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August 18th, 2014

Vault Appearing on NBC

August 18, 2014

Valley City's The Vault will soon appear on the NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, said David Brekke, who owns the coffee house operated on the honor system with wife Kimberly Brekke. More in Monday's Times-Record.

The Amazing Backpack Giveaway

August 18, 2014

The New Life Assembly of God church will host its first Amazing Backpack Give-Away at the church on August 18 and 19 from 5:30-9 p.m. when area students can pick up backpacks and back-to-school supplies free of charge. More in Monday's Times-Record.

August 15th

Former VCSU Student Convicted of Murder

August 15, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man who played college football in North Dakota has been convicted of killing one man and wounding another outside a Minneapolis club last fall.

A Hennepin County jury convicted Cedric Chappell Jr. on Thursday of murder and attempted murder. He's scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 11.
The 22-year-old played football at Valley City State University in Valley City, North Dakota.

He was charged in connection with an October gunfight outside the Blue Nile restaurant and bar in Minneapolis. Prosecutors say an argument broke out between two gangs, and 35 shots were fired.

VC Native Discovered Peggy Lee

August 15, 2014

Beverly Gay Duba, 95, a Valley City native now living in Saratoga, Calif., told the Times-Record she talked Peggy Lee into singing on KOVC radio for the first time after hearing Lee sing at a Valley City event in 1937. More in Friday's Times-Record.

Big Public Turn-Out for Wellness Center Unveiling

August 15, 2014

The Hi-Liner Activity Center was filled Wednesday as architects unveiled plans for a health, wellness and physical education center proposed by Valley City Parks and Recreation in conjunction with Valley City State University and Mercy Hospital. More in Friday's Times-Record.

August 14th

Fargo Force Announces Preseason and Home Opener

August 14, 2014

The Fargo Force announce a 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13 pre-season game against the Sioux Falls Stampede at Scheels Arena.

Tickets are $5 for adults and free for youth (12 and under) and for all 2014-15 season ticket holders.

Single game tickets for 2014-15 go on sale at 11 a.m. Aug. 19, and range from $9.95 to $25.95 in advance with a $3 extra per-ticket charge if purchased on the day of a game, and a $2 facility fee per single game ticket purchased.

VC Woman Wins $1,000 in Gas

August 14, 2014

Mariann Maine, Valley City, was the winner of the Times-Record's $1,000 gas giveaway. She was one of 19 who qualified to win $1,000 worth of gas certificates during the five-week contest. Of those 19, 17 were present at the Eagles Thursday evening for the final drawing.

Maine won a $500 gift certificate to Valley Service and a $500 gift certificate to Brothers III as the grand prize as well as a $20 gas gift certificate to Valley Service as a door prize.

"I can't believe it," Maine said. "I don't drive out of town that much, but I'll make good use of it."

Wellness Center Plans Unveiled

August 14, 2014

Residents filled the Hi-Liner Activity Center to learn more about a proposed wellness center Wednesday.

Architects unveiled plans for the $16 million center, which would likely be located on Eighth Avenue Southwest near the Bubble, and would include gymnasiums/open space, an aquatic center, a fitness area with an indoor track, child care area and office and classroom space.

Valley City Parks and Recreation would spearhead the project, with Valley City State University and Mercy Hospital as partners.

Fire Damages Roof on Thrivent Building

August 14, 2014

Fire, likely caused by an old exhaust fan, damaged the roof of the Thrivent building on Second Street, Valley City, Wednesday.

Valley City Fire Department responded to the call at about 2 p.m. Wednesday after reports of smoke in the building. Occupants of the building reported light smoke in the businesses on the main floor, with heavier smoke in the second floor apartments. Firefighters had difficulty, however, finding the source of the smoke, said VCFD Chief Gary Retterath, either by visual inspection and using thermal imaging, as the fire was contained to an area in the roof.

Throwback Thursday

August 14, 2014

The Valley City Times-Record plans to run a historical photograph each week on Thursdays submitted by our readers.

Wes Anderson, curator of the Barnes County Historical Society Museum agreed to start off the series and give our readers an idea what we are hoping will be submitted with this photo from the museum archives.

Photos can be of events or places in Barnes County from 10, 20, 30 years ago, or even older. We will publish at least one submitted photograph every week in the Valley City Times-Record.

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