November 6th, 2014
A new hotel is set to be built in Valley City sometime this winter. The GrandStay Hotel and Suites will be managed by Discover Lodging Management, Inc., the same company that manages the AmericInn Lodge and Suites and Bridges Bar and Grill.
The hotel is being developed by a group of local Valley City residents, VC Lodging, LLC, and will feature a variety of guest rooms including extended stay suites. The GrandStay, located across the street from the AmericInn on Winter Show Road, will also feature a pool.
More in Thursday's Times-Record.
MarketPlace Foods and other sponsors of the annual â€śStuff a Truck With Holiday Spiritâ€ť drive for the Barnes County Food Pantry are getting ready to start this year's event, said Angela Van Bruggen, student council advisor and social studies and math teacher for the Valley City High School. More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.
The Valley City Times-Record plans to run a historical photograph each week on Thursdays submitted by our readers.
Allen Boumont brought in this photograph from about five years ago showing Veterans of the North Dakota National Guard 141st Engineer Combat Battalion gathering to mark the deactivation of the unit.
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.
Valley City Mayor Bob Werkhoven joined officials from Barnes County, North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT), and Valley City Barnes County Development Corporation today to celebrate the completion of 7th Street SE and the I-94 Business Loop construction projects in Valley City. More in Wednesday's Times-Record.
With Tuesday night's 3-0 (25-18, 25-10, 25-18) regular season road sweep of Wahpeton, Hi-Liner volleyball (8-12 Eastern Dakota Conference, 21-14 overall) sealed the seventh EDC Tournament seed and a play-in date with No. 10 Grand Forks Central (1-19 EDC, 3-28 overall) set for 6 p.m. Friday at the Hi-Liner Activity Center.
Friday's match follows Sept. 11's Hi-Liner sweep (25-16, 25-23, 25-16) at Central and Oct. 28's Valley City home sweep (25-14, 25-16, 25-18).
Unofficial numbers are in; Valley City Ballot Measures 2 and 3 passed Tuesday paving the way for the community-based Valley Health, Wellness and Physical Education Center and funding for permanent flood protection in the city.
Valley City Measure 3, which passed by slim margin with a 1,184 to 1,132 vote, will extend a current 1/2 percent city sales tax, originally approved for funding of the the Hi-Liner Activity Center, and allocate no more than 17 percent of the tax â€“ up to $3,000,000 â€“ to the Valley City Health Wellness and Physical Education Center.
With all 15 Barnes County precincts reporting, Mike Metcalf leads Phil Leitner 311 (54 percent) votes to 257 (45 percent) for the Barnes County Commission District 2 seat, and Bill Carlblom leads Ryan Mathis 321 (57 percent) votes to 232 (41 percent) for the Barnes County District 3 seat.
All 15 Barnes County precincts report 61 percent no votes and 38 percent on Barnes County Measure 1, which increases the fee of $1 per month per communication connection be increased to $1.50 per month.
Valley City voters at the polls approved Valley City Measures 2 and 3, which take an existing half percent sales tax, currently being used to fund the Hi-Liner Activity Center, to help pay for flood protection and the proposed Valley City Health, Wellness and Physical Education, respectively.
Valley City voters at the polls opposed Valley City Measure 1, which allows the Valley City City Commission to grant a property tax exemption to a new or expanding retail sector business during the taxable year 2015 or 2016, by 33 votes.
Varsity, featuring Drew Oberlander, Levi Nix, Matthew Lyter, Austin Lura, Laine Schwehr and Collin Lura, opened against Moorhead with back-and-forth wins, 145-160, 147-119, 125-142 and 166-144 that brought the match down to the fifth and final game. There was no magic on the lanes, but enough for a win at 115-97. Collin Lura led Varsity with five strikes, a spare, two errors and a 75 percent fill.
Barnes County North (4-7 District 5, 7-20 overall) carried the fifth seed into Oct. 30â€™s District 5 Volleyball Tournament Quarterfinals in Ellendale, where they fell 3-0 to Ellendale, defeated No. 8 Litchville-Marion/Montpelier (0-11 District 5, 0-26 overall) 3-0 on Oct. 31 and fell 3-1 to No. 2 Oakes in Mondayâ€™s Regional qualifier.
Litchville-Marion Montpelier fell 3-0 to No. 1 LaMoure in Oct. 30â€™s quarterfinals.
Shelby Brown (5-foot, 7-inch outside hitter) and Abby Undem (5-foot, 10-inch outside hitter) are this yearâ€™s Bison seniors.