Archive - 2012
Valley City High School Student Nicholas Lee, under the guidance of Edith Wagar, has earned the degree of Premier Distinction, the National Forensic Leagueâs highest degree of student membership.
A degree of Premier Distinction reflects sustained excellence in classroom activities, competition rounds and service projects.
Students may earn points in six separate categories: speech, debate, congress, service, district and national.
BALDHILL CREEK, N.D. â The Barnes County Water Resource District Board tabled a discussion on supporting a proposed study for a dry dam on the Baldhill Creek after hearing from several landowners in that area who opposed it.
The Baldhill Creek site and another near Cooperstown were identified last summer in a study conducted by West Fargo-based Moore Engineering as two sites that could retain a significant amount of water from entering Ashtabula Lake, which lies upstream from Valley City, behind the Baldhill Dam.
After watching the effects of a methamphetamine epidemic sweep across the state in the middle of the last decade, State Senator Larry Robinson knew something had to be done to alleviate the damage caused by the dangerous drug.
Today, a rehabilitation center bearing Robinsonâs namesake is celebrating six years of success in helping treat addictions to meth and other substances.
The Valley City School Board approved the proposed 2012-2013 school year calendar (attached) at Monday's regular meeting.
A delay in the passage of a federal highway bill may put a kink in the cityâs plans to finish the Ninth Avenue Northwest reconstruction project in a timely manner.
The Valley City City Commission met in a special meeting Friday to nail down its options for the shortened construction window caused by the funding delay, which has already dashed any hopes of finishing the entire project in 2012.
UpStage Productions, in cooperation with MTI, presentsâŠ
A collaborative effort between UpStage Productions, Inc., Music Theatre International, and VCSUâs Community School for the Arts Childrenâs Choir
When: Friday, April 13th and Saturday, April 14th at 7:30 nightly
Where: Washington Elementary School gym
Tickets: Adults-$8, Students-$6.50. Available at the door
County Road #22(old #10), West of State #1 at the blinking light and East of the City of Sanborn, will be closed from Wednesday, April 11th 2012 until construction is completed. We anticipate completion date to be July 14th 2012
VCSU golf wins title
The Valley City State University golf team had to share the team title at the Dickinson State Spring Invite Wednesday and Thursday at Heart River Golf Course in Dickinson, but it was history making, no less.
The title, which the Vikings shared with Jamestown College, was the teamâs first since the sport returned in 2009.
The Vikings had three golfers finish in the top four, including an individual championship by Taylor Henrickson, who shot a 152. He shared the championship with Jamestownâs Jack Bietz.
Itâs a warm Wednesday afternoon, and six-year-old Rebekah Kauffman is sitting on a couch next to her mother, Misti, at the familyâs house in north Valley City.
A bundle of energy, Rebekah isnât one to keep still for a minute â frequently glancing around for one of her siblings, then laughing and showing off her bright smile.
But as sheâs asked questions, goes quiet, opting for quick, one-word answers.
âYou donât have to be this quiet,â Misti tells her. âYouâre never this quiet.â
Nor is she that shy.
By almost any measure, Valley City State University pitcher Ryan Shaw kept it simple in Thursdayâs 11-2 win over Dickinson State University, the second game of a double header between the teams.
âI was throwing fastballs and curveballs, trying to hit my spots,â Shaw said.
Simple as it sounds, it worked. The Blue Hawks were limited to four hits and two runs, only one earned, helping the Vikings split the first two games of a four game series. Dickinson won Thursdayâs series opening game 6-2.
The teams play again today at Charlie Brown Field with a double header starting at noon.