1949
Melvin Olson opened his new Hi-liner Café and ice cream store at 826 Main Street.
Protests against what they considered inadequate storm sewers were made to the city council by property owners.
Larry Bonaventura was the new owner of the Piller Theater.
The Valle City Assembly of God at Eighth and Conkling was dedicated.
The new swimming pool opened. M. H. Strandberg was general manager. A hot sun beamed down as the pool opened.
Robert Montgomery and Bette Davis starred in “June Bride” when the modernized Piller Theater opened.
More than 100 blocks of sewer mains were cleaned in the city after serious damage by heavy rains.
Prizes totaling nearly $400 were given at the city Lions Club Flower Show.
Earl Olsberg and Tom Nix were route planners and lead the Sheyenne Riding Club on a wood and hills tour.
T. S. Henry sold his Barnes County Abstract and Henry and Henry Insurance Agency to Roy Gillund and A. F. Fir, formerly bankers in Nome.
Dr. Cecil Ireland was elected president of the Central District, ND Dental Association.
Steven’s Shoe Store opened.
Land O’Lakes opened in a new building on Front Street after Rolly Gessner and his crew brought in heavy equipment.
Dr. Paul Reslock, Devils Lake, opened an optometry practice in the city.
A 30 bed addition to Mercy Hospital was constructed.
Sixty business and professional men became members of the Sheyenne Valley Rodeo Association.
J. M. Leegard and Jake Smith were chairmen of a campaign to complete raising funds for construction of the Sheyenne Hospital.
New street markers were being installed throughout the city.
Lloyd Triebold sold his California Fruit Store to Frank Beal and bought the Silver Dollar from G. J. Christianson.
Mrs. Helen Anderson purchased the What-Not-Shop from Anna G. and May Baillie. She was former owner of Mac’ Band Box.
Culligan soft Water Service in the city was sold to William Lorenz by Roger Hovde.
Nearly 1,000 teachers attended the district NDEA meeting here.
Andrew Fritch harvested 250 bags of onions from a third of an acre near the city.
Fred King was given a 50 year service badge by the city fire department.
The Lutheran Home for the Aged held an open house to show need of expansion. The home was filled to capacity with 50 occupants.
There were 58 undefeated and untied football teams in the nation October 21. One of the teams was STC.
Howard Langemo was Joseph and Melvin Olson played Pharoah in a Biblical play sponsored by the Kiwanis club.
The First Lutheran church observed it 70th Anniversary.
Registered Chester Whites were auctioned at the Winter Show building, with 18 breeders consigning animals.
Roy Ployhar was elected Dinner Club president.
The Bison Freight Line opened a new terminal building in Valley City.
Valley City’s high school band was in new uniforms, completely paid for by funds raised by band mothers.
There were 50 candidates for the VCHS basketball varsity.
Ida Bisek Prokop Lee completed the clay model of Chief Drags Wolf, last of the Hidatsa tribe of western North Dakota.
Grand opening of the $300,000 Foss Drug and Medical Center took place December 3.
Mrs. Dale Thorson reopened the Rudolf Beauty Shop.
First unit of the Sheyenne Memorial hospital would be constructed in the spring of 1950, said Carl V. Olson, board president. More than $100,000 had been raised for the hospital.
The newly formed Choral Club of 40 voices gave a Christmas Concert.
“Moon” Mullins, former Notre Dame star, spoke at the Viking Recognition banquet.
Lester DeKrey joined the Soil Conservation District
Here
. Herman Osen, Carpenter Lumber Co. manager,
invited people to tour the new home built to sell for
$6,000.
Mr. and Mrs. D.W. Clark observed their 70th
wedding anniversary.
A suggestion to last-minute
shoppers was to buy a Service Record Book of World
Wars I and II.
The street department got a “bouquet” for work in
street clearing after a January storm.
William Arthur
Lydell of VCSC was chosen to be a guest of the New
York Symphony on a broadcast Jan. 16 from New
York.
Mrs. R.O. Miller received an order from Puerto
Rico for the Miller bread slicer.
Valley City led the state by a wide percentage in
building permit increase. The gain over the previous
year was 236 percent. Reserve Bank figures also
showed the city as leading all other cities in the district
in department store sales gains in December. The T-R
had set a new record in advertising lineage the same
month.
A fast-dwindling supply of coal*”for the municipal
plant was being conserved as lignite mining areas
were blocked by snow. With four carloads of coal
arriving, the supply was enough for 10 days.
The
Assembly of God congregation bought a church at
Engievale and moved it here.
William Baribeau,
Rolette, was transferred here to assist the soil conservation
district.
Gorman King celebrated the first anniversary of his
seed plant located on Front Street.
The Fifth Army’s
Disaster Force “Snowbound” was mobilizing in 12
North Dakota counties.
Milton Myhre, 12, was the new
“assistant” to A.M. Paulson, Winter Show secretary,
putting in a full day at the job. J.P. Smith was elected
president of the N.D. Retail Lumberman’s Association.

All booth space in the armory was rented for the
Winter Show.
Major improvements were completed in the David
George Hotel, formerly Manoles Motel.
Valley Hotel on
Main Street completed a renovation project. Miss
BeBe Shopp, Miss America, called Valley City
“adorable” when she appeared at the Winter Show.
More than 3,000 attended the “American Beauty
Revue.”
Almost 3,000 meals were served during the Winter
Show banquet.
Lucille Clancy was elected president of
the N.D. 4-H Institute.
Valley City barbers announced a drop in haircut prices from $1 to 75 cents.
The city council voted $4,500 towards installation of lights at the city baseball park.
The One in One Hundred Club was formed to get additional funds.
LaRae Robertson was N. D. DeMolay queen.
Green Valley Laundry was opened by Ben Torguson.
Arthur F. Nelson, Livingston, Mont., leased the
Davidson Machine Shop.
Being an artist on the prairie
was described as an adventure by Ida Bisek Prokop.

Five major projects were the swimming pool, a new
theater, Co-op creamery, the enlarged Land O7 Lakes
plant and Green Valley Laundry. Hruby Cleaners,
Olson Motor Co., Peter Oil Station, Koehler Building,
Clock Lounge, Duffy Garage and a drive-in ice cream
shop were other new or remodeled projects.

The Valley City-Langdon bus line was reopened.
A
memorial erected in memory of Msgr. John Baker was
dedicated.
Installation of lights for the night baseball
system began. William Fagerstrom opened a new
building for his blacksmith and welding shop!

Bruce Grotberg opened a cabinet shop in the Kindred
Hotel.
An 1849 covered wagon was on display as an
additional feature of the first baseball game under
lights here. The lighting system, not fully completed,
failed in the second inning.
Paul Bjornson had 60
horses at his riding academy.