1948
Company G’s manpower was cut to 65 and enlistment were banned. Original strength was 180 and about 110 men were in the unit.
Albert Bartz, high school instructor, resigned to take over as director of a proposed Boys Ranch in Cass County.
Dr. Paul Cook shot a 29, seven under par, at the country club here.
The Dakota Press was purchased by the Times Record.
Christ Jantzen’s Courts, with four cabins opened on Third Street West.
A huge Indian burial ground was discovered in an area slated to be flooded by Baldhill reservoir.
James Eckel, one of the city’s all-time athletic greats, became VCHS coach.
A record crowd, estimated at 6, 000 came for the annual Farmers and Merchants Picnic.
Contracts were let for an addition to the District Highway Shop.
Jake Smith purchased Grotte Lumber Company buildings.
Miss Valborg Skorpen, R. N. was elected president of the N. D. State Board of Nursing.
T. S. Henry, who had served at Manila, was elected president of the First N D. Volunteer Infantry at the outfits’s 50th reunion.
Phil Harris and Frank Remley of radio fame visited in the city.
The Pullman, Valley City, entered service on a N. P. transcontinental run.
The municipal light plant broke all records for August power generation. Sold were 1,439, 066 kilowatt hours.
Steps to reorganize the American Legion Drum and bugle Corps began in September.
A rodent control program was put into effect in the city.
The Lee Bowling Alleys, flooded by the Sheyenne, were put back ito condition.
Bus line service between Valley City and Langdon was authorized.
Ground was broken for a new bus depot on Third Avenue and Third Street.
First service in the new church building was held by Our Savior’s Lutheran congregation.
Approved was $200,000 for a new library at STC.
A bus line between Valley city and Bottineau began operations.
STC enrollment was 465, up 52.
Hiring of an architect to draw blueprints for the proposed Sheyenne Hospital was approved.
Blacktopping of new No. 10 through the city was completed.
A Barnes county Soil Conservation District was organized in the city.
Dr. Phog Allen, nationally famous basketball coach, spoke at the STC clinic.
Edgar Miller opened a jewelry store in the city.
Herman Stern was elected president of the Red River Valley Boy Scout Council.
Seven celebrity speakers were booked for the dinner Club, a new city organization.
New shrine clubrooms in the Fidelity savings and Loan basement were formally opened.
A.M. Paulson, Bismarck, was appointed secretary of the city Civic and Commerce Association. He had served in the job for some years before moving to Fargo for an OPA position.
The city’s new “Basketball Bowl” was formerly opened with Mayor Curtis Olson shooting the first basket.
Coach Willis Osmon had planned and supervised the building of the new physical education building built on the former college Farm west of the Sheyenne River.
There were 25 veterans enrolled and a waiting list of 70 for the Farm Training Program in the city.
Spenningsby Brothers moved Northern supply Store to a new location.
Kohler Oil company opened a new building.
Olson Motor Company opened in new quarters on Highway 10.
There were 2,500 telephones in service in the city, said I. H. Anderson, NW manager.
Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Clark marked their 69th anniversary.
Valley City earned a berth in the national American Legion basketball tournament at Jeffersonville, Ind. In April by defeating Jamestown. Wally Graalum scored 11 points for the winners.
Bids wer opned for 74 modern light standards and equipment for the new whiteway system along the new highway to the city.
Major Woodrow Gagnon was elected president of a Reserve Officers unit.
Foss Drug observed it 25th anniversary in April and the owners announced plans for construction of an addition.
Valley city was fighting the worst flood since 1882.
Purchase of folding bleachers for the city auditorium and installation of White Way on the new highway no. 10 through the city were authorized.
Mercy Hospital participated in National Hospital Week noting that 5, 065 patients had been admitted in a year and that 546 babies had been born at the hospital in 12 months.
Contracts for $650,754 were awarded for the new Highway 10 through the city. Construction in Valley City and the county topping the $2 million total. Stage Two of Baldhill Dam was ot cost over $1 million. Highway No. 10 relocation in the city was the largest project here.
The Fair Store, continuing under the ownership of Karl J. Olsen, marked its 40th anniversary.
Plans were announced for paving about 40 blocks in the city.
Mrs. Alice D. Walker became acting postmaster in the city, July 1, succeeding Charles K. Otto.
About $1,000 was netted at a free public auction sponsored by the Civic Club at the Winter show grounds. A Model T went for $43.00.
January 1 marked the 55th anniversary of organizing of Wesley Methodist Church, formerly the Norwegian Danish Methodist Church. The Rev. Wilson Johnstone was pastor.
The Rev Thomas Nugent began his 25th year as city pastor.
Gordon K. Gray, Wilton, purchased Enterprise Seed Co.
Rudy Kent, of Kent’s Studio, opened what he termed the “First complete Kodak finishing plant in the city.”
Plans for reorganization of the School of Nursing connected with Mercy Hospital were completed.
Earl Kruschwitz was supervisor of city League and Church League basketball.
Larry Iverson came from McIntosh County to succeed R. B. Widdifield, who had resigned as Barnes County Agent.
R. J. McHattie was acting master at the City Scales after death of Arthur Ratzlaff.
Dr. E. B. Crosby, Oriska, joined the Valley City Clinic.
Lee’s Market on Main Street marked its 50th anniversary of operation February 19.
Phil Jarvis and Frank Boughton purchased the Howard Gould building on Front Street to enlarge their blacksmith shop.
Toastmasters International organized a chapter in the city, with Frank Leussen as toastmaster.
Miller Brothers were called upon daily for air transportation service as highways were blocked by snow.
Leegard Auto and Oil company added the Diamond T truck agency.
Clinton Anderson, U. S. Secretary of Agriculture, and formerly president of Rotary International, spoke at a Rotary meeting here.
A record price of $4,000 was paid for the first Hereford bull offered at the Winter Show auction.
Mrs. Lucille Pomeroy Moe became the Times Record society editor.
Valley City’s VFW post was making arrangements to have a pictorial history of Barnes County war veterans published.
Dr. J. W. Gilsdorf, formerly of New England, opened a medical practice in Valley City.

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