Archive - Jan 2013
Clay S. Jenkinson left North Dakota in 1973 for college, and while he visited frequently, he didnât move back to his beloved home for 25 years. The North Dakota he left had changed, it was not the same âclunky wheat state of his youth.â
Jenkinson had changed too.
âAm I still a North Dakotan?â he asked himself in the essay âClay Jenkinson: a Native Sonâs Letter from the Plains,â one in a book of Jenkinsonâs essays that began as columns in the Bismarck Tribune.
TOP: Valley City High Schoolâs snow week royalty waits to find out who will be named king and queen at the coronation ceremony Wednesday at the Hi-Liner Activity Center. Pictured, left to right, are Steven Horner, Cassidy Wendler, Devon Liljenquist, Michaela Scherr, Kyle Knutson, and Destiny Winkler.
BOTTOM: VCHS Snow Week queen Cassidy Wendler, right, laughs as king Devon Liljenquist gives a royal wave to the crowd at the coronation ceremony Wednesday at the HAC.
The student body at Valley City State University has officially taken over sponsorship of the Valley City 2013 Daffodil Days campaign, said Michaela Halvorson, secretary of the VCSU Student Senate.
Halvorson, a freshman, said VCSU Science Professor Hilde van Gijssel proposed students pick up the responsibility from Bank Forward.
Bank Forwardâs Deb Kohler decided to pass the torch after three years of chairing the event for the bank.
During the American Cancer Societyâs Daffodil Days, donors are given daffodils in appreciation of their contributions.
Local Girl Scouts will soon begin their annual cookie sales again. Quiana Steele, new Daisy troop leader, said her girls, ages 5 and 6, will have booths set up all around Valley City.
âThe opening day (Feb. 9) weâll be at the basketball gameâ at Valley City State University, and a booth will be set up at one of the grocery stores in Valley City.
âThe girls are allowed to go door-to-door to sell the cookies, so youâll probably see a lot of that coming up,â Steele said.
VCSU men 69, Jamestown 64
JC 23 41 â 64
VCSU 32 37 â 69
JC: Davon Thomas 19 points, 10 rebounds; Mark Hoge 17 points.
VCSU: Sekani Milligen 17 points, 5 rebs; Aaron Duske 13 points
Despite holding the lead nearly the entire game in Tuesday's 69-64 win over Jamestown College Wednesday, the No. 22 Valley City State University mens basketball team struggled with one thing: Rebounding.
Jamestown women 81, VCSU 64
Wednesday at Osmon Fieldhouse
JC 47 34 â 81
VCSU 22 42 â 64
JC: Hannah Steele 17 points, 6 assists; Bridget Schuneman 14 pts.
VCSU: Brittany Lehner 17; Alyssa Hummel 14 pts; Courtney Titus 6 rebounds
For better or worse, rivalry games tend to bring out plenty of unexpected moments.
Wednesday at W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse, the No. 24 Valley City State womens basketball team was on the wrong side of the equation in an 81-64 loss to No. 15 Jamestown College.
The 24th annual North Dakota State Pinochle Tournament returns to Valley City Feb. 16 and 17 at the Valley City Eagles Aerie.
The event, sponsored by the Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce, is designed as a weekend of fun and friendly competitive play.
Chamber Executive Vice President Dawn Riley said, âWe encourage you to also bring some friends along with you who havenât been here in a while.â
Chamber Office Administrator Kay Vinje said this yearâs entry fee will be $50 per team or $25 per person. The deadline for signing up will be 5 p.m. Feb. 14, Vinje said.
KLJ, Valley Cityâs engineering firm, recently completed a traffic study on the corner of 12th Avenue and Seventh Street SE. The area is located on the end of Winter Show Road, just north of the interstate. The intersection has heavy traffic from employees at John Deere, which is located on the east side of the intersection.
Valley City City Administrator David Schelkoph said that the results of the study signify that if the two-way stop signs on that intersection were to be reversed, traffic flow would increase by 37 percent.
The Valley City Rural Fire Department Board of Directors voted unanimously to continue with efforts to form a fire district at its annual meeting on Tuesday.
VCSU vs. Jamestown
Wednesday at W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse
5:30 p.m. women, 7:30 p.m. men
Note: VCSU has announced that the game will be a "White Out." VCSU fans are encouraged to wear white gear to the games.
The games can be streamed at Vikings.vcsu.edu. The Times-Record will have scoring updates at Facebook.com/VCTimesRecord and Twitter.com/VCTimesRecord
No. 24 VCSU
Brittany Lehner: 11.82 points per game, 5.5 rebounds per game
Katie Ralston: 10.76 points per game, 4.33 rebounds per game
No. 15 Jamestown