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ND Author Writes of Returning Home

January 31, 2013

Clay S. Jenkinson left North Dakota in 1973 for college, and while he visited frequently, he didn’t move back to his beloved home for 25 years. The North Dakota he left had changed, it was not the same “clunky wheat state of his youth.”

Jenkinson had changed too.

“Am I still a North Dakotan?” he asked himself in the essay “Clay Jenkinson: a Native Son’s Letter from the Plains,” one in a book of Jenkinson’s essays that began as columns in the Bismarck Tribune.

VCHS Snow Week Royalty Crowned

January 31, 2013

TOP: Valley City High School’s 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.

VCSU Students Sponsoring Daffodil Days

January 31, 2013

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 Forward’s Deb Kohler decided to pass the torch after three years of chairing the event for the bank.

During the American Cancer Society’s Daffodil Days, donors are given daffodils in appreciation of their contributions.

Girl Scouts Selling Cookies

January 31, 2013

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.

“The opening day (Feb. 9) we’ll be at the basketball game” at Valley City State University, and a booth will be set up at one of the grocery stores in Valley City.

“The girls are allowed to go door-to-door to sell the cookies, so you’ll probably see a lot of that coming up,” Steele said.

Strong 3s Help VCSU men beat Jimmies

January 31, 2013

VCSU men 69, Jamestown 64
JC 23 41 — 64
VCSU 32 37 — 69

Top performers:
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.

1st Half Woes Hurt VCSU Women vs. Jamestown

January 31, 2013

Jamestown women 81, VCSU 64
Wednesday at Osmon Fieldhouse

JC 47 34 — 81
VCSU 22 42 — 64

Top performers:
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.

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