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October 8th, 2013

Drake Addresses Bar Fight Concerns

October 8, 2013

Valley City resident Bob Drake is worried about safety in the city, particularly about an increase in fights outside bars on weekend nights.
Drake addressed the Valley City City Commission during its regular meeting Monday, regarding the possibility of forming a citizen's watch that could assist police in patrolling fight-prone areas.
Originally, the commission agenda read that Drake proposed an armed citizen's patrol, which Drake claimed was a misunderstanding.

October 7th

Man to Discuss Armed Citizens Watch Patrol at City Meeting Tonight

October 7, 2013

During this evening's Valley City City Commission meeting, local man Bob Drake plans to discuss an armed citizens watch patrol during a public forum. Commissioners will also discuss road construction projects as well as the preliminary engineering design and construction contract for the Interstate 94 Regional Development Coordior. The commission plans to approve the second and final reading of the 2014 budget.
The meeting will be held at City Hall at 5 p.m.

Wear Orange on Unity Day, Oct. 9

October 7, 2013

Wear orange and make it end! Bullying, that is. Oct. 9 is Unity Day, and Elevate Within, along with PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center want to stop bullying, and offer creative ways for educators and parents help get the word out that "it's not OK to bully or be bullied."
On Oct. 9, Elevate Within, a local peer support organization headed by Jennifer Pickard, urges everyone to wear orange, whether it's a tee shirt, a bracelet or an orange ribbon, to give bullying victims a show of strength and a day of triumph.

BCBSND Sponsoring Health Insurance Sessions

October 7, 2013

An informational program about changes in health insurance resulting from Obamacare will take place in Valley City Oct. 23, sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota.
Other sessions sponsored by BCBSND will also take place in other larger cities throughout the state during the month of October.
More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.

Rhoades Science Center Dedicated

October 7, 2013

To dedicate the renovation and addition of Valley City State University's Rhoades Science Center, several speakers were present at a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house Friday afternoon.

October 4th

Burchill Optimistic on Grain Project

October 4, 2013

Thursday, Nyle Burchill said he was optimistic that a proposed grain-handling facility with a loop railroad track could be built in the Pillsbury area.
On Monday Barnes County commissioners told Burchill about $6,000 in back taxes would have to be paid on land owned by Doris Smith before the grain-handling facility could be constructed by the Arthur Companies of Arthur, N.D.
More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.

Barnes County Jail Overcrowded

October 4, 2013

Barnes County States Attorney Lee Grossman is trying to come up with a solution to an overcrowded Barnes County jail.
Thursday he said, “the jail houses 30 to 32, and many of the inmates can't make bail. Less than 10 are serving sentences, and the rest are are (awaiting) court hearings because they can't meet bail, and a couple are awaiting extradition to other states.”
More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.

October 3rd

Bond Set at $1 Million for Murder Suspect

October 3, 2013

Cedric Chappell, a Valley City State University student accused of killing one man and injuring another in Minneapolis last weekend, did not waive extradition to Minnesota Wednesday, but instead asked for an extradition hearing.
Judge Jay Schmitz set Chappell's bond at $1 million at the request of Barnes County State's Attorney Lee Grossman at the recommendation of the State of Minnesota. Grossman explained to the court that not only did he consider Chappell a danger to the community, but Chappell may also be in danger from those who may seek retribution.

Local Student Earns Large ROTC Scholarship

October 3, 2013

Former Litchville man and University of North Dakota student Sean Opdahl received a $27,500 Army ROTC scholarship.
Opdahl, a junior at UND, said he received the scholarship after committing to stay in the National Guard.
His major is secondary social studies education, and he is involved with a campus and military ministry.
Read more in Thursday's Times-Record.

The Vault Coffee Shop and Bakery Grand Opening Set for Tomorrow

October 3, 2013

The Vault coffee shop and bakery opens its doors Friday at 11:30 a.m. After the ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:30 a.m there will be free samples of baked goods. On opening day The Vault will be serving sugar cookies, chocolate chip cookies, pretzels, mini cupcakes, pizza rolls, pumpkin truffles and rock candy.

The Vault is owned and operated by Kimberly “Kyly” Brekke and is the result of four years of restoration by her husband, David Brekke. The Vault is on the main floor of The Stavanger Building, which was originally built as The Bank of Valley City in 1919.

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