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April 23rd, 2014
The Valley City Fire Department received three fire calls Tuesday â€“ all within 45 minutes.
The first call, which came in just after noon, was a corn field fire near the Peak exit off I-94. The fire was in a harvested field and spread slowly, according to Valley City Fire Chief Gary Retterath, but firefighters had a hard time maneuvering trucks in the field, which made fighting the fire difficult, he said.
While crews were busy at the Peak fire, they were called to a grass fire near Martin's Landing, north of Lake Ashtabula.
Two students from the Sheyenne Valley Career and Technology Center will represent Valley City at the state Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills competition May 2. Students Wyatt Hatcher and Micah Anderson, along with with instructor Jim McFadgen, will be at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds when 20 students from across North Dakota will compete for more than $126,000 in scholarships. More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Mrs. North Dakota-America visited Valley City Tuesday. Eliza Potratz, Jamestown, who was crowned Mrs. North Dakota at a pageant April 12, read to students at Jefferson Elementary School, visited residents at the Sheyenne Care Center and made a couple other stops along the way.
More in Wednesday's Times-Record.
The body of Valley City State University student Dan Buehner was recovered from the Sheyenne River Tuesday morning.
"Buehner was a senior majoring in business administration and played catcher on the VCSU baseball team," said VCSU President Steve Shirley in an e-mail to the campus community. "He was from Blaine, Minn. and attended high school at Centennial High."
Buehner, 23, was one of three VCSU students who went into the Sheyenne River near the Little Dam in Valley City just after 1 a.m. Monday when the rubber raft they were aboard capsized.
Valley City State University President Dr. Steve Shirley said in an email to the university community that the male student whose body was discovered in the Sheyenne River Tuesday morning is Dan Buehner.
"Dan was a senior majoring in business administration and played catcher on the VCSU Baseball Team," Shirley said. "He was from Blaine, Minn.and attended high school at Centennial High. I will pass along more information as we have it regarding pending arrangements."
The Search for a missing Valley City State University Student presumed drowned after falling into the Sheyenne River Monday resumed Tuesday morning.
The accident occurred at about 1:15 Monday morning when a raft carrying three VCSU students capsized near the Little Dam in Valley City.
Valley City police responded to a third incident Monday afternoon, when a fish house trailer crashed into Victory Park 18 Apartments on Fifth Avenue Northeast in Valley City. A window and portion of the brick wall outside the basement unit were damaged, but no one was home at the time.
A source at the scene said the trailer became disconnected from the vehicle, which was traveling southbound on Fifth Avenue, and swerved into the northbound lane before hitting the building.
Valley City's annual CROP Walk for Hunger is set for Sunday, April 27. The community is invited to participate by walking, raising money for someone who is walking or praying for those who walk, said Faith Lutheran Church Pastor Jolene Knudson-Hanse.
More in Monday's Times-Record.
Bob the dinosaur needs to find a new home, preferably in North Dakota.
Bob, a 64 million-year-old dinosaur whose remains were unearthed in the Hell Creek area of Western North Dakota by Al Komrosky of Valley City, was scheduled to be moved from Komrosky's workshop to the Barnes County Historical Museum last week: Komrosky even hosted a going away party for the Â skeleton. But Komrosky later discovered the creature's massive head will not fit through the door.
More in Monday's Times-Record.
No one was hurt when fire heavily damaged a Valley City house at 643 Central Ave. North Monday Morning, said Valley City Fire Chief Gary Retterath at the scene about 11 a.m. Monday.
Sometime between 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. firefighters heard a report of smoke coming from the residence, Retterath said.
â€śI was at the state and they said smoke was coming out of the house, and there sure was, coming through a roof vent,â€ť Retterath said.
No one was home at the occupied residence owned by Conrad Hoff during the fire, Retterath said.