September 24th, 2014
For Jeff and Joe Bertus, brotherly love goes along with rodeo.
The brothers are both bull riders, and are good at it, too; both are ranked in pro rodeoâ€™s regional standings for the Dakotas, the Badlands Circuit, as No. 2 and No. 3, respectively.
They grew up in Avon, S.D., with Jeff the elder brother by two years. After
the boys watched the movie â€śEight Seconds,â€ť featuring bull rider Lane Frost, they fell in love with the thought of bull riding.
â€śWe thought it was the coolest thing in the world,â€ť Joe said.
Each week, local law enforcement asks for help from the community in locating individuals who have warrants out for their arrest.
Eronna Marie "Dutchess" Laroque is wanted on a bench warrant for failure to participate in the 24/7 program resulting from original charges of driving while license is suspended, a class B misdemeanor, and operating a vehicle under the influence of liquor or drugs, a class B misdemeanor.
Laroque, 27, is a native American female with brown hair and brown eyes. She is five feet, nine inches tall and weighs 165.
The City County Health District is requesting $455,321 for public health and $168,145 for home health for its 2015 budget, or a total of $623,466. More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Valley City's Young Professionals Network will sponsor an informational session about three of the eight measures to be decided by North Dakota voters Nov. 4 on the Valley City State University Campus Thursday, Oct. 2. More in Wednesday's Times-Record.
Costumes, candy, prizes and plenty of fun ruckus will soon emerge at the Valley City Recreation Center Gymnasium during the 10th annual Ruckus at the Rec Halloween celebration, held by Valley City Parks and Recreation District on Friday, Oct. 17 from 6-8 p.m. In order to make the free event possible, volunteers are needed. More in Wednesday's Times-Record.
A Tower City man was injured in a crash Monday around 4 p.m. when the 2004 Chevrolet pickup he was driving struck a 1989 GMC pickup driven by a Cooperstown man who failed to stop at a stop sign.
A release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol says Robert Roth, 55, Tower City, was driving his pickup eastbound on Highway 200 through Cooperstown when David Hoverson, 67, of Cooperstown, who was northbound on a county road drove through a stop sign at Highway 200.
Jamie Smith, a nine-year veteran employee of the Barnes County Highway Department, has been awarded a 2014 Excellence in County government Award by the North Dakota Association of Counties. More in Tuesday's Times-Record.
Curves of Valley City celebrated twelve years with a grand re-opening and a ribbon cutting with a Chamber of Commerce â€śBusiness After Hours.â€ť More in Tuesday's Times-Record.
Girls from Girl Scout Troop 30830 in Valley City believe speeding traffic on the street in front of the Valley City Recreation Center is dangerous to kids and adults crossing from the Valley City Recreation Center on Fourth Street Southeast to the parking lot on the opposite side of the street, so they've taken steps to remedy what they think is a serious problem in their community while earning an award in the process. More in Tuesday's Times-Record.
Starting last weekend, all Valley City area schools and grocery stores including MarketPlace Foods and Leevers Foods, are working together to earn donations from the Gold'n Plump brand of deli rotisserie chicken.More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.