June 30th, 2014
Rita Weber, a pedestrian struck by a pickup truck last week in Valley City, died of her injuries Monday afternoon.
Weber, 92, was walking along Central Avenue North and was in the crosswalk at Central Avenue North and Sixth Avenue Northwest when she was struck by a Ford F-150 driven by by Robert J. Mittleider, 32, of Valley City on Sunday, June 22.
According to Valley City Police Department Chief Fred Thompson, Weber was transported to Mercy Hospital by ambulance, and later transported by Life Flight helicopter to Sanford Hospital in Fargo.
The lot at Eighth Avenue SW and Second Street SW where a house owned by Dale Knudson stood until Thursday will soon become a parking lot for new trucks being sold by the Perkins vehicle dealership. More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
Gasoline prices have risen in Valley City from about two weeks ago, when the average price for unleaded gas with 10 percent ethanol added was $3.49.9 per gallon. More in Monday's Times-Record.
Caitlin Sinness, granddaughter of Lon and Sharon Sinness of Valley City, will perform at the Barnes County Courthouse Wednesday for the Park and Recreation's summer music series. Caitlin recently recorded a pop county album in Nashville and will perform songs from that album at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 2 on the Barnes County Courthouse lawn.
At 7:36 a.m. Monday Barnes County announced that Barnes County Road 22 at Hobart Lake was closed due to high winds and waves. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes.
Valley City State University menâ€™s basketball coach Jeff Kaminsky announced on Friday that 6-foot-1-inch guard Marcus Weeks of Yuma, Ariz., has signed a letter of intent to attend Valley City State and play basketball for the Vikings this fall.
A three-year starter and Gila Ridge High Schoolâ€™s leading scorer in 2013, his senior season, Weeks averaged 14.3 points, 5.1 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 2.8 steals per game as he helped Gila Ridge High School to a 17-11 record this season.
June 14 saw the very first Valley City Alumni Tennis Tournament that featured over 23 past players from teams including Valley City State varsity, the Valley City State Viking Club, Valley City High School, the Valley City Tennis Association and Valley City Parks and Recreation.
The final matches were not completed due to rain. Money raised from the event supports Valley Cityâ€™s tennis programs and facilities.
North Dakota State College of Science confirmed that the body recovered in the Red River north of Breckenridge, Minn., is that of missing student Andrew Sadek.
Sadek, 20, is a Valley City and Rogers area native.
" Our thoughts are with John and Tammy Sadek and their entire family," the college said in a release. "The NDSCS campus community shares in their grief. Andrewâ€™s loss has touched all of NDSCS, the communities of Wahpeton-Breckenridge, and a great many individuals throughout the state and region."
The Valley City-Barns County Public Library is offering reading youth a little something extra this summer â€“ yard signs. More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
The Tasty Treat Drive-In, a Litchville landmark for years, has opened for the season, and dining facilities for customers have been added, said owner Vera Walker-Boyle Thursday. More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.