Archive - Sep 10, 2013
A garden honoring Mindy Morgenstern is still blooming seven years after she was murdered in her off-campus apartment in Valley City.
Morgenstern was a 22-year-old Valley City State University senior when she was strangled and stabbed to death by then-Barnes County jailer Moe Gibbs Sept. 13, 2006.
To honor Morgenstern, several Valley City people created a memorial garden in the spring of 2007. Dan Preston was one of the individuals who helped establish the foundation of the garden with his gifts and labor.
The public is invited to a free air show Saturday at the Barnes County Municipal Airport, said Shawn Anderson, chairman of the Barnes County Airport Authority.
The show, which will be put on by Paul and Jarrod Lindemann, fixed base operators for the airport, will start at 6 p.m. and last for about 20 minutes, said airport Manager Mike Lerud.
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.
A new nutrition club has opened in Valley City. Amanda Goplin is an independent distributor of Herbalife, operating her business out of Valley Nutrition, located at 341 Central Avenue North.
Goplin said the goal of the nutrition club is to help people get healthy by developing a plan for members' different needs. In addition to selling Herbalife products, the club has a personal wellness coach available and will be starting fitness clubs and a weight loss challenge.
Read more in Tuesday's Times-Record.
On Monday, North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger announced he has received a proposed petition to ask state voters to OK a requirement that school classes start after Labor Day.
Jaeger said the proposed initiative was proposed by Kelly Heinert of Mandan and Linda Striebel of Bismarck, and has 25 sponsoring committee members.
More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.
More than 100 motorcycles and riders rode from Valley City Sunday for the annual Red Knights 9-11 Memorial Ride. Read more in Tuesday's Times-Record.
The NFL Punt, Pass and Kick program, returning for its 52nd year, tests the skills of young student-athletes, boys and girls, ages 6-15, in their ability to punt, pass & kick a football.
NFL=PPK encourages more communities to get involved in this program.
Any community group - or even a school - may sponsor the program at no cost.
To register to host a local competition, visit www.nflppk.com, click on HOST A LOCAL COMPETITION and follow the instructions.
For more information about the program, contact North Dakota Coordinator Duane Zwinger at (701) 652-1752 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Valley City High School's offense exploded for a 57-27 win at Dickinson Trinity on Friday night after being shut out against Dickinson in Valley City the week before.
Quarterback Jared Lentz completed 6 of 9 passes for 102 yards and two touchdowns for a 178.9 passer rating.
Jack Jenson caught two passes for 22 yards and a score. Rodriguez took his lone catch of the night 44 yards for a score.
Shane Ost ledÂ men's competition on Sunday with a 71 on Day 1 of the Lake Region State Invitational on Sunday. Bismarck State College's Matt Schirado and Laramie Keplin of United Tribes Technical College tied at 72 for second place.
Tyler Stevens tied for 4th with a 75, Ben Sorenson and Beau Diegel entered a 7th-place tie at 78, and Darren Young took 9th with a 79.
Day 2 began in the rain Monday at 9 a.m.
Ost finished 3rd on a rainy Day 2, Sorenson, Stevens and Young tied for 7th, and Diegel took 10th.
The Viking men's team took 2nd overall.
Derek Elliott of Valley City State was selected as a North Star Athletic Association Football Player of the Week, the NSAA announced Monday.
Elliott ran for a career-high 266 yards, the second-highest single game total in VCSU football program history, in the Vikings' 56-28 loss to NAIA No. 1 Morningside University on Saturday.
Elliott averaged 11.5 yards per carry and recorded touchdown runs of 77, 64 and 23 yards, as well as a successful 2-point conversion.
Noah Gabel of Valley City and Matthew Trader of Grand Forks won the North Dakota Horseshoe Cadet Doubles Tournament championship in a three-way tie playoff, finishing first in Class A.
Gabel turned in the high game of the class at 60%, and turned in another 53.33% game.
Trader completed two 50% games.