June 5th, 2013
Valley City officials and George Gaukler said Tuesday they are pleased with a Sheyenne River bank stabilization project on Main Street adjacent to the Marketplace and the Old Elks Apartments.
Said Valley City Mayor Bob Werkhoven, â€śIt's working as planned, and working real well. I was watching it when the river was at 2,000 cubic feet per second, and when it (the water speed and depth) dropped down, it still looked good.â€ť
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.
As the owner of two pickup trucks customized with the ability to run through very deep mud, local resident HJ Norman wanted his hometown to have the same experience he and his family does when they play in the mud. Next week, the Valley City resident has the chance to show what his trucks are made of and help the North Dakota Winter Show run its very first mud bogs during Rally in the Valley community days weekend June 15-16.
The mud bogs will be held Saturday, June 15 at 4 p.m. Gates open at 2 p.m., and there will be concessions of food and beer.
For the first time Valley City's Sheyenne Valley Soap Box Derby planned for Saturday will be run by the new Sheyenne Valley Soap Box Derby Club.
People can support the club financially this year by buying ducks for the â€śDucking Down the Sheyenneâ€ť raffle. On June 15 during the annual Rally in the Valley event, "ducks" will be dropped off the footbridge at City Park. The top 10 ducks will receive Chamber or Commerce bucks. The first place winner will receive $500 worth of Chamber bucks.
More in Tuesday's issue of the Valley City Times-Record.
The occupant of an apartment on Central Avenue South received minor burns and the apartment was heavily damaged in a fire early Sunday morning, said Valley City Fire Chief Gary Retterath.
Valley City firefighters responded to the fire at 3:42 a.m., and discovered the fire in an upstairs apartment in a bedroom of the rental house.
More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Spring planting has been hindered by rain, but is still near complete.
According to North Dakota State University Extension Service Agent for Barnes County Randy Grueneich, quite a few area farmers are finished planting corn and are down to planting beans and sunflowers. Statewide, corn planting is about 84 percent complete, compared to 100 percent this time last spring when weather was warm and dry.
Read more in Tuesday's Times-Record.
Valley City Parks and Recreation began its summer youth activities Monday. Activities include baseball, tennis, golf, swimming lessons and track for youth of all ages in the area.
Recreation manager Amy Pederson said registration is still open for some events, and people can still register for events already started for a $10 late fee. She said to stop by the Rec Center or call (701) 845-3294 to register.
This summer's vacation packing should include more than swimsuits and sunscreen. This summer, before leaving on vacation, be sure to pack a recent issue of the Valley City Times-Record.
Readers who send a photo of themselves reading the Times-Record at their vacation destination will have their photos published and posted on the T-R website.
In mid-summer and again at the end of summer, the Times-Record will hold a random drawing of everyone who sent a photo for a free subscription.
People in Valley City have one more event to attend June 15 and 16 for Rally in the Valley community days. The first ever North Dakota Winter Show mud bogs will be that Saturday afternoon.
The mud bogs will be held outside on the west side of the Winter Show building Saturday, June 15; gates open at 2 p.m.
Mud bog are a race in which the goal is to drive a vehicle through a pit of mud of a set length. Winners are determined by the distance traveled through the pit.
Recently the U.S. Census Bureau released a statistic that may not surprise many, North Dakota has the highest rate of bars per capita in the nation with Wisconsin following closely behind. Barnes County and Valley City, however, actually have more bars per capita than the state as a whole. To learn the numbers and learn why this may be, read Friday's Times-Record.
This summer, youth spotted wearing a helmet during appropriate summer activities could find themselves being treated to free Dairy Queen ice cream by the Barnes County Sheriff's Department.
During the summer months, children across the state will be rewarded with a free Dairy Queen ice cream when spotted wearing a helmet while riding a bike, skateboard, scooter or wearing inline skates.
When "caught," law enforcement will "cite" the child by issuing them a mock ticket. The ticket will include a coupon for a free small ice cream cone at participating Dairy Queen restaurants.