May 27th, 2014
Valley City State sophomore Jessica Meland, of Harvey, N.D., competed in her first National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Womenâs Hammer Throw Championships in Gulf Shores, Ala., on May 15, where she fouled on her first and third attempts but landed 24th place on her second throw, which sailed 45.33 meters (148 feet, 9 inches).
Melandâs 45.33 meters was shy of her personal-best 50.29 meters (165 feet) set at the Northern State Open on April 18.
A pair of untimely hits derailed No. 2 Valley Cityâs plans for a second straight State appearance.
Fargo Davies freshman Mercedes Swansonâs two-run eighth-inning double lifted her No. 6 Eagles to a 2-0 semifinal upset on Friday, then Shanley senior Marissa Schonsâs two-run double in the seventh scored two for the No. 4 Deaconsâ 2-1 State Qualifier comeback on Saturday.
Read this story in Wednesday's Times-Record.
Valley City Boy Scouts join about a dozen parade entrants in the city's annual Memorial Day parade to honor the nation's fallen heroes.
What in the World Is Going On? will provide an opportunity for readers to make both a list and a case for one of their favorite books 7 p.m., June 5, at the Vault, 223 N. Central Ave., Valley City. More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Developers still plan to build a McDonalds in Valley City, though some red tape from the state slowed construction.
According to Dave Andersen, Valley City Building Inspector, developers are in the process of obtaining permits for the new restaurant, which is planned off Winter Show Road behind the Wagon Wheel Inn near KLJ. Before a building permit can be issued, the state of North Dakota needs to approve plans for storm water waste disposal.
According to Andersen, this permit was delayed, but a request was made to expedite the process. The plan should be approved soon.
Hi-Liner junior Clarissa Olson and 8th-grader Reagan Ingstad are State Tennis Doubles runner-ups after vanquishing East champion Grand Forks Red River freshman Maddie Anderson and junior Alexis Caoili 6-4, 5-7, 6-2 in the semifinal, and falling 6-2, 6-2 in the title match to West champion Bismarck St. Maryâs seniors Alicia Beck and Mary Roller.
Valley City's Rich Plecity rescued a Fargo teenage girl from possible drowning Saturday while walking his dog Saturday in Fargo. Plecity, owner of Rich Plecity Excavating, said Thursday, âA young girl in a swimsuit jumped off a bridge on the south side hanging onto a rope.â More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
Children and many adults may have Monday off for the Memorial Day holiday, but Valley City and Barnes County will be filled with events recognizing the contribution of service people.
Valley City will have its annual Memorial Day parade, and memorial services will be conducted at cemeteries in and near Valley City and around Barnes County.
Scott Crump, Barnes County Veterans Service Officer, said Thursday memorial services will be conducted at the following cemeteries:
*8 a.m. Hillside Cemetery â Eagles Auxiliary
*8:15 a.m.St. Catherine Cemetery â American Legion Auxiliary
During a regular meeting of the Valley City City Commission Tuesday, commissioners approved a shared-use path along Main Street from I-94 Exit 290 on the west end of the city. Read more in Friday's Times-Record.
A new committee has been formed to come up with plans for starting a library foundation to manage and encourage private donations for the library, said Phil Leitner, a member of the library board of directors and the committee looking at setting up a foundation. More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.