July 29th, 2013
The fifth annual Debbie Gabel Memorial Ride took place Saturday. About 170 riders on 130 motorcycles traveled more than 140 miles, starting in Valley City and crossing into four counties, to raise awareness of ovarian cancer and to raise money for research and the care of terminally ill patients.
The ride ended in Valley City and was followed by a silent auction, a raffle for a Polaris Ranger and a street dance, all in the name of the organizer's beloved wife, whom he lost to ovarian cancer.
Valley City State University has agreed to hire Cathy Hanek as the seventh head women's basketball coach in school history.
Hanek joins VCSU after a year as head coach at Miles Community College in Miles City, Mont. She officially takes over the Viking women's basketball program Aug. 19.
Last week, a toddler riding in a tractor with his father on their farm near Cayuga, N.D., fell out an open window and died after he was hit by one of the rear tires. The tractor was an older one with no air conditioning, so the windows were open for ventilation.
Deb Miller, blood drive coordinator for the two-day drive held in Valley City on July 16 and 17th saw 95 people volunteer to donate blood and 79 were able to give.
Miller said 18 people gave blood on the automated 2RBC machine which collects two units of red blood cells during the donation, so a total of 95 products were collected.
Five of the donors gave blood for the first time.
Read more in Friday's Times-Record.
Barnes County resident Gail Pederson is excited about her son, Evan Pederson, being named a reader reviewer for Backpacker Magazine.
"It was a fun process," said Evan. "It will be my first time working with editors, and on deadlines. I lived in Montana for eight years, and now live in Alaska."
More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
The old Valley Fashions building didn't remain without clothes for long. A new apparel and accessory store officially opened in the building Wednesday during Crazy Day.
Owners Tanya and Chad Couture said they had a lot of good feedback from the public during their soft opening.
"After yesterday (Wednesday), things kind of all fell into place," Tanya said.
Urban Couture was originally set to open in the Straus Mall, but once the Valley Fashions building became available, the owners decided to "take the leap."
Barnes County deputies arrested a man Tuesday after a brief chase in Barnes County. The suspect was wanted in Jamestown for allegedly stealing $15,000.
Shawn Teggatz, 48, of Jamestown, was arrested after the Barnes County Sheriff's Department received a tip from the owner of Prairie Haven Campground, located on the Eckelson Road south of I-94, that Teggatz, was there. Teggatz allegedly fled the scene but but was arrested near Valley City by Barnes County Deputy Steve Loibl.
Read more in Thursday's Times-Record.
Newly visible Valley City business Reign Realty chose Wednesday for its open house and ribbon cutting in the former Dakota Rose building, because Dakota Rose decided to have the ribbon cutting and open house for its new location the same day.
Donna Reign, owner of Reign Realty at 201 Central Ave. S., said she began the business in March of 2012, but this is the first time she has had a store-front to operate from.
Reign said the business sells homes and land, and both business and residential properties.
The North Dakota Community Foundation is now accepting grant applications for grants from its Unrestricted Fund. Eligible organizations in the state include those designated by the IRS Code as 501(c)(3) non-profit tax exempt groups or government agencies, such as a park district or school district.
Alicia Hoffarth, resource development specialist with the Valley City-Barnes County Development Corp., said Wednesday local non-profits seeking grants should check out the foundation's grants from its unrestricted fund to see if they are eligible.
More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.
Monsignor Dennis Skonseng, pastor of Valley City's St. Catherine Catholic Church, said Tuesday, "I am thankful and joyful to have a new bishop."
Bishop John Folda, the newly ordained bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Fargo, will speak at â€śFaith through the Agesâ€ť events July 30 at St. Catherineâ€™s Catholic Church in Valley City and Aug. 14 at St. Michaelâ€™s Catholic Church in Grand Forks.
The presentations begin at 7 p.m. and will be followed by refreshments and an opportunity to meet Bishop Folda.