August 15th, 2013
The Valley City State football team received votes in the NAIA Coaches' Preseason Top 25 Poll released on Monday.
The Vikings received 15 votes in the poll, dropping out of the Top 25 after being ranked No. 24 in both last year's postseason poll and this year's spring poll. VCSU is coming off a 7-3 season in 2012 and is the only team in the Dakotas that received votes in the preseason poll.Â
The Vikings will have a chance to shake up the poll when they play at top-ranked Morningside (Iowa) on Sept. 7.
The ladies at the ARC Thrift Store designated Wednesday as "Crazy Hat Day" and donned their best bonnets just for fun. See this photo in Thursday's Times-Record.
Barnes County has been able to escape any reported positive cases of rabies so far in 2013, but five cases were diagnosed in the region, said Dr. Beth Carlson, deputy state veterinarian.
Tuesday Carlson said one case was confirmed in LaMoure County, two were confirmed in Ransom County, one in Richland County and one in Stutsman.
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.
George Gaukler and his business partners in Valley City's Straus Mall are getting ready for a Sept. 1 public opening for the renovated downtown centerpiece.
Wednesday Gaukler said nearly all work on the structure was completed but the cleaning.
Gaukler is lead partner in Straus Mall Property LLC, the company owning the mall.
Read more in Thursday's Times-Record.
Valley City Public School superintendent Dean Koppelman gave a start of the school year report Monday during the school board's regular meeting.
The board addressed technology updates, including a new speaker system at Hanna Field, and two positions still needing filled, the nutrition services director and a family and consumer sciences teacher.
Read more in Wednesday's Times-Record.
On Thursday, the Valley City Public Schools will conduct its 2013-14 baseline concussion management tests for 10th graders who plan to participate in fall sports as well as any new students in grades 9-12 who plan to participate in fall sports.
Testing will run from 10 to 11 a.m. Students should report to the computer lab by 10 a.m.
Testing for seventh graders and new junior high students who plan to participate in fall sports will be held on Thursday, Aug. 22 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the junior high computer lab.
An accident Wednesday morning in southern Barnes County east of Litchville claimed the lives of two people.
The accident occurred at about 9 a.m. at the intersection of North Dakota Highway 1 and North Dakota Highway 46. A semi going eastbound on highway 46 failed to stop at the intersection of highway 1. A northbound truck struck the eastbound truck, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Both trucks came to rest in the northeast ditch of the interchange. Both drivers died on the scene. One driver was wearing seatbelts while the other was not.
Shirley Olson of Valley City was the winner of $1,000 in gas certificates at the Valley City Times-Record Free Gas Giveaway held at the Valley City Eagles Club Monday.
Read more in Tuesday's Times-Record.
The 2013 JakeStar Festival takes place Friday, Aug. 16 and Saturday, Aug. 17that the LaMoure County Memorial Park (Granny Park), just north of LaMoure.
Junior Achievement, a nonprofit organization aimed at inspiring young people to succeed in a global economy, now has a presence in Valley City.