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August 16th, 2013

UPDATE: Victims Identified in BC Crash

August 16, 2013

Two women were seriously injured in a multi-vehicle crash Friday in Valley City.
Sandra Burchill, 69, and Geraldine Knutson, 65, both of Valley City, were reportedly seriously injured in the incident which took place on East Main Street and Second Avenue at about 5 p.m., according to Sgt. Troy Wolf of the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

Local Couple's Granddaughter Gets Nashville Record Deal

August 16, 2013

The granddaughter of local couple Lon and Sharon Sinness has been signed to a record label and will begin recording country music in Nashville later this month.
Caitlin Sinness, 11, known by her stage name Caitlin, is the daughter of Candy Sinness, who is the daughter of Lon and Sharon.
Lon was a crop duster for over 20 years in the Dazey area, and Candy attended school in North Central, now known as Barnes County North.

Corps Cutting Baldhill Dam flows For Inspection

August 16, 2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will complete a periodic inspection of Baldhill Dam, located northeast of Valley City, N.D., early next week.
“Every five years we do an intensive periodic inspection of the dam,” said Rich Schueneman, manager of the dam for the Corps.
Schueneman said three engineers including a geotechnical and mechanical engineer “will come on site and walk all over the structure to identify any changes or issues.”
Read more in Friday's Times-Record.

Band Shell Group at $53K

August 16, 2013

As of Thursday, Friends of the City Park Band Shell had raised $53,900 in cash toward the estimated $150,000 cost of building a new foundation for the historic structure in City Park, said Becky Heise.
She estimated the total cost of the project will be about $150,000.
Along with the donations, Heise said the group has applied for $32,500 in grants. If all the grants are awarded, the group would be more than halfway to its goal at $86,400.
Read more in Friday's Times-Record.

August 15th

Man Suing VC for $25,000

August 15, 2013

Nathan Preston, who became embroiled with law enforcement on July 28 after he fired several shots at a pair of pit bull dogs with a .40 cal. handgun, has filed a $25,000 lawsuit in small claims court claiming false arrest and that city officials have violated his right to defend himself by confiscating two of his weapons including one he claims was not used in the shooting.

Large Northern Caught in Sheyenne River

August 15, 2013

Jeremiah Komrosky, Valley City, caught an 18-pound northern "somewhere in the Sheyenne," mid June.
Komrosky, who works at Valley City State University, said as he was reeling the fish in, it felt like a log going down the river.
"As I was reeling it in, I could actually see it and as it got to the shore, it took a big leaping jump towards me," he said.

VCSU FB Team Gets Votes In Poll

August 15, 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. 
The Vikings will have a chance to shake up the poll when they play at top-ranked Morningside (Iowa) on Sept. 7.

Crazy Hat Day at Thift Shop

August 15, 2013

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.

Rabies Cases Found In Southeastern North Dakota

August 15, 2013

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.

Straus Mall Public Opening Set

August 15, 2013

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.

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