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August 23rd, 2012

No Injuries in Early Morning House Fires

August 23, 2012

The burning smell could be detected throughout downtown Valley City in the early morning hours on Wednesday, but only those in the vicinity of the 400 block of Fifth Avenue Southwest could identify the source.

August 22nd

State: No Off-Road Vehicles at Clausen Springs Park

August 22, 2012

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will be posting signs at Clausen Springs prohibiting motorized, off-road vehicles anywhere in the park.

City Will Fix Traffic Lights, Pavement Markings in VC

August 22, 2012

The Valley City City Commission approved bids for the repair of malfunctioning traffic lights and improvement to pavement markings on concrete roads Monday during their regular meeting.

The city commission approved the low bid and awarded contract to Northstar Safety, Inc. for pavement marking improvements in the amount of $119,406.20. The project is funded by state highway money, which the city receives annually.

Barnes Ablaze Scattered Fires Give VCRFD a Busy Tuesday

August 22, 2012

A Canadian Pacific Railroad engineer sounded his train horn in support as five fire trucks from the Rogers and Valley City Rural Fire Departments battled a scattered fire a couple miles east of State Highway 1 in Stewart Township at about 5:50 p.m. on Wednesday. The crews would later be joined by a sixth engine from VCRFD as they fought the fourth fire reported in the county on Tuesday afternoon.

August 21st

Faith In Action Launches ‘Community Coats’

August 21, 2012

Fargo TV station KVLY’s Coats for Kids program, which supplied winter coats for children in need during the early fall months, has ended after a 25-year run and 11 years of operation in Valley City.

However, due to Mercy Hospital’s Faith In Action and some local volunteers, Valley City kids – and now adults – will not have to go cold this winter.

Faith In Action Community Coats will offer donated coats at the old St. Paul’s Church on Fourth Street in southwest Valley City tentatively on Friday, Oct. 5, Saturday, Oct. 6, or both days.

Are Kids Tested Too Much?

August 21, 2012

Teachers, administrators, parents and students are racing to get ready for the first day of school. Superintendent Dean Koppelman said the school needs help from parents to get students registered for classes and bussing.

North Dakota requires 175 days of classroom instruction per academic year, and with the amount of required testing students face, Koppelman wondered at Monday’s school board meeting if students are tested too much.

24-Hour Theatre Starts Friday

August 21, 2012

BWhen theatre student Burke Tagney walks into Valley City State University’s Vangstad Auditorium Friday, he won’t know what to expect. He does know that in just 24 hours, audience will be at their seats in anticipation for a series of plays created in just one day.

Tagney will be a participant in the 24-hour Theatre Extravaganza, which is hosted by VCSU’s Theatre Department and open to the entire community.

August 20th

VCSU volleyball loses opening games

August 20, 2012

The Valley City State University volleyball team showed glimpses of what its deep front line was capable of in Saturday's season opening losses to Waldorf (Iowa) College and Jamestown College.
Given the chances, the rotating barrage of Aurissa Martens, Jill Noeske, Rachel Hummel, Alley Theroux and Kelsey Labodi had no problem trying for kills.
The problem, especially in a three game loss to Jamestown, was a back line that struggled to get balls to its setter to run the offense as planned.

Police Patrol Parks After Dark

August 20, 2012

Valley City Police are stepping up patrol after a rash of suspicious activity and now a Monday-night arson were reported in Valley City’s Chautauqua and City Parks.

“We had some people call in and say that there were some people down there that looked kind of suspicious,” said Tyler Jacobson, Valley City Parks and Recreation director.

“We called the police and asked if they step up their patrol. We’ve also had a couple of fires going on out at Chautauqua; a couple individuals burned up one of garbage cans completely and burned one of our dumpsters too.”

Clausen Springs Project Completed

August 20, 2012

A 1.5 mile stretch of smooth, new blacktop now rises, falls, twists and turns as it winds from the opening gate of Clausen Springs around the southern half of the lake to the Clausen Springs Dam. The road was finished last week and is the final piece of the restoration of the park after it was devastated during spring flooding in 2009.

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