August 26th, 2013
Editorâ€™s note: with few exceptions, the Valley City Times-Recordâ€™s policy is to not print the names of those accused or arrested of crimes until that person has been convicted.
A Valley City man who fired several shots at two pit bull dogs he thought were going to attack him was arrested Thursday by the Valley City Police for disorderly conduct.
The accused, 24, was taken to the Barnes County Correctional Center where his bond was later posted by District 24 Representative Dwight Kiefert (R).
The Valley City High School cross country season was off to a hot start at the Jamestown "Orr"iginals Cross Country Meet at Centennial Forest Course, with temperatures in the high 80â€™s and humidity to match. The young Hi-Liners performed well in the overall competition of 15 teams, especially with many appearing in their first-ever meet.
The Second Annual Andrea Arbuckle Memorial Shootout and Ride the Hide Benefit Bull Bash on Aug. 24 in Litchville showcased local bull riding talent and hosted a silent auction to come to the aid of the Mike Sauer family of Valley City.
Litchville natives Tate and Taryl Smith competed in the Bull Bash in memory of their cousin Annie Arbuckle.
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Litchville native Tate Smith has organized the 2nd Annual Ride the Hide Bull Bash, to be followed by the Andrea "Annie" Arbuckle Memorial Shootout, on Aug. 24 in Litchville.
A street dance, sponsored by Uncle Dean's Tavern and the Bull Bash, and featuring the Dickinson-based band Outlaw Sippin', will follow the shootout. The Bull Bach will also feature a silent auction for the benefit of the Sauer family.
The late August sun hung over the northwest corner of Shelly Ellig Field for Valley City State's Red-vs.-White, open two-quarter running-clock scrimmage on Aug. 22.
Scores were left uncounted because the scrimmage was to be a showcase of Viking talent.
Freshman Kurtis Walls came in first at quarterback for the White team.
Carl Bjustad, 64, of Sheldon, was identified as the second victim in a fatal truck crash near Litchville Aug. 14.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol said in a release that Bjustad and Allan Tofsrud, 46, of Leeds, were both killed Aug. 14 when their semi trucks collided at the intersection of Highway 46 and Highway 1.
The NDHP said Tofsrud was traveling on Highway 46 and failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Highway 1 and struck Bjustad, who was traveling on Highway 1. Both trucks came to rest in the northeast ditch of the interchange.
Two Valley City auto dealerships are moving, allowing both to continue to grow. Stoudt-Ross Ford plans to build a new facility on Winter Show Road, and Miller Motors will move into the existing Ford building.
Stoudt-Ross Ford owner Steve Ross said it's a great time to be in business in the Valley City area and North Dakota as a whole.
A stray spark caused by discing on the Chuck Reidman farm 14 miles south of Valley City in Scandia Township caused a field fire about 2:26 p.m. Thursday, said Valley City Fire Chief Gary Retterath.
Retterath said Reidman was discing on his farm, when a spark ignited dead grass in a slough. "It wasn't very bad â€“ we wet it down so it wouldn't get into another field," Retterath said.
The fire chief blamed the fire on especially dry conditions.
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