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June 17th, 2013

Rally in the Valley

June 17, 2013

Sunny and warm weather arrived just in time for the weekend's Rally in the Valley community days. Children pick up candy during a Saturday morning parade. See more photos from the weekend's events on our Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/VCTimesRecord.

National Weather Service Predicts Tornado Increase

June 17, 2013

The National Weather Service in Grand Forks predicts more severe weather in Barnes County including tornados in 2013 than in 2012.
Greg Gust, warning coordinating meteorologist for the Grand Forks office, said Thursday he expects a normal amount of severe weather including tornados this season, compared with a light year for severe weather last summer.
More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.

Barnes County Relay For Life Selling Floating Lanterns

June 17, 2013

Organizers of Barnes County's 2013 Relay for Life will be selling ballon-carried floating lanterns to be released the night of the annual event set for Friday.
This year's relay will take place in downtown Valley City from 6 p.m. to midnight, said Betty Pedersen, one of the board members of the sponsoring organization. Pedersen said it has not yet been decided where the floating balloons will be released, but it will be someplace on Central Avenue.
More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.

June 14th

Group Formed To Save Bandshell

June 14, 2013

A new group calling itself Friends of the Bandshell has organized in an attempt to raise an estimated $150,000 needed to repair and build a foundation for the bandshell in Valley City's City Park.
Becky Heise, a member of the group, said the group met Thursday in the Barnes County Historical Society Museum to talk about what was needed and “to divvy up some tasks” on what will be needed.
Heise said the bandshell is currently on top of a collapsing basement damaged by floods in 2009 and 2011.
Read more in Friday's Times-Record.

Wheels at the Rally

June 14, 2013

Rally in the Valley community days weekend will have no shortage of wheels. A car show and vehicle events are set for Saturday, and a hill climb is planned for Sunday.
The Valley City Cruisers will hold its 15th annual car show Saturday at Rally in the Valley.
According to club president Terry Johnson, the group expects to attract about 120 cars, motorcycles, tractors and more at Central Avenue and Main Street for the event.
The Dakota Riders Motorcycle Club will hold its 35th annual Father's Day hill climb in Valley City Sunday as part of Rally in the Valley.

Vets Hang Flags in VC

June 14, 2013

Ron Tolstad, left, and Tom Nix, Korean War veterans and members of Valley City's Veterans of Foreign Wars club, are the reason Main Street is lined with American flags this summer. The two hung flags on light posts down the street for Memorial Day, and they will keep them up until Labor Day.
Nix said, "I think they should be put up to remind everybody this is America and we're not ashamed of them."

New Vehicle for Sheriff's Dept.

June 14, 2013

The Barnes County Sheriff's Department has two new vehicles, this AWD Taurus and a four-wheel-drive Tahoe, which will remain unmarked, replaced older vehicles in the fleet. The new vehicles have the advantage of being able to go through snow, the Tahoe allows extra storage space for necessary equipment.

June 13th

Senior Housing Needs Being Studied

June 13, 2013

A Region VI housing study commissioned by South Central Dakota Regional Council (SCDRC) reiterates the need for senior friendly housing options throughout the nine-county region.
Becky Thatcher-Kellerm of the South Central Dakota Regional Council said Wednesday the study includes Barnes County, Stutsman County and surrounding counties, “and mentions a specific area in Barnes County.
More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.

Oriska Man Arrested for Terrorizing

June 13, 2013

An Oriska man was arrested late Monday for terrorizing after he discharged a weapon within his home while people were present.
According to Barnes County Sheriff Randy McClaflin, at about 10:30 p.m. he and four deputies responded to a 9-1-1 call from Oriska after a 54-year-old man fired four shots from a handgun into a wall.
Read more in Thursday's Times-Record

Wagar Speech Coach of the Year

June 13, 2013

Valley City High School speech coach Eydie Wagar has been named North Dakota Class A Speech Coach of the Year for 2013 along with EDC coach of the year.
Wagar has been coaching speech at Valley City High School since the 2007-2008 school year.
More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.

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