May 19th, 2014
Leave campaign signs alone, say both Valley City Police Chief Fred Thompson and Barnes County Sheriff Randy McClaflin. McClaflin said Thursday he had received reports from several people, â€śThat there has been vandalism to campaign signs in town.â€ť More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
Barnes County North students will get a first-hand look into the world of manufacturing thanks to a $48,665 North Dakota Education Technology Council (ETC) Classroom Transformation Grant.
No. 3 Regional seed Hi-Liner girls tennis won a trip to State on Thursday in Grand Forks, N.D., and will face West No. 2 Bismarck Century in Thursdayâ€™s first round at the Bismarck/Mandan Area Tennis Courts.
Valley City took the No. 3 East seed with a 4-1 first-round win over No. 6 Fargo North, a 2-3 second-round setback to No. 2 West Fargo, and a 3-2 State Qualifier triumph over No. 5 Fargo Shanley.
Top seed Grand Forks Red River took the East championship, 5-0, over West Fargo.
Valley City State sophomore Jessica Meland will compete in the Hammer Throw at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Outdoor Track and Field National Championships, May 22-24 in Gulf Shores, Ala.
Meland, of Harvey, N.D., qualified with a school-record throw of 50.29 meters (164 feet, 11 inches), which put her 16th in a field of 27 National Championship throwers, at April 18â€™s Northern State Invitational in Aberdeen, S.D.
Hi-Liner softball won two of five games between Friday and Saturday, losing 8-7 to Fargo Davies at home on Friday before trouncing Grand Forks Red River 11-0 in six innings and 11-5 at home before falling 5-1 and 12-2 in five innings at West Fargo on Saturday.
Read this story in Monday's Times-Record.
Hi-Liner gymnastics has announced season awards:
Freshman Taylor Johnson is the MVP, junior Abby Brown the Most Dedicated, sophomore Brienne Roehrich has the Best Attitude, and Hannah Sorensen is the Hardest Worker.
Valley City won the Eastern Dakota Conference team championship and took eighth with 136.050 points (35.483 Vault, 31.450 Bars, 33.567 Beam and 35.550 Floor), the best performance of any East Region team, at Feb. 28-March 1â€™s State Meet in Bismarck, N.D.
The Valley City State University Community gave its official farewell to outgoing President Dr. Steve Shirley, during a two-hour open house Wednesday in the Skoal Room of the student center. More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
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.