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August 26th, 2013
Due to the heat and humidity in buildings, Valley City Public Schools is making some changes to the school times this week.
There will be no school on Wednesday, Aug. 28, Bryan Kriewald, technology coordinator, said in an email Monday afternoon.
School will start at regular time on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 29 and 30 but will be dismissed at 1:30 p.m. those days.
The Jefferson School picnic tonight and the Back to School Night at Washington Elementary on Thursday are still on as scheduled.
Valley City resident Mabel Miller celebrated her 90th birthday Aug. 3 at the Legacy Place.
The Valley City Barnes County Public Library is going modern, starting a new catalog interface readers will be able to reach from the library homepage.
Library Director Steve Hammel said Friday, â€śPatrons will be able to log on and look at their account. They will be able to renew online, look at their account, see what's out and when it's due.â€ť
More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
A Valley City man was arrested early Friday for possession of child pornography.
According to a press release from Valley City Police Chief Fred Thompson, the VCPD was contacted by a man who alleged the man was in possession of child pornography. After interviewing the woman, and investigation was started.
Editorâ€™s note: with few exceptions, the Valley City Times-Recordâ€™s policy is to not print the names of those accused or arrested of crimes until that person has been convicted.
A Valley City man who fired several shots at two pit bull dogs he thought were going to attack him was arrested Thursday by the Valley City Police for disorderly conduct.
The accused, 24, was taken to the Barnes County Correctional Center where his bond was later posted by District 24 Representative Dwight Kiefert (R).
Carl Bjustad, 64, of Sheldon, was identified as the second victim in a fatal truck crash near Litchville Aug. 14.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol said in a release that Bjustad and Allan Tofsrud, 46, of Leeds, were both killed Aug. 14 when their semi trucks collided at the intersection of Highway 46 and Highway 1.
The NDHP said Tofsrud was traveling on Highway 46 and failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Highway 1 and struck Bjustad, who was traveling on Highway 1. Both trucks came to rest in the northeast ditch of the interchange.
Two Valley City auto dealerships are moving, allowing both to continue to grow. Stoudt-Ross Ford plans to build a new facility on Winter Show Road, and Miller Motors will move into the existing Ford building.
Stoudt-Ross Ford owner Steve Ross said it's a great time to be in business in the Valley City area and North Dakota as a whole.
A stray spark caused by discing on the Chuck Reidman farm 14 miles south of Valley City in Scandia Township caused a field fire about 2:26 p.m. Thursday, said Valley City Fire Chief Gary Retterath.
Retterath said Reidman was discing on his farm, when a spark ignited dead grass in a slough. "It wasn't very bad â€“ we wet it down so it wouldn't get into another field," Retterath said.
The fire chief blamed the fire on especially dry conditions.
Read the AP Top 25 poll, which appears regularly on the www.times-online.com web site. The most recent poll was released Aug. 17. Every week college football fans anxiously await the release of the AP Top 25 poll.
The Arc of Barnes County recently presented Hilary Larson, a senior at Minnesota State University-Moorhead, with a $1,000 scholarship to help further her education, said Lavonne Lawrence.
ARC board members Barb Cook and Ken Merkes presented Larson with a check for winning the 2013 Arc of Barnes Scholarship at the August ARC board meeting.
More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.