May 16th, 2014
The Barnes County jail currently does not have an outdoor recreation area for prisoners, needed to meet state jail guidelines. County Sheriff Randy McClaflin said Thursday the jail stopped using the outdoor recreation area for prisoners, â€śAfter the wind broke off some of the posts (supporting the fence) and broke off some of the privacy netting.â€ť More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
Barnes County residents recently surveyed do not believe alcohol abuse is a serious problem among adults, and they believe underage drinking in Barnes County is less of a problem than it is in other parts of the state. But the statistics imply otherwise.
According to data collected by the Valley City-Barnes County Health District, alcohol use is socially acceptable, and underage drinking occurs and the acceptable age is between 14 and 16 years of age.
Hi-Liner pitching held Grand Forks Red River to three scoreless innings in Thursdayâ€™s road opener, but fell 10-0 in six innings before yielding the late game 15-0 in six after 12 fourth-inning runs.
Red River jumped ahead 2-0 in the fourth inning and scored eight more runs in the sixth.
Roughrider senior Samuel Bye brought in three runs on two of seven Roughrider hits in the first contest, and senior Erik Hanson put up a complete seven-strikeout game.
Valley City sophomore Jordan Magnuson worked five innings for three strikeouts against five team errors.
Hi-Liner junior Jared Lentz qualified for State with Thursdayâ€™s 78 at Kingâ€™s Walk Golf Course in Grand Forks, N.D., from which Valley City came away with ninth place for two event points at 341.
â€śThe team struggled a bit today in conditions that were a bit chilly, but not very windy,â€ť Valley City head coach Buff Murray said.
Freshman Levi Nix shot an 86, sophomore Collin Hoss an 88, freshman Drew Oberlander an 89, senior Dustin Miller a 99 and sophomore Jordan Eggermont a 105.
Nicole Sufficool 23:43
Ryan Coghlan 24:07
Jim McDaniel 26:08
Ashley McFadgen 28:15
Susan Jorissen 28:29
Rachelle Hunt 28:48
Barbara Arbuckle 29:23
Gary Retterath 29:42
Cynthia McFadgen 30:12
Jack Jordan 30:23
Mikey Meester 30:23
Andrea Nelson 32:07
Nadja Johnson 33:23
Kate Curnes-Ramos 33:27
Armando Ramos 33:29
Ken Reid 34:21
Lori Thompson 34:55
Katie Pudas 35:14
Kandace Arbuckle 35:45
Christy Fliflet 37:53
Pat Egeberg 40:21
Brenda Gehlhoff 41:06
Tim Jordan 41:28
Ashley Horner 42:16
Lynae Klemisch 42:17
Reid Nelson 43:20
Valley City State womenâ€™s basketball coach Jill DeVries announced Wednesday that Brooke Brommenschenkel has signed a letter of intent to attend classes at VCSU and play basketball for the Vikings this fall.
Brommenschenkel, a 5-foot-7-inch shooting guard, completed her high school career at Norman County West (Minn.), where she is the schoolâ€™s all-time leading scorer with 1,451 points.
Valley City State senior offensive lineman George Trujillo and senior defensive back Pathen Asuncion have been voted 2014â€™s team captains by their teammates following the conclusion of spring practice, and two more captains will be named after fall camp.
Trujillo, an El Paso, Texas native, human services and psychology major and two-time All-Conference selection, returns from his 2013 team captainship.
Connie Reiten, newly named director of the Valley City State University Community School of the Arts, said Tuesday, â€śI am really looking forward to the challenge. (the current director) offered the position to me, and asked me if I was interested.â€ť More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Some new events are planned for this year's Rally in the Valley community days weekend. In addition to the Relay for Life taking place that weekend, new events are the Mighty Thomas Carnival and live music following the second annual mud bogs.
More in Thursday's Times-Record.