August 15th, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) â€” A man who played college football in North Dakota has been convicted of killing one man and wounding another outside a Minneapolis club last fall.
A Hennepin County jury convicted Cedric Chappell Jr. on Thursday of murder and attempted murder. He's scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 11.
The 22-year-old played football at ValleyÂ City State University in ValleyÂ City, North Dakota.
He was charged in connection with an October gunfight outside the Blue Nile restaurant and bar in Minneapolis. Prosecutors say an argument broke out between two gangs, and 35 shots were fired.
Beverly Gay Duba, 95, a Valley City native now living in Saratoga, Calif., told the Times-Record she talked Peggy Lee into singing on KOVC radio for the first time after hearing Lee sing at a Valley City event in 1937. More in Friday's Times-Record.
The Hi-Liner Activity Center was filled Wednesday as architects unveiled plans for a health, wellness and physical education center proposed by Valley City Parks and Recreation in conjunction with Valley City State University and Mercy Hospital. More in Friday's Times-Record.
The Fargo Force announce a 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13 pre-season game against the Sioux Falls Stampede at Scheels Arena.
Tickets are $5 for adults and free for youth (12 and under) and for all 2014-15 season ticket holders.
Single game tickets for 2014-15 go on sale at 11 a.m. Aug. 19, and range from $9.95 to $25.95 in advance with a $3 extra per-ticket charge if purchased on the day of a game, and a $2 facility fee per single game ticket purchased.
Mariann Maine, Valley City, was the winner of the Times-Record's $1,000 gas giveaway. She was one of 19 who qualified to win $1,000 worth of gas certificates during the five-week contest. Of those 19, 17 were present at the Eagles Thursday evening for the final drawing.
Maine won a $500 gift certificate to Valley Service and a $500 gift certificate to Brothers III as the grand prize as well as a $20 gas gift certificate to Valley Service as a door prize.
"I can't believe it," Maine said. "I don't drive out of town that much, but I'll make good use of it."
Residents filled the Hi-Liner Activity Center to learn more about a proposed wellness center Wednesday.
Architects unveiled plans for the $16 million center, which would likely be located on Eighth Avenue Southwest near the Bubble, and would include gymnasiums/open space, an aquatic center, a fitness area with an indoor track, child care area and office and classroom space.
Valley City Parks and Recreation would spearhead the project, with Valley City State University and Mercy Hospital as partners.
Fire, likely caused by an old exhaust fan, damaged the roof of the Thrivent building on Second Street, Valley City, Wednesday.
Valley City Fire Department responded to the call at about 2 p.m. Wednesday after reports of smoke in the building. Occupants of the building reported light smoke in the businesses on the main floor, with heavier smoke in the second floor apartments. Firefighters had difficulty, however, finding the source of the smoke, said VCFD Chief Gary Retterath, either by visual inspection and using thermal imaging, as the fire was contained to an area in the roof.
The Valley City Times-Record plans to run a historical photograph each week on Thursdays submitted by our readers.
Wes Anderson, curator of the Barnes County Historical Society Museum agreed to start off the series and give our readers an idea what we are hoping will be submitted with this photo from the museum archives.
Photos can be of events or places in Barnes County from 10, 20, 30 years ago, or even older. We will publish at least one submitted photograph every week in the Valley City Times-Record.
Bethany Reiten, a resident of rural Kathryn, took second place for documentaries in the national 4-H Film Festival that took place in St. Louis, Aug. 2 to 6. More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Part of Woodbine Cemetery in Valley is getting a facelift. Tuesday, a pair of contractors began the task of straightening and securing gravestones of veterans â€“ some from as far back as the Civil War â€“ on an edge of the cemetery reserved for veterans. More in Wednesday's Times-Record.