August 19th, 2013
The name of one of the drivers killed in a two-semi crash near Litchville last week has been released by the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
Allen Tofsrud, 46, of Leeds, N.D., died on the scene Wednesday after the crash that claimed the lives of both drivers.
Read more in Monday's Times-Record
Two Litchville-Marion students, one from Litchville and one from Dickey, were passengers in a one-car crash that killed the driver, Micah Wagner, 18, of Fullerton.
Wagner, along with four passengers â€“ Dylan Eull, 21, of Verona; Daniel Haugen, 18 of LaMoure; and two minors, ages 15 and 14 â€“ were northbound on a gravel road about 2.5 miles south of LaMoure. Wagner lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle entered the east ditch, went through a fence, into a pasture and overturned, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
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.
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.
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.
â€śEvery five years we do an intensive periodic inspection of the dam,â€ť said Rich Schueneman, manager of the dam for the Corps.
Schueneman said three engineers including a geotechnical and mechanical engineer â€świll come on site and walk all over the structure to identify any changes or issues.â€ť
Read more in Friday's Times-Record.
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.
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.
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.
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.