August 19th, 2013
"I feared for my life, I feared for my girlfriend's life, there was nothing else I could do different," said Nathan Preston, a man who fired several shots at a pair of pit bull dogs from a .40-caliber handgun last month at his home in Valley City.
Preston has filed a $25,000 suit in small claims court claiming that his right to defend himself has been violated because police confiscated two of his weapons after the incident, even though he only fired one of them that evening, he said.
Valley City resident Lloyd A. Nelson will be honored Aug. 25 in Mandan, when he will be inducted into the North Dakota Railroad Hall of Fame in a special program at the North Dakota Railroad Museum.
The public is invited to the museum from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. for Railroad Days, a day full of special activities.
More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
The name of one of the drivers killed in a two-semi crash near Litchville last week has been released by the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
Allen Tofsrud, 46, of Leeds, N.D., died on the scene Wednesday after the crash that claimed the lives of both drivers.
Read more in Monday's Times-Record
Two Litchville-Marion students, one from Litchville and one from Dickey, were passengers in a one-car crash that killed the driver, Micah Wagner, 18, of Fullerton.
Wagner, along with four passengers â€“ Dylan Eull, 21, of Verona; Daniel Haugen, 18 of LaMoure; and two minors, ages 15 and 14 â€“ were northbound on a gravel road about 2.5 miles south of LaMoure. Wagner lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle entered the east ditch, went through a fence, into a pasture and overturned, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
Two women were seriously injured in a multi-vehicle crash Friday in Valley City.
Sandra Burchill, 69, and Geraldine Knutson, 65, both of Valley City, were reportedly seriously injured in the incident which took place on East Main Street and Second Avenue at about 5 p.m., according to Sgt. Troy Wolf of the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
The granddaughter of local couple Lon and Sharon Sinness has been signed to a record label and will begin recording country music in Nashville later this month.
Caitlin Sinness, 11, known by her stage name Caitlin, is the daughter of Candy Sinness, who is the daughter of Lon and Sharon.
Lon was a crop duster for over 20 years in the Dazey area, and Candy attended school in North Central, now known as Barnes County North.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will complete a periodic inspection of Baldhill Dam, located northeast of Valley City, N.D., early next week.
â€śEvery five years we do an intensive periodic inspection of the dam,â€ť said Rich Schueneman, manager of the dam for the Corps.
Schueneman said three engineers including a geotechnical and mechanical engineer â€świll come on site and walk all over the structure to identify any changes or issues.â€ť
Read more in Friday's Times-Record.
As of Thursday, Friends of the City Park Band Shell had raised $53,900 in cash toward the estimated $150,000 cost of building a new foundation for the historic structure in City Park, said Becky Heise.
She estimated the total cost of the project will be about $150,000.
Along with the donations, Heise said the group has applied for $32,500 in grants. If all the grants are awarded, the group would be more than halfway to its goal at $86,400.
Read more in Friday's Times-Record.
Nathan Preston, who became embroiled with law enforcement on July 28 after he fired several shots at a pair of pit bull dogs with a .40 cal. handgun, has filed a $25,000 lawsuit in small claims court claiming false arrest and that city officials have violated his right to defend himself by confiscating two of his weapons including one he claims was not used in the shooting.
Jeremiah Komrosky, Valley City, caught an 18-pound northern "somewhere in the Sheyenne," mid June.
Komrosky, who works at Valley City State University, said as he was reeling the fish in, it felt like a log going down the river.
"As I was reeling it in, I could actually see it and as it got to the shore, it took a big leaping jump towards me," he said.