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December 12th

Domestic Abuse, Surprising Stats

December 12, 2012

In Barnes County last year 720 people were victims of abuse. A total of 783 people in Barnes and surrounding counties. Of those, 638 adults and 38 children were victims of domestic violence. Another 31 adults were victims of sexual assault and 82 adults were victims of other types of abuse including terrorizing, assault, stalking, menacing and harassment According to the Abused Persons Outreach Center, Inc.

And those are just the cases that are reported. According to Michelle Grebel of the APOC domestic abuse is a silent crime because it’s so under-reported.

December 11th

VCHS Routs GCC in BCT Opener

December 12, 2012

After losing its first game of the year to Wahpeton Friday, the Valley City High School boys basketball team was determined to come out strong in the opening game of the Barnes County Tournament Tuesday at W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse.
The Vikings did just that, beating Griggs County Central 66-40 in the opening game of the tournament.

Maple Valley Takes 1st Step in BCT Three-Peat

December 12, 2012

For the Maple Valley High School boys basketball team, the 2012 Barnes County Tournament isn’t just about winning a title as much. Rather, the Raiders are defending a legacy after winning the championship the last two years.
Tuesday at Osmon Fieldhouse the Raiders had a successful start to the 2012 tournament, beating Finley-Sharon/Hope-Page 65-36 in the tournament’s opening contest.
“We want to be back in that championship game on Saturday night, and that’s what we talked about,” Maple Valley coach Jay Kocka said. “Step one is complete, step two will be Thursday.”

VC Parks and Rec Seeks Board Member

December 11, 2012

The Valley City Parks and Recreation District is looking for people interested in a seat on the district board opened up by the resignation of a member.

Taylor Jacobson, district director, said “a Parks and Recreation District board member resigned, and we’re looking for letters of interest by people wanting to fill it.”

Jacobson said the appointment to the open position will run through June of 2014.

Jacobson said the seat was held by Brent Gustafson, who resigned because he moved outside city limits.

APOC, School Kids Plan Unique Project

December 11, 2012

The Abused Persons Outreach Center, Inc. in Valley City needs toilet paper to give to families in need, and second-graders at Jefferson Elementary School hope to collect enough of it to build a Christmas tree at the school on December 18.

Assuming each student brings in one roll of toilet paper, the tree could include 111 rolls.

Rabid Cat Found in Jamestown

December 11, 2012

People who may have been exposed to a rabid cat in Jamestown last month should contact the North Dakota State Department of Health.

The cat was found Nov. 30 by local animal control authorities close to the Tesoro gas station at 2015 Eighth Avenue S.W. in Jamestown. The adult female cat was an orange and white tabby with long hair and was declawed.
The cat tested positive for rabies at the North Dakota Department of Health’s Division of Laboratory Services on Dec. 6.

VC Christmas Bird Count Starts Dec. 19

December 11, 2012

Valley City’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Valley City Wetland Management District office is looking for Valley City and Barnes County residents to participate in a Christmas Bird Count Wednesday, Dec. 19, said Terry Gwilliams, range technician.

December 10th

VCHS Girls Outlast Wahpeton in Season Opener

December 10, 2012

For the first game of the season, it had the feel and intensity of a playoff game. Wahpeton guard Lachelle Bumgarner shot the lights out with 38 points, but Valley City didn't back down. Four Hi-Liners scored in double digits as Valley City escaped with a 83-78 road win Saturday afternoon in double overtime.
" It would have been a long week to lose tonight, especially a game like this. This is a huge boost," Valley City coach Jim McDaniel said. "(It was) a very exciting game. I wasn't expecting to go a couple of overtimes."

VCSU Wom Win 8th Straight

December 10, 2012

Special to the Times-Record
The No. 19 Valley City State University womens basketball team's defense was on display Friday as the Vikings beat Trinity Bible College 78-45 in their eighth straight win this season.
Trinity Bible shot the ball well in the first half, jumping out to a 6-0 lead on back-to-back 3-pointers to start the game, while shooting 4-6 from the 3-point line in the first half to keep within reach at halftime.
However, the Vikings turned up the defensive pressure in the second half and forced 26 turnovers in the game and out-rebounded the Lions 46-26.

Shooting Struggles Stifle VCHS Boys

December 10, 2012

The Valley City High School boys basketball team did plenty of things right in its 49-43 season-opening loss to Wahpeton Friday at the Hi-Liner Activity Center, but at times, the ball just didn't seem to want to go in the hoop.
"They rebounded hard, they played defense hard. I thought we outhustled them and we outworked them, but our shooting percentage, we just couldn't overcome that," VCHS coach Scott Hurlimann said, citing a combined 7-20 performance at the free-throw line and 2-18 from the 3-point line. "We have to shoot better."
It was shooting that often seemed contagious.

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