January 25th, 2013
I love shoes. Any kind of shoes, sneakers, flats, boots, whatever. But my first love is high heels. I own heels in every color and shape. I have purple stilettos, black wedges, and pink pumps. I own shoes with round toes, flat toes, peep toes, and toes so pointed I had to buy a size larger to accommodate my foot.
My obsession with shoes started early. When I was little, I had foot problems and had to wear ugly orthopedic shoes. I always had two pairs, one in black and one in brown.
Vikings Sweep Dakota State
The Valley City State University basketball teams swept Dakota State University Thursday night in Madison, S.D. The No. 24 Viking men won 63-54 and the No. 25 women won 57-54.
The women had a 29-22 lead at halftime, but allowed a late run by the Trojans to make it a 3-point game. The Viking women shot only 10-34 in the second half and had only four points from Brittany Lehner, who snagged 10 rebounds.
Katie Ralston led Valley City with 17 points and Kelsey Hunter had 10.
When the Valley City High School Hi-Lites dance team readies a routine for state, the end result is usually a product of months of works.
Months of dancing in Valley City's Studio 29 and the Hi-Liner Activity Center. Months of watching tape, looking for the little details. Months of competition, where crucial feedback is given.
But when the Hi-Lites perform their hip hop routine Saturday at the second day of the North Dakota Association of Dance and Drill's State Championships, it will be the first time the routine is done for judging, the results of a late-season audible.
Special to the Times-Record
Nutrition, Heart Disease, Cholesterol and You, a 1-1/2 hour class sponsored by Barnes ON THE MOVE, will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Feb. 7, in the Valley City Public School Administration Building, 460 Central Avenue North in Valley City. Everyone is welcome.
The class is free for ON THE MOVE members, $6 for non-members with scholarships available.
Barnes County Parks, primarily Clausen Springs Recreation Area and Little Yellowstone Park made more than $26,000 in revenue in 2012 making it a record year.
A steady stream of people including seniors, adults and children streamed into the Valley City Rotary Clubâ€™s annual Pancake Dinner Tuesday evening at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post.
After diners were initially served a meal of pancakes, sausages, syrup, and a choice of coffee, water or milk, Rotary Club members went table to table offering seconds to those who wanted more, along with pouring coffee.
The meal was served from 5 to 7 p.m.
â€śIt was very successful,â€ť said Dick Gulmon, a community affairs committee member of the Rotary and an organizer of the event.
With a growing oil patch in western North Dakota and the Fargo-Moorhead area expanding, the entire state of North Dakota has been recognized for its growth and low unemployment numbers lately. According to two articles published in the Times-Record Forbes recently ranked North Dakota third on their annual Best State for Business and Careers list, and in November North Dakota was ranked the best run state in the nation by the annual 24/7 Wall Street study.
Yet another city in the state has been recognized for its excellence â€” and this time, itâ€™s right here.
The Barnes County Commission approved allowing Theresa Will, Executive of City-County Health, to purchase new video conferencing equipment using funds from the Center for Disease Control for the City-County Health Department during its regular meeting on Tuesday.
According to one of the CDCâ€™s stipulations, equipment purchased with CDC funds can only be used by the health department. Currently, other departments use the equipment including the Barnes County office of the North Dakota State University Extension Service.
VCSU Women Drop in NAIA Poll
The Valley City State University womens basketball team dropped 12 spots in the sixth NAIA Division II womens basketball coaches' poll, released Tuesday.
The Vikings are ranked No. 25 in the new poll, down from No. 13 last week.
They trail in-state opponent in the rankings, including Jamestown College (No. 14) and Mayville State (No. 20), which earned its first national ranking since the 2007-2008 season.
1. Indiana Wesleyan 21-1
2. Concordia (Neb.) 18-2
3. Morningside (Iowa) 18-4
4. College of the Ozarks (Mo.) 17-3
5. Eastern Oregon 21-2
Red River 46, Valley City 21
106: Cole McGough, VC, def. Trey Larimer 7-0; 113: Rodell Johnson, RR, pinned Logan Erlandson, 1:33; 120: Jakob Ashline, VC, won by decision, 15-10; 126: Sean Murphy, RR, pinned Jonathon Langer :53.
132: Chase Christian, RR, pinned Jake Tangen 1:36; 138: Mark Miller, VC, def. Malek Larimer 5-2; 145: Gunar Hanevold, RR, major dec. Evan Carroll 17-3; 152: Shane Undem, VC, pinned Ben Trenne, 4:35.