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March 16th

VCPR archery class starts shooting

March 16, 2012

It’s a Tuesday night, the sun is getting ready to set, but down in the basement of the City Auditorium, a group of children ranging in age from eight to late-teenagers were starting up a class run by Valley City Parks and Recreation.
But unlike your typical basketball or flag football class, this one requires a little more safety instruction.
“These aren’t toys,” instructor Jill Christensen told the class, “They’re weapons.”

March 13th

Viking baseball finds offense in Ariz.

March 13, 2012

In the eight games leading up to the Valley City State University baseball team’s spring break trip to Tucson, Ariz., the Vikings fared well enough offensively but only scored more than five runs in one of those games.
So in that sense, the team lit things up to open the trip, which lasts until Friday.
The Vikings opened the tournament with games Sunday against the Illinois Institute of Technology and Norwich (Vt.) University and had no problems getting things going. The Vikings combined for 36 total hits and 35 runs.
VCSU beat Illinois Tech 17-6 and Norwich 19-6.

March 12th

Litchville's Smith brothers enjoy riding for hometown crowd

March 12, 2012

Working the rodeo circuit, it's rare that Taryl and Tate Smith have a chance to showcase their talents for a hometown crowd.
For that reason, the annual North Dakota Winter Show PRCA rodeo gave the Litchville brothers a reason to be excited.
"It's one of the nicest feelings in the world," said Taryl, 22. "You want to impress them more than you want to impress anyone else."
For the two, the crowd had no issue being impressed as each of them hopped on a large bull, got released from the chute and hung on as well as they could.

Maple Valley girls take fourth at Region 1 tournament

March 12, 2012

In the Region 1 Girls Basketball Championship in Lisbon Thursday night, The Maple Valley Raiders fell to the Northern Cass Jaguars by a score of 52-63.
The matchup was for third place honors in the tournament. Standout Rylee Nudell finished with 20 points for the Raiders, and Cassie Pautz contributed 15.
The Raiders had 12 fouls and 11 turnovers in the contest.
In the Region 1 championship game, the Kindred Vikings defeated the Central Cass Squirrels 51-57.

Upset averted: VCSU women lose late to No. 3 Ozarks

March 12, 2012

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — It was hard to miss the passion that the Valley City State University womens basketball team had on the court during Thursday’s 57-51 loss to No. 3 College of the Ozarks (Mo.) in the opening round of the NAIA Division II Womens Basketball Championship at the Tyson Events Center.
At times, even the opposing team seemed surprised at the challenge the eighth-seeded and unranked Vikings put forth in a game that wasn’t decided until the final two and a half minutes.

VCSU women keep focused entering NAIA tournament

March 12, 2012

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — As Valley City State University womens basketball coach Jill DeVries sat in a seat Wednesday at the Tyson Events Center, it marked one of the more noticeable differences from her team’s first trip to the NAIA Division II Womens Basketball National Championship tournament.
Two rows below, the team watched Cal State San Marcos, who beat the Vikings in the A.I.I. Championship tournament, play in its opening round loss to Davenport.
“We’d be getting nervous right now,” DeVries said.

March 9th

BC airport gets 2011 award

March 9, 2012

The Barnes County Municipal Airport on the southern edge of Valley City has received the “2011 General Aviation Airport of the Year” award, said Tim Thorsen, president of the Airport Association of N.D.

The award was presented by the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission.
The award was presented March 6 at the Upper Midwest Aviation Symposium held in Bismarck. The award is sponsored by the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission in conjunction with the Airport Association of N.D.

This award is for excellence in maintaining safety, project management, and community awareness.

“Raking in” a family tradition

March 9, 2012

As far as roots go, Cal Schaefer is literally, and figuratively, rooted firmly in place at the North Dakota Winter Show.

“I’ve had a booth right here since ‘73, in the same exact spot,” Schaefer said, pointing to the ground of the Main Exhibit building.

Schaefer began working at the show in 1963 doing general labor.

“I worked in the barns, wherever they needed help: cleaning, setting up all the rodeos and stage shows.” The job didn’t pay very well, as Schaefer recalled, “It was only a dollar and a quarter an hour.”

VC seeks PD chief applicants

March 9, 2012

As of Wednesday, the city has received 11 applications for the open Valley City Chief of Police position.

City Administrator David Schelkopf reported that the opening was posted ten days ago, but that no local candidates have applied for the job so far. All current applicants are from out of state.

“It looks like a couple others are talking about it locally, I just had a city officer come in and talk to me about it yesterday, so I’m pretty certain there will be local people applying for this position,” he said. ‘We’re going to have a large group of people to look at.”

Barnes County Water Resource District Board meeting agenda for March 12

March 9, 2012

The Barnes County Water Resource District Board will meet Monday, March 12, in the Barnes County Highway Department Conference Room.

The meeting will take place at 8 a.m. instead of the regular time of 9 a.m.

AGENDA
Call to order
Revenue & Expenditure Report
Minutes
Stewart-Anderson Assessment Drain
Steele County Snagging & Clearing
Upper Sheyenne Retention project report
Tile Drainage permitting-policy discussion

Drainage complaints:
Meadow Lake Township-
Ten Mile Lake-inspection reports

Board member reports:
Project reports:
Meadow Lake
Sanborn Lake

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