May 14th, 2015
Due to deteriorating road conditions, the Barnes County Highway Department on Thursday morning closed Barnes County Highway No. 32, two miles west of county road No. 7 and 2 Â˝ miles east of the Stutsman County line for a distance of one mile. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes and to use caution while traveling on all county gravel roads.
Jamie Smith, an administrative assistant with the Barnes County Highway Department, said Thursday the road has been closed due to a combination of rain and â€śsoft road conditions.â€ť She speculated the road could be closed for several days.
The Valley City Times-Record plans to run a historical photograph each week submitted by our readers.
Wes Anderson, curator of the Barnes County Historical Society Museum provided this photograph taken of the 1941 College High School football team.
That year 19 of the football team's members had their photographs taken, along with the team's coach and student coach.
Photos can be of people, events or places in Barnes County from 10, 20, 30 years ago, or even older. Please submit photographs by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or drop them by our office at 146 Third Street NE.
Jared Lentz shot a 76 at an EDC qualifier in Carrington Wednesday. See Thursday's Times-Record to read more.
The Hi-Liners hosted the Blue White Classic Tuesday afternoon.
A Fessenden, N.D. man was arrested Sunday night after driving through a fence on a Valley City property and attempting to use a six-year-old as a human shield from a taser.
Brent Messmer, 28, was arrested after 9-1-1 calls were made regarding a white pickup that was seen speeding on Fifth Avenue Northeast and later drove through a fence in the 1000 block of 12th Avenue Southeast. Upon responding to the area, Valley City Police Department officers found the driver of the pickup and a young female walking in the area, according to a media release from VCPD Chief Fred Thompson.
Junior the therapy dog smiles at the Valley City Public Schools recognition and social banquet Wednesday, May 6 at the Hi-Liner Activity Center Lobby. Junior worked with Alaine Toso in the Title I department of Valley City Junior High School and Jefferson Elementary School. Both will retire the end of this school year.
The VCHS Blue and White Track Meet will be held Tuesday, May 12, at 3 p.m. at VCSU. It was rescheduled from Monday, May 11, due to inclement weather.
Two area residents were arrested Friday by the Barnes County Sheriff's Office for their roles in thefts from a rural Dazey farm.
Nicholas Barr Cascone, 37, of Dazey, and Autumn Lynn Rasmusson, 28, of Dazey, were arrested in Grand Forks County after the sheriff's office recovered a stolen vehicle, two stolen firearms and some farm equipment reported stolen from a rural Dazey farm, according to a press release from the Barnes County Sheriff's Office.
Valley City Clean Up Week will be held from Monday, May 11 to Friday, May 15. The free pickup and disposal is for residential waste only. Valley City residents are asked to put their garbage, including the extra, in their regular pick up spot by 7 a.m. on their regular garbage pickup day. There is no limit on the number of bags, cans, boxes, etc and no extra charge. A full list of what will not be picked up is available on the city's website, www.valleycity.us.
Tuesday, May 12