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January 3rd, 2014

Frosty the Snow Giant

January 3, 2014

John Borg and family had a little fun over Christmas. And a little help from some hydraulics. They transformed a pile of snow into a giant snowman. It’s a good thing that’s a five gallon bucket and not a magic hat, because if that Frosty laughed and played, he might flatten a couple of cars.

BC Adjusts Budget At Special Session

January 3, 2014

The Barnes County Commission met in special session to address year-end business on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 with Eldred Knutson, John Froelich, Rodger Berntson, and Cindy Schwehr present. Phil Leitner was absent. More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.

Kettles Were Overflowing: Another Record Year for Salvation Army

January 3, 2014

Barnes County's Salvation Army continues to raise more money each year. Breaking another record, the organization raised $58,047.54 this year, $18,000 more than its goal and $3,000 more than the amount raised last year.
The local Salvation Army set a goal of raising $40,000 during this year's annual red kettle drive and far exceeded it. Last year, they raised about $55,000.
"Words cannot say how humbled all of us are by the wonderful graces that God has bestowed on us again this year in our Salvation Army bell ringing campaign," said Lee Isensee, chairman.

January 2nd

Bjork, Magunuson Wrestlers of the Week

January 3, 2014

Hi-Liner 8th-grader Rylee Bjork is the Dec. 16 - 22 Farmers Union Insurance Wrestler of the Week and sophomore Jordan Magnuson the Dec. 23 - 29 Wrestler of the Week, Farmers Union announced Thursday.

Read this story in Friday's Times-Record.

Nudell's 33 Lifts Maple Valley

January 3, 2014

Lady Raiders basketball hosted Griggs County Central on Thursday night and trailed 7-6 after a quarter, but halfcourt trap double-teams and a 17-point second quarter from sophomore Rylee Nudell put Maple Valley up 34-14 at halftime en route to a runaway 63-23 win.

PHOTOS: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.469057786537982.1073741892.116...

Read this story in Friday's Times-Record.

Christmas Tree Pickup Begins Monday

January 2, 2014

Valley City Public Works crews will pick up Christmas trees on the boulevard starting Mon, Jan. 6.

Top Local Stories of 2013

January 2, 2014

Times-Record reporters Paul Riemerman, Bonnie Jo Conley-Hanson and Heidi Harris look back at the top local stories of 2013.
In no particular order, news staff chose these as the top happenings in Barnes County from the past year:

*A multiple-vehicle crash in downtown Valley City this summer left two women seriously injured.

*Rebuilding of Ninth Avenue Northwest was completed in late 2013.

*A massive summer flash flood left many Valley City businesses and homes and two schools damaged.

WARNING: Phone Scam Affecting Area Cell Phones

January 2, 2014

The Valley City Police Department is warning residents about a reported phone scam.
According to Police Chief Fred Thompson, some residents have received calls from a 473 area code. The phone rings a few times then stops.
DO NOT return call to this number, said Thompson. Callers reported the number is for an adult entertainment service; callers heard pornographic content upon returning the call. In addition, said Thompson, the exchange is a Granada phone number, and callers could be charged for an international phone call.

December 31st, 2013

UPDATE: Road Closures Due to Casselton Explosion

December 31, 2013

The following roads in Cass County are closed as a result of the Casselton, ND train derailment:
-Cass County Road 10 from N.D. State Highway 18 to N.D. State Highway 23
-154th Ave from 35th St to 36th St.

December 30th

Valley City to Host Jan. 10-11 Special Olympics Winter Games

December 31, 2013

Valley City will host the 2014 Special Olympics North Dakota State Winter Games for the third straight year, SOND announced on Dec. 11.

Read this story in Tuesday's Times-Record.

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