July 18th, 2013
City/County Health will likely move into the First Community Credit Union building on Fourth Street, Valley City, later this year, and Barnes County Social Services will likely share the space.
During its regular meeting on Tuesday, Barnes County commissioners voted 3-2 to move forward with the purchase of the building asking that Barnes County State's Attorney look over a purchase agreement before one is entered into.
Read more in Thursday's Times-Record.
Valley City took on Shanley last night in two games of fastpitch softball, at home in Valley City. Shanley was playing with a somewhat depleted roster, and, in fact, had to borrow Haley Schnaidt from Valley City to fill out the squad.
Coach Erika Caulkins's team was all long-ball, pulling off two grand slams in the two games, plus several single- and multi-run homers. Danica Diegel was on the rubber for Valley City in game one, and with one exception threw the ball past Shanley batters.
Doctors at the Valley City Sanford Clinic will remain in Valley City, despite a decision by four clinic doctors to terminate their privileges at Mercy Hospital as of Aug. 1.
The four doctors who gave notice June 24 were Genevieve Govan, Dave Hochhalter, Misty Anderson and James Buhr.
Tuesday Paulette Amundson, vice president for Sanford Health regional clinics based in Fargo said â€śthe doctors are not leaving the clinic and are working with Mercy Hospital administration to try and resolve the dispute.â€ť
The local Sons of Norway is having a membership promotion next week at Valley City Crazy Day.
Elaine Nelson, International Director for the district four Sons of Norway, said, "We want to tell the people what the Sons of Norway organization offers to be a member."
They will have a booth set up at the annual street fair that also celebrates the 45th anniversary of the establishment of the Valley City Sons of Norway branch, Hjemdahl 4-481.
Valley City Commissioner Mary Lee Nielson, along with Sharon Buhr of ON THE MOVE!, and What in the World is Going On are encouraging everybody in town to get out and party with the neighbors at a block party.
From now through October, the group is encouraging neighborhoods throughout Valley City to hold parties in an effort to get to know each other as well as city leaders.
According to Nielson, Valley City is growing, and people "don't really know their neighbors." Holding a block party is a great way to get people together.
Read more in Thursday's Times-Record.
Valley City under 18 fast pitch softball is in town tonight. They take on Shanley, at 6 p.m.
Two seven inning games were played last night instead of the scheduled seven and five inning games. Officials decided to make up a June 17, rain-out in Kindred, between Valley City Post #60 and the Kindred Legion teams.
The first game was a real pitchers' duel had. Jaden Keys was on the mound for Valley City, and F. Andel was throwing for Kindred. Andel just threw heat, occasionally mixing in a cutter, but for seven innings, he made leather pop. Keys had his curve really working last night, to the point he was buckling batters' knees with it for seven innings.
Wes Anderson is aware of no Barnes County sites that are included on the Website Ghosts of North Dakota, but has plenty of now defunct Barnes County towns to nominate.
Anderson, curator of the Barnes County Historical Society Museum, said Tuesday there are scores of places which once housed people in Barnes County that have turned into ghost towns.
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.
No Federal Emergency Management funding will be available to Valley City residents to help rebuild after last month's summer storm. During a regular meeting of the Valley City Commission, Barnes County Emergency Manager Kim Franklin said because the Presidential Disaster Declaration covered only weather events for a month-long period from May 17 to June 16, FEMA funds would not be available for clean-up assistance after the June 20 storm.
Read more in Wednesday's Times-Record.
"It sure is pretty up here," Bruce Maynard said Tuesday afternoon as he hiked up a hill on the Kathryn Road with the cart he calls Sam. It wasn't the first time the Bellingham, Wash.-native has strolled up that same hill on the scenic byway. He was here about a year ago, during one of his many walks across the country.
During an interview Tuesday Maynard matter-of-factly said, "I'm just taking a stroll across America."