInn in Valley City and left with the business safe and money from the front desk.
The suspect, who was caught on surveillance video, was approximately six feet tall and was wearing a dark blue hooded sweatshirt and dark blue pants. The man's face was covered by his hood and a dark cloth, according to Valley City Police Department Chief Fred Thompson.
A dedication ceremony was held Friday for a section of recently-donated hunting land near Litchville. The Alton, Orris and Orvin Olson Wildlife Management Area will provide wildlife habitat and public hunting land on a full section of property donated by the family of the late brothers whose wish was to turn the property into public hunting land.
More in Monday's Times-Record.
The Great Plains Food Bank, a program of Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, has named Dakota Plains Cooperative parent CHS Inc. one of three statewide partners as 2013 Hunger Relief Champions, in recognition of the support given the food bank. More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
Leave campaign signs alone, say both Valley City Police Chief Fred Thompson and Barnes County Sheriff Randy McClaflin. McClaflin said Thursday he had received reports from several people, â€śThat there has been vandalism to campaign signs in town.â€ť More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
Barnes County North students will get a first-hand look into the world of manufacturing thanks to a $48,665 North Dakota Education Technology Council (ETC) Classroom Transformation Grant.
The Valley City State University Community gave its official farewell to outgoing President Dr. Steve Shirley, during a two-hour open house Wednesday in the Skoal Room of the student center. More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
The Barnes County jail currently does not have an outdoor recreation area for prisoners, needed to meet state jail guidelines. County Sheriff Randy McClaflin said Thursday the jail stopped using the outdoor recreation area for prisoners, â€śAfter the wind broke off some of the posts (supporting the fence) and broke off some of the privacy netting.â€ť More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
Barnes County residents recently surveyed do not believe alcohol abuse is a serious problem among adults, and they believe underage drinking in Barnes County is less of a problem than it is in other parts of the state. But the statistics imply otherwise.
According to data collected by the Valley City-Barnes County Health District, alcohol use is socially acceptable, and underage drinking occurs and the acceptable age is between 14 and 16 years of age.
Connie Reiten, newly named director of the Valley City State University Community School of the Arts, said Tuesday, â€śI am really looking forward to the challenge. (the current director) offered the position to me, and asked me if I was interested.â€ť More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Some new events are planned for this year's Rally in the Valley community days weekend. In addition to the Relay for Life taking place that weekend, new events are the Mighty Thomas Carnival and live music following the second annual mud bogs.
More in Thursday's Times-Record.