January 9th, 2015
A new phone scam involving an angry man claiming to be the victim of a hit-and-run accident has hit the area.
The scam involves using a spoofed phone number so it appears to be a call from a local number. The caller, who is usually belligerent, claims the victim damaged his vehicle and demands insurance information and/or payment for the damages.
More in Friday's Times-Record.
Valley City and Barnes County had a chance to meet new Valley City State University President Dr. Tisa Mason in an informal reception from 4â€“6 p.m., Wednesday in the Student Center Skoal Room on the VCSU campus.
The following Valley City Public Schools activities have been cancelled due to poor weather conditions:
Gymnastics in Wahpeton: make-up date to be determined
Girls hockey in Jamestown: make-up date to be determined
Junior high boys basketball in Carrington: no make-up
Ninth-grade girls basketball in Enderlin: no make-up
Practices will still be held on time. That may change and and will be announced if conditions worsen.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) and the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) has extended a Travel Alert for the Devils Lake, Valley City, Grand Forks and surrounding areas in the northeast region of the state due to blowing and drifting snow creating reduced visibility. A Travel Alert means conditions are such that motorists can still travel in these areas, but should be advised of rapidly changing conditions. Motorists are encouraged to reduce speeds and drive according to the conditions.
Valley City City Commissioners approved a resolution setting license fees for Valley City pets at its regular meeting Tuesday.
Under the new ordinance, which was written with advisement from the Sheyenne Valley Friends of Animals, the license fees for dogs and cats will be $15 for two years payable at the Valley City Police Department.
More in Thursday's Times-Record.
While fire burned in Cassie Earle's attic for at least a day before smoke woke her daughter who alerted the family, her smoke detectors, recently purchased and armed with new batteries, remained silent while the family slept.
Both of Valley City State Universityâ€™s online degree programs â€• its Master of Education (M.Ed.) and Bachelorâ€™s Degree programs â€• have been nationally ranked in the 2015 U.S. NewsBest Online Programs. More in Thursday's Times-Record.
This year's Cafe Concert will bring the audience through all the stages of life. Valley City High School music students are busy rehearsing a variety of songs that reflect each stage of life from early childhood to adulthood.
The 27th annual Valley City High School Cafe Concert, called "Life's a Journey," will be held at the Hi-Liner Activity Center Saturday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 25 at 3 p.m. and Monday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. The event features five choirs from the Valley City Junior Senior High School, the sixth-grade choir and the jazz band.
A Watford City man was arrested in Valley City early Thursday Morning on charges of a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance and possession of narcotics paraphernalia.
The suspect was arrested driving a white, 2014 Dodge 3500 pickup truck after a traffic stop in the 100 block of South Central Avenue where police found a firearm, quantities of a product believed to be marijuana and multiple small packages of white powder along with several items of narcotics paraphernalia.
Read more in Thursday's Times-Record.
Cassie Earles feels blessed to live in a caring community. An attic fire in her rented Valley City home Monday left Cassie and her four girls displaced for the time being, but already members of the community have stepped up to help the family out.
A fund has been set up for the family at Dacotah Bank under Cassie's cousin Jennifer Miklas's name. Anyone wishing to donate should just mention Cassie's fund, said Jennifer.
More in Wednesday's Times-Record.