June 7th, 2013
A former Valley City resident and mayor of Halstad Minn., Steve Sortland, was charged with first-and third-degree sexual conduct in Norman County, Minn.,late last week.
Sortland, a 1988 Valley City High School graduate, was arrested on May 27 in Norman County during a traffic stop.
A Valley City singer and songwriter released his seventh album in four years this week. Country and gospel singer Greg Hager's latest album Cowboy Way is now available for purchase on his web store and for download on iTunes.
Hager has released seven original albums since 2009, including four country-western albums, two gospel albums and a Christmas album. Hager's daughter Hannah makes an appearance on his latest CD, singing on the tracks "He Taught Me to Yodel" and "I Will Run," a song Hager wrote for his daughter.
Thomas Jefferson will be coming to North Dakota Oct. 15 in the body of North Dakota historian Clay Jenkinson, who portrays the famous third U.S. president each week on Prairie Public Radio.
Jenkinson is being brought to town by Valley City State University's â€śWhat In The World Is Going On?â€ť series, the Barnes County Historical Society and the Valley City Public Schools.
More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.
Barnes County's move of the 9-1-1 dispatch center hit another snag recently. According to Valley City Building and Fire Inspector Dave Andersen, Barnes County needs to obtain a building permit and have an asbestos inspection done before remodeling space in the Barnes County Courthouse basement for a new dispatch center.
Read more in Thursday's Times-Record.
The interviewing committee for the elementary building principal position plans to recommend Chad Lueck to the Valley City Public Schools school board to receive a contract to be the new principal at Washington Elementary School.
Superintendent Dean Koppelman said in an email Wednesday that Lueck is originally from Lidgerwood, N.D. and graduated from Valley City State University with a major in Elementary Education. Â He received his Master's Degree from Tri-College University in Educational Leadership. Â
Read more in Thursday's Times-Record.
Local women who are faced with appearance-related side effects of cancer treatments are fortunate to have Look Good Feel Better classes available right here in Valley City. Each month classes are held at the Sheyenne Care Center where Terry Moritz, a local licensed cosmetologist, and eight-year volunteer with the American Cancer Society offers her time and professional talent to women who attend the class.
St. Catherine Parish Catholic Daughters of the Americas are holding their annual Rhubarb Run Fundraiser on Saturday, June 8.
People who have rhubarb they'd like to donate can call Sue Judd at 840-8816 or Anne Wuolu at 845-5242 for pick up.Â
June 5 is National Gingerbread Day, and in recognition, Elevate Within Peer Group would like to announce a gingerbread design competition in late November.
The competition, which has several sponsors, will consist of an adult and student competition. Entry will be free and open to anyone, according to Reverend Jennifer Pickard of Elevate Within.
Winners of the competition will be announced and prizes awarded on December 7 at the annual Holiday Extravaganza in Valley City. Regulations and additional information will be available in September.
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.