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4/12 local digest

April 12, 2012

VCHS baseball loses
The Valley City State University baseball team lost a double header Tuesday at home to West Fargo.
The Hi-Liners lost 16-0 and 19-1. The team had no hits in the first game, but had one run on three hits in the second game.

VCHS softball loses
The Hi-Liner softball team was no-hit on the road Tuesday in a 10-0 loss in five innings to West Fargo.
Valley City kept it close early, trailing only 4-0 after the third inning, but the Packers put it away with five runs in the fifth inning. The offense was hitless, drawing one walk.

Sporadic pitching problems hurt VCSU in sweep to NSU

April 12, 2012

With a big four-game series against Jamestown coming up this weekend, the Valley City State University baseball team used a different pitching strategy than it normally would in a double header sweep to NCAA Division II Northern (S.D.) State University.
Instead of starting one guy and keeping him in as long as possible, the team constantly rotated pitchers, splitting the 14 total innings amongst 10 different pitchers. None stayed in longer than two innings.

Achieve, Open Door Center, tobacco usage and you

April 12, 2012

Open Door Center is a member of the Barnes County ACHIEVE. ACHIEVE is the acronym for Action Committee for Innovation and EnVironmental Change.

The local partnership was organized in 2010 for the purpose of reducing chronic diseases in Valley City and the surrounding area by pursuing local Policy, Systems and Environment changes that will more effectively promote good health.

The local ACHIEVE partnership brings together many local organizations representing health care, education , commerce, recreation and fitness, nutrition and special populations.

Public Works loaning VC $1M

April 12, 2012

In a move to solidify the final piece of funding for the upcoming Phase One home buyouts, the Valley City City Commission approved accepting a loan of $1 million from the Public Works electrical department at a special meeting Tuesday.

“We felt that it was time to make a vote on this,” said City Commissioner Matt Pedersen. “The buyout candidates are ready to go.”
“I don’t think we’ve got a choice of where we get the money,” said Mayor Bob Werkhoven, “and the City Attorney has indicated that we are within the law as far as (the loan), so now we can feel our conscience is clear.”

Medora musical starts June 8

April 12, 2012

The Medora Foundation hopes its annual summer musical and the Medora area will be a popular destination for Valley City people this summer.

The musical, now in its 48th year, takes place in the midst of the North Dakota Badlands near the south unit of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park in southwestern North Dakota.

Foundation board President Randy Hatzenbuhler was touring the state this past week, including a stop Monday in Valley City.

VCSU internships offer career experience

April 12, 2012

In the working world, there is the age-old argument of the value of experience versus education, but Valley City State University is providing its students an opportunity to gain both through its internship program.

Marcia Foss, VCSU’s Director of Career Services and Internships said the college tries to identify employers who might be able to provide a work experience similar to what the student is studying.

“It needs to be meaningful work, so they’re not just standing at a copier.”

'Wonka' to bring wonder to Washington

April 12, 2012

"In your wildest dreams you cannot imagine the surprises that await you!" reads the message on Charlie Bucket's golden ticket, which gives him entrance into the Willy Wonka factory and a world of wonder.
Audiences the world over are familiar with the story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and now local audiences will have a golden opportunity to see the story told by young local actors.

Earth Day Celebration at Valley City State University

April 12, 2012

It’s the first Annual VCSU Earth Day Festival will be Wednesday April, 25 6:00pm-9:00pm. It’s free and open to the public.

Earth Day is April 22 and Valley City State University will hold its first annual Earth Day Festival three days later on the VCSU campus.

Venders will offer earth friendly products and demonstrations, they’ll be games for all ages, musical entertainment includes a performance by “Lakota Thunder” an Emmy nominated Native American drum group.

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