June 24th, 2014
At 1:32 p.m. Saturday, the shadow of a 38-foot utility pole perfectly lined-up with a rock alignment at Medicine Wheel Park in Valley City marking local apparent noon and the moment summer arrived locally.
More in Tuesday's Times-Record.
Valley City State University President Dr. Steven Shirley recently presented three VCSU Distinguished Service Awards, two at the annual VCSU Foundation Recognition Luncheon June 16, along with an award at a special recognition event June 10. More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Northern Barnes County town Sibley, located next to Lake Ashtabula, is hosting a day of family fun this Saturday.
The annual Sibley Days celebration will take place at the Sibley Crossing all day Saturday.
More in Tuesday's Times-Record.
Jason Cushing of Jamestown observed International GO Skateboarding Day Saturday with a group of friends at the skateboard park in Valley City.
The official holiday was the brainchild of the International association of Skateboard Companies as a way to make skateboarding more accessible. The name likely came from "No Skateboarding" signs that skaters changed to "Go Skateboarding."
Three lawyers have been named as finalists to fill the Southeast Judicial District judgeship vacancy created by the June retirement of Judge John Paulson.
Barnes County States Attorney Carl Martineck said Friday that the finalists named by the Judicial Nominating Committee are: Cherie L. Clark, Moorhead, Minn., Troy J. LeFevre, Jamestown, and Jerod E. Tufte, Dawson.
More in Monday's Times-Record.
Now that Barnes County has all but completed leftover road projects from 2013 with only seeding left, commissioners approved five new projects for 2015. More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
Valley City Babe Ruthâ€™s older contingent swept Linton 11-0 and 11-1 in Fridayâ€™s District road games before seven runs in the fourth inning lifted the younger bunch to an 8-7 Fifth-Place Game comeback at the Enderlin Tournament on Saturday.
Babe Ruthâ€™s junior coalition found themselves in Saturdayâ€™s Fifth-Place Game after falling 7-3 to Enderlin and 11-1 to Northern Cass in Fridayâ€™s Pool B action at Enderlinâ€™s Hendrickson Field, â€śThe Palace on the Prairie.â€ť
Neither alcohol nor speed were considered to be factors when a 92-year-old Valley City pedestrian was injured Sunday after being hit by a pickup.
Rita Weber was struck by the Ford F150 while she was in a crosswalk of Central Avenue North and Sixth Street Northwest in Valley City at about 6:20 p.m.
Weber was walking south on Central Avenue North and was crossing Sixth Street Northwest when she was struck, according to Valley City Police Chief Fred Thompson. For reasons unknown, the driver of the pickup failed to see the Weber in the crosswalk.
Faith Lutheran Church, which was destroyed by arson last October, has been torn down and a new structure will be rebuilt across the street to the east where Smith Lumber Company currently stands. Read more in Friday's Times-Record.
Barnes County commissioners are getting impatient, waiting for approval of county officials for working with passports. More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.