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Sept. 26 local digest

September 25, 2012

VCSU Hall of Fame Banquet Friday
Tickets are on sale for the Valley City State University Hall of Fame banquet, which is being held Friday as part of the school's homecoming festivities.
The banquet is being held at the VCSU student center starting at 5 p.m. with a social hour. The banquet starts at 6 p.m.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased from the athletic office. For more information call 845-7161 and ask for Deb.

Truck Violations Up in 2012

September 25, 2012

More overload fees have been handed down to truck owners and operators by the North Dakota Highway Patrol so far in 2012 than in all of 2011.
The NDHP said as of Sept. 18, troopers have cited 1,295 overload violations, which amounts to $2.1 million overload fees alone, compared to $1.9 million in 2011. The agency has also found a number of safety violations as well.

Excessively heavy vehicles that exceed the state limits cause damage to roadway surfaces, which in turn causes potential hazards for motorists.

Faith in Action Picks Up Coats for Kids

September 25, 2012

After hearing the news that after 25 years there would no longer be Coats for Kids Project in the Red River Valley, Faith in Action’s advisory board knew they needed to keep this project going locally.

“Through the partnership with Essentia Health Clinic and local physician and businessman Paul Diegel, we are assured it will happen,” said Faith In Action director Vicki Grafing in a release.

Wildfire Risk Up Across the Nation

September 25, 2012

The National Fire Protection Association issued a nation-wide warning late last week about an amplified risk of wildfires. The NFPA said after some of the hottest and driest weather on record, this year’s wildfires are larger than in past years, and homeowners in communities throughout the nation are urged to take action to reduce the risk of home and property loss.

‘Mammoth Cabbage’

September 25, 2012

Heidi Harris/Times-Record
Bill Cruff of Rogers grew a 31 pound head of cabbage over the growing season. He planted the cabbage he got from Bettin’s in March, and in September, he found the biggest head of cabbage he’s ever grown—what he calls a “mammoth cabbage—in his garden.
Cruff said he plans to give the cabbage to the food pantry, but not before bringing it to the Sheyenne Care Center to show the residents. He plans to wheel it around in a wheelchair.

Really Big Bear

September 25, 2012

Special to the Times-Record
Clay Elliot of Sanborn shot this 6-1/2 foot arctic grizzly on the first day of a 10-day hunt Aug. 31 on the south slope of the Brooks Range in Alaska, about 260 miles northeast of Fairbanks.

Hi-Liner Hall of Fame announces 2012 class

September 25, 2012

The Hi-Liner Hall of Fame committee is pleased to announce the induction class for 2012. This group of seven individuals and one team will be recognized during the VCHS homecoming parade and the homecoming football game on Friday, September 28.

Below are the 2012 Hi-Liner Hall of Fame biographies:

1971 Girls Golf Team

Hi-Liners sweep Wahpeton in regional play-in match

September 25, 2012

Before the Valley City High School tennis team took the court in Monday's Eastern Dakota Conference tournament play-in match with Wahpeton Monday, the players on the team had a meeting by themselves.
It was a meeting that senior Ricky Paulson admitted got him a little emotional, as he thought about what could be the seniors' last match. But by the end, the Hi-Liners were all business.
"We knew what we had to get done," Paulson said.
Get it done, they did, as the Hi-Liners swept Wahpeton 5-0 to advance to the EDC regional team tournament Thursday in Grand Forks.

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